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SOLVED (mostly): add-on that prompts outgoing email address?

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squatcobbler
 
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Post Posted March 31st, 2021, 6:25 pm

Is there an add-on which simply prompts me asking what outgoing email address I want to use.

I know I can choose it from the drop-down but I forget pretty much every time I ever send an email. Can it just prompt to ask which one I want to use so I can pick one and send (and/or cancel sending).

Hell- actually even simpler- if it's just a dialog box that names the email I'm sending as, just reminding me who I am and lets me cancel and change it.

Even more simple: Can it just say "Hey who are you?" Just to make me think and cancel.

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Post Posted April 1st, 2021, 4:44 am

Maybe something like this? https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/th ... nt/?src=ss
Or you might see if this one will work in the version you are using -- https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/th ... src=search

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Post Posted April 1st, 2021, 6:49 am

Maybe...

Developer wrote:forces you to choose the sender address first

Identity Chooser
http://addons.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/addon/56935

Developer wrote:shows a colorful border around the "New Message" window

BorderColors D
http://addons.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/addon/986372

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Post Posted April 1st, 2021, 8:22 pm

Uh oh apparently my Thunderbird is old. 68.10.0 (64-bit) Ubuntu.

I thought it updated automatically?

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Post Posted April 2nd, 2021, 4:15 am

That could depend on where your version came from, whether from the Linux depository or directly from Mozilla.

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Post Posted April 2nd, 2021, 7:43 am

squatcobbler wrote:Uh oh apparently my Thunderbird is old. 68.10.0 (64-bit) Ubuntu.

I thought it updated automatically?


Ubuntu 18.04? Forget about getting an update.

See Backport Thunderbird 78 to 20.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS

Some options.
  • Upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04
  • Change to a more supportive Linux

If I can't trust Ubuntu to keep 18.04 update, I can't trust them to keep other releases updated, and that is why I now use Fedora 33 Workstation.
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Post Posted April 2nd, 2021, 9:17 pm

WaltS48 wrote:
squatcobbler wrote:Uh oh apparently my Thunderbird is old. 68.10.0 (64-bit) Ubuntu.

I thought it updated automatically?


Ubuntu 18.04? Forget about getting an update.

See Backport Thunderbird 78 to 20.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS

Some options.
  • Upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04
  • Change to a more supportive Linux

If I can't trust Ubuntu to keep 18.04 update, I can't trust them to keep other releases updated, and that is why I now use Fedora 33 Workstation.


Yea there's actually a fourth option that I used, with some help:
I asked in another post here about updating thunderbird and with help I got it working and explained how to do it:

viewtopic.php?f=39&t=3073364

I'm using the recommended above Identity Chooser (thanks) and it's great- also I've rarely ever installed thunderbird plugins and I forgot you can just click and download older versions too, so maybe update wasn't necessary but still cool to be able to update now.

And also I use the recommended BorderColors D which is pretty cool too. (Thanks @morat!!)

Neither of them quite do what I wanted but close enough. I might dip my toe into this and write something simple- like I said: prompts you with a dialogue every time you click send... I bet I can just read some other plugin code and figure out how to do it. But this is all close enough, thanks guys!

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