Open Bug 697031 Opened 10 years ago Updated 2 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.
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.