Development still active? Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I wonder whats going on... Since august 2014 no reactions anymore in the support forum?

This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Excellent Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works really well,i would have given it 5 Stars but at the moment you cannot send emails :(

a little _too_ simple for me Rated 2 out of 5 stars

On first trying Simple Mail, it feels and looks sturdy and I didn't find the slightest glitch.
Support for multiple mailboxes is a plus.

But:

Thunderbird is setting a high standard, and Simple Mail is nowhere near that.
(Sometimes I get the feeling that the choices of reviewing addons and making them featured - or not - is influenced by Mozilla foundation's own preferences - they want to support their products, and as long as Thunderbird exists, a mail client addon is not desired. Not a nice way to handle things, tough luck for Simple Mail. And honestly I don't quite understand why there isn't a Thunderbird addon for Firefox, to make them communicate better. Like Seamonkey.)

Getting to the point:

It's years since I used POP3, so i can't say anything about that, but Simple Mail's IMAP support lacks essential features:
- As mentioned in the reviews before, no IMAP folders! All mail in one giant inbox, although the account has many folders. I don't quite see how this can be useful even for a casual user.
- Simple Mail started downloading ALL mail for that account. A feature to restrict that (e.g. only the last month, or only the first 100) is essential (if you have used that account for years, it can take hours to download all mail).

Support for and development of Simple Mail:

The fact that the newest version (which I installed and seems perfectly stable) has not yet been reviewed by Mozilla Foundation, after more than half a year, is very sad. See my comment about addon politics. But, additionally, I could not find any recent (newer than August 2014) comment from the developer(s), not here, not on mozillazine forums, not on their own forum.
It's not a good sign.

My verdict:

Useful for casual and quick email-checking while browsing, but not as a sole e-mail client.

edit: by just once opening my email-account with simple mail, now my complete inbox has been marked unread. not cool - from 3 stars down to 2.

Хорошая и нужная программа. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Прекрасное приложение, дающее возможность пользоваться почтой сразу в браузере без установки доп.софта.
Некоторых возможностей не хватает, поэтому выскажу свои пожелания...

Хотелось бы следующие простые доработки:
1) Смену главной иконки браузера в панели задач при поступлении новых писем, и соотв-но возврате обычной иконки при переходе в приложение
2) Отображение общего/прочитанного кол-ва писем возле названия каждой папки (настройкой), в т.ч. и на корзине
3) Реализацию условия И/ИЛИ в настройках фильтров (сейчас возможно только под ИЛИ)
4) Кнопку для панели инструментов приложения для установки признака прочитанного сообщения
5) Добавить настройку включения/выключения автоматической установки признака прочитанного сообщения (сейчас только кол-во секунд для автопризнака)
6) Добавить команду в контекстное меню "Открыть письмо в новом окне", учитывая что есть подобная настройка для двойного клика.
7) Возможность управления расположением кнопок на панели инструментов с возможностью установки разделителей
8) В окне создания письма перемещение фокуса с поля "тема" сразу на окно текста сообщения, сейчас фокус избирательно переходит на элементы панели оформления.
9) Дать возможность управления форматом письма (текст/html) через кнопку/команду при создании любого письма, а не через общую настройку (зачем две настройки? при этом работает одна).
10) Добавить настройку (через команду или кнопку) для переключения работы приложения в автономный режим
11) Кнопка "Сохранить" для нового письма сохраняет новую его копию, а не одно и то-же письмо

И дополнительно просьба для сложного воплощения:
1) Добавить настройку блокировки открытия приложения (или принятия/отправки писем) вводом пароля для текущего сеанса работы (запрос пароля при открытии перед началом приема писем)
2) Добавить папку "Отправляемые", куда помещать письма перед отправкой с закрытием его правки, и переотправлять их при неудачных попытках по общему таймеру или таймеру для текущей учетной записи.
Соотв-но после успешной отправки переносить письма в папку "Отправленные"
3) Реализацию подобного приложения под плагины браузеров на других популярных движках (Blink, WebKit)
Если бы Опера не кидала своих многолетних верных пользователей с переходом на другой движок с последующим за этим выкидыванием из браузера отличного почтового клиента, не пришлось бы искать решения в виде Firefox + SimpleMail.
Это единственное решение для интегрированного в браузер почтового клиента, кроме уже несколько лет неподдерживаемой версии Оперы.
Но FireFox не очень нравится, лучше уж на общем хромовском движке браузер, но там нет решения для встроенного почтового клиента, только в виде отдельного приложения.
Хотелось бы видеть подобное замечательное дополнение для например Google Chrome, Opera 15+ и т.д.

Won't work woth IMAP and no sender address to choose from Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Seems bery neat and fine, and has all the features I would ever need, BUT:
1) it wont stop "loading" emails even when I deleted the account itself - I left it running overnight with "load only headers" option on - and it still was keeping trying in the morning...
2) there is no email address to chose from foe the sender.

Please have it fixed, I would LOVE to have everything inside my firefox..)))

хуже сделать сложно Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Каждый раз она проверяет почту и каждый раз все письма для неё новые. То есть вообще все, какие есть на почтовом сервере. Даже после того, как вручную всё отмечаешь, как прочитанное. В следующий раз она снова видит их опять как новые. Но этого мало! Она умудряется ещё все эти письма и на сервере пометить как непрочитанные. В итоге, после такой проверки, ко мне на телефон и планшет валится вся пачка писем с сервера как вновь пришедшие письма. Слов нет. Можно было бы минус пять поставить, поставил бы.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It works as advertised, composing even works as far as I can tell, with far less overhead than running FF and Outlook at the same time while still being as convenient as an actual email client (I hate webmail with a passion). However it seems there's a bug with the send/receive function. When I go to send/receive all of my accounts at once, they all keep doing this long after each account finishes syncing. Even if I cancel them all, they just loop back around and go back to sending and receiving. It doesn't even stop after I close the tab that Simple Mail is open in. It's not terrible, like I said, it works as advertised, but it's a rather annoying bug. Maybe set it as a preference to continue attempting to sync after a successful round? I can see how it might be useful to have a rolling sync going on in the background, similar to Outlook, but I don't have the fastest of PCs or internet connections so all it's doing for me is slowing my experience down.

Also, sometimes it seems to fail to connect to certain accounts, but another sync fixes it. Maybe it's timing out the connection too early? Yahoo and Gmail seem to do this the most often, with Outlook.com trailing far behind. I have five accounts set up in all of my mail clients (Yahoo, Gmail, Outlook.com, and two exchange accounts) and they all work with no issues. Sometimes Yahoo hiccups a bit with Outlook, and Outlook/Exchange hiccups a bit under Thunderbird, but everything works (usually) with no issues here.

The interface is simple and clean, and while I can respect that a few of the buttons just beg to have a bit of explanatory text next to them. Save As, for example, is just a solid square for me. I don't know how a solid square is supposed to be Save As. Also, the flame icon for spam preferences. I can't complain too much about that because thinking about it doesn't tell me anything that might work better, but like I said, some explanatory text would be extremely helpful. The rest of the icons are straightforward enough to grasp, but I guess for uniformity's sake you might as well put some text next to them too.

All in all, a very good add-on. Must-have for any portable installs, and makes a very good replacement for a standalone email client where one is needed and can't be found or installed (if you don't have administrative permissions, for example). That bug is annoying the crap out of me though, but it can be useful, so maybe don't just rip it out of there.

Navigating header pane Rated 4 out of 5 stars

W7 Pro SP1 x64
FF 33.1
SM 2.86.7
Navigating the header pane using Page Up/ Down && Arrow Up/Down does not allow me to view message in main display pane; the message body is loaded only when the header entry is clicked.

This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Can only receive email but sending is not possible. Anyways, I don't mind. I will use my thunderbird to send emails. I chose this app to save RAM which was consumed by thunderbird

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Wer lediglich POP3 benutzt dürfte voll zufrieden sein. Leider wird die angelegte Ordnerstruktur für IMAP Konten nicht angezeigt. Von daher ist dieses Addon für mich sinnlos. Leider!

Was nützt IMAP, wenn ich die Ordner nicht anzeigen kann?!

Wenn die Ordnerstruktur eines IMAP Kontos angezeigt werden kann, gibts 5 Sterne!

Can't send mails! Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I unable to choose any email address to send from in the drop-down...it shows nothing. So I can't send mails. Please fix this.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is one awesome plugin! Only one problem after latest update to Firefox 32.0.3 > Using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit > It won't send emails, but it will receive emails. I have two email accounts set up with correct login info > When trying to send an email, there is a message in bold red in the new email window that says, "Attention: Sending in Plain Text". Also I am unable to choose any email address to send from in the drop-down...it shows nothing. I have only experience this on my office computer, my laptops using simplemail with latest version of Firefox & Windows 7 64-bit work perfectly. I am stumped. Have tested with all other plugins disabled and problem still persists. No crazy extensions...just the regulars like flash, reader, windows live gallery, silverlight and google voice plugins. Over all my experience with simplemail on other computers I own has been A+++ awesome!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works well after update to 2.86.7. Can I choose to not include the date when reply ?

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

i receive this error on ff32 invalid response
[imap.gmail.com:993,SSL]:[Invalid response]:1 BAD Too Many Arguments Provided ah44mb24507316eem
hope it will be improved.
Regards.

Awesome plugin...but bug with Firefox 31 update > new email adding recipients Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this plugin! Just one problem. I just updated from Firefox 30 to Firefox 31 and now when creating a new email and trying to enter contacts in the To, CC, or BCC fields, the auto complete function when typing contacts does not fill in the field when clicking on the contact desired. Please fix this ASAP and release an update. Any suggestions? Thanks

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Hi,
there is already an update (not fully reviewed by Mozilla)
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/simple-mail/versions/

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately it does no longer work properly with Firefox Aurora 33. Only receiving is possilbe, sending is not. :-(


[Update 01.08.] The new version 2.86.7 solved my problems. Thanks guys, for your instant help. U made my day. ;-)

Keep up the excellent work.

Work for me ....
please go to
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2497499
or send me logfile
in the operating system's temporary files directory (for example, /tmp on Mac OS X and Linux, c:\windows\temp on Windows

Excellent! Very useful and smart extension!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Oh, I'm really sorry, that wrote in Russian (I though that one of developers knows Russian), so I'll repeat my review in my lame English, I hope, you'll forgive me.
I have a proposal regarding main button (envelope with small triangle for pop-down menu).
Its funcionality is very cleverly though and developed:
Click on button causes Simple Mail opening in tab, click on triangle - causes menu popup.
In addition the button itself is also an informer - it becomes blue when there are some unread mails.
But so smart and elegant approach makes the appearance of Simple Mail tab in tabbar redundant - the button itself represents it.
My question (and proposal) - is it possible to hide this tab from tabbar (by option), i.e. is it possible to open Simple Mail tab so, that it will not be shown in tabbar?
Why I'm asking about this?
Because the Simple Button itself is now enough:
click on it will open Simple Mail tab (if it wasn't open) or make it active if it was open, but user viewed another tab
The SimpleMail tab closing can be done by two ways - or Long Left Click, or via menu if additional menuitem "Close" will be added.
Of course it should relate only on main Simple Mail tab and not for Replay tab or Compose mail tab.
So, my question is - is it possible to hide the main Simple Mail tab from tabbar - every pixel of tabbar costs gold :)
Thank you

This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

wonderfull add on but... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

how to shut down the spell checking permanently?
Obviously it is setted to english language, but i'm writing in german.
Do you have a tip for me?

Thanks an the best regards from switzerland!
Patrik

Hello,
To shut down Spell checking :
Open a new mail window, right click and uncheck "Check Spelling"

To add a new language :

Open a new mail window, right click and choose "languages" then "add dictionaries..."
Install your choosen language.
Regards

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic. First used years ago - has improved out of sight.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Удобное дополнение! Мне нравиться. Для mail.ru лучше ничего не нашёл, не надо теперь mail.ru постоянно открывать чтобы проверить есть ли почта! Автоматически показывает когда приходят письма, нормально.