User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20060508 Firefox/18.104.22.168 Build Identifier: Thunderbird Windows 22.214.171.124 If I recieve an email from "John Doe <email@example.com>" then the Sender column displays John Doe, if the email is addressed to "Me <firstname.lastname@example.org" 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 <email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
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
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.
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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