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Why are there directories called Local, LocalLow, and Roaming under \Users\<username>?

I have a workstation running Win2008 that's logged in an AD domain and I have a dual boot with Ubuntu Linux. When running Linux, I'd like to be able to use the same Thunderbird profile I use under ...
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How to move Thunderbird account settings to a new computer

On PC A, I have Thunderbird (3.0) running with several mail accounts. Now I want to move one account (with settings and stored mails) to a new PC B. I found no functions in Thunderbird to export ...
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How can I change the default encoding type Thunderbird uses when composing a new email?

Whenever I compose a new email message in Thunderbird, it defaults to the Western (ISO-8859-1) encoding, and I have to manually change it to UTF-8 every time. How do I change the default?
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How do I sync Thunderbird across two computers?

I have a computer (laptop) at work that I have installed Thunderbird on and set all of these rules, created contacts, and updated calendars on. I don't want to have to go through all of that process ...
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Does Thunderbird work with Exchange account

Has anyone got Thunderbird working with an Exchange account? I downloaded and installed it yesterday and entered in my credentials and it failed. The advanced setup has options for IMAP and SMTP but ...
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How to Sync Thunderbird Contacts with Gmail Contacts

I have thunderbird 3.0 with the Zindus plugin. However it seems that Zindus syncs one way. For example I type a new email address into thunderbird and then go to my gmail account and it has no record ...
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Why would Thunderbird regularly hang for 10 seconds

I've been using the Thunderbird e-mail client for years on three different operating systems: XP, Vista, Windows 7. On all of these operating systems, it has always had the problem of e.g. I'll be ...
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Convert a Gmail account from POP to IMAP and keep folder structure?

I currently use POP to access my gmail through thunderbird, but I would like to switch to IMAP so that my folders are mirrored on the server, and my sent emails are also available through the web ...
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Merging threads in Thunderbird [duplicate]

Is it possible to merge threads in Thunderbird? I recently got into a discussion where one person was consistently not using "Reply", but starting new threads. I'd like to merge all such emails into ...
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How do I export calendar events in Mozilla lightning

How do I export calendar events in Mozilla Lightning? I'm using Thunderbird 3.0.4. (Sorry for such a basic question, but clicking on "Help contents" takes me to http://support.mozillamessaging.com/...
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Remove “deleted” flag from IMAP messages

I use a Microsoft Exchange 2010 email server and a Mozilla Thunderbird client. One day I selected a large part of my inbox and mistakenly pressed a keyboard shortcut which (I presume) marked the ...
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Removing duplicate emails in Thunderbird

I need to stop the duplicate mail (which is already in my mail box) in Thunderbird or any mail box. Are there any filters for this?
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How can I train Thunderbird's spam filter?

Thunderbird spam filter works pretty well but for some reason, mails from "Approved VIAGRA Store" continually get through and are not marked as spam even when I continually mark them as junk. Is ...
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Using Thunderbird and gmail, sent items appear as unread in “All Mail”

I'm using a gmail account in Thunderbird. When I send a message, a new mail notification appears (sound and system try icon), an unread message appears in the gmail All Mail folder, and the account ...
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Thunderbird: moving email from local Junk folder to IMAP folder yields “Message contains invalid header”

Whenever I try to move an email from a local Junk folder to an IMAP folder in Thunderbird, I get the following error message: The current command did not succeed. The mail server responded: ...
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Thunderbird: Error: imap.server.com : server does not support RFC 5746, see CVE-2009-3555

I'm getting this error when checking my mail, and I can't download my mail. I recently updated Thundirbird yesterday, but it restarted and was working fine for many hours. I saw this question: How to ...
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Thunderbird 3: see size of folder?

In Thunderbird 3, how do you see the size of a folder? I.e. the total size of all emails in a certain folder?
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Thunderbird does not delete messages from the POP server

Thunderbird does not delete messages from the POP server. I am a Yahoo Plus user and I can download messages from the inbox in Thunderbird from the Yahoo POP3 server. However, I want to delete read ...
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Can IMAP clients read my contacts from Office 365?

I'm using a Mac. I'm using Postbox as my email client (which is actually Firefox thunderbird under the hood). I'm connecting to my email that is hosted in Office 365 via IMAP. Email works great. ...
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Office 2010 to Thunderbird migration

I've been reading a lot of things on the internet about this but can't get it to work. Also tried the Mozilla forums, did not get anything useful out of that. What I could do is importing the PST ...
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Exporting Thunderbird from Win7 32bit to Win7 64bit

I am trying to export my thunderbird mails and mail accounts from my old win7 32bit to a new win7 64 bit. Both have the same version (16.0.1). Earlier in this situation I just copy the Thunderbird ...
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Thunderbird, IMAP, Delete a message and move it to local Trash

How can I AUTOMATICALLY move a deleted IMAP message to my LOCAL Trash instead of IMAP Trash? Thunderbird 17.0.3. [ Message Filters only work on incoming mail. Tools > Account Settings > Server ...
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Thunderbird doesn't raise or give focus when you click “Write” or “Reply”

I'm using Thunderbird 2.0.22, the version that comes with Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10. When I hit "Reply" or "Write", a new email window pops up, but it ends up being under the main Thunderbird Window, and ...
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Export Email from Thunderbird to Microsoft Outlook

Export Mail from Thunderbird to Microsoft Outlook There is no default export feature in the application
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Thunderbird freezing

I can open Thunderbird but as soon as I click on any file thunderbird freezes. Went to tools can see first page of settings but thunderbird freezes. Ran norton 360 & rebooted too Went to ...
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Changing Computers - Transfering email in Thunderbird [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move Thunderbird account settings to a new computer I am changing computers and would like to take the email I currently have in Thunderbird (this includes local ...
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Change the default sorting order in Thunderbird

Thunderbird (2.something here as 3 is still not stable and had some nasty bugs last I tried) sorts mails by date by default. This is fine, however, it sorts them so that the newest ones are at the ...
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Tell Thunderbird not to truncate or wrap lines when sending email

When I compose and send an email (I always write plain-text emails) in Thunderbird, it always truncates my sentences and adds line breaks in the middle of my sentences. How do I turn this feature ...
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Can Mozilla Thunderbird show sent replies in threaded view?

I would like for Thunderbird to show replies to threaded messages in with the received messages. Is this possible, even with an extension? The desired behavior would be something like how Zimbra's ...
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How can I get Thunderbird to check subfolders on IMAP?

I have Thunderbird set up to use my Gmail account through IMAP. All works well and good, except for one problem: I have a group of gmail mail filters set up to redirect mail into different labels ...
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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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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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HTML or rich e-mails do not work with Enigmal in Thunderbird

I would like to be able to receive HTML/rich e-mails, but since I installed Enigmail for Thunderbird, this has not been possible. All e-mails are shown as plain text or not shown at all. This has some ...
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How do I set Thunderbird to notify me of new emails in only certain folders?

I use Gmail with Thunderbird, which is working great, except for the part where I get a new email. It shows me the new email twice when notifying because it appears in both the inbox and All Mail ...
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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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How do I get Thunderbird to open an ICS attachment directly in Lightning's calendar?

I'm using Mozilla Thunderbird 9.0.1 with Lightning 1.1.1. Is there an easier way to import an ICS file attached to an email than saving it to disk, then in Calendar going to File --> Open? If I ...
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How to copy all email addresses from an email in Thunderbird

Is there a way to automatically copy all the email addresses from an email's To, Cc, Bcc headers etc in Thunderbird? I am currently right clicking and doing "Copy Email Address" for each one but this ...
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How to combine filter rules in message filters in Thunderbird to create more advanced filter criteria?

In Thunderbird one can choose either Match all of the following or Match any of the following for a given set of filter rules. There's no way to mix OR and AND logical operators freely to create more ...
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How can I force Thunderbird to download all emails by IMAP?

I just created a new Thunderbird profile. Unfortunately Thunderbird only downloads recent messages. I need to get all my messages and subfolders. Any idea?
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How to Export Thunderbird Mail Accounts?

I have about 5 email accounts (of different people) backed up on my computer using Thunderbird. I need to be able to somehow send a zip file (or anyother format) to these users so that the file ...
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Is there a simple way to synchronize Thunderbird across machines?

I love Firefox Sync. Is there a similar way to synchronise Thunderbird? I want to synchronise account settings, filters and address books. I never download e-mails, so this isn't an issue. There is ...
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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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Set Thunderbird “from” address by incoming “to” address

I have configured my email server to send all email to my mailbox. So x@example.com and y@example.com go to one mailbox. Every forum, registration, and guy get their own address for sending me emails ...
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What does it mean to “subscribe” to an IMAP folder?

I'm using Thunderbird with Gmail IMAP and there's this "Subscribe" option for folders. What does that mean?
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Changing the From address in Thunderbird

I subscribed to a mailing list under a forwarding e-mail address. But Thunderbird sends mails from my real address (a GMail account). I tried to send my first message to the list today, but it got ...
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If 'To' and 'From' headers are the spammer's email address, how did I get this email?

I tried to check header 1. I see my email address in "Envelope-to: my_email@my_domain.com" but not in To/CC/BCC how sender is able to do this? I think I'm not a BCC recepient because Thunderbird ...
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Is there a thunderbird plugin to modify IMAP emails?

Sometimes I receive emails with subjects like "As discussed" or "(empty)". At that point I know what it is about but for later reference I'd like to change the subject into something slightly more ...
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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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How to get Thunderbird to archive messages automatically

I want Thunderbird 3.1.1 to automatically move old messages to archive. The definition of "old" should vary by folder. E.g., messages in the "Meeting minutes" folder should get archived after 7 days, ...
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importing a outlook.pst file into thunderbird

trying to import my outlook.pst into thunderbird, but it seems my computer has to have outlook running on the computer to do this import. I have the outlook.pst file, can't I just point thunderbird ...