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[Bug 357864]


Comment on attachment 8551328
Backend changes

Review of attachment 8551328:

::: mailnews/mime/src/mimedrft.cpp
@@ +1203,5 @@
>        }
>      }
>      else
>      {
> +      from = MimeHeaders_get(mdd->headers, HEADER_FROM,     false, false);

This hunk seems unnecessary?

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  Editing the "From" field for the current email only (as text, not

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Bug description:
  Binary package hint: thunderbird

  I want to quite often use a particular email address (e.g. for writing
  to a mailing list), where I do not have added the email address to the
  account settings yet.

  However, Thunderbird does not allow to edit the From field, but only
  provides the configured email addresses in a dropdown.

  It would be nice, if you could also edit the From field in a text

  KMail provides this, for example, and there appear to be some
  extensions for it, but I'd like to avoid using an addon for this, but
  rather think it's a nice feature to have by default.

  I could imagine, that the last entry in the dropdown would say
  "Edit..." or "Custom..." and change the dropdown into a text field.

  ProblemType: Bug
  Architecture: i386
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Package: mozilla-thunderbird
  PackageArchitecture: all
   PATH=(custom, user)
  SourcePackage: thunderbird
  Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686

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