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|User since||January 23, 2009|
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This was once the best, lightweight, efficient extension for gmail. As of FF33 it is useless.
IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS STILL WORKS in Tbird v31.0 IF you update the install.rdf file to include v31 as the emax ver. See other Mozilla help files if you need instructions on how to do this.
Fast intructions for the technologically-adept: DL the xpi file & open it with WinZip or similar program; open the file install.rdf with Notepad and edit the maximum version to read, say, 34. Then save, close, and install.
I saved this primarily because (1) it has clear icons; and, (2) it gives alternating white/gray backgrounds for emails, making them easier to differentiate in a list. It's a good theme. If anyone knows of a similar theme to this that is more current, please post here!
This is a well-executed add-on, but it bogs down when you have many incoming messages. I long ago created pre-set searches and saved as virtual folders, and they reside in the folder pane; if you don't like that approach, this works, but it will also require additional screen real estate -- displaying the Quick Filter toolbar. I think creative programmers should be encouraged and this was creatively programmed; however, it doesn't do much for me. On the other hand, I will be watching for whatever new idea this developer creates in the future.
UPDATE TO BELOW: As of the newest version, colors work again!1. The context menu no longer allows assigning a color to incoming mail.2. Colors are no longer applied to mail per rules set up until after the mail has been read. This is a shame as I used to be able to quickly scroll through mail for my "red list" items, etc.3. Upon installing the update, colors were (?!) REMOVED from items that had been assigned colors earlier.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.85). This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.
Still works if you change the install.rdf file to allow v23 (details on how to do this are elsewhere on Mozilla - basically open the *.xpi file with WinZip, open the *.rdf with Notepad, edit the version, save all, install).This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.1).
This repeatedly ceases to work (just like v2.8.1 and v 2.7.9 did). The only workaround I've found is to empty the cache and then reinstall v2.7.9 (or if you're using v2.7.9 reinstall v2.8.2). Just be sure you have a high enough "MaxVersion" in the install.rdf file for v.2.7.9.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.82). This user has other reviews of this add-on.
UPDATE: Same issue continues with v2.8.2.
V2.8.1 kept freezing in FF9, so I went back to 2.7.9 and adjusted the install.rdf to raise its compatibility level (I set it for FF10.) When this began to have increasingly frequent (but still intermittent) problems I tried v2.8.1 again, but it's the same issue: Simple Mail periodically fails to connect to the mail server. After a day or sometimes just an hour it works again. This is not a server issue, since Thunderbird works fine. Simple Mail was once the gold standard of reliability (although it lacked some features). Now it has features but is less and less reliable.
>> Update: Changed v2.7.9 Install.rdf to allow maxVersion=12.* and the revised v2.7.9 works with FireFox 11.
This no longer works; the Send button does not send regardless of making the change described above.
This is a nice, simple, elegant add-on that doesn't bloat TBird. I have 2 suggestions for you to consider should you get to updating/enhancing: (1) Allow the user to leave some fields blank (e.g. sometimes you don't have a number handy but know the person can look it up); and, (2) Offer the ability to send as plain text or as plain+HTML.
This works fine (TB11). Thank you for this!
This does not work on my PC: Win 7 Pro / Tbird 3.1.7
Like the earlier extension designed to e-mail telephone messages, this is a great idea but does not yet work.
Sadly, this doesn't work with Thunderbird 3.1 so I've had to remove it. Quite useful (if it could be updated).This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2).
My accidental update to TBird 3.1 ruined me -- I can't get my notes back -- if ever an update was needed, this is the time!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.0pre1).
Excellent add-on. Would love to see a right-click -> copy entry function.
BTW, I too have TBird 3.0.4 but unlike Tom Hubert I cannot use right-click to copy a contact's entry from the address book. So: Tom, what am I doing wrong? (Or: What are you doing right?)
PLEASE update this to work with the latest version of Thunderbird! I too will contribute. This is the kind of extension that ought to be part of the basic installation (& you deserve compensation for the good work).
This is SO good it should be part of the basic Thunderbird installation package! The only flaw (VERY minor) involves the Address book's menu bar when using the tab: depending on the skin being used, the menu items may appear greyed out even though they're active.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2).
Nice add-on -- causes no hiccups & grabs the screen. However, be aware that:
1. This does not work with frames (e.g. if a site has a left frame navigation this will grab one frame or the other but not both).
2. The PDF file is VERY Low resolution (as in "100% ugly").
3. It always grabs scrollbars as well as the rest of the screen.
If this could be made to work with Tbird 3 it would be a serious candidate for replacing the (sadly!) dormant Modern Modoki theme for Thunderbird.
Since "upgrading" to Thunderbird 3 recently I now regret the move -- its appearance is clunky and I cannot remedy the situation with my favorite theme, Modern Modoki. I think Mozilla's default theme should be Modern Modoki & they should pay the developer a comfortable fee for licensing it as such!
Some time ago, I had made a manual "update" (altered the rdf file to permit later FireFox versions). Now I have an officially sanctioned update! My only recommended change is to alter the scrollbar thumb to a matching lozenge rather than leaving it as a rectangle. (I'd even make one & send it to you if you like.)