Quotes in email address headers (e.g. From: "foo" <bar>) are surprisingly found while not shown in message list columns (Quickfilter/Advanced Search)

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minor
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9 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: raoul, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: [dupme] [ux-wysiwyg])

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1.1) Gecko/20090715 Firefox/3.5.1 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1.2pre) Gecko/20090727 Shredder/3.0b4pre ID:20090727034746

Searching mail from for double quotes is not intuitive.

email sources: 
1. From: "freshmeat.net" <noreply@freshmeat.net>
2. From: freshmeat.net <noreply@freshmeat.net>
3. From: "Raoul \"Maharaja\" Bhatia" <i.am@god.com>

thunderbird displays these 3 messages the following way. (from memory, not verified using *this* very examples):

1. freshmeat.net
2. freshmeat.net
3. Raoul "Maharaja" Bhatia

searching for (no matter if using quick-search or the dedicated search window):

a. searching for the char " gives 1. and 3. as a result
b. searching for the two chars \" gives 3. as a result

i would normally expect, that the search is consistent with the data displayed in the columns. this

a. should return 3., and 
b. should return *nothing*

Reproducible: Always
Raoul how do you like the new search regarding this issue (the one that is in Thunderbird 3.0b4) ? Does it makes searching easier ?
Component: General → Search
QA Contact: general → search
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Comment 2

9 years ago
i am using 
> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); de-DE; rv:1.9.1.5pre) Gecko/20091026 Shredder/3.0pre

and still see the described behavior - and i still find it irritating :)

as a side note, "search all messages" does not work if i want to search for '"'.
shall i search (or open) another bugreport regarding this?
(In reply to comment #2)
 
> as a side note, "search all messages" does not work if i want to search for
> '"'.
> shall i search (or open) another bugreport regarding this?

retest that at the beginning of next week and if it's still doesn't work, then yes please file a new bug.

Comment 4

8 years ago
Joe, does this sound familiar to you?  
i think there is a similar bug
Whiteboard: dupme

Comment 5

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #4)
> Joe, does this sound familiar to you?  
> i think there is a similar bug

No bells and whistles on this one Wayne
Severity: normal → minor
OS: Windows Vista → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Summary: searching mail from for double quotes (") → Quotes in email address headers (e.g. From: "foo" <bar>) are surprisingly found while not shown in message list columns (Quickfilter/Advanced Search)
Whiteboard: dupme → [dupme] [ux-wysiwyg]
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