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Virtual Identity

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Virtual Identity is an extension / add-on for Mozilla Thunderbird and the Mozilla Seamonkey Suite. Using Virtual Identity you can simply edit the sender-address in your email to whatever you like - as long as your mail-server accepts the resulting mail. This is useful especially for people who have an own mail-server and don’t like adding every possible account as an Identity in the mail-client.

The feature to create instant, temporary Identities gives also increased possibilities to reply to other emails. Therefore the Virtual Identity extension contains a feature called Smart-Reply, which creates an identity based on information found in an received email without user interaction. Additionally Virtual Identity is able to save used Virtual Identities and reuse them for every new mail to the same recipient.

Sorry, there will be no add-on version for Thunderbird 68 or further. The development path of Thunderbird is too difficult to adapt the extension to the permanently changing requirements. Besides, it is not even clear if such an extension will be possible at all. Therefore I will bring as many features as possible from this extension into core Thunderbird, hopefully next year you will not need an extension anymore to have all the nice features of 'virtual identity'. (see github for discussion)

Current stable release is version 0.10.3 from 26nd Sep 2018. This version is compatible with Thunderbird 60.0. If you are using older versions of Thunderbird / Seamonkey, you can use version 0.9.36, version 0.8.9 or version 0.7.3 of this extension.

check FAQ and read howto Install

If you have any comments or bug-reports please create a Ticket or write an email to (just at absorb dot it).


Last modified 3 years ago Last modified on Oct 11, 2019, 1:25:10 PM