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Thunderbird is blocking my outgoing emails

Thunderbird continues to block my outgoing emails despite my best efforts. Please check my outgoing smpt server settings (attached) and let me know what I need to change.… (read more)

Thunderbird continues to block my outgoing emails despite my best efforts. Please check my outgoing smpt server settings (attached) and let me know what I need to change. Thanks.

Asked by Bill Washburn 3 days ago

Answered by david 11 hours ago

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DNS over HTTPS is undermining my family DNS filter. Can I password protect the DNS settings or other solution?

Hello all, I had been using firefox as the standard browser for years, but since the DNS-over-HTTPS feature I have had trouble with protecting my family on the web via D… (read more)

Hello all,

I had been using firefox as the standard browser for years, but since the DNS-over-HTTPS feature I have had trouble with protecting my family on the web via DNS filtering. Currently the only solution that has worked is to use a different browser (the Spin browser, for whoever is interested). I have Firefox blocked using the Android family link feature (and they can't install new apps without permission). Personally, I would love to move everyone back to Firefox, but I can't find a way to do it safely. Is there a way to effectively disable DNS-over-HTTPS such that it can't be changed (kids are pretty quick at figuring out that they can just go to the settings and figuring out that they can turn the feautre back on). A parental control feature would be ideal, so I can just set the DNS-over-HTTPS to use the family DNS filter in a way they can't turn it off. Does anyone have an helpful solution, or is Firefox dead for family protection?

Respectfully, Andrew

Asked by Andrew Davis 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

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memory-report.json contains hundreds of unwanted websites

I go to about:memory > Save memory reports - Measure and save and then view the output, a report called memory-report.json. In this report I see approximately 30 bloc… (read more)

I go to about:memory > Save memory reports - Measure and save and then view the output, a report called memory-report.json.

In this report I see approximately 30 blocks of text, each of which contains approximately 50 to 100 website URLs. Several blocks contain only porn URLs. I have viewed porn, but only in Google Images; I don't visit the websites.

Why is this information being stored by Firefox?

Note: my Firefox is set to Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed. However, even after closing and opening Firefox, all the information is still in the report.

A sample of two of these blocks of text is attached.

Asked by EM8 2 days ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 days ago

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Cookies / settines = 793mb - nothing shows in manage data

Hi, Firstly I apologize because I'm not very tech savvy. My firefox browser has been taking ages to load. I've tried various 'fixes' over the last week or so and they do… (read more)

Hi, Firstly I apologize because I'm not very tech savvy. My firefox browser has been taking ages to load. I've tried various 'fixes' over the last week or so and they don't work for long. I'm going down the 'try this' list and am at the 'clear junk in manage data' suggestion. Someone else had success with getting rid of a load of youtube saved junk. I'm in the Cookie and Site Data area, it says it's using 793mb of disc space yet when I tap on 'manage data' to try and clear stuff that area shows up as empty. I've searched but can't locate how to fix this issue. Or I might be missing something completely obvious. :/

My memory, and health, is not great so if possible I really don't want to resort to clearing everything and having to re-add log ins etc.

Does anyone know how to fix this please?

Thank you!

Asked by blake.wolfe 3 days ago

Answered by b_georgestefan 3 days ago

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managing the value prompted for a login

Having tried all pointers to how to display this data, I give up and present my case here: In a banking app, the login field is blank and requires me to enter the correct… (read more)

Having tried all pointers to how to display this data, I give up and present my case here: In a banking app, the login field is blank and requires me to enter the correct Login ID. This works fine. However, if I double click on that field, an option is displayed, happening to be my email address, which will not work in this case; a numeric value is required.

So, knowing a prompt is enabled, I have entirely failed to get 'it' to save the correct ID. I have also find a place in Firefox settings where I can see and modify the value that comes up. I do however remember doing exactly that for some other site.

So, as I have said, I cannot find this in the Passwords nor the Settings pages. What am I missing?

Help would be much appreciated.

Asked by Peter Fischer 1 week ago

Answered by Peter Fischer 5 days ago

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Thunderbird will not send emails

Since changing my email password on my BT Mail server, Thunderbird will not send emails. I get a popup saying Sending and a blue line which never completes. When I cancel… (read more)

Since changing my email password on my BT Mail server, Thunderbird will not send emails. I get a popup saying Sending and a blue line which never completes. When I cancel it I get the following:

Sending of the message failed. Unable to authenticate to Outgoing server (SMTP) mail.btinternet.com. Please check the password and verify the 'Authentication method' in 'Account Settings | Outgoing server (SMTP)'.

There is no password change option on the Outgoing Server (SMTP). Connection Security is set to SSL/TLS and Authentication method is "Normal Password".

I can receive emails with no problems.

Asked by John Crellin 1 week ago

Answered by Matt 1 week ago

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CIS Firefox Benchmark Update Assistance

I work for the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and my team develops the CIS Benchmarks for securely configuring a wide variety of technologies. Specifically, we make a… (read more)

I work for the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and my team develops the CIS Benchmarks for securely configuring a wide variety of technologies. Specifically, we make a Firefox Benchmark with recommendation on how to more securely configure Firefox. We would like to get some "Firefox People" involved in helping us update this Benchmark. Some power users and/or some Mozilla folks would be wonderful.

All contributors are listed in the resulting document and the resulting pdfs are freely available on our public website ([CIS Website] https://www.cisecurity.org/cis-benchmarks).

If you are interested please reply and let me know how to contact you.

Phil

Asked by Phil White 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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Problems with the automatic pre-assignment of input fields

Revision: 115.9.1esr (64-Bit) for openSUSE Leap (15.5) Some months ago, I unfortunately typed a password in the username field of a local page (access to my Internet box… (read more)

Revision: 115.9.1esr (64-Bit) for openSUSE Leap (15.5)

Some months ago, I unfortunately typed a password in the username field of a local page (access to my Internet box, oh Noes).

Since then, it appears each time I remove the access data in the Firefox settings. When entering data again for a login without password enquiry, the password becomes invisible again, and vice-versa.

It is impossible to show the phenomenon using a screenshot, as the password immediately disappears.

Asked by pebredai 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Thunderbird is able to logon to ATT.NET, after I changes my ATT.NET PW

Running Thunderbird, with auto login to my ATT.NET account. I recently changed my ATT.NET PW (on ATT.NET) Thunderbird is still able to log on to my ATT.NET account and re… (read more)

Running Thunderbird, with auto login to my ATT.NET account. I recently changed my ATT.NET PW (on ATT.NET) Thunderbird is still able to log on to my ATT.NET account and rec/send emails. I went into PW manager and removed the saved PW for my ATT email account.

Thunderbird is still able to log into ATT.NET

Asked by mkal1 1 week ago

Answered by mkal1 1 week ago

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default account

I have 4 e-mail accounts in TB, and I want to switch from the current default account to another. But how do I do that. I cannot see any button, place where to do that in… (read more)

I have 4 e-mail accounts in TB, and I want to switch from the current default account to another. But how do I do that. I cannot see any button, place where to do that in the settings. Why the heck does TB needs to be so tricky to deal with, compared to Outlook?

Asked by music19 1 week ago

Answered by david 1 week ago

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Lost HTML and remote images on incoming emails

I am having a problem with incoming emails appearing in non-HTML format (see below), and I have checked "Allow remote content in messages" and there are no exceptions. I… (read more)

I am having a problem with incoming emails appearing in non-HTML format (see below), and I have checked "Allow remote content in messages" and there are no exceptions. Is there another setting that would cause the loss of HTML formatting and/or remote images? (see images of same email in full HTML and without) Thanks for any suggestions Lee

Asked by Lee 1 week ago

Answered by Lee 1 week ago

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lack of logon password for charter.net

I couldn't send email, so I deleted and re-setup my email account. This lost my remembered passwords, so now I can neither receive or send email. My basic password still … (read more)

I couldn't send email, so I deleted and re-setup my email account. This lost my remembered passwords, so now I can neither receive or send email. My basic password still lets me onto TB though.

Asked by flowersebf 1 week ago

Answered by flowersebf 1 week ago

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YouTube in the hosts file is ignored since version 125.0b1 Developer edition

It doesn't matter if I add www.youtube.com site to hosts file in Linux and delete cache, Firefox just doesn't block it, bypassing my meassures to prevent me to get hooked… (read more)

It doesn't matter if I add www.youtube.com site to hosts file in Linux and delete cache, Firefox just doesn't block it, bypassing my meassures to prevent me to get hooked up here. It was blocking everything as expected some weeks ago. I also tried redirecting to different IP's and it didn't work.

After some checks, I noticed:

  • It happens only with www.youtube.com, it doesn't happen with youtube.com (without www)
  • Other common pages like other Google pages, Facebook, TikTok or Instagram, get succesfuly blocked by hosts file as expected
  • I have tested creating new profiles with about:profiles, but the issue continues
  • The issue started after Firefox Developer Edition version 125.0b1 as you may notice in the images attached.
  • I also tested with the latest nigthly version and the issue continues.
  • DNS over HTTP (DOH) doesn't seems to be the problem since it seems that my network doesn't met the requirements to enable it, and if I manually make sure it's disabled, the issue still continues.
  • Chromium browser blocks www.youtube.com as expected, so that indicates my PC might be correctly configured

Asked by juandhdez94 2 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 week ago

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Files downloaded in Firefox Private Browsing are deleted automatically after closing the browser

I am facing issue while downloading files in Firefox Private Browsing. Whenever I download my PDF files, as soon as I close the browser window, the files also get deleted… (read more)

I am facing issue while downloading files in Firefox Private Browsing. Whenever I download my PDF files, as soon as I close the browser window, the files also get deleted automatically. What should I do to rectify this issue.

Asked by kashishjaggi16 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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How to tell if signature verification succeeded?

Hello, I am setting up PGP in Thunderbird. Sometimes I want to send an email which is signed but not encrypted. However, before I send this to someone else I want to mak… (read more)

Hello,

I am setting up PGP in Thunderbird. Sometimes I want to send an email which is signed but not encrypted. However, before I send this to someone else I want to make sure that it works. So I sent an email to myself (2 different accounts which I both control and have added to Thunderbird). The email has the signature attached but the Thunderbird UX doesn't give me any information about whether or not it successfully verified the signature. I tried downloading the `.eml` file and checking the signature against that, but it failed (I'm assuming that I tried to verify the wrong thing, not that the signature is actually bad).

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by skyvine 2 months ago

Answered by skyvine 1 week ago

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Preventing Changes to Proxy Settings in Firefox Browser via Group Policy

Locking this thread, please continue here: [/questions/1443259] We have enabled the "Prevent changing proxy settings" policy from the Group Policy Management Console. How… (read more)

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We have enabled the "Prevent changing proxy settings" policy from the Group Policy Management Console. However, we've encountered an issue where Firefox browser overrides this policy. It has come to our attention that Firefox is the only browser that allows users to change the default Windows proxy settings directly from the browser itself.

To address this, we want to prevent users from changing proxy settings via Firefox browser as well. Could you please provide guidance on how to disable this feature?

Asked by hitenj.trivedi 2 weeks ago

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cannot send emails

I'm using Thunderbird 115.7.0 (64 bits). Cannot send messages from my email account: katy.vandenhoek@gmail.com. It says it cannot make connection to server smtp.gmail.co… (read more)

I'm using Thunderbird 115.7.0 (64 bits). Cannot send messages from my email account: katy.vandenhoek@gmail.com. It says it cannot make connection to server smtp.gmail.com. Receiving emails is OK. The other emailaccounts are working OK. Looks like there is something wrong with the authentification. Reïnstalling Thunderbird didn't help.

Asked by katy.vandenhoek 2 months ago

Answered by katy.vandenhoek 2 months ago