Mozilla Thunderbird Gets Extension Support

Wednesday June 18th, 2003

New Mozilla Thunderbird builds with support for installing extensions have been released. Read Scott MacGregor's Thunderbird Builds forum posting for more details. A page of information about creating extensions has been published and Scott has already released the first official add-on, Offline Support. More extensions are available from Extension Room, which also hosts XUL-based add-ons for other Mozilla products.

#32 Re: Forumzilla revived as Thunderbird extension

by wtanksley

Friday June 20th, 2003 3:13 PM

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That's great -- I think I'll be using that extension!

One little request: could you allow the "News & Blogs" folder to be user-named? I know it sounds petty, but I just can't _stand_ the word "blog". I may have to read it in _some_ of the sites I go to, but I don't want it on my email client unless it _must_ be.

Okay, okay. End of petty little request :-).

A more interesting request: how about building the extension to imitate a real email, one that comes into your inbox, rather than into a "fake" box? That way we could take advantage of Thunderbird's own filtering and categorization rather than having to invent our own. There's some good-looking enhancements out there... See <> for one example (using Bayesian filtering to classify mail into any number of folders, not just detecting spam).