The Bottom Line
Maybe folders with unread messages could be highlighted, and it would be great if Nostalgy could learn from past actions and suggest folders in even smarter a manner.
- Nostalgy lets you open folders and copy or save mail fast by typing a few letters in their name
- Filters matching sender or subject keywords help Nostalgy suggest the right folder
- Easy one-key shortcuts make using Nostalgy a joy to use
- Nostalgy does not remember frequently used folders
- Setting up filters from messages could be easier, and Nostalgy could learn from example
- When switching folders, those with unread mail could be bold
- Nostalgy adds an auto-completing folder list to Mozilla Thunderbird.
- You can open folder and move or copy messages using (customizable) keyboard shortcuts.
- When you type some letters of the target folder, Nostalgy automatically shows only matching names.
- Nostalgy keyboard shortcuts work with in the main window and individual message windows.
- Filters let you match target folders to senders or subject keywords.
- Nostalgy adds a keyboard shortcut for scrolling the message while the message list is in focus.
- You can share, back up and recover your Nostalgy rules using emails.
- Nostalgy supports Mozilla Thunderbird 1/2/3 and Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.7.
Guide Review - Nostalgy 0.2.16 - Mozilla Thunderbird Productivity Extension
Users of console email programs such as mutt know better, though, and if you pause to think how you type email addresses in Thunderbird you will agree that auto-completion is the way to go.
Nostalgy, so called in reminiscence of programs like mutt or elm, brings that power to folder navigation in Mozilla Thunderbird. Press "g" and start typing a few letters from the name of your target folder. Chances are it will soon appear in Nostalgy's folder list within easy grasp.
If it is first, just hit "Return" to open the folder. Similar shortcuts exist for copying ("c") and moving ("s") messages, one of the most frequent and now also one of the swiftest actions. Add "Shift", and Nostalgy chooses either the folder last used or by looking at the sender and subject, if you have a filter set up for either.
As an extra convenience, pressing "l" hides the folder pane for good and clarity. Custom keyboard shortcuts let you target specific folders even faster.
While Nostalgy works wonders for productivity as it is, people with many folders might appreciate Nostalgy to get some memory and move frequently used mailboxes higher up in the list automatically.
For even more automation, Nostalgy might learn from past actions without the need to set up filters explicitly (which could be easier, too).