Meet the Thunderbird Conversations Developer


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Why was Thunderbird Conversations created?

Some time in 2007, I quit using Thunderbird 2 because GMail's UI was lightyears ahead of that of Thunderbird 2. However, I grew dissatisfied with GMail over the time : slower than a Desktop-based email client, web-based which means that it does not integrate into the system very well... Plus I was checking out other email accounts with GMail because I wanted all of my emails in the same place, and I didn't like it very much.

I wanted to "reclaim my inbox" but some features just kept me back from switching back to Thunderbird. So one day I decided to implement all the features I missed as add-ons. There's already "Manually sort folders" which I think fills a big hole. I hope this one will improve everyone's experience. I have some other prototypes in the works... stay tuned!

What's next for Thunderbird Conversations

I will make sure this add-on keeps working with the latest version of Thunderbird.

The add-on still needs to be improved. In particular, quoted parts are sometimes not properly detected. I need to add more visualization options, more customizations. I also need to improve performance and reactivity. There's also a ton of small details that you usually don't notice but that really give a better user experience when present. Small features like that really take a lot of time to implement, because it requires poking in many different areas of Thunderbird.

Ideally, I will try to backport as many features as I can to mainstream Thunderbird so that at least some part of this add-on can be integrated in standard Thunderbird 3.

About the Developers

Developer Information
Name Jonathan Protzenko
Location Seattle, WA
Occupation Researcher
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 7 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Who is Jonathan Protzenko?

I started writing these addons when I was young, foolish and bored. Nearly ten years later, I'm still maintaining them in spite of an actual job and trying to get a life.<br/><br/>If you're #thankful and #humbled, and find that these addons are #amazing, then be #mindful and buy me a beer! (Especially if you get #irony.)

Developer Information
Name Standard8
User since October 18, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars