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alta88
 
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Post Posted July 29th, 2011, 9:03 am

the Editor won't be separated from the rest, sorry. there are a number of things that can be done to make it easier/faster to access of course, it is a bit difficult since editing headers is an advanced user function. but i will likely add some shortcuts.

if you need to just add custom headers while in Compose, like Mnenhy, the soon to be released rc5 will have that.

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Post Posted July 31st, 2011, 4:43 am

alta88 wrote:the Editor won't be separated from the rest, sorry.

Yes, I understand that you don't want to maintain two Add-ons.

there are a number of things that can be done to make it easier/faster to access of course [...]. but i will likely add some shortcuts.

Thank you.

if you need to just add custom headers while in Compose, like Mnenhy, the soon to be released rc5 will have that.

This is useful, if Thunderbird 5 isn't already able to set the References-header when I forward a message. Do you know something about?


Mostly I need the header editor to manually add a Reply-To header to incoming mails.
So perhaps it is possible to solve this in a simlper way: Message B (from another person) which shall get an In-Reply-To header is selected. I press a short cut, select the origin message A I wrote and then the email B get an In-Reply-To header containing the message-id from A?
Any ideas?

Thank you,
J-K
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Post Posted July 31st, 2011, 9:00 am

for me, Tb5 already adds References and In-Reply-To headers to message B containing the messageId of A when both replying and forwarding; X-Forwarded-Message-Id is also added when forwarding. you need to View->Headers->All.. with TM you can configure where you want any header.

if not, with TM you could register an existing or create any header as a compose header, then when replying copy the A messageId and manually enter it by selecting the menuitem you've registered.

a more interesting thing would be to add the messageId of B to a header of A, so A would know all messages replied/forwarded from it, but this is non trivial.

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Post Posted July 31st, 2011, 12:49 pm

alta88 wrote:for me, Tb5 already adds References and In-Reply-To headers to message B containing the messageId of A when both replying and forwarding

Nice, that Thunderbird 5 sets References-header when forwarding a message.
Sorry, my example was not clearly, I edited it:

Mostly I need the header editor to manually add an In-Reply-To header to incoming mails.
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alta88
 
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Post Posted August 1st, 2011, 8:21 pm

TotalMessage-1.0rc5 has been released.

See the homepage for details.

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Post Posted August 2nd, 2011, 7:17 pm

alta88: Have you considered using CKEditor as the backend?

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Post Posted August 2nd, 2011, 8:45 pm

for the header editor?

i'm familiar with ckeditor as i once did a prototype for a compose tab for snowl. but it's likely overkill here, since headers can't have anything but strings, ie no tags or markup (though i suppose atom feeds can, per rfc). non ascii is auto decoded/encoded per the mail rfc on that.

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2011, 12:07 am

Aaah OK. I thought you were implementing a message editor. No wonder the screenshots on AMO looked strange. :-). I tried checking out the add-on, but it wasn't working properly in Shredder.

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2011, 2:17 pm

that's not much to go on, it works for me in earlybird/aurora 7.0a on win7. i don't go out to shredder for testing..

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2011, 5:49 pm

I didn't give details because I'm not asking for a fix. I was merely mentioning some of what contributed to my confusion. The extension is not what I thought it was.

Thanks

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Post Posted August 4th, 2011, 7:30 am

I installed TotalMessage and since then (immediately thereafter) the Quote Collapse extension no longer functions. The TotalMessage extension seems to work as described and like it better that the default header layout. Also, I disabled it and discovered that the header did not revert to the layout that was there before I installed it. The styling reverted, but not the headers that were shown.

These are just my observations.
Dave Pyles

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Post Posted August 4th, 2011, 10:57 am

yes, Quote Collapse operates on the built in message pane, which TM necessarily replaces. i used QC and like it, so may either build it into TM or tweak the existing extension.

true, TM needs to set it to All Headers internally, but doesn't set it back (or know whether it should).

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Post Posted August 5th, 2011, 10:49 am

I just noticed that with TotalMessage enabled, when I select text in a message then hit reply, that the compose window comes up with all of the text of the message and not just the selected text.

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Post Posted August 6th, 2011, 3:59 pm

noted, thanks.

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Post Posted August 20th, 2011, 7:09 am

Is there some file (maybe a CSS file) that I can edit to reduce the size of the font in the header?

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