If an address of the form Last, First <email@example.com> is entered in an address line in a mail message, the message is actually sent to two recipients, Last@domain.default (with no display name) and firstname.lastname@example.org (with the display name "First"). However, if the address is entered "Last, First" <email@example.com> the message is correctly sent to the single user specified. While the behaviour may be technically correct (is it?), it's very annoying in an Exchange LDAP environment where names are returned in the former form. It's also somewhat counterintuitive: the name is listed on a single line, so it's expected that the message will go to a single user. This behaviour has appeared recently, perhaps in the last week or two. I've entered such an address myself, so it's not restricted to addresses retrieved from the LDAP server. Linux -sea.tar.gz 2001071006 on fully-patched Red Hat 6.2.
compose -> ducarroz, varada
Assignee: sspitzer → varada
Component: Mail Window Front End → Composition
I reported this originally; is it actually a dup of bug 89198? That one relates to the unquoted comma, but doesn't mention the extra e-mail being sent.
'Last' is correct email address, so what can we do here? Only close as wontfix :-) It's impossible to work around all buggy software in existense - we'll end up with tons of new bugs...
This works now as it should (despite Denis' comment). I'm guessing the dup I mentioned previously is actually the case, so will mark it as such. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 89198 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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