User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021123 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021123 Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Make sure you've got a couple of e-mail accounts installed 2. File a message in the "local folders" and press "reply" Actual Results: The From field contains the first e-mail address in the list of accounts (this isn't necessarily the same as the first one in the drop-down) Expected Results: If the To-field (or CC) of the original message contains an e-mail address that's the address of one of your accounts, then this address should be automaticly selected in the From-field of your reply.
This works for me with trunk build 2003010205 on Windows 2000. I sent myself a couple of emails from different adresses (some of which I don't have an email account for) and did what you explained. Everything worked like it should.
I just checked this with the latest nightly (sorry, thought I did so before posting but messed up the upgrade) and still see this problem. Maybe I should explain more clearly what I see: 1. I send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org 2. Once received and read I move this message to a folder I once created as a subfolder of "Local Folders" called "personal". 3. I open the message in the folder "personal" and click reply. 4. I would like the from-field to automaticly be "email@example.com", but it isn't because firstname.lastname@example.org just doesn't happen to be the first e-mail address in my list. I have to manually select email@example.com from the dropdown.
I see this behavior. But replying to a message in the local folders uses your default account, not simply the first in the list. It sounds like the request is for some intelligence in choosing which From: address to use, beyond just picking the default. I couldn't find any duplicates.
"some intelligence in choosing which From: address to use" probably is the best way to point out what I'm after. My suggestion would be something like this: - If you reply to a message stored in the inbox of a mailaccount then the from-field should be the e-mail address of that account - If you reply to a message stored somewhere else, check To and CC-fields for e-mail addresses for which an account is installed in Mozilla. - If one is found, use it as the From-address. - Else, use the default e-mail account for the from-address.
Not sure if this can be the same bug, but the same might apply to what happens when you right-click an e-mail address in the headers of an e-mail and choose "Compose Mail To" and maybe even also when you click on an e-mail address in the body of an e-mail. Or am I just asking for too much? Summary of this bug should probably be updated if this can be the same bug. Feel free to do so.
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An alternative: allow a default 'from:' mail account to be set for each folder under Local.
> allow a default 'from:' mail account to be set for each folder under Local. this is bug 166293
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noticed bug 18906 when a fix was checked in... See also followup bug 228980. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18906 ***
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