Add notes (like post-it) like in Adobe Acrobat, MS office (PowerPoint) or



14 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: NicolasWeb, Unassigned)


Thunderbird 3

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr-FR; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050226 Firefox/1.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr-FR; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050226 Firefox/1.0.1

Messages with a note should be marked : maybe with a new colum or a specific
icon, but something that allow sorting them. Allowing the change of the color of
the note is possible enhancement.

Reproducible: Always

Comment 1

14 years ago
This is a _very_ much needed feature in my case.

I receive lots of emails being automated build-reports, manual bug-reports from
testers and customers, questions/answers and/or return-questions on technical
problems and a whole lot other issues to be worked on by me.

While I can mark any one of these mails with one of the 5 labels, that
thunderbird allows me to customize, to associate some sort of state or action -
this is manytimes not sufficient.

When I have a message selected or open, I want to be able to associate a simple
comment or notice, which would allow me to store detailed informations (about
the state or resolution, or about references etc.) along with the mail.
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Comment 3

13 years ago
I think this bug should be fix.
Sorry I'm too busy now to add comments.


13 years ago
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 4

13 years ago
the TB-extension "MessageNotes" is good enough to solve the most imminent
requirements for me; even though, this is not a perfect solution yet, I'd be
fine with closing this issue

Comment 5

13 years ago
Created attachment 213342 [details]
The extension "MyStickies" for Firefox

The extension "MyStickies" has a peace of what I need : the graphical look. But what I need look like the adobe Acrobat. Maybe this extension should be adaptated to Thunderbird & the starting point of work ?

Please, see comments in the extension page

Comment 6

13 years ago
tabbing for thunderbird 3 so we don't forget to discuss it when we start going through thunderbird 3 work.
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 3

Comment 7

13 years ago
the following discussion threads, found by searching for "msgnotes"
on search for "msgnotes", might add value to this discussion:
- MessageNotes ver 0.1.0 (for TB) released ( OK for TB 1.0.6 )
- Informal RFC: Message Notes..

the software being discussed can be downloaded from here and works fine with TB-1.0.6 (didn't try newer versions of TB yet: 
QA Contact: front-end

Comment 8

11 years ago
Note that the new apple propose a behavior for this functionality : we should see what they've done and what we need.

If weave become a reality for Tb too the behavior we'll choose may be impacted.
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Assignee: mscott → nobody


10 years ago
Summary: Add notes (like post-it) like in Adobe Acrobat, or MS office (PowerPoint) → Add notes (like post-it) like in Adobe Acrobat, MS office (PowerPoint) or

Comment 9

9 years ago
While I can see the need for "commenting" on individual e-mails, this bug is unrelated to what I need in a "Notes" feature. In case others here are interested, there is a bug for that: bug 116945 (incredibly, it's WONTFIX)

Comment 10

9 years ago
I would like to be able to add a post-it type not to an incoming email as a reminder for the future.


4 years ago
Depends on: 288514


4 years ago
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
No longer depends on: 288514
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 12306
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