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Default photo if gravatar is absent
« on: January 10, 2010, 04:18:17 AM »

I would like to always check if a sender has a gravatar, but I don't like the default gravatar icons if he/she doesn't have one.
So, I would suggest that one could check 'Use gravatars for senders without photos', but still select the default generic photo instead of the default gravatar (which I don't like, for instance) if he/she doesn't have it.


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Re: Default photo if gravatar is absent
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 11:34:02 AM »

That is certainly possible.  I'll track my progress here and I'll let you know when it is finished and up on

Thanks for the suggestion!

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Re: Default photo if gravatar is absent
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 09:17:11 AM »
I would also love to use the default Thunderbird photo icon for when one isn't found, as its nice and subtle in the message window.

The 'mm' photo might do in the mean time in addition to the current three options ('identicon', 'monsterid' and 'wavatar'), but the '404' option would provide a response that could be used for detecting if an image was not returned and thus using the default icon for those instances.

Aside from that problem this plugin is fantastic!

In the mean time I have set the line:
user_pref("extensions.contactphotos.gravatarD", "mm");
in: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\{userid}.default\prefs.js
but I really don't like any of Gravatar's default icons unfortunately.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2010, 09:57:19 AM by DonX »


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Re: Default photo if gravatar is absent
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2012, 07:55:40 AM »
How about selecting a random photo from a local folder on your computer if no Gravatar photo exists:
« Last Edit: July 10, 2012, 08:20:09 AM by rubo77 »