Folders and Filters

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Search Results Sort By Date Not Relevance Requires Restart

Makes search results sort by "date" instead of "relevance" by default.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (27)
2,213 users

IMAP Received Date Requires Restart

Make the “Received” column in IMAP folders show when messages were actually received.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (14)
290 users

Disable DragAndDrop (Thunderbird) Requires Restart

A Thunderbird extension which disables drag and drop in the folder pane.
This extension prevents unintended folder movement.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (19)
166 users

QuickFolders (Tabbed Folders)

The "Swiss army knife" of folders. Turn your favorites into tabs - open folders and subfolders, move mails without scrolling around or searching. powerful + easy.

See new mail at a glance after automatic filtering - supports quickFilters addon!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (171)
19,580 users

Disable DragAndDrop (for Thunderbird 68+)

Disable drag and drop on the folder tree in order to prevent unintended folder movement.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (10)
2,132 users

New Folder Filters Button

Toolbar button to execute Run Filters on Folders from Tools menu
(update of Folder Filters Button Add-on by Chris Malek to Thunderbird 78)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (6)
753 users

Search as list Requires Restart

Search results appear as list (as per the "Open email as list" button).
- return to facet view with shift+close [x]
- auto open list view when few results found
- column config./sort/toggle [IMG3&4]
- apply columns to search as list menu [IMG5]

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (71)
257 users

Archive This Requires Restart

Provides keyboard shortcuts for filing messages into nine configurable "favorite" folders using user-defined keys. Also provides a simple filter system with a keyboard shortcut to file the currently selected message(s) into the correct folder.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (59)
91 users

Nostalgy++/ Manage, search and archive emails

Shortcuts to move/copy/archive messages, with folder name completion.
Rules for moving messages to folders.
Automatic rules by statistical observation/ by folder of conversation/thread.
Search dialog in a tab, with message display /folder tree.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (52)
3,729 users

Folder Filters Button Requires Restart

Just a very simple add-on that adds a toolbar button to execute the "Run Filters on Folders" from Tools menu.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (36)
1,150 users

Search for

Context menu on message allowing quick filtering based on email/sender or domain

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (4)
601 users

Sender Domain

Adds optional columns to the messages pane.
Example : "[email protected]"
* domain column -- "example.com"
* reverse domain column -- "com.example"
Bulk organize your messages by domain (eg. remove spam, back up, separate in folders)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (4)
398 users

Tag Sequence Arranger Requires Restart

Enable you to arrange the tag sequences in their listbox.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (19)
135 users

quickFilters

Quickly generate mail filters on the fly, by dragging and dropping mails and analyzing their attributes. Create a filter in less than 10 seconds, it's as easy as: drag, click, click.

By popular demand, supports SORTING filters alphabetically.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (65)
13,769 users

quicker quicksearch

make searching for emails faster:

Automatically insert into the quickfilter box: the author, subject or the email domain of the selected email.


No need to retype the address, if you want to search for all emails of this author.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (5)
925 users

Expression Search - NG

Expression Search - NG is an extension to Thunderbird which adds powerful message searching features.
Type "f:fred t:tom a:yes" to see messages from Fred to Tom that have an attachment.
Type "f:(oo -pp)" for messages by oo, but not pp.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (24)
1,754 users

Folder Pane View Switcher

Folder view arrows; switch to "All Folders" view when hovering during drag & drop; allow user to select which views are enabled or tied to the view arrows.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (62)
1,099 users

Mark Junk Read

Automatically marks all messages in junk folders as read.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (9)
40 users

attachment column in search result list Requires Restart

Show the column for attachments in search results list. General search (edit-> search -> search emails) does not show by default if a message has attachments.
This addon adds this column, just as in a normal folder view.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (2)
343 users

Flat Folder Tree Reborn Requires Restart

Flat Folder Tree Reborn is an update of the Flat Folder Tree add-on, which allows you to selectively promote or breakout sub-folders in the folder tree. Use with IMAP servers where some folders remain collapsed under a special namespace like [Gmail].

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (2)
7 users