#166 new

inconsistence of the From: field

Reported by Thibaud | June 24th, 2011 @ 10:35 PM

When I click on New message, the From: field corresponds to the To: field of the selected e-mail in the main window of MailMate.
It should be ok if, when adding a contact in the To: field of my new e-mail, the From: field change to the preferred From: field for this contact. But it is not the case and the From: field remains the same than the one of the selected message in MailMate main window.

How I would like it behaves:

When New message to a@b.c:

-> use the preferred From: for this contact (defined when previously manually choosing a From: for a new message for a@b.c), or if not available:

--> use the From: corresponding to the more used From: in all the messages sent to a@b.c (including replies) during the three last months, or, if not available:

---> use the default From: address

When Reply to a@b.c:

-> in all cases, use the To: field of the message as From: field of the answer

The To:field of the e-mail selected in the main window of Mailmate is rarely relevant for a new message...

I only spoke about From: field but It could apply for the choice of the signature also :)

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • benny

    benny June 25th, 2011 @ 06:52 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”

    I (mostly) agree. The To-field is probably most often only relevant when being in a mailing list mailbox.

  • Thibaud

    Thibaud July 19th, 2011 @ 10:10 AM

    I sent you an e-mail with an example of strange From: address created that could be related to this ticket.

  • Thibaud

    Thibaud July 19th, 2011 @ 10:18 AM

    Finally not, I misinterpreted something ;)

  • benny

    benny October 9th, 2013 @ 10:07 AM

    • State changed from “accepted” to “fixreleased”

    This ticket was never updated, but I believe it works almost as you describe. Reopen the ticket if that is not the case.

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