Possibility to alias email addresses in address book for replying

NEW
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Status

Thunderbird
Address Book
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enhancement
7 years ago
2 years ago

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Description

7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de; rv:1.9.2.15) Gecko/20110303 blub
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de; rv:1.9.2.15) Gecko/20110303 Lightning/1.0b2 Thunderbird/3.1.9

Often email account come with different alias like:
name.surname@xyz.com
login@xyz.com
login@seconddomain.com

Now if people are writing an email to one of the other aliases which are not the present default for this account in tb a reply to all recipients results in a copy being sent to oneself, since tb thinks that the alias is a different person. 

In would be nice if the address book would be able to alias different email addresses so tb can avoid unnecessary messages. Also this aliasing could be exploited in the search. 

Reproducible: Always
Can you define Alias ?

I'm a bit confused by your bug description too.
Component: Message Compose Window → Address Book
QA Contact: message-compose → address-book
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Comment 2

7 years ago
alias in the sense, that tb does not discriminate between several emails but treats them as if they were the same.
(In reply to comment #2)
> alias in the sense, that tb does not discriminate between several emails but
> treats them as if they were the same.

I still don't understand your bug. Can you just tell me what I need to do to see it ?
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Comment 4

7 years ago
Hi Ludovic,

you need to get an email adress with to alias i.e
emailA@something.com
emailB@something.com
which are in reality only one inbox. Now send an email from an arbitrary third email adress
email@somethingelse.com
to emailA@something.com.
Asume your standard profile in thunderbird to which you receive this email is emailB@something.com
Now press "reply all" and reply. You will get all further reply to erverybody twice since tb didn't know that 
emailA@something.com
emailB@something.com
are in fact one and the same adress and thus also replied to 
emailA@something.com
although this was not needed.

Is it clear now?

Comment 5

7 years ago
That is something annoy me few times, then I have to delete few reply-to: addresses to no spam people with duplicate messages.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 6

7 years ago
It sounds like comment 0 would be resolved by adding an identity for each of the aliased email addresses.
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Comment 7

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #6)
> It sounds like comment 0 would be resolved by adding an identity for each of
> the aliased email addresses.
Only if there would be a way to tell, that two or more identities are the same.

Comment 8

7 years ago
What do you mean? I have several addresses that are aliases of one another, and I just added them as other identities for that account, and everything works out just fine.

Updated

4 years ago
Summary: Possibility to alias emails in address book for replying → Possibility to alias email addresses in address book for replying
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