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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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accept thunderbird invitation into evolution calendar

There are some annoyances I just put up with calendars in the linux environment such as that the Gnome calendar needs an evolution calendar backend and that when you 'accept' a calendar invitation in ...
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Thunderbird will not open links in firefox

With the snap version of firefox, I cannot get any links in thunderbird to open firefox. They will open up with any other web browser, but not firefox. I think it has something to do with the new ...
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How can I install Thunderbird 78.14 on Ubuntu Mate 20.04.04LTS

I just installed a fresh Ubuntu Mate 20.04.4 LTS but Thunderbird is resisting my attempts to install version 78(.14 currently). It seems like Ubuntu only provides one version (the latest) through the ...
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mailto links not opening after upgrade to Kubuntu 21.10

Ever since upgrading from Kubuntu 21.04 to 21.10, mailto links in both Firefox and Chromium don't work anymore. No error message when I click them, just nothing happens. Thunderbird is set as the ...
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Irritating popup re Google Calendar

I'm frequently being prompted by a popup (initiated by Thunderbird?) to input my password for Google Calendar, even though I've removed my Gmail account (with its data) from ThunderBird though I haven'...
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Thunderebird Account Settings Ubuntu 18.04

I have been using Thunderbird for a while: now using 91.7. My primary email comes in from Yahoo. I realized that as an IMAP all of the emails are still out there. I want to change it to POP3 so the ...
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Avoid desktop notification for new mail if Thunderbird thinks it is spam

With a current combination of Thunderbird (91.7) and Ubuntu 18.04, can Thunderbird be configured to not show desktop notifications when it decided that a new mail is spam? Currently is shows a desktop ...
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How to configure Dark Reader so that ThunderBird panes are dark?

I'm looking to configure Thunderbird so that all three panes are dark, as: However, after downloading and adding the Dark Reader plugin I get only a single pane dark. The list of messages is ...
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Thunderbird 91.7.0 keeps freezing in Ubuntu 20.04

I have been using Thunderbird as my main e-mail and calendar app in Ubuntu for many years. Currently running Thunderbird 91.8, Ubuntu 20.04, Gnome 3.36.8. For a few months now Thunderbird freezes very ...
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Remove MS Outlook specific folders (Calendar Contacts Journal Notes Tasks) from Thunderbird view

I am accessing my corporate Outlook account using Thunderbird and IMAP. In the Folder pane, there are required folders (Inbox, Drafts, Sent Items, Deleted Items), folders created by myself, and ...
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Installing thunderbird addons globally

I want to install the following addons to thunderbird: TbSync and Provider for Exchange ActiveSync, but the installation should be global, so that every user that logs in or creates a /home directory ...
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Issues with Thunderbird in Ubuntu 21.10

Thunderbird is doing weird things, and I don't really know where to start looking for an answer. I can't open Thunderbird from the dock. When opened it appears in the dock as if multiple windows are ...
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Drag-drop to Thunderbird works poorly with Wayland

I am getting behavior where if I drag and drop an attachment (jpg, docx) onto a Thunderbird compose window, often it does not get attached. As I am dragging, the window overlay that shows that it's ...
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Keybindings to start Thunderbird and Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 20.04: How to know them and how to disable them?

Sometimes I unwittingly do some key combo that fires up Thunderbird or Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 20.04. How can I know what's the keybinding triggering these actions and how can I disable it?
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How to remove entire profile from thunderbird

I did what has been warned; be careful when entering the config in Thunderbird. I trashed it. I cannot get to the 'options' at all to correct. I uninstalled Thunderbird; then reinstalled it (via the ...
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Syncing mails from different folders in thunderbird

I'm now working as a research technician in an institute and I have an official institute mail for the official communications. The access to the mail will be discontinued this month as I'm leaving ...
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Software recommendation: Thunderbird alternative, that can import TB's data

tl;dr Looking for a reliable alternative to Thunderbird that can import (or read) all emails from Thunderbird (only emails is fine) support local account (read localhost mail, from /var/mail/...) ...
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sometimes Thunderbird doesn't quit properly and switching windows with ALT+TAB doesn't work: how to solve?

Sometimes Thunderbird freezes on the Panel after quiting the program and simultaniously switching windows with ALT+TAB doesn't work anymore. On my computer I can reproduce it this way: Ubuntu 21.10 ...
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alt tab bug with Thunderbird

Whenever I have the Thunderbird screen in focus and use alt tab to change windows something strange happens. The alt tab function is disabled (no longer works) and this behaviour can only be rectified ...
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Where are menu command shortcuts stored for Firefox and Thunderbird, e.g. ALT_F for main menu entry "File"?

I'd like to harmonize keyboard-accelerators for main menu entries of Firefox and Thunderbird, maybe add some (if it possible will be seen). The standard localization for German setup is a little bit ...
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Thunderbird no longer working

I am having a problem with my email program, Thunderbird. Up until 2 days ago, this has been working flawlessly for years, until it suddenly stopped sending or receiving emails. My initial thought was ...
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Thunderbird cannot be re-opened from Dash

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 21.10 (on Wayland) if I open thunderbird from the Dash and then close it it cannot be reopened from the Dash. If I click on the Thunderbird icon nothing happens. If I open a ...
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Thunderbird cannot be closed, but no process running

I have a problem where Thunderbird cannot be closed and no interaction is possible. Only the context menu sometimes appears on the left upper corner of the screen. No Thunderbird related process is ...
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Updating Thunderbird 78 to 91 on Ubuntu 20.04

I propably took a wrong way to update Thunderbird. I found in Ubuntu Software the TB icon for the new 91.4.0 version (December 29th 2021) and clicked the Install button. When restarting email, it ...
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Thunderbird update link seems broken

Using Ubuntu 20.04.3 sudo apt upgrade fails: Connection failed [IP: 91.189.91.39 80] Using browser to: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/thunderbird/thunderbird_78.14.0+build1-0ubuntu0.20....
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Ubuntu 21.10 Thunderbird - selecting new email message, looses focus from contents pane

Thunderbird 91.3.1 In Thunderbird, when reviewing incoming email, it USED to be that I could click on the subject line of any email message, and then without moving the mouse pointer, I could scroll ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 Thunderbird - IPDL protocol error: Handler returned error code!

Thunderbird 91.3.1 If I start Thunderbird from the terminal, and then select any email message to read, I see the following error... IPDL protocol error: Handler returned error code! ###!!! [Parent][...
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Ubuntu 20.04 ThunderBird apt 78 to snap 91

I am searching a complement of this tuto How to update Thunderbird 78 to 91 on Ubuntu 20.04?. I install/uninstall snap 91 and apt 78 many times. I always recover my data with 78, not with 91 How to ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 becomes unstable/unusable and requires hard-boot when trying to change time-zone in Thunderbird 91.3

I am running the latest Thunderbird 91.3 on my Ubuntu 21.10 installation. It works like a charm for all my gmail/live accounts and calendars. However in past three weeks, I had to change my time zones ...
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How do I remove Thunderbird as default mail client and switch it to chrome on 20.04 LTS

I'm wanting to change the default mail client from Mozilla Thunderbird to Google Chrome. I have Thunderbird set but it doesn't give me the option to switch to google chrome. If I open an email link in ...
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Firefox and Thunderbird can't read /usr to add apps to handlers file

In some recent update I lost all the application handlers in both Firefox and Thunderbird. When I search for "other apps" it reports no permission to access /usr. The directory has 755 ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 - Thunderbird 91.x.x drops (movemail) mbox support!

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 21.04 to Ubuntu 21.10. Baring a few glitches here and there, it's now running ok. However, I just discovered that Thunderbird 91.x.x removed movemail support! That means ...
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Strange behaviour of the Thunderbird mail sending window

When I open the mail sending window in Thunderbird (Ubuntu 21.10), send the mail, and close the sending window the dot next to the Thunderbird icon is not deleted. So there are two dots but only one ...
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Synchronization of Google and Microsoft calendars

I would like to synchronize Microsoft and Google calendars across multiple devices, particularly Ubuntu-based. I have managed to merge the two calendars from Microsoft Outlook and Gmail on an Android ...
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Can I copy two profiles on reinstallation

I have just lost my twin boot Windows and Ubuntu system which after some fun have now restored. Before creating my new profile in Thunderbird, I have read how to transfer my old profile in, but I ...
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rsync gets stuck in backing up thunderbird emails

I do my backups with rsync. Now rsync gets stuck transferring my email folders. I use 20.04 and thunderbird 78.13.0 (64-Bit). I start my backup with this: #!/bin/bash rm -Rf /home/anja/.cache/* for ...
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"Your connection is not secure" for every other website [closed]

My father uses an old computer with Ubuntu 16.04 on it. (I cannot update that. He rejects all change. I have made many attempts to make him accept a newer system, to no avail.) Since a few months he ...
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Why is Thunderbird Mail erratic after upgrading to 21.10?

After sorting out account configuration issues very recently with Thunderbird, and having it work perfectly with 21.04, the program now is erratic when sending mail. I am unable to quit Thunderbird ...
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Is there a way to increase the size of the Caja file selector thumbnails?

Hopefully the title makes sense. All I need to know is if there is a way to make the thumbnails/image previews bigger as on a laptop screen they are pretty hard to see.
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Can't access profile folder on Thunderbird 91 installed from Snap Store

I followed the directions at: How to update Thunderbird 78 to 91 on Ubuntu 20.04? to install Thunderbird 91 in Kubuntu 20.04: Remove the apt version, and install the Thunderbird 91 snap, by choosing ...
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Thunderbolt devices not detected

I have connected amazon basics thunderbolt dock to ubuntu machine and i have a thunderbolt ssd connected to dock in the thunderbolt port and the dock has ethernet port. in the gnome thunderbolt ...
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Why am I unable to send e-mail with Thunderbird - the connection times out, trying to connect

I am running Ubuntu 21.04 and regularly updated. I have 100mb fiber connection and the time of day when trying to send an e-mail does not matter. I can, however, successfully send a message using a ...
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Read cron output with Thunderbird 91?

On Ubuntu 21.10, Thunderbird 91 does not support movemail (Unix Mailspool) accounts: Removed support for movemail Support for movemail has been removed. Please set up an IMAP or POP3 account to ...
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Is there a way to filter mail based on timestamp rather than just date in Thunderbird

In thunderbird, we can filter mail based on a number of constraints including date. But, I don't see a way to use timestamp to filter rather than date alone. Is there no way for it? Sounds strange imo....
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Import TB Profile from Apt TB78 to FlatpakTB91

I want to change from apt installed Thunderbird 78 to flatpak install Thunderbird 91. What is the most efficient way to get my Thunderbird 78 profile to become my default flatpak Thunderbird 91 ...
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issue running thunderbird-91 with firejail thunderbird profile

I have been using thunderbird-78 installed through apt package repository. I was able to run thunderbird in firejail mode using the command firejail --profile=/etc/firejail/thunderbird.profile ...
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How to update Thunderbird 78 to 91 on Ubuntu 20.04?

At the risk of sounding like a complete noob... "how do I actually use the updater included with the download of thunderbird 91?" I downloaded and extracted the TB91 archive from https://www....
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failure in thunderbird when converting message to file fails (save as...)

In newest thunderbird 78.13.0 (64-bit) under Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS with all avlbl updates in it, when trying to mass save messages to .eml files (using save as...), for say 100 messages at once, it stops ...
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Closing Thunderbird

When I try to open Thunderbird I get message that it already running and must close it before getting my messages. Cannot close the supposedly running Thunderbird. What is going on? How to fix without ...
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Upgrade Thunderbird?

I'm having a new problem sending some emails with pdf attachments in Thunderbird. I get a message saying there's an esmtp protocol deviation and the email doesn't go. I see that I have Thunderbird v ...
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