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....

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.7). 

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 :

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body
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send time / message id
send time / no of lines
sendtime / size
sendtime / subject / from and to /
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subject / size / message id /
subject / size / no of lines /
subject / size / from and to /
subject / from and to / message id / no of lines
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This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.7). 

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

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.7). 

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.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.7). 

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?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

> If you're asking about choosing which message to remove - read/unread, bigger/smaller

Yes.

> this is possible using column sorting in the review dialog.

OK I see, at least for "size" which is what I need. Thanks

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.7). 

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).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.7). 

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.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Misses many duplicates while the non-alternate version catches them all.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.7). 

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!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.7). 

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.html

This 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:
http://pastebin.com/zEhR038q

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.

Selecting

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...

OMFG MAJOR BUG Could be great....ack Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Extremely brutal bug
After trying to reconcile a number of folders and selecting delete permanently, it cleared out 25 folders of not just the duplicates but the entire contents.
I had run this on the contents earlier of other sections without issue (it was NOT picking up a obvious duplicate messages)

If you use this, BACK UP YOUR EMAILS IF THEY ARE CRITICAL
10k+ messages gone
My order history, issues, warrantee, discounts, everything for the past 10 years

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.5). 

Thumps up. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.5). 

Saved me from doing this manually Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works wonderfully as promised (and fast!) on Thunderbird 2.0.0.24
I like the way you can preview emails before deleting them.

First time using this, so I checked every email selected to see if they were duplicates.
Not a single false positive.

Thank you!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

worked great! exactly what I needed! Thank you very very much! The search is very fast, the search result window shows you very clear information to make sure what you will delete is really what you want to delete, and the extra options are very wise. Great

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Like very much that it displays duplicates first and then offers selection options. Worked very well for me.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.5). 

Mostly good Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I am switching hosts and since I want to keep all the emails I have so far, I had to switch to POP3 (another TB nightmare). I ran this extension and I think it removed some, but it it left many more duplicates - yes, duplicates, same message.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.5). 

They're not really duplicates

I often get this complaint. And it's always the case that the messages are just similar, not the same: An extra newline, a few seconds time difference etc. Try using fewer comparison criteria...