At Mozdev Group, we’ve been having a fruitful working relationship with EarthLink. Phase 1 which wrapped early in the Summer was a toobar beta installed globally via XPInstall. Phase 2 which finished a few weeks ago, ported the toolbar to the Extension Manager, added some new features and bug fixes to the toolbar, and included the implementation of an EarthLink theme for Firefox. Not only are the EarthLink folks professional, but they are fun to work with and have a genuine interest in Mozilla technologies. We look forward to futher dev cycles in the future.
Now about the toolbar. At it’s heart is the ScamBlocker, an innovative and effective (I use it) anti-phishing component developed by EarthLink. We provided the hooks into the UI for it. Other features include toolbar access to Firefox’s popup blocker, integation with EarthLink’s Protection Control Center (PCC), news feeds, and a search box with various choices. The theme looks pretty slick too.
NOTE: The tools are targetted for Firefox 1.0.7 on Windows only. However, they will install on other platforms and should maintain almost all functionality, with the exceptions of the ScamBlocker which will be disabled and the PCC which is a Windows only application.
News of the tools went out to the (millions of) EarthLink subscribers in their newsletter a couple of days ago. The tools, however, are available to everyone. Go and give them a try!
UPDATE 2006-01-20: As Joe points out in comment 11, the toolbar and theme are now available for Firefox 1.5.