Thunderbird addressbook entries not shown in autocomplete when composing new message
Posted on 2011-10-18
Hi, there's an bug in the autocomplete for TO field when searching address book, while composing new mail message.
If you write new message to let's say Peter Smith and you HAVE his contact in your address book with only the display name field populated (nothing entered in the First name and Last Name), you are required to type "Peter Sm" to see the address book entry in the autocomplete dropdown box. If you type just "Smith", the autocomplete doesn't find anything, even though you HAVE Peter Smith in your address book and the contact HAS the word Smith in the display name field.
Since people tend to remember the business contacts by Surname, not by whole name, this is really annoying.
Could someone help me with workaround or solution to this?