Open Bug 697031 Opened 11 years ago Updated 3 months ago

Display full email address in the From column of the thread pane

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(Thunderbird :: Folder and Message Lists, enhancement, P5)

x86_64
Windows 7
enhancement

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(Not tracked)

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(Reporter: ws.bugzilla, Unassigned)

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I would like to have the ability to view the From *email address* in the From column of my Sent messages. Perhaps a separate column for "From address"?

(I already have showCondensedAddresses set to false; this doesn't affect the From column. That might be a bug, or it might not - not sure.)
what are the values of :

mail.addr_book.displayName.autoGeneration
and
mail.addr_book.displayName.lastnamefirst

and in tools -> options -> advanced -> reading ... is "show only .... " selected ?
mail.addr_book.displayName.autoGeneration: true (default)
mail.addr_book.displayName.lastnamefirst: false (default)
"Show only ...": unchecked

Still, every email address of the form "Someone <someone@exaple.com>" is displayed as "Someone" in the "From" column.
Duplicate of this bug: 1363652
Summary: Display full email address in the From column → Display full email address in the From column of the thread pane
Duplicate of this bug: 1297017
Duplicate of this bug: 890683
Per bug 890683, it would also be useful to be able to display the bare email address (and *not* the display name) in the thread pane. This would make it easier for some use cases to disambiguate message authors/recipients.
This is also something important for security. If you get a phishing mail, which has a display name that may look legal, you may miss that it is actually sent from some fake address.

Sebastian
There is an add-on that will display the full e-mail address in the thread pane:
Show Address Only - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/show-address-only/
Last time I tried it, it still worked.

Also, we're now showing the full details in the header pane since bug 1209565:
  Phishing Issue - raise a flag if Sender Name uses @, and does not match sender email address
Ah, great! Thank you for the fast response! The extension is indeed working.

Having said that, I still believe that this should be an integrated feature for the reasons outlined in comment 7.
Also, two columns for that information are taking a lot of horizontal space, so I'd suggest to have both in one column.

Sebastian
Duplicate of this bug: 1432447
I have tried the "Show Address Only" add-on with Thunderbird 52.1.1 (32-bit), and I get the error "This add-on is not compatible with your version of Thunderbird."   I see that the add-on was created in 2011, and not modified since then.

Is there another solution for Thunderbird 52.1.1 (32-bit)?

Thanks.
Hmm, the reviews on this page https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/show-address-only/ claim that it works for TB 52.4 (current is 52.6). You might need to download it and install it manually.
Duplicate of this bug: 1579744
Priority: -- → P5

The add-on "Show address Only" currently has 4,300 users, probably not enough to get into the top 100 addons. That is hardly an indication this is a widely sought feature. However the point of my posting here is to point out that the add-on has been updated for Thunderbird 68, so it will probably be around for quite a while yet.
https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/show-address-only/?src=ss

I also support due to #7. I don't want to show address only (and I also prefer to minimize plug-in use); I want to be able to see both the name and email address.

I'd also like to see this feature, since the add-on no longer works. I just got an e-mail from "Mail Delivery Subsystem" which I have no way of recognizing as phishing/spam/malware without opening the e-mail first or trying to understand the e-mails source code.

(In reply to fios from comment #17)

I'd also like to see this feature, since the add-on no longer works. I just got an e-mail from "Mail Delivery Subsystem" which I have no way of recognizing as phishing/spam/malware without opening the e-mail first or trying to understand the e-mails source code.

Why not just click on the email and read the header? I have been hearing about how dangerous it is to open an email that "might" be spam or phishing for decades, but I am yet to get a convincing reason why that is in Thunderbird. I fully understand the reasons in Outlook and other mail clients that execute scripts, but Thunderbird does not. Even the HTML is sanitised so only some HTML tags function as they would in a browser. Much to the dissatisfaction of online marketers. Sure, there is some risk, but that exists with all emails as well as suspect spam and scams. Mostly from attachments that the user opens or links you click. Thunderbird does not click them for you.

Then I went to the addons page I linked to last time I came here, did what the person in the last review said and searched for full-address-column and was taken to this addon which works with the current version. https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/full-address-column/?src=search

But as the comment immediately before yours indicates, that option is available in Betterbird now. So you have a choice. Use the tools currently available or use Betterbird until such time as Thunderbird has the feature or install the new addon.

Thanks, Matt, that Add-on is working for me :)

The point isn't just feeling more secure (feelings aren't always objective), but also speed. I get a lot of e-mails, so it's a great time saver not to have to open every e-mail separately.

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