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Cannot edit calendar events for invitations received by mail (Nextcloud, via Thunderbird/CalDAV)

When I create events myself, everything works smoothly and I can easily edit them at any time. However, I cannot edit events events if the event was placed into the calendar by accepting an email ...
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Thunderbird and Gmail: how to disable annoying "credentials" popups when moving

I maintain a number of Gmail accounts (for various purposes). I use Thunderbird downloading all e-mails to my local computer (for multiple accounts), and of course for writing e-mails. (That's via POP ...
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Thunderbird login to Gmail with OAuth2 fails with "secure connection failed" - how to complete the login?

From 30 May 2022 we will be required to use OAuth2, not normal passwords, to log in to Gmail accounts. How will this Google announcement affect Thunderbird? So, I've tried several times to change the ...
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Thunderbird : always the same specific email as sender

I receive mail from multiple adresses, let say : aurelien@aaa.com aurelien@bbb.com aurelien@ccc.com bbb and ccc adresses are aliases of the main aaa adress and they all are added as "identity&...
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Thunderbird not showing whether a message has an attachment before opening the message

In Thunderbird's message list, we can configure which columns we would like to see. One of these columns is called "Attachments". If we configure the message list to show this column, a ...
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Thunderbird email headers sort options

I just made a big upgrade from Thunderbird V2.0 (2007) to V91.9. No significant problem, kudos ! All my emails are sorted by message headers. In V2, headers starting by the "[" characters, ...
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Thunderbird/Cardbook does not synchronize contacts from TB to Nextcloud

Thunderbird/Cardbook selectively does not synchronize new or modified contacts from TB to NC, even though I can see the sync symbol ("arrow circle") and the activity log says " ...
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How can I search all email in Thunderbird for an exact specific word?

I want to search all my Thunderbird email (in all mailboxes and all folders) for the word authenticator. Using both the default Global Search as well as the Classic Search, I get hits for messages ...
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configuring email software to recieve and send sms

I don't have a cell phone but have a cellular modem (Rocket Stick by Sierra Wireless) that has sms sending and receiving capability. It has its own cell number. I am trying to configure Thunderbird ...
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Keep folder with sub-folders from expanding when dragging messages

Thunderbird ver 91.8.1 - dragging message(s) from reading pane to folders pane. Is there any way to keep a folder with sub-folders from expanding? Like hold down a key while dragging or a time delay ...
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after search for email in thunderbird, how do I locate the folder?

I use the Thunderbird email client, and archive hundreds or thousands of messages (really need to clean it out periodically). Sometimes I have a message come in that I want to store with other ...
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Core files in Thunderbird profile folder to backup

I am using Mozilla Thunderbird in Windows to work solely with emails. I am backing up my Thunderbird profile folder containing all emails to my USB flash drive everyday. As I see from the backup log, ...
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synchronize read status across thunderbird accounts

I have two different mail accounts in thunderbird, on the same pc. Due to forwarding rules, many mails arrive in both accounts. Can I synchronize the read status between these accounts, so when a mail ...
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Thunderbird: Message filter for time

My need in short: In Thunderbird (currently using version 100.0b2) I'd like to define a message filter that filters messages for a given time(slot) (e.g. between 01:00 AM and 05:00 AM). Background is ...
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Thunderbird: Mark all messages inside selected Folder(s) Unread

Its possible to mark all messages as read in selected folder(s). It is useful for archival purpose. But is it also possible to mark all messages of selected folder(s) as unread? It is useful for ...
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Make Thunderbird request certificate on port 993, not 443

I am trying to create a certificate exception in Thunderbird, for a specific server <servername> (I am specifically asking not to be lectured about how it would be better to have an acceptable ...
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Can anyone explain AOL Mail (Verizon.net) Sending Limits, and what we can do about them?

As an AV integrator, I overhauled the network for a small church, which barely understands the Internet. Now, whenever they have general computer problems, I get the call. I'm willing to help but I'm ...
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Thunderbird error when importing gpg key

I am using the latest version of thunderbird and trying to import a PGP key. I forgot my master password and so reset it using chrome://pippki/content/resetpassword.xhtml (from the official support ...
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How to pause thunderbird address book and calendar synchronisation

I need to update account settings for a Nextcloud account (here: calDAV, cardDAV; mail is completely separated and irrelevant for this question) because the admin has changed server settings. While ...
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Why can't I send email from Thunderbird using an office365 account?

I have been struggling to set up Thunderbird to use an office365 account. Receiving was fine, as was managing my mailbox, but it simply refused to send, despite having all of the right settings: smtp....
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Thunderbird takes 5+ min to start up

Since upgrading to Thunderbird 91 (currently 91.7.0), it consistently takes 5+ minutes to start [Windows 10 Pro x64 v. 21H2], even in Troubleshooting Mode (all extensions disabled). I can see the Disk ...
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Is there a way to configure Thunderbird with malicious IP DB to flag incoming mails as spam?

I checked a spam mail source and noticed it could come from a malicious server. I saw there are some malicious IP DB like AbuseIPDB collecting such IPs. Is there a way to let Thunderbird check the IPs ...
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Thunderbird - how to minimize local storage

I work in an office where I occasionally need to check the main office email. However, I don't want or need any email from the account other than when I check it manually. At the moment I have ...
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Can I have a program (Thunderbird) start running and minimized in the system tray when the PC starts?

I'm using an app that named Thunderbird. It's an email client and it supports minimising to the system tray. Can I have this program start running in the system tray when the PC starts? The app has no ...
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Can't retrieve gpg public key from Web Key Directory: Certificate expired

I'm trying to set up a Web Key Directory but both, the Direct and Advanced configuration according to https://wiki.gnupg.org/WKDHosting fail. Testing the setup with gpg -v --auto-key-locate clear,wkd,...
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Clear Thunderbird junk folder or leave the messages in?

Do the mails in the Thunderbird Junk folder serve any purpose, e.g. training data for the adaptive filters? Or can I throw them away? Related but not containing my answer: How does Thunderbird "...
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Edit raw source of a sent/received email in an IMAP box with Thunderbird

I connect a Gmail mailbox in IMAP with Thunderbird. I can view an email's raw source with the "More" button > View Source. How can I edit the source of an already sent/received email? (...
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Thunderbird 91 GnuPG configuration for encryption - without plugin Enigmail

Since version 78.1 of Thunderbird no longer works the plugin Enigmail. Now I use version 91 under Arch Linux and Manjaro Linux, together with a Yubico YubiKey 5 NFC. GnuPG setup is done and the ECC ...
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How to migrate tasks from Thunderbird calendar to Jira?

How can I migrate my tasks from my Thunderbird calendar to Jira?
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thunderbird calendar background color: -> New event -> description

When creating a new event in Thunderbird's calendar the background color of the description field is almost black. This makes it almost impossible to read the text because it's black. Field is in ...
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How to recover old emails in a Thunderbird local folder

All of this is on Windows 10, with Thunderbird 91.5.1. So, I was cleaning up an IMAP account that has a pretty low quota, and I selected a large number of emails and dragged them to my local folder. ...
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How to change the font size for numbered lists in Thunderbird so it matches the text?

I am using thunderbird 91.5.1 and when composing an email, the font size for my text differs from the font size of the numbers in a numbered list. In my composition settings, my preferred HTML style ...
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All .pdf text have gray background color

I have no idea why but since several days, all my .pdf opened with Thunderbird appear to have a gray background for the fonts instead of the usual white. Do you know how to fix it? I couldn't find in ...
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Thunderbird - don't jump to next email after archiving/deleting

I'm sure I'm just blind but I cannot seem to find the right option. My desired behaviour of Thunderbird would be: I'm in the main view (where all emails are displayed), doubleclick on an email which ...
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Thunderbird filters (rules) don't move messages to "Local Folders"

Clarification: This question is about the action of moving a message to "Local Folders". I don't ask how to match messages for filtering, or how to match all messages. I created a rule that ...
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Make Thunderbird look like Outlook? [closed]

I was using outlook for many years. I am trying to change my Thunderbird look like Outlook. I found some of the settings Configure the layout of the Folder pane, message list pane, and message pane ...
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Keep Notifications Pop ups open in win 11 (SOLVED)

I want to have notification pop ups from Thunder Bird Or Microsoft Mail and calendar above the system tray to stay open until i click on them. Right now i get a notification and it goes away very ...
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Override In-Reply-To: (explicitly change parent message) in Thunderbird

Just now, I wanted to forward an e-mail message ("original") as a reply to another, unrelated message ("parent"). For that, I tried pressing "Forward" in the original (...
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Adding invitations from email in Thunderbird (v. 91) on Mac Calendar.app

I'm a macOS user. When I use Thunderbird (91.5.0) and when I get an email with the invitation to a calendar event, it allows me to save it in the Thunderbird calendar. As I use the default Mac ...
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Manually move marked junk mails to junk folder

Is there a way to manually move junk mails to junk folder in Thunderbird? I have multiple email accounts configured in Thunderbird with enabled adaptive junk mail controls for each account, enabled &...
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Why can't I drag and drop in Firefox or Thunderbird?

I recently upgrade to a new laptop (Win10, Dell XPS13) and copied over my Firefox and Thunderbird profiles from an older laptop. The latest version of both programs (currently Firefox 96.0, ...
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Get Thunderbird email contents to show up in Windows 10/11 search

Has anyone successfully gotten the content of Thunderbird emails to show up in Windows 10/11 search? I have Enable Global Search and Indexer checked in Thunderbird settings and I have the Manage Store ...
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Export IMAP Email Folder into single CSV File with Dates

I've been trying to export an Email folder into a CSV/JSON with the default Email columns, text content and date. At first this seemed quite easy but when I used the Outlook export feature but it did ...
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How to read a public inbox archive in Thunderbird / Alpine?

I would like to read an archive of one mailing list located at https://lore.kernel.org/. It appears they use something called a "public-inbox" format, based on git. Unfortunately, trying to ...
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How to disable automatic Thunderbird updates?

As with the current version of Thunderbird (91.x), it is not possible to disable automatic updates via Preferences: Is it possible to do this via Config Editor, and if yes, how?
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Is it possible to send a PGP encrypted e-mail without sender's PGP key in Thunderbird?

I have a public PGP key of a recipient and I want to send an encrypted e-mail to them with Thunderbird. I don't have a PGP key pair myself. Is it possible to encrypt and send this e-mail with ...
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ThunderBird math equations

I just started using Thunderbird 78.14.0. I would like to put math equations into the email body. I can go to : insert -> math and type some latex equations. However, the end receiver if not using ...
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Thunderbird code to repair currently selected folder

I have discovered that individually right click repairing and compacting a folder will cause missing messages to show in global search, where bulk delete of all msf files, global-messages-db.sqlite ...
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How to restore list of calendars in Thunderbird/Lightning

In my Thunderbird/Lightning calendar view, the left-hand column is missing. I probably deleted it when I was looking for something else. I cannot find anything in the menus or preferences to restore ...
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How can I change Thunderbird's quoted text color?

I did this years ago and it was not hard, but for the life of me, I cannot figure out now how I changed the color of the "reply" quoted text when I reply. I don't know if it was in a .css ...
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