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  1. Request consideration for ability to modify subject line of receivedmail

    As a new and happy user of Thunderbird (Outlook kept crashing), one
    thing I've missed is being able to amend the subject lines of incoming
    e-mails before filing them in an appropriate personal folder. Often
    subject lines don't explain what the email is really about or why it
    is important to me, so I like to replace the subject line by
    meaningful words to enable me to find what I am looking for at a later
    date. Could the addition of this facility be considered in an update?

  2. Re: Request consideration for ability to modify subject line ofreceived mail

    On Sep 18, 4:37*pm, prop...@nowhere.ca wrote:
    > gharbage wrote:
    > > As a new and happy user of Thunderbird (Outlook kept crashing), one
    > > thing I've missed is being able to amend the subject lines of incoming
    > > e-mails before filing them in an appropriate personal folder. Often
    > > subject lines don't explain what the email is really about or why it
    > > is important to me, so I like to replace the subject line by
    > > meaningful words to enable me to find what I am looking for at a later
    > > date. Could the addition of this facility be considered in an update?

    >
    > There is a discussion on this topic at the following location:
    >
    > https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=91106
    >
    > PS... I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for this to be implemented. ;-)
    >
    >
    > Reported: * * * 2001-07-17 07:58 PDT by *Marcin Orlowski
    > Modified: * * * 2009-03-19 07:35 PDT (History)
    >


    I'm glad to know I'm not the only person who would like this.

  3. Re: Request consideration for ability to modify subject line ofreceived mail

    On Sep 18, 11:23*am, gharbage wrote:
    > As a new and happy user of Thunderbird (Outlook kept crashing), one
    > thing I've missed is being able to amend the subject lines of incoming
    > e-mails before filing them in an appropriate personal folder. Often
    > subject lines don't explain what the email is really about or why it
    > is important to me, so I like to replace the subject line by
    > meaningful words to enable me to find what I am looking for at a later
    > date. Could the addition of this facility be considered in an update?


    I'm replying to myself!
    I have found a work-around for amending the subject line which isn't
    too bad:

    1. Select the incoming mail, right-click on it and select "Edit as
    new".
    2. Edit the subject line as required and click Ctrl + S to save the
    "new" e-mail in Drafts, then close it.
    3. Drag it from Drafts to the folder where you want to save it.
    4. Delete the original incoming email.

    The only problems are that the original date and time will change and
    you become the Sender; however the "Reply to:" header field usually
    still contains the orginal Sender.

    It was much easier in Outlook!

  4. Re: Request consideration for ability to modify subject line ofreceived mail

    I downloaded and installed this XPI --

    http://forum.addonsmirror.net/ext/ex...ools_0.6.6.xpi

    -- and it does work to allow editing of Subject header (and others)
    in my Thunderbird version 2.0.0.23.

    I see that there is also available this XPI which I believe is set up
    to work in TB 3 --
    http://forum.addonsmirror.net/ext/ex...iteley-tb3.xpi

    -- but I have not tried it out.

    This discussion may be useful to read through (includes a mini-
    tutorial) --
    http://forum.addonsmirror.net/index....s&fromsearch=1

    HTH,
    Charlie








  5. Re: Request consideration for ability to modify subject line ofreceived mail

    There is a Thunderbird extension available to allow the editing of
    Subject header (and other headers) on received emails. It works (for
    me) on TB version 2.0.0.23, and there even appears to be a version for
    TB 3. Read on --

    I downloaded and installed this XPI (it's 21322 bytes) --

    http://forum.addonsmirror.net/ext/ex...ools_0.6.6.xpi

    -- and it does work to allow editing of Subject header (and others)
    in my Thunderbird version 2.0.0.23.

    I see that there is also available this XPI which I believe is set up
    to work in TB 3 --
    http://forum.addonsmirror.net/ext/ex...iteley-tb3.xpi

    -- but I have not tried it out.

    This discussion may be useful to read through (includes a mini-
    tutorial) --
    http://forum.addonsmirror.net/index.php?showtopic=1906

    HTH,
    Charlie


  6. Re: Request consideration for ability to modify subject line ofreceived mail


    I am using TB version 2.0.0.23, and I have found an addon that does
    allow quick editing of Subject and other headers in received email (in
    fact, supports editing of just about everything, including "full
    source").

    I downloaded and installed this XPI --

    http://forum.addonsmirror.net/ext/ex...ools_0.6.6.xpi

    -- and it does work to allow editing of Subject header (and others)
    in my Thunderbird version 2.0.0.23.

    I see that there is also available this XPI which I believe is set up
    to work in TB 3 --
    http://forum.addonsmirror.net/ext/ex...iteley-tb3.xpi

    -- but I have not tried it out.

    This discussion and mini-tutorial may be useful to read through --
    http://forum.addonsmirror.net/index....s&fromsearch=1

    Hope this helps,
    Charlie


  7. Re: Request consideration for ability to modify subject line ofreceived mail

    I am using TB version 2.0.0.23, and I have found an addon that does
    allow quick editing of Subject and other headers in received email (in
    fact, supports editing of just about everything, including "full
    source").

    This discussion and mini-tutorial includes the links for downloading
    the XPI needed for TB 2 and may be useful to read through --
    http://forum.addonsmirror.net/index.php?showtopic=1906

    I have had trouble posting the long URLs for the XPIs on this forum,
    so here's a snipped URL with peek for the XPI for TB 2 --

    http://peek.snipurl.com/s6b7b
    [forum_addonsmirror_net]

    I see that there is also available an XPI which I believe is set up to
    work in TB 3, but I have not tried it --

    http://peek.snipurl.com/s6baw

    Hope this helps,
    Charlie


  8. Re: Request consideration for ability to modify subject line ofreceived mail

    I am using TB version 2.0.0.23, and I have found an addon that does
    allow quick editing of Subject and other headers in received email (in
    fact, supports editing of just about everything, including "full
    source").

    This discussion and mini-tutorial includes the links for downloading
    the XPI needed for TB 2 and may be useful to read through --
    http://forum.addonsmirror.net/index.php?showtopic=1906

    I have had trouble posting the long URLs for the XPIs on this forum,
    so here's a snipped URL with peek for the XPI for TB 2

    http://peek.snipurl.com/s6b7b
    [forum_addonsmirror_net]

    I see that there is also available an XPI which I believe is set up to
    work in TB 3, but I have not tried it --

    http://peek.snipurl.com/s6baw

    Hope this helps,
    Charlie




  9. Re: Request consideration for ability to modify subject line ofreceived mail

    I am using TB version 2.0.0.23, and I have found an addon that does
    allow quick editing of Subject and other headers in received email (in
    fact, supports editing of just about everything, including "full
    source").

    This discussion and mini-tutorial includes the links for downloading
    the XPI needed for TB 2 and may be useful to read through --
    here's a snipped URL with peek for that discussion --
    http://peek.snipurl.com/s6bu3

    I have had trouble posting the long URLs for the XPIs on this forum,
    so here's a snipped URL with peek for the XPI for TB 2

    http://peek.snipurl.com/s6b7b


    I see that there is also available an XPI which I believe is set up to
    work in TB 3, but I have not tried it --

    http://peek.snipurl.com/s6baw

    Hope this helps,
    Charlie





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