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Adding Email from Additional Email field into a list generates a second card.

NEW
Unassigned

Status

MailNews Core
Address Book
P3
normal
13 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: trix supremo, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
Thunderbird 3.0rc1
Bug Flags:
blocking-thunderbird3 -
wanted-thunderbird3 +

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1

If you use an email address which was entered in the Additional Email text field
of a users card to add into a list, a second card is generated for that same user.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. In Address Book, create a New Card for Jon Doe.
2. Add a primary email address jon@yahoo.com.
3. Add a secondary email address doe@yahoo.com and save it.
4. Now create a new list and enter the secondary email addres to the list.

Actual Results:  
Once the list is created, a second card is created for Jon Doe using the
secondary email address as the primary email address now.

Expected Results:  
Should not have created a second card for the same person since the email
address was already entered in the Additional Email field of the original card.

Updated

13 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → ASSIGNED
Ever confirmed: true
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird0.9

Comment 1

13 years ago
not going to get to this for 1.0
Target Milestone: Thunderbird0.9 → Thunderbird1.1

Updated

13 years ago
Target Milestone: Thunderbird1.1 → Thunderbird2.0
QA Contact: address-book

Comment 2

11 years ago
TB 2.0 Bug still exists.

Reproducible: Always

Comment 3

11 years ago
I'm confirming this on TB 2.0 also.
This additionally address card cannot be deleted. Following js error appears:

Error: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80004002 (NS_NOINTERFACE) [nsIAbView.deleteSelectedCards]"  nsresult: "0x80004002 (NS_NOINTERFACE)"  location: "JS frame :: chrome://messenger/content/addressbook/abCommon.js :: AbDelete :: line 358"  data: no]
Source File: chrome://messenger/content/addressbook/abCommon.js
Line: 358

Removing target milestone because TB2 is already released. Scott, could this be a blocker for Thunderbird 3?
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3?
OS: Linux → All
Target Milestone: Thunderbird2.0 → ---

Comment 5

10 years ago
After downloading my adressbook from GMX to TB 2.0 I had the same problems.

I'm not firm in programming TB, but I want to recommend following general solution:

The entity "mailing-list" shoud consist of (at least) three fields:
1. the key (name) of the mailing-list,
2. the unique key for the contact in the adressbook,
3. a field for the name (not the content !!!) of the "e-mail-field" in the contact-file, which shall be used for this contact in this mailing list. 


The program to define the content of the mailng-lists had to be changed for a function to select the wanted e-mail-field.
The programms using a mailing-list had to be changed, that they read for every row of the mailing-list in the contact the actual e-mail-adress from the defined field.

So it wouldn't be necessary to store a incomplete copy of a contact for this reason. The data woudn't be redundant!

If the e-mail-adress ( e.g. private) or the second e-mail-adress (e.g. corporate) would be changed, all mailing-lists will use beginning from this moment the updated e-mail-adress. 
There wouldn't be a copy of a contact or a row in a mailing-list with an invalid mailing-adress.
The data would be integrety!



Assignee: mscott → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Component: Address Book → MailNews: Address Book
Product: Thunderbird → Core
QA Contact: address-book → addressbook

Comment 6

9 years ago
Bug present in latest nightly on OS X (Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.0.1pre) Gecko/2008062403 Thunderbird/3.0a2pre ID:2008062403). This one has been bothering me for a long time now. TBird needs better handling of alternate email addresses; it would be nice to be able to list more than one alternate as well!
Could this bug somehow be fixed with the upcoming address book changes?
Hardware: Other → All
Version: unspecified → Trunk
(In reply to comment #7)
> Could this bug somehow be fixed with the upcoming address book changes?
> 
It has potential to be yes. The restructuring should affect how mailing lists are generated and maintained. Until we get further down the line I can't say much more.
(Assignee)

Updated

9 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core

Comment 9

9 years ago
Not a tb3 blocker, moving to wanted P3.
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3+
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3?
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3-
Priority: -- → P3
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 3.0rc1

Comment 10

9 years ago
Nightlies still don't match additional email field when attempting autocomplete. I don't think it makes any sense at all to even have an additional email field in the address book if it isn't recognized by the program.

I personally feel that this is indeed something that should be addressed for TB3, not put off. The bug has been present since 2004, through two major versions; should it really be there for a third version? Performance for the additional email field has actually degraded in my experience since TB2. Pretty sure it used to be brought up for autocomplete, but it no longer even does that.
(In reply to comment #10)
> Nightlies still don't match additional email field when attempting
> autocomplete. I don't think it makes any sense at all to even have an
> additional email field in the address book if it isn't recognized by the
> program.

You're thinking about bug 447927 please don't confuse bugs with comments about different issues.
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