Attachment problems solved Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much. I have a newer version of Thunderbird, ver. 52, and some of the instructions were written for earlier versions which didn't match what I could get on my screen. Here's how I got it to work. I DL'ed the add-on, copied it to my Thunderbird Extensions folder. When I opened Thunderbird, I looked under View in the mail menu and selected Message Body As. It gave me the option of selecting All Body Parts. I can now see all my formerly blank messages.

Useful to see some attachments that are otherwise unavailable Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've installed the addon on Thunderbird 45.5.1. It helps to deal with messages I occasionally receive that have attachments not visible.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Great extension but it would be even better if there was a Preference Pane which allowed the user to control the DEFAULT state (i.e. On/Off). There are times I want to see all that additional data and times I don't. With the Preference Pane setting, I could control the default state and not have to continually click the Hide/Show button.

Awesome utility for seeing the hidden parts of a message Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This often lets me get to graphics that are otherwise hidden for bulk saving 5+ stars but I hope an icon is added to the message window to toggle this rather than having to go to the menu
Thanks for all your hard work!

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

Causes replies to include 2x the original message Rated 3 out of 5 stars

When replying to a message that contains a text version of the message and an html version, both versions of the text are included in the response inlined. so it looks like 2 copies of the original text. there doesn't seem to be a way to stop this besides manually selecting one of the copies and deleting it, or disabling the addon when replying.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Excellent add-on! Thank you jikamens. I think I saw you also wrote Send Later, which I also use. Thanks for your efforts.

One suggestion (or question) I'd make is this: is there a simple way (other than digging into the menus, which takes several clicks and much attention) of toggling between Message Body As "Original HTML" and "Show All Body Parts"?

The best by far for me would be a single global hot key that worked anywhere in Tbird that would toggle between the two. Short of that, maybe a button that you could put on a custom tool bar.

It wouldn't surprise me if there's already some way to do this, but I couldn't figure it out.

wow! Solved my issue of an attachment not being visible... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for writing this! Solved my issue...

Although I regret finding it after two hours of googling why a public key file, sended to me as an attachment, would not be shown in Thunderbird. The only way I could see the attachment was actually there was when I ticked View -> Display attachments inline. But then it would display the key as some text that I could not (easily) import into enigmail.

Hope Mozilla reconsiders not integrating this plugin in Thunderbird...

empty body Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The body of the email from a new contact was empty. With 'view source', it was possible to establish what was the content. With this extension, the content was displayed nicely again. Highly recommended.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This extension should be part of Thunderbird. Great for strange proprietary E-Mails, "txt" attachments, and bunch of other contents... It'd be nicer if it changed based on the sender.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sinnvoll ...

Works perfectly Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's very helpful.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very useful when needed. I used the add on for some time but the email displays became too overcrowded so I decided to uninstall it. But, nevertheless all my messages keep showing all hidden attachment despite the fact that the add on was removed. I do not know now how to stop this add on.

Turn it off the same way you turn it on...

View | Message Body As | Original HTML (or Simple HTML or Plain Text).

Excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful in deleting unneeded HTML-formatted text to keep the emails small in size. For example if you receive an email in HTML but don't really need to keep the HTML-ness of it, you can use this add-on to delete the HTML part of the email and retain the text-only part. This can help reduce the size of the email potentially by 50%, if you're storing tons of such email like me.

The only gripe is: after removing the HTML parts of an email, the email is listed as having an attachment although the original email didn't really have an attachment (like attached word docs, images, pdfs). This kinda messes up the "search for all emails with attachments".

Thank you Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I can't understand how this isn't part of Thunderbird by default. Thank you so much for writing it.

Solves attachment problems! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great, this add-on fixed my problem with incoming messages composed in Lotus Notes and then forwarded by Outlook (attachments were invisible).

Would love to have this feature either per-message or at least switched on and off more easily.

toolbar button Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is very useful addon for me. But I would like it is more user friendly:

Is it possible to implement toolbar button for this function?

I only need this function for several e-mail messages, for all other messages I use other message body views.

A simple button with functionality:
- on first click it sets the View | Message Body As | All Body Parts message display mode
- on second click it sets original display mode used before.

Or, another possibility instead of toolbar button - but I am not sure if it is in the scope of add-ons, is to add a filter something like: "for all messages from set the View | Message Body As | All Body". But this solution seems to me not possible because View | Message Body As settings is global and not per message, as far as I can see.

Problem with Thunderbird 8.0 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

UPDATE: The comments below are true for v1.1. Version 1.2 apparently corrects things. Thanks!

When downloading/installing this addon directly (through the addons tab) initially it works: I can see the option Message Body as All Body Parts.

However, when I close and restart Thunderbird, although the addon is enabled, the above option in the menu is no more there. You have to remove (disable/enable does not work) the addon and re-install to have the option again.

I have tried in three different computers with the same results.

Note: If I try to install from file (downloaded xpi) and not directly (through the Addons Thunderbird page), then the addon does not work: the option is not added to the menu at all.

If it works, indispensable!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

Works, but instructions are wrong Rated 4 out of 5 stars

There is no "Show" menu option in Thunderbird 8.
Instead the instructions should read "View | Message Body As | All Body Parts".

I.e. just like the screen dump says.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 


You're right, of course. I've fixed it.