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SmartTemplate4 2.3.1 Requires Restart
SmartTemplate⁴ offers an easy and powerful way to automatically create customized replies by auto-inserting various mail headers. Templates can be created for every mail identity, Stationery can now be imported and used directly (from 2.3)
About this Add-on
SmartTemplate⁴ is the next generation of the popular addon SmartTemplate
You can use it for automatically filling fields like first name, last name into your reply email, or adding keywords to the subject line. You can even change the reply-to address based on search words with powerful match & replace functions. 17,000 users agree that it is a great time saver. In conjunction with the Stationery Add-on you can manage many powerful html templates for all your email needs.
SmartTemplate⁴ is currently translated in the following 18 languages:
German, Dutch, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Occitan, Polish, Brazilian (Portuguese), Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Simplified Chinese and Tw Chinese.
If you would like to help translating SmartTemplate⁴ into your own language, please visit the Babelzilla.org
The current Version can be found here:
- Custom templates can be automatically used for compose, reply and forward messages
- supports HTML and plain-text - some features are HTML only.
- adding your signature to your mail template (from Thunderbird Account settings)
- Define separate templates for new messages (compose), reply and forward messages
- Mail templates can be used by a single account or common for all accounts
- Intelligent content in your template by use of keywords (variables)
- This add-on does not change the default config settings. (e.g., mailnews.reply_header_xxx) *
* This means that global settings and other Addons are not affected by its installation
- Version 0.8.5.6 onwards internal functions rewritten into ECMAScript5 strict mode ("use strict";) for more security
- Version 0.9.3 onwards do support the integration of Stationery Add-on for more power with HTML e-Mails!
As of July 2019, SmartTemplate⁴ is financed via a yearly license - there is an affordable standard license (around 5 bucks, that less than 50cents/month) and a more comprehensive Pro license which will give you additional premium features. The reason for this is that unlike compiled software that runs on an operating system, the constant changes on the host mail software (Thunderbird) require substantial ongoing changes with a high effort; something which cannot be provided for free ("as in beer") anymore. You may have noticed many Add-on authors abandoning their Add-ons on Firefox and Thunderbird because it was not possible for them to support their Add-ons anymore - this is directly caused by not trying to involve the users in funding the required work.
You can find example templates & many more on our Support Site.
Please email us if you find a bug or have a question instead of reporting your issue in a review.
If you have any problems, please contact us via email (see following). Incomplete bug reports without any comments or detailed bug description are not helpful to anyone.
Alternatively you can post your Bugreport on our Support Site (Bugzilla account required).
• Contact Marky Mark DE (available languages de, en-US):
• Contact Realraven (Axel Grude) (available languages de, en-US):
Development & Troubleshooting
For effective assistance, we need the following information:
- which OS you use
- your installed Thunderbird version
- your templates (you can save them with the purple button beside the Accounts drop down). If you are using Stationery you can send that as well
- composition & addressing options in account settings
- mail account type (IMAP or POP3)
- which kind of mails are affected (HTML or Plaintext)
From version 2.1.1, if you have a license you can find a support form on the rightmost tab of the advanced settings dialog; this makes it possible to write me an email directly.
To help to reproduce your problem, is it more helpful when you attach some screenshots to your problem report if you contact us. We also have a detailed Troubleshooting guide that explains how you can generate an error log.
If you want to help with development or see the source code, it's on github. License is open source: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0) which means you can use some of the source code (with attribution) but not build a competing Add-on from our source code.
Thanks to carlitus for his great Noia Iconset, which is used on our settings dialog.
Development of the original SmartTemplate by gaby_hy (H. Yasuda) has stopped (2012) for time reasons. SmartTemplate⁴ was based on this original addon with written friendly permission from the original author.
Source code available at:
Release video - showcases the new file templates feature: https://youtu.be/AWdZWB0_ym0
- 2.3.1 - Improved handling of non-working Stationery in Thunderbird 68. You can now jump straight into configuring file templates and "support stationery" will be automatically disabled if it cannot be run in the current Tb version.
- [issue #8] Support File Templates - to replace Stationery from Thunderbird 68 forward.
I have repeatedly reached out to the author of the excellent Stationery Add-on over the last 8 months, but unfortunately did not get any reply. I also attempted to patch it for Thunderbird68 but it is just too much work. (I estimate 2-3 man weeks)
SmartTemplate⁴ still supports it, but it looks like it will stop working as soon as Thunderbird 68 lands in August / September 2019; therefore we need another solution to be able to use ad-hoc templates in the form of HTML files.
The template management system will be tightly integrated into the familiar SmartTemplate⁴ settings interface, as a separate entry in the Accounts drop-down.
- [v2.3.1] Fixed [issue 14]: If Lightning is not installed in Thunderbird 68, currently the new "file templates" function will not load the template, but may open 2 composer windows instead.
- [v2.3.1] Fixed [issue 15]: file templates only work on an account if the box Apply following template is active.
- [Bug 26689] New function to set E-mail priority
Add a function to set the priority of the composed Email.
- You have to disable the option Global Settings»Global Settings»Advanced Functions»Support Stationery Add-on.
I have raised issue 13 to handle this bug.
- Fixed a problem with the Czech translation file that caused an error when trying to display the SmartTemplate Settings dialog.
- Source code released under Custom License