is a plugin for Mozilla Thunderbird, MS Outlook, Outlook Express and Windows Live Mail, that removes spam and phishing emails from the inbox of your mail client. Normally, anti-spam applications and plugins rely on filters and other rule based methods; however, spammers often find a way around these filters. This often results in plugins and applications becoming redundant after a short period of stability. SPAMfighter uses community-based filters and acknowledges the reports by large communities of people who report spam or phishing messages, when they receive them. This makes SPAMfighter more efficient in detecting spam, as it is reported by multiple users. Such emails are automatically filtered for the rest of the SPAMfighter community. Furthermore, many of the spam and phishing emails are filtered out by this add-in, before they even reach the inbox of many users. This means that you can get instant spam protection, and even if you end up receiving spam, you can report it to help the SPAMfighter community and avoid receiving mails from the sender in future.
Mozilla Thunderbird is the default client for Ubuntu 11.10. This has made it more important for Ubuntu users since it will be replacing the Evolution mail client. Recently Thunderbird 5 has been released with new enhancements and a PPA for Ubuntu users. It is worth mentioning here that Thunderbird 5 is not available from the Mozilla website and can only be installed from the Personal Package Archive (PPA) given below. For now it is in the Beta stage and therefore, users may face some functionality issues. In this post we will provide you with an overview of the new features of Thunderbird 5, along with the installation PPA.
Anyone can print an email but how many of you can customize every element in an email to get it looking exactly the way you want? PrintingTools
is a Thunderbird extension that allows you to change how your email will be printed, you can decide what order essential email elements like the Attachment, Subject, Date, To, From and CC will appear. You can specify font and font size for the email header, body and for quoted text, hide headers and images, specify boarders for headers, truncate headers that are too long, hide inline attachments, choose how the date will appear, and hide the print progress bar while your email prints.
Canonical has decided that Mozilla Thunderbird will be the default mail client for Oneric (Ubuntu 11.10). For this reason, thunderbird customization add-ons are likely to increase in the near future.
Unity Unread Count
is a Thunderbird extension which enables checking the mail count from the Unity Launcher. This feature although might seem small, however, it can be quite useful for checking the number of mails in your inbox without opening the Thunderbird window. Such customization features are likely to become a rule rather than the exception as more Ubuntu users switch to the default Thunderbird mail client.
is a new replacement for the previously known and decommissioned MinimizeToTray extension. It works on Mozilla based applications such Firefox, Thunderbird and SongBird. This extension allows minimizing of Mozilla applications to system tray and is compatible with Linux/Gnome and Windows based OS including both x86 and x64 versions.
Sending file directly to Mail recipient
option is integrated in Windows Explorer context menu, which has been both lauded & criticized, mainly because it brings ease to attach files but also happens to not open default email account every time. Let me elaborate, you can always attach a file to Outlook email client but what about attaching a file directly to GMail from Windows Explorer? Affixa
provides seamless way to attach files with any email, be is webmail or a desktop email client. It replaces Windows Explorer context menu Mail recipient
integration, provides attachments drop box, supports drop.io for large attachments files, replace mailto
links, and a lot more.
The latest version of Mozilla Thunderbird is out in the market, lets see how you can install it on Ubuntu Jaunty. The Package repositories of Ubuntu do not contain this version of Thunderbird yet.
So you are a Google Wave addict using Thunderbird 3? There is a simple hack that can open Google Wave inside Thunderbird as a new tab.
Is your Mozilla Thunderbird slow? This is probably because you have GBs of email data. If you use Thunderbird frequently then there is a high chance that your Mail Summary File(.msf) has become corrupted or contains garbage. This can slow down the performance considerably.
What most backup software do is to make the backup of all emails so that they can be restored in case of any disaster or can be restored to another computer if you are migrating. But have you considered a case where you need to make a backup of your emails in such a way that you can read them using any popular web browser. Read More
The message reader header is the most important part of the email client. Users guess the whole email only by reading it’s header. By default Thunderbird header shows excerpt of the subject, thus you can’t read the whole subject unless you don’t open the email. If you get lots of the emails and you scan them all by reading their subjects, then it is very easy to miss an important email whose subject is not properly shown. Read More
I have a feeling that Microsoft Outlook might not survive longer than expected, while Thunderbird has finally gotten a serious competitor today.
Do you want to add some programs to the system startup so that every time Ubuntu starts, your programs are loaded as well? Ubuntu has a very sleek and easy-to-use Startup Programs Manager where you can add and remove any program quickly.
Mozilla Thunderbird is an open source, cross-platform desktop email client software. It offers very rich set of features to help you manage your emails, among them include message tagging, searching, and message filtering. Applying rules on your incoming emails in Mozilla Thunderbird is quite easy. Over the past few years, it had gained quite an attention of a large number of professionals and home users alike, and continues to do so till this day.
In the last post we covered 2 ways to turn Firefox into windows explorer file manager. But forgot to mention that you can actually convert Firefox into a complete email client too. Instead of using MS Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or Gmail online client, you can now check all of your emails from Firefox by using it as an email client. Read More
Do you want to manage all your email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc from Gmail? Instead of checking different email accounts on their websites respectively, you can now manage all your email accounts from Gmail. All you need is to enable POP3 from your Yahoo, Hotmail, or any other account, POP 3 is a protocol that enables your emails to be accessed through any email client like MS Outlook, Outlook Express, or Mozilla Thunderbird etc. Read More
Do you want to move all your emails and contacts from MS Outlook, Outlook Express, or Mozilla Thunderbird to your Gmail account? You can move all your emails quickly to Google Apps Gmail account, but moving them to vanilla
Gmail Account is tricky.
This tutorial is about moving emails and contacts from desktop email clients to your vanilla
Note: To clear the confusion, Google Apps Gmail Account is an email address that ends with a custom domain name(e.g firstname.lastname@example.org) and vanilla Gmail Account is an email address that ends with Gmail domain(e.g email@example.com)