RFE: Optional warning when replying to message with Reply-To different than From



MailNews Core
16 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: jonathan.courtney, Unassigned)


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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016

I use Mozilla mail to follow mail from several mailing lists.  Some of these
lists automatically set the Reply-To of all messages sent to the list to be the
mailing list address itself.  Most do not -- so replies go to the sender, as is

As a result, one has to be very careful when composing off-list replies... it is
necessary to check to see whether the reply-to has changed the recipient of the
message or not.

It would be very handy if there were an optional warning that would pop up
whenever you hit the "reply" button and the reply-to of the original message is
different from the sender.  It seems to me that this would elliminate replies
intended to be private that accidentally go to the whole world.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Product: MailNews → Core
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Comment 2

13 years ago
This RFE is old, but I still think it would make a great enhancement to a mail client like Thunderbird.
Component: MailNews: Composition → Message Compose Window
Product: Core → Thunderbird

Comment 3

13 years ago
*** This bug has been confirmed by popular vote. ***
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 4

12 years ago
This bug was filed before TB existed. It should either remain as core as set by myk, or be changed to suite; in either case, preventing divorce of this bug's age from the product filed against. If the latter, TB should have its own new bug.
Component: Message Compose Window → MailNews: Composition
Product: Thunderbird → Core


10 years ago
Assignee: ducarroz → nobody
QA Contact: esther → composition


10 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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