User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031117 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031117 When quoting in a reply to messages opened in the Search window, the message selected in the directory window is quoted (see bug 187852). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Select a message in the directory window (the "front end"? ... where the messages are listed) 2. Search for messages. 3. Open a message from the search window. (Double click to get a new window.) 4. Reply to the opened message. 5. Quote. Actual Results: The text of the message selected in the directory window is quoted. Expected Results: Quoted the text of the message to which I am replying. I see this in 1.5 and 1.6b. I came across bug 187852, from Jan 2003 (I think). (Oddly, I couldn't find 187852 by searching for "mail quote" etc.) I consider this Major: imagine what might be quoted to the wrong addressee!
You don't need to go thru the Search interface; this symptom can be easily replicated by: Select a message in the thread pane Reply Select another message in the thread pane In the compose window, select Quote Message: The currently-selected message is quoted. Same thing if you simply open a compose window with New Message -- in this case, would you see Quote Message disabled, since there is no "original" message? This may actually be by design, I don't know. I can make the case that some people might want to quote multiple messages within a single reply; this behavior makes that possible. At any rate, it is not major: there is no loss of function. In fact, there is a simple workaround: Make sure the message you intend to quote is the one selected, and be sure to read your mail before sending. Therefore, reducing severity to Minor. http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/bug_status.html#severity
Thanks for your thoughtful comments. However, I expect to quote the message to which "reply" applies, not a message selected in some long-forgotten window. From the viewpoint of a user, quoting the "wrong" message can have unpleasant consequences. (Your attorney can amplify.) Regards, Bob
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 181028 ***