Open Bug 351863 Opened 14 years ago Updated 10 years ago
thunderbird -remote mailto doesn't allow multiple addresses
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20060728 SUSE/126.96.36.199-1.2 Firefox/188.8.131.52 Build Identifier: Thunderbird Version 1.505 (20060725) Mozilla allows commands like: mozilla -remote "mailto(email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org)" mozilla -remote "mailto(John Q. Public<email@example.com>)" however, thunderbird -remote "mailto(firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com)" only sends to the first addressee, and thunderbird -remote "mailto(John Q. Public<firstname.lastname@example.org>)" reports a parse error. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Start an instance of thuinderbird under linux 2. Give the commands listed above 3. Actual Results: for multiple urls specified, only the first is used for a To field for full user names specified, a parse error occurs
I can confirm thunderbird -remote "mailto(email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org)" only uses the first address. SeaMonkey current trunk works ok. thunderbird -remote "mailto(John Q. Public<email@example.com>)" works fine for me Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20060909 Thunderbird/3.0a1 ID:2006090903, branch too
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: thunderbird -remote mailto doesn't allow multiple addresses or full person names → thunderbird -remote mailto doesn't allow multiple addresses
Well, I found a way to make these things work. 1. Multiple recipients in the -remote "mailto" argument. Contrary to the documentation, a comma separated list doesn't work. The following does: thunderbird -remote 'mailto(<firstname.lastname@example.org>?cc=<email@example.com>&cc=<firstname.lastname@example.org>&email@example.com)' Note how weird this is - we need a question mark as a separator between the first two addresses and an ampersand between subsequent pairs. I have no idea why this is required. 2. Specifying user names in the "mailto" list. It seems that "mailto" argument parsing chokes on spaces. If you just replace them with "%20", everything is fine - here's an example: thunderbird -remote 'mailto(John%20Doe<firstname.lastname@example.org>)' At the very least, these things need to be documented somewhere accessible. I can't find any up to date documentation on the -remote options anywhere. Bob
Version: unspecified → 1.5
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