Option to show address-only in Sender & recipient columns



Mail Window Front End
12 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Chris Beck, Unassigned)


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12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060508 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Thunderbird Windows

If I recieve an email from "John Doe <john@doe.com>" then the Sender column displays John Doe, if the email is addressed to "Me <myaddress@domain.com" then the Recipient column shows "Me"

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Make sure your name is entered in the Your Name field under account settings
2.Send mail to yourself using the "Full Name <name@domain.com>" format
3.Turn off the "Show only display name" option under Advanced|General

Actual Results:  
In the Sender and Recipient column you will see "Full Name"

Expected Results:  
You should see name@domain.com

Comment 1

12 years ago
I would prefer this be covered by a separate preference, if at all.  The existing preference switches from "show both name and address" to "show name only" -- an "address-only" mode in the envelope display isn't available.  
(Also, the envelope has a tooltip to show the actual address for name-only display.)  I use this option, but I wouldn't want address-only, or even name-and-address, in the thread pane columns.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Sender & recipient columns shows only name even when "Show only display name" option turned off → Option to show address-only in Sender & recipient columns
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 2

12 years ago
For me it is actually a bug - there is no difference in the behaviour of tbird, regardless of what I have set.  Nor is there a tooltip in the thread-pane column for either sender or receiver.
QA Contact: front-end


10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody

Comment 3

9 years ago
It could also be done that "sender" column would be split into "sender name" and "sender address" columns, so everyone can toggle which to display.
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