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|User since||March 6, 2013|
|Number of add-ons developed||0 add-ons|
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I had initially thought that this add-on's preference setting to disable Thunderbird's animated popup window had gotten rid of all of Thunderbird's annoying, disruptive, stupid, pop-up alerts that Thunderbird displays often when processing filters on incoming emails leaving my only remedy to be to have a constantly running service on my linux machine looking for the alert box to close it. There is always a delay in closing it, it always moves the focus to Thunderbird from other apps and makes even not usable in Thunderbird until the morning inbound mail filtering completes rendering my computer non-usable during that time. I was so happy to have thought that this add-on solved that problem that I contributed a donation to the developer of this add-on. However, unfortunately, I found that that preference option of this add-on did not in fact solve that problematic alert window issue with Thunderbird.
This archive add-on for what it is intended for remains to be outstanding thus far however and still deserves the full 5 stars. I am able to specify folders to be automatically archived and I can have all the sub-folders also archived. The only initial issue I had faced was that the auto-archive was disrupting the morning inbound email fetching when the auto-archive started upon opening Thunderbird (email fetch also starts when I open the app), but that was easily solved by just increasing the number of seconds for auto-archive to start running. I gave myself plenty of buffer by setting it to 30 minutes.
When I first installed this add-in (and before trying it) I noticed that the "Move to [foldername] again" that is normally selectable when you right-click on messages that had been moved to the Trash folder (i.e., within the Trash folder in Local Folders), no longer showed up. (Not presented anymore in the sub-menu.) And after I disabled this add-in, the sub-menu for moving deleted messages back showed up again in the sub-menu.
The developer replied to this post that it was a design decision to move it into the move submenu and that the feature was not removed. It appears that that functionality (move back to folder again) does not really work correctly anyway. It seems that it does not remember from what folder each message in the trash was originally in and thus just offers to move messages back to the last viewed folder. If so, I think that feature (within Thunderbird - i.e., not this add-on) is misleading anyway. I recommend that either:
1. (best) an customizable option be added to this add-on allowing the user to choose if s/he wants that moved to the Move submenu; or
2. Document the change(s) in the description of the add-on.
Anyway, thank you for the great work on this. I am very happy to be able to try it out. I think with either of the above (preferably the customizable option), then this add-on is probably a 5 star.