Closed Bug 766521 Opened 9 years ago Closed 9 years ago

Signature placed above quote in plain text, entire message body is considered signature, variant 2


(Thunderbird :: Message Compose Window, defect)

13 Branch
Windows XP
Not set


(thunderbird13 affected)

Tracking Status
thunderbird13 --- affected


(Reporter: john.mozilla, Assigned: mconley)


This bug is a variant on bug 762413, which was new in TB 13 and fixed in TB 13.0.1. Although that bug is now fixed, I have seen a variant of it still present in TB 13.0.1 on Windows at least which I describe below. I am almost certain (although haven't tested) that this bug was new in TB 13.0.1 and wasn't present in TB 13, so may have been introduced as part of the fix for bug 762413. I also haven't tested in Seamonkey, so I don't know whether this should really be placed in Mailnews Component.

Steps to reproduce, in TB 13.0.1 for Windows, starting from a brand new TB profile:

1, Click "Skip this and use my existing email" and setup access to email (in my case, IMAP to a MS Exchange server, but I don't think this matters)
2, Tools, Account Settings
3, Fill in "test" in the signature box, *or* leave blank (bug occurs with either)
4, Composition & Addressing:
	a, Untick "Compose messages in HTML format"
	b, Tick "Automatically quote the original message when replying"
	c, Choose "start my reply above the quote"
	d, and place my signature "below my reply (above the quote)"
5, Click OK, then go into Tools, Account Settings again (important to do this rather than just clicking on the account name in the top-left, as you want the identity that you're just about to setup to have the same composition settings as the main account)
6, Click Manage Identities, then Add
7, Fill in a new name and email address (doesn't really matter what, but presumably must be different to the other email address)
8, Fill in "test 2" in the signature box
9, OK, Close, OK
10, Find a message in your inbox or a folder that has been sent to the main email address (not to the identity email address)
11, Click Reply
12, Change the From address to the one that you made in the additional identity
13, Tab into the message body and observe that although there is one blank line above the signature, any message body text placed above the signature is grey
Assignee: nobody → mconley

I believe this bug has been fixed in Thunderbird 14+. Would you mind confirming by testing our latest beta?


Hi Mike,

I can confirm that this bug is indeed fixed in TB 14 beta. Thanks.
I don't think we're rolling out another 13 point release, so the workaround is to use the Beta, Earlybird or Daily channels until Thunderbird 14 is released (July 16th).
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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