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Unable to make reply-all to both mail address and newsgroup work with multiple news server



15 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: eric.valette, Assigned: sspitzer)



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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040116
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040116

I have multiple news server configured :
      1) for general internet news from my ISP
      2) (guess why)

Concerning the reading, everything works smoothly. Problem occurs with posting.
If I do a reply to a news, it works. If I do a reply to a mail that also
contains a newsgroup address, the send operation fails because it does not chose
the right news server to post the news. At least it does not take the first one
and there is no way to specify a default news server (as for SMTP).

This is very annoying because usually when you help someone in a newsgroup, and
do not crypt you address, the guy usually talk to you directly via email adding
a copy to the original newgroup. But then you cannot answer the email directly
via reply-all.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure several news server and add newsgroup to read for each servers
2. Send to yourself a mail including a newgroup address
3. Try to reply to this mail

Actual Results:  
The sending of the mail fails because it does not find the newsgroup because it
probably talk to the last (or unspecified news server).

Expected Results:  
    1) explicitely ask for the news server with a default value,
    2) OR autamagically parse the newsgroup configuration to find the relevant
server and only if not found ask for the news server address

Comment 1

15 years ago
I think this is bug 228597, or maybe bug 230899.

Comment 2

15 years ago
Yes it is close to bug 230899 but not quite the same as it typically involve one
mail addresse (the original news poster mail) and a single newsgroup address
(the newsgroup in which the original news was posted and later responded and
re-responded). The bug 230899 involves multiple newsgroup residing on different
servers. I also think it is tottaly différent than 228597 as only one account is
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