When replying to a mail in evolution, the message is flagged as edited before any changes are made.

Bug #510529 reported by James Lewis
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
One Hundred Papercuts
evolution (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

If one starts a new message, closing it will not provoke a confirmation (save to drafts etc.) unless some edits have been made... this is as it should be.

When replying to an existing message however, the new message is flagged as having been modified immediately. This is very irritating because it's not uncommon to accidentally click reply when it is not intended, then simply close the message, but you are then presented with a message asking if you want to save the changes to drafts, when infact there were no changes yet.

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Vish (vish) wrote :

In Evolution 2.28.2 I can confirm this behavior.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Vish (vish) wrote :

However , I would consider the present behavior as appropriate ,
If the user has selected the mail as reply and wants to save it as a draft for later?
This allows the user to save the mail as a draft as a reminder for later and can delete the original mail.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Incomplete
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James Lewis (james-fsck) wrote :

If the user wants to do that, they could click "save as draft", and then close the message in the same number of clicks... this would be a positive action rather than relying on the client to remind them of somthing they have forgotten.

If no changes are made between when the window is opened, and when it is closed, i don't believe that it should delay the close with a dialog which is primarily asking if you want to discard your changes.

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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at:

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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Vish (vish) wrote :

James Lewis, agreed

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Triaged
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Vish (vish) wrote :

This bug has now been fixed upstream.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package evolution - 2.28.3-0ubuntu1

evolution (2.28.3-0ubuntu1) lucid; urgency=low

  * New upstream version:
    Bug Fixes:
    - #601551 - [PST] evolution crashed with SIGSEGV (lp: #471852)
    - #554663 - Swap "Save" and "Save as Draft" accelerators in composer
                (lp: #424416)
    - #601787 - Double free in destroy_oof_data
    - #602185 - Crash after 'Show only this calendar'
    - #609042 - Convert quoted-printing to UTF-8 when copying to clipboard
    - #610124 - Autosave errors dialogues can't be dismissed
    - #607087 - Not all inlined text attachments are included in replies
    - #607741 - Move folder to claims it's copying in status bar
    - #607458 - Fix format security warning
    - #603480 - [bbdb] Traverse lists in destinations properly
    - #602827 - Disable broken plugins automatically
    - #607234 - Open received attachments as read-only
    - #604670 - addressbook-export segfaults when specifying addressbook
    - #605485 - Keeps search from previous folder in message list
    - #606449 - Empty mail-notification popups
    - #599794 - Set composer as not changed on reply or forward action
                (lp: #510529)
    - #605600 - Meeting reminders with wrong times (lp: #242954)
    - #565582 - Make sure the comp_data is not NULL before using it
                (lp: #351617)
    - #606340 - Crash on non-utf8 letter in mail folder name
    - #549988 - "Empty Trash" in Trash popup empties all Trash folders
    - #595501 - Crash on a changed mail filter action removal (lp: #452921)
    - #599615 - i18n support for emae and filter-bar when used as lib
    - #250046 - Do not count Post To addresses when not shown (lp: #485831)
  * debian/patches/90_autoconf.patch:
    - new version update
 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Mon, 01 Mar 2010 23:30:42 +0100

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Vish (vish)
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → lucid-round-10
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in evolution:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Changed in evolution:
status: Fix Released → New
Changed in evolution:
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in evolution:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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