From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020310 BuildID: 2002031008 I used to be able to type in a From: when I composed a news message, but now (with 0.9.9) I can only select from a list. When composing news I like to type in an address with nospam in it. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Compose a news message 2. 3.
Assignee: ducarroz → varada
We've never had the ability to specify at compose time any account other than those which you've previously setup. Where, exactly, could you type 'from' into? We have Reply-To and Follow-Up-To, but no From widget.
The ability was there. Maybe it was a bug in the widget that allowed typing when it wasn't supposed to, but I liked being able to type. I just deleted some of the older versions on my hard drive, but I still have 0.9.8 and I'll see if that one lets me type.
This ability is never intended. The specs: http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/specs/accounts/ http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/specs/compose/ clearly show a widget which allows for drop-down selection of a previously made account. You can create a email@example.com accountname if you wish, and then select that at compose time.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
That's an ugly workaround, especially since there may be one-off occaisions for using it, like unsubscribing from an email list that has you as a different email address. I had to do that recently and I used the pine roles feature. I'm changing this to enhancement and reopening.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: INVALID → ---
Summary: Can't type in From: when composing news → Should be able to type in From: when composing news/mail
rfe it is, then.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
*** Bug 132617 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 87987 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago → 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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