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When clicking on a custom shortcut for Private Browsing window, Firefox opens a regular window next to it

Hello! I am using Firefox ESR in Linux Mint 18.3 32-bit. For convenience, a few years ago I've created a start menu (main menu) shortcut to quickly open a Private Browsi… (read more)

Hello! I am using Firefox ESR in Linux Mint 18.3 32-bit. For convenience, a few years ago I've created a start menu (main menu) shortcut to quickly open a Private Browsing window. Before the recent switch from ESR branch 78 to 91 this shortcut was working as intended, but now, it opens a Private Browsing window and a regular browsing window. Here, I've made a short video about this issue that should help to better explain everything https://youtu.be/ccioyh0gJxA https://youtu.be/ccioyh0gJxA To some, this might seem like a non-issue, but I'd like to have a shortcut that would allow me to launch a Private Browsing window and a Private Browsing window alone.

Asked by Firefox-VM 5 minutes ago

I completely lost my settings, all my e-mails boxes in Thunderbird

I am using Windows 7. I am using Thunderbird for years. I have about 30GB of data and, while initializing my PC, Thunderbird suddenly ask me to create an account ! I trie… (read more)

I am using Windows 7. I am using Thunderbird for years. I have about 30GB of data and, while initializing my PC, Thunderbird suddenly ask me to create an account ! I tried to find similar problems and did try a few of the solutions proposed but could not succeed ! How to fix it and get back all my settings and data ?

Asked by rch70 15 hours ago

Last reply by rch70 29 minutes ago

TLS error using 64-bit TB, but not on 32-bit TB

I have TB on my Windows 7 computer. It is 32-bit and the version number is 91.3.2. I use several email addresses in TB and have had no problems downloading or writing ema… (read more)

I have TB on my Windows 7 computer. It is 32-bit and the version number is 91.3.2. I use several email addresses in TB and have had no problems downloading or writing emails using any of the addresses. Two of those addresses are gmail addresses.

I installed TB on my new Windows 10 computer. I migrated my Thunderbird folder from the Windows 7 computer to the Windows 10 computer. I can see all my email associated with each email address.

When I try to download new mail from my two gmail accounts, I get the error shown in the attached jpg. I get a similar error if I try to send an e-mail from those 2 gmail accounts.

I've compared the setting in TB on both computers for the 2 gmail accounts. As far as I can tell, Both computers show the same settings. Both TB installations (old and new computers) are versions 91.3.2. The only difference I see is TB on the old computer is 32-bit and on the new computer it is 64-bit. What do I need to do so I can download and send email using my gmail accounts in TB on my new computer?

I was thinking maybe if I use 32-bit TB on my new computer my problem would go away. I thought I would ask here before I try that.

Thanks - (I'm beginning to hate computers. What's worse is I manage a large Oracle database for a living)

Asked by David12846 3 hours ago

Last reply by David12846 31 minutes ago

Mozilla v95.0b5 (64-bit Address book - Unable to add new contacts

I just went to add a new contact to the Address book in my installation of Mozilla v95.0b5 (64-bit) and discovered that the "New Contact" button that I would normally sel… (read more)

I just went to add a new contact to the Address book in my installation of Mozilla v95.0b5 (64-bit) and discovered that the "New Contact" button that I would normally select to initiate the process is displayed in a light grey color (as shown in the attached screen capture) and is unresponsive.

What do I need to do in order to restore the ability to add new contacts?

Asked by LKMcMillen 38 minutes ago

How to fix saved search folder / broken icons?

Somehow a folder ended up in a "Saved Search/Unified" Sent folder and I cannot seem to remove it. Unchecking the folder doesn't cause the "Saved Search/Unified" folder to… (read more)

Somehow a folder ended up in a "Saved Search/Unified" Sent folder and I cannot seem to remove it. Unchecking the folder doesn't cause the "Saved Search/Unified" folder to stop including it (see screenshot). I can side-step all this by turning off the Unified Folders view entirely, but I don't understand why unchecking folders within "Select the folders to search" don't remove them from the group. Some sites say I should just be able to delete a "Saved Search" folder by right-clicking or selecting Edit -> Delete, but no delete option shows up in right-click and the option in Edit is greyed out.

Also, one of the folders, which is just a normal e-mail folder, somehow got the "Sent" icon of the paper airplane instead of a normal folder icon. Any idea how to fix this so it just has a normal icon again?

Asked by mozilla289 1 hour ago

Last reply by mozilla289 39 minutes ago

Permanently delete messages by a rule?

My situation is that I'm receiving around 50-100 spam a day to different accounts. And there's the false classification problem on top of it. So I'd like to set up rules … (read more)

My situation is that I'm receiving around 50-100 spam a day to different accounts. And there's the false classification problem on top of it.

So I'd like to set up rules that weeds out the spam folder - to some extent. Eg anything sent form a .ru address (plenty of those) can be deleted immediately. And I do NOT want to keep these in the trash either.

I know it's not directly possible (hello missing feature) but would the retention rules just maybe delete the if these were sorted into another (say 'russianJunk') folder? Or is the retention policy just another 'move' type operation (i.e. move to trash, not delete)?

Thanks

Asked by ysu 23 hours ago

Last reply by ysu 1 hour ago

request older mails back from server

windows 10 had to be reinstalled .. so thunderbird had to be reinstalled too. I retrieved mails from the mail server (only starting from 16 november 08:24 till today). Se… (read more)

windows 10 had to be reinstalled .. so thunderbird had to be reinstalled too. I retrieved mails from the mail server (only starting from 16 november 08:24 till today). Seen I had taken backup (of profiles located under appdata (both local and roaming maps), I restored them over the newly created thunderbird profiles (to get back all the maps that was created before). But of course it only restores back till, in my case 28 june 2021. So my question how can I get mail from the mail server between 28 june and 16 november (requesting to send mails not deleted on the mail server between those 2 dates). Recent mails between 16 november and today are retrieved from (private) mail server Thanks

Asked by bruno_van_wymeersch 1 week ago

Last reply by bruno_van_wymeersch 1 hour ago

Thunderbird and google enforced 2 step verification from Nov 9

Seems Google is forcing everyone to switch to 2 step verification from Nov 9. This is causing me a major headache. I am now really confused!!! I have several google acc… (read more)

Seems Google is forcing everyone to switch to 2 step verification from Nov 9. This is causing me a major headache. I am now really confused!!! I have several google accounts linked to Thunderbird - what does this mean for me? What -if anything - will I have to change in Thunderbird? Will I have to do this every time I check my email? I have one of the accounts on my mobile - others are linked to different mobile numbers. I really don't want to download the google app or associate some of them with mobile numbers....

(Not as dodgy as that sounds....google contacts has a tendency to share contacts between devices/accounts. I now use the Firefox addon multi-account containers before it was a nightmare!).

I don't want people's email addresses in my phone contacts -so I have a gmail account just to back up my phone contacts.  Also the small charity I work for has a shared gmail account and  for the same reason a mobile phone backup account with no email ...as the phone is shared and not password protected- then I have a couple of other email addresses for the charity - for things that are private or for special events eg event registrations -otherwise our inbox gets clogged -even with filters in place!  )     

I am now actively looking for a web based alternative to Gmail (not outlook/.hotmail -I already have those which forward to a single gmail) ...and trying to work out how the 2step verification is going to work for our shared gmail account (s). I'm really not happy about this!!!

Asked by lucky67 3 weeks ago

Last reply by lucky67 2 hours ago

How do i extrack extension to keep in a local file on my home PC ?

I know that a extension, ones that add functionality can be installed from a local file on my PC but i need to know how to extract the extension and store it on my home P… (read more)

I know that a extension, ones that add functionality can be installed from a local file on my PC but i need to know how to extract the extension and store it on my home PC ? I know there are scripts available but i don`t remember where.

Asked by Adam 2 hours ago

Thunderbird address book

Hello, could we have contact groups in Thunderbird's address book? My android phone has possibility to add group name and add there some contacts. Now, when I'm synchron… (read more)

Hello, could we have contact groups in Thunderbird's address book? My android phone has possibility to add group name and add there some contacts. Now, when I'm synchronizing with Thunderbird with MyPhoneExplorer, there's no groups in contact cards. More, there's no possibility to add a contact group or contact category in Thunderbird. This is very fundamental thing.

Second, can we add categories colours? Or add tags to contacts?

Why there's no possibility to colorize e-mail accounts fields?

Thank you for reply in advance, Mike

Asked by Miodek 3 hours ago

Junk Folders in All Thunderbird Email Accounts

I use Thunderbird for 4 different email address accounts. Charter.net is my service provider. When I set up each email address there are a number of folders added to ea… (read more)

I use Thunderbird for 4 different email address accounts. Charter.net is my service provider. When I set up each email address there are a number of folders added to each T-Bird account. Thunderbird has always added a folder "Junk" which is what I use to put my spam and junk mail into when scanned by T-Bird as Junk as well as items I determine to be junk. In the past couple of years I have had a folder added to each account labeled "Junk Mail" (not just 'junk'). I assumed it had been place there by Charter/Spectrum. Now I find that everyday when I receive a weather report it is put into the "Junk Mail" folder. It is not marked as "Junk" by either T-Bird or Spectrum. No matter what I do I can't stop it from going into the "Junk" folder. I have scoured the Spectrum email page looking for an answer. I put the email address into an "allow this address" box. I have checked T-Bird and Spectrum and can't find an answer as to who put the added folder "Junk Mail" into all my account lists and how to remove an email that constantly ends up in that folder. I doubt this is a Thunderbird issue but thought I would ask if anyone else has this problem and is it a Charter issue? Thank you and Merry Hollidays! John

Asked by Truey 3 hours ago

my account is blocked and i cant unblock it

I cant unblock my account Ernest Ginsberg ... (not any other, including ...) phone ... Not any other number, including ... or ...) edited emails and phone#'s from public… (read more)

I cant unblock my account Ernest Ginsberg ... (not any other, including ...) phone ... Not any other number, including ... or ...)


edited emails and phone#'s from public and search/spam bots view as this is a community forum and not some private chat or ticket system.

Asked by Hillil1022 3 hours ago

Firefox wont load unless i clear history

Firefox doesnt load websites all of a sudden on my windows10 machine. I type a new website address and it just stays on the same site i was in. I try a new tab but no use… (read more)

Firefox doesnt load websites all of a sudden on my windows10 machine. I type a new website address and it just stays on the same site i was in. I try a new tab but no use.

Thru trial and error, i learnt that i click Menu->history->Clear history and then it works.

I have reset firefox and still it does not work. 94.0.01(64-bit version) is what i am running.

Driving me nuts..

Asked by srengarajan 2 weeks ago

Last reply by srengarajan 5 hours ago

Can't Sign-Out of Firefox Account

I'm trying to sign-in to my Firefox account, but it won't let me as I'm still signed-in on another device. The other device is my old SSD which failed and can't access a… (read more)

I'm trying to sign-in to my Firefox account, but it won't let me as I'm still signed-in on another device. The other device is my old SSD which failed and can't access anymore. How do I sign-out of the old SSD so I can get access to my Firefox account on my new SSD?

Asked by Graham Coutts 11 hours ago

Last reply by Graham Coutts 7 hours ago

Moving emails with "mark as deleted"

I set the option "mark as deleted" under "server settings" for all my accounts. For one of my accounts, if I move an email with TB60 (Linux, Cyrus IMAP) it is marked as … (read more)

I set the option "mark as deleted" under "server settings" for all my accounts.

For one of my accounts, if I move an email with TB60 (Linux, Cyrus IMAP) it is marked as deleted, but does not disappear from the original folder (I have just checked this). Under TB91 the email disappears from the folder as if it has been auto-compacted. I think TB68 behaves as TB60, but I cannot remember/test TB71. Is there a setting I can use to recover the old behaviour?

Thanks for any help.

Asked by Stephen J. Cowley 1 day ago

Last reply by Stephen J. Cowley 8 hours ago

How do I increase the font size of the header?

How do I increase the font size of the header? It doesn't change when I increase the size of the page display. All I can find on here is archived information that doesn't… (read more)

How do I increase the font size of the header? It doesn't change when I increase the size of the page display. All I can find on here is archived information that doesn't help with the problem.

Asked by pogsinternet 8 hours ago

text color

Hi, On a mac, Thunderbird 91.3.1 selection of color for text is awkward. There is the Choose a color box and then another color picker. Other software have a selection of… (read more)

Hi, On a mac, Thunderbird 91.3.1 selection of color for text is awkward. There is the Choose a color box and then another color picker. Other software have a selection of colour straight with the first click. Is there a way to prevent that other color picker to show up? and have a straight color choice with clicking on the color icon on the top of the email window? If not how can make a suggestion to TB programmers? Thank you

Asked by Swaasje 10 hours ago

Thunderbird email background sent as attacnhment

I setup a background for Thunderbird emails using a jpeg image. When I view the sent email on my PC, it displays the way I set it up. However, when I view the sent email … (read more)

I setup a background for Thunderbird emails using a jpeg image. When I view the sent email on my PC, it displays the way I set it up. However, when I view the sent email on my phone, the image sits there as an attachment. I presume the recipients are also getting the image as an attachment, because when they reply and my message is included below, then the background doesn't appear.

How do I ensure that the image displays as a background when the recipient receives the email?

Asked by wendy33 14 hours ago

Thunderbird And Yahoo Sign-in Problems

Thunderbird 91.3.2 (64-bit) Mac OS I have a yahoo.com.hk mail account. I've tried adding this email address. It would try to authenticate via AOL sign in page, typed… (read more)

Thunderbird 91.3.2 (64-bit) Mac OS


I have a yahoo.com.hk mail account. I've tried adding this email address. It would try to authenticate via AOL sign in page, typed in email address and password, it would then asks for verification code, via this prompt:

Enter verification code sent to your email: xxxx@yahoo.com.hk

I never receive such code on my yahoo.com.hk email and hence cannot sign in.

Could anyone help?

Asked by jantzen3 14 hours ago