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How to get a warning before sending from a given account?

At university, I have my personal email account and my institutional email account both linked onto thunderbird. This is useful, for obvious reasons: I can check my personal communications without ...
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Is it possible to use Firefox Sync to synchronize Thunderbird plugins and accounts?

I have a machine on which my Thunderbird is configured for three accounts (IMAP and NNTP, but NO POP). How could I have those accounts available on other machines using Thunderbird ? I obviously ...
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Cannot link up Hotmail account in Thunderbird

For a while now, I have had my Hotmail account hooked up to my Thunderbird, along with a couple of others. Recently however, it has had issue connecting. None of the other accounts have any issue (I ...
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Can I configure Thunderbird 3 to refresh the folder list for an Exchange IMAP account?

Background: When used as an IMAP client against Gmail, Thunderbird 3 (may be the case in v2 also, not sure) will refresh it's list of folders (the folders correspond to Gmail labels) when you do ...
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Can't stop automatic Thunderbird updates (TB & LIghtning incompatible)

It seems Thunderbird (currently 38.6.0 on Windows 8.1 64bit on an Acer laptop) is still automagically updating itself, although I've already set the update policy from "ask" to "never". Not ...
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Using thunderbird for sending emails over command line

When I receive orders I handle them in an admin tool. When processed, I launch thunderbird with command line, so it opens up email windows with prefille subject, to, from, body and file attachment. I ...
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Windows Mail App looses account after updating to windows 10

I am (trying to) administrate my dads computer and he now updated his windows 8 to windows 10. He was using the windows Mail App (the one with the blue square and the white envelope) and after booting ...
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Thunderbird Lightning Calendar sync or import from MS Outlook

I have recently started using Thunderbird as my mail client and I like it (much better than what they want me to use - Outlook). Although I am well settled with email and contacts, I still want to ...
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How do I get Thunderbird to show the attachments expanded

The latest update to Thunderbird email client shows the attachments under a separate panel. I'd like the panel to display expanded automatically. How do I do that? It doesn't seem to be in the help ...
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How to get rid of Thunderbird error “[NONEXISTENT] Unknown Mailbox: Trash”

Every time I start Thunderbird, I get this error: The current operation on 'Trash' did not succeed. The mail server for account spamspam@gmail.com responded: [NONEXISTENT] Unknown Mailbox: ...
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How to make Thunderbird compose mail with “Paragraph” as default?

I'm trying to do the exact opposite of How To Make Thunderbird Compose Mail With "Body Text" As Default?. So my current default setting for composition is "Body Text", but I want it to be ...
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Accept and Decline button missing in thunderbird when receiving an invitation

I'm using Thunderbird 12.0.1 with the following add-ons for the calendar: Lightning 1.4 Provider for Google calendar 0.9 I'm working with Ubuntu 12.04 When I receive an event invitation from ...
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Every other Thunderbird outgoing email fails SSL handshake

It takes me two tries to send any email with Thunderbird because it gives me this error on the first try: Sending of the message failed. The message could not be sent using Outgoing server ...
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My signature in Thunderbird changes font in replies

I have set in my Thunderbird the signature (html format) addition on every replies. My problem is that when Thunderbird add the signature (bellow my answer and above the citation), it changes its font ...
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How to search by text characteristics in Thunderbird like Gmail

I'd like to quickly search by characteristics in Thunderbird like I do in Gmail. Example: label:unread label:sent to:orly How can I do that?
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Unexpected error - Thunderbird

I replied to a message I received, and when I initially opened the reply window, there was an unexpected indent which I could not remove by pressing Backspace or by decreasing the indent. I ended up ...
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Started getting duplicate emails again in Thunderbird 3.x

It is a known issue with Thunderbird 3.x that it downloads duplicate emails. I installed Thunderbird 3.1.5 last month (it's awesome!) and configured it to not download duplicate emails using the ...
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Thunderbird “undo send” feature (like in Gmail)?

I was wondering if there exists a thunderbird addon that gives similar functionality as Google's "undo send" feature? This basically just delays the sent message for a few seconds allowing the user ...
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Can You Get a Virus Simply by Opening an Email? [closed]

The German Federal Bureau for Security in IT ("Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik") regularly informs recipients of a newsletter about current IT security threats. On 28 April 2016 ...
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How to import Windows Live Mail mails into ThunderBird?

I have a Windows machine and always use Windows Live Mail, but after a time I descovery that Windows Live Mail do not support filters in IMAP account. So then I discover that Thunderbird that support ...
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Wipe an IMAP folder without having to sync everything

My local ISP has mixed POP/IMAP boxes and a bad habit of moving possible spam to a folder on IMAP which means that I have to configure Thunderbird to use IMAP instead of POP and die from boredom until ...
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MIME format issue moving old mail from Office 365 to a free Gmail account

I'm in the process of moving around 30.000 emails from an Office 365 account to a free Gmail account. I tried several ways to do this: Copying emails in Outlook 2016 for Mac from the original folder ...
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Modified IMAP server for mail accounts in Thunderbird and lost all old mails

I recently had to modify the IMAP server for about 5 mail accounts in Thunderbird and after doing so, for each account I only see new messages that arrived to the new mail server. To make it more ...
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Enigmail cannot communicate with gpg-agent

I've been using Thunderbird + Enigmail for years. I'm currently using Thunderbird 38.5.1, Enigmail version 1.9 (20160223-1641), and GPG 2.0.26 in my work PC (Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit, w/ Gnome Shell). A ...
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Why does Google call Thunderbird “less secure”?

I've never had problems using Gmail with Thunderbird yet, but while trying to use a free software client for Google Talk/Chat/Hangout I've discovered that, according to Google's document on "less ...
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Remove/ Undo Ignore Thread on deleted email

My thunderbird had a spaz out recently, and it seemed to do three things: placed an "Ignore thread" on an email deleted said email created an archive folder in my inbox This happened while I was ...
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Recovering Thunderbird mail after a Windows 7 upgrade

I installed Windows 7 over Windows XP and forgot to backup my emails. I still have the Thunderbird profile folder saved in Documents and Settings though. How do I go about recovering all my mail and ...
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Thunderbird Data reinstallation

I have Back up of Emails in Thunderbird in OLD PC.New Laptop Purchased. How to take backup in New Laptop -Thunderbird and what precautions to be taken
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Does Mozilla Thunderbird support push notifications?

I prefer push notifications, and having recently downloaded Thunderbird, I went to the server settings after adding a Gmail account. However, I can't find any option that seems to enable push ...
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stop thunderbird checking for messages before opening a message

There is very often a few seconds to several seconds delays betweenI click on a message and seeing it. I notice that often when I click on a message, first a couple of newer messages appear above it ...
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Thunderbird with external editors possible?

The known add-on external editor says it is compatible with Thunderbird 5. But the latest Thunderbird is version 31.1.0 already. Is it still usable? Or is there any other add-on that can enable ...
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I cannot get thunderbird to connect to Outlook.com

Had to reformat my pc and have been unable to get Thunderbird to connect to my Outlook.com account again. I have no problem connecting to Yahoo. Using Windows 7 and have checked and double checked my ...
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“Manual threading” in Thunderbird?

I use Thunderbird's threaded view of email messages to group emails together which are related. However, sometimes people will reply to messages using some mail program which does not properly set the ...
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Why does Google's app-passwords ALWAYS say the password is wrong?

After I have enabled the two-step-authorization, I cannot login my Gmail via Thunderbird anymore! I then noticed there is a way to do so with 'app-passwords'. So, I tried it, but it didn't work. ...
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Prevent Thunderbird from automatic mark “read” while scrolling

On my Lenovo yoga 300-11IBY with a Elan smartpad Touchpad I have the problem, that when I scroll through the email list in my Inbox, the active line follows the visual part of the inbox. If I scroll ...
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Sorting mail in Thunderbird by both unread status and by date

Is there any way to make Thunderbird sort mail so that unread mail is always at the top and the e-mails are sorted by date in descending order persistently? Maybe an add-on that someone can recommend? ...
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How can I force Thunderbird to reload IMAP folder structure

Whenever I create a new label in my Gmail account, this creates a new IMAP folder. Sadly, that new folder does not show up in Thunderbird unless I restart Thunderbird. This is not specific to Gmail. ...
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Sync RSS feeds on multiple Thunderbird installations and iPhone

What I want to achieve is to sync my RSS feed … on my Thunderbird at work on my thunderbird at home on my iPhone I'm sure a lot of people do have the same problem. How can I do this?
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Thunderbird 3.0 error while trying to get mail: “The folder is being processed. Please wait until processing is complete to get messages.”

Just upgraded to TB3. On opening TB i get a message 'determining which messages to index'. After several minutes, the message disappears. If i then try to get mail, the message quoted in the title ...
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Possible to remove Thunderbird icons from left pane?

I would like to remove the icons that appear in the mailbox list in the left pane: Thunderbird icons
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Can I use booleans (AND, OR) in Thunderbird's quick filter field?

Is there a way to use in Thunderbird's quick filter bar to use Boolean filters (like AND, OR, NOT)? I would like to be able to (for example) search on emails send by either Joe OR Jane. See below ...
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How to eliminate full header display in forward mail in thunderbird?

Thunderbird showing full content of previous email header with content type and all. how to disable that in forward mail?
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How to forever delete emails from Thunderbird?

I noticed today that, when I do a search within my emails with Thunderbird, it manages to get me references and mails that I had deleted years ago (entire folders that were knowingly deleted). Yes, I ...
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Thunderbird: Compose Message and set font-size for all (pasted) text

I am sure I am not the only one with this problem: When you write an email in Thunderbird v24.4 and you paste text copied from a website, the different formatting will appear as well. Thus there are ...
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Is there any Thunderbird setting that forces tasks to appear in the calendar/lightning pane?

I like my tasks to appear in the calendar view in Thunderbird. To be more precise, I do not mean to appear in the side pane, but in the schedule along with my other events. For instance, like in the ...
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Saving all email headers from a specific folder in a text file (IMAP)

I have an IMAP mail account and would like to export the headers meaning subject, sender, and so on of all emails in a certain folder as a plain text file. For instance the outputted text file should ...
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How to set the default composition method for new accounts in thunderbird to plain-text?

I'm a happy user of thunderbind and and avid hater of HTML mails. So one of the first things i usually do when setting up a new account, is to switch the default composition method to "plain text". ...
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How can I customize keyboard shortcuts in Thunderbird?

I would love to get hjkl movement and some other vim-like keybindings, like / for search, if possible. I'm aware of Dactyl's thunderbird project, but it looks like it's in alpha. Similarly, Mutterator ...
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How to change the font-size of Thunderbird thread list on a Mac?

How to change the font-size of Thunderbird thread list on a Mac? I don't see any settings in the preferences.
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Clean IMAP local cache in Thunderbird

A friend of mine recently switched to Mutt as his mail client (I will, too). I was told by him that Mutt allows to save only mails with some age (maxage's parameter). Also he thinks that at Mutt you ...