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Introduction

Thunderbook is a Mozilla Thunderbird extension which adds the possibility to create an e-book from messages (including RSS items) of the accounts.

The extension makes a new item available in the toolbar. After activating it, all unread messages are compiled in a specified EPUB file.

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The extension also makes a new item available in the folder context menu. After activating it, unread messages of the selected folder only are compiled in a specified EPUB file.

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An example of a generated EPUB file can be found in the Downloads section.

This extension is released under the Mozilla Public License (MPL) 2.0.

Installation

Two options are available.

The easiest solution is to install the extension from the Add-ons Manager of Mozilla Thunderbird (entry “Add-ons” in the main menu). You should search the extension in Mozilla’s add-ons catalog, click on the button “Install” and follow the instructions.

The alternative option is to install the extension manually:

  1. Download the latest version of the extension package.
  2. Place the package in the directory extensions of the profile directory and rename it thunderbook@julien1001.devel.xpi.
  3. Start Mozilla Thunderbird.
  4. Confirm the installation of the extension.
  5. [Optional] Open the Customize Toolbar window then drag the item “Export Unread Messages as E-book” to the toolbar.

Usage

  1. Mark all the messages to export as unread.
  2. Click on the item “Export Unread Messages as E-book” in the toolbar. Or right-click on the folder of the unread messages to export and click on the item “Export Unread Messages as E-book...”.
  3. In the file selection dialog, specify the path and the name of the EPUB file to generate.
  4. On the pop-up window that should state that the e-book has been generated sucessfully, click “OK” to mark exported messages as read or “Cancel” to leave them unread.

Notes

  • EPUB is the only supported format.
  • Images of messages are not included in the generated e-book; they are merely replaced by links to the images.
  • Other attachments of messages are not included in the generated e-book.

Known issues

None.

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