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Adbock Plus & Thunderbird

Postby LeoL » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:53 pm

Hi,

I let Thunderbird update to a newer version and it disabled Adblock Plus which I was not expecting. As I read a lot of RSS Feeds Adblock Plus is an absolute must for me. Without it feeds keep opening gifs in Firefox (Facebook & Twitter are particular annoyances). When reading a feed in TB the last thing I want is to constantly be switched to a browser.

After TB disabled Adblock Plus I tried installing an older version of TB - 57.0b1. This allowed me to use Adblock Plus again but none of the filters now work. When I "Open Blockable items" I get a blank page. When I select "Filter Preferences" nothing happens.

The element hiding option also no longer appears in the menu even though the add-on is present.

Could someone please tell me how to get this working again?

Going back to TB 57 I created a new TB profile and copied files over. Are there some files I can copy to get Adblock Plus/Element Hiding working again?

What is the latest version of TB that Adblock Plus works with?

For me, reading RSS feeds in TB without Adblock Plus and particularly Element Hiding, is a total nightmare.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Leo

P.S. How do I get the font size in the forum so that I can read it using Vivaldi?
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Re: Adbock Plus & Thunderbird

Postby LeoL » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:16 pm

Does the lack of respone mean that no one has a solution or that nobody uses Adblock Plus with Thunderbird?
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Re: Adbock Plus & Thunderbird

Postby sbell » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:37 pm

Hi there!

Apologies for the delayed response! Unfortunately due to some decisions made
by Mozilla not too long ago, we can no longer support Thunderbird
officially.

You can read up more about this here: https://adblockplus.org/
blog/the-plan-towards-offering-adblock-plus-for-firefox-as-a-web-extension

We do offer a potential and experimental workaround for our users:
https://adblockplus.org/getting_started ... hunderbird

Let us know if there is anything else we can do for you!

Thanks
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Re: Adbock Plus & Thunderbird

Postby LeoL » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:51 pm

Hi Shannon,

Thanks for the reply.

I am still rather confused!

I thought the reason that adblockplus was not compatible with TB now was due to changes that were made in Mozilla code for Firefox and also used in Thunderbird. Are you saying that is not the case?

Which versions of TB is the Firefox version of adblockplus compatible with? Are you saying that if I install the latest version of TB adblockplus will work again?

My main confusion is this. I was prompted to update TB (which I did in error) and adblockplus was then marked as being incompatible. So, I copied my profile to a new directory. Installed an older version of TB and pointed it at the copied directory. Adblockplus was then shown as compatible. However, none of the filters I had previously defined were working. When I tried to create new filters adblockplus just didn't implement the filters. So, my question is what did I do wrong?

All I want is to be able to read RSS feeds in TB without being taken to Firefox all the time because someone has put a link to a gif file in the RSS feed that insists on opening in FF.

I also used Adblockplus to remove things from the RSS feeds that just don't work properly when viewed in TB.

What are you saying is the way forward for people who use TB and want to block the things that just don't work well in TB?
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Re: Adbock Plus & Thunderbird

Postby mapx » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:45 am

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Re: Adbock Plus & Thunderbird

Postby mapx » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:14 am

However, in the last TB (even beta) the webextension support is not completed.
When will be released TB 67 the first extensions for TB will be fully compatible.

If ABP wont provide a version you'll have other options (uBo - ublock origin for example)
https://github.com/uBlockOrigin/uBlock- ... issues/194
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Re: Adbock Plus & Thunderbird

Postby alh49 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:43 pm

Am using Thunderbird version 60.9.1. and I get an error message saying Adblock Plus is incompatible with this version of Thunderbird.

(1.) When will you have an updated version of Adblock Plus that will work properly with latest versions of Thunderbird?

(2.) What is the latest Thunderbird version that WILL WORK with Adblock Plus? (I may need to downgrade T. Bird.)?

Please ELABORATE, don't always understand abbreviated explanations. (In other words, which versions of BOTH Adblock Plus and Thunderbird work well together?)

THANKS!!!
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Re: Adbock Plus & Thunderbird

Postby sbell » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:49 pm

Thank you for reaching out to us. Unfortunately, we can no longer support Thunderbird officially.You can read up more about this here: https://adblockplus.org/blog/the-plan-towards-offering-adblock-plus-for-firefox-as-a-web-extension..... We did offer a temporary work around for our users in the past, this of course was not a permanent solution and it no longer seems to be a working option. We do apologize for the inconvenience and hope to be able to serve you in the future. As of right now there are no plans for ABP for Thunderbird due to the decisions  made by Mozilla. Feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!

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Re: Adbock Plus & Thunderbird

Postby alh49 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:48 pm

sbell wrote:Thank you for reaching out to us. Unfortunately, we can no longer support Thunderbird officially.You can read up more about this here: https://adblockplus.org/blog/the-plan-towards-offering-adblock-plus-for-firefox-as-a-web-extension..... We did offer a temporary work around for our users in the past, this of course was not a permanent solution and it no longer seems to be a working option. We do apologize for the inconvenience and hope to be able to serve you in the future. As of right now there are no plans for ABP for Thunderbird due to the decisions  made by Mozilla. Feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!

Thanks
Shannon
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Thanks for the reply.

My emails are OVERFLOWING with ads-- hard to even see the message!!!

Please let me know the latest version of Thunderbird that will work with Adblock Plus.

I'll need to downgrade to an earlier version of Thunderbird & forego future updates.

THANK YOU!!!

Al Hendrickson
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Re: Adbock Plus & Thunderbird

Postby alh49 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:06 am

Please let me know the latest version of Thunderbird that will work with Adblock Plus.
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