#222 ✓fixreleased
Thomas Hanke

Reply/Forward to Not-Me – Option / shortcut / any solution

Reported by Thomas Hanke | January 23rd, 2012 @ 12:50 PM

Hi Benny,

I’m still alive and using MailMate as my primary mail client.
Let’s say MailMate and I have been in the just-works-mostly-perfectly phase. More generally, I’ve been switching from contemplating to getting things done, well, most of the time.

Anyway, my request / bug:
It‘s about saving little time and some effort, but many times per week in my usage scenario.

Let's see:

  1. Some conversation, several e-mails

  2. I want to kinda reply to / forward a message sent by myself.

  3. The e-mail should be sent to the other person/people – as regular To (not CC).
    No need to send it to my own address, that’s what folders/labels/filters/ are good – and the ominous All Mail bucket.

  4. The best I could come up is using Reply or Reply-All (or even Forward) and pasting the intended recipient into the To field.

Reply All works okayish, but I'm left with being the primary recipient.

  1. What I think I want:

Some algorithm that is able to recognize that some address of mine is the sender of the original e-mail and replies/forwards/sends the e-mail to the other(s).

I guess it‘s good enough to get some shortcut / menu entry that works as Reply, but switches To and From automatically.
In my scenario, CC plays no huge role.

But feel free to question / correct me :-)

I thought I mentioned that somewhere somewhen. Anyway the scenario is very common for me, at least.
And yes, I admit, another of those 'I want my Gmail in MailMate' requests – standard behavior in some mail clients, at least.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • benny

    benny January 24th, 2012 @ 01:59 PM

    Good to know that you are still using MailMate ;-) (In spite of some very old and probably still open tickets.)

    If I understood your request correctly then I would say that this is what MailMate already does, but obviously this is not what you see. I just took a look on the related code and it seems it'll only work if

    • the from name used for the messages are the same
    • the message you are replying to is located in “Sent Messages”

    Does this explain why it does not work for you?

    (And I should think about changing the above conservative conditions. Not sure what would be best to avoid false positives, but it should not rely on “Sent Messages”.)

  • benny

    benny October 9th, 2013 @ 11:11 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “fixcommitted”

    MailMate has already improved in earlier versions with respect to “reply-to-self”, but the latest test version should work well for most messages (including those where the From address only matches an Address Pattern).

  • benny

    benny October 17th, 2013 @ 02:27 PM

    • State changed from “fixcommitted” to “fixreleased”

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