automatic mailing list footer/signature removal on reply

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

MailNews Core
Composition
--
enhancement
RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: Simon Males, Assigned: (not reading, please use seth@sspitzer.org instead))

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

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 mozilla.org and mozdev.org 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

Updated

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.

Marcos.
(Reporter)

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
This is an automated message, with ID "auto-resolve01".

This bug has had no comments for a long time. Statistically, we have found that
bug reports that have not been confirmed by a second user after three months are
highly unlikely to be the source of a fix to the code.

While your input is very important to us, our resources are limited and so we
are asking for your help in focussing our efforts. If you can still reproduce
this problem in the latest version of the product (see below for how to obtain a
copy) or, for feature requests, if it's not present in the latest version and
you still believe we should implement it, please visit the URL of this bug
(given at the top of this mail) and add a comment to that effect, giving more
reproduction information if you have it.

If it is not a problem any longer, you need take no action. If this bug is not
changed in any way in the next two weeks, it will be automatically resolved.
Thank you for your help in this matter.

The latest beta releases can be obtained from:
Firefox:     http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/
Thunderbird: http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/releases/1.5beta1.html
Seamonkey:   http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/
This bug has been automatically resolved after a period of inactivity (see above
comment). If anyone thinks this is incorrect, they should feel free to reopen it.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
Product: Core → MailNews Core
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.