Select default outgoing server per-contact via Address Book

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enhancement
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12 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: sutton, Unassigned)

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1
Build Identifier: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/nightly/2007-01-19-18-thunderbird2.0b2-l10n/thunderbird-2.0b2.en-GB.win32.installer.exe

This is a feature request, not a bug report.

My employer's network is set up such that emails to internal/local addresses have to go to one outgoing/SMTP server, and external emails go to another (I also use further separate SMTP servers for testing email processing software).

The problems with this are:-

A) I frequently make the mistake of sending the wrong server/account and don't hear about it until I get a bounce, which could be some time later
B) I am unable to send a single email to internal and external addresses at the same time.

I would very much like to be able to specify a default outgoing server on a user by user basis in the address book so that TB will automatically select the outgoing server on a per recipient basis.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create two contacts which require separate outgoing SMTP server
2. Send a message to both
or
3. Send a message to a contact using the wrong outgoing SMTP server
Actual Results:  
One of the messages will bounce...but I won't necessarily know about it for a while.
or
The message will bounce...but I won't necessarily know about it for a while.

Expected Results:  
Both messages delivered via separate outgoing servers
or
Message automatically sent via the correct outgoing server for that address

There is nothing unusual about my configuration, except the two server mail system implemented by my employer.
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Comment 1

12 years ago
I'm tempted to upgrade this to a "normal" bug, since (A) above could be interpreted as a user interface failure.  Comments on this would be welcome.
(Reporter)

Updated

12 years ago
Summary: nice to have: default outgoing server per-contact → default outgoing server per-contact

Updated

10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody

Updated

8 years ago
Summary: default outgoing server per-contact → Select default outgoing server per-contact via Address Book

Updated

8 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 585428
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