When composing an email and you click 'Save' the priority setting of the email is not saved. When you bring the message back up from your draft box the priority reverts back to normal. Return Receipt settings are saved but not priority.
This is still true, as tested in Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030516 Confirming.
*** Bug 209036 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
bug 240675 deals with this same issue. This bug is simple to reproduce. In fact none of the "Options" are saved. Not when saved as a "Draft" or as a "Template". Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1) Open a new e-mail message. Enter an e-mail address, subject, and some text in the body. 2) Then check any of the menu Items under "Options" Return Reciept Format Priority 3) Save the e-mail as a template or draft. 4) Close the e-mail compose window. 5) Open the template or draft message. 6) Now check the Return Reciept, Format, and/or Priority Options. All of these value are the default values. Nothing was saved. Actual Results: The status of the Options (Return Reciept, Format, and Priority) were lost. Expected Results: The status of the Options should have been saved.
Here's a little more info on this bug: Yes this bug is still reproducable. The priority flag is saved properly, but it is not read back in when you open the template/draft. Here is a snip from the template file in my mail folder X-Priority: 1 (Highest) X-Mozilla-Draft-Info: internal/draft; vcard=0; receipt=1; uuencode=0 As you can see the priority flag is 1 but when I open the template the priority menu item is not checked. Moreover, when the message is sent, the priority flag is set back to normal. I know this is not a "critical" bug, but how many other options and settings are not being read back in when opening a template/draft? HINT: There are many! proirity format encoding return receipt security(encrypt) None of these are read back in from template/draft file. Here's the problem. I compose an email then set the security to encrypt the message. I get busy, save the email as a draft. When I finaly get back to my email, I oepn the draft, read it over and send. OOOOPS! I just sent then email unencrpted because my email client didn't set the proper flags. This bug should be elevated to a security risk.
I know this bug is old, very old, but may I must ask this question. Why it called a template if it does not store settings such as: format, security, priority, and return receipt? Call it a To:Subject:Body saver. Or a "You must still click all the options and settings but we'll save the to field for you" widget. But don't call it a "Template", that's misleading. You know what the most annoying part about this bug is? All the information above is save to the template file but not read back in when the template is opened. Ok. I'm done with my rant.
duping to bug 146075. I think bug 83412 covers the other issues raised.