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Installed Enigmail in Thunderbird a couple weeks ago. Noticed mail transfer item which I did not add in addons or preferences. Last week noticed a huge outgoing transfer of unknown data. Found additional folder in /.thunderbird/user/"pepmda". Deleted the folder. Within the last three days this folder "pepmda" has been reconstituted in my users folder and then found in addons "FileLink for WeTransfer". It feels like I am being snooped on. OR - Enigmail is automatically reinstalling the addon. OR- I do not know how to properly get rid of this bug. So let me know what is going on. oh yeah, have been using Thunderbird and Firefox satisfactorily for the last ten years enjoying the ups and downs as the support team valiantly crushes bugz and crosses the tape ahead of its competitors. Kudos

Installed Enigmail in Thunderbird a couple weeks ago. Noticed mail transfer item which I did not add in addons or preferences. Last week noticed a huge outgoing transfer of unknown data. Found additional folder in /.thunderbird/user/"pepmda". Deleted the folder. Within the last three days this folder "pepmda" has been reconstituted in my users folder and then found in addons "FileLink for WeTransfer". It feels like I am being snooped on. OR - Enigmail is automatically reinstalling the addon. OR- I do not know how to properly get rid of this bug. So let me know what is going on. oh yeah, have been using Thunderbird and Firefox satisfactorily for the last ten years enjoying the ups and downs as the support team valiantly crushes bugz and crosses the tape ahead of its competitors. Kudos
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wetransfer is installed with Thunderbird. Bundled with it on windows as part of the filelink process. What the maintainers on your distro have done there I have no idea. They tend to pull out add-on on linux butthey might have seen the light.

I have the wetransfer installed on Windows, but it simply does not appearing the add-on manager, it appears in options (that would be edit preferences on Linux I assume)> Attachments > outgoing., along with the option to add more providers and to remove it. It is not related to enigmail as far as I am aware.

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wetransfer is installed with Thunderbird. Bundled with it on windows as part of the filelink process. What the maintainers on your distro have done there I have no idea. They tend to pull out add-on on linux butthey might have seen the light.

I have the wetransfer installed on Windows, but it simply does not appearing the add-on manager, it appears in options (that would be edit preferences on Linux I assume)> Attachments > outgoing., along with the option to add more providers and to remove it. It is not related to enigmail as far as I am aware.

wetransfer is installed with Thunderbird. Bundled with it on windows as part of the filelink process. What the maintainers on your distro have done there I have no idea. They tend to pull out add-on on linux butthey might have seen the light. I have the wetransfer installed on Windows, but it simply does not appearing the add-on manager, it appears in options (that would be edit preferences on Linux I assume)> Attachments > outgoing., along with the option to add more providers and to remove it. It is not related to enigmail as far as I am aware.
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Matt, thank you for response. I looked at last update and figure wetransfer was added on 20191201. Doesn't explain the mass outgoing traffic a few days back. Wetransfer was the easy scapegoat since I had not seen it before. My computer has been jacked before(no fun) so I try to keep min info and max hardening. Thanks for the info and I'll keep looking for the culprit.

Oh, by the way, a firefox question... when I press the download button in taskbar to look at files downloaded and then press on the folder icon representing the file I want to open, it automatically tries to open the file with xfburn. Is there a location in firefox I can change this to open the file in its location with thunar(equal to explorer)? Have searched through OS settings and no joy. Traveled through the settings pref and options in firefox=nojoy. Any ideas?

Since I originally asked about t-bird not sure if you can answer this question. If not no worries.

Thank You for your expediant assistance, really didn't expect an answer til tommorrow. Thanks

Matt, thank you for response. I looked at last update and figure wetransfer was added on 20191201. Doesn't explain the mass outgoing traffic a few days back. Wetransfer was the easy scapegoat since I had not seen it before. My computer has been jacked before(no fun) so I try to keep min info and max hardening. Thanks for the info and I'll keep looking for the culprit. Oh, by the way, a firefox question... when I press the download button in taskbar to look at files downloaded and then press on the folder icon representing the file I want to open, it automatically tries to open the file with xfburn. Is there a location in firefox I can change this to open the file in its location with thunar(equal to explorer)? Have searched through OS settings and no joy. Traveled through the settings pref and options in firefox=nojoy. Any ideas? Since I originally asked about t-bird not sure if you can answer this question. If not no worries. Thank You for your expediant assistance, really didn't expect an answer til tommorrow. Thanks
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I am no expert, but my understanding is file opens are passed out of both Firefox and Thunderbird to the operating system. As least that is what I got from Bug 1601905 when it bit the other day for windows users.

So basically you will be looking to change the default used by your distro I think, not changing a program default..

I am no expert, but my understanding is file opens are passed out of both Firefox and Thunderbird to the operating system. As least that is what I got from [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1601905 Bug 1601905] when it bit the other day for windows users. So basically you will be looking to change the default used by your distro I think, not changing a program default..
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Matt, you must be an expert, or a geanie :) I can right click on downloads folder and it now gives me the option of "opening containing folder". Didn't do that before. I must have jiggled something while playing with preferences and it fell in place. Dunno. It works now is all am woriied about.

Thanks again for quick reply and bug info, kinda led me in the right direction.

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Matt, you must be an expert, or a geanie :) I can right click on downloads folder and it now gives me the option of "opening containing folder". Didn't do that before. I must have jiggled something while playing with preferences and it fell in place. Dunno. It works now is all am woriied about. Thanks again for quick reply and bug info, kinda led me in the right direction. Happy Holidays
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How does wetransfer work in thunderbird? Where's the menu item?

How does wetransfer work in thunderbird? Where's the menu item?
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It is in filelink settings in options> Attachments > outgoing.

It is in filelink settings in options> Attachments > outgoing.
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