Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It not work with TB 38.0.1, template isn't saved after restart TB, please fix :(

Alternative Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I was worried when reading about this add-on no longer working, so looked for an alternative.

This seems to do what I need and is compatible with the latest Thunderbird:

Thank you samw1234 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

That is funny. I tested your idea.
What I found: After changes within Quicktext I have to exit TB. Then open the templates.xml with notepad++, then simply change the encoding to "UCF-2 Little Endian", save – and finished. Everything works fine.
(I did not have to do anything with FFFE)

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Templates missing Rated 1 out of 5 stars


As Andy68 mentions the problem appears to be that quicktext now saves templates.xml without the FFFE at the beginning of the file. If you are a windows user you can resolve this by opening the templates.xml in notepad++ going to encoding, changing the encoding to "UCS-2 Little Endian" and saving. After changing the encoding and restarting thunderbird, quicktext should read the templates correctly. If you save in quicktext though you will have to do this again. Hopefully this workaround helps until Quicktext is fixed to save properly.

PS Windows users may find templates.xml in C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profile\<Profile>\quicktext\

Stopped working, all templates gone!! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This was an indispensable module (a 5 star one) - I had dozens of ready to use templates to drop into emails. However, since an update to Thunderbird, all of them have disappeared. I've tried saving new ones, but they disappear after restarting the computer...

Not cool! I'm going to have to disable this module now. There hasn't been an update in over a year, so doubt anything will change any time soon.

Quicktext does not work any longer - XML template file also corrupted! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Bogobogo's workaround is working. Nevertheless the XML master-template was obviously corrupted! (???)
I did a binary comparison of the XML master-template file stored in \profile\quicktext\templates.xml with an older backup template.
Both files were equal except for two additional leading bytes at the top of the template file from my backup. (Bytes: FF FE)
If you want to restore your possibly corrupted Quicktext template I recommend to open your template with HEX editor and add two additional leading bytes "FF" "FE" to the file.
It worked for me.
I hope there will be a bug fix of Quicktext as soon as possible.


HELP! Today ALL my template texts have disappeared from thunderbird!!! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

WHAT HAPPENED? Where are all my saved texts??? They all disappeared overnight!

Abandonware Rated 1 out of 5 stars

There are multiple bug reports. Author does not responde for months.

Abandonware Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Quicktext Pro license still available for sale.
Not a good idea.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Killer app for me. I cannot switch to another email application if I cannot find the equivalent on it.

Great Job! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Exactly what I needed.

Great plugin Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for making such a usable plugin for Thunderbird. I have been using the crud out of it over the last year or so and have had nothing but a great experience.

The only thing I wish was added, was the ability to assign contacts or contact lists to a template. In my personal life, I send out a TON of repetitive emails for various events (ie, hikes, movie gatherings, etc) and what not. I can just imagine if someone used it for work. Being able to auto-fill a contact or list would be beyond cool (with a checkmark for To, Cc, or Bcc for that selection).

Again, two thumbs up and thank you for such a great plugin. These are the things that brought me to using Thunderbird. :)

Abandoned Project Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Used to work great but after buying the pro version the developer stopped replying to emails when the programme stopped working. - edit: This is now an abandoned project - no updates and no replies to emails.

この機能は、Thunderbirdがdefaultすべきものです。 必携です。推奨します。 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

非常に優れた開発者(speedball2001)が、★5の評価(February 9, 2010)を与えていたので、注目しました。


Better than OE Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Coming from OE I was missing 'insert text from file' but this addon does this and more. It's much more flexible and offers various templates from drop boxes in message window. Works with 31.4.0. Many thanks!

Muy útil. Me ahorra tiempo. Siempre funciona. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Muy bueno. Hace ya varios años que lo tengo y siempre me ha funcionado con las actualizaciones. Me quita un montón de trabajo, y poco a poco voy sacándole más partido.

Very good and useful Add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good and useful Add-on. I am running with Thunderbird 31 without any problems at the moment.

Thanks a lot!

Please continue the development for the coming versions of Thunderbird !!!!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Schade, der Entwickler kümmert sich seit Wochen nicht um das sehr funktionale Addon.

Works great, there is a workaround for the TAB problem Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use this extension for years now, I simply cannot live without it! Thanks!

For some time the keyword completion with TAB key adds a superfluous tab character after the replaced text which is a bit annoying. I just found a workaround here, it may help others having the same problem:

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

thanks a lot! :)