Open Bug 697031 Opened 11 years ago Updated 3 months ago
Display full email address in the From column of the thread pane
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 <email@example.com>" is displayed as "Someone" in the "From" column.
Summary: Display full email address in the From column → Display full email address in the From column of the thread pane
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
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.
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