Mailing list --> creates possibly unwanted cards in addressbooks

NEW
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Status

MailNews Core
Address Book
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enhancement
17 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: matthieuc, Unassigned)

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(Blocks: 2 bugs)

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Description

17 years ago
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?

Comment 1

17 years ago
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.
(Reporter)

Updated

17 years ago
Summary: Mailing list --> creates unwanted cards in addressbooks → [RFE] Mailing list --> creates unwanted cards in addressbooks
(Reporter)

Comment 2

17 years ago
added [RFE] to summary

Comment 3

17 years ago
confirm...
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
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.

Updated

17 years ago
Keywords: oeone

Updated

16 years ago
QA Contact: fenella → nbaca

Comment 5

16 years ago
Nominating for mozilla1.0. We had to turn off a feature the Penzilla Address
Book because of this limitation.
Keywords: mozilla1.0
taking all of chuang's bugs.  she doesn't work on mozilla anymore.
Assignee: chuang → sspitzer

Comment 7

15 years ago
[RFE] is deprecated in favor of severity: enhancement.  They have the same meaning.
Severity: normal → enhancement

Comment 8

14 years ago
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.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Updated

13 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail
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.
Component: Address Book → MailNews: Address Book
OS: Linux → All
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Core
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: [RFE] Mailing list --> creates unwanted cards in addressbooks → Mailing list --> creates possibly unwanted cards in addressbooks
Assignee: mail → nobody
QA Contact: nbaca → addressbook
*** Bug 158135 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Blocks: 117836
*** Bug 327117 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 339995 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Duplicate of this bug: 377143
Duplicate of this bug: 388312

Comment 15

10 years ago
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.
Duplicate of this bug: 379669
Duplicate of this bug: 404472
(Assignee)

Updated

9 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core
Duplicate of this bug: 462524
Duplicate of this bug: 493261
Duplicate of this bug: 630612

Updated

7 years ago

Updated

7 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 605251

Updated

7 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 639874

Updated

7 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 604075

Updated

7 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 552543

Updated

7 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 557775
Blocks: 757736

Comment 26

6 years ago
(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.

Comment 27

5 years ago
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.

Comment 28

5 years ago
Sorry for all the typos … I clicked «Save changes» too soon. :-(

Updated

2 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 969747
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