Open Bug 1148850 Opened 8 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Should offer to (auto-)save changes to the display name of a recipient address in composition to the address book

Categories

(Thunderbird :: Message Compose Window, enhancement)

31 Branch
enhancement

Tracking

(Not tracked)

UNCONFIRMED

People

(Reporter: thangalin, Unassigned)

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:36.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/36.0
Build ID: 20150306140254

Steps to reproduce:

1. Compose a new e-mail.
2. Type in the e-mail address of a known contact (having a last name).
3. Change the last name.
4. Send the e-mail.
5. Repeat steps 1 - 4.


Actual results:

The e-mail is sent both times, successfully.

On the subsequent composition to that same e-mail address, the old (incorrect) contact name appears.


Expected results:

After changing the name of an existing contact in the composer, the address book should be updated so that subsequent messages sent to the same individual use the revised contact information.

Note that this could have a dialog that prompts the user, asking them to confirm the change. Said dialog prompt could have a checkbox that allows the user to disable subsequent notifications for the same edit.

(Aside, when importing e-mail addresses from GMail, a number of the contacts contain a superfluous quotation mark due to a bug with the import process. Users should not have to open the address book just to fix a typo, remove unwanted characters, or change someone's name [for whatever reason, such as marriage or picking a new legal name]. Effectively, programs should not lose data the user puts into the system; in this case, the contact was purposefully revised and the change subsequently discarded.)
Summary: Save revised e-mail address → Save revisions to e-mail address contact name
Type: defect → enhancement
Severity: normal → N/A
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: x86_64 → All
Summary: Save revisions to e-mail address contact name → Should offer to (auto-)save changes to the display name of a recipient address in composition to the address book
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