Displaying and Reading Emails

by AltanaESP Pty Ltd

13 Add-ons in this Collection

Display Mail User Agent by Jürgen Ernst

Displays icon for user agent of received mails.
Collector's Note The Display Mail User Agent add-on displays, in the message pane, the email client the sender used. This information isn't vital to Thunderbird's performance, but quite useful to have, when you need to troubleshoot email sending, receiving or display issues.

Extra Folder Columns by Joey Minta, Thunderbird Development Team

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 250 reviews

112,816 users

This extension is for those TB3 users who want the multiple-columns view that TB2 allowed

IMPORTANT: If you are using Thunderbird 38 or later, uninstall this addon. The functionality is in core now.
Collector's Note The Extra Folder Columns add-on is a an additional informative tool appearing in the folders pane, providing one with information on the number of messages in an account/folder and also how much space it take on disk. This kind of data is not really very important to know, unless you want to start cleaning out and/or archiving email messages.

ConfigDate by Alexander Ihrig

Rated 3 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

10,035 users

ConfigDate allows to configure the "Date" column in message threadpane. When displaying the message header, it is possible to display the (default) formated date or the senders local sent time (Date-String).
Collector's Note The ConfigDate add-on allows one to format the date of emails (received and send) to easily "group" emails into today's, this week and this month groups. Quite a handy feature when emails are sorted or filtered with other criteria, such as the subject line for instance, to determine at a glance when emails was send or received.

Display Contact Photo by Samuel Mueller

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 110 reviews

6,723 users

Displays the contact photo/image/picture of the sender/recipient while reading or composing a message. Supports photos in a local folder and the 'Face' header for embedded photos. The add-on adds new generic photos and many styling possibilities.
Collector's Note The 'Display Contact Photo' extension allows for displaying an image of the sender on the message pain of the email (providing the sender email address is registered on Gravatar). Not an essential Thunderbird operational feature, but supportive to the "human friendly" focus as promoted and encouraged by both the AltanaESP Network & System.

Mail Summaries by squib

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

5,726 users

Adds a summary of mail accounts and folders to replace the account central pane and the empty folder preview
Collector's Note When one uses emails to communicate, share information and coordinate activities extensively, it is imperative to obtain some statistic regarding emails going through and movement on a specific email account. This is very useful information when certain decision has to made regarding specific functions, procedures and/or processes in the organisation. The add-on Mail Summaries, collect and graphically presents that kind of statistics regarding email accounts. There is also other features available, but summary statistics for email account activity is the primary benefit of the Mail Summaries add-on.

Folder Pane View Switcher by jikamens

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

10,605 users

Add arrow buttons for rotating among folder views, and switch to "All Folders" view when hovering over the folder pane during drag & drop.
Collector's Note The ability to automatically open email folders when dragging and dropping emails can be quite handy, specially when you are filing emails for later reference. The Folder Pane View Switcher add-on, adds this feature to Thunderbird, allowing you to drag and drop emails between the email list and folder panes.

ThreadVis by ahubmann

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 112 reviews

7,236 users

Displays a small graphic visualising the context (thread) of the currently selected email.
Collector's Note Thunderbird string all email threads chronologically together, from the most recent to the oldest email received. The add-on ThreadVis provide an an email position timeline view in the message pane of all emails in this particular email thread. This give you an overview of emails send/received, as well as the ability to have a quick peak at the content of the emails in the thread. Nice feature to have when dealing with and managing email conversations, specially when they are filed in different folders.

Slideshow by Leszek Życzkowski, pastisman

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 68 reviews

6,799 users

Displays a slideshow of picture attachments. When email has attached pictures, it displays "View as Slideshow" button next to the attachment. Button click pops a slideshow window with all the images, allowing you to zoom in/out, save...
Collector's Note The Slideshow add-on is quite handy when receiving emails with some pictures attached to it. This add-on allows you to view pictures attached to an email in a slide show format. You are able to view pictures by scrolling through the slide show, instead of opening the attached pictures one, by one.

Enhanced Priority Display by jikamens

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

1,147 users

Enhanced thread pane display of message priorities.

Maximize Message Pane by H.Ogi

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

3,278 users

Maximize message pane by collapsing the thread pane. You can read a message in larger area without opening a new message window...
Collector's Note To manage one's emails properly requires that both the folder pane and threat pane should be maximized. With this display settings, one has an excellent overview of and is able to see at a glance the status of all emails. However, this leaves very little room for displaying the email message pane and reading emails often become a scrolling schlep. Reading emails, either becomes a scroll of death in a small message pane or you need to open the email in a new tab. The latter often results in you losing track of the email you are dealing with at the moment related to the "bigger-email-picture". The 'Maximize Message Pane' extension allows for an easier, more focussed tracking and reading of emails, by maximizing the message pane when required, and return you to the "Inbox-bigger-picture" to deal with the email in the appropriate manner. A more convenient way for reading emails and still maintain the "conversation" threat you are dealing with. This extension place a "maximize" button on the email header bar and by clinking it, one are able to toggle between a maximize email message pane and an email Inbox managing display... without losing track of what you are currently busy with (i.e. limit email derailment).

No Message Pane Sort by Mouse by speedball2001

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

1,829 users

No Message Pane Sort prevents accidental resorting of the message pane by disabling mouse button clicks on the column headers.

It is still possible to sort messages by ctrl-clicking the header.

Show InOut by Guenter Gersdorf

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

2,268 users

Adds two columns to the list of mails. One shows an indicator wether a mail is incoming or outgoing, the other shows the sender or the recipient of the mail respectively...
Collector's Note When scanning emails in folders, it is often quite handy to quickly see whether an email was send or received. The ShowInOut add-on extent display features to include an InOut icon to email displays. Emails can also be sorted according to their InOut status.

Message Pane Button by SuperT101, Redbay

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

367 users

A Message Pane Button for Thunderbird Toolbar.

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