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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Thunderbird: Reply/Reply all: a couple of formatting questions

I have a couple of small questions about tweaking the reply/reply all on Thunderbird 17.02 (my apologies if these are addressed in another post but I could not find it). The folks at mozillazine forum ...
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How to completely remove Thunderbird?

Since I prefer to use Evolution, I would really like to completely remove Thunderbird from my PC. I already performed sudo apt-get purge thunderbird* but locate thunderbird still lists some hits: ...
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How can I delete a mail account in Thunderbird?

I missed one letter of my user name for my mail when add an account to Thunderbird. My mail is reachable in webmail with my browser, but is unreachable in Thunderbird. How do I delete an email ...
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Message tray does not give live updates forThunderbird, Gwibber, Emphathy. Is this supposed to be like this?

I am running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10. I entered my account details in the online accounts app. In the message tray icon in the systray, thunderbird, Gwibber, Empathy all just have links to the ...
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How to install ubuntu fonts in thunderbird [closed]

While search across various fonts, I liked Ubuntu font and would like to set it up as default font for my thunderbird mail client. From Ubuntu size it allows me to download the zip file, however, not ...
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Thunderbirds can't send via Gmail

Everytime I'm trying to send message this error occured: Sending of message failed. The message could not be sent because the connection to SMTP server smtp.googlemail.com timed out. Try again ...
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How to change default signature font in thunderbird 13.0.1 used in ubuntu

How to change default signature font in Thunderbird 13.0.1 used in Ubuntu? I am able to setup my signature but with default fonts, I want those default font to be changed in my signature. also when ...
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How do I manually insert my signature in Thunderbird in Ubuntu?

How can I manually add my signature in Thunderbird ? I have set up my Thunderbird signature and it works perfect on my new messages and replies and forwards. But , sometimes I need to edit the ...
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How do I delete local address book contacts?

How can I delete all my local address book contact from Ubuntu 12.10? When I try to delete "personal address book" from thunder bird, I got this error Sorry - this version of EDS Contacts ...
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Thunderbird does not open when using the indicator menu [closed]

Running Ubuntu 11.10. The mail application we are using is Thunderbird using a POP3 protocol with a couple of email accounts. When an email arrives we get the usual on-screen indication. However, ...
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Hotmail inbox deleted after setting up evolution

I recently set up my hotmail account on evolution. I have been using thunderbird but just to see how is evolution I did so. But now when I log in to http://hotmail.com, all my emails in my inbox have ...
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Mail attachment in eml sent from Thunderbird not opening in MS Outlook

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Thunderbird Mail client 13.0.1 , but when I am sending some mail attachment in .eml format, its not opening in MS Outlook in Windows? Though through Ubuntu 11.04 it is ...
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Migrating to full Ubuntu after dual installation on WinXP

I previously ran 12.04 alongside WinXP to see how it performed on my mom's older laptop. i also migrated her email to Thunderbird. If I now convert from dual WinXP/Ubuntu to only run Ubuntu will ...
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How to use Thunderbird's address book in LibreOffice?

I'm using LibreOffice (3.5) and Thunderbird (17.0) on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine and store my contacts with Thunderbird. These contacts are organized in several address books. For each I get a .mab-file ...
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Moving Thunderbird mails from Ubuntu to Windows (Thunderbird) [closed]

I currently have an Ubuntu work machine, where I'm using Thunderbird as my mail client. How can I export my mail/contacts/etc. to a Windows machine, that is also running Thunderbird. I know that ...
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transfer Thunderbird (17) Profile on Win7 to Ubuntu 12.04

I want to transfer Thunderbird Profile on Win7 to Thunderbird (17) on Ubuntu 12.04. I have already copied the profile folder from Windows to Ubuntu and modified profile.ini on the ubuntu machine to ...
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How to emulate pressing the Close button from a script?

I wanted Thunderbird to stay in the Background to notify me of incoming mails. After a bit of searching, I found this post. How to keep Thunderbird and Pidgin running on background? The solution is ...
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How do I make Thunderbird 17.0 stop notifying me with junk mail?

I use a few email accounts with one dedicated to junk and spam. Thunderbird is auto tagging them as spam/junk, but still displays them as unread mail. It's not wrong, but it makes the pop up and ...
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Thunderbird mail-Outlook 11.10

I want to use Thunderbird mail, but can I use my outlook e-mail? It's not that urgent, but I want to use it.
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How to prevent thunderbird gmail/IMAP from marking deleted/archived emails as read

I have thunderbird setup to use gmail IMAP. I followed the various guides that recommend setting Edit->Account Settings->Server Settings->When I delete a message->Remove it immediately. Unfortunately ...
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Why Thunderbird is taking too much space

This is the second time happening with me. Last time I got suggestion from a friend on same forum to use Disk Usage Analyzer to check whats consuming too space. I found out that its Thunderbird. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 automatic logout

I just had a new desktop constructed and installed ubuntu 12.10 which was successful for the most part but every time I open up some applications like thunderbird I get automatically logged out and ...
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Set mplayer as default application

I just did a fresh install of 12.10 and are now left wondering how to set mplayer as a global default application for video. I created a mplayer.desktop and added the same categories as totem has, ...
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Multiple tabs in Firefox open automatically?

Whenever I start Thunderbird (17.0), something starts my 2 installed browsers /FF and Chrome) automatically and opens as many tabs as there are gif or jpeg or ico elements in the first email opened. ...
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12.04 to 12.10 thunderbird vs evolution

If I upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 what happens to my evolution? Will I have to use Thunderbird or will I have a choice?
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Gmail-like replacement for Thunderbird

I am looking for an e-mail client for Ubuntu 10.04-12.04 which would look like Gmail and would replace my current Thunderbird configuration. I have no problems with the efficiency or reliability of ...
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What decent email client would you recommend (at least better than Thunderbird)? [closed]

I've used Thunderbird for years. I keep a huge number of emails. I move them to folders to organize or archive them, but I don't delete anything so I have hundreds of thousands of messages. I like ...
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What should be the path for storing Maildir e-mails?

Am I storing e-mails to the correct path? Working from the dovecot-postfix package I'm able to deliver e-mails to myself as so: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ telnet localhost 25 Trying 127.0.0.1... ...
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Thunderbird Zenity dialog

Whenever I get a new email in Thunderbird, zinity pops up with a modal dialog box: This is very anoying and when I'm away for some time and get back, I have to click OK/Cancel a dozen time to get ...
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Lightning 1.8 in Thunderbird 16.0.2 doesn't work under Ubuntu 12.10

I just had to redo my laptop and choose Ubuntu 12.10 (had 12.04 before). Now I encounter a problem with Lightning, the calendar app for Thunderbird. My Thunderbird is of version 16.0.2 and I ...
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thunderbird sends pdf as plain/text

I am under Lubuntu 12.10 with thunderbird 16.0.2 When I send a pdf file, people who receive it cannot open this pdf with acrobat or evince. It appears that in the source of the mail, thunderbird said ...
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Lost all email and accounts in thunderbird

Open up Thunderbird at system startup and found the wizard to create email? There are not any of the accounts I had, no mail whatsoever This happens to me very frequently, and thus I consider it one ...
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Thunderbird suddenly became my default email client

When I had Ubuntu 11.10 I had the Google email client and was happy with it. Now, with 12.04, I have suddenly found that Thunderbird has become default and I don't like it. Why did it suddenly get ...
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How to change Thunderbird's display time to 24h format?

Currently Thunderbird displays time in AM/PM mode. How can I change it to 24h mode? UPDATE 1: $ locale |grep LC_TIME LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
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Thunderbird Can not connect to smtp.googlemail.com

I am using Thunderbird ( currently 16.0.2) for a long time in Ubuntu . it works perfectly . But in two weeks , I got a notification: gmail account exceeded command or bandwidth limits , and I can not ...
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Thunderbird gmail with priority inbox?

Is it possible to get thunderbird to show the [Gmail]/Important as the default inbox? If so, how?
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Thunderbird and GMAIL Connection Error

In morning Thunderbird was working fine and in evening it started displaying annoying message that it can't connect to my gmail account. Although Im able to access my account through web interface but ...
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how do you setup email notifications with thunderbird, for when the main app isnt open? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get notifications of new emails? how do you setup email notifications with thunderbird, for when the main app isnt open? im trying to setup a way to get ...
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How to avoid Thunderbird exceeding email account bandwidth limit?

Since a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 I get messages from Thunderbird that my email account has exceeded bandwidth limits. I use IMAP access my email and I have never had this problem before but I ...
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Where are thunderbird messages saved while offline?

Yesterday I wrote an email while offline and, since it was not ready I chose the "save" option instead of "send later". My account is a gmail account and now that I'm connected, I can't find the ...
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Enigmail - how to encrypt only part of the message?

When I confirmed my OpenPGP key on launchpad I got a mail from them, that was only partially encrypted with my key (only few paragraphs inside the message). Is it possible to encrypt only chosen part ...
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Thunderbird 16.0.1 filling disk space

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 with Thunderbird 16.0.1 and Kernel 3.6.0-030600rc4-generic. I used Thunderbird for quite a while and never had any problems with it. But now it seems to fill up my disk space very ...
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Messaging menu integration for Thunderbird does not work in Ubuntu 12.10 anymore

Since I have updated to 12.10 the Messaging menu integration for Thunderbird does not work anymore. What am I supposed to do? Does anybody else has experienced this problem? Which components are ...
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Can't access my old email in Thunderbird after upgrading to 12.10

I was using Thunderbird on 12.04 and upgraded to 12.10 with the option that keeps my current data 3 days ago. When I entered Thunderbird, it asked for account data, but all of the email from the ...
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Thunderbird new messages indicator doesn't show with ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

A similar topic had been closed because of a beta release. I'm using final release and I confirm the problem. I've tried with a brand new profile of Thunderbird, nothing. I can hear the sound, but ...
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Hotmail, IMAP and Thunderbird

Is there a way to sync to my hotmail account via IMAP on Thunderbird? Because i am having trouble connecting via IMAP. But if i switch to POP3 everything works fine. Am i doing something wrong in the ...
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What is the correct way to sync Thunderbird + Lightning

I already tried to manually copy and the paste the profile folder from one instance to another, but the Lightning extension is not added when doing this and thus my tasks and events can't be synced. ...
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Any one else having problems connecting to IMAP Servers with Thunderbird 16.0.1?

Recently I've had problems connected to an Exchange server configured with IMAP. The configuration used to work until the system updated to 16.0.1. - now I get: "Connection to Server XXX timed out ...
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Thunderbird filling up GBs of disk space

I have dedicated 5GB of space for my home folder. I have 6 email boxes and when I add them to Thunderbird it downloads everything from them and fills up the whole home folder (3-4GB). This is ...
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Can I turn off the message at the bottom from mails generated by Ubuntu One-Thunderbird integration?

After installing Ubuntu One, I tested it in Thunderbird by sending myself a file. I then got a marketing message at the address I sent it to promoting Ubuntu One. Is that the price to be paid for the ...