Nickname vs Name in address

#1

When an email is composed and an address is selected from the address book, the address is in the form Nickname <name@domain.org> and is sent as such in the outgoing email. I use nicknames as shortcuts and would prefer that not the nickname but the name is used in the To, Cc and Bcc fields: Firstname Surname <name@domain.org>.

One reason is that there is only one person with a given nickname, but many with some names, so the right email address would be selected faster and with fewer errors.

Also, odd situations may happen, typically when writing to a family member and a stranger in one mail. You do not really want that person to see the nick you use.

What do you think?

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#2

Thanks for your message @ondra – an issue has now been created for this bug: https://github.com/runbox/runbox7/issues/313

– Geir

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