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Name Bert
Location Paris Fr
Occupation CTO
User since Oct. 26, 2018
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Automatic Dictionary

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

- Doesn't seem to remember at all for me !
- Principle is flawed for many use cases : it should offer to remember the domain, or some rules like : .fr domain by default French, etc etc There are many ways to make it more useful/usable.
- It could try and recognize the language in the mail body or at least in the title ?
The REAL need (and what worked with the venerable Eudora 20 years ago) is simply to look into two selected dictionaries, so there is absolutely nothing to do.
This is a feature that should always have been in TB core.


It actually seems to remember for some contacts but there were reasons that led me to think it didn't remember.

Another issue : when CC'ing, it seems to tag the CCs with the language used, which in my case is definitely not good.
I send emails in English (or French) and typically CC French colleagues who therefore keeps oscillating between Fr and En :-(
-> I would suggest to not record CCs language.

Yet another issue : I use 3 computers (2 desktops and a laptop). I don't think there is an easy way to synchronize the associations. Maybe with a storage on the cloud managed by the extension ? But I don't want to enable this for obvious security reasons.
I put back 2 stars since I understand some users might find it useful, but it doesn't cut it for me.
I think I should just un-install this extension and keep whining about how Eudora was (20 years ago) so much better than Thunderbird :-( I tried to ask for some obvious enhancement, long ago, but to no avail.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.10.4).