Foward message's header informations look is too busy

VERIFIED FIXED in M15

Status

defect
P3
normal
VERIFIED FIXED
20 years ago
11 years ago

People

(Reporter: fenella, Assigned: rhp)

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Details

Linux (1999-11-09-11 M11)
Win32 (1999-11-09-11 M11)
Mac (1999-11-09-11 M11)
steps:
1. In Seamonkey, from the Inbox folder, select a message
2. Click on the Forward button, and send the message to yourself
3. View the forwarded message

Actual result: In the forwarded message, notice that there is a separate table
describing;

Sender:
Message ID:
Date:
From:
To:
Subject:

Expected result: I expect it to look like that of nova's in which header
information  looks like part of the original message with only Date, From, To
and Subject field.
In addition, a horizontal line separates the original message from the added
forwarded text.

I checked the spec, unable to find information about the forward message.

This applies to all platforms.
Assignee: phil → rhp
Reassign to rhp. Not a B1 issue.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: M13
Easy fix for this...just need to decide what we want. Sol?

- rhp
Summary: Reply message's header information look too busy → Reply message's header informations look is too busy
Rich - not sure what to suggest here. I agree with Lisa that the 4.5 has the
right implementation. Namely, mimic the "normal" envelope information in the
body of the forwarded message, but see questions below.

Questions:

Not sure how close we are in implementing the message envelope to spec, since we
have the problem of not being able to scroll 2 frames at the same time.

Also, will mimicking the envelope in a forwarded message cause problems for
folks with plain text email readers? I just did a "send as plain text" in 4.7,
retreived the message which was in plain text, and noticed that the envelope
information was *pretty*. I like this, and am wondering if this can be continued
in Seamonkey.
I'll mimick 4.7.

- rhp
I added this to the Main Mail spec.  Is it possible to implement as pictured?
The only changes are:

Different alignment of headers. Is this possible?  They take up less space this
way and are less dominant in the message.

Is it possible to not include "References" in the Brief headers?  I think most
users don't have a clue what they mean. (Does this issue belong somewhere else?)

http://gooey/client/5.0/specs/mail/messenger/messenger.html#Forward
http://gooey/client/5.0/specs/mail/messenger/messenger.html#Reply
I think I can make it look like the specs. I'll try to do that.

- rhp
Target Milestone: M14 → M15
Ok, when the tree opens, I will checkin changes that fix this problem. Now the 
reply/forward should look a lot like the spec mentioned in this bug report. 
Also, the separator between the original message and the headers of the 
forwarded message has returned :-)

- rhp
Summary: Reply message's header informations look is too busy → [FIXED] Reply message's header informations look is too busy
Just checked in fix.

- rhp
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Summary: [FIXED] Reply message's header informations look is too busy → Reply message's header informations look is too busy
QA Contact: lchiang → fenella
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Summary: Reply message's header informations look is too busy → Foward message's header informations look is too busy
Linux (2000-02-11-11 M14)
Win_nt 4.0 (2000-02-11-09 M14)
Win32 (2000-02-11-09 M14)
Forward header (and reply too) looks fine.
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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