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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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etc/hosts and Firefox

Today I started having long initial load times for Firefox, Thunderbird and running sudo commands. A Reddit post helpfully diagnosed this as an issue with my /etc/hosts file containing the wrong ...
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Safety of thunderbird credentials with Firefox and websites with file-browsing scripts on Linux

I'd like to set up an instance of Thunderbird on a Fedora VM (with a VPN). I want it to use ONLY an alias I have set up with the email providers. But I will still have to use my real credentials to ...
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Using HTML from webserver in Thunderbird email signature

I want to insert html from a webserver as an email signature, but the UI doesn't allow it directly. I tried creating a local HTML with an iframe that sources the remote content, but thunderbird isn't ...
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Can we use bi-key authentication with dovecot & thunderbird?

I run the dovecot imap server and use thunderbird as frontend. The access is password protected, and I see zillion login attempts with leaked passwords. I would like to switch to bi-key authentication ...
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Make Thunderbird fully portable

I downloaded and installed Thunderbird in a specific folder(non default, using tar). I set the --profile argument to point the profile to a specific folder. Also created a a new profile and set as ...
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How to backup Thunderbird to mbox for use with the Pine or Alpine e-mail client?

How should the mbox backup from Thunderbird show? Perhaps there's a validation tool? First screen: ALPINE 2.25 FOLDER LIST ...
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How to configure Thunderbird for local offline usage?

How would Thunderbird send such a message? nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ swaks --to [email protected] --from [email protected] --server localhost === ...
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In Thunderbird, searching a word on the top field (Ctrl-K) lists me two messages extracts. But when I click on any, it doesn't show it

I'm using the Thunderbird that Debian 12 currently maintains by default. It's the version 115.3 currently. When I do a search on the top field of Thunderbird, where a Crtl-K is shown, I type: zeppelin,...
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hunspell dictionary not recognized in Thunderbird 102, when installed as Debian package

On Debian 12, I have installed additional language hunspell dictionaries: But when I start Thunderbird 102, it does not see them. When I click on Languages, it only offers the default English (United ...
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Any successor to “Open all links” of Thunderbird?

For the ancient Thunderbird 1.5, there was an add-on “Open all links”, which, according to its description, opened “all http(s) links in an e-mail message with a single click”. A development of this ...
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Thunderbird does not honor the configured archive location if it's an IMAP folder on another account

I have my mail archives on a local IMAP server (to easily backup them and to not be dependent on a certain mail client) If I configure another IMAP account to use a folder on this local IMAP account ...
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Systemd - Thunderbird - Start minimized without change of focus

I start thunderbird after login, using sytemd service unit file for user: [Unit] Description=Email Service [Service] TimeoutStartSec=0 ExecStartPre=sleep 300 Environment="LC_TIME=en_DK.UTF-8&...
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Can't move opened e-mails in Thunderbird

I recently upgraded Thunderbird to version 115.0.1 and since then, the MOVE TO dropdown doesn't work when I am reading an e-mail. I am referring to this option: When I browse my e-mails (without ...
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Thunderbird unable to save file to PDF in gnome google drive

I am having a weird issue, whereby if I want to save an email through print to PDF from Thunderbird to the Gnome managed google drive mounted drive it doesn´t work. It simply returns back to the ...
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Convert Thunderbird IMAP mail folder to maildir

I currently use mu4e with a maildir storage format as my email client. I used to use Thunderbird with an old Outlook based email account for work, using IMAP. In my .thunderbird directory tree, I can ...
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How to only download the most recent emails on Thunderbird

I just downloaded Thunderbird and signed into my email however it started downloading emails from 2005. I only want to download/sync the most recent emails. I can't seem to find a way to do this. I ...
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Thunderbird TbSync plugin not compatible... but compatible?

OS: Ubuntu/Linux 20.04 Thunderbird: 102.2.2 My calendar stopped working, and it appears that the reason for that is that the TbSync plugin is not compatible with TB 102.2.2. No updates of the plugin ...
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Debian-Thunderbird: set 2-factor authentication for a GMX account

I have just added this functionality to an e-mail account and can't get Thunderbird to authenticate, the error message is "The server does not support the selected authentication method" so ...
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unignore a thread / subthread in thunderbird

As per this query at mozilla, I accidentally hit some keys and a stop sign, circle with a red line through it, appeared next to y user and I then could no longer see any emails arriving from him with ...
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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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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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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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