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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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How can I make Thunderbird on Windows open links in a different browser?

I don't want Thunderbird to use the default browser when I click on links. How can I configure it to use a different browser? Windows 10 Thunderbird 78
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Delete, not move, junk mail in Thunderbird

Win7 (32bit) Thunderbird 26. I have several email accounts, and one in particular is giving me difficulty. It is a Hotmail account (1 of 4.) I cannot get either Microsoft or Thunderbird to delete ...
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Changing “From” but not “MAIL FROM” in Thunderbird

I have an e-mail account, let's say me@server.com, which allows me to write and receive e-mails. I have also an alias, let's say me@alias.com, that redirects the e-mails written to this address to me@...
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How to: Import Office 365 emails into Thunderbird

I would like to download my emails from Office 365 into my local Thunderbird machine. I see from here I knew POP or IMAP would be my saving grace here but I couldn't find the settings for it anywhere,...
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How to get rid of language specific counterparts of Re: Fwd: etc. from Lotus Notes e-mail subjects?

It is possible to configure Lotus Notes to not use prefixes of country specific language counterparts of Re: Fwd: e.t.c. in e-mail subjects? It is possible to automagically cleanup chains: PREFIX: (...
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Always mark message in Drafts folder as read

I have a gmail account that I access from Thunderbird. When I write an email and save it as a draft, it gets saved to the Drafts folder. Good. However, this email is marked as unread in the Drafts ...
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Microsoft Outlook .pst file equivalent for the Thunderbird Mail Client?

Thunderbird is installed MacOS: 5+ email accounts. The goal is to export one of the G-mail account's for a third party to analyze in a Windows instance of Thunderbird. Once the emails are exported to ...
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In Thunderbird/Lightning, can I change the sending identity when inviting attendees to an event?

I use several sending identities in Thunderbird, e.g. a@mail.example.net, b@mail.example.net, and c@mail.example.net. I have one calendar for each of these sending identities: A, B, and C. That is, ...
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Make the signature in Thunderbird without the dashes and in the same color like all the other text

I wanted to add a signature to my mails but I don't know how I can do it the way I want. All I want is the text I type as plain text bellow my mail but Thunderbird automatically changes font color to ...
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Configuring AOL Email in Thunderbird

I have had an AOL email account configured in Thunderbird for a long time. AOL started sending me an email recently claiming that my settings weren't secure because I wasn't using OAUTH. They linked ...
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How to store emails in each user folder on POSTFIX mail server

I am using cantos 8 i installed post-fix and dovecot for mail server. When i try to send emails to my email server, all emails going to my root folder.My post-fix main.cf file i set the mail directory ...
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Thunderbird 78 unable to decrypt multipart PGP email

A colleague of mine is unable to read GPG-encrypted emails sent to them by another member of our team via our mailing list, saying this1. The recipient, unable to read emails, is using Thunderbird v78....
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Thunderbird: how do I recover lost emails after sync

There was update on email servers and some of my emails were deleted. I logged through Thunderbird (where I store my emails locally) and it started to sync with the servers. I closed it asap, but now ...
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How can I disable reminders for tasks for a specific calendar?

In Thunderbird 68.10.0, I have subscribed to a network CalDAV calender that contains events and tasks. I do not want to see reminders for either (but only for this calendar). I unticked Show Reminders ...
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How can I prevent thunderbird to start if the profile is missing?

I don't want thunderbird to start if a profile (folder) is missing. This works in my "old" thunderbird installation (68.10.0), however on a new machine it automatically creates the missing ...
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New version of thunderbird does not sync with Gmail

I have been using Thunderbird for many years now and the other day the system upgraded to the latest version since then I am unable to get mail from my Gmail account. All existing mail has gone from ...
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Is it possible to create shortcut icons for Thunderbird?

Is it possible to create shortcut icons for frequently used tasks in Thunderbird? For example, I would like to manually run a specific email filter. It would be nice if it could be a one click event ...
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Ask for key password when OpenPGP signing mail in Thunderbird 78

Thunderbird 78 has native OpenPGP functionality and I have imported my keys (after using Enigmail for many years). Upon doing so, it asked me for the key passwords and I presume it stores these ...
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Parse Thunderbird mboxrd file with Thunderbird stuffs

I have been using Thunderbird for a long time. I am looking for a way to parse a mboxrd format mail file (like <tb_profile>/ImapMail/<ESP_IMAP>/INBOX) from outside Thunderbird using a ...
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Email Attachment File Timestamps

Using Outlook or any other email client, I have noticed that when saving attachment files from emails via IMAP the created and moddified timestamps are set to the timestamp of the operation. Whereas ...
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Why does Thunderbird/Firefox need my Windows account password to create a Primary/Master Password?

Today I created a new profile on a fresh install of Thunderbird Version 78.2.2 on Windows 10 (Build 19041). When clicking the "Use a master password" checkbox, a password prompt pops up, ...
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thunderbird - show images from localhost

I have a local mail server which I use to receive emails sent from my web application on my development environment. In these emails I have images which comes from localhost domain, e.g. <img style=...
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Thunderbird 78 won't connect to Exchange-backed IMAP account

Amongst other problems, upon upgrading to Thunderbird 78, it now fails to connect to my personal e-mail account. My personal e-mail account is Exchange-based -- I have no control over that -- but it ...
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Thunderbird's new OpenPGP integration fails to recognise my keys

I have just upgraded from Thunderbird 68 with Enigmail to Thunderbird 78, with its native OpenPGP features. However, the migration from Enigmail didn't succeed and it fails to associate the keys in my ...
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Thunderbird cannot connect to my pop email account since upgrade from 68.x to 78.2.2 today

I've got a gmail connection which works fine, and a pop mail connection to my ISP. It says on the status line Connected to pop.rcn.com... but nothing ever happens, no new mails download. Yet ...
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How do I export my private PGP Key from the new Thunderbird Version?

How do I export my private PGP Key from the new Thunderbird Version? I created it when 72.2.1 was released and I want to backup it, but I have now idea how to export it. I am using MacOS. Thank you!
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How To: Create A .p12 / smime file

I am trying to deploy a certificate. I need to create a PKCS#12 file with smime encryption using openssl. I have deployed the CA certificate to Thunderbird already. Leaves two files left: www....
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thunderbird address book not working after cleaning folder

Since my email is IMAP, I did this in order to free some space, but now my address book is not working anymore. I lost some entries and I cannot add anymore new contacts to it, launching thinderbird ...

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