Spell checker should skip recipients names appearing in mail body

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Core
Spelling checker
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minor
14 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: Blair Zajac, Unassigned)

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Trunk
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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Build Identifier: 

When spell checking an email message as a reply, I commonly have to
spell check the recipients names in the quoting part of the message:

FirstName LastName wrote:

Since the names are already supposedly correct and gathered from the
recipient list, they could be ignored or skipped.


Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Find an email from somebody whose name is probably not in a dictionary.
2. Click Reply.
3. Click Spell.  The person's name will be flagged for correction.

Comment 1

14 years ago
I guess this is a duplicate of bug 216235.
See also bug 214518.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

14 years ago
Well, regarding bug 216235, my uninformed guess is that adding the words in the
sender or receipent email address to the list of properly spelled words would be
much simplier than modifying the DOM of the new email message.  After all, the
supplied patch hasn't been applied yet.

This solution would also fix the problem where if you copy the person's name
into a non-quoted text part, you still wouldn't have to spell check it.

Comment 3

14 years ago
*** Bug 248095 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4

14 years ago
*** Bug 271535 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Updated

14 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Component: General → Spelling checker
OS: Windows XP → All
Product: Thunderbird → Core
QA Contact: core.spelling-checker
Hardware: PC → All
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Updated

14 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 5

13 years ago
*** Bug 294895 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6

13 years ago
I think this is a duplicate of bug 216235

Comment 7

13 years ago
*** Bug 326222 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 8

13 years ago
bug #326222 was marked as a duplicate. in that bug i suggested not to spellcheck any names found in the thunderbird address book. that fixes that problem and more. you can see details in that bug report. i think that's the best and more generic solution for this problem.

Updated

11 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 386039

Comment 10

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #8)
> bug #326222 was marked as a duplicate. in that bug i suggested not to
> spellcheck any names found in the thunderbird address book. that fixes that
> problem and more. you can see details in that bug report. i think that's the
> best and more generic solution for this problem.
> 

Problem is the address book is useless for those working on NNTP news servers. Is is very true in the mozilla.support. groups Any solution must work for both mail and news.

Comment 11

11 years ago
How about not obsessing about proper names being underlined? :)
Sorry, but in the end, this is the only real solution.
Brett, We don't all use the spellcheck-while-composing feature.
Some of us use the spell checker in the mode where it runs over the text
when you press the send button.  The appearance of any misspelled word 
causes the send process to stop.  It would be nice if one could send 
messages that have the correspondents' names in them without fighting 
the spell checker.
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