ability to send to list but exclude some address/person



11 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: bobbert, Unassigned)


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11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20071127 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Thunderbird version (20071031)

I'd like the ability to forward an E-mail i've received to an address group, but to exclude the original sender if they are part of that address group.

For example, Joe sends me an E-mail. It's worth sharing and i'd like to forward it to an address group i have already set up. However, Joe is part of that address group and i'd like to be able to exclude him from my send list without having to modify the address group. It makes no sense to forward the message back to Joe as he's the one that sent it to me. Forwarding in this case works differently than replying or replying all.

Can Thinderbird be taught to recognize this situation and not forward the E-mail to the original sender? I for one would like this ability and think it's an essential feature of any mail server. You can't even begin to imagine how many times people have replied to me asking me why i forwarded the message to them when they were the one who sent it to me originally.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Confirming RFE.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Need feature to exclude original sender when forwarding E-mail → ability to send to list but exclude some address/person

Comment 2

11 years ago
I am so happy to finally see that there's now some hope that this problems will be fixed. I believe this enhancement will only make your product that much more attractive to it's users.


Comment 3

11 years ago
See also Core bug 119977.

Comment 4

10 years ago
Any hope of this ever being worked-on/resolved?

Comment 5

10 years ago
Once again, any hope of this ever being worked-on/resolved?
(In reply to comment #5)
> Once again, any hope of this ever being worked-on/resolved?

Patches are welcome :-)
Component: General → Address Book
QA Contact: general → address-book


4 years ago
See Also: → bug 119977
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