Mail.app messing up reply address for simple email addresses.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dahacouk, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. dahacouk macrumors member

    dahacouk

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    Dartmoor, Devon, UK
    #1
    Anybody else get this problem? When an email comes to me with the following looking "From" field:

    From: <person@company.co.uk>

    That's with greater than and less than character at the start and end of it. It messes up the reply address.

    When I reply to one of these emails Mail.app sets the "To:" field to be:

    "person@company.co.uk> <person@company.co.uk" <person@company.co.uk>

    When it should just be:

    To: person@company.co.uk

    Anybody get this behaviour?

    Incidentally, you can search for these kinds of simple emails in Mail.app by searching in "All Mailboxes"/"From" for:

    > <

    That's greater than, space, less than.

    Cheers Daniel
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    #2
    Dig around in Windows -> Previous Recipients.

    If the malformed addresses show up there you can just remove them.
     
  3. dahacouk thread starter macrumors member

    dahacouk

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    Location:
    Dartmoor, Devon, UK
    #3
    Just tried that and it didn't help. Can you reproduce the problem yourself?

    Take a look at another thread where an expert says this is a bug...

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2377538&tstart=15

    Cheers!
     

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