Closed Bug 312821 Opened 17 years ago Closed 12 years ago
Thunderbird doesn't use display name for people I know within the thread pane
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7 Hi Team, currently using Thunderbird 1.5 Beta 1 (20050908) I have the option selected to Show only display name for people in my address book. However in the "Sender field" of the Folder pane Inbox,on my IMAP Folders. It only shows their email address. It's not untill I open the email I actually see the senders name. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Start Thunderbird 2. Navigate to Folder Pane 3. View received emails Actual Results: in the "Sender field" of the folder pane Inbox,on my IMAP Folders shows email address only. It does not show "Friendly Name" Expected Results: It should have displayed emails in the folder pane on my IMAP folders with "Friendly Name" not just the email address.
This is mentioned at bug 243631 but isn't what that bug is about. Unfortunately, the dupe has been WontFix'd. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 279290 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
How could this be marked a duplicate of 279290. When this Bug# 279290 has nothing to do with the Folder Pane on IMAP folders. 279290 Is referring to the envelope pane. Please see attached image I have blocked out the domain of the email for privacy!
Please see attached image and the previous image to show what I am trying to explain and to work out why you have deemed this to be a duplicate of 279290. I believe 279290 was making reference to the email address either displaying or not displaying in the envelope pane. Once the email has been opened. Please review!
Not a dupe. Reporter does this still happen for you? Otherwise please close this bug as WFM.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
David, AFAIR this has nothing to do with the display name, right? The name which is shown in the thread pane is the senders name and not the display name out of the address book. Could this be an RFE?
right, we display what's in the e-mail msg, not what's in your address book. It could be an RFE.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Thunderbird Not showing Display name for people in my address book on IMAP Folders → Thunderbird doesn't use display name for people I know within the thread pane
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Component: Mail Window Front End → Folder and Message Lists
QA Contact: front-end → folders-message-lists
my duped bug #493445 is related to POP3.
Just found an Add-On that provides the display name in the thread pane as requested in this bug report: https://addons.mozilla.org/de/thunderbird/addon/5296 The interesting thing: This Add-On made me aware of an additional problem: The Thunderbird search/searchbox (with or without Gloda) does not recognize the display name ! --> So if someone starts to work on this bug one day, please take this additional problem into consideration and make the Thunderbird search function aware of the display name .
Depends on: 474721
After implementing this bug, will there be any place where we are still showing the REAL headers (incl. original display name) as in the message? I am not sure converting to address book's display name is the right thing for everyone. Please ensure maximum customisability if this should ever get implemented! (In reply to comment #9) > The Thunderbird search/searchbox (with or without Gloda) does not recognize the > display name ! Part of that problem is covered by: Bug 460737 - Quick search ignores friendly contact names / inconsistent UI displaying addresses in message list vs. message reader
The message headers will still show the true values if "Preferences -> Advanced -> Reading & Display -> Show only display name for people in my address book" is unchecked. Theoretically, this could be extended to anywhere else FormatDisplayName is used, but I don't know if that's really important as long as the information is somewhere. That said, there is considerably more customizability this way since anyone should be able to override FormatDisplayName to work however they like.
Well, since the current way annoys me, but I can't figure out a way to implement this that won't have performance issues, I did it in an addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/239114/ Hopefully at some point, I'll be able to figure out how to do this properly in Thunderbird, but until then at least I have my pretty threadpanes. :)
(In reply to comment #13) > Well, since the current way annoys me, but I can't figure out a way to > implement this that won't have performance issues, I did it in an addon: > https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/239114/ > > Hopefully at some point, I'll be able to figure out how to do this properly in > Thunderbird, but until then at least I have my pretty threadpanes. :) Jim, very nice extension. Thanks. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0b8pre) Gecko/20101012 Thunderbird/3.3a1pre
Just tested the extension and I found out, that you cannot search for display names via the Quick Search Bar or Gloda. Example: - In your addressbook you have the following contact Display Name: "John Doe" E-Mail: "email@example.com" - Then you get an E-Mail from that contact. But the sender's details in that mail are (according to the mail's source text): From (= Sender Name): "MrX" E-Mail: "firstname.lastname@example.org" (The mail's source text shows for the sender: "MrX <email@example.com>" ) - Your Inbox shows: From (= Display Name): "John Doe" - When you now search for "Doe" or "John", you will not not get any result/match. You will only get a result/match if you search for e. g. "MrX" or "test". I guess my findings will also be relevant when implementing this new feature directly in TB, not only for the extension. Thanks.
(In reply to comment #15) > Just tested the extension and I found out, that you cannot search for display > names via the Quick Search Bar or Gloda. The quickfilter problem is related bug 460737: Quickfilter ignores searches for friendly display names from address book contacts Which is quite a considerable UI flaw that would well deserve more attention, like having the wanted-thunderbird+ flag set.
I just saw that TB 3.3a3pre (in my case build 2011-02-16) shows the display names from the addressbook in the thread pane of each folder. It seems that Bug 243631 fixed this ?
sounds like this is a dup.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago → 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 243631
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