User-Agent: Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.0; U; en) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.60 Build Identifier: Thunderbird/5.1.2 Currently you choose one account to be the 'default', and it will be selected when composing a new e-mail. This can be changed in the email composition window, if one doesn't forget. I have multiple accounts, and I have them subscribed to various mailing lists. It's not rare that I make a mistake (or forget) and send to the mailing list using a different account than the one that is subscribed to the list. This can cause confusion, break conversation tracking, and even be an undesired disclosure of information (that your two e-mail accounts belong to the same person). This issue is not limited to mailing lists; it's annoying with normal conversations as well. I suggest adding a feature that would allow associating each contact with a default outgoing account. This would have the consequence of defaulting to the specified account, overriding the global default and/or UI focus rules. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Send an e-mail to someone using a non-default account. 2. Some time later, send an e-mail to that person again, forgetting to select the same account as before. Actual Results: Recipient gets two e-mails from the same person but from two different accounts. Expected Results: The user interface should help the user avoid this sort of mistake. Might be closely related to this 3+ year old feature request: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=367586 There's a plugin that might be attempting to solve this: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/1203/
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 367586
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