A new Thunderbird is on the horizon (v 0.2b1) and some emails reminding me of updating the Virtual Identity extension (see [1], [2]) for usage with the new release. As usual, it’s time to solve some problems and go trough the list of bugs, so I did. And I added some features too.

  • the smart-reply window was sometimes hidden by other windows. Changed the behaivior to wait for the MessageComposeWindow to shown up till a decision in the SmartReply-Dialog was made.
  • smart-reply till now only compared email adresses, not the full names beneath them. But sometimes the email address is always the same, but the full name changes for different recipients. So changed the behaivior.
  • In Thunderbird 2.0b I am able to retrieve an URI of the original email while editing a Draft. So its possible to extract the former senders address. Which means: Now emails with an virtual identity can be saved and edited afterwards, without any problems.

For a testing phase I released a beta version of the upcoming extension, feel free to try it and please report any problems or suggestions. You can find this release under http://absorb.it/hacked/thunderbird/virtual_identity-0.3.5b-mz+tb.xpi

The „Paragraph style Drop-Down Menu inoperable if VirtualIdentity installed„-bug is still open, see my entry in the xulplanet forum. Any help appreciated!