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Free email client from the Thunderbird community. Specify your version number when asking.

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Lost email when pressing ctrl+shift+m in Thunderbird

I was in my inbox in Thunderbird. I accidentally pressed the combination of CTRL+Shift+M and the selected email just disappeared. In this Thunderbird shourcut documentation: https://support.mozilla....
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Error when trying to retrieve Yahoo emails using Thunderbird [CLIENTBUG] SELECT Command not valid in this state

Apologies if this is a dupe but I haven't managed to find a related question. Although I've been using Thunderbird with yahoo for a number of years and have set up my accounts numerous times on ...
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Automatic e-mail account configuration in Thunderbird 2

I'm trying to automatically configure Thunderbird e-mail accounts that are in my domain and its subdomains (eg. user1@my.example.com, user2@sub1.my.example.com). E-mail client doesn't have access to ...
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How to annotate E-Mails in thunderbird

For example if I ask someone something per email and the person phones back, it would be nice if I could associate my notes of this conservation (and the plain fact that the question was discussed via ...
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Thundebrid eats nearly all of my system resources. Anything I can do about it?

My Thunderbird (newest version) eats nearly all my system resources (45-85% of CPU). Computer's cooler runs loudly and using any application (including Thunderbird itself) is simply impossible ...
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Disable automatic “mark as read” in thunderbird

I would like to mark as read my email manually, I do not want thunderbird to mark as read automatically, which would make me forget about email to reply to. I have Thunderbird 52.2.1 (64 bits) on ...
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How can I download emails for offline use with IMAP in Thunderbird and keep them after deleting them from the server?

As POP3 sadly doesn't yet synchronize the read status and the folder-categorization of emails I would like to use IMAP to download emails. After download I would like to delete them from the server ...
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Moving emails from Thunderbird local folders to IMAP server

I am facing an old-fashioned setup, where emails are fetched (and deleted) using POP3 from several accounts, and stored in Thunderbird's "local folders", organized in folders and subfolders. The ...
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Hide tasks for some (subscribed) calendars in Thunderbird/Lightning

At work I subscribed all my colleagues' calendars to be able to see their appointments and free times for scheduling purposes. But every time I show one of these calendars, Lightning will also show ...
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Thunderbird: No progress while indexing IMAP folder

I think my thunderbird is in an useless endless loop. It happens repeatable. Output of strace -p PID: recvmsg(4, {msg_name(0)=NULL, msg_iov(1)=[{"\34\0\253\30)\1 \2\375\1\0\0\4\22\22\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\...
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recovering deleted IMAPed emails from Local Copy

I mistakenly deleted ~4GB and 8 years of old emails using Thunderbird. They were from 2 IMAPed email accounts (one Gmail and one a private server that I (and several others) control). It's not a huge ...
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Thunderbird 52.2.1 — are scripts being run from emails?

I don't like not knowing what someone is taking from or doing to my computer. I've used Thunderbird for years. Maybe I never noticed, but on some emails I notice a progress bar running at the ...
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Thunderbird 52 on Linux: retrieve password

I am running Thunderbird 52 under Linux. I need to retrieve my password, from the "Passwords" tab but the security section has no tabs under it. What shall I do?
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Thunderbird not syncing junk folder / not showing unread junk emails

Thunderbird fails to sync junk folder unless user clicks on junk folder specifically. How can user sync junk folder automatically (since otherwise there is a chance FPs might go unnoticed)?. ...
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Thunderbird asks for passwords after some time from setting up the accounts. Passwords expiration?

When connecting email accounts to Thunderbird, I've checked remember this password option. But after a few weeks of password reentering-free life, it asks for the passwords yet again, out of the blue. ...
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Merge the contents of two folders in thunderbird

I have two archive folders (folder A, and folder B) in different accounts, both are: Archives > 2016. These folders have very similar content, i.e., around 90% of the emails are identical; however, ...
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How do I know I've marked a message “not junk”?

Thunderbird's documentation regarding the junk filter indicates that in training the filter it is important to advise Thunderbird as to what messages are not junk as well as what messages are. One ...
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How to IMPORT gmail filters (XML file) into Thunderbird client?

I have used export filters feature of Gmail Web-based client and received a XML file containing all my filters. When i try to import these filters into Thunderbird Client using Import feature, the ...
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Save (or retrieve) the date I added a contact to Thunderbird's address book

I'd like to keep track of the date on which I add a contact to an address book on Thunderbird 52.1 (specifically, an address book that I keep synchronized with one on fruux.com using the Thunderbird ...
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Thunderbird Account duplication with settings - How can I copy an account, then modify that new copied account, while totally offline

Trying to SET UP four IMAP Gmail email address accounts, so I can just download the headers without messages, so I can then manage mailboxes, delete unneeded emails, etc. It seems very difficult, ...
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Can't connect to Icloud-Mailserver via Thunderbird

Before today I could connect to the iCloud-Mailserver with the following settings: type: IMAP server: imap.mail.me.com username: <my-mail>@me.com port: 993 security: SSL/TLS However now the ...
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Color of quoted text in email editor

I managed to configure Thunderbird to work well with dark color scheme. Only thing left (I hope) is that when I hit Reply to a message, the original text is quoted in blue, which is unreadable. Can ...
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how to put an image in an HTML signature for Thunderbird?

How do I get thunderbird to send HTML and an image in a signature? Just wanting to send a red dot in the signature file for as an example. see also: https://stackoverflow.com/q/44481019/262852
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Enigmail + GnuPG + Thunderbird hidden key error

A friend of mine recently updated his OpenPGP keys. I cannot open the encrypted email received from that friend in my Thunderbird. I use Enigmail, and I get the following error: Enigmail Security ...
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How to reach Config Editor in Thunderbird on Ubuntu 16.04

Your instructions "It Thunderbird go to Tools >> Options >> Advanced >> Config Editor Then search for mail.identity.default.suppress_signature_separator and set it to TRUE by double-clicking it. Now,...
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Jump to next unread in different folder

I know I can press N to skip to next unread message, but if the next unread message is in another folder, Thunderbird will show Yes/No confirmation dialog. That means I actually have to press N and Y,...
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Prevent Thunderbird in plaintext viewing mode from displaying images

I received a mail that was marked as spam in the title by the university server, but not in Thunderbird. I was surprised to find that Thunderbird actually displayed images in the message body, which ...
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Mac Thunderbird to Mac Gmail a simple solution?

I've been using Thunderbird on my Macs for years and only recently had to switch to Gmail, because Verizon will no longer have e-mail service. I've been learning how to use Gmail and discovered ...
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Sending emails from outlook using aliases

So I have a personal email account personal@domain.com This email is a catch all address for the domain, setup on a Linux server using postfix/dovecot (IMAP/SMTP). I never share the email directly ...
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Thunderbird, how to break lines when sending text emails?

I don't get this running in Thunderbird 52.1.0. This is what I want: The write-email editor should automatically break lines after 72 characters. The receiver of this email should get the text ...
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How to increase and decrease quote levels in Thunderbird?

Is there a way to change the quote level in Thunderbird without any special add-ons? Ideally, I'd like a shortcut to change quote leves from this to this and the ...
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Cannot dismiss certain reminders in lightning/thunderbird

I'm using Thunderbird's Lightning addon to manage my calendars. I've been running into an issue where certain calendar events simply refuse to be dismissed for several days. They usually end up ...
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Sync “read-status” of messages between different Thunderbird clients

I'm currently using Thunderbird on my PC and my laptop. Is there a way to sync the read-status of the newsgroup messages between my two Thunderbird installations?
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Thunderbird is delaying sending emails

Lately Thunderbird has been putting my emails in my Outbox and never sending them. I have to go to File -> Send Unsent Messages in order for mail to be sent. In the bottom-left corner of the screen, ...
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Fetch mail with Thunderbird Portable Edition

I've been using Thunderbird to read Gmail for some time. A few months ago I decided to switch to the portable version from PortableApps.com. Now the portable version only reads mail I got after ...
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Add an additional row to every message / thread in the message list / thread pane in Thunderbird

I'm trying to modify the thread pane (also known as the message list) in Thunderbird so that every item there has two rows (the goal is to make more space for long subjects). Here's the default ...
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How to undo moving a message to an archive in Thunderbird?

In Thunderbird you can archive a message if you hit a. For example, in the Mail app on macOS there is an option to undo the last action including archiving. Is it possible to do the same in ...
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Can I force an email client (Thunderbird) to redownload autoconfig info?

I created an autoconfig file for Thunderbird. And it was ok. Thunderbird downloaded it when I created an account. Then I changed this file and tried to create an account again. But Thunderbird doesn'...
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How do I convert .eml files to PDFs?

I have almost 300 e-mails in .eml format that I need to convert or print to PDF for legal purposes. Because of that, I have some pretty specific needs: Must have page numbers. Must NOT have other ...
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Outlook Calendar: Turn Color Categories into Calendars

A friend wants to switch from using color categories in Outlook 2007 to using separate calendars. There are only a handful of events in their calendar that have multiple categories, and those should ...
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Does Mozilla Thunderbird Portable contain a spyware/adware?

Some time ago I downloaded a portable version of Mozilla Thunderbird email client form http://portableapps.com/ Today I looked at its TCP connections: 23.52.27.27 a23-52-27-27.deploy.static....
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How to have two or more Email accounts under the Get Message button in Thunderbird v52?

I have an Email account with my primary ISP but I want add a Gmail account. How do you do that so you can get messages form either account when you click the get Messages button?
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Wildcards in the exceptions to Thunderbird's remote content rules

I would like to prevent remote content to load by default, so I have not checked Privacy -> Mail Content -> Allow remote content in messages. To the right of that option, there is a button for ...
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How are Thunderbird sender/“from” icons set?

Thunderbird shows icons next to the senders address. Maybe I've just not noticed it before, but I'm pretty sure it is new. Where are those icons provided from (i.e., how do I make it show up for my ...
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How to move the existing folders to another new folder in thunderbird?

I'm using the Thunderbird for mail. I'm getting many emails so I created some folders and wrote the filter for that. It also works fine (it is filtering my mails and move it to corresponding folders). ...
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How do I make Mozilla Thunderbird close the composed email window as soon as I hit send?

When I hit send in Windows Live Mail, the email window would close immediately, and the work of sending the email would be done in the background and mentioned only in the progress bar at the bottom ...
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Thunderbird not downloding new folders from webexchange

I use Thunderbird 45.7.0 as mail client on my Ubuntu 16.10 for my web-exchange account. The first time I set Thunderbird up, all folders are synchronised. However, if I create new folders in Web-...
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I use thunderbird with IMAP, it looks like spam emails do not get deleted from the server?

I have a postfix server using an IMAP with TLS to retrieve my emails. It feels rather slow and becomes slower as time passes, even though I try to limit the number of emails I have to just a few ...
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Thunderbird and IMAP - unread messages count not updated in subfolders

I've been experiencing this problem since... ever, with any Thunderbird version (at the moment I'm using 45.8.0), both Windows and Mac OS. On all my IMAP accounts I use server-side filters (e.g. ...
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Assign user to a default account in Thunderbird

Using Thunderbird 45.8.0. I have two email accounts, let us call them work@gmail.com and play@gmail.com. Say I have two contacts: The Boss Poker Friend If I have the play@gmail.com account selected ...