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Run filter only on specific folders with Thunderbird

I have Thunderbird running to filter a mail address that is used by multiple people, who dont use Thunderbird. I would like a filter to run only when a mail is moved to a specific subfolder. I could ...
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Gmail: Filter emails by exclamation mark into the body-text [migrated]

I m using often Gmail for reading emails. I want: I want all Messages exclamation mark into the body-text moved into a special folder. I tried: I was able to set this via the Thunderbird filter rules. ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Cannot add email account in thunderbird 78

I cannot add a new email account in TB78, but can in 68. I tried 2 different ISPs. TB hangs checking the password. Help? Where would I start looking? I know this is vague but hoped to get at least a ...
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Thunderbird Address Autocomplete Leaks Name from Local Address Book

When typing an address or name in the "TO" or "CC" field of a new message, thunderbird offers to autocomplete recipient addresses from my address book. This feature is very helpful ...
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Thunderbird: error 'Peer using unsupported version of security protocol.'

I am trying to send emails through thunderbird to our old exchange email server. This was working till I recently updated thunderbird 78. I get the following message Sending of the message failed. ...
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How to keep the recipient address editable in Thunderbird 78.4.2?

The recipients are now visualized like blocks and prevents the user to move the cursor in the string. It looks very similar to the way MS Outlook shows the recipients. How to keep the recipient ...
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Is there ANY way to automatically save the attachments in Thunderbird 78?

No extension seems to work with v78, be it FintaQuilla or anything else. Is there some way / some other way to get attachments on incoming email saved somewhere in automatic manner? Including even ...
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Thunderbird not showing new folders in the left bar

I have a sieve script creating new folders on the server side as needed, and automatically subscribing clients to them. The issue is for some reason Thunderbird doesn't display it in the left bar ...
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Thunderbird IMAP “synchronize the most recent x days” not working

I am setting up an existing IMAP account on Thunderbird, and synchronization is set to only sync the most recent 2 days. But Thunderbird is happily chugging along, downloading 90,000 message headers. ...
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Thunderbird remove buttons

I'm using thunderbird 78.4.2. How to remove the buttons circles in red in the following image?
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Accessibility-Tweak in Thunderbird: How to prevent accidentally selected text from getting replaced when typing?

I'm trying to make my 97 years old grandma's laptop(Ubuntu 20.04) more accessible for her. She often is frustrated because mail text that she has written in Thunderbird message compose window vanishes....
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Thunderbird 78 doesn't want to connect to my courier server (IMAP), how do I make courier answer with TLS 1.2?

One of my customer just upgraded Thunderbird to version 78 and now he can't receive emails because it thinks that the IMAP connection is not TLS 1.2... but when I check with tools on the Internet, it ...
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How does insta-syncing e-mails in Thunderbird work?

I've just deleted an email on the Gmail website. It was instantly deleted in Thunderbird as well. How does Thunderbird do this? I thought e-mail uses a request-response mechanism with only occasional ...
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what is “ssl/tls protocol filtering” in Eset Internet Security, and do I need it?

Recently, Thunderbird upgraded to version 78.4.0, from version 68. After the update, I couldn't receive any email, from any server whatsoever. After considrerable reserach, I disabled "ssl/tls ...
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Thunderbird 78: Hide an IMAP Folder

I checked the documentation for IMAP Synchronization. But I am hoping to hide a particular folder from an email completely. For example, in an email abc@outlook.de, I have a folder inside it called ...
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Is there a way to force Thunderbird to start with the default colums for the Inbox every time?

I have several elderly (75 and 80+) family members that are reasonably able to use a computer. (I'm actually quite proud of them that they got so far. They all never touched a computer until well in ...
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How to make Thunderbird automatically make a local copy of all sent messages?

I have followed the advice in Thunderbird - Do not delete local copies of IMAP messages and created a "backup" folder in my Local Folders, together with a message filter that copies all ...
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Can't see new incoming email since upgrading to Thunderbird 78.4

Upgraded my Thunderbird from 68xx to 78.4 yesterday. When opening Thunderbird today I cannot see any of my new email. Thunderbird is properly downloading them from Comcast POP3 and when I mouse-over ...

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