Does not work with TB 38.0.1 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is (was?) a marvelous addon, but now, it must be deactivated if you want to send an email because it does not work anymore since the last version :(

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Does not work with TB 40.0a1 Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Works perfect up to 39.x. In 40.0a1 it only recognizes, that the sender-adress has to be changed but doesn't do it. Please fix it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The only reason I am not giving this a five star rating is because of a rather obscure problem. When I send email to someone who doesn't have an entry in my table, I get an unexplainable default address. It's not the one I last used, nor is it the first or last entry in my identities. I've tried rearranging my identities but it wants to stick with that unexplainable one all the time.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

sehr Hilfreich Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ein bisschen Dokumentation wie die Regulären Ausdrücke erwartet werden wäre sehr hilfreich. 3,4 Beispiele

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

was looking for this functionality for ages. Thank you

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Problem with TB 24 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hello,
It seems that TB24 has modified the way identities are managed.
The rules are working but are no more visible in the option menu, neither the identities.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

No problems on first use Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am using this add-on with TB 17, and I have no problems with 'wildcards' as described by x9sim9. No need to use regular expressions, either.

I just created one rule, gave it a name and in the 'Filters' field, just entered my domain like this:

@example.com

It just works. Some documentation or a 'help' screen would be nice, though.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm basing this review on the 5 minutes that I've spent with the add-on.

It works out of the box for me. My requirements are met by this add-on and I understand regular expressions. After creating my rules and testing them - it works! Well done to the developer.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Idea great, implementation buggy Rated 3 out of 5 stars

For those of you struggling to get rules working here are some guidelines to help you out.

Wildcards
e.g. @domain.com

the only way I could get these to work properly was:
[Additional Options] > Show 'use regular expressions'
[Rules] > [Use Regular Expressions]

[Rules] > [Filters]
/^.*@domain.com$/
@domain.com

I don't know which one of these rules its picking up on as if I remove either it stops working, but that works fine for wildcards.

Developer seems to refuse to put up documentation, he replies to the comments about language translation, yet ignores the 1 star reviews about lack of documentation.

Idea *****
Release **
Overall ***

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Needs either documentation or rework Rated 1 out of 5 stars

As mentioned by other reviews, there is no documentation. So I jump in randomly and create some experimental options. In one I name the option my exact personal email address and as the filter I enter my exact personal email address and I enter one of the several identities available as the sender. I start a new email sent to my exact personal email address, then click 'send'. I get a prompt with options, but the identity offered is another that has on association with my exact personal email address. Obviously I have not guessed correctly what the option form wants to see and cannot read the developers mind, so as far as I can tell this application is good only for form filling practice. I'm using TB 6.02.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.8). 

Nice Add On Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Got it working by restarting TB after making a rule. It's a very nice Add On ... I only wish it filled the right identity into the Sender field as soon as I enter the recipient's address, instead of asking me upon Sending, requiring a click. But very nice!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.8). 

Works Like A Champ Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I specifically chose to go with Thunderbird because of the availability of this Add-On. Previously I used Entourage and there was an AppleScript that handled matching up e-mail address's and accounts, but this is far better. My main reason for writing this review is a simple user tip. As most are aware documentation is basically nonexistent for Flexible Identity. I personally don't have a need for the Regular Expression capability but I was losing hair trying to figure out why just putting email address's in the filter sometimes worked and sometimes didn't.

Here is what I found, and I don't consider this a bug by the way, just an idiosyncracy, perhaps due to it's Java roots, I don't know. When you enter an e-mail address in the filter, and you can enter multiple e-mails separated by returns, the very last one CANNOT end with a return. The cursor needs to be at the end of the final email address, not on the line below.

It's easy to get an extraneous return if your cutting and pasting. When there is even just one extraneous return in just one filter, all bets are off as to what is going to happen. Clean up the filters, removing 'hanging returns' and it will work great.

I would have given 5 stars if there was some documentation, but nevertheless, it fulfills a critical need and it works wonderfully!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.8). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

All is in, exactly what i needed since a long time; no mistake possible anymore for the sender email: all is automatic and working great. Thank a lot for this add on.
Could I translate it in French Language? Please let me know.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.8). 

Why not :) Email me paul .at. chaoticmanner.com if you are willing to support this translation for all future updates.

on the fly creation of rules Rated 2 out of 5 stars

on the fly creation of rules would be an essential adition to this plugin.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.8). 

No documentation - so don't know how to use. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Sadly there is no documentation except for this add on page. So really can't use this. Sorry.

In particular, how to fill out the filters text box is a complete mystery.

A developer web page with terse documentation / hints would be useful.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.8). 

Current version not compatible with SeaMonkey 2.6.1 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great add-on for ThunderBird! The current version says it is compatible with Seamonkey versions 2.6 - 2.7 but I cannot get it to install as it registers as not compatible with 2.6.1 (on Mac OSX 10.5.8 - Leopard).

Is there a way to edit the xpi file to make SeaMonkey accept it?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.6). 

Very helpful for a freelancer Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the only add-on, I'd expect to be a standard part of the application so far. Thanks for creating it, and hopefully it will remain available for future Thunderbird versions or get integrated into the core product.

Regular expressions and simple matching make the setup very easy. Especially as a freelancer, who works with various companies and has a company mail account with each of his employers, this add-on is a huge life-saver.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.6). 

Exactly what I need! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been waiting for this extension for years! I can't count the number of times I've had to ask outlook users to remove my "collected" personal email from their address books after I accidentally sent from the wrong account. Supports regular expressions with the click of a button! I'll never send a "work" email from my personal account again. The only way to make it better would be the addition of a "converse" filter that warns if there are _no_ matches for the current identity (so I don't send personal correspondence from my work account).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.6). 

Works in General Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This mostly works for me. However you may run into a problem if you agree to changing the identity on the send and the new identity has a replyTo field. You will either get no replyTo if the previous identity had no replyTo or the replyTo of the previous identity if it was filled in. Other fields such as the organization field work fine. It is not clear why this should be the case as I looked at the code and it appears to correctly assign the new identity. Hopefully someone with a more in depth knowledge of the peculiarities of Thunderbird's identity manager may be able to find a tweak for the code.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.3).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.