Re: [Evolution] Determining the account used for sending mail

In Evolution 1.0.x, we searched the recipients of a message until we
found one that matched one of your accounts email addresses and used
that one by default in the composer. If we failed to find your account,
we would use the X-Evolution-Source header to figure out which account
it had been downloaded from. Unfortunately, a lot of people complained
that they wanted it to use the account it was downloaded from, and so we
now have the 1.1.x behavior:

If the X-Evolution-Source header exists, we use that to find out which
account the message was downloaded from, failing that we fall back to
the searching the recipients.

If you go back to probably even last week or the week before in the
archives for this list, you'll find numerous messages complaining about
1.0.x "find my account from this message" behavior. In fact, every week
there are lots of complaints. All of them wanted it the way it is now.
You're actually the first person that wants it the old way :-)


On Mon, 2002-07-29 at 08:51, Nigel Metheringham wrote:
I've recently switched to the 1.1.x development snapshots, and the
process evolution uses to determine the outgoing account/identity used
when sending messages has changed.

I have one receiving account defined - an IMAP server - and around 5
other accounts with no receive option, and the sending information all
the same other than the email address field.  Mail from all of those
accounts ends up on the same IMAP server (although in different

With evolution 1.0.x the appropriate sending account was normally picked
when replying to messages, presumably by matching the accounts against
information in the To/Cc fields in the messages being replied to.

With evolution 1.1.x a new message has the default account applied to
it.  Any replies or forwards use the account which matches the IMAP

I can modify messages on delivery to add headers etc if needed, so if
there is a header I can tweak to "persuade" evo to pick the right
outgoing account that would help.

Otherwise can someone give me a clue as to how evo chooses the outgoing

[ Nigel Metheringham           Nigel Metheringham InTechnology co uk ]
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