One of my favorites! But ... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It continues to baffle my why this functionality is not included in Thunderbird (or any email client) by default, as I consider this one of the most powerful and highly useful tools for managing email. Being able to redirect--rather than forward--an email not only eliminates the formatting mess that forwarding sometimes makes, but more importantly enables me to "step out" of the middle of conversations where it is useful and appropriate to do so.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The version from the developers page (http://mailredirect.mozdev.org/index.html) seems to work on TB 16.0.2

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

Incompatible with version 16 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Bonjour cette version n'est pas compatible avec la version 16 de Thunderbird.Voici le message d'erreur : "Mail Redirect n'a pas été installé car il n'est pas compatible avec Thunderbird 16.0.2."Pouvez vous rendre cette extension compatible svp ?Juste une étoile en attendant de pouvoir l'utiliser

Merci pour votre réponse très rapide.
Maintenant que j'ai la bonne version, cela fonctionne à merveille ! 5 étoiles

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

Look on extension's home page

Sorry, but the extension on addons.mozilla.org isn't updated anymore. Go to the extension's homepage and download Mail Redirect from the Installation page.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This extension has contributed to my company's (almost) total migration away from mutt and all other command-line Unix-like clients to Thunderbird. It is one of the single biggest productivity improvements in Thunderbird.

I remain baffled that redirect/bounce is not an integral feature of Thunderbird--but I _am_ an email dinosaur who started with electronic mail on an IBM mainframe in 1980. I don't want to have to re-write tens of mail handlers on six different platforms to parse MIME attachments (or worse, try to find the old message boundaries in non-MIME-attachment forwarded messages).

The _only_ drawback to Mail Redirect is that it doesn't install in new Thunderbird 15.0.1 installations. My older, upgraded Thunderbird clients automagically update to 0.7.6.11--but a fresh 15.0.1 installation claims the add-on is not compatible with 15.0.1.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for this useful extension! It works fine on my TB 13 on Linux.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

"Incompatible with version 13.0.1"? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm giving Mail Redirect 5 stars for my experience with it on my laptop, where it runs like a dream. I have been unable to install it on my PC, however.

Both the laptop and PC have the latest Thunderbird, 13.0.1, auto-updated. When I try to install Mail Redirect on T'bird on the PC, however, it says "Mail Redirect could not be installed because it is incompatible with version 13.0.1."

The only difference between these two machines is that my laptop is running Vista Home and the PC is running WinXP Pro SP3.

If the problem is the operating system, why doesn't it say so? This is really frustrating.

Please advise.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

Hi Bluejay99,
Thanks you very much for your 5 stars!
Mail Redirect version 0.7.6.11 should work independent of your OS for Thunderbird up to version 14.*. Are you sure you right-clicked the .xpi and downloaded it instead of left-clicking it and installing it in Firefox? You can also drag the .xpi directly from Firefox to Thunderbird's Add-ons Manager tab.
Hope that helps,
Onno

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful module. You could download the version compatible with Thunderbird 3.x at this url: http://mailredirect.mozdev.org/.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

errors in TB 3.1.20 Linux Rated 1 out of 5 stars

while add-on installs without any problems and appears in the GUI there is a problem - the email that was selected for redirection is not displayed in the add-on's window.
the relevant part of jsconsole.log says:

21. [JavaScript Error: "identityElement.selectedItem is undefined" {file: "chrome://mailredirect/content/mailredirect-compose.js" line: 599}]
22. clearing mstate
23. [JavaScript Error: "uncaught exception: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE) [nsIObserverService.removeObserver]" nsresult: "0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://mailredirect/content/mailredirect-compose.js :: RemoveOfflineObserver :: line 2067" data: no]"]

i will be grateful for a fix, thanks

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful addon for former Eudora users who are always in a hurry.

@leilabd and @electronutsie: Use a combination of MailRedirect and SendFilter. Works perfectly for me.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I find this addon very useful and was really pleased to see the links to the updated version for use with Thunderbird 7. In answer to the query about using the addon in a filter, I don't know if you can use Mail Redirect but there is another addon that will do a redirect in a filter, it's called RedirectFilter.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you very much for this add-on. Is it possible somehow to make Mail Redirect appear in the Message Filters/Perform these actions menu?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Get it from http://mailredirect.mozdev.org/installation.html - mailredirect.xpi works with Thunderbird 7 but don't open it; instead:
Download it to your disk (right click on mouse to save on hdd).
Then open Thunderbird and its Add-On-Manager. Then click on downloaded xpi.- file on your disk just once and put/moove it via drag & drop to the Add-On-Manager TB. That was the only way it worked for me using TB 7.xx !

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Get it from http://mailredirect.mozdev.org/installation.html mailredirect.xpi works with Thunderbird 7

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

Works with TB 7.01 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

V0.7.6.6 worked for me today: TB 7.01. Windows 7 home premium. Downloaded as described by xenshi. Thanks both.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

Does not work with 7.0 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Does not matter if you edit the install.rdf or turn off the compatibility checking, the add on does not function in 7.0. It had not problem with 6.0. Too bad, I really liked this add on. Can anyone suggest a substitute for it?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

It does work with Thunderbird 7.0! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

And it works out of the box without any editing of files.
But one has to grab the Installer from the "Add-on-Homepage" (http://mailredirect.mozdev.org).

Keep up the good work ,-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

Argh... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Again doesn't work since TB 7, and I don't mean just turn off compatibility checking... it actually doesn't work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

Nice add-on & workaround for Thunderbird 6.0 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a nice add-on, it works perfectly whenever I need to redirect e-mails.

As mentioned previously, you have to download the latest version (for Thunderbird > 2.x) from http://downloads.mozdev.org/mailredirect/mailredirect.xpi (see http://mailredirect.mozdev.org/ for more information). The current version (Mail Redirect 0.7.6.4) is officially compatible with Thunderbird 3.0 - 5.0.

Workaround for Thunderbird 6.0:
Take the latest mailredirect.xpi from mozdev.org (see above), unpack this zip archive and edit the file install.rdf from this archive. In between the lines surrounded by the tag "<em:targetApplication>" find the entry below the comment "<!-- Thunderbird -->" and change the line
<em:maxVersion>5.0.*</em:maxVersion>
into:
<em:maxVersion>6.0.*</em:maxVersion>
Pack the files again into a zip archive named mailredirect.xpi and install this from Thunderbird. This works for me, without much surprise, as Thunderbird 6.0 is mostly a security update. Of course, I cannot guarantee that nothing goes wrong when simply changing the maxVersion without adapting the add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

Works with Thunderbird 5 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on works very well and saves a lot of hassle, as mentioned by other reviews. FYI, the version on the project's home page has been updated to work with Thunderbird 5.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Now all works!!!
Fine!!!

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