Questions tagged [thunderbird]

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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Visible & Audible Notifications for new emails?

ALERT !! ALERT !! (Never mind...we ain't got any steenken email alerts.) Such a seemingly simple subject - email alerts...right ?? Nope, not simple a'tall is what I've found. I use Thunderbird for ...
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Transfer Thunderbird settings

I have a problem setting up Thunderbird in Ubuntu 18.04LTS. How do I transfer Thunderbird settings from source computer Ubuntu 14.04LTS to new commputer Ubuntu 18.04LTS?
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Thunderbird 68.3.1 Profile-How to install in Ubuntu 18.04

I want to move from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 18.04, and have transferred most files to do so. But I have 14GB of Thunderbird email data which is crucial. The Windows 7 Thunderbird profile is from ...
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Thunderbird erases first part of email address when “@” is typed

When I attempt to type in an email address in the "To:" field in Thunderbird, the program erases the first part of the email address when "@" is typed. For instance, if I want to type in "person@...
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How can I export MBOX to Outlook?

Being a user of Thunderbird I am struggling to convert my MBOX to EML. Due to the change in my professional environment, I have to convert my stored emails to new Outlook format. So I want the best ...
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Thunderbird stopped working

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Thunderbird has stopped working. I can no longer send or receive emails in Thunderbird. My settings and ports are all correct. This issue occurred from one day to the ...
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Using gmail with thunderbird to download heavy emails and clear space for gmail

I am using gmail on Thunderbird on Ubuntu 19.10. I configured the Thunderbird for IMAP access with gmail and emails were probably downloaded as at the time of taking screenshot download was happening. ...
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Thunderbird mailboxes from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 18.04

I need to transfer Thunderbird mailboxes from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 18.04. How do I do this?
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configuring thunderbird for imap access gmail ubuntu 19.10

I am doing all this on Ubuntu 19.10 in thunderbird default application which is installed with OS. I am having problem in configuring thunderbird in VMware environment. I am using VMware 15 ...
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Must Always Run From Terminal - No Way to Make Favorite

Installed latest TB from TB web site as user "dave" (that's me and only user). All works fine, email accounts, etc. However, I can only start TB by opening terminal then typing ~/thunderbird/...
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Ubuntu Dock: “unread mail” indicator disappeared

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and had the Dock with pinned applications on the left hand side of my monitor. Thunderbird is one of those pinned applications. When new email arrived the icon would display a ...
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Thunderbird mail “Deleted” folder

My "Deleted" file folder disappeared in my Thunderbird Email, so I created a new "Deleted" folder but any deleted Emails don't show there. Think this just happened a day ago with the latest upgrade ...
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Thunderbird: Emails in Inbox folder cannot be displayed after migrating from Windows 7

When I was migrating from Windows 7 to Ubuntu, I took my Thunderbird profile and copied it into the Thunderbird profile folder under Ubuntu. When I started Thunderbird, everything worked fine and all ...
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Thunderbird is not authenticating Gmail Account on 19.04 but works well with other Ubuntu Distros

After I updated my password on my Gmail account I can no longer get Thunderbird to authenticate. The pop up comes up and saves “allow thunderbird to access…” when I click “allow” I get a quick error ...
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Thunderbird 'get mail' shortcut disallowed

Running Thunderbird v60.9 on Bionic, the menu and documentation say F5 will 'Get new messages for current account.' But I get the 'no go' sign flashing up. I've got no immediate help from Mozilla ...
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Ubuntu 19.10, Thunderbird 68 can't login with IMAP but POP OK

I'm relatively new to Linux, but when I want to add my email account to Thunderbird with IMAP access, the Google Mail sign in popup window says "Unable to login at server. Probably wrong configuration,...
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Hotmail calendar not being added in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

When I add my accounts in the "Connect your data in the cloud" section, I usually get the mail, calendar, contacts, etc options for my gmail and exchange accounts. But when I go add my hotmail account ...
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Gmail and Thunderbird; changed password now won't connect - auth error

I changed my Gmail password. Updated on Blackberry - works fine. Updated on another email platform (Mailspring for Ubuntu - free version) - works fine. Tried to update on Thunderbird - auth error and ...
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Security Incident with Ubuntu Studio 19.10 and .vbs file?

Today I got an email in Thunderbird. Someone had hacked into my business colleague's PC. It looked real. It had a .vbs attachment that was password protected in a google drive doc. I went there and ...
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How do I forward emails in thunderbird in a format other than .eml?

When I forward emails in tbird, they are attached as .eml files. Some recipients can't open these files. How do I forward emails in a different file format? e.g., as text files perhaps?
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Does anyone know if the Firefox ESR PPA is still being maintained?

Both Thunderbird and Firefox ESR have been upgraded to Version 68 on my Windows machines a long time ago, but I still have Version 60 on Ubuntu. PPA is https://launchpad.net/~mozillateam/+archive/...
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Thunderbird. Attach file without browsing?

I have a user claiming that, under redhat, he was able to attach a file to thunderbird by typing the absolute path to the file. Unfortunately, I don't have any redhat on which I can try it. This ...
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Thunderbird doesn't work on Ubuntu 19.10

Just updated to Ubuntu 19.10 and now getting this message, even after re-installing Thunderbird.
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Sharing one Windows-Ubuntu Thunderbird profile in a dual boot PC

I have a dual-boot configuration with Windows 7 (W7, NTFS, read-write access from U) and Ubuntu 19.10 (U). The problem arises when I try to share one W7 Thunderbird 68.1.2 (64, POP) profile with ...
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locales — weird behaviour --

Thunderbird calendar shows time in US (non-24h) format. After searching the WWW found out that it uses the locales settings. checked locales settings and they all are on nl_BE and should thus give a ...
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Thunderbird Lightning - Google Calendar : Synchronization issues

Ubuntu 18.04.2 - 64bit, Thunderbird 60.9.0, Lightning calendar 6.2.9, Provider for Google Calendar 4.4.2, When adding a event in calendar using Google it appears in Lightning after hitting the ...
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Attempting to start Thunderbird and getting Segmentation Fault (core dumped)

My electric went out last night causing computer to crash and after I cannot start Thunderbird. From the Launcher the timer spins and just stops. If I try entering thunderbird from terminal I get ...
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Saving preferences & data before doing clean install of Ubuntu 18.04

I am currently running Firefox & Thunderbird/Lightning in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I wish to do a clean install of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with a clean install of Firefox & Thunderbird/Lightning preserving ...
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Disable sound in thunderbird when sending an email via ctrl+enter?

I am using Mozilla Thunderbird 60.8.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 and I use to send emails by using the Ctrl+Enter shortcut. This opens a popup saying : "Are you sure you are ready to send this message?" like ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 Thunderbird and Firefox: cannot open attachment nor downloaded files but can save

I'm struggling with direct opening attachments and downloaded files in Thunderbird and Mozilla Firefox. I do can Save and open from under Nautilus but direct opening via /tmp does not work. For some ...
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Can anybody explain to me how to use Thunderbird's ability to use for vim?

The only editor I can use with ease is Mutt. It allows use of vim/gvim/ed/vi/nvi ...&c. Most email these days requires that I use Thunderbird. I've found articles that explain how-to use T'...
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Ubuntu 18.04.3 losing email and internet connection but not SSH

I am on Ubuntu 18.04.3 using the KDE desktop. System used to work flawlessly until about 2 weeks ago. Now, I regularly (maybe 2-3 times an hour) lose email and Internet connection from Thunderbird and ...
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Install new thunderbird 68 under ubuntu that have older one in repository

Ubuntu Bionic (18.04) has last 60.8.0 thunderbird version. If like me, you want already have the just fresh v68.0 release…
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Thunderbird Lightning: How to edit categories?

To edit the categories in the thunderbird lightning calendar could go to Tools -> Options -> Lightning -> Categories, but in the current version (60.3) this doesn't seem to be possible ...
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Thunderbird 68 (locally installed): getting message count on sidebar

I am using locally installed Thunderbird 68 on Ubuntu 18.04. Traditional question: what is the best means to get number of unread messages displayed in sidebar (Ubuntu Dock)? What piece of software ...
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Thunderbird config Editor missing

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and the latest update of Thunderbird. I'm getting question marks at the end of sentences when I double space. I know the issue can be fixed by changing "strictly mime" in ...
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Unable to open the summary file for INBOX. Perhaps there was an error on disk, or the full path is too long

Unable to open the summary file for INBOX. Perhaps there was an error on disk, or the full path is too long...pops up every time I try to open Thunderbird email or inbox unless I open it in Windows ...
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upgraded to 18.04, now thunderbird will not connect to server

Right after upgrade ubuntu to 18.04 (from 16.?), thunderbird will not connect to the server. Have tried multiple new settings. Posting same question on mozilla community. No problem with upgrade or ...
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Is Thunderbird usable in 2019? [closed]

I would like to download and send emails using Thunderbird. Besides being free, open source and with solid history, it has a number of attractive aspects (such as for example, not downloading images ...
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Use local .xml file for RSS feed on Thunderbird?

I am trying to subscribe to an RSS Feed. However, it only has the past few posts and I want an entire archive. I thought I'll scrape the data and make a custom xml file for it. However, I cannot ...
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Unable to install add-ons (extensions) in Thunderbird 60 (Ubuntu 18.04) and 68.2.2 (Ubuntu 19.10)

For some months I can not directly install a lot of add-ons within Thunderbird (Version 60.8.0, Ubuntu 18.04 and now also with 68.2.2, Ubuntu 19.10), some add-ons can be directly installed, especially ...
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Keyboard mapping for HP Laptop's Email Button

So my laptop is a HP Pavilion DV6 from 2011 or so. It has a row of "quick buttons" on the left, allowing users to quickly open Mail (mailto: in Windows), Browser, Print and even the Calculator. ...
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How to integrate Lightning Calendar (Thunderbird) with KDE?

I would like the KDE Calendar widget to display the calendar events from my egroupware calendar (Caldav) which I have configured in Lightning. The server uses TLS client certificate authentication ...
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Disabling system sounds and alerts without disabling application notification sounds

Is there a way to disable all alerts without disabling notifications for certain apps? For instance, every time I adjust the volume with the keyboard it plays an annoying bing sound, and the only way ...
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howto set thunderbird to use [gv]im?

What is the easiest way to set thunderbird to use with gvim or vim? Bill Joy taught me how to use "vi" in the 1980s, and being seriously disabled, I made it work. In recent months, though, Ifind ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 Snap performance issues [closed]

Now that it looks like more default apps are using the snap versions, a number of issues cause a decline in the experience: Startup of the apps is slower. Snap apps don't interact with other apps: e....
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Thunderbird: How to force use my pro email when sending emails to *@mycompany.com?

Context I have Thunderbird installed on my BYOD laptop. In Thunderbird, I have two accounts set up: private: ebosi@gmail.com, corporate: ebosi@mycompany.com When I write a new message, I can choose ...
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Graphic elements displayed incorrectly after upgrade to Xubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

Just did upgrade Xubuntu 16.04 LTS to 18.04.2 LTS with help from a friend via terminal; my reason was to be able to use my updated LinHabu 19 (accounting software) which needs at least 16.01 and was ...
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Permission denied for /usr/bin/gpg2 for Enigmail

I'm trying to setup Enigmail (20.0.11) to work in Thunderbird (version 60.6.1). I have gpg2 and gpg installed. It is located in /usr/bin/gpg2. When I enter this path in the preferences it says "Could ...
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Thunderbird 60.6.1 not printing: only option is print to file (ubuntu 18.04 minimal install)

Thunderbird 60.6.1 (Ubuntu 18.04 minimal install) doesn't show any printers, only shows the print to pdf option. The printer is working correctly for all other applications. Thunderbird works ...