In newsgroup press right mouse *in the message body window* and choose reply to sender only. It replies to the newsgroup, just like reply to newsgroup. RTM++?
Using oct25 commercial branch build, win98: Reply to Sender menu items (main menu and context menu) work to reply to the email address of the poster. Reply button on the toolbar mistakenly shows a tooltip "Reply to Sender only" when in a newsgroup. The Reply button is indeed doing the right thing, defaulting to reply to newsgroup. This is a bug whereas the tooltip is wrong in the newsgroup context.
QA Contact: esther → nbaca
Assignee: mscott → ducarroz
Component: Mail Back End → Composition
QA Contact: nbaca → esther
The report is right, the contextual menu "Reply to Sender" won't reply to the sender but the news group. Reassign to varada
Assignee: ducarroz → varada
Nominating for nsbeta1 since the UI with this bug is broken + it is very annoing.
Platform, OS -> All. I will have a go at this, I am not sure if I can fix it but I'll do my best.
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Hardware: PC → All
I've been looking into this for a while now and I've realized that we never implemented the Reply to Sender feature back-end. I am not 100%, but I think that is the problem. http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/mailnews/base/resources/content/mailWindowOverlay.js#329 In MsgReplyGroup() we send msgComposeType.ReplyToGroup as our composetype, and in MsgReplyAll() we send msgComposeType.ReplyAll, but in MsgReplySender() we just send plain msgComposeType.Reply. Shouldn't it be msgComposeType.ReplySender or something? Either this is just plain inconsitent code, or the Replt to Sender feature has been broken forever. Could someone please clarify this for me?
Summary: reply to sender replies to newsgroup → Msg Pane context item Reply to Sender replies to newsgroup
marking nsbeta1+ and moving to mozilla0.9
Priority: P2 → P3
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9
adding ducarroz and seth in case either of you guys can help hwaara fix this ;-)
marking nsbeta1- though it would be great if hwaara fixed this.
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-
Whiteboard: [nsbeta1+] → [nsbeta1+ 1/25]
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9 → Future
So, then I suggest to remove the Reply to sender option, so nobody get's confused.
I could go either way; fix it or remove it. If you want me to fix it then I need a mailnews guy to answer my previous question.
You are totally right, we need to implement a RelyToSender. The easy way is too look all around the code in mailnews/compose for "ReplyToSenderAndGroup" and do about the same with "RelyToSender". First step would be to add it to nsIMsgComposeParams.idl...
I've been looking around and it spreads from XUL/JS to cpp to lots of cpp files. I am not sure I am capable to do this...
Maybe you can do the front end part (XUL/JS) and let varada do the backend side (idl, cpp). FYI, varada is on vacation.
...or if you you want, I can show you what to do exactly.
That would be very nice, then I could at least have a try! Please send me an email about it.
This patch is NOT yet done. All it does is to implement the ReplyToSender functionality and backend code in mailnews. It now works to reply to a sender in a newsgroup. What it doesn't yet do is to rename the "Reply to Sender" menuitem to just "Reply" when a non-newsgroup message is context-clicked. I would very much want to know how to do this, but haven't gotten any help so far. Please email me if you think you know or have any comments.. Meanwhile, I will try to figure it out bt myself...
here's a fix, based on hwaara's patch. 1) reply to sender (when reading news) goes to the author of the post only. 2) tooltip for "Reply" is "Reply to the message", like 4.x 3) "Reply to Sender" is "Reply to Sender Only", like in 4.x hwaara, please test and review.
Look goods. R=ducarroz
I was unable to patch my tree today, but the patch looks good to me! r=hwaara
taking from varada.
Assignee: varada → sspitzer
fixed. thanks for the initial patch, hwaara.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
I think we should show just "Reply" when the context click is on a usual email message.
VERIFIED FIXED. Context clicking a message and hitting "Reply to Sender" does that, and just that on build 2001021708 (Windows NT 4.0), build 2001021617 (MacOS) and build 2001021608 (RedHat 7.0).
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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