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Since the latest update I cannot send emails to multiple addresses. Previously I coud enter one address hit rtn and a second address box would appear. What Know

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This was changed in v78. You no longer get new lines for additional recipients, instead, you simply enter them all on the same line, separated by a comma. Type a comma instead of pressing Enter, followed by the second address and so on.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

This was changed in v78. You no longer get new lines for additional recipients, instead, you simply enter them all on the same line, separated by a comma. Type a comma instead of pressing Enter, followed by the second address and so on.

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As suggested, if I type a comma the next (2nd) email address will not be populated from the address book and it will be a totally manual entry. Unfortunately I do not have that good a memory to memorize 120 email addresses in my address book. The remaining entries are all in red and they never get the email. Essentially, I know of no way to send an email to multiple addresses after this version update!

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It would be great if there would be an option to set this back to one address per line.

I find it much clearer to have one address per line. It is easier to check the addresses before sending. Especially if I have to send a mail to more than e.g. 10 recipients.

One line for multiple addresses is not an improvement in my case.

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Gmgshopper; You can pick out the additional addresses from the Contact Sidebar (F9). After locating the additional address click on the appropriate "Add to" and the address is added. You still have to add a comma between the addresses. Perhaps not as convenient as the multiple address lines but the correct address will be added.

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F9 doesn't bring up Contact Sidebar and not available through options

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Whose idea was it to impose this on users? I can see no way in which it helps!

Please add a setting that lets us get back to what worked so well before! If there is someone who finds the new scheme better, they can still get it, but for those who have been happy for years with the previous arrangement we could get back to being more productive. Now I have extra steps when replying to someone: How is that an advantage?

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rlwilsonjr said

Whose idea was it to impose this on users? I can see no way in which it helps! Please add a setting that lets us get back to what worked so well before! If there is someone who finds the new scheme better, they can still get it, but for those who have been happy for years with the previous arrangement we could get back to being more productive. Now I have extra steps when replying to someone: How is that an advantage?

Disable automatic updates in Thunderbird's Options. If you don't, then expect Thunderbird to automatically update, as has been the default behaviour for years.

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I'm not keen on this arbitrary change either, though contrary to what 'gmgshoppe' says, I find that second and subsequent addresses do pop up if they're in the address book (although I've not checked to see if ALL address books are searched). Nonetheless it's confusing and unnecessary. Stan's idea to disable automatic updates isn't frightfully helpful if the offending update has already happened. Besides, this seems less an 'update', more a regressive step, and TB authors should take note of the comments. I'd like to think it might be changed back, but if I disabled updates I'd never know.

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ramasaig said

Stan's idea to disable automatic updates isn't frightfully helpful if the offending update has already happened. Besides, this seems less an 'update', more a regressive step, and TB authors should take note of the comments. I'd like to think it might be changed back, but if I disabled updates I'd never know.

It's not going to be changed back because it's a far more efficient way of managing multiple addresses in any and all of the recipient fields, and it was in Tbird's development road map specifically for that reason (efficiency). Disabling automatic updates should help you stick to the previous version (68) AFTER downgrading from v78, which is the only option at the moment to get back the old inefficient addressing layout. Also, this Addressing an Email will help with taking advantage of the new layout for those who care to even try.

Lastly, as far as I know, feedback shared here is also shared with the dev team, but you have to understand and appreciate that not every opinion can be put into action for any number of reasons, so it's unrealistic to expect all your desired changes to be implemented. Believe it or not, the number of users that despise the new layout is far smaller than those who have no issues with it, but because no one is starting threads to praise or express their indifference towards the new layout, doesn't mean the majority of users hate it enough to warrant going back to the old layout.

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