No addressbook lookup when pasting data in To: field



MailNews: Composition
7 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: Rob Janssen, Unassigned)


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User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; nl-NL; rv: Gecko/20110123 SeaMonkey/2.0.12
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; nl-NL; rv: Gecko/20110123 SeaMonkey/2.0.12

In ealier versions of SeaMonkey (at least up to 1.1.18) one could copy a list of names to the clipboard and paste it into the To: field of a new mail, and the program would lookup all those names in the addressbook and expand them into e-mail addresses.
With the current version, this no longer works.
Lookup "as you type" still works as before, but data pasted into the field is not fed to the lookup function.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. make sure you have an address book (we use LDAP)
2. type some names in wordpad, excel or whatever and copy them
3. paste into mail address area
Actual Results:  
Pasted data remains, no lookup done.
When cursor is put after a name and some character (e.g. a space) is entered, lookup occurs.

Expected Results:  
Name lookup in address book and e-mail addresses completed.

It is very convenient in a company environment, when a document or spreadsheet has a list of names and you want to mail them.

Comment 1

6 years ago
Can confirm that there is no such behavior on Trunk.
Steps to reproduce:
1) Open Window - Address Book
2) Added two users to Personal Address Book
3) Compose new mail, pasted full names of just added users to To: field
Actual results:
E-mails from Address Book was not added in To: field
Severity: normal → enhancement
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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