Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Seems the author didn't update the addon to support sub directory for a long time now.

There are 2 new addons that can be tried:
1. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/autoarchivereloaded/
2. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/awesome-auto-archive/

simplification of life Rated 4 out of 5 stars

At the beginning of every month I use to take the time to select all email older than 2-3 months and press the archive button.... no more... I've been using this add-on for the last few months and I can't believe it took me so long to find this. It works great. My inbox is not under control :-) ... archived at least.

folder support Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am also wondering if other folders than Inbox could be set up for auto-archiving. That would make this extension perfect but without it this is only a half solution. Here you go some donation, hoping results soon... :)

Needs to recurse folders Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Who leaves all their emails in the inbox? Anyone? Frankly I am surprised that Thunderbird doesn't do this automatically. But this add-on is of limited use unless it archives all email in the tree.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

alles spitze

Options Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Looks useful, but as a new Thunderbird user, I am still working through all the options. This Add-on does not have the usual option menu, at least that I can find, or information on how it works with the Thunderbird retention.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

great! really thank you.

pls fix the possibility to use this not only to inbox, but outbox, too

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Finally!!! Very useful, the only downside is the lack of folder tree support in the archives. I really hope CountZero will have the time to implement that!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I would to know the release date for the new version with autoarchive on all folder.

I have proposition Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Agreeing with blubb. It's very useful. But we extremely need the tree of subfolders and option to archive by size (for example, 3.9 GB).I propose the following scheme:We have folder Work in Inbox (for example). When the file Work gets critical size, the subfolder Work{YYYYMMDD_HHNNSS} (needs the specific mask) will be created and all files from Work will be moved to this subfolder. Files with specific mask {YYYYMMDD_HHNNSS} do not need to archive.

Sorry, but I will not implement this feature in my addon, because I think that it will be difficult to implement it using Thunderbird Javascript API. Additionaly, moving 3,9 Gb of data using Thunderbird Javascript API will be extremely slow. Instead, you can use some script at start of Thunderbird, for example here is my simple bash script that can be used on Linux to move Inbox folder into archive folder:
countzero@countzero:/media/samba/Alex|⇒ cat start-thunderbird.sh
#!/bin/bash
NOW=`date +%d.%m.%Y`
find ~/.thunderbird/*/Mail/*/Inbox -type f -size +1G -exec mv '{}' '{}'_$NOW \; -exec mv '{}'.msf '{}'_$NOW.msf \;
/usr/bin/thunderbird
One small problem with this solution: on some systems sometimes Thunderbird does not rename correctly Inbox folder into archive folder (may be because it is still contains Inbox flag or some other reason), and you will have two folders named Inbox in Thunderbird. And this solution is platform-dependent.

Very helpful, support for folders missing Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Extremely helpful. However, to unleash to full potential of this plugin, it should work on all folders of an account. Is there any release plan?

edit: great, thanks a lot!

edit2: any updates yet? do you need any type of coding support?

At this moment I still working on options interface, I hope that I'll complete it this week.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Looks very useful and like this is exactly what I need right now.
Any news on the new version which will use on other folders than inbox as well?

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Looks very useful, especially with the promised January fix for subfolders. Does this work at start-up or shut down?

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Seems to work only on the main Inbox folder for an account. If you have sub folders under your Inbox, this extension will NOT auto archived those folders. My only complaint so far -- if it did this i would give 5 stars.

I'm working on a new version of the extension, which will work with any folders. I will publish it in January.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I didn't find a option to set the day before archive my mails. I didn't see anything, how this addons work.But if it will be similar, I and sure many people donate you, because Thunderbird will be better than MS Outlook.

Click menu Edit->Account settings and set all options that you need in a section "Archiving settings".

great but.. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

it work only on incoming folder on my Thunderbird 15.0.1

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

OK :) But why it do not work with RSS-accounts?

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Nice work! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you! Saved me a ton of manual click labor :).
Installed without problems.
My IMAP is limited to 4GB and mails are getting bigger and bigger. To save mails offline, I created a local Archiv-Folder,
set Autoarchive to 90 days - and on next Thunderbird start the mails started flowing into the preset yearly folders.
Simple, easy, no errors so far.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.1).