Since a week or so, Thunderbird (68.10.0, 64 bit, running on vanilla Ubuntu 20.04) keeps popping up prompts to "Add a new address book" every 10 minutes or so.

The window looks like this:Thunderbird popup

I've restarted Thunderbird, restarted my laptop... To no avail - the popups keep coming.

How do I debug this?

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    Did you try creating the adresbook? Probably one is missing or has an issue.
    – vanadium
    Aug 18 '20 at 10:11
  • Thanks, @vanadium, that seems to have done the trick... I feel pretty silly now for not having tried this myself :-|
    – iGadget
    Aug 19 '20 at 9:14

Per the brilliant hint of @vanadium, simply clicking 'Next' and creating the address book stopped the popups from appearing. Probably this was some kind of update/config/setting mishap, guess we'll never know.

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