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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Start Thunderbird in Background

I have a lot of Mailfolders, this leads to thunderbird starting very slow. I use the default ubuntu deskopt and it seems that all autostart applications need to be started until I can access the ...
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Poor battery life: cron jobs running even in suspend

I was trying to figure out why my battery was dying out really fast even when in suspend mode. I noticed that my cron jobs run even when my laptop is suspended. I do not want this behavior. Cron ...
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Thunderbird endlessly redownloading messages with Davmail

I am using Thunderbird + Davmail in order to access my MS exchange account. I have always been experiencing the problem described here and it is really painful. Before Davmail I was using exquilla, ...
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Export Thunderbird messages to sqlite database

I have seen a lot of posts about how to backup e-mails from the .thunderbird directory, but the truth is that I find the format of the messages quite awful, and I was wondering if there was any tool ...
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Access to MS Exchange from Ubuntu

Recently, my organization offered us to connect to our MS Exchange account from Android. Since I am using Win XP with VB only to be able to access this account, I thought I could now easily access it ...
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How do you reset your password for thunderbird?

I am trying to set up a Thunderbird account, but it keeps telling me that my password is wrong. When I went to Edit/Preferences/Security/Passwords, I discovered my suspicions were correct. But I think ...
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Using Thunderbird to automatically backup my email account

I use Thunderbird to backup my web-based email account: I open Thunderbird and copy the mail messages from the Inbox to a local folder. Is there a way to do this automatically every day, so that I ...
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Can't access logical partition immediately

Bit of a newbie question: I have a logical partition called "Workspace" (I am only running one hard drive). The logical partition contains media files for use from multiple operating systems (dual ...
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Install Mozilla Thunderbird [duplicate]

I want to install upgraded version of mozila thunderbird from downloaded file from thunderbird website. I want to install this on ubuntu but it contain lot of files. Normally i can install any program ...
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12.10 - Not appear top bar, left bar and Compiz closed unexpectly

I'm sorry, my english is not good. I'm trying to start ubuntu after the 12.10 upgrade, but appeared a black screen with a _ white. Now, after read some questions here, I got start recovery mode and ...
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Thunderbird does not (always) ignore folders

I have configured a number of folders in Hotmail where certain e-mails (like newsletters) are forwarded to. I installed Thunderbird on my home laptop and those folders are never synced, just the way I ...
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Multiple thunderbird users using same local directory

I have two users "tramp" and "office" on my desktop, and I want to run thunderbird from both users(I trust both users). I dont have enough disk space, so I want both the users to use the same local ...
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Install Thunderbird 32 on Ubuntu 64

I would like to install 32 bit version of Thunderbird on Ubuntu 64. Any ideas?
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Locale has no effect

I've edited /etc/default/locale to look like this: LANG="en_CA.UTF-8" LANGUAGE="en_CA:en" LC_NUMERIC="en_CA.UTF-8" LC_TIME="en_DK.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY="en_CA.UTF-8" LC_PAPER="en_CA.UTF-8" ...