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when replying Messenger normally adds a " <name> wrote on the <date>" I would like this line to be customizable, preferably on a indiviul account basis
Assignee: phil → nobody
Summary: ability to change the "quoteline" → [HELP WANTED] ability to change the "quoteline"
Whiteboard: [HELP WANTED]
Target Milestone: M20
Actually, we normally add "<name> wrote:", but I can see some utility in having this be customizable. Adding to the help wanted list, and cc'ing alecf on the multiple account angle.
This should preferably work with parameters, like the old Fido readers. $1 = name $2 = date $3 = newsgroups $4 = origanization $5 = subject so the user can define something like $1 on stardate $2 sendt $5 via subspace channel $3
changing QA assigned to email@example.com
Summary: [HELP WANTED] ability to change the "quoteline" → Ability to change the "quoteline"
Whiteboard: [HELP WANTED]
Target Milestone: M20
*** Bug 30484 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The dup bug has some comments about configuring this in the prefs. Note, that both suggestions and not exclusive. If somebody wants to implement it: The current code is at mozilla/mailnews/compose/nsMsgCompose.cpp, line 1139 - 1176.
*** Bug 91579 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 141583 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
See also bug 78101, make the reply line customizable with preset options.
If anyone want to do this, it's at: http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/mailnews/compose/src/nsMsgCompose.cpp#1710 case 4: // XXX implement user specified header
*** Bug 158709 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 93939 [details] screenshot of mailer with different style for text of different authors This is FidoNet mail reader GoldEd. It can automaticaly quote with prefix like first letter of name and second name, and separate quote from different authors with dofferent colors
I think not only header, but every quote line can be customizable, like in fido readers. Then message with nimber of squtial quotes can look like this -------------------------------------------------------------------------- OC>>> Subj. Atceros, ka k╞dreiz bija kaut-k╞da adrese... Vai vel ir? OC>>> WWW nepiedav╞t. AK>> #######@sms.tele2.lv AK>> #######@sms.baltcom.lv AR> Man liekas, ka ¤╪s adreses derёs tikai gad╪jum╞, ja cilvёkam ir Zelt╞ AR> Zivti╖a. Man ir Tele2 pieslёgums un SMS netiek s▌t╪t╞s caur e-pastu. AR> Vёl diviem cilvёkiem ar╪. Kur ir problёma? Nezinu k╞ ir ar tele2, bet lmt lai varёtu sa╖emt sms no e-maila, vispirms ir j╞atїauj to dar╪t. To izdara aizs▌tot sms "mail on" uz numuru 9915 (ja atmi╖a neviї) AR> Vёl viens jaut╞jums: k╞ one.lv s▌ta SMS t╞, lai taj╞s attёlotos AR> telefona numurs, nevis IP? Vai ar saviem spёkim neizdosies to AR> izdar╪t? AR> - tobi¤, man ir interesanti caur ko one.lv s▌ta zi╖ojumus. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There AR, AK, OC - first letters from Name and second name of authors, ">", ">>" and ">>>" - level of quoting. Will be better, if possibly to set different font style for dofferent quote levels. also, look to attachement - golded screenshot. it was very comfortable
Comment for #12 and #13: I agree that would be a nice feature. But afaik all other mail clients would have problems to quote such lines. It was a standard feature in the Fidonet.
This way uses the "The Bat!" mailing programm - the most powerfull mailer at this time (mine and thousands other people's opinion). No problems at all... http://www.ritlabs.com/the_bat/index.html - you can download a trial copy to look how it works.
yes, many of my correspondents using "The Bat!" mailer woth this feature without any problem... OK! a) this feature (quoting with first letters) may be optional b) template fot header, footer, and style separation for different quote level not depend on a)
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
No *really* taking this time
Assignee: nobody → teilo+bugzilla
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
When you are implementing a configurable quoteline it would be nice to have placeholders for common fields like "From:", "To:", "Subject:" and so on, e.g. (examples with header, placeholder and value): From: Stephan Slabihoud (%f %F = %o) %f = Stephan %F = Slabihoud %o = Stephan Slabihoud To: John Archer (%t %T = %o) %t = John %T = Archer %O = John Archer %d = Date %D = Time %n = Newsgroup %s = Subject %% = % A quoteline could be "In a mail from %d, you my friend %f has written to %t in Newsgroup %n:" Some of the placeholders are available in News only of course. Thanx, for taking the bug
I will first aim to get in %d -> date %t -> time %a -> author (full name if present otherwise email) %o -> organisation %% -> % I will later look at splitting author into firstname/lastname. To and newsgroups (one and the same?) will possibly be added last (imagine replying to a message posted 5 newsgroups/emails!)
> To and newsgroups (one and the same?) will possibly be added last > (imagine replying to a message posted 5 newsgroups/emails!) I see no problem here. Just use the name of the group that is active when the user quotes the message. It would be fine to have a placeholder for the recipient as well, for example to create quotelines like: "In a message <from> wrote to <recipient>:"
#20: great, adding %d -> date and %t -> time is just the right way to start dealing with this bug; indeed, besides <name> those field are simply the minimum necessary to keep track of (of the steps in) a discussion all within the <body> of msgs.
*** Bug 212189 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I believe that either KMail or Sylpheed has this functionality already, in case that helps development at all...
*** Bug 91584 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is already possible: // Change the reply header // 0 - No Reply-Text // 1 - <Author> wrote: - Netscape 3.xx/4.xx style // 2 - On <date> <author> wrote: // 3 - user-defined string. Use the prefs below in conjuction with this. user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_type", 3); // If you set 3 for the pref above then you may set the following prefs. // The end result will be <authorwrote><separator><ondate><colon> user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_authorwrote", "%s said the following"); user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_ondate", "on %s"); user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_separator", " "); user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_colon", ":"); Taken from <http://www.geocities.com/pratiksolanki/#mailnews>. Suggest WONTFIX.
If Moz Mail has the ability to do it then I think this bug should be adding UI for it to configure it unless the default is changed to be something that contains the date of the previous mail. Thoughts?
Vidar Braut Haarr: Please, see to http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=93939&action=view , posts 13, 19 - and see the differences.
changed job shortly after taking this bug and haven't done any work on it since so reassigning default owner.
Assignee: teilo+bugzilla → mail
QA Contact: pmock
So nobody is working on this? Pity!
A UI workaround is the Newsworthy extension that adds a tab to the Options/ Preferences dialog. This is a transient fix as the Dev can loose interest. Nit with present prefs is a single "%s" placeholder is used for three distinct variables. Are there any other variables that do not seem to be documented? I strongly believe an ability to cite the message ID of news post being replied to should be insertable into the reply header. This is a feature of many newsreaders. Given that some MessageID patches have landed in core, can they be tapped for this and have the ID be a clickable link to the posting.
Shouldn't this be MailNews: Composition rather than Message Display? There is also MailNews Core bug 171822 with its various dependencies, not considering comment #12 though on annotating the quote bars with names. (In reply to comment #31) > Nit with present prefs is a single "%s" placeholder is used for three distinct > variables. Are there any other variables that do not seem to be documented? No, not that I know of. Those prefs are fed into nsTextFormatter::smprintf() which is essentially applying the C-style printf() syntax ("%s" = string).
(In reply to comment #12) > Created an attachment (id=93939) [details] > screenshot of mailer with different style for text of different authors bug 330566
(In reply to comment #32) > Shouldn't this be MailNews: Composition rather than Message Display? > Display seems most correct. However the summary would be more accurate if it read: "Provide UI to customize attribution line of quoted content in message pane." The Extension named in Comment #31 has not been maintained and is no longer a workaround for missing UI tab in Options/Preferences dialog. Further more, inclusion of more text fields is desirable. Particularly the Msg ID field for News attribution.
Created attachment 611785 [details] Composition preferences in SM 2.10 (In reply to Vidar Haarr (not reading bugmail) from comment #26) > user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_type", 3); As an update here, note that this preference setting is now available in the "Composition" settings after bug 694514, so that's a partial solution to the initial problem for which this bug was opened.
(In reply to rsx11m from comment #35) > Created attachment 611785 [details] > Composition preferences in SM 2.10 > > (In reply to Vidar Haarr (not reading bugmail) from comment #26) > > user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_type", 3); > > As an update here, note that this preference setting is now available in the > "Composition" settings after bug 694514, so that's a partial solution to the > initial problem for which this bug was opened. Yes, but the other ones are still only available from about:config Since comment #26, one more type has been added (new type 3, _authorwrote _separator _ondate _colon). See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Reply_header_settings#Preferences for details In addition, Type 4 is supposedly "User defined" according to the C++ code but currently not foreseen by the SeaMonkey Preferences UI and, if used, gives the same result as type 1.
Summary: Ability to change the "quoteline" → UI to change the "quoteline" by setting mailnews.reply_header_* preferences
Whiteboard: [2012 Fall Equinox]
Looks like the backend for this is created in bug 107884. This bug can be used for the UI part.
Depends on: 107884
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