When forwarding a mail use To: adress of original mails as From: address of forwarded mail
When I forward a mail I would like Thunderbird to forward the email using the address to which the original mails was sent. At the moment, Thunderbird uses my default email address as the From address of forwarded mail. e.g. mails sent from firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com , i want to forward this mail and have firstname.lastname@example.org as the from address of the forwarded mail. At the moment, Thunderbird uses my DEFAULT from address as From address instead of email@example.com and I have to manually change it each time
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Perhaps you need to add an identity in the account settings for your second address.
I've done some more tests, I have 7 mail accounts set up with 20 or so identities. All mails arrive in ONE inbox, when I am in that inbox, and I forward a mail, it uses my main default email account as From Address. If I move the Email to a sub folder of the account the original mail was sent to, it uses the correct email address to Forward from. If I leave he mail in the INBOX of ALL accounts it uses my default address. This has to be an error ? or a setting I have missed How do I report this ? NOTE: All required identities are set up in each account configuration!
is this the global inbox in local folders you are talking about? or another?
It goes wrong when I forward from this Inbox, see attachment!
Not in the individual email foders, this works as expected, Only from this combined Index!
Image explains you are using 'Unified' view and the issue only arises in the virtual 'Inbox' that shows everything combined but works correctly when you forward from the real Inbox for the account.
Tested this setup on my system and all 'forward' emails did use correct email address.
Perhaps your 'smart folder' is corrupt.
Please try this: Set the folders to the 'All' setting Menu icon > Folders > All
In Thunderbird Help > Troubleshooting Information click on 'Open Folder' a new window opens showing the contents of your profile name folder.
Exit Thunderbird now - this is important.
click on 'Mail' folder
Locate and delete 'smart mailboxes' folder.
Set the folders to the 'Unified' setting Menu icon > Folders > Unified
Allow a little time smart mailboxes to be recreated and then test 'forward' of email to see what is put in the 'From'.
Please report back with results.
It does not change anything.. as you can see form uploaded image!
NOTE, this problem occurs on Linux , Macos x and Chrome OS but I still tried your suggestion.
Thanks for your help Matt. Now that I know how it works I will live with the issue and be careful when I forward emails. In fact, the problem for me is more important when I forwarding SPAM to spamcop, so I have to be careful. I consider more of a bug, I can understand having a default email address for sending new mails but when it comes to replying and forwarding it should, IMHO use the original To and not the default to. It should be an option, that is why I posted this question in the first place, thinking there was an option somewhere I had not seen.
Thanks Matt, I'll live with it.