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“User is authenticated but not connected” after changing my Exchange password

When I start Thunderbird (31.2.0 under Ubuntu 14.04), my Outlook 365 account john.doe@example.com accessed over IMAP is completely unreachable (I can't even see the list of folders, even though I have ...
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Pasting in Thunderbird turns line breaks into spaces

$ cat test a b xclip test Pasting the content in an email in Thunderbird will result in a b Any idea why? I'm running Arch Linux (64-bit) and I paste the code via a mouse wheel click (though I ...
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Convert Evolution filters.xml file to Thunderbird msgFilterRules.dat?

I migrated evolution to Thunderbird yesterday. I googled for migrate filters, but Evolution stores them as an XML file and Thunderbird stores using a Mork formatted file such as: version=`9` logging= ...
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Files associated with Thunderbird - Security mechanism for local storage

I am trying to know how Thunderbird stores the mails, associated files in the local machine. I use Ubuntu 13.10 and Thunderbird 24.6.0. When I see in the local profile folder in the location in ...
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How to protect thunderbird from accidentially sending an email

I need a way to make thunderbird prevent me from sending mails by mistake. For special, important mails, I would like to be able to individually block the send button, or make thunderbird ask me for ...
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Using mutt and thunderbird together

I'd love to use both thunderbird and mutt together. At times I just want a GUI over CLI or the reverse. I also love thunderbird's search and contact features. I especially love its mail filtering ...
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How can I PGP decrypt an entire mbox?

Thunderbird cannot search PGP-encrypted emails. Hence, I was considering copying all my emails from IMAP to local storage, then decrypting them all locally, so that they are searchable. Is this ...
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multiple clients accessing one email account over IMAP

I am using Postfix + Dovecot + IMAP + Maildir and I am accessing my server from two different machines (desktop and Laptop), i.e. two clients (Thunderbird). The are sometimes running simultaneously, ...
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How do I make gpg-agent forget my passphrase automatically?

I'm using Thunderbird with enigmail and gpg. From thunderbird/enigmail, I can't make the gpg-agent forget my passphrase, enigmail tells me I'm using gpg-agent for passphrase management so enigmail ...
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Thunderbird: new email notification not working properly

I have set up "new email notification" in my Thunderbird, both "Show an alert" and "Play a sound", as shown below. But now I am experiencing strange problems. The sound only works sometimes. Then, I ...
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Thunderbird: new email sound notification not working

Thunderbird does not play the sound file when new message arrives, even though I have this set up correctly: The sound file playes OK when I press the Play button, but when new message arrives ...
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Thunderbird: deleted emails are still in local IMAP folder

I am using Thunderbird + IMAP. Thunderbird caches messages locally in: .icedove/asdfgh.default/ImapMail/mail.example.com/ For each IMAP folder, there are files Folder and Folder.msf. I have ...
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Thunderbird: hide tag notification in the message header

When message is tagged in Thunderbird, not only has it different color, but the tag also appears in the message header. I find this completely useless. I can already see that the message is ...
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Thunderbird: Override colors in received HTML emails

I need to override default colors in received HTML emails. I have followed this Howto, and modified my userContent.css accordingly. Basically, I need white text on dark background: $ cat ...
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Setting the default profile in Thunderbird

I have two Thunderbird profiles, and my profiles.ini looks like this: [General] StartWithLastProfile=1 [Profile0] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=e17id64t.default [Profile1] Name=custom IsRelative=1 ...
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Using several independent instances of Thunderbird

As many people, I too have several email accounts. Until now, I have been using Thunderbird for my main account, and either used web interface for the other accounts, or used other email clients ...
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Disable keyboard shortcuts in Thunderbird

Is there a way to disable those evil keyboard shortcuts in Thunderbird? When I accidentally hit a, suddenly the message gets archived and a new Archives folder is created. Similarly other keys bring ...
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Thunderbird/Enigmail: problem with colors

When I decrypt an encrypted email in Thunderbird (using the Enigmail extension), the enigmail header is displayed in very strange colors, very light green background with white text. This makes the ...
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Transfer all messages of thunderbird with windows 7 to thunderbird ubuntu 14.04?

How can I transfer all messages and contacts of thunderbird with windows 7 to thunderbird ubuntu 14.04? I know that have a free app called mozbackup. But it don't works with linux. There a way ...
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davmail and JAVA INSTALLED MANUALLY

I'm trying to install davmail, I've already install JAVA manually (tar.gz file). After trying with the ppa:webupd8team repo and not having good results. Had to clean a lot of files packages and so ...
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can't receive mails to thunderbird via postfix local server

A small introduction. I have a SMTP server ( Haraka - http://haraka.github.io/ ) on port 25 and a local postfix server on port 9267. I intercepts mails in Haraka and then I send them to my postfix ...
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Thunderbird Quick Filter - remove default text

The Quick Filter window displays by default the text Filter These messages... <Ctrl+Shift+K> as displayed on the attached screenshot. The text disappears when I start typing into the window, ...
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Getting non-stored password from Icedove

I've recently changed my mail password (because of Heartbleed), but I've forgotten the new one. When entering the new password in Icedove, I didn't think of clicking "remember password", but the ...
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thunderbird folder pane changed after upgrade from version 17 to 24

After Thunderbird upgrade from version 17 to 24, the "folder pane" no longer has my theme color, but instead has some kind of light-grey grainy image-gradient. This might be an insignificant detail ...
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Thunderbird fails to connect to Dovecot and Postfix

I set up Dovecot and Postfix, but when I try to authenticate with Thunderbird, it gives this error: "Thunderbird failed to find the settings for your email account." ==> /var/log/dovecot-info.log ...
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How can I share a thunderbird (icedove) profile, in real-time, between two computers?

I have two computers which both run Debian Sid. My problem is that I want to synchronize profile content between two computers both using thunderbird(+lightning) (contacts+calendar+email) ...
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Thunderbird config for kernel patches - cannot find register key

I want to set up Thunderbird to be able to apply kernel patches. Kernel documentation (available here) says: Enable "preformat" mode: Set "editor.quotesPreformatted" to "true". Unfortunately, ...
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enigmail: automatic display of photo id

Is there a possibility if a signed message is displayed and the key of the signer contains a photo id that this picture is displayed in thunderbird directly? Now it is only possible with "details", ...
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migrating evolution to thunderbierd and maildir format

By default, thunderbird stores in mbox fromat, when you use Config Editor and search for mail.serverDefaultStoreContractID you find out its value: @mozilla.org/msgstore/berkeleystore;1 If you want to ...
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Clicking on thunderbird notifications does not focus client

I get thunderbird popup notifications in Awesome Window Manager that when clicked, are supposed to focus the message to which the notification corresponds. However, this does not work in awesome when ...
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How to install the real Thunderbird on Debian wheezy?

I have Crunchbang 64 bit, a debian wheezy distro. Debian have a rebranded Firefox called Iceweasel and a rebranded Thunderbird called Icedove. But I don't want any of them. I was able to install the ...
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How do I run chromium inside a chroot?

Okay, I can run Iceweasel 17 ESR fine and some simple X apps like xkill, so I know that it's not merely an X display problem. However any version of Chromium and Iceweasel 24 fail with the following ...
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How To Install Thunderbird 24.0 on centos

How do I update thunderbird to latest version 24 on centos 6.3 (final) 64bit. I cannot find any good tutorial on installing it on centos. Merely copying and pasting the 'thunderbird' folder in ...
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Samba permissions settings ignored?

I have a CentOS 6.4 fileserver running SerNet Samba 4.0.9 with these global settings (not overridden): read only = No force create mode = 0777 force directory mode = 0777 inherit ...
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How to make the command multi-line?

The following command: thunderbird -compose to=abc@example.com,subject=testmail,body="something" works, but only if it has no comma in the body tag. It works with: "dsafdsafcc \/sda/fads ;.f af af ...
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Administratively spread several Thunderbird per-recipient rules for some users?

I administer several computers that have Thunderbird/Icedove installed and I want to spread Thunderbird per-recipient rules for some users. The rules are stored in a file - pgprules.xml in the user ...
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Unable to convince Thunderbird to open links in anything but Firefox on ArchLinux

I've gone through the following articles doing the steps to ensure that thunderbird will open links in Chromium instead of Firefox: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Register_protocol ...
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Change threaded inbox view in Thunderbird so that subject lines are the most recent subject in the thread

Currently, when using Thunderbird in threaded view, the subject line for each thread is the subject of the original, root email. I would like to change this so that it is the subject of the most ...
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Migrate from thunderbird to sylpheed while preserving folder structure

Is there an automatic way migrate a thunderbird mailbox to sylpheed while preserving the folder structure. I tried the importexport extension for thunderbird and got a directory with multiple mbox ...
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Configuring Kmail to understand Thunderbirds server sided tags

Is there any way to configure KMail to read and show the tags made in Thunderbird? http://kb.mozillazine.org/Tags
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Is there an easy way to migrate from thunderbird to evolution?

I want to be able to use the calendar evolution: the calendar in Thunderbird is a plugin (Lightning) and from time to time when Thunderbird receives a new update, Lightning does not always update ...
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How can I make the Gnome3 calendar use Thunderbird instead of Evolution?

Can it be done? I don't want to use Evolution's calendar... I want to keep using Thunderbird... I have to add some addons (like lightning) first right? My goal is to have some calendar-like on ...
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Creating a list of unique senders from Thunderbird mail files through the command-line

I've got some large mailboxes and using Thunderbird, that means that I have several mbox files. These single files contain all e-mails in a particular folder. Now, I would like to get some data on the ...
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How to remove the “Received: from” from an e-mails source?

I'm using: thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el6_2.x86_64 on Scientific Linux 6.1 and if I send an e-mail (with Gmail) from my Thunderbird then I can see that the e-mail I sent contains a very-very bad thing: ...
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Where can PATH to Thunderbird be set in Ubuntu 10.04

I'd like to migrate to Thunderbird 11 from Thunderbird 3. I installed Thunderbird 3 using apt-get (the newer versions are not available in binary form, unfortunately, at least not in main, universe or ...
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Using vim/gvim as editor for Thunderbird

Is there a way to use vim/gvim as an editor for thunderbird? There was an add-on for it but it is now very out of date.
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Force thunderbird to open the attachment with associated app

Is there any way to force Thunderbird into opening the attachments with the associated application? Or at least to open the association dialogue instead of the file open dialogue? It's really ...
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FIrefox/Thunderbird storage locations

By default, Firefox and Thunderbird save their files to ~/.mozilla and ~/.thunderbird. I am wondering if there's an environment variable I can set, to have either of them save their data to a ...
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Firefox and Thunderbird cannot resolve host names - anything else can

One night my firefox just started showing "Server not found" for all websites (i.e. "Firefox can't find the server at www.mozilla.com."). I noticed that it can find websites if make an entry in the ...
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How can I customize the look of Thunderbird's mailbox list, message list, and headers?

Mozilla Thunderbird's message list, mailbox list, and headers use a font size that is so large, I can barely see any content in the message preview pane. I'd like to reduce these to 10px, and reduce ...