Rich Wales

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Name Rich Wales
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User since March 5, 2007
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MailHops

Getting better ... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The change you just made (on your server, I assume) seems to have addressed my concern about the wrong location being reported -- at least in part. I'm still seeing problems with some e-mail; I sent another screen shot to your Facebook account.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

MailHops

Cautiously hopeful about this add-on Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm coming to MailHops after having used the Country Lookup add-on for a long time. Country Lookup doesn't work in current versions of TB, and the author has apparently abandoned work on it.

I am seeing a couple of problems with MailHops. First, many locations are being reported with a city name plus a seemingly arbitrary number (instead of a country name). In my opinion, the country name should always be shown, even if it's the USA or Canada.

Second, the displayed location appears to be based on the FIRST (physically first, chronologically last) "Received:" line. If this add-on is to be of any use showing the origin of a message, it needs to display the location corresponding to the LAST (chronologically first) "Received:" line.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). 

Country Lookup

Broken and abandoned Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This used to be one of my favourite add-ons. Unfortunately, it hasn't worked at all since at least TB5, and the author appears to have abandoned it -- my recent pleas to him to fix the problem have gone unanswered.

I've delayed upgrading from TB 3.1.16, holding out the faint hope that Country Lookup would get fixed, but it's obvious to me now that this simply isn't going to happen. And I have no experience at all writing TB add-ons myself, nor do I have the time right now to climb a steep learning curve in order to try to fix the problem myself, and it doesn't appear that anyone else out there has the required expertise, time, or interest either.

The "MailHops" add-on (suggested by someone else as a possible replacement) has issues of its own, but at least there seems to be some hope of getting those problems addressed -- unlike Country Lookup, which sadly appears to be gone for good.

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Country Lookup

Any extension coders to try to fix this for latest TB? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I love this add-on, but it stopped working around Thunderbird version 5. I've refused so far to update TB 3 on my home machine because I'm unwilling to give up this add-on.

I've looked at the code for Country Lookup version 2.0, but I have no experience with Mozilla add-on development and really don't know where to start. The last I heard from the developer, he was very busy with school and simply didn't have any time to track down the problem that breaks this add-on in the current Thunderbird. Any suggestions on where to find someone else who might be willing to look at the code for this add-on?

translateGe

Good Eng->Geo; not so good Geo->Eng Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This add-on works very well in the English-to-Georgian direction. As someone who is just starting to learn Georgian, I find this add-on works well for nouns and adjectives, but not so well for verbs. This may be unavoidable, since (as I'm sure everyone reading this knows) Georgian verbs involve prefixes and infixes -- something which this add-on isn't equipped to handle. This may also point to a deficiency in translate.ge, which seems to list only the "masdar" form of a verb (and this isn't enough information to allow someone who is learning the language to know how to conjugate a verb or recognize all its forms). What I wish this add-on had may very possibly be too complicated to expect to see in any piece of software.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.0.10). 

Enigmail

Enigmail for TB3? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I *love* Enigmail and can't imagine living without it. I'm worried, though, because I haven't seen any indication that there's going to be a version of Enigmail for the up-and-coming version 3 of Thunderbird. I tried checking the author's support forum on mozdev.org, but it doesn't look like anyone has said anything there (about anything) in several months. Does anyone know?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.95.7).