[RCU] Reply to own messages broken...?

Michael Heydekamp listuser at freexp.de
Thu Jun 18 01:15:01 CEST 2015


Hi Mike,

Am 17.06.2015 18:13, schrieb Mike Burger:
> On 2015-06-16 7:27 pm, Michael Heydekamp wrote:
>> Hi Mike,
>>
>> Am 16.06.2015 19:11, schrieb Mike Burger:
>>
>>> On 2015-06-16 12:57 pm, Michael Heydekamp wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> just did set up some mail accounts for a new user and did realize that
>>>> replies to an own message are being sent to the own address of the original
>>>> sender rather than to the address of the original recipient.
>>>>
>>>> This still works:
>>>> -----------------
>>>> 1)
>>>>> From: Michael Heydekamp <michael at mydomain.de>
>>>>> Display name: Michael Heydekamp
>>>>> Email: michael at mydomain.de
>>>>
>>>> This does not work:
>>>> -------------------
>>>> 2)
>>>>> From: Michael Heydekamp <michael at mydomain.de>
>>>>> Display name: Michael Heydekamp xxxxxx - xxxxxxx xxx xxxxxxx
>>>>> Email: michael at mydomain.de
>>>>
>>>> 3)
>>>>> From: Michael Heydekamp xxxxxx - xxxxxxx xxx xxxxxxx <michael at mydomain.de>
>>>>> Display name: Michael Heydekamp xxxxxx - xxxxxxx xxx xxxxxxx
>>>>> Email: michael at mydomain.de
>>>>
>>>> 4)
>>>>> From: =?UTF-8?Q?Michael_Heydekamp_xxxxxx_-_xxxxxxx_xxx_xxxxxxx?=
>>>>>  <michael at mydomain.de>
>>>>> Display name: Michael Heydekamp
>>>>> Email: michael at mydomain.de
>>>>
>>>> Where "Display name" and "Email" are the relevant entries under
>>>> Settings/Identities, and "From:" is the From header of the message.
>>>>
>>>> According to Example 2) above, Roundcube seems to check for the display name
>>>> as well...? IMO, it shouldn't do that and check for the address only.
>>>>
>>>> Example 3) is strange: Display names are identical, nonetheless the routine
>>>> fails. Is the display name too long?
>>>>
>>>> Example 4): Not sure if folded headers are the problem here.
>>>>
>>>> Fix appreciated, as the user in question did already send a few messages to
>>>> himself, relying on a working Reply-to-own-messages routine (and not
>>>> realizing the wrong recipient address).
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> I'm not a Roundcube dev, so my thoughts here should be taken with a grain
>>> of salt, but...
>>>
>>> I'm not sure I see where this is something to fix in Roundcube. This is
>>> normal behavior when one replies to one's own message that was not sent
>>> through a listserv with a default Reply-To.
>>>
>>> If the original sender is replying to their own message and wants the
>>> reply to go to the original recipient, they should select to "Reply-All",
>>> as they would with any other mail client, and if necessary, drop
>>> themselves from the "To" field.
>>
>> Sorry, but you're wrong. Roundcube has a special routine to detect replies
>> to an own message for ages already, and automatically inserts the original
>> recipient in the To: header. Which is extremely convenient and appreciated.
>>
>> If that wouldn't be the case, even example 1) would not work. That it works,
>> is a proof that this routine does exist. And you don't need to be a dev to
>> know that. There were discussions about this here and there already.
>>
>> The routine does just not work in cases 2), 3) and 4), and IMO this need to
>> get fixed.
>>
>> Cheers,
> 
> My apologies...I misunderstood the entirety of the initial request and
> also found that you're right about the functionality.
> 
> I'll crawl back under my rock, now, and avoid coming out until I actually
> know what I'm talking about.

Ok ok, no reason to get that depressive. ;-))

Just hoping that Alec and/or Thomas would throw in something, as this is a
real pain currently for the user in question.

Cheers,
-- 
Michael Heydekamp
Co-Admin freexp.de
Düsseldorf/Germany


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