Thunderbird Addons to Make Thunderbird Easier to Use

Thunderbird is powerful and feature rich. But different users have different needs and it is not feasible to include all features into the base software, where a plugin system shines. Thunderbird, similar to Firefox from Mozilla, supports addons/plugins and has a large ecosystems. Here, we will introduce several addons to Thunderbird that make Thunderbird easier […]

How to hide my private IP in Email header in Thunderbird?

It seems Thunderbird sends out my private/lan IP to the SMTP server. For example, in an Email sent out by Thunderbird, the header contains Received: from [192.168.1.2] (example.com [1.2.3.4]) by mail.example.com (Postfix) with ESMTPSA id 92CD297DEA; It is fine that the SMTP server records the public IP (1.2.3.4) as it is what it sees. But […]

How to export and import message filters of Thunderbird

I have several installation of Thunderbird under Linux to check/send emails using IMAP email servers. I use filters extensively to manage my emails. How to export and import message filters of Thunderbird so that I can synchronize the rules on several installations? About message filters in Thunderbird (More at http://kb.mozillazine.org/Filters_(Thunderbird)): Filters are account specific, there […]

How to Automatically Move Junk Emails to The Junk Folder in Thunderbird

Junk Emails, or Email spams, are annoying and they cost time to deal with. While they are something we need to cope with, we can use tools to help us. Thunderbird has an adaptive junk filter that can learn from user’s actions to identify junk messages. I find that Thunderbird default settings are not fully […]

How to Make Thunderbird Not Wrap Long Lines Automatically

Thunderbird automatically wraps lines by 72 characters by default. But wrapping in 72 characters may not look well on all clients. Some may want Thunderbird not to wrap lines and leave the receiver’s email client to choose the length to wrap lines. This post introduces how to make thunderbird not wrap lines automatically. First, open […]

How to Configure Outlook-style Email Reply Header in Thunderbird

Thunderbird’s email reply header is short and not like the ones in Outlook and other email lients. Thunderbird provides several integrated reply headers”. However, the Outlook-style reply header with sender, receiver, date, and other information are clear and useful (e.g. my boss cc’ed an email to me to let me handle a request and I […]

Thunderbird Tips: Default Descending Email Sort Order and Inline Quote When Reply

Thunderbird is a great email client and what make it special is deeply configurable like Firefox. For me, I like to view email in the descending sort order and inline quote relied email content when replying emails. Let’s look at how to set the default order as descending sort order and quote mode as inline […]

Thunderbird中使用Google Calendar及它的SMS功能

Google Calendar可以自动发短信提醒,这是一个非常棒的功能.为何不把它集成到Thunderbird中来呢. 首先安装Thunderbird的插件: Lightning 0.9 然后下载: Provider for Google Calendar 0.5.2 provider默认加入的提醒是pop-up.其实要把它改成sms非常简单: 将下载下来的.xpi文件unzip, 它就是一个zip包:) 然后修改其中的calGoogleUtils.js JavaScript文件, 将其中的两个pop-up修改为sms. 然后打包,再到Thunderbird下安装即可. 这样就把Google Calendar和Thunderbird集成到一直来啦.