automatic mailing list footer/signature removal on reply



MailNews Core
14 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Simon Males, Assigned: (not reading, please use instead))


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031210
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031210

Have an option (about:config at least) to chop mailing list footer/signature's
in a response. 

To complete this feature research would have to be done if there is a RFC on
mailing lists, and what defaults mailing lists use as footers. 

The default for the mailman lists on both and is the "-"
(dash) character repeated 48 times with no whitespace.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Receive an email from a mailing list which doesn't contain "-- "
2. Hit Reply with 'Automatic quotation' enabled

Actual Results:  
Mailing list footer remains.

Expected Results:  
Mailing list footer is removed.

If there is a "-- "(signature delimiter) before the mailing list footer,
everything below and including the delimiter will be cut in the response.

This bug can raise conflict of interest in respect to top postings


14 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 1

14 years ago
This behavior already exists in Mozilla. In a reply, everything below "-- " is
deleted. But right now it's buggy, and is causing undesired effects. See Bug 201581.

Reporter, is this bug about improving this feature? If not, this bug is invalid,
because the feature already exists.


Comment 2

14 years ago
1. Note the 3rd last line of my description in reference to "-- "
2. Note the Severity "enhancement"
Product: MailNews → Core
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Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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