One of the "Must Have" addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I can not thank developer enough for making such a useful addon. Only if there was a way to operate this addon through windows command line/cmd.exe, it would make life much much more simplerThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.9).
You are possibly looking for something like mbox-tools:
which operates on Thunderbird's (highly dated) mail storage backend. I'm not sure if mbox-tools has dupe culling, though.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Version 0.3.9b - icons look good :)
But I cannot switch on search in special folders in option - any mark do not do it.
Please file a bug report
Please file a bug report at http://www.mozdev.org/bugs/ with the exact phenomenon you're seeing, and exactly what you tried to do and didn't work.
problems with the new version 24 Rated 4 out of 5 stars
There are some compatibility problems in the new version of thunderbird 24 solve them as soon as possible!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.7).
Workaround in 0.3.8 and fix in 0.3.9b - try it
Worked perfectly Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Cleaned up all the duplicates very efficiently.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.7).
Works perfectly Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The key to making this add-on work perfectly is to adjust the comparison criteria so that you know the messages that match are truly the same as each other in spite of having small differences in the body, which can happen. Thus the number of lines could be SLIGHTLY different and the size might also. For example, you might have an extra NULL in one, or an extra <LF>. Make sure you have enough criteria so you are confident of the found matches. The tool is great.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.7).
Does the job, quickly and accurately Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Like the title says. Does what it's supposed to, and more quickly than expected.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.7).
Update of prior review Rated 4 out of 5 stars
After some experimentation, resolved the problem I experienced in my previous review. And as a result, upped the rating to 4/5 stars. Not 5 stars as that problem and its work-around are not obvious.
The problem is that when you first install the addon and try to use it (either before or after restarting Thunderbird 17.0.x), it does not detect POP account "Trash" folders properly.In the Duplicate Messages Deletion window that appears after detecting dups, at the bottom are the choices "Delete permanently" and "Move to...(drop down list of folder choices)". "Move to..." defaults to "Trash". But leaving that choice alone, it will not properly detect the Trash folder on the account you are detecting dups on, unfortunately. Which means dup messages get permanently deleted, even if you don't want them to be.
To avoid this problem, you first have to open the drop down list beside "Move to..." and manually select the Trash folder for the account you are detecting dups on. Then and only then will your dup messages get properly sent to Trash. In the future it will remain properly selected, so you only have to do it once. Don't know if you have to manually change it for every account you are working on, but I do so to be safe.
This is still a problem and still needs fixing, but at least there is a way around it until its fixed.
EDIT: replying to the author response below. Thanks for the response, but unfortunately you totally misunderstand what the problem is. I elaborated more in my original review linked to at the bottom of this post; might want to look at it.
The problem has _nothing_ to do with "detecting duplicates in trash". The problem is when detecting duplicates in the INBOX of a selected account, the "Move To..." selection defaults to "Trash" (of that account). And by default, it doesn't actually move your messages to there as you would expect. It instead wrongly permanently deletes them.
To work around this problem, you must manually select the "Move To..." folder (Trash or otherwise) for each account in the drop down list.
If you don't do that and instead rely on the default "Move To...Trash" location without adjusting anything manually, your mail gets permanently deleted out of the Inbox when you didn't want it to after pressing "OK". That's the problem.
It is 'proper' not to find dupes in the Trash
Practically all users expect Trash folders to be skipped when looking for duplicates. This is both because dupes are usually deleted to the trash (incl. manual deletion), and because, more generally, whatever's in the trash is already not really part of your mailbox, it's deleted-but-undisposed-of. So, it would certainly not be a good idea to change this default behavior.
I understand you might like/expect something different, but you must recognize you're in the minority. For you (and others), there's the preferences dialog with which you can change such settings.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Just great! Used it to split messages I already had transferred in an aborted bulky transfer. Could resume just fine! :)
I'd donate if the donate functionality wasn't broken. After I fill in the amount and comment, the main page is grayed out but no paypal page comes up....
If for some reason the contribute link doesn't work (it works for me), then just email me and I'll send you a payment link.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Thunderbird Duplicate Message "Comparison Criteria Combinations" Chart :
send time / message id
send time / no of lines
sendtime / size
sendtime / subject / from and to /
subject / size / message id /
subject / size / no of lines /
subject / size / from and to /
subject / from and to / message id / no of lines
Automated Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This add on is a life saver. I depend in it a lot.
It will be awesome if it works automatically every period of time
Phenomenal! (Plus one Suggestion) Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Saved my life, thank you _so_ much.
One suggestion. In Options, comlement the ability to compare "Number of Lines in Message" with the ability to compare "Number of Lines in Message _Body_". That way when we have two messages with a different number of headers, we can ignore the difference.
Very useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Very useful tool. Thanks!
One detail: the selection dialog proposes to move the deleted copies to Trash. However, I am using several accounts, and therefore several disctinct Trash folders. I was surprised to find al the deleted copies in the Trash of my Local Folders. Is it normal?
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
> If you're asking about choosing which message to remove - read/unread, bigger/smaller
> this is possible using column sorting in the review dialog.
OK I see, at least for "size" which is what I need. Thanks
A really great extension that must have been a lot of work to create. Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This extension is definitely one of the best out there. I've just migrated from Thunderbird to Postbox and was disappointed that it isn't compatible :-(This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.7).
misses empty lines while checking and therefore finds less dupes Rated 4 out of 5 stars
nice idea, but fails on mails with differ in just two empty lines (CR or LF) at the bottom when saved and compared.
but a nice GUI (which misses a way to quickly change the settings for the dupecheck though).
That is not a failure...
When using the number of lines as a comparison criterion, such two messages are indeed not dupes of each; if you remove this from criterion they will probably be determined to be dupes.
Also, there is a quick way to change the dupe check settings: Add the menubutton to the toolbar.
Slighly better than original Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I think this alternate and the original both find the same duplicates when same options are used, I tested it on TB6. The trick is that this alternate version has even more options to search duplicates and some little things that make the life easier, mainly: resizeable window, clearer interface & recycle/delete option. Although it is marked as incompatible, it works perfect on TB6.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.7).
It's more than slight!
Well, they're not so little, these things... for example, being able to sort by different comparison criteria affords you control over which message you would like to keep out of each set.
Anyway, the biggest difference, albeit not one visible to the user, is the fact that removedupes (alternate) is _Free_Software_. That means you have the legal right to improve upon it if I, say, get a job and don't have time to work on it.
VERY USEFUL Rated 5 out of 5 stars
If you use IMAP, sometimes you copy twice the same emails. This software helps you to solve this matter, saving server space.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.7).
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This is one of the best thunderbird addons I came accross! Its easy, intuitive and fast. It just works and never ever gave me any trouble. A very fine job!
There is one suggestion that I have though. Sometimes I need to copy (or move) large amounts of local mail to an imap folder. This often fails during the process because the copy function of thunderbird just isnt awesome. At that stage, some of the mails i selected have been copied, others havent and I have to start all over again because there is no way to tell which messages already made it to the server and which havent. The bad thing is that even when moving the messages, Thunderbird first copys all of them and then deletes the source, but only if the copy process was successfull.
Would there be any chance to modify removedupes, so that it can display dupes OR siglets. This would enable one to select all the messages that havent been copied/ duplicated yet. this would make removedupes also the only sync plugin for thunderbird and help out so many people struggeling with this poor TB copy function.This would be something that I am looking for for years and years!
Not Perfect But Very Useful Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I've done a detailed writeup. See http://raywoodcockslatest.blogspot.com/2011/03/thunderbird-for-windows-transition-from.htmlThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.6).
A detailed reply
Thanks for the detailed review! Please read my reply regarding the points you raise, here:
Nice but could be better Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Works pretty well, haven't had any issues yet and removed a ton of duplicates (especially in one of my RSS feeds). The only thing I've found thus far that I don't like is that the it's a little bit of a pain to setup. Perhaps adding a button with a dropdown menu that provides options. Included in that could be an option to scan all folders (since I don't keep all my email in one global folder I have to select the different main folders for each account).This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.5). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
You could just select the single 'Account Folder', the parent of the account's main folders (Inbox, Sent, etc.) - that works too.
As for a button - if every extension put its options in a button you would have endless clutter...