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Mozilla Thunderbird Error (38.5.1)

During launch of the application I get the following error: Unable to load address book file abook.mab. It may be read-only, or locked by another application. Please try again later. If I skip it, ...
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I can't send libre office document as attachments

On a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1, with thunderbird 38.5.1, a revision of LibreOffice 4.2, LO 4.4.7.2 and LO 5.04.2 fail to attach documents from the File|Send|Email ... options. Thunderbird's ...
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Can't upgrade manually installed package

Sometime ago I manually reverted to an old version of Thunderbird (31.6). I now want to upgrade to the latest stable version. Synaptic says I'm on 1.38.5, which I am not. apt-get install thunderbird ...
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.pdf email attachment sent from Thunderbird is not showing in Outlook

With Ubuntu 12.4 when I am sending a pdf attachment with Thunderbird to a client who is using MS Outlook, client is complaining that he is not getting any attachment, but in my sent items attachment ...
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Thunderbird notification on KDE system tray

Is there any way to have Thunderbird notification on KDE system tray. by Running it in Ubuntu, it doesn't bring any icon in KDE system tray. I use Ubuntu 14.04 with KDE
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Thunderbird does not preserve profile's language packs enabled status

I need to access the same Thunderbird profile from both Windows and Ubuntu. On Windows 7, it's Thunderbird version 38 (I think?) whereas the Ubuntu version is 44 (from the thunderbird-next PPA). ...
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Thunderbird crashed after installing Lightning

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and have decided to start using Thunderbird. It worked well, only complaint that it kept on asking me for the master password for every account that I have every time I ...
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Not getting all mails in Thunderbird

I just added my account in Thunderbird in a new machine using POP3 that keeps my mail in my computer. But the problem is that I am not getting my mails which I have received earlier, it is only ...
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Clearing out Thunderbird on Ubuntu

I installed thunderbird on Ubuntu and started downloading emails via POP just to have a backup on my local machine. I downloaded about half of all the emails and then it said no more new emails and ...
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Thunderbird does not start after setting master password

After noticing that I could just click a button to see all the passwords for my mail accounts I decided it would be good practice to set a master password. However when I try to start Thunderbird ...
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Attach a file in Thunderbird from SMB network share

I user came to me saying that he could not attach a file in Thunderbird. As I tried to show me the steps he did : Open Thunderbird Write a new message Attach a file Select his network share (a ...
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Thunderbird prompts Outgoing server (SMTP) smtp.gmail.com failed message

I am using elementary OS Freya 0.3 (though the problem i guess is not strictly change), i am facing problem with sending mail via thunderbird email client using Gmail. I am receiving emails with no ...
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No new mail notification for main icon of Thunderbird in unity-panel [duplicate]

Thunderbird is open but the main icon in unity-panel doesn't show that I received an email. I would like that icon change when I receive an email. Take a look at screenshot. When I receive an ...
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Thunderbird : email notification and unity-panel icon

Problems: The main icon in unity-panel doesn't change when I receive an email. There is no pop up. System setting: Thunderbird is open. Sound notification works. Messaging Menu and Unity ...
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Thunderbird ignores locale

I just added another user account to my 15.10 machine (Unity Desktop). My first account had an English locale set, which worked correctly everywhere: $ locale LANG=en_GB.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en_US:en ...
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How to fix broken executable?

I ran a clamscan and got back the following: $ clamscan --detect-broken=yes --scan-mail=yes -i -r ~/ /home/me/.thunderbird/u3mrythv.default/training.dat: Heuristics.Broken.Executable FOUND ...
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Change time format for Thunderbird Lightning

Since I recently switched my system language to english (United States), the time format of my Thunderbird Lightning plugin switched from the 24 hour format to the 12 hour format. Is there any ...
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Spelling correction like swift/swype

I like typing and type with ten fingers since 20 years. Sometimes I make mistakes or don't know the correct spelling of a word. I like the swype-app in android phones. I am very fast although I use ...
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Thunderbird, Lightning published calendar not updating on server

I'm not getting much traction on this question in the Mozilla/Thunderbird support forum. Maybe the askubuntu users can help ... I have successfully published my calendar to a WebDAV server, and ...
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How to recover/undelete a deleted task in Thunderbird (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

I'vedeleted a Thunderbird task in which I've wrote some important notes (delete button, inside the open task window). Now I want to recover the Thunderbird task in order to get the notes. Is there a ...
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Datafiles in Thunderbird Mail for backup/export [duplicate]

I am a novice user of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit) using kernel 3.19.0.42-generic. I have had multiple problems with older kernels - probably of my own making! I was unable to login with these older ...
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Events in Thunderbird 38.5.0

Somehow I have hidden or removed my events or tasks (I'm not sure what it was called). I cannot find it anywhere.
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Can I drag and drop from Evince to Thunderbird?

Sometimes I want to attach a PDF to an email in Thunderbird. I can drag and drop from Nautilus to Thunderbird, but if I already have the PDF open in Evince, it's nice not to have to hunt down its ...
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Thunderbird opening links in Chrome starts a new version!

Chrome is set to my default browser. I am on 15.10. When I click on a link in TB it opens a second version of chrome...but does not go to the link page! If I make FF the default or Chromium the ...
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Read the first message after opening multiple messages

It seems there is not an active support for thunderbird, so I am going to list my question here instead. When opening multiple messages like this (usually it's a conversation): It opens up into 26 ...
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replacement for slow thunderbird / Lightning on Ubuntu

I'm tired with slow, unusable Thunderbird (after disabling Lightning it works normally). I know there is a lot of answers trying to speed it up - I didn't find any that fix the problem in a long term, ...
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Thunderbird default theme not displayed correctly in ubuntu 14.04

L.S., The default theme in Mozilla Thunderbird is supposed to 'integrate' with unity, in the sense that it takes over the colors of the chosen gtk theme. This, however, is not working in my case; ...
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Force Thunderbird to open ALL links in Chrome?

I have set Chrome as default Internet browser. But Thunderbird still chooses to open some links in Chrome and some in Firefox. Can I force Thunderbird to open all links in Chrome only?
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Low resolution icons in user config directories overwriting default icons

Few icons appears in my Unity Dash and launcher in very low resolution. I found that is because some icons in ~/.thunderbird directory are been used instead of the ones in /usr/share/.. directories. ...
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How can I use my backup of Thunderbird

I read "How do I back up Thunderbird emails?" from here. How can I use it again when the account will be deleted from Thunderbird or change the operating system?
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How to schedule emails with varying content?

I recently moved to Ubuntu 14.04 and encounter my first problems. I would like to create a schedule for automatic email transmission. I'm running some queries every morning via cron which are saved as ...
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Thunderbird performance

I'm running down a performance issue on a Dell GX620 with a dual core processor, 2gb of RAM, and a drive for booting and a separate drive for swapping (both SATA). I've installed Ubuntu 15.10, 64-bit ...
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Firefox and Thunderbird will not launch - no known changes leading up to this event

After months of troublefree operation I started my computer to find that I cannot launch either Firefox or Thunderbird. dad@dad-Extensa-5235:~$ firefox Could not stat private per-user gnome ...
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Thunderbird pop-up notifications?

I have Thunderbird set up so that I will receive a notification when I get an email, but all I get is the sound notification. Is there any way I can get a pop up with a preview of the message like I ...
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Thunderbird 38.3.0 on Ubuntu 15.04 - Cannot connect to gmail server

Linux LCP22 laptop, 64bit Ubuntu 15.04. Thunderbird 38.3 & Firefox 42.0 I am new to Ubuntu & command terminal use. My problem seemed to start around 20 Oct. Initially is seemed the problem ...
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Thunderbird: highlight my mails in mailing-lists

I would like to see my mails highlighted in thunderbird if the current folder belongs to a mailing list. I know how to do this manually, but I would like an automated way. I don't want this feature ...
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Is it possible to enable paste in the pin entry in thunderbird?

As Evolution does not support TLS Client Certificate Authentication, I have switched to using Thunderbird. I also use gpg encryption. As my pgp pin is rather long, I store it in a password manager. ...
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How to retain Enigmail/OpenPGP passphrase with Kubuntu?

I am using Enigmail with Thunderbird to crypt my emails and I would like it to retain my passphrase for some time. In Enigmail settings it is possible to set a duration to memorize the passphrase. ...
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How to Back Up Account in Thunderbird

I have a Thunderbird account installed on windows pc, I am planning to use my new computer with Ubuntu. The problem is that I don't know how to back up my Thunderbird account, I might lost all the ...
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Enigmail doesn't work with 15.10

I just updated to 15.10 and enigmail doesn't work anymore. Before, when sending an email, it asked me for the passphrase, and everything was fine. Now, it just says "Error - wrong passphrase" and ...
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Fixing ics calendar network subscriptions w/ Thunderbird 38.3. and Lightning 4.0.3

This morning at boot time, TB+Lightning woke up to to zero calendar instead of its regular 2, on my Ubuntu 14.04.3 box. The 2 calendar -.ics files are located on an NTFS-3g partition different from ...
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Thunderbird: Lightning calendar extension not translated

I'm using Mozilla's Thunderbird with thunderbird-locale-de and xul-ext-lightning for calendaring. Unfortunately, the lightning extension seems not to be translated - while the rest of thunderbird is. ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 changed gpg

I just updated to Ubuntu 15.10 and now I can't do pgp encryptions for my E-mails with the Thunderbird add-on, enigmail. I also tried to encrypt using the Evolution email client, but that doesn't work ...
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When a mailto link is clicked I want to go do straight to the new mail message

If a mail to link is clicked I want to go do straight to the new mail message. This is what should be expected so this is what should happen. Same question was also asked at How can I make ...
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Exchange Calandar in Thunderbird read-only

I am running ubuntu 14.04 lts 64bit, and having a problem with the exchange calander. I have installed the addons lightning and v3.4.0.xpi typed in the https: I received my IT Dept. all worked fine ...
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Can not send an email to thunderbird on a local server using PHP and postfix

This is my code for sending an email from my website that is run on a local server ( I have postfix on my computer): <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <form action="email.php" method="post"> ...
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Thunderbird calendar does not get synced with meeting invites

I have recently migrated from mac to ubuntu. I am trying to set up Microsoft exchange email client on ubuntu. All the things are working just fine except calendar on thunderbird. I don't see meeting ...
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Thunderbird freezes after updated to 38.3.0

I use Ubuntu 14.04 , after I updated thunderbird to 38.3.0, it freezes after a while of opening it , any idea how to fix this without losing my current setting?
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How can I get Thunderbird to compact folders?

I recently deleted a large number of old e-mails from both my online e-mail accounts and from my Thunderbird local folders. I have now only about 10 e-mails between my online accounts and my local ...
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Thunderbird has lost its profile following the most recent Ubuntu update. How can I fix this?

Following the most recent standard Ubuntu update, Thunderbird lost all of my e-mails and e-mail account configurations. My ~/home/user/.thunderbirddirectory is intact. How can I get Thunderbird to ...