Did its job Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I wanted to expose the url of RSS messages. A column with the Header 'content-base' did the trick.

Dié resensie is oor 'n vorige weergawe van dié byvoeging (6.0.4). 

Works well Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I wanted to see 'X-Delivered-to' information in a column.
I clicked > Options > Custom Column Editor > General
Added the following ...

ID: test
Mail Header: X-Delivered-to
Column Name: Delivered To
Tooltip: Sort By Delivered To

Works fine, could not find any examples on the dev's website, so hope the above helps someone

Dié resensie is oor 'n vorige weergawe van dié byvoeging (6.0.4). 

Works great, only some minor issues Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I was looking for a way to make Thunderbird actually show the e-mail address of who sent a message when viewing a message list. Thunderbird only does this if a) there's no entry for the address in your address book and b) if the address doesn't have a "personal name" associated with it. Since most e-mails are now sent out in the "Name" <email-addres> format, the "From" column in message list view is pretty useless. And it makes it great for phishing attacks.

This add-on comes with some custom columns already configured: BCC, CC, Content-Base, X-Spam-Score, and X-Original-From. But! They will not be visible nor accessible from message list view until you actually enable them in ColumnsWizard.

(You do that by clicking the ColumnsWizard toolbar button, then click the Custom Columns tab and check off the columns you want to enable).

Once enabled, whatever custom columns you've set-up become *available* for message list view. Like any of the stock columns, you can enable or disable them, sort by them, size them and position them.

Adding a custom column is pretty simple. You just specify an ID (a unique string of your own choosing), the actual mail header for the column (Such as replyTo, Sender, etc) and the display name and tooltip for the column. Then you just enable it.

I setup one for "Sender" and it works great. The previous one-star review saying it doesn't probably didn't look at the docs or go through the config.

Minor issues:
1) It looks like custom columns, unlike stock columns, will not remember their size between Thunderbird sessions. Positioning does stay though.
2) A custom column can only map to one mail header. Which is generally fine, but some mail clients and servers provide useful information under more than one header (Both "Sender:" and "X-Sender:" are used for the original sender address, for example). If there was a way to map multiple headers to a column and give them a priority, that'd be useful. But that's not a deal-breaker for me.

Other nice feartures of this addon include being able to specify the default columns layout for message view for any new folders you create, some extra columns for Conversation view, the ability to enable mail header editing, and the ability to reset columns to the ColumnsWizard default you've setup.

Overall, very nice add-on that does what I want and more. Cheers to the author!

Dié resensie is oor 'n vorige weergawe van dié byvoeging (6.0.4). 

Doesn't display XSender. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

No such menu in interface such as ad promised.

Dié resensie is oor 'n vorige weergawe van dié byvoeging (6.0.4). 

Multiple installations for same account on more devices Rated 3 out of 5 stars


I installed on all my machines extension and setup the same headers / columns that i would like to use. But they are only visible on the machine that is editing them. I did a repair folder to see if it will pull or show them
in the columns view. However custom headers are visible in the message on all devices but they are not showing on the columns.

Did I do wrong configuration?

Rating 3 because of this! Only usuable on one instance/device. If more used you need to look in the headers manually.


Dié resensie is oor 'n vorige weergawe van dié byvoeging (6.0.4). 

Folder repairing is not working on every Thunderbird version.
Are you using an IMAP account? Have you tried to force an update of the folder using the "send and receive" command? Sadly it's not possibile to have control on how Thunderbird manages an already downloaded message with a change in an header. Have you checked the "Force changes when using IMAP accounts" option?

Please, file an issue at https://github.com/micz/ColumnsWizard/issues/ describing your problem, the Thunderbird version used and your Operating System, so I can help you further.
Thank you.

One simple idea Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I cant get those x-spam-score or x-original-form custom colums to work. Any chache for video tutorial? I need one colum with original sender IP adress.

Dié resensie is oor 'n vorige weergawe van dié byvoeging (6.0.3). 

Please, contact me at m@micz.it so I can ask you more details about your needs.

Hi Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Column wizard..

I don't know if this would suit what i'm looking for. a user profile column order & "size" automatically applied to "any folder" in all folder view type.. it looks interesting but are sizes saved too ? if not, an update would be great

Dié resensie is oor 'n vorige weergawe van dié byvoeging (6.0.3).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

To add a column with the mail address that has received the message, you should add a custom column for the "Delivered-To" mail header.

I've tried many time to save the column size for the new folder default columns setup, but, as long as I found, it's not possibile in Thunderbird. If you know how to add it, I'm open to any help or suggestion. Thank you.

I like this extension, because Rated 5 out of 5 stars

"ColumnsWizard" can display notes in the header of messages directly in a separate column at the threadpane.
In cooperation with the addons "TB Header Tools Extension" and "Mnenhy" its now possible to add notes at the header of messages and show it. Thank you for your helpful work!

Dié resensie is oor 'n vorige weergawe van dié byvoeging (5.0.1). 

Superb add-on: simple and useful! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I always wanted to see a 'Cc' column in my Inbox and Sent tab and now I have it! Thank you Mic! I prefer to view all messages in their own window (not tab) and thus have only one tab open in TB at any one time. This add-on, together with Axel Grude's QuickFolders add-on are the best things ever to happen for Thunderbird, and make the program truly usable.

Install the Columns Wizard from the 'gear' icon in your Add-ons page--'Install add-on from file'. Then restart TB and, in your extensions page find ColumnsWizard 3.0 and click on the options button. Go to the Custom Columns tab and check the box for 'Cc'. Now you can pick the 'Cc' column as an option in your column picker when you right-click on the column headers in any folder.

Dié resensie is oor 'n vorige weergawe van dié byvoeging (3.0). 

Excellent Addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Another good example for an Addon that adds just the right amount of "missing feature" to my beloved Thunderbird.

It works also very well in search results and removes one more unnecessary step from an operation that I do frequently. Thanks for adding the account column as well. I can see that this is going to be even more useful in the future as you have added custom fields so it looks it should be easy enough to add more useful information here in the future.

keep up the awesome work!

Dié resensie is oor 'n vorige weergawe van dié byvoeging (2.1.4).