User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:47.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/47.0 Build ID: 20160604131506 Steps to reproduce: I use mailinglists, some of them has a description. The window for editing the mailinglist has these 3 input fields: List name, List alias, Description. When I send a mail to an entire mailinglist, II type the name of the mailing list in the "To:" field Actual results: If the mailing list has a description, I get an error "not a valid e-mail address because it is not of the form user@host." (or sopmething like that. It's because the description is written to the To: field Expected results: Mail shoulc have been sendt to all members of the mailing list.
we've recently gotten others like this
Component: Address Book → Message Compose Window
Yes, I've had a long discussion about this in bug 1296880, but sadly the reporter of that other bug wasn't able to deliver clear steps to reproduce the problem. I've tried to reproduce it and failed. I can get the error reported in comment #0 if I use a description with quotes. Perhaps this reporter here can help us make this reproducible. Note: For a mailing list this should be written to the To: field: test mailing list <test 1 2 3> where |test mailing list| is the list name and |test 1 2 3| is the description. Also note that nothing in the area has changed in 45.x, so I can't understand that "we've recently gotten others like this". Maybe some add-on problem?
See Also: → bug 1296880
I cannot reproduce it. Just tried with a new mailinglist and a few addresse. It worked just fine. I cannot try it again with my usual mailinglist at the moment, since there is a risk, that the mail will actually be sent to many hundred persons. I will try it later, when I have a mail to send.
You can do File > Send Later and have the message placed into the Outbox from where you can delete it without sending it. You can also disconnect the network (pull the cable or disconnect the WiFi) to be double sure.
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