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Send a single HTML email from Thunderbird, overriding the default “plain text” setting

I do not like HTML emails. Because of that, I've set my Thunderbird to compose emails as plain text. But, in some rare cases, I have to send an HTML email, e.g.: Hi Your Majesty, the button you ...
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Mozilla Thunderbird - Multiple Addresses for 1 Individual

I use Mozilla Thunderbird as my default Email client. In my address books I have a few entries of individuals with multiple email addresses. I now address emails to each of their addresses as a ...
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How to restore “Archive” folder from Yahoo mail “Trash” folder?

I'm using yahoo mail on Thunderbird 60.7.2 windows (imap), by mistake i sent "Archive" folder to trash using "delete" option, and now I'm not able to restore it to it's original location, deleting ...
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How to fix GnuPG after importing a poisoned key (without just deleting it)

My GnuPG client automatically refreshed the keys in its keyring from a keyserver, and it imported a poisoned key. How can I fix my keyring without merely deleting the poisoned public key? Last month ...
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Most effective way to get rid of existing spam mails in thunderbird? API? [duplicate]

I have my own mail server (hosting package) on which spam assassin is installed, which basically does no help at all. I get a LOT of spam mails, between 50 and 100 daily. All from a different sender/...
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Thunderbird font

here in my Mozilla Thunderbird I receive mails everyday, but some of them are really a mess. Here is an example: ¨.g †âUÕ‹@¯)Û¤dÊ\Šª!€þ>èy—ß_u¤U>.«lϧA#¼—zqèd*laÙ‰öé‚OMØ1dx]•xùÂPÆïUêf'í³-Í[%]€÷¥µ[«...
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How does Thunderbirds attachment search work?

Thunderbird has an advanced email search functionality which can be opened with Ctrl + Shift + F. One of the available search conditions is simply 'Attachment'. Problem is that I get no results, even ...
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How to keep integrity of profiles in dual boot Windows / Linux when updating Firefox and Thunderbird?

I'm sharing my Thunderbird and Firefox profiles between Windows 10 (as portable app) and Ubuntu 16 (dual boot). I install all recommended updates. This worked for quite some time, until the version ...
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Thunderbird constantly requires 'allow this installation' confirmation

I use Thunderbird 60.7.1 (debian 9) and add-on MinimizeToTray-reanimated. The problem is every time when I start Thunderbird I have the following message. I mark allow this installation after which I ...
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How to customise the format of the replied mails in Thunderbird?

I used to rely on the Change quote and reply format to customise the header in the replied emails. So it would turn this: On 01/01/2005 at 10:00, support@example.com wrote: Some email Into ...
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Thunderbird only downloads email inside of folders, once I am looking at that folder

Thunderbird only downloads the emails from within my folders after I click on the folders and not before. So I basically never know if I have emails in there until I click on them. It's using IMAP ...
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How do I change the default sending email address permanently?

I am having trouble changing the default sending email address. I have 5 email accounts in Thunderbird. I can change the default sending address by going to Tools->Account Settings->Account Actions->...
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DKIM Email record

I have added a DKIM record to my websites DNS via my control panel. When I send an email from Thunderbird and test the signature, the SPF and DMARC show fine They do not seem to find a DKIM record ...
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PC crashed while downloading POP3 email. Are those emails are gone?

Thunderbird was in the midst of downloading 35 emails received in the last 15 hours from an account configured as POP3. PC crashed in the middle. Upon reboot, Thunderbird does not have those new ...
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How to lock tabs in Thunderbird

Is there a way to lock a desired tab in Thunderbird to prevent it from being accidentally closed?
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Thunderbird installed via Snap on Ubuntu ignores my profile folder

I installed Thunderbid as a snap today (Ubuntu budgie 18.04 LTS). I followed the instructions here to move my profile. This doesn't work. I copied the folder, but nothing is recognized in Thunderbird. ...
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Thunderbird password manager forgets password for specific service all the time

I am using DavMail in order to use Thunderbird 60.6.1 (32-bit) on Windows 10 (1809) to interface with a non-mailserver; that is my company's instance of Exchange. Now what's odd about this is that I ...
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Is is possible to get a log of the recent actions done in Thunderbird (Delete/Archive/Junked/..)

I archived a few emails by error in Thunderbird and Ctrl-Z is not working. What I would love is to have a list of the recent actions like this: Archived Mail XXX Archived Mail YYY Deleted Mail ZZZ ...
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Does thunderbird contain gecko in it?

As new Thunderbird user I was exploring its UI and noticed (besides rather basic HTML typically used in rich-formatted emails) that add-on manager opens a tab with https://addons.thunderbird.net/ and ...
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Mozilla Thunderbird + Lightning: a task with a shell command line

In Thunderbird Lightning, I created a repeating task to remind me to perform a back-up of files. Is it possible to have a command line to run the software in the text of the task? (I use Toucan to do ...
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How can I permanently save the columns selection in the Search Messages window in Mozilla Thunderbird?

It is possible to add / remove visible columns in the lower half of the Search Messages window of Mozilla Thunderbird (V52.9.1 (32-Bit)). However, after closing and reopening this window, only the ...
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How to migrate multi-account Thunderbird profile from Mac to Windows?

I use Thunderbird 60.6.1 on macOS 10.14. I have 9 email accounts with about 20 email identities between them. I would like to copy all these to a Thunderbird profile in a Windows 10 VM that I'm ...
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Once a wide variety of spammers have an email address is there any way to recover it without using aggressive spam filtering

When I first set up my email address I got very little spam. I am not a fan of spam filtering in general and I prefer to manually check the spam; however I made some mistakes over the years including ...
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Automatically remove old e-mail messages with Thunderbird (from IMAP server only, not locally)

Given IMAP E-Mail provider/server with storage quota Thunderbird e-mail client I'd like to automatically remove the oldest messages from the server only (and keep them locally). But Thunderbird ...
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How can I know for sure that this Google Sign-in is legit?

I'm using https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/gcontactsync/ in Thunderbird to sync my contacts with Gmail. When ran, the extension asks for a token refresh and pops this window: ...
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How can I get Thunderbird to trust a _non_ self-signed certificate for which I don't have the issuing CA?

A contact is trying to establish encrypted and signed communication with me using S/MIME. She has a certificate from her organization, which was issued from a non-public CA. It is not a self-signed ...
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Does Thunderbird allow me to only display select messages as HTML?

Thunderbird has three options to display messages (found under View → Message Body As) Original HTML Simple HTML Plain Text Does it give me the option to default to Plain Text, and upgrade to ...
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Anti-phishing method for Thunderbird using filters?

I would like to create a Thunderbird filter that moves all messages into a directory phishing if the Subject matches Foobar and if and only if they're not from Foobar.net (as determined by the end of ...
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Why Thunderbird cannot read root@localhost email?

I'm using Postfix for sending emails, Dovecot as POP3 and Thunderbird. I can't login as root in Dovecot and Thunderbird doesn't show emails of root@localhost while it can show emails of other users. ...
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How to view SSL Certificates in Thunderbird?

I would like to see the certificates of my outgoing and incoming servers in thunderbird for each of my accounts. How would I do that ? The certificate manager doesn't seem to be of any help and doesn'...
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Optimally sort emails in to subfolders using Thunderbird filters

I want to take email messages and sort them in to subfolders in my IMAP account using my MUA, Mozilla Thunderbird. I set a filter "move bob@example.com" to match and it moves the emails to subfolder "...
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Access GMail account with Thunderbird without POP/IMAP access?

IMAP/POP access to my school google mail account will soon be disabled. Is there a way to access a google mail account using Thunderbird without IMAP or POP?
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Nextcloud and Thunderbird: Finishing tasks is really slow

I have a problem with my setup with Nextcloud and Thunderbird. I use CalDAV for calendar and tasks. Finishing a task takes up to 5 seconds and finishing multiple tasks at once results in a sync error. ...
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Why won't Thunderbird completely delete emails?

I'm using Thunderbird v60 and I'm syncing with an IMAP email server. When I delete messages in Thunderbird, even though they appear to be deleted, they don't actually get deleted. When I go to my ...
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Print email attachment from specific sender automatically

I would like to filter my incoming emails in Thunderbird in a way that the attachment (invoice as pdf file) is printed automatically without additional confirmation or pop ups. The email body should ...
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Does it matter which email address Thunderbird uses to authenticate outgoing mail?

I have a domain with several addresses (e.g. 1@a.com 2@a.com 3@a.com ....) and I noticed that on the main settings dialog for all of them, the setting on the bottom - Outgoing Server (SMTP) - is the ...
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Sending an email to multiple addressees as “BCC” and making sure they do not see “undisclosed recipients”

If I send an email to multiple addressees, each of them in a "BCC" field, I wanna make sure that each person does not know other people received that email. For example when I ask around for a quote, ...
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Show email To: and CC's in message body in Thunderbird

This is how an email looks that I receive. (From, Date, Subject, To in the message) This is how an email looks that I send. (only says On ... I wrote, etc.) How can I make it so my messages are ...
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Thunderbird unable to refresh inbox (“operation did not succeed”)

I recently switched to Thunderbird and at first it worked. However, now I'm always shown an error message like The current operation on 'Inbox' did not succeed. The mail server for account myname@...
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How to install theme for Thunderbird 52 after Thunderbird 60+ was released?

How can I install theme for Thunderbird 52 after Thunderbird 60+ was released? Is it possible? I have just fresh install of Thunderbird 52 on my Windows 10 PC. When I go to Options > Themes and try ...
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Spelling not working in Thunderbird

I'm running 60.3.3 (32-bit) on 64-bit Windows 8.1. According to Tool > Options > Advanced > Update this is the latest 32-bit version. Spelling using English (UK), or indeed any other ...
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Thunderbird equivalent of Claws Mail actions

I've used Claws Mail for over a decade and have been a very happy user. Unfortunately though the lack of HTML mail composing has become too much of a handicap, since even normal mails get broken up ...
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Why am I getting strange tea cups icons in my inbox list view in Thunderbird?

I get strange tea cups in my inbox in Thunderbird. Can anybody please explain me what this is? Google is not useful for this question. Thank you.
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Shortcut to move email to multiple folders in Thunderbird

In Gmail, I use labels to categorize emails. These labels can be easily added by selecting an email pressing x and adding labels using l. Moreover, labels are displayed for each email in the inbox. ...
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using remote storage with Mozilla Lightning Calendar

I intent to use Mozilla Thunderbird with Lightning Calendar add-on at my office. My problem is that I do not want to store calendar entries on a local database file. I would like to have this file ...
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Do Thunderbird 3-to-USB 3.1 Type-C adapters/converters for external hard drives exist?

MSI GE73 7RD Raider has an USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port and 3x USB 3.0 Type-A (no idea about the gen) ports, but no Thunderbolt ports of any kind. My desktop should eventually have an USB Type-C. Not 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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where are Thunderbird sent read receipts logged?

Does Thunderbird log receipts which are sent? If so, where? I've modified my options to send read receipts, but am looking for records of what was sent in the past, in particular to outlook.
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Thunderbird only keeps messages of main folder on server with IMAP account?

I just tried out the latest Thunderbird with an IMAP account and found that only the messages that are not moved into subfolders by rules stay on the server. This makes the most important feature of ...
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Archiving Entire Email Account with Thunderbird/Outlook

Can somebody recommend an elegant email archiving solution per below? I have a very large dormant email account I need to archive. Right now it is sitting as an unused account in my T-bird but it ...

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