#2788 reply all includes self

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David Stoll

When you 'reply all' to a message it includes your own email address in the TO or CC field. You either have to remove it or receive a copy of the email.

It's a minor bug, but it's kind of annoying.



  • David Stoll

    David Stoll - 2012-04-24

    I'm not sure how to check the version I'm using. Sorry about that.

  • Paul Lesniewski

    Paul Lesniewski - 2012-07-01

    You should check the preference setting for Options-->Display Preferences-->Include Me in CC when I Reply All

    Turning that off will make it so your address doesn't show up in the CC field.

    That said, the TO field will include your address if you were the sender of the message you're replying to. I just added a new option that detects this scenario and tries to reply instead to the *recipient* of the message you're replying to instead if possible.

    To get this new feature, you'll need to pull directly from our SVN or wait about 24 hours and get a snapshot from our downloads page. The new option would then need to be turned on if you so desire, and can be found here: Options-->Display Preferences-->Send Replies To My Own Messages To Previous Recipient

    This new option defaults to being off, but you can default it (it is called "do_not_reply_to_self") to being on by reading here:


    In version 1.5.2, the options above are found in the Compose Preferences instead of the Display Preferences.

  • Paul Lesniewski

    Paul Lesniewski - 2012-07-01
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
  • David Stoll

    David Stoll - 2012-07-02

    Thanks for your response pdontthink.

    Yes, a better way to say this is that when you reply to a message in your inbox (even without the cc me option), it puts yourself as the TO and the original TO as the CC. Thunderbird and Gmail (just for example) detect this and assume you want to use the original TO (and CC & BCC if they also originally existed) when you reply to one of your own "sent" messages. Is this the intent of your patch?

    Thanks so much.


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