Situation: Imagine we have two address books: addrbook 1 --> Foo addrbook 2 --> Goo Let us suppose that Foo contains a mailing list called theList. We have some cards in Goo that we want to include in theList. If we include them in theList. theList is updated but now we have some new cards that magically appear in Foo. Why don't we just have a pointer to the cards in Goo?
Seems like the real bug is that you can't have items in a mail list that are part of a different address book. This is probably a feature, so this might be better marked as RFE.
added [RFE] to summary
This actually occurs when you're adding a mailing list to another mailing list as well. So if you have group1 and group2, and AllGroups is supposed to send to group1 and group2, and you add group1 and group2, it won't refer to the group1 and group2 lists, but will create new empty entries with group1 and group2 as addresses.
Nominating for mozilla1.0. We had to turn off a feature the Penzilla Address Book because of this limitation.
taking all of chuang's bugs. she doesn't work on mozilla anymore.
[RFE] is deprecated in favor of severity: enhancement. They have the same meaning.
I was at a client's house setting her up with open source tools and she needed to have a mailing list moved from one address book to another. I tried simply dragging and dropping from one to the other, but this had the effect of creating a new card in the target list bearing the name of the Mailing List - but it was not itself a mailing list and seemed to lack no relationship with it in any way. On a somewhat related note, it would be wonderful if the Mailing List editor was a non-modal window so addresses could be dragged and dropped into it.
Added word possibly to title as some people may want cards created in the address book as well as the mailing list. Also moving to core address book.
*** Bug 158135 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 327117 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 339995 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Pretty similar experiences, I have a list of contacts. When I create a group list it creates a copy of the email card. Outlook is actually very good in that respect you simply select a created profile to join the list.
(In reply to matthieuc from comment #0) To me this is a feature and not a bug, because (at least in my view) different address books are independent of each other, thus it is not possible to cross-link between them. So the effect that the cards are copied to the other address book when dragging them there appears the only sensible thing to do.
The problem with an new card for an entry in a mailing list also occurs if only one address book is used and the added address is an additional email address of an existing contact. TB (I use TB17 on Win8) will make a new card with the additional address as primary address. In my opinion a new card like this one is definitively unwanted, because now I have to cards vor only one email-address. The feature of adding additional addresses to a card becomes obolete.
Sorry for all the typos … I clicked «Save changes» too soon. :-(