Very useful, but I have a problem with the language shown Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I find the plug-in very useful and well made.
I have a problem with the language used by default tho. On my thunderbird portable install the bar shows all the informations in German language (although the default language of the installation is Italian and the language selected in mailhops options is English). May it be connected with the fact that I'm located in Germany? Any suggestion?
Other than that, keep up the good work!
Thanks, The language in the plugin changes the language response in the API. The language in Thunderbird is based on the version that is installed, I think it would be good to fix this in the plugin so that is the language used for all plugin text.
Blown it Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Add-on *was* reasonable and occasionally used when it was hidden. Now the add-on has an obtrusive banner (adverts next no doubt) that cannot be hidden. I've toned down the nasty default colours but I reckon a few more days will see it deleted. Shame, was good but the developer has blown it.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.1).
It worked just fine when it was hidden Rated 3 out of 5 stars
EDIT: Now bar not hidden on Win7, but is on XP. Tbird v45.7.0 on both pc's. Same versions (latest) of compact headers and mailhops on both pc's. On Win7, tried disabling all addons and enabling these two one at a time. No joy. I haven't checked it on my Linux box yet. Is there a better forum for feed back than this review area?
Thanks for fixing this! I'd still rather not have that gaudy banner across the page when the header is expanded, but at least it's hidden until I decide I want to see it.
I'm using 3.01.
Like previous reviewers, I've used this addon for years with no complaints., Now suddenly it's in my face and I don't like it. I don't care what color it is, I want it hidden in the header bar where it used to be. I also use the compactheader addon, is it that these two no longer work together?
You can now hide the MailHops bar with CompactHeaders
Thanks for fixing toolbar to be hidden with CompactHeader Rated 5 out of 5 stars
EDIT - Thanks so much for the new option in a later version of v.3 to hide the toolbar when using CompactHeader! That was primarily what bugged me about MailHops 3. This is the 2nd time the dev has been responsive to a problem I had with the extension - very impressive! Back to 5 stars as a result ;)
I’ve been using MailHops for as long as I can remember and find it very useful and generally well-done. But, like the previous review from flagpole, I found the new toolbar to be too much “in your face”. It also has a dark font on a dark background for me, not sure why as the screenshots show a white font.
I use the CompactHeader extension, which worked fine with MailHops. If I wanted to see the full headers including MailHops, all I had to do is double-click the header or click its little + icon.
Nevertheless, I reverted back to v.2 of MailHops as the toolbar just made trying to read emails, especially the subject line, rather too difficult with this glaring dark toolbar immediately below it. I also don’t need the toolbar for every single email I get, I only need it when I want to check a particular email, which isn’t often enough to warrant having the toolbar show all the time. Perhaps there could be an option to not show the toolbar and to revert to how it was in earlier versions (or, if using CompactHeader) to only showing it when clicking the little + icon)?
Customization is coming in 3.0.1
Thanks for the feedback, with the next release you will be able to set the style of the bar. hope this helps.
Latest Update Obtrusive Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The addon is great. Really useful information, it's an extra layer of security. I often think why would Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs be emailing me from Tehran. However...
The 6th Jan 2017 update made it very obtrusive, it's basically the main thing you can see in the TB window. I wish devs would understand that there stuff is not as important to me as it is to them.
Customization coming in 3.0.1
Also, thanks for the feedback, with the next release you will be able to set the style of the bar, that is change the bar color, font size and font color. hope this helps.
Postbox integration Rated 3 out of 5 stars
I've installed the addon in Postbox, I have inserted the API key, but doesn't work in the sense that the information don't appear in the message. Do I need to make some additonal configuration?This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.0).
Postbox is a bit different, the MailHops data is in the sidebar (or inspector pane), not the message. Open the Inspector Pane by going to View > Show > Inspector Pane (Shift + Command + I)
Très déçu ! Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Ce module pourrait être très pratique, mais le service "mailhops" consulté est quasiment toujours inaccessible (503 Unavailable).
C'est dommage, vraiment dommage !
We do apologize for any down time, the add-on will retry, we have been making some major updates and the service is now more stable. We have an exciting V2 launching next month. Thanks for trying it out.
Outstanding Plugin! Works well with Thunderbird and FossaMail Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This is an excellent!
Highest kudos to the author, Andrew.
This is a must-have plugin for anyone using Thunderbird or FossaMail. (For those not familiar, FossaMail is a 64-bit version of Thunderbird created by the same folks who made the Pale Moon Browser. It is much faster than Thunderbird on 64-bit machines, as Thunderbird only comes in a 32-bit flavor.)
I do have a feature request/suggestion:
- To have Mailhops just add a new header to the email source that contains the summary of its "Mailhops Route" information, especially the country of origin. If it's not something you want to have enabled by default, possibly add an option to turn this on?
- That would allow users create custom filters that could be used to stop spam. For example, there is one country we never do business with that keeps sending spam emails. If the Mailhops Route shown on the front end was added as an additional header in the email source, it would not be an intrusive addition, but it would help immensely with spam blocking.
Thank you and keep up the great work!
UPDATE 2017-05-17: Thank you for using my suggestion, and adding the Country-based tagging and anti-spam capability. We now integrate this into our anti-spam filters. Outstanding. Keep up the great work!
Thanks for the suggestion on the header filter. I have gotten this before and looked into building this but haven't figured out how to add a header on an inbound message. It is definitely available on an outbound message. Any help would be great, https://github.com/avantassel/mailhops-plugin
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Default map template is ridiculous, and the plugin doesn't save template preferences.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.3). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
Default map update
Stamen maps are well, art, but they don't reveal locations until to you zoom in really far, anyway, I changed the default to the leaflet map and am working on saving the template (known bug just didn't have time to add this). Thanks for your comment.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for bringing the service back up, I like it!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
Mailhops lives! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I just tested it out and it is working! Hooray!!!!
Ultra-technical types could have traced mails. With this your grandma can do it!
Mailhop is back up! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
According Mailhop website, this project is down. I am so sorry as was a wonderful extension.
News June 2014 : Andrew says that MailHops is back! so I highly recommend this wonderful extension. Thank to his sponsor.
Mailhop is back up!
Thanks to Sendgrid to sponsoring the hosting I was able to bring the service back.
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Works good for most mails. For some mails (usually direct mails (sender and receiver from same domain)) weird route is shown and IP addresses and domain names are shown which are not contained in the source of the mail. No, means to file bug report or contacting anybody. How disappointing.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2).
http://www.mailhops.com/contact or https://github.com/avantassel/mailhops-thunderbird/issues
Make Authentication Visible! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
What no one has mentioned is that when your MTA supports email authentication (DKIM or SPF), MailHops displays the results, and the details are visible with hover. No more clicking on "View Source" to find the authentication headers. The hops is handy, and the map is just eye candy but fun.
It seems to look at both Authentication-Results and Received-SPF.
Question: how does it determine whether these header are trusted? Does it assume the MTA either strips or adds to the top?
Bug: when the geoip route lookup service is unavailable, the Hops dropdown should still be populated. The route and map are just eye candy, not essential.
Must have Add-on for Thunderbird! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This is what you've been looking for. See where an email is coming from, where it hopped through. It shows you the user agent of the mail client of the sender. It's free, fast, and awesome.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3).
E-mail Checking... Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I really like this plug-in. There's lots of scams out there and when someone emails you and says they are from somewhere, this plug-in will help you determine if the sender is authentic. Of course, it's not perfect, but in my testing, I found it helpful and accurate many times. I take preference to the options it offers and has made it in to my list of must haves.
Larry Henry Jr.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Will you consider supporting SSL/TLS lookups?
Love the add-on. Just wish it used port 443 to do the lookups on.
Hi Sam, I've had a few asks for this and will be adding this in the next release.
Getting better ... Rated 3 out of 5 stars
The change you just made (on your server, I assume) seems to have addressed my concern about the wrong location being reported -- at least in part. I'm still seeing problems with some e-mail; I sent another screen shot to your Facebook account.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
Pas fiable Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Je ne trouve pas que ce soit bien fait comme extension dans le sens où les distances ne sont pas exactes, et les villes reprenant le lieu des contacts non plus ...This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5).
La distance est mesurée comme une ligne de vue directe et la ville est dépendante de la cartographie GeoIP.
The distance is measured as a direct line of sight and the city is dependent on GeoIP mapping.
mail hops Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for getting it going againThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.