Archives par mot-clé : Thunderbird

If you still want Thunderbird in Ubuntu…

If you’re one of the rare species still wanting Thunderbird in Ubuntu as described in Jorge Castro’s recent post, you can help. I am more worried about Jorge’s other comments, following his logic Ubuntu and free software are only less and less relevant by the day – not a trend I am observing.

Considering Canonical decided to include Thunderbird in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS – which will keep it around for 5 years, Thunderbird is not going away anytime soon. This essentially puts forward software that is considered irrelevant by its employees (dogfood anyone?) and demonstrates improvisation and miscommunication between Mozilla and Canonical. Many are still waiting for an official statement from Mozilla. I’d love to hear a more formal position than Jorge’s on the subject from Canonical too.

I appreciate the cloud, closed web-services and Google Apps may be all the rage (and the money) but for the rest of us, here are a few links to gather forces and continue. Remember this is not a user-centric or technical issue. The issue at hand are the business deals between Mozilla, Google, and Canonical. If anything, the recent Mozilla announcement will help Thunderbird get a better chance at surviving such forces.


Software Freedom Day tomorrow in Montreal / demain à Montréal

Don’t miss it! À ne pas manquer!

This year I was able to bring two simultaneaous events together, in different locations.

Cette année j’ai pu programmer 2 événements différents, ça se passe demain, à deux endroits différents :).

Les détails à / All details at:

See you there! À demain!


My Thunderbird extensions

In no particular order…

  • Bugmail

    Thunderbird 2.0 – 3.0b2pre

    A bugtracker bugmail companion – provides a nice header with bug status, upstream links, etc. work nicely with Launchpad bug mail

  • Buttons!

    Thunderbird 2.0b1 – 3.0

    Adds buttons! Not sure how to explain them all…

  • Compact Menu 2

    Thunderbird 2.0 – 2.0.0.*

    Duplicates the menubar on the toolbar as a menu of menus.

  • Delete Junk Context Menu

    Thunderbird 0.5 – 3.0

    Adds ‘Delete Mail Marked as Junk’ to folders’ right click menu

  • Diccionario de Español/España

    Thunderbird 2.0 – 3.0a2pre

    Diccionario de Español/España

  • Dictionary Switcher

    Thunderbird 2.0b2 – 3.0a1

    Displays the currently selected dictionary in the status bar and allows to change it.

  • Dictionnaire MySpell en Français – part of Ubuntu

    Thunderbird 1.5 – 2.0.0.*

  • Display Mail User Agent

    Thunderbird 2.0 – 3.0a2pre

    Displays the mail program with which the selected mail was written – always useful to give some context to email – is the author using Windows, Linux, a Mac ?

  • Duplicate Contact Manager

    Thunderbird 1.5 – 2.0.0.*

    Facilitates handling of duplicate contacts in your address books. You know you have some.

  • Enigmail – provided by Ubuntu, but I install it manually

    Thunderbird 2.0 – 2.0.0.*

    OpenPGP message encryption and authentication

  • Extension List Dumper – produces this list in nice HTML

    Thunderbird 1.5 – 2.0.0.*

    Dumps a list of the installed extensions.

  • Lightning – I install this one manually too.

    Thunderbird 2.0 – 2.0.0.*

    An integrated calendar for Thunderbird (build 2008091718)

  • Mail Redirect – a must to save some « here’s this email I got but it should go to you  » intros.

    Thunderbird 0.7 – 2.0.0.*

    Allow to redirect (a.k.a. « bounce ») mail messages to other recipients

  • Provider for Google Calendar

    Thunderbird 2.0a1 – 2.0.0.*

    Allows bidirectional access to Google Calendar

  • Quicktext – great for multiple signatures and templates

    Thunderbird 1.5 – 3.0a1

    Adds a toolbar with unlimited number of text to quickly insert. It’s also possible to use varibles like [[TO=firstname]]. With settings for everything.

  • QuoteCollapse – you know, some people just looooove to quote.

    Thunderbird 0.7 – 2.0.0.*

    Collapse quotes.

  • Remember Mismatched Domains – yes I use Dreamhost and SSL.

    Thunderbird 1.5 – 2.0.0.*

    Adds a ‘don’t ask me again’ option to the Domain Name Mismatch Security Error window.

  • Remove Duplicate Messages (Alternate) – no comment!

    Thunderbird 1.5 – 3.0a1

    Locates duplicate messages in mail folders and removes them.

  • Sender Verification Extension

    Thunderbird 0.6 – 2.0.0.*

    Protects you from phishing with SPF and DomainKeys.

  • Tag Toolbar

    Thunderbird 2.0b1 – 2.0.0.*

    Add toolbar for toggling tags.

  • Xpunge

    Thunderbird 1.0 – 2.0.0.*

    Empties the Trash folder and compacts folders in multiple Thunderbird accounts.

If you have any that make your Ubuntu life easier, let me know!