How to Install an Add on in Mozilla Thunderbird?

Install Add-on Extension in Mozilla ThunderBird

In an ideal world, all the add-ons you would want are officially vetted, approved, and can be found on the official website, Addons.mozilla.org

If you are in this category, you can simply go to the Add-ons manager tab in Thunderbird, using the toolbar entry then and enter the add-on’s name into the search box.

Installing an Add-on in Thunderbird

Once you find the add-on, click Install, then wait for it to download, then click Restart Thunderbird.

A little ideal ideal
You have given a URL for the add-on, or the add-on you want is not on the “official” page. Searched for it, as shown above, does not detect your add-on.

Go to the web page in your browser, right-click the download link with your mouse, select “Save Link in this way”, and save the XPi file to your computer that you can find again. Download is temporarily recommended that you either use your downloads folder or your desktop.

To install a downloaded XPI file into Thunderbird you have two options.

Download

Right-click the link and select Save or Save as shown previously.

You will be invited to download and save the file. Most browsers have a default download location, often on your desktop. Say where he downloads, and what is it called. Some add-on files contain silly names like “latest -234.xpi” which is not very useful when trying to find it later

Open the add-on window in Thunderbird, there is a button on the left side of the search window.

Click this and from the subsequent menu select Install Add-on From File.

Installing an Add-on in Thunderbird

You will need to navigate in the file picker to where you saved the XPI file and select it to complete the install.

Drag-and-drop

  • Open the add-ons manager ( then )
  • Drag your downloaded XPI file to the add-on manager tab and drop it.

If you are using Windows, you can even skip the desktop bit. Open your browser and Thunderbird side by side, with Thunderbird’s Add-ons tab displayed. Drag the link directly from the browser onto Thunderbird’s Add-on tab. The main advantage of this method is that you don’t need to actually save a copy of the add-on on your hard disk before it is installed.

How to Install another Language in the Dictionary on Thunderbird?

Install and Use another Language in the Dictionary on Thunderbird

If you send messages in more than one language, you can install additional spell-checking dictionaries in the Thunderbird. After installing the dictionary, switching from one language to another is easy

Language Thunderbird Add-ons are available in the form of Thunderbird Add-ons See more FAQ for more information.

Install a new language dictionary

  1. At the top of the Thunderbird window, click the Tools menu (Alt + T) and select Options, or click the Application menu button and choose Options.
  2. Select the Composition panel, followed by the Spelling tab.
  3. Click Download More Dictionaries, then click OK to close the dialog.
  4. In the opened tab, scroll through the alphabetic list of dictionaries to find the one you want.
  5. Click Download Dictionary next to the language of your choice.
  6. In the opened page of the selected dictionary, click the green Add to Thunderbirdbutton.
  7. In the Software Installation window, click Install Now.
  8. Restart Thunderbird if prompted.

That’s it! Your new dictionary is installed. To uninstall it, open the Add-ons Manager, find the dictionary on the Dictionaries or Extensions panel and click the Remove button next to it.

Switch between different languages

Select a language for one particular message

Right-click in the message you are writing and select a language in the Languages menu.Install and Use another Language in the Dictionary on Thunderbird

Set the default language for all messages

  1. At the top of the Thunderbird window, click the Tools menu (Alt + T) and select Options, or click the Application menu button and choose Options.
  2. Select the Composition panel, followed by the Spelling tab.
  3. Select the desired language from the drop-down list.
  4. Click OK to close the dialog.Install and Use another Language in the Dictionary on Thunderbird

Thunderbird Image Display Problem

Thunderbird Image Display Problem

If you are a Thunderbird user, and you are having image display problems in Thunderbird, then the following post may be helpful:

To let your images displayed in your Thunderbird, making the connection / proxy settings may be one of the solutions for you. To make this experiment, all you need to do is, check your connection and proxy settings in the Thunderbird, and make some changes to it, to see if the images start working with you.

To change the proxy, following the steps below:

  • Open Thunderbird
  • Goto Tools -> Settings
  • Choose Advanced icon on top
  • Select Network & Disk Space tab
  • In Connection frame, click on Settings button

Now you may be able to see different proxy options. You can try all of them, in my case, I chose Use system proxy settings to make my Thunderbird work fine with embedded images loading in it.

Hope this will help you displaying your email images in Thunderbird.

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