From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:0.9.3) Gecko/20010801 BuildID: 2001080110 I have an entire domain, where any email to that domain reaches a single mailbox. I also have some forwarded addresses. For those, it is impractical to open a full blown account for each address. On the other hand, I sometimes need to send mail from one of those addresses. Either to change DNS on internic, answer a party that sent mail to one of my "use once throwaway" email addresses, or any other reason. In pine, I can simply change the From: field. Both real name and email address. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Click the "new mail" button 2. 3. Actual Results: A combo box allows me to select any of the configured email addresses. Expected Results: A combo box allows me to select any of the configured email addresses, but the result is then a plain text box that is modifyable. It would be nice if I could also save frequently used email addresses to be included in the combo box, despite them not being actual email addresses. Pine also has a configuration to tell it which emails are mine, so that pressing "reply to all" will not reply to myself. Both of those are merely nice to have.
Would you be satisfied with, perhaps, having "Custom..." as the final item in the pop-up list of sender addresses? That would probably be the easiest to implement.
Yes, that would be great. It does open some questions regarding "which configuration to use". For example - each account I have may have a different "sent-items" folder, or even an "SMTP server" setting (the later is not the case in my situation, but from a program functionality perspective The proposed solution will do the trick for me, but I am wondering in terms of overall program useability whether it will not be smarter to implement this in the way I suggested. Another way to implement this, which may prove easier (and then again - maybe not) is to implement custom headers (i.e. - X-Mood: Angry, or X-Answer: 42). I can then have a custom header called "From:", and let me override the text placed in the original form, while still having it tied to a specific account. Like I said, for my particular problem, simply having a "custom..." option, sending using the default accout settings (or having a special account specifically for that purpose) works for me.
RFE, confirming. The behavior for validation should be constant - if the mail client requires a valid e-mail address in account settings, it should with custom addresses also.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: I should be able to change (free form) the "from" email address → [RFE] Change "from" email address in compose window
reassigning to varada
Assignee: sspitzer → varada
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 87987 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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