You do not need a GMail account to use this extension. It adds some GMail inspired features to your existing accounts.
Please see help document in the options dialog to learn how to properly configure Expression Search to choose "Expression" searching for powerful searching options.
If you are having trouble using this extension, please let me know (from home page or directly by writing to email@example.com) .
For TB2, please use old versions from the history.
When using 'tag search', the word you type can only match one tag, If you want match multiple tags, please use 'l:(tag1 or tag2) Due to restrictions in Thunderbird's virtual search folder, the complex searching results maybe correct in your current search results, but maybe NOT in you search folder. as the search folder can only handle 'Match all' and 'Match any' types.
Compatible with TB40 nightly and drop support for TB version less than 31
Attachment search is fully supported and won't crash TB any more, for offline messages only.
Add option to put the Expression Search field into the Tab bar
Add option to (not) remove the domain name for click2search
Add option to hide the quick search filter icons
Looks better on OSX and Ubuntu
Compatible with TB31 nightly and drop support for TB 5~11
regex search in body is fully supported and won't crash TB any more, for offline messages only.
Compatible with TB29 nightly
Added regex search for from/to
Added option to make the "search results" doesn't looks so big when search is not active
Changed hotkey from Ctrl+Left to Ctrl+Alt+Left for back to original folder after Ctrl+Enter
getCellProperties API change for TB22
Add options for tooltip show/hide time
change the flexibility of other element to make my search box bigger
Add "Re: " to subject if it's a reply email for subject regex search
Add 'Select All', 'Clear All' & select mode when modify virtual folder's folders.
Fix bug: Donate through palpay directly not working because I'm in China
Added options for show or hide text labels of 'quick filter' buttons
Added options to seperate subject replacment for Ctrl/Shift+RightClick
Added options for load Saved Search folder in a new Tab
Added hotkey Ctrl+Left for back to original folder after Ctrl+Enter
Added regex search for headers
Added regex search for body(experimental, may crash)
Added newer_than/older_than support
Added size/larger/smaller support
Support NA for tag search, Star for status search
Added today/yesterday/day/month/year for days search
Added status bar icon & tips
Added donate buttons
Added scrollbar for option window when needed
Fixed crash issue when ctrl2search on headers
Fixed bugs for Ctrl+Enter launch gloda search when no messages found
Fixed bugs for pined quick search buttons not work when switch between folders
Fixed bugs for transparent background help page on Mac OS
Fixed bugs for click2search triggers context menu on Mac OS
Compatible with TB5~TB23
Added tonocc/bcc/cc/only/age search
Added options for show verbose information
Added options for where to create expression search folders
Fixed '<>' in search pattern issue when use click2search
Fixed search issue when use click2search and address is in address book
Fixed hang issue when '\t' exists in search pattern
Fixed minor bug that extension defined search terms show when search in address book
Fixed one bug that icons for quick search may missing when move search buttons to menubar or toolbar
Fixed context menu missing issue when click right button.
Work with Thunderbird 5.
Fixed search bar shown issue.
Fixed issue when search with complicated expressions.
Work with Thunderbird 3.3.
Added Click2Search similar to The Bat!
Added options to move expression search box to toolbar/menubar
Added options to act as normal search box
Added options to select 1st messages after hit enter in search box
Hit enter will launch gloda search if no message found
Hit Ctrl+B will focus on search box
before/after search can now search time within day
Added simple/regex/date search
Added filename for attachment name/type search (experimental)
Added 'status/is' search.
Added 'before/after' search.
Added Help & Contact link to Options dialog.
Added Options dialog.
Work with Thunderbird 3.1 .
Shift+Enter to launch gloda search. Fix 'Cc','Cu','Ci','Cr' redefine error.
Added 'g:' search mode for gloda search. Press 'Esc' in thread tree will clear the search criteria.
* zh-CN language support now exists. Please contact me if you would like to improve or provide new translations.
Note: As the original author, Ken Mixter, didn't use Thunberbird anymore, I ported the addon to TB 3.1 and forked as 'Expression Search'. Later Ken Mixter kindly make me the new author, then I decided to merge the two addons together.
Compare with original 0.6 version, these features are still missing:
Use 'Y' to archive selected mail to archive folder (Use 'A' instead)
Use J/K to move messages up and down, and Ctrl+J to mark a message as junk (conflict with builtin key mapping, use 'f/b' instead)
Key '/' focuses on the quick search bar (use Ctrl+F)