Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail and news client. It is Ubuntu's default e-mail client since 11.10.

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how do I fix thunderbird so I dont have to be root to start it -ubuntu 14.04

when I've installed thunderbird, I've stuffed up the permissions somehow and now only 'sudo thundebird' will work. It used to be ok but I must have got a bit to experimental. I dont no anything about ...
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Thunderbird with Lightning and Google provider no longer working?

I'm using Thunderbird 31.1.12, Lightning 3.3.1 with Provider for Google Calendar 1.0.1 in Ubuntu 14.04 When I try to add my google calendars, I select 'Create new calendar'> 'On my Network'> and ...
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Changes in local storage not reflecting in the Thunderbird mail client

I am trying to make changes to INBOX file in the local machine in the profile folder and trying to see if the changes are seen when the thunderbird mail client is open. But I am not seeing any ...
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Duplicate events on Thunderbird Lightning

It seems that Google have stepped up security and provider for Google Calendar requires a popup authentication like "Online Accounts". As soon as I did authorise the calendar, I ended up with ...
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Remove conflicting stuff thunderbird

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and am using Thunderbird for my mail. The thing is I wasn't getting the notification sound to play, After Googling and viewing multiple posts, I installed what the ...
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How to get the mail indicator to always work for Thunderbird?

I have just set up my email addresses to Thunderbird. I would like to get notifications and make icon blue when I get new mails even if I don't have Thunderbird open. How do I achieve this?
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Ubuntu 14.04 no email account

I thought by installing Ubuntu alongside windows I could use both windows desktop + ubuntu. I deleted Thunderbird; could not get it to work but now have no default email. It's blank. How do I get ...
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thunderbird mail contacts backup

Do you know how I can back up my address book in Thunderbird mail. I want to be able to make a back up of my address book in case my computer crashes and I loose all my email contacts. I have managed ...
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Why doesn't POP3 work when IMAP works in Thunderbird?

I'm trying to setup my hotmail account on Thunderbird but it just won't work... I've tried with IMAP and that works fine. But I want to use POP3. To be sure that my information is correct, i have ...
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Outgoing mail doesn't work

Recently started migrating to Ubuntu from windows where my email services worked fine. I set up my mail utility using Thunderbird. It receives mail ok (POP3) but won't send. I get the following error ...
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No longer able to move messages in Thunderbird using HUD in Ubuntu 14.04

I used to use the HUD in Thunderbird to move email messages to different folders. I found this a useful feature in Ubuntu 12.04 as I have a lot of email folders and it is quicker to use the HUD than ...
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Force thunderbird open attachments read-only

I asked help already in mozilla forums: [...] it seems, that since the update to v31 Thunderbird does not open attachments as read-only (at least on my installs) and you can edit and save ...
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Can't send email with Thunderbird and Gmail

I configured my Gmail account in Ubuntu 14.04 with Thunderbird. I only can receive mail but cannot send it. I am looking for a solution but with basic configuration it is not possible. Version of ...
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Firefox “email link” doesn't give Thunderbird window focus

Ubuntu 14.04 FF 32.0 Thunderbird 31.0 When on a web page, one can perform File -- Email Link. Ever since upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04, Firefox will send the link to Thunderbird, but will not give the new ...
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Understand Mozilla Thunderbird folders in Ubuntu

I want to delete all files which are in the "outgoing" and "drafts" folder of a certain email (IMAP) account in my Thunderbird. Obviously it will by located in the /home/username/.thunderbird folder. ...
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Display thunderbird unread count docky gnome

I was wondering if it's possible to display the unread e-mail's count on the Thunderbird icon on my Docky bar. I am using ubuntu gnome and already have tried multiple things which include: ...
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migrate from Thunderbird to Evolution without re-downloading IMAP mails

I have about 3GB mails hold for offline usage in my thunderbird and it would take quite a while on a slow iinternet connection to re-download them all again in evolution. Is there a way to install ...
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How to import messages from certain date into Thunderbird

I have a e-mail archive in mbox format and need to import messages newer than the certain date to the Thunderbird. As I don't see any such option in Thunderbird itself and the only add-in I've found ...
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Number of new messages disappears at launcher icon when parameter 'mail.identity.id1.fcc_folder' is set to new value

As soon as I change the default value for mail.identity.id1.fcc_folder to the Inbox, the small box with the number of new messages on launcher icon disappears and is never shown again. ...
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All fonts look weird in emails and on websites, how can I fix this? [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu and my fonts look weird on website and in emails. Below are some screenshots of thunderbird and chromium. The problem occurs in the following programs: Chromium Firefox ...
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How do I export Outlook 2013 mails and contacts to Thunderbird?

I would like to export all of my emails and all of my contacts from Outlook 2013 to Thunderbird on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I do not want to install Thunderbird on Windows to do this.
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Thunderbird does not wrap text in 14.04

In 14.04, I notice that while composing Thunderbird has stopped wrapping text, and it is annoying to have to use to 'enter' to see the whole mail on screen without having to scroll horizontally!! I ...
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Remove Thunderbird from the indicator-messages

Ubuntu 14.04. I accidentally started Thunderbird once, I do not use it. Now I cannot remove Thunderbird from the indicator-messages menu. As per the doc, I have tried to: copy the file ...
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reject mail with attachment and show a message instead

I'm new in term of linux environment and I really want to know if my problem have a solution or not. So, I have the horde groupware installed, and the users could send email normally, but I want to ...
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How to send personalized eMails to members of a contact-list in Thunderbird

I'd like to send a personalized eMail to all members of a given contact-list in Thunderbird. For example I'd like to write Dear [[[Title]]] [[[LastName]]], Which is then (depneding on the current ...
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Evolution crashes when creating new folder

I have checked if the above mentioned item is already answered but none were found. Hence creating a question here. I am Thunderbird user until last week. Start of this week I decided to try Evolution ...
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No new mail notification in Thunderbird

I am using Thunderbird 31 on Ubuntu. I set up my accounts and then I closed Thunderbird. But I'm not getting any notification. Is there any add-on I need?
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Thunderbird problem

I get the following message when I click on GetMail. However, the inbox is already empty. I also get a similar message when I try to delete a message "The folder Inbox is full, and can't hold any ...
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Problem setting up Thunderbird on 14.04.1 install

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 and am trying to set up Thunderbird (31.0). I follow the usual setup (I have done this many times in the last few months on 12.04 and on another machine with 14.04) ...
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How to synchronize 'Saved Searches' to an other Thunderbird instance

The Saved Searches of Thunderbird are really a nice feature. Normally I'm working on several workstations using several Thunderbird instances. Is there a way to synchronize the Saves Searches between ...
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Sync Thunderbird configs across computers

I sync my thunderbird profile folder with owncloud so that I can have the same configs across all my computers. Because of the size of the folder, data sometimes get corrupted or version conflict.. ...
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How to run Thunderbird on startup, minimised? [duplicate]

How can I set Thunderbird to launch automatically in the minimised or hidden-in-Launcher state? First component of problem is starting it. I do not know which 'Command' is needed. Second component ...
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Workspace focus problems

I've been having a problem on my desktop system since 14.04 (or how I've started working) with focus on the workspace. I'm an avid updater, so I'm usually current in my distributions. I generally ...
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Thunderbird: composed email font size?

Is it possible to change the font size for the whole composed e-mail to a specific font size number? i.e. similar to outlook by just highlighting all the document and select a size number. Scenario: ...
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Importing calendar events to Thunderbird in Ubuntu 12.04

In Thunderbird (1:24.6.0 + build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1) with the Lightning add-on (xul-ext-lightning 1:24.6.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1) I need to import calendar events (and I'll ask about contacts and ...
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Thunderbird didn't got the structure of folders in my mail

I’ve installed Ubuntu 14.04 and configured Thunderbird for my mail. My problem is Thunderbird didn't got the structure of the folders in my mail. Thunderbird got all the mails in the Inbox folder. ...
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Local mail in Thunderbird in /var/mail/username

I'm trying to configure Thunderbird to read local mail, as described in the answer in similar question: How read local email in thunderbird? However my mail is stored in /var/mail/username file. ...
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Thunderbird CTRL+n for new message not working anymore

After subscribing to news accounts, CTRL+n says something about a next new message instead of opening a new email. I could restore the functionality by removing the whole news account but is there a ...
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Thunderbird not checking for new mail?

Since the update to kernal 3.13.0.30, Thunderbird 24.6.0 does not check for new mail on my system. I have tried clearing the 'automatically check for new mail', quitting the program, and restarting ...
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Thunderbird selective transmissions

I have been operating well since 1 APRIL. However, since 19June there are some e-mail addresses that I cannot send to. They are signalled gone in SENT BOX but never received at destination. I can ...
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Sogo Connector Addon not working

I just downloaded the sogo connector from http://www.sogo.nu/downloads/frontends.html to sync owncloud contacts with Thunderbird 24.6.0. According to the documentation this should enable the option ...
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Thunderbird opens HTTPS links in Chromium, instead of default browser

I've set the following data in Thunderbird's config editor: network.protocol-handler.app.http;x-www-browser network.protocol-handler.app.https;x-www-browser As soon as I did this, http: links are ...
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Does Enigmail defaultly check keyservers upon receiving signed emails?

How does Enigmail acquire the public key for someone who sends you an encrypted email? Do you have to import it yourself or does it get the key from a keyserver?
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Ubuntu Thunderbird doesn't send anymore all of a sudden (T-Online, SMTP-Error), wrong DNS-Records?

so, here's the thing: an ubuntu-machine (all of a sudden) cannot send emails anymore (using Thunderbird), receiving emails still works. Details: Because the pc has a really weak VGA, I couldn't ...
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Hyperlinks in thunderbird don't work

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 13.10 and links in Thunderbird don't work, i.e. don't launch or open in Firefox. I have double checked that Firefox is still the default browser: >> sudo ...
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Dovecot Postfix not working when using a CA Certificate

I am having a problem switching from using a self signed certificate in Dovecot/Postfix to using one I got from a CA. It is a password protected key and this is my Dovecot ssl config file. ...
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Why do I not have the $MAIL environment variable?

I read that the $MAIL shell environment variable is one of the most common ones, and stores the location of my mailbox file, where my emails are stored. I looked into the /var/spool/mail and ...
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I lost Thunderbird from the Launcher and can't get it back

I am new to Ubuntu, am not very tech savey, and a couple of days ago I installed Kontack on my Ubuntu. About half way through the install my thunderbird icon disappeared from the Launcher on the ...
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BackendLoader Thunderbird 24.5.0 + Ubuntu 13.10

What does BackendLoader do or is good for? When running Thunderbird in Terminal: (process:9142): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion 'sys_page_size == 0' failed (thunderbird:9142): ...
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Upgrading a N130 XP Netbook

I have to replace XP on my aged Samsung N130 netbook,so would like to install ubuntu/kubuntu, and continue to use XP in a virtual machine. The netbook has 1 GB RAM but only one slot, so to upgrade to ...