[Users] [Bug 3889] address and quoted message inconsistent in reply

Michal Suchánek msuchanek at suse.de
Thu Sep 13 12:41:15 CEST 2018

On Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:31:44 +0100
Dave Howorth <dave at howorth.org.uk> wrote:

> On Wed, 12 Sep 2018 22:13:09 +0000
> noreply at thewildbeast.co.uk wrote:
> > https://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/claws-mail/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3889
> > 
> > --- Comment #9 from Paul <paul at claws-mail.org> ---
> > (In reply to comment #8)  
> > > Yes, you have to do that. Since the message view is the only
> > > component that can convert message to text you won't get a message
> > > to reply to otherwise.    
> > 
> > You are absolutely wrong here. Try it (without the aforementioned
> > patch) and you will see. Enter a folder without automatically
> > opening a message. Right-click any message and choose 'reply'.  
> FWIW, I just tried replying to another message from this list, using
> the Reply entry on the context menu of that message, whilst viewing
> this message. I get a compose window prepopulated with the quoted
> body of this message, which is clearly incorrect.

Yes, that's the broken upstream behavior.

> I'm using openSUSE Leap 15.0 and claws 3.16.0 from their repository.
> I don't know whether I'm seeing something broken in claws or in an
> openSUSE patch which I don't know whether it is applied or not?

Apparently the patch is not applied. Otherwise you would get correct
reply to the message displayed regardless of the message on which you
pop up the context menu.

> But the claws I'm running is definitely borked.
> Oh, and if I try from another folder where I have multiple senders, it
> is the sender of the message that is being viewed, not the sender of
> the message I am trying to reply to, that is used. So at least it's
> consisently incrorrect.
> I would never dream of actually trying to reply to a message using the
> context menu, or trying to reply to more than one message at once. So

I would but that's something claws cannot do so I use a bandaid patch
that at least fixes replying to the displayed message.

> for me, the simplest fix would simply be to remove Reply from the
> context menu. Also removing the ability to select a different message
> in the list from the one that is displayed would be sensible for my
> simple-minded usage; what is the purpose of that ability?

There is a setting to always display the selected message.



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