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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
408 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
176 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
137 views

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.
1
vote
2answers
75 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
244 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
42 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
100 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

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?
1
vote
1answer
110 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
816 views

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) ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
241 views

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.. ...
0
votes
1answer
875 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
78 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
89 views

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: ...
0
votes
1answer
277 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
318 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
94 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
113 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
42 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
81 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
95 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

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): ...
0
votes
0answers
90 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
240 views

Transfer all messages of thunderbird with windows 7 to thunderbird ubuntu 14.04?

How can I transfer all messages and contacts of thunderbird with windows 7 to thunderbird ubuntu 14.04? I know that have a free app called mozbackup. But it don't works with linux. There a way ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

How to run Thunderbird in the background?

I want to get instant notifications for new emails and I don't want to install and configure an extra program for that. Thunderbird shows notifications, so does Gmail webapp. But both of them work ...
2
votes
0answers
104 views

How to get Gmail-like labels in Thunderbird

Is there a way to get Gmail labels shown in Thunderbird properly? That is, a label next to the subject.
0
votes
0answers
20 views

How to exclude recipients from recipient list from composition window in thunderbird 24

I want to compose a mail and send it to a list (e.g. with 20 addresses) and remove A and B from the list of recipients? How can I do that (as easy as possible) from the composition window? I search ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

How to setup a portable mail aggregator with web UI?

I want to setup a mail collector, imap server and web mail viewer on my portable quantal ubuntu, and need some guidances to exactly which components is best and most efficient to serve the purpose. ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Clicking on gmail from panel indicator opens new window instead of restoring

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and I have Gmail installed as a web app. When the app is minimised, and I click on Gmail from the Panel Mail Indicator, it opens a new window instead of restoring the ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Thunderbird links not opening 2nd instance of Google Chrome if Chrome already open

When clicking on a link in an email in Thunderbird the link should be opened in a new tab in Google Chrome but if Google Chrome is already open it opens up a 2nd instance of Google Chrome and then ...
0
votes
0answers
383 views

Ubuntu 14.04 lots of software not working anymore

So I made a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit, but a lot of programs do not work even they came with the Ubuntu install. Firefox does not start, neither from launcher nor from terminal ...
0
votes
0answers
627 views

Thunderbird won't show any alert or notification for events

I have searched but no chance. I'm using lightning on Ubuntu 14.04 and the reminder is not working. It won't show any alert messsage, a popup, a notification and even won't play any sound to remind ...
0
votes
1answer
436 views

Thunderbird stuck at “Checking password…”

I hope it's not improper to post a question about Thunderbird on here, but I didn't find their site too helpful. The other day my Thunderbird stopped syncing with my email. I've tried everything I ...
1
vote
0answers
632 views

Postfix/SSL/Dovecote - can't send email

I know this looks similar to other questions on this forum, but they don't seem to be the same core problem as the one I'm experiencing. I'm running Ubunto 14.04 LTS, and I have postfix, dovecote ...
0
votes
0answers
467 views

How to setup Thunderbird Email Client 12.04 LTS?

I want to setup and use Thunderbird. Currently, I use Microsoft's Outlook Mail. I don't know the POP or IMAP of Outlook to setup Thunderbird, and to push mail from Outlook to Thunderbird. Is it ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Thunderbird LDAP entry formats

I have Thunderbird working with an LDAP-connected address book. Entries are successfully looked up, but they appear like this: "BOB.BOBSON" <bob.bobson@foo.com> instead of this: Bob Bobson ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Permissions of Locale

I trialled a Japanese keyboard for ibus, but later decided to remove it. However, Japanese characters still pop up all over the place - including in Mozilla Thunderbird and the Terminal. Why will it ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

How to retrieve lost profile in thunderbird?

I have lost my emails and my email profile when i went to the terminal and sudo thunderbird restart. When i opened it my whole profile and email was dissapeared. i seemed to have lost them all. how ...
1
vote
1answer
886 views

Unable to Delete Email Messages in Thunderbird

In Thunderbird 24.0.0 I am unable to delete emails using any of the following methods: Delete key Right click, Delete Message Right click, Move To -> Trash Manually dragging a message to the trash ...