Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Was very happy with SmartTemplate and was disappointed when updating to TB9 when I found it wasn't supported. Good news about SmartTemplate4 then!!

This addon almost totally covers my need for "outlook-style" quoting at my work. The only slight issue is that the TB quote-bars remain in the message - in a long thread this can start to look ugly as my replies mix with those who are actually using Outlook.

I've ended up making a small mod to the extension to remove these bars. I'm sending the code to the developer, so maybe it'll appear as an option in a future release :-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.9). 

thanks for your review and we are glad that you find ST4 helpful.

Your whish we will not add to change/remove the quote bars will not be an job from ST4 please use e.g. ReFwdFormatter.

Here is the answer to your e mail and review from tool8:

"I understand that a majority of our users are mostly interested in removing the default reply header that TB inserts and replacing it with an MS Outlook style header. However, the greater intent of SmartTemplate4 is to be a 'template' that is 'smart'. It is content that is automatically inserted for you upon new composition of a message (new, reply, or forward). Modifying any other part of the message is outside of ST4's job scope.
My suggestion is that you would use an add-on that addressees the express purpose that you need e.g. ReFwdFormatter."

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

SmartTemplate 4 is just what I was looking for. I have been using it for some time now and it has been working very well. However, recently (maybe due to a thunderbird update, but I'm not sure), I starting having trouble where if I try to reply to an email that has attachments, my reply template is NOT used, and thunderbird hangs until I kill it with task manager.

I looked for a support to ask for help, but the link to the support site did not have any place to report bugs or problems. I am hoping someone here can offer some help.

Thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.8). 

I added a support email address, thanks for pointing that out! One way to determine if ST4 is causing a problem is to disable it and restart Thunderbird.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'd like to say- it truly a great add-on to make the user feel confortable when they just switched from Outlook.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.8). 

thank you for your nice review!
We are happy that you have fun with SmartTemplate4 :-)
If you have further questions or need help, you know how you can contact us... ;-)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Damn good work. I wish it had better support for more advanced users (complex html templates).
For now I am almost satisfied with the Stationary addon and SmartTemplate4. Both lack the functionality of each other to be really powerfull.
Keep up the good work. Maybe some day I'll finally can use complex html templates and the power of variables :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.8). 

Thanks for your review.
What do you mean with "complex" html templates?
You can work with SmartTemplate4 really comfortable and creative!
If you have further questions or you need help, feel free to contact us via e Mail.
Our Addresses you can find in the Add-on description.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The only reason why I moved from Seamonkey to Thunderbird is this excellent extension! I so missed this functionality in Seamonkey (Bug 218258)... Thank you very much.

Edit: bugs/suggestions reported directly to the developer.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.7). 

Thank you for the feedback. I am asking everyone to send bugs or other suggestions by emailing me. I only get 1 chance to respond to reviews and that is rarely enough to fix a problem. I would like to help with your concerns but I will need much more information and the review system doesn't allow us to dialog back and forth.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is an awesome extension for Thunderbird. It's a must-have if you use Thunderbird at work and you want your replies to look just like Outlook's reply format.

I do have one issue, however, with version 0.7.7. When I reply to a message, it adds a couple of blank lines above my reply. Worse yet, when I manually delete those blank lines, it removes the formatting from the first line of my reply text. For example, I have the first line of my reply text in blue, but after I delete the blank lines above it, my text turns black. I have reverted to version 0.7.6 and I don't experience the issue with the older version. (I'm running Thunderbird 7.0.1 on Linux.)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.7). 

Yes, we automatically added two lines in version 0.7.7 to help new users and simplify making a template. Several users who use smarttemplate4 in a more advanced fashion are experiencing problems with this feature. This has been removed in version 0.7.8. New users should be aware that if you need some space to type your reply in, simply add some line-breaks to the top of your template!
<br><br>Thank you for the feedback.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Some weeks I had trouble with the compatibility of smart template with the new version of thunderbird.
Thanks for the new version 4, it has automatically imported the old data and all works very fine.
Perfect.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.6). 

thanks for your review.
The reason that your old settings can be imported is that Smart Template 4 is exactly the same like the original Smart Template but with the differences that we have a lot of fixes made and we have an active development ;-)
Thanks to gaby_hy for Smart Template with this Base we work now!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love the room left for the users to customize/tweak---and it also works out of the box!
What further could one ask for?
Aloha!
[--- Ka'iulani ---]

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.6). 

thanks for your review. we are happy that you have fun with smart template 4 ;-)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent! I looked for this one. Very easy for customization. Good Add-on! Mahalo.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.5). 

thanks for your review

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you.
Excellent addon.
It works OK on my Fedora 15 64bit and thunderbird 6.0.2
Thank you again for providing such a great addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.5). 

thanks for your review!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ein Must-have-addon !

aber leider funktioniert die variable %datelocal% beim verfassen einer neuen nachricht nicht. beim antworten funktionierts ohne probleme....

; the variable %datelocal% dont works when i write a new message.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.5). 

Barki,
Thank you for reporting this. %datelocal% seems to no longer be working for new or forward messages. I will look into this and get an update out as soon as possible.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It works fine on my windows xp and thunderbird 6.0!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

thanks for your review. Great that our Addon works fine for you.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent addons. Thanks to editor for creating this addon. Only thing I was looking for is, when forwarding, if I can insert the text from template bellow the massage contain, instead above.
Thank you again for providing such a great addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

thanks for your review. Please check your Thunderbird Mailaccount settings "compose and addressing" (hope that's right translated i have only the german version) and choose your favorite setting with the pulldown menu.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Was always a fan of SmartTemplate. Glad to see someone picked up development on it.
Only thing missing from this add-on now is a %cursor% tag, or similar, to allow me to control the initial position of the caret so I don't have to move down past the "Hi %from(firstname)%," line in my template every time I reply to an email.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

thanks for your review. When we can find an solution we will change it to solve the issue

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on does exactly what it is supposed to - change the reply header. What makes it better than others is the possibility to change the reply per E-Mail account on a separate basis and to also change the forwarding header. On top of all of that, this add-on was the only one I could find that on this date was already prepared for Thunderbird 6. All other add-ons that I knew of that did similar functions, were not 6.0 ready yet.

And to the developer: Also, weitermachen und viel Glück bei der Weiterentwicklung, ich war begeistert.

MainManDave

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

thanks for your review. We are happy that you have fun with our Addon!
Danke schön für deine Bewertung. Es freut uns, daß dir unser Addon gefällt!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really like this plugin. It's annoying that Thunderbird's own quote headers are so minimal by default. However, my company requires that we start our replies above the quote, and SmartTemplate 4 puts my .signature after the quote header, so I have to keep cutting and pasting my .signature back above the quote. Maybe it's a limitation of Thunderbird? The old SmartTemplate had the same limitation. Thanks, and keep up the great work!

Edit in response to developer's comments:
Thanks so much for taking my issue into consideration!! The workaround you mention is very usable, and makes using Thunderbird great again.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

Edit after the Edit from thenixdown:
thank you, we are happy when we can help! ;)

thank you for your review. We have as base the original Smart template and have change and fix a lot of in the meantime. When we can change the Signature problem then we will do it...At moment you can help out with this solution:Make your signature as part of the reply header inside ST4 and uncheck 'include signature for replies' in TB.
example template:
* siganture part *
< br>Thanks,
Bill Gates
Microsoft Corp.<br>
* smart template 4 part *
< hr />< b>From: < /b>%from(name)%
< b>Sent: < /b>%X:=sent%%datelocal%
< b>To: < /b>%to(name)%{< b>Cc: < /b>%cc(name)%}
< b>Subject: < /b>%subject%

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The add-on works well in TB 5.0. However I would like some more flexibility. For example, if sender = xxx then use template abc. This would be very useful if you are, e.g., subscribed to a mailing list in a foreign language.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.4). 

Thank you for your review and your suggestion for improvement. If is possible then we thinking about your suggestion for improvement (we will check). FACT: Smart Template 4 can't support Thunderbirds address book this is working with Binary Code and needed Informations you can't catch with an Addon (Javascript). BTW: Smart Template 4 is more flexible then other Addons that are made for Custiomize your Mailheaders (eg. Change Quote)! By this reason i can't understand that you give only 4 Stars...