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No sound with Thunderbird 12.0.1

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Thunderbird 12.0.1 from scratch but I hear no sound when new mail arrives. I have installed pulseaudio-esound-compat and esound-common but the problem persist. How ...
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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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Duplicate events on Thunderbird Lightning

It seems that Google have stepped up security and provider for Google Calendar requires a popup authentication like "Online Accounts". As soon as I did authorise the calendar, I ended up with ...
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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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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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.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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How to minimize to tray Thunderbird in KDE Plasma 5.2?

I just tried Kubuntu 15.04. I installed Thunderbird with minimizetotray addon. But window disappears instead of minimize to tray. How can I fix it?
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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 : 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 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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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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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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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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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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PGP Enigmail Problem, can no longer decrypt or sign my own messages

From one day to another my Enigmail Thunderbird Plug-In stopped working and I can no longer decrypt messages send to me encrypted with my public key. Even if I wrote these messages myself. Every time ...
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Unresponsive Script window pops up all the time now. Why and what to do?

I don't know that it's for the exact same script each time, it may be. A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to ...
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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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How to port email from evolution to thunderbird?

I updated ubuntu to 11.10 using the update notification. I am also switching from Xubuntu to ubuntu - gnome interface. I have been using evolution for years and would like to port the emails to ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Xubuntu 15.04: Thunderbird new mail alert not showing

I'm an unexperienced Ubuntu user. I re-installed Xubuntu 15.04 a couple of days ago and I am not getting the new mail notifications for Thunderbird (I think I may have been getting them at the start, ...
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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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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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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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How to make evince “Send To…” work with Thunderbird in Xubuntu LTS?

I am currently working with the evince 3.10.3 document viewer on Xubuntu LTS 14.04. When I hit File > Send To..., I receive the following error message from evince: Could not send current document ...
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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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Thunderbird Google calendar tab acts as mobile browser

I am using Thunderbird with the add-on Google Calendar Tab to display a browser tab with Google calendar. It works fine in Thunderbird for windows, but in TB for Ubuntu the browser tab gives me the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Integrate thunderbird in Gnome 15.10

I'm using gnome shell. Many of the gnome apps (e.g. gnome contacts, the calender in the panel) use the evolution address book/calendar.. How can I tell them to use the data from thunderbird? I tried ...
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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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Tool to ask adressbook for pgp keys

I would like to know if somebody knows a tool, where i can query my whole adress book in Thunderbird or Gmail, to ask, if there are PGP keys for somebody there. So i can just use the PGP key of People ...