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Name amethyst_igor
User since Feb. 21, 2013
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My Reviews

Email Security Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on is a huge improvement over Thunderbird's native junk filter, because it allows one to train Thunderbird over time to actually block entire domains from which Spam originates. I selected all mail in my Junk folder, after verifying it was indeed junk, and then right-clicked and choosing "Block Domain" which will block hundreds or thousands at a time, with a corresponding delay--but I was patient, because good work takes time. This add-on added all those domains to the blacklist, so I will never see their emails again. Also, anytime I receive a junk mail that sneaks past Thunderbird into my "In Box", first I block the domain, then I flag it as Junk in Thunderbird. That is an extremely effective method of eliminating spam. In addition, I loaded the top 1000 spam domains from Spamhaus into the Blacklist, which required a bit of editing using Notepad++, but this add-on allows quite a lengthy blacklist, from what I have observed.

The Whitelist feature, on the other hand, is extremely useful to teach Thunderbird to let certain trusted domains and email addresses through all the time. I use this in conjunction with marking the messages as "Not Junk" whenever Thunderbird mistakenly assumes a friend's message is junk.

Be aware that the user must take a more active role in training using this route, because by blocking domains, of course there is the risk one blocks a domain like from which a lot of legitimate emails derive, such as email from friends. Do inspect and edit the blacklist from time to time. Blocking spam is not an easy proposition and never will be. This is a bit of "Do It Yourself", but on the other hand, most of the investment in time is up front, in the beginning, when blocking domains.

In conclusion, this add-on improves Thunderbird by a factor of about a thousand or so by tuning down the spam noise. I think the functionality should be co-opted by Mozilla and placed into Thunderbird directly.

This morning, I had a great deal of trouble finding this add-on because apparently it is not compatible with version 32.01, although I am using it in version 32.01, so I think Mozilla got their wires crossed or something. I had to Google to find this again.

It's a great tool and not really hard to install if you can follow dee-rections like they teach you in school. Download, then click the gear icon in the top right of Thunderbird's toolbar, and choose "install from file." What could be easier?

Let's hope the Dev remains interested and engaged in this excellent project which is to the benefit of Thunderbird.

Download YouTube Videos as MP4

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Working great in Firefox running in Xubuntu 13.10. No problems! Click on the "Download" folder tab (not button), which is added to the YouTube web page.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on ( 

Stylish Sync

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love Stylish Sync -- absolutely a time-saver for anyone who uses Stylish. This thing works and saved me a LOT of time, because I have over a dozen styles. More like three dozen.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on ( 

Stylish - Custom themes for any website

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Stylish is awesome and the #1 reason I use Firefox. I cannot imagine using the Internet without Stylish. Anyone who does not use Stylish needs to get their head examined by a doctor. It is the first add-on I install when I install the Internet browser. It works like a charm and I love the userstyles community, where you can easily add styles for all your favorite web sites. Get with the program already and add this to your Firefox browser.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (