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Reply button confusion for news

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  • Last reply by finitarry

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Recently (since < 1 month) it happens sometimes to me that I accidentally reply to a news message with an email to the sender. I noticed, there are two buttons labelled "reply": the one in the message header and one on the toolbar (see screenshot, if the upload succeeds). I searched and found this old discussion https://groups.google.com/d/topic/mozilla.support.thunderbird/rKuSOomYM5w/discussion as well as this bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=788304

Now, when I click the one in the toolbar I really am sending a reply to the newsgroup which is what I intend. If I click the other "reply" I will send an email reply to the sender.

Question: has there been another recent change to button behavior or am I really tripping into the change mentioned in linked resources above?

Thanks a lot!

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It seems because of the awkward way this site handles images I deleted the screenshot. If anybody needs to see it please let me know.

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Use the 'Followup' button for newsgroups.

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christ1 said

Use the 'Followup' button for newsgroups.

I know I can reply to newsgroup with the "followup" button. But your reply does in no way answer my question.

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You can move the Reply button to the customize window and just keep Followup. If you ever need to reply to a sender, you can get that by using the dropmarker for Followup.

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Apparently nobody reads what people write here.

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You said that you sometimes use Reply in a newsgroup by mistake. If you remove that button from the toolbar, you will no longer have that problem.

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finitarry said

You said that you sometimes use Reply in a newsgroup by mistake. If you remove that button from the toolbar, you will no longer have that problem.

OK, since apparently users need some help, here's the question again:

Question: has there been another recent change to button behavior or am I really tripping into the change mentioned in linked resources above?
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@christ1: There *IS* no longer any Followup button for newsgroups! We need it back!

Modified by jdgalt

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jdgalt said

@christ1: There *IS* no longer any Followup button for newsgroups! We need it back!

Since when? I can still see it in version 31.8.0.

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I'm using 38.2.0.

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How do you post to a newsgroup with Thunderbird if there is no Followup? I am using SeaMonkey to do that, so I have no problems.