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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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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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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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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UbuntuOne contact synching for Thunderbird?

Is it possible to sync UbuntuOne contacts with Thunderbird's address book?
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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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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 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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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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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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How to make Thunderbird notify of new email like Evolution?

In Ubuntu when new mail arrives Evolution changes message indicator to green color. I have migrated from Evolution to Thunderbird and that is why looking for how to make Thunderbird react like ...
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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 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 open links in Chromium?

Using Xubuntu 12.04 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: ...
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Will Thunderbird integrate with the calendar indicator?

Since we're past feature freeze does that mean that there will be no more efforts into integration of Thunderbird and Unity?
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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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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 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 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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MeMenu not indicating new mail

The MeMenu used to change color when new e-mails arrived. With 11.10 and now 12.04, this is no longer the case. As I understand, this is due to the default use of Thunderbird instead of Evolution. Is ...
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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Remove Thunderbird from the indicator-messages

Ubuntu 14.04. I accidentally started Thunderbird once, I do not use it. Now I cannot remove Thunderbird from the indicator-messages menu. As per the doc, I have tried to: copy the file ...
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How to install Thunderbird 10.0 after Thunderbird 11.0 is already installed?

Thunderbird 11.0 is causing a lot of crashes and I'm not alone in this experience. It was automatically recently updated though the Ubuntu Software Centre. I figure if I return to version 10, that ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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! How ...
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How can I access system mail in /var/mail/ via thunderbird?

I've got cron jobs sending mail to my user at /var/mail. I know how to access that at the command line with the mail command. But, while a big command line fan, I do not like reading mail (even system ...
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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, ...
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How to sync Contacts in 12.04 with Thunderbird / Ubuntu One? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Thunderbird Contacts sync with Ubuntu One How to get Google Contacts to sync with Thunderbird / Ubuntu One in Ubuntu 12.04 Beta? I want to sync Google Contacts with ...
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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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Thunderbird won't send email

Out of sudden, my Thunderbird stopped sending e-mails. When I click the send button, nothing happens. The send button does absolutely nothing. No error messages whatsoever. It's like it doesn't even ...
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How to import outlook express mails into thunderbird mail client?

We are in the process of converting all our windows systems into ubuntu. Is there a way to import outlook express mails into thunderbird in Ubuntu?
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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 thunderbird to give notifications for only my inbox

I'm using thunderbird with gmail imap. I have several filters setup since I receive a lot of email from several mailing lists. The notification for new mail is always lit, since I always have unread ...
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Any way to exclude accounts from mail indicator?

I only want one of my accounts to make the mail indicator go blue when I get a new message, but I don't want it monitoring the second account I also have in Thunderbird. Possible?