Having problems with 1.3 and Thunderbird 45.2.0 (Windows) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's such a great addon, but it stopped working some days ago. When I hit reply or forward, the signatures don't look as they should anymore. Lots of empty lines, also it looks like HTML paragraph when I hit return or backspace (as more than one new line is created or more than one line is deleted). Also some stuff of my signatures is missing...
When I deactivate the addon everything looks ok with these new lines and deleting lines with backspace. But for sure, no signatures at all.

Please get in touch...

.. on our support site:
http://smarttemplate4.mozdev.org/bugs.html
there is also a link to contact us directly on the bottom of the page

Best Thunderbird Addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a must-have Addon for your Thunderbird client.
It fixes having signatures on a new level, one I didn't even have on other clients!

Keep up the good work.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome Add-on!
Thank you very much.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

It hangs forever when replied emails with attachments Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have been using this add-on on and off for years. But it still frezees/hangs the thunderbird if you reply to an email with a large attachment (0.5Mb or so) and place replies in the same folder as a thunderbird setting. It keeps waiting for the folder forever till you kill thunderbird. It is a great add-on but please fix this damn problem. It is so annoying to kill the thunderbird and start all over again..
Ismail

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.6). 

Without help we cannot fix this...

The problem with this bug is that it cannot be fixed without a total rewrite. We had 3 developers trying to fix it, but the bottom line is that we would need to read the file in asynchronously and that would destroy the current architecture of the Add-on plus very likely remove Stationery support. Unless we get another developer to look at this we will likely not be able to fix it. Here is the detail:

https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=25887

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This addon is awesome! It is just a pity that if you use %from(name)% on reply headers, names are all converted to uppercase. As an example, names containing prepositions, like "João da Silva" will be turned to "João Da Silva".

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.5.2). 

it is an option...

... which you can turn off here:
ST4 options / Advanced Settings / Name Rules:
switch off "Capitalize Names"
Also, we are grateful for bug reports and suggestions for new features at the support web site: http://smarttemplate4.mozdev.org/bugs.html

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great AddOn! Very good work! Keep on maintaining it!!!
Most of the AddOns lack support for current releases. In addtion to that, this AddOn even supports derivates of TB, e.g. Postbox and even takes care of compatibility to other much-used AddOns (stationery)
I am currently evaluating it and already found a bug, which has already been reported in 2012 (25089). At first, I thought, it is not being worked on it. But the bug has just been re-introduced in TB 31 and there even is a fix already in a pre-release! Support cannot be better than that.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.5.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent ad-on giving mails the exact look and formatting as one needs.
Timely response by developers to help in some compatibility issue with my system.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.5.2). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Very good idea this addon, because Thunderbird doesnot manage correctly the style of replies.

But the does not work with big attachments.
When I reply or fwd to emails with attachments over 1-2 Mb, are not loaded by this addon.
sometimes Thunderbird also crashes.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.5.2). 

Excellent add-on, extraordinary support. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm working in a company where my colleagues consider outlook formatting The standard. So i'm forced to do the possible in order that my mail looks like as more as possible sent from outlook.
This addon help me without any extra effort. Just configure it with a template.
Moreover the support is extraordinarly efficient and kind.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.5.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ottimo, velocissimo da installare e configurare.
Possibilità infinite di personalizzazione.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.4). 

Incredibly useful add-on, massively empowering Thunderbird (and now with %cursor% in version 0.9.3 ;) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic add-on, adds layers and layers of customisability to Thunderbird that Micro$oft or iApple can only dream of! Can appear daunting to configure at first but plenty of hand-holding and support are provided throughout each step. Works a treat! (And thanks for adding the %cursor% variable in version 0.9.3, finally pushed me to donate something for your excellent work!)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3). 

Great add-on and support Rated 5 out of 5 stars

My company recently transitioned to Gmail and got rid of Outlook. I was looking for a way to make my replies and forwards in Thunderbird behave the way they did in Outlook. This add-on (along with ReFwdFormatter) did exactly what I needed and more.

Also, the support is amazing. When the last release had a bug, it was fixed within a day of me reporting it and I was emailed a patched copy of the add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3). 

If only I found this years ago Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on was what I always wanted but could never find. Thanks so much for making it.

Using one of there templates on there website made setup easy

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.2). 

%cursor% Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Yes why did I read so much pages about SmartTemplate on the internet before to write here;) Btw I put %cursor% in my reply header but the cursor is still at the right side of my email.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Like you pointed out the %cursor% variable is currently work in progress and an improved version will be included in the next release. however if you want to help (we cannot reproduce the problem on our machines) feel free to contact us via the support site.

Focus of cursor Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi,
When I tab from subject to the message field, it focus at the end of the signature, not in the first line.
Will it be possible to adjust it? Thanks for the great addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Yes it will :)

Among other things, I am currently working on a %cursor% variable which will make it possible to determine the exact location of where the cursor should go.

Please see also, and maybe subscribe to the following bugs:
https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=24990
https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=25272
https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=24989

Amazing developer support Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had an issue with replies not working when using plain text. Axel worked with me, issuing several pre-release bug fixes, until the issue was finally stomped out. I highly recommend using this add-on to replace the awful default reply mechanism in Thunderbird.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.1).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Very useful addon, minimizes routine work Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful addon. I have been using it for a couple of years. It helps me to add greeting with first name (e.g. Hi %from(firstname)%) when replying to mails which avoids name misspell. I am also using it to configure the body with a font of my interest.

Thanks for the good support.

It would be useful to have a support to fetch nickname from the local address book such as %from(nickname)% but I hope it is not that easy to provide.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.1). 

thanks for your review

thanks for your review.
It's not easy to fetch the Datas from local address book his content is stored in binary files and such files you can't read with javascript and SmartTemplate4 is javascript only.
Maybe we will find an solution in the future but without any guarantee

Allows me to use Linux at the office! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is simply the best extension if you want to continue to use Linux at the office. Most businesses seem to have custom email stationery set up in Outlook and Thunderbird just isn't well equipped for it when run through Linux. SmartTemplate4 means that I can 'use' Calibri and other fonts when sending emails out so that I am inline with the company email style guide.

I have one little bugbear since upgrading to TB 13: It seems to append an extra newline to the beginning of emails above my template. I use the templates as the body of my emails as I need to be inside the template to use the custom styles that my company requires. Is there an obvious configuration option that I can tick somewhere?

EDIT: Marky - amazing! Thanks so much, that has just made my day!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.1). 

bugfixes on bugzilla :)

The bugfix you are looking for is:
https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=25084

please remember to check the bugs starting from here
http://smarttemplate4.mozdev.org/bugs.html

Axel, developer

Wonderful. Note : a little bug with [[..]] Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent add-on. I love it !

Just a little bug to work on. Here it is :
- An optional script (with square brackets) isn't understood when written with indented lines.
- Example:
This works :
[[<tr><td>Copy</td><td align="center">:</td><td>%cc%</td></tr>]]
But this doesn't work :
[[
<tr>
<td>
Copy
</td>
<td align="center">
:
</td>
<td>
%cc%
</td>
</tr>
]]

I think that you exit the procedure in a premature way by encounting an "end of line" (EOL) although ONLY the detection of a "]]" should induce the exit of the optional phrase regardless the number of coded lines.

A little bug which is certainly very easy to correct.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.1). 

thanks for your review

thank you for your review.
We are happy that you enjoy our work and our addon!

What you mentioned isn't an BUG, the expression inner [[...]] works only if all content is in the same line (result by design)!
You can make an Feature Request on our support page and maybe we will change this behaviour in the future
http://smarttemplate4.mozdev.org/bugs.html

BTW: i'm really long the developer of ST4 and i don't have see such formatting before
... you never stop learning in life :)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

SmartTemplate4 is a very useful AddOn. The support team gave me a quick and detailed answer to my question. Thank You!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.1). 

thanks for your review

thank you for your review.
We are happy that you enjoy our work and our addon!