Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for perfect add-on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Grand merci pour ce module que j'ai adopté au travail et à la maison.
Aucun bug a signalé.
Simple d'utilisation.
Je recommande fortement ce module.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

random crash when query LDAP

I'll look at that report.
Please use the support email for such feedback : it'll be much easier for me to ask you some complements. Thanks.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really appriciate for all of your effort. It works well on my windows system with the latest TB, version 24. However, autocomplete feature does not work with LDAP. Besides, I'm not able to find the option related LDAP from "MRC Compose Option" page.

My software is icedove 17.0.10 on Debian 7.

Does this addon support LDAP on Linux?


Thanks for your feedback !
In order to answer your question, can you send me en email (use support email indicated in the right column) ?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great add-on. Just what I needed.
It works without any problem with TB24. To remember the settings for CC and BCC, just check the corresponding choices in the "fields appearance" tab in the MRC Compose Options in the Add-ons manager. It is true that changing these options in the compose window is not working even with TB24.1.0.

Glad you like it !
Changing options in the compose window is only temporary, just for the current window. The only way to have the options permanent is through the settings panel. It's not a bug, it's a feature ;-)

does not remember Show CC and Show BCC settings Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Was 5 Star. Before TB 23 or TB24 working OK.
But now: It does not remember Show CC and Show BCC settings when creating a new mail. When I select Show BCC it does not show the BCC emailaddress I set in the TB account settings. Now 1 star

Which version of TB are you using ?
MRC Compose has been tested on TB24, not on TB25 or more as they are pre-releases.

Exactly what is needed but for a buglet Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Just what is needed and thanks for it :)

But ... the usual drop-down list of matching addresses as the address is typed does not appear.

With the error console open, as soon as a single letter is typed into the To field:

Timestamp: 03/11/13 11:14:33
Error: NS_ERROR_XPC_CANT_MODIFY_PROP_ON_WN: Cannot modify properties of a WrappedNative
Source File: chrome://mrc_compose/content/mrc_compose.js
Line: 1719

Same behaviour with all other add-ons disabled

Thunderbird 17.09
OS: Slackware64 14.0

Sorry for posting a bug report in a review but I could not find out how else to do it.

Andreas Wagner (who developed the LDAP part) confirmed that the problem is related to LDAP and TB17 (it's ok with TB24). He's working on modifications. Cheers.

Great, but problems with 1.5 and TB24 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This add-on is great, but alas it stopped working with TB 24:The "Send" button doesn't get enabled when I enter addresses in the To or CC field. This used to work in older versions.

I disabled all other plugins except MRC compose: problem persists.
I disabled MRC compose plugin: problem vanishes.

There's one workaround: write email, save to Drafts folder, open mail again from the Drafts folder, send. (The send button is enabled when you open a draft). However, this is too much work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5). 

Thanks for your feedback !
The "Send" button problem is identified and will be corrected in version 1.6. It will be available in few days.

probleme avec la v1.5 et TB24 Rated 4 out of 5 stars


J'ai le même souci que "ezrider", à savoir qu'avec MRC Compose activé, je n'ai pas accès au bouton "Envoyer" lors que j'écris ou que je transfère un email. Ce bouton est grisé;

Par contre lorsque je désactive ce plugin, dont je ne peux plus me passer (!) je retrouve bien le bouton "Envoyer".

Pour compléter et comme demandé :
* OS : windows 7 ultimate 32 et 64 bits (sur 2 pc différents bien sur).
* Addons : au total j'ai 52 addons activés dont pas facile de faire la liste, mais avant de trouver le truc avec MRC Compose, j'en avais désactivé 17 qui concerne de près ou de loin la fenêtre de composition de message.

* Test 1 : je viens de désactiver tous les addons sauf MRC COmpose et le problème reste le même.

* Console d'erreur : aucune erreur, aucun message ou avertissement ne concernant MRC Compose.

* Test 2 : Toujours avec tous les addons désactivés, je viens de remettre la version 1.1 de MRC Compose et le problème est toujours là.

* Idée : N'étant pas expert, je soumets néanmoins le fait que Mozilla a du changer quelques bouts de code dans cette fonction "Envoyer" qui entre en conflit avec votre code ....

Pas facile de trouver le "truc" avec ceci, mais j'espère que vous pourrez solutionner la chose.

Désolé d'avoir été si long !!
Bon courage et merci pour cet addon

Philippe (fireball.dp)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5). 

Great, but conflicts with TB 24.0 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

MRC Compose is a great add-on, thanks a lot. However, I had to disable it with TB 24.0 because there is a conflict with sending and forwarding messages, which was no longer possible. Any idea?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5). 

Thanks for your feedback !
I use mrc compose daily with TB24 and I have no sending/replying problems.

Can you send me more informations ?
- operating system
- list of other TB addons
- open the "Error console" from the "Tools" menu, then recreate the problem. Then if there is new lines in the error console, just send them.

Ultimate Addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi ,This is a great plugin which should be default feature in Thunderbird. I have been using this plugin for more than three months but suddenly from september 15 autocomplete of mail id feature is not working. I am using the Ubuntu Thunderbird 13.0.1 is it possible to fix this issue.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5). 

Thanks for your feedback.
Can you perform some checks ?
- what is your OS ?
- what is the version of mrc compose ?
- open the "Error console" from the "Tools" menu, then create a new message and try to enter a recipient. Then if there is new lines in the error console, just send them.

Great add-on!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great add-on, that corrects one of Thunderbird's most evident flaws in the "Compose" window. I've wished for a long time for something like this (which should have been Thunderbird's default, actually) and now I can finally manage recipients for my messages in a much more efficient way. I would have rated this add-on with five stars if it weren't for a small bug that I've just come across. Hopefully, it can be corrected by the developer. The symptom is this: every time I try to send a message, for some reason Thunderbird complains that "There is no TO recipient, only CC/BCC". This is obviously not the case, as I can see that there is indeed a TO recipient. And if I ignore the warning and "send it anyway", the message is sent without issues. I don't know what is triggering this warning. I'm running Thunderbird 17.0.8 (locale es-AR) on Windows XP (Windows also in Spanish). By the way, the warning text is displayed in English, which is neither my Thunderbird's nor my Windows' language, so I'm guessing the warning is caused by this (or maybe another?) add-on

(UPDATED with bug symptoms and system information)

BTW, I just tested the bug described in the comment below mine (the bug with the attachments) and I can't reproduce it. I'm not seeing the attachment being incorrectly added to message #2



Eureka! I've found the cause of the bug that I was experiencing. This add-on is found "Not guilty" and therefore its rating increased to some well-deserved 5 stars :)
The "guilty" add-on is Flexible Identity (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/flexible-identity/). It has an option that displays a warning "if there is no TO (only CC/BCC) recipients". Unfortunately, it seems that these two add-ons (MRC Compose and Flexible Identity) are mutually incompatible. Flexible Identity simply doesn't work when MRC Compose is being used :(
I hope this incompatibility can be fixed, because I'd hate having to choose between one or the other.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5). 

Thanks for your feedback !
I understand how annoying is what you describe, but I just tested your test case and had no problem replying.
Can you list other addons installed in your Thunderbird ?

And thanks for testing attachments too !

wrongly adds attachments Rated 2 out of 5 stars

MRC Compose automatically adds any attachment you used in a previous email to the next (current) email. It is a bug, as there is no way to turn this off. I can't figure out how to report this as a bug, which is also a bug.

The developer replied, but the link given has no entry point to report the bug.

Here is how to create the problem:

1) add an attachment (a#1) to an email (e#1)
2) send email e#1
3) create email e#2
4) email e#2 automatically has attachment a#1

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

Hi,I'm very surprised by the problem you described : as a everyday user for nearly a year, I never had such a bug with attachments.So, please report it in the new public repo :https://github.com/michelRenon/mrc_compose/And please explain every single step necessary to reproduce it, otherwise I won't be able to identify it.Michel

Update on 24 aout 2013 :

In github.com, you can create issues, via the "issues" tab on the right, then click on "New issue".
You have to have a github account.

I reproduced the steps you described, but I had no problems with attachments.
Then I checked again source code and you can be sure that MRC Compose does no changes on attachments.
It only read/write message headers (from, to, reply...).
Even in xul file, nothing is changed for attachments.

So, it seems to me that your problem is related to another part, maybe another extension ?
Can you list your configuration ? (OS, list of extensions)

Does exactly what I needed Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you Michel for this addon, I had issues with sending emails via Thunderbird, as it is easy to forget to change the recipient destination type. With this addon, at least I have the destination types pre-completed.

Thank you again.

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

Great Addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great addon, it will become excellent if it added to look into LDAP server and it will become more easy to use if can highlight the contact to remove entire contact with one back space.

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

Thanks for your feedback.
For LDAP support, there is something coming ! It's done by Andreas Wagner.
For the second suggestion, I have to say that it's too complicated : I looked other mail software (gmail and yahoo) to understand their code and it would require a complete rewrite of MRC_Compose ! Well, it would be possible if I had a lot of free time...

PS : sorry for my very late answer, but I had problem with mozilla website : I had mail notification about new reviews, but I couldn't see/answer them in the website. It seems it's ok now.

Thanks for the Suggestion Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Michel Renon - thanks for your reply to my review. I can't figure out how to reply to your reply, so I'm entering a new review.

Your drag 'n drop suggestion works just fine and meets my needs very well. I find the Contacts Slider to be very useful when sending email to multiple recipients. Sometimes I don't know all the people I want to include so autocomplete is not as useful. With the slider I can review all my contacts to jog my memory for who I want to include.

Thanks again.

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

Great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hello, I really like the addon, this addressing interface is much more convenient.Since latest update however I am unable to send new mail, I have configured the addon to always show To and Bcc. But it shows To only and, even though I fill in recipients, upon sending mail TB complaints I didn;t set any recipients? Can you please fix that, I didn't have this problem with previous version.

In followup to developers comment:
I first reverted back to 1.0 and the problem disappeared. I updated again to 1.1 and now it's still working ok. Don't know what went wrong previously, may be a conflict with other addons and order in which xul overlays are merged? I will keep you posted here whenever the problem rises again. Thanks for the addon.

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

Hi, I'm very surprised by what you describe. It seems there is a problem with preferences. Can you test :
- go to preferences and re-save them,
- if the problems are still there, remove and the re-install the module.
Keep me informed if it's ok.

Awesome!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The latest focus enhancements are totally awesome and seems to be working well! Thank you so much! I am totally happy with this awesome add-on! From one programmer to another - GOOD JOB! :-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Issue regarding the focus (ver.1.0) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

First of all, thank you for the great addon!Regarding the focus, when I choose "focus on message", it focuses behind the signature produced by "smarttemplate4".Can it focus on the first empty line in the compose?Thanks.

To the update:
Thanks for the update.
I am not complaining about the excellent addon and never.

I realize without MRC Compose, the focus is still confusing with smarttemplate4. I will try to report it to the developer separately.

Thank you again for your work and sorry for the disturbance.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Without using or testing "smarttemplate4", i would say that we are at the limit of the behavior of mrc_compose : my extension must not change focus of widgets handled by other extensions.

You can read a previous comment where there is a conflict with the Stationery extension ; I guess it's something similar.
My only solution is with the 1.1 version : I added an option to not change the default focus. So if the default focus is ok for you, the mrc_compose won't change that. (just go in the 'Appearance' tab in prefs). I hope it'll be a correct workaround.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this extension. Every other e-mail client in the world composes emails with a to and a from, not like Thunderbird does natively. Using this, it's so much easier to just look in those two fields and know who is getting the e-mail. My new favorite.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Thanks a lot ! It helps me stay motivated.