NewsForge's Robin Miller on Converting Outlook Users to Mozilla
Monday June 23rd, 2003
#18 Re: Re: I'm with you on this one
Tuesday June 24th, 2003 11:01 AM
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Add me to the "me too" list on this (lack of) feature. sure you can work around it by creating a bunch of useless, bogus accounts just to get the addresses in the dropdown, but then you end up with a hugely cluttered account/folder tree.
here's my ideal implementation:
- addresses are associated with accounts - multiple addresses per account - an account has a default address - an account can be set up to have NO default address - addresses (not accounts) are associated with SMTP servers - for new messages, mailer defaults to default address - for replies, mailer defaults to the To address of the message
1) the ability to have NO default From: address for an account forces you to consciously specify a From: address before sending. This is crucial to avoid accidentally sending a message with the wrong From address.
2) likewise, with replies, defaulting the From address to the To address helps avoid sending from the wrong account.