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Strollin' around
Status: In development


I was very surprised that Thunderbird does not offer an option to show the e-mail-adress of the sender in a column in the table (like the columns "From" and "Correspondents"). This new column would be very useful to quickly identify spam/junk e-mails.

This feature can be added with add-ons:

This feature seems very basic and simple and like it should not require an add-on.

If you do a Google search for this feature, then you find many people, who have asked for this feature for many years.

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The lack of this option only benefits spammers and scammers.

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Best said with "This feature seems very basic and simple and like it should not require an add-on."
Sadly, all Addons that were out there are not functional any more with the newest version.

Please add this feature, it's a basic security issue.

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The add-ons shown here no longer work with the latest Thunderbird updates!!!

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Here's my solution. I use TypeApp as an email app on my android phone. I now read my emails from that app, rather than reading my emails on my desktop. TypeApp has two ways to display emails. The alternative is just one line. With this you can select to view the details of the sender without opening the emails with this option. Now I check my emails this way, no matter whether I am at home or away from home. I like TypeApp very much, have used for a long time. It can manage multiple email addresses and you can select Unified to get all the emails at once. Once I know the sender's email address, I can then compose my response in Thunderbird. TypeApp is like Yoda, small enough to carry around on my back and smart enough to keep me safe.

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Can't comment on whether or not there are security benefits, I just find it incredibly silly that such a basic feature requires so much effort to get implemented.

It's already there in the message pane header, why do we need to argue so much to get it in the more convenient location of the message list?

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Does Thunderbird love SPAM?

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Yes, please forgawdsakes!  I just posted the same request overt on reddit:

It's ridiculous we can't make our own informed decisions because you conveniently obscure the most important details from us because we're all idiots!   Every email client has always shown the complete From: header. Which has now been removed from TB. WTF?   Stop trying to outsmart us for our own good!

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Yes, please.  A column with the email address of the sender when viewing the message list would be very welcome, for the reasons that many others have given in this thread.

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For security reasons is showing the real sender email in a seprate column essenitial!

Please implement this feature as soon as possible!

Making moves

In the previous version (114) at least you could click once on the message and it displayed - on the bottom of the screen - the url address. Now, you have to double click to open the message to see the sender url. The ideal behavior would be having a column displaying the sender url, with no clicking involved. any suspicious, or not wanted message could be just selected and deleted.