An extension for Thunderbird 3.0+ that allows you to view threads as "real" conversations, including your own emails. This extension also adds a bunch of useful UI features in the conversation view. Get a pre-built binary at the link below.
|defaults||Switch to a standard <toolbar> as in bug 562608|
|locale||Switch to a standard <toolbar> as in bug 562608|
|modules||Fix a lot of stuff, but still needs to understand why the fake keyboa…|
|skin||Switch to a standard <toolbar> as in bug 562608|
|Changelog||Warn users when a conversation is auto-fetched for the first time.|
|LICENSE||Add missing license blocks|
|Makefile||Warn users when a conversation is auto-fetched for the first time.|
|README||Update the workflow, remove .xpi and TODO from the repository (now pr…|
|TODO||Allow text attachments to be opened in a new tab (won't always work, …|
|chrome.manifest||One more out-of-date translation.|
|chrome.manifest.release||One more out-of-date translation.|
|icon.png||Some refactoring (created a JSM).|
|install.rdf.template||Update compatibility. Avoid unreadable colors.|
GMail Conversation View ======================= This extension improves the threaded summary for emails in Thunderbird 3.0. It vastly improves the UI by including some ideas from GMail. More specifically: - your own messages are displayed in the thread; - you initially see summaries, they can be expanded to display full messages; - quoted parts are "folded" à la GMail; - fast links for replying (and possibly other useful actions). For screenshots and a stable version, please head to  which should provide you with a ready-to-install package.  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/54035 INSTALL ======= My setup is based on Linux so get a MSYS environment with a proper make and proper tools if you are on Windows. Anyway, it isn't that hard, it's just a set of commands to automate uploading to my website and generating fresh versions. To build the .xpi, just do: make package If you want to develop and see your changes in real-time (assuming you have a proper setup in your profile and you restart Thunderbird), you can link this extension in your global thunderbird setup. cd thunderbird cd extensions ln -s /path/to/this/folder Alternatively, in your profile, you can create an empty file called "email@example.com" in the extensions directory. This file should only contain one line which is the path to this folder on your hard drive.