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

I have a workstation running Windows Server 2008 that's logged into 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 ...
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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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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 Mozilla 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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How can I change the font size of a Thunderbird thread list on a Mac?

How do I change the font size of a Thunderbird thread list on a Mac? I don't see any settings in the preferences.
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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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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 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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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 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 make Thunderbird play nice with Google mail

Thunderbird and gmail aren't exactly the best of friends. Gmail's labels mean that Thunderbird often downloads multiple copies of a single mail. Anything tagged in gmail will appear in a folder ...
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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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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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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 several)....
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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 didn'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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: 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: Message ...
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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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put image in thunderbird signature

I would like to put a small image in my Thunderbird signature. I edited signature.html to add the false stuff, but the image still doesn't appear. <img moz-do-not-send="false" alt= etc. etc.> ...
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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 reminder alarms

In Thunderbird, I often need to review or follow up an email after 1 week. Is there some way that I can attach an 'alarm' to an email so that after a given time, eg 7 days, a notification will appear?
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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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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 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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Can I have two versions of Mozilla Thunderbird on same computer (Windows 10)

I have used Thunderbird for many years, and importantly it includes all emails relating to customers/sales/support ectera and sometimes I need to search through these old emails. But it has got very ...
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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 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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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 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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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 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 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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Modern vertical layout for Thunderbird?

It's weird that I haven't been able to find relevant information anywhere. Basically what I want is a modern vertical layout for the inbox of Thunderbird. That is to say, the message sender and ...
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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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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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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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Change the format of the date column in Thunderbird

I want to change the format of the "Date"-column in the message list in Thunderbird. For mails from today, I want to display only the time, not the date. For mails from before today, I want to ...
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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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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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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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“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 ...