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Inserting addresses from the address book

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If I receive a mail and want to forward it, or reply with some additional recipient from my address book, this turns out to be extremely tedious:

  1. open the address book
  2. search for that address
  3. click on it, so I see the possible actions to the right
  4. go for "Write" - as if I wanted to write a message to that person
  5. "copy" name and mail address from this dummy mail and "paste" it into the real one
  6. close the dummy mail

I know that SOME mail addresses would appear also directly in the to: or cc:/bcc: field if I just start typing the name, but never those that are in my main address book or the ones which I use most often!

  • Bulleted list itemIn other words: I do not really understand what the criterion is for mail addresses to appear or not. And what I can do to trigger Thunderbird to go for those that I really use most often!
  • Bulleted list itemAnd if that is not possible: Is there a shorter way to at least copy&paste a mail address from the address book to some place, without opening a dummy mail first?
If I receive a mail and want to forward it, or reply with some additional recipient from my address book, this turns out to be extremely tedious: # open the address book # search for that address # click on it, so I see the possible actions to the right # go for "Write" - as if I wanted to write a message to that person # "copy" name and mail address from this dummy mail and "paste" it into the real one # close the dummy mail I know that SOME mail addresses would appear also directly in the to: or cc:/bcc: field if I just start typing the name, but never those that are in my main address book or the ones which I use most often! * Bulleted list itemIn other words: I do not really understand what the criterion is for mail addresses to appear or not. And what I can do to trigger Thunderbird to go for those that I really use most often! * Bulleted list itemAnd if that is not possible: Is there a shorter way to at least copy&paste a mail address from the address book to some place, without opening a dummy mail first?

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Hello

I'm not using the standard address book anymore, I use Cardbook (that I can recommend), and it has no feature like most often used addresses, it just search its files as a full-text search, it can be a bit confusing at first since typing 'eau' in the CC field will retrieve for example an address such as 'marioneau@myisp.com' (immediately understandable), but also a mail address whose vcard include a comment with a combination of letters such as 'zone. austria', but typing a few letters more usually restricts enough the search to find what I want.

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Hello

I'm not using the standard address book anymore, I use Cardbook (that I can recommend), and it has no feature like most often used addresses, it just search its files as a full-text search, it can be a bit confusing at first since typing 'eau' in the CC field will retrieve for example an address such as 'marioneau@myisp.com' (immediately understandable), but also a mail address whose vcard include a comment with a combination of letters such as 'zone. austria', but typing a few letters more usually restricts enough the search to find what I want.

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Thanks! I just installed it, and within the first seconds I realized that

  • Also with Cardbook I cannot find a name in a list and then "copy" something line "First Name <mail@address>" for inserting "wherever I want", but I have not explored all options yet of course.
  • But the best news is: If I now type a few letters, like you are writing, I see really all the "candidates" that can be found in any of my address books.

In other words: It looks like my problems are solved like that indeed!

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