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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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Can only start few applications with Ubuntu 18.04.1 on Lenovo ThinkPad 460s

I'm currently running 18.04.1 on a T460s. Everything runs smooth except one issue occuring once in a while: Seems like I'm sometimes not able to start more than one application, e.g. Firefox 64.0 (...
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how do i find the separate folders and files for thunderbird? [duplicate]

I found Thunderbird in /etc/apport/native-origins.d$ using dpkg -s thunderbird but its just a thunder bird file I need the separate files and folders for the application so I can try to find the ...
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Secret key has missing trust [sic] in Thunderbird

I have recently installed the latest version of Thunderbird (60.3.0, 64-bit) on Ubuntu 18.04 from the Snap Store. I have installed the Enigmail addon and successfully imported my private key. On ...
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Icon for Thunderbird not updating

I am using a custom icon theme in Ubuntu 18.04 (Gnome) but the icon for Thunderbird has not changed/updated. Every other app icon seems to be updated. And I did check to make sure that there is a ...
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Thunderbird: How to copy CalDAV/CardDAV Connections from one Machine to another?

On my main machine I am running Thunderbird with Lightning and have several CalDAV calendars connected. Furthermore there is also a CardDAV address book hooked up. How can I transfer those CalDAV and ...
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Adding custom search engine to Thunderbird (Redux)

Thunderbird 60 32-bit, Win 7 x64. On this page Adding custom search engine to Thunderbird, I read: Open this link in web browser and download the Google search plugin for thunderbird. But the ...
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Thunderbird Mail Merge conditional on field ending with a period produces wrong result

I am trying to make the salutation in my email conditional on whether the recipient has a Job Title or not, but it isn't working properly. The email is sent, but the salutation is always "Dear {{First ...
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Thunderbird confusion about feeds and folders

I am somewhat confused as to how Thunderbird handles feed subscriptions. Under "Blogs & News Feeds", I have created a folder called "Jobs", and put several RSS subscriptions there, which appear as ...
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Enigmail pgp key in Libre office

sorry if this was already answered, but I couldn't find the right answer on my own. I am using Enigmail in Thunderbird and created a pgp key (priv and pub) for myself in Enigmail. Now I want to sign ...
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How to set Thunderbird leave messages on server in Ubuntu 18.04?

I'm trying to setup Thunderbird with secondary mail account and want it to leave messages on server. There was such a feature, at least in Windows earlier, like this: But i can't see those tick box ...
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Thunderbird 60.2.1 doesn't notify with new email?

I want thunderbird 60.2.1 to show email notifications even my thunderbird client is not active (running in background). It only works when I open the client. But It doesn't give notifications in ...
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Dovecot IMAP & OUTLOOK Authentication

Which type of configuration file do i have to use in order to able to connect from MS-OUTLOOK client ? The error i get while i try to connect from MS-OUTLOOK : localhost dovecot: imap-login: ...
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Add Cert / “Security Exception” to Thunderbird 60

I have to tell my Thunderbird 60 every. single. time. that I am happy with confirming the security exceptions (our corporation cert, that is), both for IMAP receiving and SMTP sending. After that ...
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Install Thunderbird 52.0 manually and correct

Ubuntu 18.04 - I'm rather new to Ubuntu. I want to use Thunderbird with 'Lightning'. I installed Thunderbird via the 'Ubuntu Software' - Thunderbird 60.3.0. In the Add-ons Manager of Thunderbird it ...
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How to transfer files from Windows 10 partition to new Ubuntu partition

My brilliant techy son has convinced me to move to linux/ubuntu for everyday use, and installed Ubuntu on a separate partition on one of my pc's. I need to save the Windows 10 partition for 2-3 ...
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Menu bar missing on some programs

I'm running XFCE on Ubuntu 16.04.5. Two days ago the menu bar disappeared randomly in LibreOffice programs only, still worked in other programs like FileZilla, Thunar, Thunderbird, etc. But in ...
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New Thunderbird (version 60+) to show emails' date with four-digit again?

Recently in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS we got a new Thunderbird version, jumping from version 52 something to now version 60.2.1 In the e-mail section which lists all e-mails, as well as in the individual e-...
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Thunderbird Favourite [duplicate]

Just installed Thunderbird and it works fine on Ubuntu 18.04. I would like however to add it into programs shown on the App launcher and also favourites.
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Thunderbird 60 minimise to tray [duplicate]

Extensions like FireTray no longer work with the Thunderbird version 60+ . How can I run thunderbird version 60+ minimised to tray? I run awesome-wm v4.2.
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Internet error hanging on TLS handshake and TB at connected to pop3

Since yesterday I have a problem with my wired internet connection only on Ubuntu, Win7 works fine (dual boot), Thunderbird hangs at connected to pop3 and receives no e-mails and various websites hang ...
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Thunderbird unread message count not displayed

Thunderbird doesn't show the unread counter on its symbol in the dock for me on Ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10 (both with gnome). Is that normal? If not, does anybody know what the problem could be?
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replace default Dutch Thunderbird by en-US version

On my Ubuntu 18.04 the default Thunderbird version is Dutch. I want that to be the en-US version. Including automatic updates etc. How can I do that? $ dpkg -l | grep thunderbird ii thunderbird ...
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Thunderbird not saving passwords on Ubuntu 18.04

I have 4 computers with Ubuntu 18.04 and in all 4, Thunderbird stopped saving credentials. Every time I open Thunderbird I have to enter passwords and/or OAuth2 authentication information and even ...
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Which is the proper way to add Lightning calendar to Thunderbird (60+)?

A recent update of Thunderbird in Ubuntu (version 60.2.1) broke the Lightning calendar installed as add-on. See here. Mozilla provides Lightning as bundled in the last versions, but Ubuntu (and Debian?...
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Thunderbird: Highlight Mails containing unprocessed invitations

Is there a way to highlight mails which contain unprocessed invitations? I would like to see the highlighted line here: If the message contains this: Is there a way to get this? For me it is ...
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Thunderbird 60 becomes unresponsive after clicking the “Write” button

Thunderbird 60.2.1 installed on my Lubuntu 18.04.1, as a part of the standard updates. Now, when I click on the "Write" button to start a new message, the application becomes unresponsive. The ...
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replace thunderbird version that is installed by default in such a way that the replacing version is auto updated [duplicate]

Ubuntu 18.04 Thunderbird updated automatically to 60.2.1 two days ago. With two problems for me: UI language changed from en-US to Dutch, so all short cuts I use are different.. calendar was not ...
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Lost Calendar in Thunderbird after Ubuntu 18.04 System Update [duplicate]

I recently ran the offered system update for my Ubuntu 18.04 installation. Everything appeared to go well even if it did take over an hour and I was quite happy whit how it all turned out. However I'...
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Thunderbird 60.2.1 “MinimizeToTray revived” add-on stopped working

After update, my Thunderbird stopped getting minimized with the "MinimizeToTray revived" add-on. Is there any way to minimize my Thunderbird? Any other add-on that works with the new version?
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18.04.1 - Fresh minimal install - Now comes with Thunderbird?

I just installed fresh version of 18.04.1 minimal install. I now have Thunderbird and LibreOffice installed on my system. This didn't happen before. Is this normal? If so, why the change?
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How to go back to previous version of Thunderbird on 18.04?

On 15/10/2018, updates pulled a new version of Thunderbird (60.2.1). Unfortunately this version does not work with some important addons I rely on. What is the procedure to go back to the previous ...
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How do I install GnuPG 2.2?

Is it possible to install GnuPG 2.2 in Ubuntu 16.04? According to https://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnupg-announce/2018q3/000428.html there is a maintenance version 2.2.10. This link also tells how ...
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Appointments Lost - Lightning 5.4 (disabled) [duplicate]

I realised this morning that I no longer have my Lightning calendar in Thunderbird. On searching I've found "Lightning is incompatible with Thunderbird 60.2.1"! Effectively I remember seeing that I ...
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Latest update to Thunderbird 60.2.1 on 18.04 - Lightning calendar missing

After completing an Ubuntu automatic software update (15 Oct 2018) that included Thunderbird 60.2.1 the Lightning calendar is now missing. When I click on Thunderbird's Add-On tab to see if there's ...
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Thunderbird does not connect to popular IMAP servers after lapse in usage

Apologies for redundant submittal but the workaround in a related post was to uninstall/reinstall Thunderbird after backing up key folders. I would prefer to delay this brute force approach for an ...
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Thunderbird on Xubuntu 18.04.1: new mail popup appears on lock screen

I have been using Xubuntu 16.04 LTS and ~2 weeks ago upgraded to 18.04.1 LTS. Since then, the new mail notifications of Thunderbird will pop up even if I have locked my screen. Is this a bug in ...
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Google calendar reminders not imported in thunderbird

I have thunderbird with the lightning and the google calendar extension. It works almost perfect, which means that the tasks and events are imported correctly, the calendars synchronizes properly and ...
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Thunderbird Alert pop-up (in the launch bar) rarely showing since I'm using Ubuntu 18.04

I do see, but only for an instant, a notification when new mailarrives at the top centre of the screen. What I would like to see is the small red "warning disk" on the Thunderbird icon in the launch ...
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Dual boot, Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 8.1 clock issues

Recently I overwrote my Ubuntu 14.04 boot with a new installation of Ubuntu 18.04. With my previous dual boot, sometimes when I would shut off Ubuntu and run Windows 8.1, the Windows internal clock ...
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How do I disable spell checking in Thunderbird?

In Thunderbird, when I compose a new message, I can go into Options and unselect "Spell Check As You Type". I have to do this every time I send a message. How can I disable it permanently?
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Can I recover Thunderbird e-mails from a recent backup in Xubuntu 16.04 into a recently installed version of Xubuntu 18.04?

I worked with Xubuntu 16.04 for some years and tried to upgrade to version 18.04 some time ago. Every week I made a backup with 'deja-dup'. The upgrade to 18.04 failed and I had to decide installing ...
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Thunderbird: I accept an invitation, but the sender does not see it

I receive an invitation to an event via email. I use thunderbird and accept the invitation. I use tine20 for my calendar. I can see the event in my calendar. But the sender does not see that I ...
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How do I make Thunderbird open HTTPS links in firefox for Thunderbird Add-ons?

I have been trying to figure this out all night. When I try to set a theme in thunderbird it asks for me to select an application to open HTTPS links. I cannot find firefox in any of the folders I ...
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“Create New Account” button Thunderbird (Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS) not working

I just moved to Ubuntu and am trying to set up a second email account (Gmail). After setting up successfully the first (iCloud), when I try to repeat the procedure and click on "Skip this and use my ...
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Thunderbird 52.9.1 (64-bit) fails to connect to server on Ubuntu 18.04

Since yesterday, I have got a problem on Thunderbird that fails to connect to servers (imap servers) (both gmail and not-gmail types). I have tried to uninstall thunderbird via Ubuntu Software and ...
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Thunderbird distorts some messages

Thunderbird is displaying some messages in a distorted view. The only ones that are distorted are spam. And when I try to select those as spam, nothing happens.
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Thunderbird fails to connect to server

I'm using Thunderbird 52.9.1 to access several email accounts in Ubuntu 18.04. It has alwaws worked well, but in the last few days it fails. After opening Thunderbird it shows a message: "Failed to ...
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Cannot change password in Thunderbird 52.9.1 in Ubuntu 18.04

Updated online password in various webmail accounts. Cannot locate password manager or any menu entry allowing me to change passwords. Read various posts pointing me to preferences / security but no ...
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How do I get a non-English spell checking in Thunderbird?

How do I get a non-English spell checking in Thunderbird? In my case it is just Danish (apart from English) I want to have working. I am in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Following a solution at How do I get ...
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Thunderbird icon is missing in system tray bar in Ubuntu 18.04

In Ubuntu 16.04 I had a Thunderbird icon in tray bar with unread messages but there isn't in Ubuntu 18.04. Is there a chance to have it again?