User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030415 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030415 Some of the newsgroups I'm subscribed to require that a post has Distribution: local in the message headers. I've been going through the account settings and newsgroup properties several times but I can't seem to find anything relevant. Am I overlooking something? Thanks. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
For those who don't know what the distribution header is, here is a short description: <http://newsflash.concordia.ca/public/faqs/distribution.html>. I couldn't seem to find any other bugs on this in bugzilla. Confirming as RFE.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: No Distribution: local option? → [RFE] No Distribution: local option?
The Distribution header may be added to the header part of the mailnews compose window by adding the mail.compose.other.header backend pref. For example, to make the Distribution header appear, you'd add the line user_pref("mail.compose.other.header","Distribution") to your user.js file. (If you're not familiar with how to set backend prefs, see <http://www.mozilla.org/start/1.0/faq/general.html#1.5>) Note that this only makes the header editable when composing...you still need to add the value (in this case, "local") on a case-by-case basis. Having a default header value applied to every message is bug #61520. If this bug is simply for the ability to edit the Distribution header during composition, it should be resolved invalid. If it's for the default header value, it should be duped against bug 61520. Reporter, please clarify.
Well yeah, like you said, now I get to select "Distribution:" and enter "local" manually, which is already a big help, but what would be really convenient is an option to set a default value for "Distribution:" for every newsgroup, with a standard preference + dropdown rather than a manual config edit. So I guess this is still a RFE as far as I'm concerned... But thanks, you've already been a great help!
basiclly this is a wontfix. you can add your own header via http://securemailer.ch/docs/mozilla_header.html
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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