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I have my job IMAP account set up in TB 3.0.3.

It's becoming very annoying that in group emails where I'm in the CC or TO list I hit "Reply To All" and I find myself in the recipients list. So when I send the email I also get a copy of my own email.

I haven't found where to disable or modify this.

This doesn't happen with my Gmail account (also set up in TB)

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The Reply to All feature works the way you want only when your e-mail address in the e-mail you are replying to is the same as configured in the account.

In this case, you should add another Identity to your account which uses the other e-mail address.

  • Right-click on you account name
  • Choose Settings...
  • Click on Manage Identities...
  • Add an Identity using the e-mail address for which Reply to All did not work correctly.

You might also have to set the config option mailnews.reply_to_self_check_all_ident to true.

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Just to giv emy $0.02: This will not work if your company has aliases setup. You have to use the actual email address in Identity settings. Sometimes companies give you a leeway of setting up aliases of your choice in case you do not like the email address policy of the company or in case you work for a particular sub organization of that company. –  sabertooth Aug 16 '10 at 15:00
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@AJ: but this should still work, every e-mail that is added as a new "identity" in Thunderbird is correctly identified in "Reply to All" –  Palmin Oct 13 '10 at 9:13

Yes! I found finally an answer to this one!

(in windows version)

Go Tools>Options>General tab>Config Editor... button

(in later versions, the Config Editor is on the Advanced tab)

Type in mailnews.reply_to_self_check_all_ident

Double-click it to set it to false

Close about:config window (little x upper right).

Press OK to close the options.

Then try replying to a message you sent.

Should leave you out of the To: and CC: fields. Reply just does the To:'s from the original message. Reply All does the To:'s and the CC's.

Farkin fantashtick!

(Windows Vista, Thunderbird 3.06)

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You missed out the most important part (see accepted answer). Without this it will not work ... Right-click on you account name Choose Settings... Click on Manage Identities... Add an Identity using the e-mail address for which Reply to All did not work correctly. –  Mawg May 19 at 2:43

It's not a bug, it's a feature :). Some people like it, like this one.

This should only happen whenever you reply to thread that you have began yourself. Then they will put you into To field, while others will go into Cc field.

Also try downgrading to the older version. Seems like they have changed it recently.

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