#1371 accepted
xwordfun

customize reply header

Reported by xwordfun | January 4th, 2016 @ 10:06 PM

Is there a way to customize the header that appears at the top of the "quote" of an email that I am replying to? Right now it says "On [date], at [time], [Original sender] wrote:"

I would like to have a reply header as follows:

From: name [email address]
Sent: Date, time
To: name [email address]
Subject: title of subject

I'm sorry if you have already answered this question elsewhere. I'm new to MailMate. I've searched the archive and looked online and didn't see an answer.

Thanks!

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  • benny

    benny January 5th, 2016 @ 08:54 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “resolved”

    Look for MmReplyWroteString on this page. Let me know if this does not solve your problem.

    Are you sure it's a good idea? It's quite non-standard and redundant with such a verbose header (mainly seen in the always very non-standard Microsoft email clients).

  • benny

    benny February 11th, 2016 @ 01:16 PM

    Thanks for the support!

    First, note that you must relaunch MailMate for the change to take effect.

    Try this:

    defaults write com.freron.MailMate MmReplyWroteString -string 'From: ${from.name:${from.address}}\nDate: %e %b %Y, at %k:%M\nTo: ${to.name:${to.address}}\nSubject: ${subject}\n'
    

    Note the special code for newlines: \n.

  • benny

    benny February 24th, 2018 @ 01:19 PM

    • State changed from “resolved” to “accepted”

    @hieracosphinx: There's no way to handle multiple to/cc addresses this way, but without that then something like this should work:

    defaults write com.freron.MailMate MmReplyWroteString -string 'From: ${from.name:?${from.name} <${from.address}>:${from.address}}\nDate: %e %b %Y, at %k:%M\nTo: ${to.name:?${to.name} <${to.address}>:${to.address}}\nTo: ${cc.name:?${cc.name} <${cc.address}>:${cc.address}}\nSubject: ${subject}\n'
    

    I'm afraid there's no way to get the time zone of the original email.

    I'll put this ticket back into the “accepted” state as a request for a more configurable wrote-string behavior, but it's not a high priority at this point.

  • benny

    benny February 26th, 2018 @ 08:48 AM

    The “forward” code is completely hard-coded which means that using it wouldn't give you any flexibility. I'll keep it in mind though since improving the flexibility of the reply-method could naturally also be used to improve the forwarding-method.

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