since a couple of days, the "sender" column in mail messages list is not available. In this way, one does not know from whom are arriving mail messages unless one opens it or reads it.
Sent folder(s) usually has Recipient in place of Sender column. Is it Recipient in all folders? Are you using a current build?
QA Contact: esther → nbaca
Inbox shows Recipient (which is a bug). Sent and Draft show Recipient (which is right). Other folders show Sender (which is right). The build is 2001032016
I've found the origin of the bug. Please check out the "Place a copy of message in folder..." in the Account configuration. If you put "Inbox" as the destination folder of the copy of the sent messages, the Mozilla changes the Sender column into Recipient column. This is a bug, to me.
Build 2001-03-23-15: NT4 I duplicated the problem. In 4.x when the Sent folder is set to the Inbox the column displays the Sender folder, even after a restart. Is this how it should work?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
INHO it should remain "Sender", even if the Sent copies are copied there. This way, one can have the messages and their answers in the same folder and watch them as a thread, but the Sender has to be put there.
The Inbox should always show the Sender (even if it is set as the "Sent" folder).
accepting. should be an easy fix.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
hallo, what about this bug, very annoying? :-)
I too place my "sent" messages in my Inbox, so that I can review the threads of conversation, so would like this to be resolved, but this only works for unfiled messages. I also like to filter messages such that I have different folders for different groups of messages. If file my replies to these in the "Sent" folder (i.e. my Inbox) the threads are broken. How about an option in the the Copy and Folder Settings area: For replies, place a copy in: which has the normal folder list plus "The folder containing the message replied to"? Guess this is more of a feature request than a bug... maybe I should open a enhancement request.
Please log another bug for the enhancement request.
updating summary to make this bug easier to find.
Hardware: Macintosh → All
Summary: sender column is no more there, just Recipient → if Inbox is Sent folder, show Senders not Recipients
Hardware: All → Macintosh
I stumbled into this bug, too. In my case I tried placing a copy into INBOX, but after that _removed_ the check mark from "Place a copy in:". The destination is still visible, but dimmed. What worries me, is that this bug is triggered even if copying to INBOX is disabled. I suspect the current code isn't checking the state of the checkbox of "Place a copy in:" and it might lead to other problems, too. If I move the radio button from "Other:" to "'Sent' Folder on:" before unmarking the checkbox, the bug is not triggered.
18 years ago
Depends on: 61651
fixed, but risto's scenario sounds like there's more going on here. I'll investigate and start a new bug.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
with 0.9.3 the bug is still there. Mac OS8.6
Build 2001-08-10-03: WinMe I changed my Sent folder to the Inbox folder. The Sender column is still present. When I send a message (I'm 'user1) a copy of the message appears in the Inbox and the Sender column displays the recipient's name (user2). This does not seem right. When I select and view the message in the Message pane the Sender (user1) and Recipient (user2) entries are correct but the Sender column in the thread pane displays 'user2' as the Sender.
I'm in a state now where only the recipients are appearing in the thread pane, even though the column title states "Sender". This is true for all messages. As a workaround I tried to set the Sent folder back to the Account's Sent folder, I've tried deselecting the checkbox to automatically save a copy of the message to the Sent folder. If I copy a message to a different folder then it displays the sender as expected. I can't seem to get the Inbox back to a normal state. Clarification: Is this bug suppose to ensure that the title of the Sender column remains "Sender" or is it referring to the user/email that is displayed in the thread pane under the Sender column?
first one you said. The purpouse of the bug is to get the classic very old behaviour so a user can have "threaded" messages in the inbox, retaining the sender column and names of sender as referring names.
Verified Fixed, since the column is now titled "Sender". Bug# 95709 is tracking the problem where the recipient's email address appears in the Sender column.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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