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Get thunderbird to set from equal to “recipient to” when replying to email

Is there a way to get thunderbird to set the "from" email address to the email address the email was sent to, when replying to the email. Example: I am using a google account, and if an ...
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Thunderbird: My Reply and Write Come Up in a Narrow Pane

Using Thunderbird, I somehow hit a choice that when I either do a reply or start a new message, I get a very narrow pane for the message. The incoming messages come up in normal width just fine. ...
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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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Thunderbird/Cardbook occasionally looses contact

Problem: I save a new contact, and magically disappears after a while. create a new contact with mail, tel, possibly photo. Set the blue "preference star", so that thze address is ...
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Configuring imap account without smtp in thunderbird

I have an email account with an IMAP access but no SMTP. I would like to add this account to thunderbird, but since I have no SMTP available, when I try to add the account I have the following error : ...
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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 can I connect a PGP certificate to an email address in Thunderbird?

Is it possible to assign a public key from your key manager to a particular email address so that Thunderbird 78.6.0 automatically uses that key to encrypt when that email address is in the "To&...
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How can I make thunderbird send only?

I don't want to see new emails in thunderbird, I just want to be able to use thunderbird for sending out emails. How can I do that? I could put in garbage imap server but then sent emails don't seem ...
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How can I search for String with Dots in with Thunderbird? Here, points are understood like logical AND

How can I search for a date in Thunderbird? Here, points are understood like logical AND operators.
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how to have thunderbird read a Browsers email base

I have tried to have Thunderbird read https://webmail.risebroadband.net browser email server. What ways are needed to perform the code to do the job. With my Rise sign in Info it works, but I have ...
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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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Thunderbird: Keep focus on messages list

When I use the Keyboard to switch between the messages, some times I get this very bad behavior that every time I select a message element from the list, the focus moves from the messages list to the ...
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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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Using the thunderbird command-line, how can I open a specific email by message-id?

Thunderbird 24.2.0 has a -mail command-line parameter, with which a specific mail can be opened from the command line: $ thunderbird --help -mail <URL> Open the message specified by this ...
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail constantly overwritten

Here is my problem. We are using Office 365 in company but we don't want the Microsoft Outlook. Our primary mail client is Mozilla Thunderbird. The problem is that registry value set in ...
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Restore Thunderbird CC field as baseline

Thunderbird used to have a CC field but in version 78.6.0 it is hidden by default and can only be restored by clicking on the "Cc" button for every mail I write. How can I restore the CC ...
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Thunderbird: accept event as USER into caldav calendar

I have a work email, let's call it user@workplace.com, to which I get invites for meetings. I use Thunderbird (currently v78.4.0) as my email client. I have also set up Lightning in TB to sync with my ...
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Mail disappeared from Thunderbird while moving thousands of mails

I recently changed hosting provider (small company to AWS) with my domain + e-mail. In the old situation, my sent mail was stored in a folder 'Sent Items'. In the new situation, my sent mail is stored ...
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Change temp directory where Thunderbird stores attachments when opening them

Using Thunderbird 38.5.1 on Windows, I sometimes double-click on an attachment in a received message to open it. The file is saved to my temp directory (%TEMP%), but I don't want it to be saved to ...
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Can't send emails on BT Internet through Thunderbird

This is an intermittemt problem. I have 4 BT email addresses and 3 Outlook email addresses, all managed through Thunderbird. All accounts are POP. I also use my iPhone and native Apple mail app to ...
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Thunderbird. Deletion and reinstallation of e-mail addresses

I have had problems with my four BT e-mail addresses, mostly with sending e-mails and with issues building up over the last few months. Success in sending emails is patchy and intermittent with the ...
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Extracting links from mailbox

I have a mailbox with ≈ 10 000 mail in it. Each of these mails contains a unique link that I need to click to get to a web page where I shall enter some data (name, mailaddress). I plan to use ...
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Is there any way to search for tags in Mozilla Thunderbird?

I'm currently running the Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.23 desktop email client. In Thunderbird, if I type "linksys router" in the search box, it will find every message in the current folder containing ...
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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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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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Browse for attachment option

I just installed Thunderbird on a new Windows 10 PC. I had a few teething issues like not printing etc., but sorted these using help. Issue I have now is I cannot attach files to emails. The attach ...
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Chat room in Thunderbird with Google Chat

How do I start a chat room in Thunderbird with Google Chat? What values do I use for room and server? Thunderbird 17.0.3.
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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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How to make Thunderbird detect threads using only References or In-Reply-to headers?

On Thunderbird 78.5.1, I often encounter mis-threaded messages, which can be annoying when I'm looking for something specific in a cluttered mail folder. For instance, message A (which should be ...
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Thunderbird on Ubuntu 18: “There was a prob including the file xyz.de in the message”

When I try to send an E-Mail with attachment, I get the error: There was a problem including the file filename.pdf in the message. Would you like to continue sending the message without this file? I ...
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Thunderbird keeps re-downloading whole inbox

I use Thunderbird to manage my email (which is an IMAP Gmail account). Recently, since updating to the latest Thunderbird, it keeps re-downloading my entire inbox every couple of days... I have 15,000 ...
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Add mail account to Thunderbird on remote computer

I need non manual way to add mail account to Thunderbird on remote computers that are noton the domain. Does anyone know how to do that with a script or maybe some tool? I just need to add a email to ...
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Thunderbird doesn’t allow archiving some mails

Thunderbird’s Archived Messages feature allows to move mails into the "Archives" folder by clicking the Archive button or pressing the a key. For some of my mails, this doesn’t work. For these mails, ...
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Export Email FROM Addresses from IMAP Server as CSV

I'm a publisher of a newsletter and many of our subscribers have 'changed' their email addresses and what they have are 'replies' to our email with a friendly notice that their email address has ...
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Thunderbird selects wrong email address when replying to an email

I have several email addresses in Thunderbird, say 1, 2, 3 and 4. Each email address is set with its outgoing server as the outgoing server of email address 1 . Until recently everything was going ...
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How to change address type while composing e-mail in Thunderbird using only the keyboard

I'm using Mozilla Thunderbird for my e-mails, but I can't seem to find a way to do this with my keyboard only: I press Ctrl-N to compose a new e-mail message I type in my first recipient's e-mail ...
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Thunderbird can not download mail from Yahoo

When Thunderbird went to get mail from Yahoo it would get and error “Connection to server … reset”. When you tried again it would work. I went to “https://help.yahoo.com/kb/new-mail-for-desktop/pop-...
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Thunderbird email date sorting Why does my date descending request keep getting altered

Thunderbird email date sorting Why does my date descending request keep getting altered All folders have to be set individually via View
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Email in Thunderbird giving error when sending login information

I've got a seemingly clientside problem with sending and receiving emails in Thunderbird 78.5.1 32-bit. When trying either action, it hangs at Host contacted, sending login information, and then ...
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How to quickly find all encrypted messages in a large hierarchical folder structure?

Today I have accidentally upgraded from TB 68 to TB 78 - I intended to install the latest update to 68, but TB instead installed 78. I don't know whose fault this was - probably mine. Anyways, I have ...
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How to cryptographically verify the authenticity and integrity of Mozilla releases (Firefox, Thunderbird, etc)

For a given software release published by Mozilla, how can I cryptographically verify the authenticity and integrity of the file that I downloaded before I execute it to install that program? Today I ...
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Thunderbird not updating certificate, keeps using old one and saying it's expired

I have an email server where I have Let's Encrypt SSL certs, expiring every 3 months, and certbot automatically renews it. If I access the server through a website in the browser, the correct and ...
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Encrytpion of drafts in the new Thunderbird with integrated Enigmail

Is it possible to disable the encryption of drafts in the new Thunderbird 78.5.0 with integrated Enigmail while keeping OpenPGP activated? The answer provided here seems to be no longer valid. Thanks!
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Cannot make SSL connection to NAS on LAN

I have a Synology DS215J. After the last update 6.2.3-25426 Update 2 I'm unable to make any SSL connection from the LAN. The NAS is running my email server, a reverse proxy for a web app, calendar, ...
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How to configure Thunderbird Quick Filter toolbar shortcut

In recent versions of Thunderbird, they changed behavior of Quick Filters search toolbar. I use it very heavily on thousands of mails. Now pressing Escape, will close it, and there is no quick way to ...
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Thunderbird cannot open attachments under Linux any more after updating

I use Debian unstable. After updating the system, Thunderbird suddenly cannot open attachments any more -- nothing happens at all, but the file is stored in /tmp/mozilla.... Usually, evince (or ...
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Can I switch to HTML while composing a message?

I always write plain text mails, so I've set my Thunderbird to compose a plain text message by default and only compose an HTML message, when I hold down Shift while clicking Compose (or Reply or ...)....
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Thunderbird - Error: Can't add a login with null or empty password

On my Windows 10 Outlook keeps asking for SMTP login which 100% works (tested in Browser) and it did work in the past. Thunderbird same issue and the thunderbird error console gives me this error &...
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Thunderbird 78: Line breaks are not applied correctly in plain text emails

I have updated Thunderbird to version 78.4 and since then I have a problem to display plain text emails correctly. I write my e-mails as plain text. Line breaks are created automatically starting at ...
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Teams meeting invitation and Thunderbird

When I receive an invitation to a Teams meeting the invitaion mail lacks the links to join/open the meeting. I have no clue why this happens.

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