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Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform email, news, and chat client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.

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Thunderbird gets stuck, reboot is needed?

Using Thunderbird for mail and usenet, but since a few days, it gets stuck for minutes when connecting the news server, to end with a timeout error. The problem cannot be solved by restarting ...
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Error when launching thunderbird

When I launch thunderbird I get the following error message: elias@eliasc:/usr/lib/vmware-installer/3.0.0/cdsHelper/lib/libgio-2.0.so.0$ thunderbird XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /usr/lib/thunderbird/...
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Setting View>Thread>Unread is not stored?

Setting View>Thread>Unread for a newsgroup works as expected: only unread articles are shown. However, if I move to a different newsgroup, and return to the original newsgroup, the setting is ...
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How to export thunderbird profile (Ubuntu to Manjaro)?

I want to export my thunderbird profile from my Ubuntu machine to my new laptop running Manjaro. I thought that copying my profile folder would suffice so on my Manjaro machine I executed: scp -r ...
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Whats the Interface between a Postfix server and a Mail Program?

I set up a postfix server and he works. I can send and get mails. As long as I send mails in bash over ssh on the server. But how do I send and get mails from a mail program e.g. Thunderbird. I know ...
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Thunderbird cannot sync with Gmail after logging in, given that the TFA is on

I have installed Thunderbird version 78.13 on my MX-Linux 21 KDE. Given that my Gmail account uses Two-factor Authentication, my email client cannot establish a connection to the IMAP server. It ...
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Could not connect to mail server in thunderbird in MX Linux 21

I have installed Thunderbird version 78.13.0 in my MX Linux 21. I am having issues with this app recently because its connection with the server always gets timed out. Whenever I refresh the mails, I ...
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Run Thunderbird in Background in KDE [duplicate]

I am using MX Linux 21 KDE on my laptop. I switched to Thunderbird for email activity recently. However, I could not find a viable approach that would make Thunderbird run in the background. What I ...
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Thunderbird spends an hour downloading every time I start it

I have just set up thunderbird on ubuntu 20.04 to use my work exchange setup (that also needs OAuth 2 and MFA). It set up ok but I have two problems. After spending an hour or so downloading and ...
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Mark messages unread as unread in Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird (78.13.0) suddenly shows all messages as read, - unread messages are no longer with bold face and no messages show up with I press "Unread" with the "Quick Filter&...
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How to allow Thunderbird to receive local mail (from apps to the user/root) while in offline mode?

I'd like to have Thunderbird running on Debian10/KDE in Offline mode (mostly for security and privacy purposes but also to not receive any other mails) but still be able to receive mails to the user ...
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How to check and control background processes/task in Mozilla Thunderbird?

Is there a way to monitor (and kill) Thunderbird processes/tasks like how one would do that in Chrome's task manager (pressing Shift+Esc)? My experience is very choppy, and would prefer to do any ...
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How to minimize Thunderbird to tray in GNU/Linux/Debian?

How can one minimize Thunderbird to the tray bar in Debian 10/KDE? Using bintray didn't work when trying to install it (sudo apt-get install birdtray) I get: The following packages have unmet ...
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web links broken again in thunderbird 78.11.0 on Debian

Anyone know how to get the latest Thunderbird working with the latest Firefox on Linux, so that when you click on a link in an email a browser tab opens the selected URL? In the recent Thunderbird 78....
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remove the remote content warning in thunderbird

Thunderbird pats itself on the back for not loading external content and protecting your privacy, but at the same time has a bright yellow notification bar tempting you constantly to do exactly that: ...
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Problem when running Thunderbird from app launcher

I'm having an issue with Thunderbird. I created a shortcut in the app launcher but when I start Thunderbird from there it doesn't download any email and the folders are empty. It works fine when ...
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How to format text replies with ">" prefix

I sometimes receive an HTML email that I want to reply to as text with a ">" prefix. When I do a text reply what Thunderbird does is prefix the entire paragraph with a single ">&...
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pEP - Decrypt-on-sending, filters and Tbird

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS with Thunderbird. Since the last set of upgrades to Thunderbird I am getting "Applying filter pEp-Decrypt-on-Sending failed. Would you like to continue applying ...
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Different PGP public keys vs program used

I create a pair keyring with the new embedded tool from Thunderbird and export it into a file (.asc by default and readable). Then I import these keys with gpg, finally I export again these keys with ...
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suppress debian forced updates / two competing (?) update programs

A few years ago I switched from Linux Mint to Debian and noticed that there seem to be two perhaps competing 'software and update' programs in the gui. The one looks like this: and the other like ...
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How to configure claws mail to work with outlook?

I have the servers and ports of the smtp/imap/pop3, but claws cant connect to receive or send mail, it says there is a timeout error. I was working with thunderbird, but suddenly it stops to receive/...
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Prevent Thunderbird from downloading old messages

After reinstalling the email client Thunderbird and configuring my email account using IMAP, Thunderbird starts to download all old messages. Judging from the time it takes it seems like entire ...
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thunderbird: force encoding for all composed emails to unicode

I am using thunderbird 68.8. on Debian 10. I have received an email in HTML format, with what looks to be greek ISO encoding (iso-8859-7) When I click reply, the composed email is automatically set to ...
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Email tag synchronization through Microsoft Exchange server

My email provider operates a Microsoft Exchange server through which I send and receive email, using Thunderbird (on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS). I do this both on a desktop computer and on a separate laptop. ...
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How to import secret key on OpenGPG smartcard (copied from one machine/OS to another)?

I run a couple of PCs and they both multi-boot into more than one OS (Win10/Linux{Devuan}/FreeBSD & Win10/Linux{Devuan} respectively). I use Thunderbird + Enigmail (sticking with Version 68.x of ...
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How can I prevent thunderbird to start if the profile is missing?

I don't want thunderbird to start if a profile (folder) is missing. This works in my "old" thunderbird installation (68.10.0), however on a new machine it automatically creates the missing ...
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Thunderbird: specify handler for opening file and arguments

In Thunderbird, I can set handler for opening files for given extension. Preferences -> Attachements I have specified I want to use /usr/bin/mpv for opening wav files. And I see that my ...
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Thunderbird: launch browser directly, instead via gio-launch-desktop

When I click on URL link in Thunderbird, instead of opening the link in browser directly, it calls gio-launch-desktop which in turns then starts a browser. I am sure there must be some option in ...
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How to disable Thunderbird's internal web browser?

I don't remember how the program behaved on Windows, but on Linux pressing Enter for a feed item (with a Website field) always opens the Thunderbird's internal browser, while clicking the URL launches ...
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How to connect Thunderbird to a strong password manager?

The password manager integrated within the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail program is apparently a little outdated, using 70s crypto (3DES) for storing passwords with a master password, even though there ...
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what is gio-launch-desktop and why does Thunderbird use it to open links in default browser

In my Thunderbird preferences, I have set chromium as default browser: network.protocol-handler.app.https /usr/bin/chromium network.protocol-handler.app.http /usr/bin/chromium But when I ...
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Thunderbird/X11 - pasting images from clipboard/primary selection fails unless I first paste to libreoffice

If I do a screenshot to clipboard like this: xsnap -png -stdout | xclip -selection primary -t image/png .....then a middle-mouse-button-paste to thunderbird yields a binary paste starting with '�PNG ...
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peg thunderbird to older version or install a second instance

I am thinking of trying the thunderbird add-on torbirdy The problem is, it only works up to Thunderbird version 60.2.1 from October 2018. I am running Debian Buster which updates Thunderbird ...
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Identical execve causes "Permission denied" for one program but not another

Permission denied shows up when I try to open some attachment in Thunderbird. Yet, it doesn't look as a Thunderbird bug, because when I strace the process I see it issues the correct call. Yet it ...
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How can I set file permissions for new files in Maildir?

So I run debian 10 through VMbox on win10. I am setting up an email server right now and the things that won't let me turn in this quest is that I can't receive mail from the internet though I can ...
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Thunderbird spellcheck does not mark some misspellings

When using spellcheck in Thunderbird, I can add a word into custom dictionary, so that Thunderbird does not consider it as misspelling next time. But how can I do the opposite? For some reason, ...
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Thunderbird: remove "Customize from Address" from the identities list when sending email

When Thunderbird has several identities configured, normally the default identity is used when sending email. But other identity can be selected by clicking on the default address next to "From&...
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Thunderbird spellcheck does not work sometimes when replying to message

I am using automatic spellcheck in Thunderbird v68.8 on Debian Buster (misspelled words are automatically underlined) it works reliably when I create a new empty message but when I am replying to a ...
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Thunderbird: change "selected" tags background color

I have defined tags, with colors: grep 'mailnews.tags.' prefs.js user_pref("mailnews.tags.test.color", "#f2a064"); user_pref("mailnews.tags.test.tag", "TEST"); ...
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Thunderbird: move Quick Filter Toolbar to main panel

When I open the "customize" menu in Thunderbird, I can add or remove the items from the toolbar. This way, I can reorder the buttons "write", "reply", "reply all", or remove them altogether. The ...
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thunderbird: different color for new email, when I am only a "cc" recipient, instead of regular "to" recipient

Is there a way to use different color for new email in inbox, when I am only a "cc/bcc" recipient, instead of regular "to" recipient ? I am alredy using custom color for new emails in inbox. This is ...
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Thunderbird: nsemail and nscopy files left in /tmp

I am using Thunderbird 68 on Debian. For any email that I send, Thunderbird creates temp files in /tmp: /tmp/nsmail.tmp /tmp/nsmail-1.tmp /tmp/nsmail-2.tmp /tmp/nscopy.tmp /tmp/nscopy-1.tmp Not ...
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share - send via email in Dolphin does not work

I'm using KDE Plasma with Mozilla Thunderbird as my default email client and I realized that when I right click a file in Dolphin and select Share - Send via email, I get an error popup titled Error -...
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How can I uninstall the WeTransfer extension in Thunderbird?

I'm using Thunderbird 68.4.1 (64-Bit) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Since 2019 it comes stock with 'FileLink for WeTransfer', which I deactived immediately but I'd like to get rid of it completely. ...
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How to transplant Mozilla Thunderbird profile folder from Windows 8.1 to Xubuntu

I have recovered my Mozilla Thunderbird profile folder from a now defunct Windows 8.1 installation. I tried to a copy it into a new installation on my newly setup machine running Xubuntu 18.04.3 - in ...
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Thunderbird 68: CSS to change Quote Colours

in older Thunderbird, I used the addon "QuoteColors", which nicely color quoted text in emails. With Thunderbird 68, this addon is no loner compatible, so I am trying to achieve the same with css: ...
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How is the best way to debug an AppArmor syntax error?

Recently I upgraded Debian, from Stretch (v9x) to Buster (v10.2). Now in Thunderbird (package v68.3.0) when I click a link in an email, my browser (FireFox, v71.0, downloaded, i.e. not packaged) won't ...
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Thunderbird: change color in compose window

I know Thunderbird UI is highly customizable through UserChrome.css. For example, changing the color of the window bar can be done easily: menubar, toolbar, nav-bar, #TabsToolbar > *{ ...
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install Thunderbird extension globally

in Thunderbird, I can go to Add-ons manager, search for extension, and click on Add to Thunderbird to install it. But I have multiple Thunderbird profiles, and installing every extension in every ...
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How to change date format in Thunderbird

The date format in the date column (inbox folder) is as follow: dd-mm-yy hh:mm. The problem is that when displaying emails from days or months represented by a single digit it messes up the alignment ...
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