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 read local email in thunderbird?

I just install postfix and configure it for local email only as a way to have a sendmail program and test my PHP scripts. My question is, how can I use an HTML capable email client like Thunderbird to ...
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Thunderbird keeps asking me for the password every time I login

I haven't used Thunderbird for a while but when I started to use it again I found out that I have to give the application driven password since I'm using Gmail. So I type that application password ...
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Is it possible to extend thunderbird mail box size?

Is it possible to extend thunderbird mail box size. My thunderbird mailbox size has touched the maximum and it is not able to receive new mails. I just want to know if it is possible to extend or we ...
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How can I use Thunderbird local folders in Alpine mail client?

The subject says it all. I would like to either share local mail folders between Thunderbird and Alpine mail client, or export a set of Thunderbird local mail folders that I can import into Alpine.
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How to prevent Thunderbird from updating automatically?

today at startup my Tb (not precisely sure what version it was) asked if it should check compatibility of the lightning calendar addon. That is to say it displayed in a list windows the only item: ...
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Setting up Gmail and Thunderbird in 11.10

I am trying to setup my Gmail with Thunderbird. I put in the details, the imap and smtp settings were filled in automatically. They were correct I checked. Initially when I clicked on done, to ...
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Application to view and print calendar events in a list (using .ics files)

I use the Lightning extension in Mozilla Thunderbird for my calendars. I'd like to be able to view and print my calendar events in a list format like DATE Event DATE Event DATE Event and so on. ...
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Thunderbird 15.0 - In options->copy to disappeared folder list

In Thunderbird 15.0 on Kubuntu 12.04 64Bit disappeared the folder list in the copy to menu To reproduce select write (new message) appears a new window select options selcet copy to - appears a ...
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Data Provider for Thunderbird Lightning with Exchange 2010 problem

I tried to sync Lightning with my office's exchange server using the following steps: Create a new Calendar Select "On the Network", click Continue Select "Microsoft Exchange 2007/2010", click ...
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How do I “sync” read/unread with Thunderbird and Hotmail

After a fresh install of 12.04, I'm trying to use thunderbird for the first time, instead of a web browser (first of all, is it better and/or safer?). I noticed that, at least for hotmail, read emails ...
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How can I make Thunderbird marks the indicators envelope blue?

Upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04 now i don't have notifications on incoming email to Thunderbird on the indicator bar, neither when thunderbird is running nor when it's not. None of the other similar ...
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Is the Lightning 1.7 calendar for Thunderbird not supported on 10.04?

This page makes me think that Lightning 1.7 is now unsupported on Ubuntu Lucid, but I couldn't find any official announce about it... Moreover, I can't find a way to a question to the team :( So, is ...
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How to change strange kde scrollbars?

From a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 install I tried multiple desktops, and settled on KDE. One problem I have with it is how scrollbars are displayed in Thunderbird: In Gimp, Dolphin, Firefox there are ...
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Thunderbird crashed when started [closed]

Thunderbird crashed when I started the program in my Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits. I have over 40 GB in e-mails that I can not access. I'm very disappointed. Please help me.
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HUD doesn't work with Firefox and Thunderbird

I have just upgraded to 12.04 and I have HUD running for many applications apart from Firefox (v14.0) and Thunderbird. I know that this is not default behaviour for many programs, but I have searched ...
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How to export Thunderbird Mail Filters

Im using Mozilla Thunderbird on Ubuntu and it has alot of Message Filters and I want to export them so that I can use them on my home pc . I have gone through each and every menu but found no mention ...
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Thunderbird: Missing folders after restore

Before installing a new OS I tried to backup my Thunderbird by copying the .thunderbird directory. To be on the safe side I tried to emulate the restore procedure on another machine. I copied the ...
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Where is Thunderbird's Tools Menu?

I just successfully upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04, and these instructions appear to be exactly what I want. However, for the life of me, I cannot find Thunderbird's tools menu to import my Evolution ...
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JPEG image size reduction

How can I reduce JPEG size when sending multiple images as attachments with Thunderbird?
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thunderbird inbox conversion

I have installed the Thunderbird email client and think that the mails are being stored in the files Inbox and Inbox.msf. Is it possible to convert the Inbox and Inbox.msf files into individual files? ...
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How do I roll back to the shipped version of Thunderbird?

I was using thunderbird v15.0 on ubuntu 12.04 LTS till now, and have the lightning extension installed to manage calendar within thunderbird application. everything was working fine until i decided to ...
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Where are my uploads from U1 saved when using Thunderbird Filelink with U1?

Thunderbird 15 has now U1 Filelink support to upload a file to the cloud instead of attaching it. It works great, the question is, where are the files stored - so that I can delete them later. I did ...
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UbuntuOne Thunderbird Filelink and big files [closed]

I can't upload big attachments in Mozilla Thunderbird. I'm using filelink feature. I can upload small files, but not big one (200MB). Is it some restrictions to file size?
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How to make Gmail open when clicking mailto: links in the same browser it is clicked?

I just installed 12.04 and when clicking mailto: links Thunderbird opens. I want Gmail to open in the browser that the mailto: link is clicked. So if I am in Firefox and click a mailto: link a new FF ...
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How to obtain a S/MIME certificate for e-mail encryption?

There are parties, e.g. enterprises, that uses S/MIME certificates for e-mail encryption. To my understanding Thunderbird has support by default for S/MIME. But I have not found a way to obtain a ...
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How to install the latest stable version of Thunderbird? [duplicate]

how can I install Thunderbird 15 on Ubuntu 12.04? I tried to install run the binary-file but I get this message: ./mozilla-xremote-client: error while loading shared libraries: libplds4.so: cannot ...
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Is it possible to share an Exchange calendar with another outlook user using Thunderbird/Lightning? If so, how?

I am not on a Windows machine and cannot access outlook other than outlook.companyname.com. I have my exchange email set up through Thunderbird/Lightning AND synced my exchange calendar. How can I ...
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Thunderbird not loading any mails from yahoo , POP issue

I have Thunderbird installed in my Ubuntu 12.04 .previously i have configured that properly and getting and sending message is a usual thing i did , but suddenly from few days i am not getting any ...
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Change default path mozilla thunderbird

tengo una duda, hace poco instale mozilla thunderbird en ubuntu 12.04 pero me gustaria cambiar la ruta por defecto donde este cliente descargar los mensajes. Por ejemplo yo cambie la ruta en el ...
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How to configure Thunderbird to notify new mails only in certain folders?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and recently started using Thunderbird. I have GMail account and have configured a lot of Labels in it, all of which appear as folders in Thunderbird. Most of these are just ...
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How to make Thunderbird NOT use Bing as search engine?

When I type something in Thunderbird's search bar, the first item that pops up is a Bing search for that term. Is there a way to remove Bing? I don't really need Thunderbird to be able to search the ...
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Thunderbird 14 does not work with gmail on Ubuntu 12.04

I have been attempting to set up Thunderbird from a default install of Ubuntu 12.04LTS Desktop. Attempting to click on the inbox gives: The current operation on Inbox did not succeed. The mail server ...
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How do I make Thunderbird's reply format look like Outlook's?

I am using thunderbird 14.0, where i am facing few issue. Is it possible to make thunderbird look like outlook. I didn't mean the theme or look, i mean the way that how outlook express replies. It has ...
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Can anyone recommend me a good to-do application?

In previous Ubuntu versions like 10.04, we used to have Evolution and its calendar/to-do options. Now we have Thunderbird and I am not sure whether I can have the same options on it. Can anyone ...
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Recover mail from Thunderbird

I have to recover some critical mails from Mozilla Thunderbird installed on my PC. I am not sure how to recover these mails. Kindly help.
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How do I stop Thunderbird from forgetting my passwords?

I'm using Thunderbird for quite a while now and have successfully ported all my emails - some of them several years old - from my Windows7 setup to Ubuntu. My Thunderbird contains five different email ...
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Thunderbird stops sending email

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Thunderbird 14 I have configured correctly all accounts using common Local folders I send and receive correctly emails. Suddenly, usually 4-5 hours after I switch the ...
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How to change default location of Thunderbird cache directory?

Mozilla Firefox has the key browser.cache.parent_directory for this but in Thunderbird I couldn't find it.
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How do I blow away Thunderbird's email/password settings?

Am running 12.04 w/latest version of Thunderbird. I use Thunderbird as an offline backup of Gmail/Goolge Apps. I recently made an account change in Google so that the stored credentials don't match. ...
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How to start Thunderbird minimized on start-up?

I followed this tutorial to set start Thunderbird in minimized mode at startup, but it wasn't helpful. After following the instructions, I could not even start Thunderbird. So I was forced to start ...
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How to install Thunderbird in old version Ubuntu 9.xx? [closed]

I tried to used these commands at the root terminal: sudo sed -i -e 's/archive.ubuntu.com/old-releases.ubuntu.com/g' /etc/apt/sources.list sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade ...
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Thunderbird date format?

I have ubuntu 10.04 running Thunderbird 14.0 How do I change the date format to international standard? (eg; 2012-07-26) My system date already shows this format.
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How to change what program Calenders are opened in

I was wondering... I have the Lightning plugin installed on Thunderbird, and I was wondering if I could have Calenders automatically opened in Thunderbird/lightning, instead of Gedit? The only reason ...
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Change filetype icon (Pcmanfm LXDE)

I've been trying to change the icon for the filetype *.eml (message/rfc822) within PcManFm (file manager of LXDE) but after severall hours and many lines read and tried, I still cannot find a working ...
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How do I get German language back in Thunderbird?

Some recent update has caused my Thunderbird (14.0 on Ubuntu 12.04) to revert to an English-language user interface. It used to be German before. My system is completely in German. German language ...
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Thunderbird: enable drag and drop to move email into folder

I recently did a fresh install to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04. I have thunderbird 14.0 Thunderbird isn't letting me move an email to a folder by dragging it. How do I turn this [back] on? Or is ...
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Thunderbird not completely translated [closed]

I was running 13.0.1 with related language pack (Italian) installed and my Thunderbird was completely translated into my language. Suddenly folders names turn back in English (Inbox - Unified ...
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How do I sort account names alphabetically in Thunderbird?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and Thunderbird 13.0.1. I had 2 accounts earlier in Thunderbird: a..@i..net s..@c..com I also had another account on SeaMonkey: a..@i..com which I imported into ...
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Ubuntu alternative to Thunderbird now that Mozilla dropped support

What Ubuntu's plan to Mail client now that Mozilla dropped support of Thunderbird?
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Use UbunuOne Share instead of YouSendit as Thunderbird filelink

I think the title says it all. I have a 25GB U1 account and I like the option provided in Thunderbird to upload large e-mail attachments to YouSendit. Is there a way to use U1 instead of YouSendit? ...