Twitter Timeline in Thunderbird 3.x

I’ve just found an experimental Add-ons for Thunderbird 3.1 that allows to get your twitter timeline in Mozilla Thunderbird. Experimental means that it has not been verified by Mozilla.

The add-on is called TweeQuilla. You can download the xpi: tweequilla-0.1-tb-win.xpi.

Then install it in Thunderbird: Open Add-ons from the Tools menu, click the Install button, select tweequilla-0.1-tb-win.xpi and click OK.

Then to enable a Twitter Account to go Tools->Account Settings->Account Actions->Add Twitter Account. The Add Twitter Account dialog box will appear:

Add Twitter Account Window

Then click on Click Here First, login to twitter and allow it to be accessed by this application. A pin will be given enter the pin and click OK. That’s it ! You should know have a Twitter Account in Thunderbird and can access your Timeline as shown below.

Twitter Account in ThunderBird

It will even automatically load the short URL inside Thunderbird. You can allow send tweets using the Write button as you would do for sending an email.

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3 Replies to “Twitter Timeline in Thunderbird 3.x”

  1. I tasted it and it was great but I left it because It wasn’t able to delete the tweets after reading it. Many messages in the thunderbird client that make bigger and bigger it.

  2. @ Carlos
    Yes, I’ve noticed this as well, I’ve used it for around 3 months and no problems for now, but it could become one over time.
    Here’s what Tweequilla add-ons developer (rkent) said about it:

    TweeQuilla does not currently have any delete capability. At some point I need to add the capability to delete your own Tweets globally, as that makes sense because Twitter allows it.

    Not sure what to do about the local copy of Tweets. I don’t really want to accumulate Tweets in, say, the Timeline folder forever, as that would take up lots of space on the local disk needlessly. I think what I will do is to use the standard retention time capability of Thunderbird, so that Tweets beyond that range are removed from view locally. This feature does not currently work on TweeQuilla.


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