subfolders of Drafts and Sent folders show Sender address not Receiver

VERIFIED FIXED in mozilla1.1alpha


18 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: andrew.treloar, Assigned: sspitzer)



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18 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:0.9.3) Gecko/20010802
BuildID:    2001080214

When I look at the list of messages in my a subfolder of my Sent folder (stored
on the server), it displays the Sender column (which is always me, of course).
This makes it difficult to identify messages sent to a particular individual.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select a subfolder of the Sent folder

Actual Results:  The Sender column is shown

Expected Results:  Show the Recipient column (which is what it does at the top
level of Sent)

This may be because I copied all my Sent subfolders from Local storage to the
server, but I did this copy using Communicator 4.75.

Comment 1

18 years ago
Confirmed under Mac/2001080214. It probably makes sense to treat Sent subfolders the 
same as Sent itself, in that Recipient, not Sender, should be displayed.

This should be treated as an RFE.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 2

17 years ago
Confirmed on
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:0.9.4) Gecko/20010913

This is an actual bug since the header says recipient, but it actually lists Sender
*** Bug 101162 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4

17 years ago
The severity of this is listed as "enhancement". It's not an enhancement, it is
a bug. As pointed out by the column heading is recipient
but the contents of the column are sender. Furthermore, subfolders of sent
showing recipient (and not sender) is not only logical but is the way NS4 works.


17 years ago
Depends on: 101162


17 years ago
Severity: enhancement → normal
Keywords: nsbeta1
OS: Mac System 9.x → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All


17 years ago
Summary: Sent folder shows Sender address not Receiver → Sent subfolder shows Sender address not Receiver


17 years ago
No longer depends on: 101162

Comment 5

17 years ago
*** Bug 101162 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6

17 years ago
*** Bug 116666 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 98866 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 96886 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 9

17 years ago
I raised Bug 115258 a while ago, which was that when you set Mozilla to save
Sent Messages to some other folder (e.g. Inbox), it still shows Sender at the
top, but actually displays the Recipient address in the column.
I'd suspect that that is related to the problem here.

Comment 10

17 years ago
As someone who has literally 30,000 messages in
various sent folders in Netscape over the years,
I can tell you that this bug is severe, and really
makes the mail system unusable for power users of
the mail product.

I do tech support for Americart, and without good
"sent" records with proper recipient, I'm dead. Well,
not dead, but stuck with 4.7.  :)

Sorry to intrude on this bug, but our whole office is
waiting for it to be fixed.

Comment 11

17 years ago

I couldn't agree more. I have a very similar situation. Literally thousands and
thousands of messages in subfolders of Sent. :-(

Comment 12

17 years ago
In the last few days more and more people complained about this bug and how
severe it is to them. I don't like this "feature" either, but let's take a
practical approach. Is there anything we can do to support those who have
expressed their willingness to work on this bug? Seth, what is the progress of
the work on it and how can we help?



17 years ago
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-

Comment 13

17 years ago
*** Bug 133866 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 14

17 years ago
Firstly, an addition to my original notification. I see the same (mis)behaviour
whether the Sent folder is local or on the server.

Secondly, a cry of anguish. There has been no progress on this bug since I first
logged it. I've been hoping that a fix would show up in Mozilla 1.0, but it's
still there and (even worse!) it is currently tagged as nsbeta1-. This means
that the Netscape evaluation team has rejected it for the next Netscape release.
Without this being fixed, there is no way my university will adopt
Netscape/Mozilla as its successor to Communicator 4.7X. The longer the delay in
fixing it, the harder it will be for me to argue against the adoption of
'Outbreak Express' as the corporate email client. I've already voted for this
bug - what else can I do to increase the level of urgency? At present, searching
for sent messages is really painful.

Comment 15

17 years ago
couldn't agree more but IMHO there's no hope of this being fixed for mozilla 1.0
which also means Netscape 6.5. While this couldn't be fixed we had coloured
labels added to mail (amongst other things)... :-(
*** Bug 139792 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 17

17 years ago
*** Bug 141053 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 18

17 years ago
*** Bug 141398 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 19

17 years ago
*** Bug 141649 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 20

17 years ago
For everyone who cant wait until this is fixed officialy (maybe, if at all),
I have an inoffical fix for it. (for 0.9.9)

If you want it, (just a dll) drop me a mail.

Comment 21

17 years ago
Created attachment 82626 [details]
Added on Block of Code which fixes the bug

Comment 22

17 years ago
*** Bug 142775 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 23

17 years ago
I'd like to see this bug having severity "critical".


Comment 24

17 years ago
*** Bug 143519 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
thanks for the patch reto, but this is not the right approach.

we already have code in the front end (see IsSpecialFolder() in commandglue.js) 
that does what you are trying to do.

I think the proper fix is to pass through the result of IsSpecialFolder() 
to ::Open(), instead of trying to determine it from within Open().

I'll work on the fix.
Created attachment 83134 [details] [diff] [review]
this patch includes another fix.  until I seperate it out, look for TreatRecipientAsAuthor.
Attachment #82626 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Created attachment 83149 [details] [diff] [review]
forgot about search.  this includes fix for #109557
Attachment #83134 - Attachment is obsolete: true
the fix is in on the trunk. 

thanks to for the initial patch.
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Summary: Sent subfolder shows Sender address not Receiver → subfolders of Drafts and Sent folders show Sender address not Receiver
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.1alpha

Comment 29

17 years ago
*** Bug 144575 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Why isn't this bug fixed on Mozilla 1.0 RC2?
I don't understand.
It doesn't work on Mozilla 1.0 RC3 and this bug is supposed to be RESOLVED FIXED. 

Comment 32

17 years ago
Despite comment #28 claiming that the fix for this was 'in the trunk' and
despite it being listed as RESOLVED FIXED it is *still* there in Mozilla 1.0.
Can (the status please be reset to VERIFIED and resolution turned off) or (the
fix applied to the *current* trunk?)
Yes, please, could anyone change the state to REOPENED??? This is frustrating.

Comment 34

17 years ago
This is showing as not being committed until mozilla1.1alpha, correct?  So this
would explain why we are disappointed.  Hopefully this will be committed now. 
Is it in a nightly current build?  I'd try that now if I could find out that answer.

Comment 35

17 years ago
Hello Dow,
it is part of the nightly build but unfortunately didn't make it into release
1.0. Why? Don't ask me. I am as disappointed as you are.

Comment 36

17 years ago
Created attachment 86936 [details]
WIN-32 DLL which fixes the bug in mozilla 1.0

This DLL fixes the bug in mozilla 1.0 (win-32 only, sorry.)
Don't even think to use it with any other version than 1.0

How to install :
0) exit mozilla
1) In your program installation folder,  open the "components" folder.
2) seek for the "msgbase.dll", rename it to "msgbase.dll.old"
3) copy my "msgbase.dll" there 
4) start mozilla, go into the mail-client, test
5) If it did not work, throw my dll and rename the "msgbase.dll.old" to it's
orignal name.
5) Let me know if it works on your machine.


(Source code is included)

Comment 37

17 years ago
Win2k Mozilla 1.0 Build ID: 2002053012

After extracting msgbase.dll from attachment.cgi.exe using PKZIP I installed the
new msgbase.dll. Mail appears to be working correctly now with correct sorting
of sent mail.

Thanks Reto!

Comment 38

17 years ago
Works great :-)

Reto, very fine!

Comment 39

17 years ago
Patch 86936 works fine with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.0.0)

Comment 40

17 years ago
*** Bug 156073 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 41

17 years ago
*** Bug 162668 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Ohhh, it's fixed on Mozilla by now! I have just checked it on Mozilla 1.1 Beta
(2002072104) [WinXP].

See you in other bugs ;)

Comment 43

16 years ago
*** Bug 166669 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 44

16 years ago
Is it possible, that this bug is _not_ fixed in Mozilla 1.0.1? I can't believe!

Comment 45

16 years ago
It's NOT fixed in 1.0.1...

Comment 46

16 years ago
I realise that this isn't the place really, but could someone confirm that this
bug is also present in Netscape 7.0?  If so, we'll almost certainly have to
delay upgrading from 4.7 until a future release.  *sigh*

Comment 47

16 years ago
Yes it is there in NS7.0 running it on a few boxen here.

You can roll out a default/prefs/all.js with:

user_pref("security.checkloaduri"; false);

in it to overcome the problem.

THis of course would leave a few holes open so you would have to be careful with
this one, depending on the hostility of sites visited by your users.

Comment 48

16 years ago
I'm still seeing this in 1.2 b under windows.  Are we sure it is resolved?

Comment 49

16 years ago
Mozilla 1.2b under Suse 8.0 works for me. I seem to remember 1.2b working on
Windows before I switched to Linux. Have you tried deleting the .msf indexes and
letting Mozilla mail rebuild them?
*** Bug 195757 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Product: Browser → Seamonkey


9 years ago
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