Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Adblock Plus for Thunderbird - coming! · 2006-09-21 23:37 by Wladimir Palant

A new Adblock Plus development build (2006092121) has been uploaded. Note that even though this development build installs in Thunderbird and Songbird there is absolutely no user interface integration. You can only access the preferences via Tools / Extensions / Options (or File / Extensions / Options in Songbird). Integration in Thunderbird will improve, Songbird integration will stay very basic however — your best choice will be to install a subscription there.



  • Changed install.rdf to allow installation in Thunderbird and Songbird
  • Removed mail-specific protocols from the whitelist to allow blocking content in Thunderbird
  • Fixed checkboxes in welcome dialog on Linux (forum thread)
  • Now blocking content on keyword: URLs as well (bug 15072)
  • Removed URL validation when deciding whether the URL uses to a whitelisted scheme (bug 15072)
  • Made about:blank an exception, isn’t whitelisted by its scheme any more (bug 14793)

Known issues

  • Thunderbird’s “account central” page can be blocked
  • JavaScript exception when editing filters in Thunderbird


Comment [2]

  1. Master X · 2006-09-22 21:36 · #

    Works like a charm in Thunderbird. We had to wait long but finally it is coming. Thank you!

  2. Anonymous · 2008-06-24 06:52 · #

    Why would someone make an adblock for thunderbird? A spam filter?

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Because of HTML mails that can load images from the internet (web bugs). And because of RSS feeds.

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