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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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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 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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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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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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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 to remove addresses from Thunderbird's autocomplete drop-down?

When Thunderbird suggests email addresses for me as I type, there are many addresses there that I know are obsolete. How can I permanently remove them so they are never suggested to me again?
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Configure Thunderbird to never send (or even try to send) HTML emails

Where can I tell Thunderbird always to send emails as plain-text, and never as HTML-formatted messages? I hate HTML-based email, and always do everything possible to send my emails as plain text. ...
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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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How to disable thunderbird notification

I run Ubuntu Hardy and Thunderbird version 2.0.0.23 (not tagging for linux/ubuntu since I think is a Thunderbird thing, but you can re-tag if appropriate). I am really tired of the email ...
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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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How do I synchronize Thunderbird tags with Gmail labels?

I have Thunderbird connecting to a Gmail account via IMAP, so Gmail labels show up as folders in Thunderbird. Moving items to folders in Thunderbird causes labels to be applied in Gmail. However, ...
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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 to manually insert signature in Thunderbird? (impossible?)

How can I manually insert a signature in Thunderbird when I am busy composing an email? I don't find the option/action in any of the menus (specifically not under Insert, as I would expect). (Note: I ...
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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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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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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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Use Google Tasks in Thunderbird?

I'm using the GDataProvider along with Lightning to access my Google Calendar from Thunderbird. However I'd also like to have access to my Google Tasks as well. Does anybody know if this is possible ...
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Thunderbird : Compose in HTML temporarily instead of plain text

Is there a way to allow HTML composition temporarily, while the account settings has been configured as plain text ? On google, couple of things turned up: Holding down the shift key while clicking ...
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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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How to stop smiley in Thunderbird showing up as a J?

In Thunderbird 3, when I receive a message with a smiley using the "Original HTML" or "Simplified HTML" viewing option, it appears like this: That is … J. However, if I view the message as "Plain ...
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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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Thunderbird 3 “Reply to all”, also replies to myself

I have my job IMAP account set up in TB 3.0.3. It's becoming very annoying that in group emails where I'm in the CC or TO list I hit "Reply To All" and I find myself in the recipients list. So when ...
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Google two factor authentication rejects login from Thunderbird

Since I turned on the two-factor login in googlemail, I cannot login from Thunderbird anymore. (Before it was all fine.) What do I have to change in Thunderbird?
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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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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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export emails from PST file in Outlook 2010 to Thunderbird

I will start by describing the problem.. I had an email account configured in Outlook 2010 connected to an Exchange server. I backed up my emails locally into a PST file. (now I no longer have access ...
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Can Thunderbird and MS Outlook be made to play nice together

I have had a long-term ongoing battle in having nicely formatted emails sent in Thunderbird totally destroyed by MS Outlook. Are there any settings in either program which can resolve disagreements ...
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Adding more than three recipients to an email in Thunderbird

How do I add more than three (3) recipients to an email in Thunderbird? I've can't imagine that three is the maximum number.
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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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Thunderbird creates a folder called INBOX on IMAP

Thunderbird creates a folder called INBOX on the IMAP server, and also a Trash folder inside it. I guess it happened when I modified the settings, to move deleted messages to the Trash folder (on the ...
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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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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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Meeting request in Thunderbird

I will receive meeting.ics (VCS/ICS calendar attachment) from my manager , previously I had some add-on in Thunderbird which was working fine . After some updates the meetings.ics file become as ...
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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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Thunderbird junk mail filter problems

After a hiatus of several years where I was using Apple Mail I've gone back to using Thunderbird for my mail. I'm generally pleased with Thunderbird. I like that it works on all OSes (I use ...
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How do I restore the caption to Thunderbird 17's title bar?

By default, Thunderbird 17 removes the caption from the title bar, instead displaying the tabs there: How can I restore the caption to the title bar?
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Prevent Thunderbird from trying to display large plain text attachments

I have a coworker who loves sending large plain-text tab-delimited data files by e-mail instead of our network share. The problem is that Thunderbird hangs while it renders all of that text into the ...
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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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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 re-download a corrupted message from the IMAP server?

I have a mail message that is corrupted in Thunderbird, but correct on the IMAP server (which is Gmail). Is it possible for me to tell Thunderbird to discard its copy and re-download it from the ...
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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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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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Thunderbird 3: show total number of items in folder?

In Thunderbird 3, is it possible to show the total number of items in a folder, rather than just the number of unread items?
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Maximum capacity of a Thunderbird account?

I know someone who has lots of emails in a Thunderbird account. One day Thunderbird stopped receiving emails and asks the user to either delete or compress old emails to make more space. ...
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How do I setup Thunderbird to not store email data locally?

I'd like to use Thunderbird as strictly a frontend interface for Gmail. I don't want any offline availability or anything like that. Is there a way to setup Thunderbird to not store any of the email ...
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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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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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Can Thunderbird wrap long lines of received html mails?

I often get e-mails (*1) in HTML format where the lines are longer than the window width of Thunderbird and often even longer than my screen width. In order to read theses messages I have to scroll ...
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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 ...