maemo.org Bugzilla – Bug 6700
Semicolon in To field should be ignored when sending a message
Last modified: 2010-03-15 20:56:22 UTC
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SOFTWARE VERSION: 5.0/2009.42-11
(Settings > General > About product)
EXACT STEPS LEADING TO PROBLEM:
Create a new mail, simply enter in an email address, and try to send, then it
will ask me to select contacts, even though i already wrote an email address..
it wont send then. press "back", and it saves a draft, go into drafts, and it
allows you to send it
i can send the mail without first drafting it
i have to draft it
EXTRA SOFTWARE INSTALLED:
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.5; Linux; X11; x86_64)
KHTML/3.5.5 (like Gecko)
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Please provide exact steps to reproduce:
Also, which exact account type does this refer to? IMAP, POP? How is it set up?
Directly, or via Nokia Messaging Service?
What kind of email address did you enter and how ("simply enter in an email
What is the *exact* error message you get?
uhm, the type is imap, setup directly(i guess i choose the wrong component,
sorry, the bug guide said i should just guess if i werent sure).
1: setup some imap4 account directly (my server is dovecot, not that it should
matter, connected via ssl)
2: press the new message button
3: enter in some email address, could get email@example.com (i wont post the real
one here, but just tested with firstname.lastname@example.org)
4: fill out subject/message as you please
5: press the little yellow mail icon thinking it will send, but instead it pops
up a little popup at the bottom asking me to select contact, pressing "done" in
the popup does nothing unless i mark a contact, which i dont want to, as i dont
have the target email address in my contacts. i can then press outside the
popup to cancel it
6: press the "back" button to go out of the mail, thus saving it as a draft
7: go into drafts folder, open the mail, press the same yellow send icon, and
now it sends it perfectly.
(In reply to comment #2)
> pops up a little popup at the bottom asking me to select contact
What's the exact name of that Dialog?
(It's really way easier to search for existing bugs when using the actual terms
from the User Interface.)
I get a "Message has been moved to outbox" here when using Gmail IMAP to
reproduce this. :-/
So you just enter "email@example.com"? Nothing else, like a comma or semicolon?
i just figured out the problem based on your input.
the problem is that i didnt use the "close osk" button in the upper right
corner, but the return button, which then adds the semicolon, and then it wants
a little bit confusing interface, but i suppose not strictly a bug.
Now that i know, i dont care about this bug anymore, though for
userfriendlyness sake, i would perhaps suggest accepting "firstname.lastname@example.org; "
as a valid recipient..
Glad that it works for you now.
Changing summary to reflect the problem.
(In reply to comment #4)
> Now that i know, i dont care about this bug anymore, though for
> userfriendlyness sake, i would perhaps suggest accepting "email@example.com; "
> as a valid recipient..
Although it's not really that simple, but it does need fixing I agree as the
email recipient field validation is annoyingly inconsistent.
For example I have a contact with the first name "Work" (no last name) to which
I have assigned my work email address - sometimes I wish to forward emails I
receive "at home" to my work address during the day.
So if I send an email with the word "work" in the "To:" field the email will be
sent OK (and received at my work email address).
But if I specify "work;" then Modest complains "No matching contacts found".
Yet if I specify "work; " then it matches the contact, expands the email
address and send the mail just fine.
So the following work fine:
"work" (Matches to a contact)
"work; " (Matches to a contact)
"firstname.lastname@example.org" (email sent immediately)
"email@example.com;" (email sent immediately)
But the following don't work:
"work;" (no matching contact error)
"firstname.lastname@example.org; " (List of all contacts displayed, choose one and the
email is sent to email@example.com and also the selected contact, so modest
probably thinks the space is the name of a contact that needs matching and
I have just committed the fix. We now ignore empty addresses when checking
Thx for reporting!!!
Only fixed for the last address, hence reopening.
fixed also remaining special cases
modest-3-2 (PR1.2): 12a672c559d983c4e49a7e4054ee14c0177ecb1c
master (community): 74a15bb6c7c53ed184a20c83c4fb9709d03d91e4
(Not fixed in 2.2009.51-1)
Fixed in modest 3.2.9-1+0m5 which is part of the internal release version
Setting explicit PR1.2 milestone (so it's clearer in which public release the
fix will be available to users).
Sorry for the bugmail noise (you can filter on this message).