Questions tagged [thunderbird]

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

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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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Fedoras default thunderbird-bug does not allow opening attachments in edit mode

On any Fedora (but a least not for all other distributions) in the preinstalled thunderbird-version it is not possible to open an attachement of a e-mail in edit-modus (e.g. you are currently writing ...
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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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import of mail folders by Thundersbird

My company is no longer supporting our Linux mail server (all will be handled by gmail). Over the years I've run many mail clients on the Linux server: elm, alpine, squirrelMail, roundCube. My most ...
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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: sorting of email address suggestions when composing email

On Ubuntu 20.04, I make use of Thunderbird 68.10 with the TbSync add-in (plus the Provider for Exchange ActiveSync add-in) to synchronise my contact database (address book) in Thunderbird, and that ...
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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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How to prevent Thunderbird from showing an additional shared folder as child of the actual shared folder?

I am running cyrus imapd as IMAP server, and I am using Thunderbird as email client software (MUA). In general, everything works very well, but I have a cosmetic problem which is driving me mad since ...
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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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How to view all messages in certain mailbox folder in Cyrus imapd?

I am currently planning to move several IMAP mailboxes from an old server to a new one. On both servers, Cyrus imapd serves these mailboxes. I have thoroughly evaluated my options and have come to the ...
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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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Re-enter credentials in Lightning(thunderbird)

I have a calendar setup from a CalDav server in Thunderbird/Lightning. Normally it works fine, but a couple of hours ago I needed to restart thunderbird (actually rebooted the machine, but that's ...
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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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How do users receive update warnings in Thunderbird?

Thunderbird 78 rises the following warning on Gentoo Linux and likely on other distributions too. I can not remember that I changed anything on my system until the message came up. I suppose that ...
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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 stopped working - Manjaro i3

The title pretty much says it all. At some point I couldn't start thunderbird anymore and I get this error. Inconsistency detected by ld.so: ../sysdeps/x86_64/dl-machine.h: 541: ...
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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 and dovecot interaction causing dovecot crashes due to folder content move. How do I stop the move

I have a small Raspberry Pi running raspbian stable which is my home server for mail. It runs a Dovecot/Postfix combination. On my desktop machine I read my mail using Thunderbird on linux. I ...
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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 using 100% of CPU on debian / RaspberryPi 4

I have a raspberry pi 4, not overclocked (so 4x1.5GHz) running raspbian lite (with bare XFCE4 on top). I'm starting thunderbird using ssh -X forwarding (but this happens on a physical display aswell). ...
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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) ...
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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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configuring thunderbird to run a given executable on each email recieved as an alias

On my Linux/Debian/Sid/x86-64 desktop ours.starynkevitch.net my favorite graphical MUA is thunderbird version 68.2 I don't want to install an MTA locally then use procmail. My thunderbird is ...
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Configure TLS cipher negotiation priority in Firefox/Thunderbird

Is it possible to configure TLS cipher negotiation priority in Firefox/Thunderbird by choosing the most secure which is available on both sides? Now the situation is that even if TLSv1.3 is available ...
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How to compact folders in Thunderbird automatically?

I want to make sure folders are compacted regularly, but I don't ever want to see that prompt again. Is this possible?
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Fedora Thunderbird language

----------------------------- OS: Fedora release 30 (Thirty) x86_64 Host: Latitude 5580 Kernel: 5.1.8-300.fc30.x86_64 Uptime: 6 hours, 52 mins Shell: zsh 5.7.1 Resolution: 1920x1080 DE: KDE WM:...