Rated 5 out of 5 stars

To me, this is one of the essential add-ons for Thunderbird. However, as of later versions of Thunderbird (up to v31.4) I am sorry to discover that the Source (HTML) button no longer display the code but just a blank page; I may (thankfully!) still load external templates via the contextual menu, but the editing of the HTML source it does for some reason no longer allow. I sincerely hope this will be solved in a later version of Stationary, but even without this particular feature, the remaining features still makes it essential.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

Interferes with address insertion Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Sorry, but it doesn't work with version 31.4.0. It won't allow me to insert the recipient's email address.

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Rude? about pointing out what a user finds to be problematic. The what is this review mechanism for? Also, I would have gladly contacted you directly, but neither you nor any other developer provide a contact email address.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

Works for me

Works for me on TB 34 beta, and it worked on all prior versions.

If You have a problem, do NOT post bad review, first mail add-on author with details of the problem.
A review like this one is not constructive, in fact it is just rude.

Anyway I bet that You CAN insert the recipient's email address.
But due to changes in TB, that are in conflict with one of the default Stationery settings, the addressing widget scroll itself, so the entered address become invisible.

To fix this just change "Number of rows in Addressing Widget" preference in Stationery options, to at least 3.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great tool giving me the chance to define the CSS-format of my E-Mails.

Unfortunately, it vertically "shrinks" the area for recipients at the top of the compose window. Thus, when I enter one E-Mail-address, it disappears "in Nirvana" and it looks, as if no address is entered.

By default, the height of this area is defined by "mail.compose.addresswidget.numRowsShownDefault". Unfortunately, Stationery ignores this date and sets the number of recipients always to 1, what leads to the nasty effect described above.

I had to disable Stationery because of this bug. Please fix it.

Evaluation without bug: 5 Stars
Evaluation with bug: 2 Stars

### UPDATE ###
Thank you for your ultra-fast response.
Changing the "number of address lines in compose dialog" in stationery options to 3.5 solved my problem :-)
Evaluation changed to 5 stars

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

Did You look for solution in Stationery Options?

The "mail.compose.addresswidget.numRowsShownDefault" is a quite new setting, the prior version of the TB forced us to have at least 4 lines in the addressing widget. Stationery users complained, so I added feature to lower the mandatory number of lines to 1, defaulting to 2.

To fix Your problem just go to the stationery options, and set how many lines you need. New default in the TB is 3 lines, although due to other bug I recommend You to use 2.5 or 3.5

There is other problem, causing the "Thus, when I enter one E-Mail-address, it disappears "in Nirvana" and it looks, as if no address is entered." problem. TB changed the addressing widget appearance, so now calculations in the Stationery are off by few pixels... it is fixed in new version of Stationery.
I can send You the new version XPI, but it is not ready for publishing.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

hi arivald

thank you so much for your plugin - stationary 0.8.4.
i had to deactivate the plugin because it had a problem since i have installed the newest tb -version:

in the window "to:" there is only one line. so when i hit enter after the first "to:" mailaddress. the address is not visible any more.

i hope i have helped you with this report. and if you can do something about it i would be very happy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

Very Good ! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This extension save me a lot of time.
I wrote my own html templates and add new regularly.
Very good stuff !

Just one question : Is there a way to add pre-write subject to template ?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Great extensions but with a big problem Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This add-on is fantastic but in the latest Thunderbird versions a major problem arose.

whether I write a new message or I reply to an existing one:

1) There is no way to add other recipients entries (To, CC, BCC).
2) trying to edit a recipient email address the input box is cleared. There is no way to write in it because the content is automatically erased.

I have the latest Thunderbird release (31.1.0) and these extensions installed:

- Stationery 0.8.4
- ExternalTemplateLoader 0.4.3
- ImportExportTools 3.0.1
- Lighting 3.3
- pasteCode 0.71
- SmartTemplate4 0.9.5.2
- XNote++ 2.2.9

In Stationery options tried to reset all the user interface customizations (except for adding the options entry in the tools menu), but nothing changed: the problem is still there.

At the end I was forced to disable this extension. It is a shame.

######### UPDATE ###############

Okay. I have found the 'problem' which causes the two issues.
Actually the recipients are scrolled up (as the author said) so they disappear apparently (whether I write in to a recipient input box or I add a new recipient). But stretching the height of the header in the message window causes these appear.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

> 1) There is no way to add other recipients entries (To, CC, BCC).

Stationery did not change TB behavior in this context, it works for me.
Mail me with details, maybe something went wrong there.


> 2) trying to edit a recipient email address the input box is cleared. There is no way to write in it because the content is automatically erased.

Not erased, but scrolled up, so it become invisible.
Stationery did affect this control a bit, and because of changes in TB my calulations are off by few pixels, causing this effect. It will be fixed in next release.

Interessante mas permanecem dúvidas Rated 4 out of 5 stars

O Add-On é ótimo. Sem dúvidas.
Porém não sei se é possível incluir títulos das mensagens e anexos.

Em vários casos tenho que enviar tabelas para clientes com a imagem padrão para cada perfil.

O testo de "assunto" também deveria ser o mesmo para cada perfil.

Seria isso possível usando esse Add-On ?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

So far this seems really nice. Thanks

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

Great, but some real problems Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a wonderful add-on in principle, but it does one thing that I can't live with and two that I'd very much like to be improved. In descending order of importance:

• When I open an email (which I do in a new window, not a tab or the preview pane), Stationery messes with the buttons in my toolbar. Thunderbirds Reply and Reply All are removed (I don't use Smart Reply) and the add-on seems to add its own Reply button instead. There is no Reply All. I already changed the options to not let Stationery attach itself to the “View message” buttons, I need my original buttons as they are, please.

• I like to use the Tab key to change from the To/Cc and Subject inputs into the message body input. If I use the HTML source editor (which I’d like), I cannot tab back using Shift+Tab.

• The two-step options menu (if one accesses the options via Tools › Add-ons) is a nice touch for novices, but I’d like to go to the full options straight away. This matters to me because I don’t like to clutter the Tools menu with the Stationery options item, particularly as the add-on inserts this item at the very bottom.

Any hope that these things could be changed? As I say, it’s a lovely add-on that I’d much like to use, but I’ll have to disable it if the first problem remains.

**Update** after Arivald's reply:

Thanks for responding, Arivald. I would have really liked some other way of getting in touch, but couldn't find one. (I saw you writing in another review that an email address was to be found somewhere, but I looked and didn't find it. Now it seems all I can do to respond to your reply is update my review, which is also far from ideal.)

You make me aware that Compact Header is really the problem. Unfortunately, I find that add-on indispensable. However, it would be great if Stationery could work for me as well.

You say that I can't tab back from the WYSYWIG editor. I tried in a TB profile without any extensions installed, and I was able to tab back.

You then say I don't like the two methods offered to access the options, that's not true. I like the "very old" one, I'd only like it to be quicker. Might it be possible to add an option that makes the "Options" button in the add-on manager go straight to the full options?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

You write:
> When I open an email Stationery messes with the buttons in my toolbar[...]

The Stationery did not "mess" with buttons on toolbars.
There is the one and only case when the Stationery do something with buttons: if the Compact Header extension is installed, and the Compact Header did messed with buttons, breaking my extension. The Compact Header hides original buttons in message header toolbar, and put there copies of buttons from the main toolbar. This is messy, violate internal rules of the Gecko engine (there all elements IDs must be unique) and cause problems with other extensions.

If You really like mess created by Compact Header, then just uninstall the Stationery.


> I like to use the Tab key to change from the To/Cc and Subject inputs into the message body input. If I use the HTML source editor (which I’d like), I cannot tab back using Shift+Tab.

You can't tab-back from the WYSYWIG editor either. It is standard behavior, changing it would be rules violation.


> The two-step options menu (if one accesses the options via Tools › Add-ons) is a nice touch for novices, but I’d like to go to the full options straight away. This matters to me because I don’t like to clutter the Tools menu with the Stationery options item, particularly as the add-on inserts this item at the very bottom.

The Stationery provides both the very old (tools menu) and the very new (inlined options, plus button to access more options) method to access options... You apparently didn't like them both...
What I can do?
But You can develop any method to access the options page, and use it for yourself, it is quite easy.

Awesome! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is really awesome addon. Thank you.

I would appreciate that idea of the custom <meta> tag with information about subject plus some another way how to define what files add to enclosure.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great! I was looking for something to let me set the font family/size when replying and this does just the job.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on was extremely helpful in helping me create professional looking email templates and the developer was a gem helping me iron out my faults in logical use of HTML.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

How to add an "insert here" in a template. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Errr, forgive my silliness...
But how can I add a token in the template, to indicate that body text should "insert-here", not the end of the template?

just like this↓
&amp;lt;body&amp;gt;
&amp;lt;!-- message body section --&amp;gt;
!insert-here
&amp;lt;!-- signature section --&amp;gt;
signature
&amp;lt;/body&amp;gt;

Or is there any manual I should referred to?
Thanks

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

Just put any HTML with the attribute stationery="signature-placeholder" or stationery="content-placeholder". I usually use SPAN. Note that whole tag will be replaced by signature/quoted content.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The "without stationary" is redundant when you have lightning, since lightning gives the write button "message" along with "event" and "task". Can you make it so I can remove the "without stationary"?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

The "without Stationery" menu is definitaly NOT equivalent of the Lignthning "New message" menu!

The "without Stationery" menu is definitaly NOT equivalent of the Lignthning "New message" menu. One starts a new message without any template, other starts a message with the default template.
Anyway, menus from the the Lightning are not my concern, even if they duplicate functionality.

Great Addon when you have multiple E-Mail accounts and IDs Rated 5 out of 5 stars

One of the most needed TB addons I use (I have multiple mail-accounts for different voluntary organizations) and really like to easily change the HTML-template. Thank you and keep up this good work!
I'm searching for optimized (current HTML-capable E-Mail readers tested) HTML-Template-code: maybe this plugin could include sample code?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

Automatically deletes email messages Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I have used this for a while and it was good and OK, however last few days it now deletes my entire email message if I change the outgoing sending mail account after I have typed my message. This is a new bug and is very very irritating as I keep losing lengthy composed emails...if this is not fixed then this add-on is not functional.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

It is not a bug, it is a feature.

It is not a bug, it is a feature requested by many users.

When the user "change the outgoing sending mail account" aka "change the identity", the Stationery automatically apply s default template for the new identity.

If You do not like this, <b>just turn it off in the Stationery options</b>.

Yes, changing the template discards all You typed to the message so far. There is no good way to prevent it, I tried many ways so far. It is why the Stationery displays a warning and confirmation dialog before changing anything. If You click "Cancel", message will remain unchanged. If You do not see the dialog, You probably disabled it, in this case go to the options and enable it again.


By the way, next time You have a problem with the Stationery add-on, just write to me, my support e-mail is available on the add-on page.

Doesn't work with multiple accounts with custom signatures Rated 2 out of 5 stars

It was working before, but recently stopped. I have two accounts with different HTML signatures, for different customers. I can no longer switch between them; only the first signature (of the first account) is ever displayed. Disabling the Stationery addon makes it work again: I can switch signatures as before.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

Bug reports, (again...)

If You have a problem like this, You should just report it to me. The email to support is on add-on page, but I repeat it again here: arivald@interia.pl

I usually fixing bugs fast, and Your report could help other people... Now I know there is problem, but I can't replicate it, and I can't contact You... So Your review is basically useless.

I hope that You will read this reply, and You will contact me so we will be able to work on this bug and fix it.

Strange problem... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It works very well when I write a new email, but if I am forwarding an email, I can not see the images of my template.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great addon. I use it every day and it does exactly what I need.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.0). 

Empty Source Tab when replying or forwarding Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Strangely, I only get the HTML source view with NEWLY created mail, not when editing a replied or forwarded mail. With the latter, the HTML source tab is simply blank :(

(Everything used to work in TB 3, but now not anymore in TB24)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.0). 

Bug reports

Works for me.

If You have a problem like this, You should just report it to me. The email to support is on add-on page, but I repeat it again here: arivald@interia.pl

I usually fixing bugs fast, and Your report could help other people... Now I know there is problem, but I can't replicate it, and I can't contact You... So Your review is basically useless.

I hope that You will read this reply, and You will contact me so we will be able to work on this bug and fix it.