[Bug 357864] [NEW] Editing the "From" field for the current email only (as text, not dropdown)

Daniel Hahler launchpad at thequod.de
Wed Apr 8 17:43:36 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

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 input.

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

** Affects: thunderbird (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Wishlist
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug i386

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