Closed Bug 274232 Opened 18 years ago Closed 16 years ago

Sender or Recipient field to allow gmail-like experience - combine To/From column in thread pane


(Thunderbird :: Mail Window Front End, enhancement)

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(Not tracked)



(Reporter: wimmer, Assigned: mscott)


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I would like to see an optional "Sender or Recipient" column to allow a
qmail-like experience. I always file my replies in the same folder as the
original message, and TBird just isn't adapted to that. While the threaded
display is perfect, searching, sorting or grouping by such a "conversation
thread" is currently impossible.

Mulberry shows that this can work very well.

The column should behave like any other, i.e., you should be able to group,
search/quicksearch, sort by it etc.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
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I think that this should be reviewed as RFE (btw, why send automatic messages
for RFEs?)
confirming  (similar to suite Bug 36489)

>(btw, why send automatic messages for RFEs?)


can you attach a screen shot of qmail column headers?
Ever confirmed: true
I'm sorry, I meant gmail and not qmail. In gmail there are no column headers,
but Mulberry (RIP) as well as forte agent has column headers that say "Author"
or "Sender or Recipient". 

But no matter what the column is called, it's important what happens in this
column: if I wrote that email myself, it should say "To: whoever", and if I am
the recipient, it should say "whoever". 

I think that's pretty much what the reference suite bug is about, so just see there.
bug 36489 has old patches.

see also
Summary: Sender or Recipient field to allow qmail-like experience → Sender or Recipient field to allow gmail-like experience - combine To/From column in thread pane
I don't think we keep separate bugs for Thunderbird.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 36489 ***
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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