Can't add another reply to already answered thread (reply to self)

RESOLVED INVALID

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RESOLVED INVALID
a year ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: diggest, Unassigned)

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Description

a year ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/49.0.2623.112 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

I want to add supplement to an email I already sent. It should include my previous answer as quote.


Actual results:

I can't do this in current Thunderbird interface easily. If I go to the sent folder there will be no "smart reply" option, and if I just use reply button it will create an email with me in "to" field.


Expected results:

If you press reply button to a message from sent folder it should put your pen pal email to the "to" field. Or at least it should be an option to use smart reply button there.

Comment 1

a year ago
What you're describing is "reply to self" and that generally works. The reply doesn't go to you but to the original recipient instead. If there are multiple accounts/identities you might have to set the preference mailnews.reply_to_self_check_all_ident in the config editor: Tools > Options, Advanced, General.

Updated

a year ago
Summary: Can't add another reply to already answered thread → Can't add another reply to already answered thread (reply to self)

Updated

a year ago
Component: Mail Window Front End → Message Compose Window
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Comment 2

a year ago
Yes. Setting mailnews.reply_to_self_check_all_ident solved the problem. It should be set to true by default.
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Comment 3

a year ago
Or it should check the account used to send the mail I reply to at least. The described situation is very common and Thunderbird works very counterintuitive here.

Comment 4

a year ago
(In reply to diggest from comment #2)
> Yes. Setting mailnews.reply_to_self_check_all_ident solved the problem. It
> should be set to true by default.
Yes, I've been thinking that. Would you like to file a new bug for that?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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