Closed Bug 85655 Opened 19 years ago Closed 9 years ago
paste into TO: line ignores email addresses after a CR in compose window
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:0.9.1+) Gecko/20010608 BuildID: 2001060820 If I have a 'notepad' file containing this text (no spam please!) email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and I (in windows!) Copy it to the clipboard and then call up a new messge in Mozilla and click on the 'To:' line to paste the addresses in I find that *only the first one* is inserted and everything after the CR on the first line is just ignored. *Variant bug* If I then chain all the email addresses together like email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org and insert them into the 'To:' box they are inserted *as is* rather than parsed as seperate addresses and inserted into four 'To:' boxes. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
Confirmed Platform: PC OS: Windows 98 Mozilla Build: 2001072003 Marking NEW.
*** Bug 138461 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This needs keyword 4xp added. Every other email program I have ever used, including Netscape Messenger, had this functionality. It still exists as of Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:1.0rc1) Gecko/20020417.
*** Bug 112781 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This bug needs some more attention. While it seems minor, as more people begin to explore using Moz or NS for email again, this deficiency will be a major problem for some. We're having a LOT of trouble with Eudora as we move to 100% SSL IMAP and we have a lot of Eudora users. We've begun to convince many that the Mozilla Mail/News client is just as good, faster, less likely to corrupt boxes, etc. They really like it, but almost ALL of the converted users bemoan the lack of an easy way to paste in a list of email addresses and its always 'Well Eudora did it, Outlook does, even NS 4" etc I also belive this bug's scope need to be widened a bit. In addition to the Compose window To: fields, you shoudl be able to paste a list of email addresses into the New Mailing List window of the address book. I mean, nobody is going to type in each individual address for a mailing list greater than 5 people or so. Cut and paste! Beyond that, Netscape 4 even allowed you to drag and drop a selection of email addresses onto teh Compose To: fields or the New Mailing list window. This may seem like a minor bug, but you'd be surprised by the number of normal client users who find this to be a showstopper or serious deficiency. I know this isn't 'helpful' and I wish I was better versed in Mozilla coding, but I just wanted to add some insight into the lack of a very common functionality in most peer applications
Occurs at least on windows and linux: all/all I would also suggest to raise severity to normal or major since practically every current email program does have this.
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Hardware: PC → All
The same problem exists when trying to paste into a mailing list window. There is also no way to import into a mailing list, so it is extremely difficult to do this or work around it. Important for many corporate users.
Severity: minor → normal
By the definitions on <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/bug_status.html#severity> and <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?format=guided>, crashing and dataloss bugs are of critical or possibly higher severity. Only changing open bugs to minimize unnecessary spam. Keywords to trigger this would be crash, topcrash, topcrash+, zt4newcrash, dataloss.
Severity: normal → critical
*** Bug 189578 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 206007 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 166555 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Bug 227206 may have fixed this bug however testing pending fixing 229203
taking. I have actually fixed this for thunderbird and it partially works for Seamonkey. Seamonkey & thunderbird can now accept a comma delimited list of names all one one line (typed in or pasted in from a document/spreadsheet/notepad/etc.) and after you hit enter we will auto complete each name individually. Thunderbird can also accept a selection of addresses from Excel where the names are delimited by line returns (or cells) such as: Scott David Paul See Bug #229203 about why this won't work in the suite yet. I'm going to mark this fixed. The remaining seamonkey issue can be tracked in 229203.
Assignee: sspitzer → mscott
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
This bug is not fixed on linux (fedora 1 core) with Thunderbird 0.5. If I use vim to put write three email addresses, each on its own line, then copy and paste the addresses into the "to" bar in t/b, only the last one is displayed. However, you can use the up and down arrows to display the others - the single line "to" bar actually scrolls up and down. Tabbing out of the line, pressing enter or sending the message does nothing to expand the email addresses out onto their own lines. This is almost certainly due to linux's lf endings instead of crlf.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Here's the patch for the line issue: http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=137854&action=view I'm testing for CRLF which I'm guessing won't fly on linux :)
This functionality is really important for Seamonkey. Comma-separated is an improvement, but users expect to be able to paste a multi-line list (CRLF, not just commas) into the recipient listbox and the mailing list listbox (both addressingWidgets). Could anyone up this bug's priority?
Is it considered too risky to put that CRLF patch in the code? We really want to have this... People keep lists of mail addresses in programs like Excel, copy a column out of that, and want to send mail to these addresses. Using Office and Outlook it is also possible (and better) to do this using form letters, but that won't work with Mozilla because the MAPI32.DLL emulation is not yet good enough. I would really like to be able to suggest the alternative of pasting the addresses, but I think it is difficult for the average Windows user to quickly transform a CRLF-separated list into a comma-separated list...
Severity: critical → normal
Flags: blocking-seamonkey1.0a? → blocking-seamonkey1.0a-
This bug appears to have been fixed, at least for Thunderbird 1.0.2 under Windows XP Professional (SP2): I create a list of e-mail addresses in Notepad, say, one per line. I copy the entire document and paste into a To: field in Thunderbird. Initially, the entire list appears on the one line there with commas separating the addresses. But if I just press Enter, then the addresses are automatically distributed one per line.
(In reply to comment #18) > This bug appears to have been fixed, at least for Thunderbird 1.0.2 under > Windows XP Professional (SP2): I create a list of e-mail addresses in Notepad, > say, one per line. I copy the entire document and paste into a To: field in > Thunderbird. Initially, the entire list appears on the one line there with > commas separating the addresses. But if I just press Enter, then the addresses > are automatically distributed one per line. The same happens in suite. That's far from ideal though.
I'd say that the best thing to solve this issue here is a combination of Scott's approach in bug 229203, combined with Jesse's comment there: - Implement a textbox string attribute "linebreakreplace" that takes a string all linebreaks pasted into that textbox should be replaced by - Set this attribute to "," for all addressing widget textboxes
(In reply to comment #19) > (In reply to comment #18) > > This bug appears to have been fixed, at least for Thunderbird 1.0.2 under > > Windows XP Professional (SP2): I create a list of e-mail addresses in Notepad, > > say, one per line. I copy the entire document and paste into a To: field in > > Thunderbird. Initially, the entire list appears on the one line there with > > commas separating the addresses. But if I just press Enter, then the addresses > > are automatically distributed one per line. > > The same happens in suite. That's far from ideal though. I just tried this in v 1.7.8 and it doesn't work. I guess I need to set up 1.8 and try that.
As some of our users need this, and there does not seem to be a Mozilla 1.8 forthcoming (what a pity...), I have written a small cgi-bin program on our Intranet that puts up a big text field, where users can paste their addresses from notepad or copied from their Excel column, POST the form, and it returns with all the addresses comma-separated on a single line. They then cut that and paste it in the To: field, which is then expanded to individual lines when ENTER is pressed. It is cumbersome, but at least it works. Unfortunately this is not the only bug in 1.7.8 that is fixed in the trunk version, but that will never be fixed for us because the powers that be have decided that this trunk version will never be released as 1.8 :-(
seems pretty lame
Severity: normal → major
Summary: copy & paste into TO: line ignores addresses after a CR → copy & paste into TO: line ignores email addresses after a CR in compose window
Any idea when this will be fixed in Seamonkey?
the key is Bug 229203 comment 3 "seamonkey has other single line text box widgets which won't want this behavior" in nsTextEditRules. Max comment #14 > not fixed on linux Thunderbird ... due to linux's lf endings instead of crlf. comment #15 > [in] http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=137854&action=view > I'm testing for CRLF which I'm guessing won't fly on linux :) note the final patch for bug 229203 didn't fix linux (thunderbird), bug is marked windows only and is closed. I don't see one opened for linux. You might open one for linux. for some history see also bug 227206. with TB already fixed, seems like this might be an OK firstbug. dataloss => critical?
Assignee: mscott → mail
Status: REOPENED → NEW
QA Contact: esther
Summary: copy & paste into TO: line ignores email addresses after a CR in compose window → paste into TO: line ignores email addresses after a CR in compose window
Whiteboard: [good first bug]
(In reply to comment #19) > (In reply to comment #18) > > This bug appears to have been fixed, at least for Thunderbird 1.0.2 under > > Windows XP Professional (SP2): I create a list of e-mail addresses in Notepad, > > say, one per line. I copy the entire document and paste into a To: field in > > Thunderbird. Initially, the entire list appears on the one line there with > > commas separating the addresses. But if I just press Enter, then the addresses > > are automatically distributed one per line. > > The same happens in suite. That's far from ideal though. Works this way in T-Bird 184.108.40.206 on linux. That behavior is acceptable AFAIC.
Still not working on Seamonkey after 5 years.
(In reply to comment #27) > Still not working on Seamonkey after 5 years. > It's working for me, at least the conversion of newlines to commas. See bug 229203. Set the preference "editor.singleLine.pasteNewlines" to the value "4". I'm using SM 1.5a.
This is WFM under Linux, because editor.singleLine.pasteNewlines is 0 (paste newlines intact) here. The default for everyone else is 1 (paste up to the first newline), Thunderbird uses 4 (replace with commas). We surely can't take TB's value, since this would break pasting in all our singleline textboxes (thus removing dependency). Actually, I think that the paste behaviour should be handled by an attribute of the textbox/textarea, not by a global pref. (This might mean fixing <http://mxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/editor/libeditor/text/nsPlaintextEditor.cpp#129> etc.)
No longer blocks: TB2SM
The WFM under Linux is questionable. With editor.singleLine.pasteNewlines = 0 users see only the last one of the three addresses pasted into the address area. The solution for addressingWidget.js from bug 227206 does not fire just after pasting. The addresses are only separated after a keystroke or after clicking Send Message or Edit Draft. In general SM should replace Newlines with a Whitespace character. I filed bug 533285 for this. In the address area Newlines should be replaced by Comma as in Thunderbird. This would allow to paste Newline delimited and Comma delimited address lists directly. Even lists delimited by Newline+Comma would work, because the newly generated but superfluous commas are thrown away by addressingWidget.js.
Assignee: mail → nobody
Component: MailNews: Message Display → MailNews: Composition
QA Contact: mailnews-composition
We can now use <textbox newlines="replacewithcommas" ...> See: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/XUL/Attribute/newlines
Attachment #524948 - Flags: review? → review?(mnyromyr)
Pushed to comm-central: http://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/f3b2f4fad589 Pushed to comm-20: http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/comm-2.0/rev/0a9a6fbc0dd5
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago → 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → seamonkey2.1final
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