Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Отличное дополнение, делающее свое дело.
Пока не появилась возможность связывать письмо с задачей, этот плагин - единственное решение для такой проблемы.

Perfect extension, which makes what it done for.
Until there are no possibility to link message with task in Lightning, this extension is the only solution.
Best regards to Christoph Zwirello!

Fantastically useful, wish it had lightning integration Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use thunderlink with org-mode, and being able to directly link to specific emails from my TODO entries and various notes makes my work go much faster, and makes it easy to refer to things in the past---it's enabled me to turn my notes and email into a memory extension of sorts. Only wishlist item is that it would work to put thunderlinks in Lightning, as right now there doesn't seem to be any easy way to open them from there.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful, does what it advertises. Thanks to the developers (also for being very responsive in the Issues-section of their Github support page)! A little cosmetic issue in this version is the context menu integration, one could maybe hide the unused entries. But that's probably a matter of taste.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been looking for this kind of functionality for long! Simple and works as expected. Thank you so much!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.0). 

Inactive links Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This add-on does not work for me.
The links are created but are not recognized by any application (FF, File Explorer, THB) except command line.
However, the idea was excellent
The author does not respond to messages.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.0). 

hi. when did you send me a message?

your email was in my spam folder. I'll take a look at it this weeked.

Much needed!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This plugin works as advertised. It creates links to individual emails. It's very useful for keeping track of emails that you need to later re-open. I run a small one man business. When customers write in with a question or request I can't immediately answer, I'll make a note in my TODO list with a ThunderLink to the customers email. Once the request is taken care of I use the ThunderLink to quickly re-open the original email and write back. It's a huge time saver. Without thunderlink I would need to search through my email history to find the relevant email.

I didn't give it five stars because there is no way to open thunderlinks in Thunderbird. There are a couple other ways to open thunderlinks. I use "Find And Run Robot" (which is another awesome time saving application).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.06). 

Fantastic! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Opens the link in .eml format, simply smart.
Just the same as if I had exported an e-mail (eml) and had then created a link to open it. This add-on avoids having to export, cleaner quicker. Great for bills, love letters, things that matter :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.06). 

Verankerung in Lightning statt im Betriebssystem Rated 2 out of 5 stars

What about ThunderLinks withIn Lightning Calendars? Why choose the long way when the good things are so close?

Maybe i don't get it. When Lightning is installed, ThunderLInks should be clickable within Calendars and Tasks, too.
As an important step, the current "conversion" menu option (which copies the email's body) should be overloaded by Thunderbird-Linking.
Halfway usable so far... sorry!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.05). 

okay, first: ThunderLinks in Events and Tasks was not a usecase I thought of when I started, probably because of the "convert to" option. So much for the "long way".
That said, this does sound useful. And it should be doable. It won't be ready for Christmas, though, that's for sure.

second: I don't think it should go into the "convert to" submenu. After all, you don't get a converted version of the email but rather a reference to it.

Genial! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mit einem Klick zu einer bestimmten E-Mail!
Ich nutze Gnome 3.4 auf Gentoo
In Writer kann ich einen Hyperlink erstellen, Internet/web als Linktyp angeben und als Sprungziel den Thunderlink aus der Zwischenablage einfügen. Auf diese Weise habe ich in meinen Dokumenten immer die Vereinbarungen und Infos zu einem Sachverhalt erreichbar.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.05). 

Additional information on "Compatibility Problem" Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Cristoph wrote:"As you can see from the plugins description, it relies heavily on the underlying OS for Firefox->Thunderbird communication."In this case, I should have mentioned the OS: Windows 7 Professional. I was thinking of using the links in Horst Shaeffer's MemPad and Calendar, from which I've already launched the default browser, which then displays the correct web-mail message, if you load the reminder (or the date) with the correct hyperlink. I was hoping to have SeaMonkey open in the same way, when these same links is activated -- assuming your utility can give me a link to paste. Sorry if this is the wrong place for this -- there is a 'tip' that we should follow a link to the 'support section' for technical assistance ... but when I do that, a page comes up without any links for this purpose.

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First of all: At the end of the plugin description there is a note about what to do if you need support. Please contact me using the address provided there for further communication and don't post your questions here.
Secondly: it seems you can install the ThunderLink extension in Seamonkey (instructions below).
Right-clicking on an email will then give you the option to copy a thunderlink into the clipboard. What you then can do is open seamonkey with the -thunderlink option like that:
seamonkey -thunderlink "<the thunderlink goes here>"

This will open that single email. I'm not sure if that's enough for your usecase, but if it is then you'll have to do the following to install ThunderLink in seamonkey:

1. Download the ThunderLInk .xpi file using right-click
2. Open the file with a zip-archive reader and extract the install.rdf file
3. Add the following below the entry for thunderbird: <em:targetApplication>
<Description><!-- seamonkey -->
4. Put the new install.rdf in the archive
5. Install the .xpi in Seamonky; restart

Please let me know if that helped. I'm afraid, though, that there's little else that can be done. The full functionality of the plugin (selecting the email in the already-open inbox view) unfortunately doesn't work with seamonkey.

So, I end up with three stars because my plugin didn't do what you thought it might?

thunderlinks in Firefox on the mac Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I figured out how to make Firefox recognize thunderlinks on the mac. In addition to the instructions on the Mozillazine page, you have to do the following:

Create a boolean pref called network.protocol-handler.expose.thunderlink and set it to false. Then, when you click on a thunderlink in the browser (or paste a thunderlink into the address bar), Firefox will ask you to choose a program to associate with this protocol. Navigate to /Applications/Thunderbird.app and click to the checkbox to remember this choice, and you're set.

Now clicking on a thunderlink will bring up Thunderbird. The only issue is that it doesn't bring up the right email in Thunderbird. That's probably because I am using ver 11.01. I am looking forward to the Thunderlink update that will make it work in Thunderbird 11. I hope this fix helps anyone who was having the same frustration as I was on the mac.

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I had a chance to look at your issue, but it doesn't look good.

Regarding your solution: I'm afraid it's a dead end. We need a way to pass the actual ThunderLink to TB, but Firefox does not provide a means to do that. This has to be done by the underlying OS, and it works fine on Windows and Linux. There is definitely also a way to do that on OSX but I didn't fully implement it because I ran into a bigger problem on the way:

Basically, the problem ist that OSX doesn't seem to allow more than one instance of TB to be launched. So, when TB is up and running, launching it again from the command line with the -thunderlink option will result in an error message, whereas on Windows and Linux machines, the option would be passed on to the running instance where it would subsequently be used to select the email referenced by the ThunderLink.
If I observed things correctly, you should get the error message, too, when you use the way you described above to call TB. Just do it twice in a row.

I will post this problem on mozillazine. Maybe there is some workaround, but seems to me like an OS limitation/feature that we won't be able to circumvent. Sorry.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Would be nice if TB could recognize (make clickable) thunderlinks in emails I get from google calendar where I put these thunderlinks.

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thanks for the review. I sent you an email regarding your request.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful! I've been wanting to be able to do exactly this for years. Great adjunct to a task management tool such as the one I use, Toodledo (http://toodledo.com).

See my related Toodledo improvement request, http://www.toodledo.com/forums/thread.php?fid=2;tid=12422.

Thank you so much.


This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.05). 

Windows Protocol Registration Rated 4 out of 5 stars

After installing the add-on in Thunderbird and restarting Thunderbird, copy the lines below into a file called thunderlink.reg. Right click the file and select "Merge".


@="URL:thunderlink Protocol"
"URL Protocol"=""



@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Mozilla Thunderbird\\thunderbird.exe\" -thunderlink \"%1\""

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.05). 


Hi Chad,thanks for the comment. I wanted to include this info a while ago but eventually forgot to. Getting the argument and the quotation marks right could be tricky for inexperienced users, though, so it's good you posted it. I've taken the liberty of copying the script into the addon description.Regards,Chris

Edit: Just saw that I had already listed the .reg in the description for ThunderLinkSpotter. It's good to have it here too, though.

Btw: what's still missing in the addon for you to give it 5 stars?

Brilliant!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Definitely deserves 5 out of 5 stars. A very useful extension indeed! I use it to keep track of emails which I need to reference in OneNote.
Note the new version 0.5 (you have to click "all versions" below to see it) has been updated to work with Thunderbird 5. This is my favourite thunderbird extension.

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