User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 I have multiple identities and E-mail accounts, and when I send E-mail to certain people, I do so from specific accounts (e.g. certain From: and/or Reply-To addresses, etc.). It would be nice to have an option (settable for each account) so that when I send E-mail for Thunderbird to recognize addressees and change the From/Reply-To address accordingly. This could be implemented using a hashing algorithm on the E-mail address to see if it's been sent to from a specific account. There are some potential problems that Thunderbird would need to alert the user. If an addressee was sent to from multiple accounts, then it will need to ask which one. (There should also be a way for users to 'edit' this list so if a conflict occurs it can be corrected, rather than exist forever.) Another potential conflict is when one sends a message to two addressees that are normally corresponded to from different accounts. Again, Thunderbird should ask for advice. To keep it simple, options should be account specific. firstname.lastname@example.org has always been sent mail from the email@example.com account, so whenever a message is sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, it is sent from the email@example.com account with that account's settings. Thunderbird should recognize this as soon as firstname.lastname@example.org is put in the To/Cc/Bcc field. And likewise it should point out conflicts as soon as it recognizes them. Of course the user will have the ability to override settings on a per-mail basis. (I would be wary of confirmation dialogs that easily allow users to make new settings permanent, because often users blindly hit ok without reading confirmation dialogs, as they get in the way of a program's usability.) The advantage of such a feature is that it allows the software to adapt automatically to the user's behavior so that the user does not have to remember to do the same repetative tasks. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: N/A
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This is a request for an enhancement. As far as I can tell, the feature has not been added, nor do I know of a plug-in that provides this feature. Please keep this open.
Note that the "Correct Identity" plugin for Thunderbird may be a fix for this issue. I'll need to investigate it further.
(In reply to comment #3) > Note that the "Correct Identity" plugin for Thunderbird may be a fix for this > issue. I'll need to investigate it further. > Robert, might you consider this a dupe of Bug #264770? I started searching tonight, as this RFE just came to me. I use multiple identities with the same account to change my signature (my wife doesn't need to read my company information, and neither does my brother - my partner). I thought it would be handy to just have SeaMonkey Mail know when I am replying or sending to either of them to just switch idents automagically. Lewis
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 269491 ***