Searching for and Filtering Emails
About this Collection
Searching for and locating a specific email, often is a time consuming process. Add-ons in this collection provide a number of features to speed-up the search and filter process of emails.
11 Add-ons in this Collection
Powerful message searching through expressions. Type "from:fred to:tom" to see all messages from Fred to Tom in the current view. Support 'regular expressions' and 'click to search'.
Collector's Note The Expression Search / GMailUi add-on enhance standard Thunderbird email search functions to also include search expressions. This add-on allows you to define email search parameters and also to identify which email sections to either include or exclude in the search. Searches default to the selected directory, but when not located, the search can be extended to cover all existing email directories.
Adds many new mail filter actions - launch a file, suppress notification, remove star or tag, mark replied or unread, copy as "read", append text to subject.
Collector's Note The ability to filter emails using filtering and/or tag options is an efficient method to display only those emails falling within specific parameters. The FiltaQuilla add-on, extents the standard Thunderbird filtering options, to allow for more control and refinement of demarcating & filtering emails more. Quite useful when dealing with a large number of emails.
Just a very simple add-on that adds a toolbar button to execute the "Run Filters on Folders" from Tools menu.
Collector's Note When using filter rules to organise, categorize, redirect, ...etc. emails in a folder, the folder filter button is a quick and easy manner to run filters on a folder. This application allows one to run specific filters rules on folders, when required to meet certain administrative needs.
Adds two items to the threadpane context menu, 'Search for this sender' and 'Search for this subject'. This basically takes the sender or subject of the selected message, copies it to the QuickSearch window and starts the search.
Collector's Note A useful option is to filter (i.e. search for) emails received from a particular sender in a specific email folder. The Search for Sender add-on provides one with an option to select an email and quickly search for emails send by that same individual. This add-on also allows to quickly search for emails with a similar subject line to the selected email.
Allows to add a button to the message header view toolbar that shows all filters that match the selected message, including manual and disabled filters. A click on the button allows to select a filter to run.
Collector's Note The Filter Button extension, displays a "button" in the message header of an e-mail with all the filter rules that apply to the email. If more than one filter rule are applicable, the Filter Button extension list all applicable rules and provides one with the option to select the appropriate rule and run it.
Show only your messages received during the current day, the last 7 days or the last 30 days thanks to 3 buttons.You may use pin button to keep filters applied when switching to your other inbox/folders.
Collector's Note The Today's messages add-on automatically tag email messages received today, which allows you to quickly and easily filter out emails in your Inbox received today.
Select all the mails in a directory sent by the selected authors.
Collector's Note Gather the Senders is a filtering option to quickly and easily filter all emails send by the sender of the selected email. Quite a handy function when one wish to identify all emails send by a particular sender in a particular email folder.
**It doesn't works temporarily on Thunderbird 31, beta version available!**
Unify the global search box and the quick filter box in a new widget (the 'Unified Search Widget') with all filter and search capabilities at once.
A Thunderbird extension to automagically extend all the saved searches to all the foders!
Collector's Note Thunderbird has a standard function to save searches in virtual folders. Unfortunately it only search and update on pre-selected folders. This is an excellent extension when your searches are always confined to specific folders. But it frequently happens that emails are "filed" incorrectly (a result of human error) and then certain emails are outside the scope of the standard Thunderbird search. Quite a bit of a nuisance, when searches are structured to locate "trouble and hot spot" emails. The SavedSearchThemAll add-on is very useful to extent already saved searches to include all existing email folders.
Battered with Emails? Need to sort them out? This extension adds a button to the Quick Filter toolbar that shows only unreplied emails. The extension works instantly, just install and look at your Quick Filter toolbar.
Collector's Note It can be quite handy to filter emails in your Inbox that you haven't replied to yet and probably require some attention.