forwarding html-formatted email turns into plaintext Win8.1 TB78.10.1

when forwarding an html-formatted msg, i usually prefer to convert to Plain so i have the Send Options set to 'send as plaintext when possible' and, on rare occasions whe… (read more)

when forwarding an html-formatted msg, i usually prefer to convert to Plain so i have the Send Options set to 'send as plaintext when possible' and, on rare occasions when i want it to go in HTML i use Shift-(click on ForwardButton) to override the plaintext conversion. lately this has resulted in a message that displays as obviously html, as desired, but when i hit Send and then go look in Sent folder to see result, it is in plaintext and recipient reports that it came out Plaintext. further, sometimes pursuant to no observable provocation, when i hit Send i get error message: <Sending of the message failed. Unable to open the temporary file C:\Users\SIDCOW~1\AppData\Local\Temp\nsmail.tmp. Check your 'Temporary Directory' setting.>

however, sometimes, and sometimes not, when i click Send again, the message sends without further backtalk, but again arrives in Plaintext. the SIDCOW reference in the filename presumably refers to a folder i have unwittingly established in Users when i gave myself the fanciful name SidCowznofski at the time i originally set up this computer. i have searched using File Explorer and cannot find a file in Users which contains the text string SIDCOWZNOFSKI1 or SidCowznofski1 in its name. (many subfolders labeled with a version of SidCowznofski, but none having the <1> after S...nofski) maybe i am not using the Search function correctly? i am new to this. oddly, when i right-click my account name at top of (folder pane?) then settings>composition & addressing and check 'compose messages in html format', then try to forward an html message in html format by Shift-clicking Forward, the draft forwarded message immediately displays in Plaintext. it doesn't seem to make any difference whether i have the addressee in my address book set to <prefers to receive messages in html format> or <prefers to receive messages in plaintext format>. i am accustomed to getting the alert when sending html to the latter, which asks me to choose the format for this particular message. even temporarily changing the addressee's setting in the address book, to html, does not seem to ameliorate this problem. i can click the Menu icon at upper right of display, Options>Composition>forward messages as attachment, and then forwarding the html message apparently yields the attached msg in html at the recipient end, but i don't really want to forward ALL my messages as attachments by default, and it's kind of fiddly to go back and forth into the menu>options>composition thing every time i want to just forward the occasional msg in its original html format. is there any way around this? i doubt if it matters but i just noticed when looking up the TB version in my files that it's the 32-bit and i think this machine is 64. not sure how that happened. TIA for taking the time to read this.

Asked by ctwitt 2 hours ago

Last reply by ctwitt 21 minutes ago

unable to play Amazon video even after enabling Widevine Content Decryption.

I'm unable to play Amazon prime video with Firefox version 78.9.0esr. It just pops out a message saying "Firefox is installing some additional add-ons. Please try again l… (read more)

I'm unable to play Amazon prime video with Firefox version 78.9.0esr. It just pops out a message saying "Firefox is installing some additional add-ons. Please try again later".

Asked by Sukhman 5 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 38 minutes ago

Thunderbird will not accept my password. I can neither send nor receive messages.

I have managed to thoroughly foul up Thunderbird to the point that I can neither receive nor send emails. I also use Gmail, but store all the emails I want to keep in Thu… (read more)

I have managed to thoroughly foul up Thunderbird to the point that I can neither receive nor send emails. I also use Gmail, but store all the emails I want to keep in Thunderbird because it’s so much easier to create and manage folders. I have 1.61 gigs of emails dating back to 1996; many should have been deleted years ago, but quite a few are of sentimental value and a scant few have financial information I may need someday. The problem started a couple of days ago when I read a description of IMAP and thought I should make sure that Gmail and Thunderbird are always in sync (I know, I know, but it was late at night and I wasn’t hitting on all 8/6/4 cylinders). In that less-than-stellar state, I started following the instructions for setting up for IMAP as well as POP3, but apparently managed to make enough mistakes that when I tried to Get Messages it asked for a password, and rejected what I entered. I was sure that it was correct, but when I checked for saved passwords (via the Options menu) the only one it showed was for smtp.gmail.com, which was last changed more than a year ago. I cannot get it to accept any password that I can remember.

Clicked Get Messages. Thunderbird responded with Window titled Error with account GmailforVan. It contained the following message:

Sending of password for user vanw39 did not succeed. Mail server pop.gmail.com responded: Username and password not accepted.

followed by

Login to server pop.gmail.com with username vanw39 failed.

At one point I thought I had remembered the correct password, but when I entered it the following message appeared at the bottom of the screen:

GmailforVan: Connected to pop.gmail.com

After a few moments, a window titled Activity Manager window popped up in the upper left corner with this message:

Connection to server pop.gmail timed out.

Can anyone help me get Thunderbird working again? Yes, I can send and receive email using Gmail, but I really want to get back all my saved messages.

If I make a copy of the folder that contains all my old messages, then deleted Thunderbird, reinstalled it, deleted my old account, then created a new account with the same email address, could I get access to those old messages?

It may be all I need to do is find my password but, if necessary, I can delete my account and start over (after backing up my mail folder). I really really hope someone can (and will) help.

Asked by vanw39 3 hours ago

Last reply by Matt 38 minutes ago

Firefox App Collections - how do you rearrange them?

I have 5 Collections, and my most used one is at the bottom, below the fold. I would like to make it the too one. Is there a way to rearrange the order of Collections? … (read more)

I have 5 Collections, and my most used one is at the bottom, below the fold. I would like to make it the too one.

Is there a way to rearrange the order of Collections?

Asked by Peter Lairo 39 minutes ago

Getting empty emails when I use TB filters on gmail accounts to copy emails to local folders

I have several gmail accounts, which I can successfully access through TB. I have been trying to set up filters for each of the gmail accounts to 1) copy email based on … (read more)

I have several gmail accounts, which I can successfully access through TB. I have been trying to set up filters for each of the gmail accounts to 1) copy email based on the filter criteria to a Local folder in TB 2) move the email to the gmail trash folder

So for example, I might have a Local folder for "Newsletters", and will have a filter for each gmail account that would move appropriate emails from that account into the Local "Newsletters" folder.

This works to some extent - however, I often get just headers with no information at all, but the gmail would get correctly moved to the account's trash folder. I tested this and found that if I sent several emails matching a "test" filter to any of the gmails and then opened that gmail's inbox to trigger the filter (set to "apply filter when getting new mail") , the first email would be copied correctly, but all the following emails would show up with only the header being copied. I don't have any anti-virus scanning Tbird emails, and I have synchronization on. I turned off the "apply filter when getting new mail" and just left "run manually" on, and sent more emails. Running the filter manually works correctly, and all emails are completely copied into the local folder.

I tried various ploys, including putting "stop filter execution" as the last action, to slow down the running of the filter when it's in "auto" mode, but nothing changed the result. So there's some timing issue going on, and it has to do with there being multiple emails being processed by the same filter.

If anyone has any suggestions on dealing with this, I'm all ears.

Thanks, K

Asked by krtbuser 1 day ago

Last reply by Matt 42 minutes ago

Still can't get back old bookmarks

My bookmarks completely disappeared this morning. I have tried all the restore options and nothing is working. There are not even default bookmarks. Any time I try to ac… (read more)

My bookmarks completely disappeared this morning. I have tried all the restore options and nothing is working. There are not even default bookmarks. Any time I try to access an old backup date it tells me it can't perform the function. And under the Bookmark menu there is no "Manage Bookmarks" at the bottom as suggested. Anyone else experiencing this. Any fix? It is Firefox 78.10 if thAt makes a difference.

Asked by lwarshow 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 42 minutes ago

Some websites display Text out of alignment?

For the last few versions of FF (currently on 88.0.1 (64-bit) OSX Big Sur) certain websites display text incorrectly where the text is bold and each character is offset w… (read more)

For the last few versions of FF (currently on 88.0.1 (64-bit) OSX Big Sur) certain websites display text incorrectly where the text is bold and each character is offset with the next one (see attached Images).

It only seems to happen to certain websites and happens both within my web based email and on standard websites - but only some of them.

I've attached a photo of the issue in my webmail - I'm viewing an email sent to me using mailchimp, but even this is inconsistent as other emails using mailchimp are fine. And as I said before it happens on websites too (examples attached).

I have this issue on my 2020 iMac and my 2020 M1 MacBook Air but not on my 2019 iMac. All 3 are running latest version of FF and all synced to my FF account and have all the same settings. Attached photo of plugins/extensions installed too.

Please help me fix this it's so frustrating!

Thanks

Asked by edstudios 1 day ago

Last reply by edstudios 46 minutes ago

Sent mail formatting change

Previously, when looking at a sent mail with undisclosed recipoients, the recipients were shown, now they are not after an 'update', or is there a setting to reinstate th… (read more)

Previously, when looking at a sent mail with undisclosed recipoients, the recipients were shown, now they are not after an 'update', or is there a setting to reinstate that useful feature?

Asked by daveteauk_again 3 hours ago

Last reply by Matt 55 minutes ago

cannot send mail

After installing thunderbird 78.10.1 sending an email I get the error message: “An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server sent an incorrect greeting: resomtap… (read more)

After installing thunderbird 78.10.1 sending an email I get the error message: “An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server sent an incorrect greeting: resomtapo-11v sys.comcast.net IP 54.153.75.67 is not permitted to send messages. Contact support if you feel this is in error.”

Asked by rayrhodes4246 4 hours ago

Last reply by Matt 57 minutes ago

Incorrect name displaying in Filters and Search

I am unable to get Thunderbird to display the correct name for an email recipient in Filters and Search, and I cannot determine where the name is being pulled from. Here … (read more)

I am unable to get Thunderbird to display the correct name for an email recipient in Filters and Search, and I cannot determine where the name is being pulled from.

Here is the address book with the correct name: address book

Here is the Filter screen with the incorrect name: https://i.imgur.com/60xLiP0.png

Here is the Search function with the incorrect name: https://i.imgur.com/YvutE7E.png

I checked Thunderbird's Account Settings and Options and there isn't any instance of either the correct or incorrect name in there. I even checked the Google account and that name doesn't appear there either.

Help please?

Asked by dfgarcia1972 3 days ago

Last reply by Matt 1 hour ago

Can I view when an autofill address was made?

I recently was looking through my autofill addresses when I noticed a name that should not be there. Someone I do not know in some state that I do not live in. I quickly … (read more)

I recently was looking through my autofill addresses when I noticed a name that should not be there. Someone I do not know in some state that I do not live in. I quickly changed my firefox password and various passwords that may have been compromised.

My question is, how worried should I be? How did they get my password or access to a PC with my account active on it. Then why would they be so daft to save their name and address as the autofill?

Is there any way I can check when it was made or pass this on to Mozilla support?

Asked by Joe 1 hour ago

Unable to access a Website jpg list

Accessing :Politico.com there is a Politico Wuerker cartoon 'list'. The first item is always available. To migrate to any following item on the list I get a "you may ski… (read more)

Accessing :Politico.com there is a Politico Wuerker cartoon 'list'. The first item is always available. To migrate to any following item on the list I get a "you may skip ad in" with no further text. In the past, refresh would allow the next cartoon to be shown. Now, refresh returns to the first cartoon.

Current operation:

  1. Select the URL above
  2. Select any of the numbered bubbles on the bottom or the right 'arrow'
  3. "you may skip ad in" is displayed.
  4. Select refresh, and we start over.

In the past, refresh would migrate to the next jpg image.

On microsoft edge, in the past, (1) there was a right block arrow, (2) clicking on the arrow gets you to the "you may skip ad in" message, and displayed with this is a check box to allow skipping the ad.

As just a curiosity, why did Firefox elect to change the right block arrow to a rectangular black image?

thanks

Asked by slipbits 3 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Some web pages don't work properly

For the third time recently, I've had to open Opera because Firefox won't display properly. This time it was camelbak.org that wouldn't display the site's Search box with… (read more)

For the third time recently, I've had to open Opera because Firefox won't display properly. This time it was camelbak.org that wouldn't display the site's Search box with Firefox, but would with Opera.

Asked by Solar Bozo 1 hour ago

Can't sign in to newly downloaded version

Good Evening, I just downloaded Firefox onto my new computer. I went to sign-in and it keeps telling me that I have an incorrect password. It is the correct password beca… (read more)

Good Evening,

I just downloaded Firefox onto my new computer. I went to sign-in and it keeps telling me that I have an incorrect password. It is the correct password because I used it to login here. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it on the new computer with no joy. What should I do? Also, I can login and out just fine with my old computer.

Thanks,

Leish

Asked by Leish88 2 hours ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 hour ago

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an empty folder without sync refuses to be deleted

In the email on my computer, without synchronization, when I'm in the "localhost" account, I have a folder that does not have a standard name like folders created by defa… (read more)

In the email on my computer, without synchronization, when I'm in the "localhost" account, I have a folder that does not have a standard name like folders created by default in my Yahoo account do. In the Tbird localhost account, I deleted all of the contents of that folder. I want to delete the folder. (I already deleted it from my Yahoo account and I don't want to sync the accounts anyway.) It does not get deleted. The progress indicator keeps running for hours. Since the localhost account has only about 15,000 emails in all folders combined, it shouldn't take hours.

Tbird > the context menu > Delete command did nothing, whether my Yahoo account was open in my browser or not; I did not log into Yahoo via Tbird. Tbird > File menu > Delete Folder does nothing even if given hours with my computer asleep.

The context menu > Properties > Folder Properties > General information > Location points to my Yahoo account, but if I delete the entry and I click OK the entry comes back. If, in the same dialog, I try to edit the folder name and click OK, when I reopen the dialog it has reverted to the old folder name.

Tbird version 78.8.1 (64-bit). Fedora 34, kept evergreen. I apparently have no add-ons (Tools menu > Add-ons > Add-ons Manager > Extensions > Manage Your Extensions is empty).

What should I do?

Asked by Nick_Levinson 5 days ago

Answered by Nick_Levinson 2 hours ago

Roboform controlling logins and passwords setting?

Hi, I use Roboform extension on 2 Windows 10 PCs. On one, Firefox says An Extension is controlling Login and passwords setting...on the other, it does not say that. Any c… (read more)

Hi,

I use Roboform extension on 2 Windows 10 PCs. On one, Firefox says An Extension is controlling Login and passwords setting...on the other, it does not say that.

Any clue why?

Asked by sdodell 2 hours ago

restrict extension access permissions by url

if an extension requires an 'Access your data for all websites' permission then firefox requires me to choose either allow this extension to steal all my sensitive data, … (read more)

if an extension requires an 'Access your data for all websites' permission then firefox requires me to choose either allow this extension to steal all my sensitive data, or not to use the extension at all.

for such cases, chrome allows me to choose when and where i prefer to allow the extension to see these data and when and where to restrict it from accessing them: Site access Allow this extension to read and change all your data on websites you visit:

  • On click
  • On specific sites
  • On all sites

does firefox allow this somehow? i'd prefer to have an option to restrict such access in some cases by clicking the extension button, in some - by white or black listing specific sites (mostly whitelisting), and for some cases - do not restrict.

Asked by musilla 2 hours ago

firefox lockwise öffnet ohne nach dem Passwort zu fragen

Hallo Ihr, habe gerade ein großes Sicherheitsloch entdeckt. Wollte mich bei Microsoftonline.com anmelden, habe in der Anmeldung die Email eingegeben, nach "weiter" ging e… (read more)

Hallo Ihr,

habe gerade ein großes Sicherheitsloch entdeckt.

Wollte mich bei Microsoftonline.com anmelden, habe in der Anmeldung die Email eingegeben, nach "weiter" ging es zu Kennwort eingeben. Dort wurde mir dann von lockwise die Mailadresse von dieser Website angezeigt und darunter "gespeicherte Zugangsdaten anzeigen". Obwohl ich nicht im Firefox Konto angemeldet war, wurde ich zu lockwise weitergeleitet und konnte alle meine Passwörter sehen, für diese und alle anderen Seiten. Wie findet Ihr das? UAWG!!

Asked by Michael Sailer 12 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago