User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 Build Identifier: I report from Mac but refer to Windows, the problem is version independent The comma is being ignored when you enter a text for the message body on the command line: Example: thunderbird -compose firstname.lastname@example.org',body="Dear Sir," results "Dear Sir" without comma. It would be great if you had the possibility for the comma also. In my case the command line parameters are being filled by a Starbasic Macro, which gets the parameters from database (salutation, ..). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Run Thunderbird from the command line, use the following syntax 2. thunderbird -compose email@example.com',body="Dear Sir," 3. Expected Results: Give me a comma, please! :-)
This is true in MailNews, as well as Thunderbird. Workaround: Use this command line instead: tb.exe -compose firstname.lastname@example.org',body="Dear Sir%2C"
Severity: normal → minor
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → Composition
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Product: Core → MailNews Core
Confirmed in Linux with TB 18.104.22.168. It doesn't just ignore the comma, it ignores everything after it as well. If the -compose args are: email@example.com',subject="something",body="test,test,test" It will only yield "test" in the body! This is very bad if you have body="Dear Sir, Please let me tell you how much I hate you," it would only say, "Dear Sir,"
Confirmed on GNU/Linux with Thunderbird 17.0.6. See also Bug 882104, which is a relevant request for enhancement.
Confirming bug still exists with Thunderbird 45.3.
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