Mozilla Thunderbird is my favorite e-mail reader. I had some problems with the 1.5 beta, so I’m still using version 1.07. Here is a list of my favorite extensions:
- Header Scroll Extension: If you enable “view full headers” in Thunderbird, the list is way too long and you don’t even have space to view the body of the message. This extension solves that by making the header area scroll.
- Track Package: Highlight a package tracking number, right-click, and select track. It figures out the shipping service and automatically takes you to the correct status page with no intermediate steps.
- Virtual Identity: My favorite extension because I have multiple e-mail addresses on my domain forwarding to one in-box. This way, when I respond, it displays the original address the message was sent to instead of my “catch-all” e-mail address.
- Remember Mismatched Domains: I e-mail server uses SSL encryption for login. The SSL certificate is a generic certificate for the server, not for each individual domain hosted on the server, so I got this annoying mismatched domain error message every time I connect to check my e-mail. And then I found this extension and it eliminated that annoyance.
- Update Notifier: Automatically checks for updates to Thunderbird, to extensions, and to themes.
Wish List for Thunderbird: I wish I had the time to figure out how to code these. This is what I feel is missing from Thunderbird:
- Prompt to Save when Sending E-mail: When you hit the send button after writing an e-mail message, this would ask you if you want to save a copy in the sent folder. Much better than the save nothing or save everything setting buried deep within current configurations.