quicksearch by "Sender" incorrectly includes recipient



14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: amd, Assigned: mscott)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1

When I quicksearch by Sender for a particular person, the results include email
that was sent TO that person. That makes the search totally useless in my
corporate environment. For example, quicksearch by Sender for "gub@gub.com" will
return all emails both FROM and TO gub@gub.com.

I setup the account to "Place a copy" in "Other: xxxxx" where xxxxx is the
folder I am trying to search. I am using global inbox.

I have a friend who is a fellow thunderbird user with a very similar setup, but
the bug does not occur for him. We are using the same build on the same
platform. He is NOT using global inbox. Also, I use POP and he uses IMAP. 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Quicksearch by "Sender" for gub@gub.com

Actual Results:  
Results include both email sent FROM and TO gub@gub.com

Expected Results:  
Only listed mail sent FROM gub@gub.com

Comment 1

14 years ago
I use the exact same setup and do not have the problems outlined below.  And I
use this same setup with POP and with IMAP and it works in all cases.  I copy
all my sent mail into my Inbox so I have entire conversations like with gmail,
and it works like a charm.

The main difference between my setup and Adam's is he uses the global inbox and
I do not.

Comment 2

14 years ago
Where exactly is the "other" folder you are viewing when you encounter this 
problem?  When using Quicksearch on a Sent, Drafts or Templates folder, or 
subfolders thereof, even tho the label *reads* "Sender" (bug 259914) it is 
applied to the recipient instead of (not in addition to) the Sender.

See also bug 256545.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 259914 ***
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE

Comment 4

14 years ago
I don't think this is the same as 259914. I am directing Thunderbird to mix sent
mail into my Inbox with my incoming mail to get a gmail-like experience. When I
ask for quicksearch by "Sender" I want it to be by "Sender"!

If I am quicksearching my Sent folder (not my Inbox) then it would be nice to
quicksearch by recipient, but that is a totally separate issue.

Also, it's not clear to me why Jonathan and I get different behavior. The only
difference is that I'm using global inbox.

Comment 5

14 years ago
Reopening; reporter claims search on Recipient in Inbox subfolder, which 
shouldn't happen.
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
I have a folder that is the default for sent mail.  I also have filter rules to
put incoming mail in this folder.
I display both Sender and Recipient columns in the list pane.
Quicksearch dropdown lists "Subject or Sender", but quicksearch result only
shows matching Recipient.  
The mailbox also includes mail from the Sender, but that is not shown as expected.

"Entire message" search is as expected.

In a mixed Tx/Rx mailbox I actually want the 'feature' that  comment #4 is
complaining of. That is to show all messages that involved a person I.e. match
To: CC: or From:
When threading works this will be cool (bug 135326)
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