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Migrating from Evolution to Thunderbird

I would really like to switch over to Thunderbird from Evolution. I have had a look around and haven't found a good up to date how to for migrating. I have quite a lot of emails and filters and would ...
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Can I edit which icons appear in the Unity dash?

When I open the dash in 11.04, I get two rows of icons. The first row contains 'lenses' that take me to lists of applicaitons/files; the second row opens specific applications - Browse the Web, View ...
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How can I get Thunderbird Contacts to sync with Ubuntu One?

In the setup instructions for Ubuntu One with Thunderbird it reads: Click on the checkbox next to "Directory Server" and select "Ubuntu One" from the pull down menu Well, there is no Directory ...
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How do I hide Thunderbird from the launcher while running?

I have a question for you all. It's possible to "hide" thunderbird from the unity application bar when thunderbird is running? For my is unhelpfull see thunderbird on the "mail" tray ( near shutdown ...
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How do I install the latest stable version of Thunderbird?

Similar to Firefox, what's the best way to stay up to date with the latest stable releases of Thunderbird?
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How do I configure Thunderbird Unity integration, particularly the monitoring of selected folders?

In ubuntu 11.04 I was using two thunderbird extensions : - Messaging Menu and Unity Launcher Integration - Unity Launcher Integration Since 11.10 it seems they are bundled with thunderbird. But I ...
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How to keep Thunderbird and Pidgin running on background?

Is there any way to keep messaging services (IM - Pidgin, mail client - Thunderbird) running "on background"? I want to have them waiting for incoming messages but they disturb me when switching ...
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Is there a way to add Mozilla Thunderbird to the messaging menu?

I use Thunderbird instead of Evolution for my mail client, so I'd prefer if I could replace Evolution with Thunderbird in the messaging component of the Indicator applet. Does anyone know how to do ...
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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 do I back up Thunderbird emails?

How can I back up Thuderbird 10.0.2 emails,etc to flash drive or external hard drive using Ubuntu 10.10
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Why is Ubuntu using so much memory?

I have just turned on my PC and have two applications running; Thunderbird and Firefox. Whatever else is running is part of Ubuntu's feature set (as well as a few indicators). This has been ongoing ...
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How do I make Thunderbird open links in Chromium?

I want to be able to click links in Thunderbird emails and have them open in Chromium (package name chromium-browser). Instead, they open in Firefox. I have tried the following: xfce preferred ...
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How do I read local email in thunderbird?

I just install postfix and configured 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 ...
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UbuntuOne contact synching for Thunderbird?

Is it possible to sync UbuntuOne contacts with Thunderbird's address book?
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Why is Thunderbird pegging a core at 100%?

I have experienced 2-3 unexplained lockup over last 10 days. Today, I had a random lockup (no mouse, keyboard response, 100% CPU). But, when I finally switched (Ctrl-Alt-F1) to command line (it took ...
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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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Get latest Thunderbird version (38.0.1 for 15.04 32bit)

Ubuntu 15.04 comes with Thunderbird version 31.7.0, but the current latest stable version is 38.0.1 (date: 1st July 2015). $ apt-cache policy thunderbird thunderbird: Installed: 1:31.7.0+build1-...
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Why are Thunderbird-Lightning events not showing in Unity panel calendar?

This is very annoying as Evolution events were not only visible, but also clickable in the unity panel calendar. Isn't this possible with Thunderbird in Oneiric?
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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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Send an email from the localserver using PHP

I am trying to send an email to my thunderbird or google acount using PHP from a local server in Ubuntu. I have used the mail() function in PHP. I have done some research and apparently you can not ...
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Sync calendar and contacts with Android smartphone

I use Thunderbird with Lighting calendar addon, which stores calendar data in iCalendar format. How can I synchronize this calendar and Thunderbird contacts with Android based smartphone (HTC ...
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How do I set Lightning as the default calendar app?

I want to set Thunderbird's calendar extension, Lightning, as the default calendar app. Is this possible?
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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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Can I use the same Thunderbird profile under Windows and Ubuntu?

Hi I'm curious if it's possible to use the same Thunderbird profile, stored on a NAS, form an Ubuntu based PC as well as from a Windows based one. Anybody out there with some experience? Since one ...
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Where is the delete account button in Thunderbird on Ubuntu 12.04

I was unable to find the "Delete account" button in Thunderbird on Ubuntu 12.04. Saw posts saying that I can find it at the bottom left side, but could not find it. Please help me find that button.
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Desktop dims when Thunderbird and Firefox are launched

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 (almost default install regularly updated) Unity interface on ASUS X53U (AMD Brazos Dual Core C60 with 2GB RAM). On launching Thunderbird and Firefox, the application dims ...
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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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How to sync Ubuntu One Contacts with thunderbird? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Thunderbird Contacts sync with Ubuntu One I'm testing Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2. I can't find a way to sync my Ubuntu One contacts with thunderbird. Is it possible?
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How do I switch back to Evolution and ensure that it is integrated with the desktop?

I would like to use Evolution as the default mail client. Thus, I'd like to have Evolution integrated with the desktop instead of Thunderbird (especially concerning the mail symbol on the desktop bar)....
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Minimize Thunderbird to Tray [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I hide Thunderbird from the launcher while running? I have tried to look for this answer in other questions but there is none that can solve the problem. What I ...
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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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Strange font rendering after installing Dolphin

After installing and testing KDE's Dolphin for a while the font rendering (or maybe anti-aliasing?) in non-GTK (e.g. Chrome and Thunderbird) programs looks strange. Playing around with QT(4) and KDE ...
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I can't install Thunderbird

i can not install thunderbird.tar.bz2 , after i extract the file, make command not work. this error appears: XXXXX@ubuntu:~$ sudo make KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`...
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Does Thunderbird Ubuntu One contacts sync work in 11.10?

I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and am trying to get my contacts in Thunderbird to sync to Ubuntu One. I thought it would just be a case of saving them in the Ubuntu One address book, which I have ...
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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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Moving old laptop from Ubuntu 14.04 to Lubuntu 14.04

Want to install Lubuntu 14.04 on my mom's Celeron laptop running Ubuntu 14.04, which is too slow. Main thing she uses is Thunderbird for email. I will install Thunderbird on Lubuntu again as her ...
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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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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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How Do I Sync My Exchange Calendar in Ubuntu (Thunderbird / Lightning)?

Coming from a Microsoft Windows Environment, what is the best way to sync one's calendar on Ubuntu / Thunderbird / Lightning?
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Thunderbird or Evolution? [closed]

Before I upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 (I formatted my harddisk and installed it), I used thunderbird. Now I wanted to test out evolution. I think it's pretty good, because there are integrated ...
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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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Howto have thunderbird/lightning open ics files

Some websites offer .ics files, calendar files. I would like Thunderbird to open these with Lightning so it can add the events in the ics-file to its calendar. When I use /usr/bin/thunderbird to open ...
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retrieve password from Thunderbird 17

I'm using T-bird 17.0.8. I need to retrieve the password Thunderbird is using to connect to my email account because I have forgotten it. This link seems to explain the solution, but that's for an ...
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Can I get a combined inbox in Thunderbird?

I've setup Thunderbird (default in 12.04) with five mail accounts. Unfortunatly, every mail address is shown only with its own inbox, sent... How can I get a combined inbox for all addresses? I've ...
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Why won't Thunderbird report notifications to the indicator-applet on 12.04?

Just upgraded to 12.04 from 11.04, using the default Unity desktop. I don't seem to be getting anything from the Messaging indicator applet. I'm running all the default things that I installed this ...
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Mozilla Thunderbird spellcheck has too many listed languages

When I write an email in Mozilla, the spellcheck shows: 21 entries for Spanish (Cuba, Ecuador, Spain ...) 3 entries for English (Australia, UK, US) 4 entries for French (modern, classic, reform, ...
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Is there an alternative to AutoKey?

This questions was already asked here 7 months, but had no correct answer. So I would like to ask again: Is there an alternative to AutoKey, which executes text expansions, when specific abbreviations ...
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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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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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How should I synchronize configurations and data across computers? [closed]

Imagine I have three Ubuntu computers home, laptop, beach-house. They all have the same version of Ubuntu, 10.04 installed, and are kept up to date from the repositories. I use f-spot, thunderbird, ...