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How to disable mail encryption by default?

I have set up an account with S/MIME and OpenPGP encryption enabled in Thunderbird (78.7.0). So far so good, but I don't have keys for all my contacts (who has?). How can… (read more)

I have set up an account with S/MIME and OpenPGP encryption enabled in Thunderbird (78.7.0). So far so good, but I don't have keys for all my contacts (who has?). How can I disable the default encryption mode, so that I stop getting error messages when sending or saving mails? It's always reporting errors because it can't find encryption certificates. I can disable this by clicking "Security -> Don't Encrypt", but on every new message I have to disable encryption again if I don't have public keys for that person. This is annoying, especially if I have set the default options in the account settings to "not activated by default".

So, how can I prevent Thunderbird from setting this encryption to a default, when I don't want it to?

Asked by devilsraccoon 3 weeks ago

Last reply by devilsraccoon 5 days ago

How to have messages marked as read only when fully opening it, even when the preview pane is set to be visible.

If I allow the preview pane to exist, then new messages will be marked as read even if I just have it highlighted. The settings will only allow me to set it so that messa… (read more)

If I allow the preview pane to exist, then new messages will be marked as read even if I just have it highlighted. The settings will only allow me to set it so that messages won't be automatically marked as read, or that they will be after a set amount of seconds. This applies even if I don't fully open the message. Is there a way to have the message be marked as read only if I fully open it, while still having it set so that the preview pane visible?

Asked by 22ragtag 6 days ago

Last reply by 22ragtag 4 days ago

My columns keep changing order

Each of my email account has their own order for the columns in Inbox, Draft, Sent .... e.g. "Sender / Subject/ Date/ Size .... Now when I go from one folder to another… (read more)

Each of my email account has their own order for the columns in Inbox, Draft, Sent .... e.g. "Sender / Subject/ Date/ Size .... Now when I go from one folder to another, say from Sent to Junk the order and the actual columns change back to some other order e.g.. Thread/Star/Subject/Read/Date/ they are not permanent. I tried Safe Mode but my newly sorted columns still switch back to another (random?) order.

Asked by harald22 2 months ago

Last reply by harald22 6 days ago

Failed to download file

Whenever I download a file not exceeding 80 MB, everything seems fine. While waiting, It just suddenly stop at %96 and then I see a notification that donwload "failed". L… (read more)

Whenever I download a file not exceeding 80 MB, everything seems fine. While waiting, It just suddenly stop at %96 and then I see a notification that donwload "failed". Later, when I explore my files, the file that I want to download, which is supposed to "failed" , is in my download folder? I'm trying to donwload .osz and .zip file. device: tablet Version: Android 10 Firefox Version: 85.1.3

Asked by Aaron050405 2 days ago

Last reply by Aaron050405 1 day ago

Integration with Windows 10 Notification server.

To Whom It May Concern: Are there any plans to integrate Thunderbird with the Windows 10 Notification system, and suspend Thunderbird's own internal notification? The Th… (read more)

To Whom It May Concern:

Are there any plans to integrate Thunderbird with the Windows 10 Notification system, and suspend Thunderbird's own internal notification? The Thunderbird notification does not display all notifications when emails are received from multiple accounts; it's thought that the Windows 10 notification might be superior at stacking all new messages.

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Asked by xytsrm 22 hours ago

Last reply by xytsrm 5 hours ago

How can I stop Thunderbird checking for new messages automatically within an IMAP setup?

I have purchased Mailwasher Pro to identify spam before it is downloaded to my computer. The problem is that even when I untick the option to "check for new messages e… (read more)

I have purchased Mailwasher Pro to identify spam before it is downloaded to my computer. The problem is that even when I untick the option to "check for new messages every x minutes" new emails are still being downloaded. This means that I am not able to stop certain messages being downloaded to my computer before I have a chance to vet and delete them via Mailwasher Pro. Just in case, I have also unticked "Allow immediate server notifications when new messages arrive" - I don't know what that does so unticked it in case it was causing the problem but still the emails download automatically.

Can anyone advise me please what might be causing this problem? I have contacted support at Mailwasher Pro and they have assured me that the app does not interfere with the way Thunderbird downloads emails. Also the support person I was emailing told me that he had his settings the same as mine and his emails do not get downloaded automatically.

Thank you

Asked by Barney2 4 days ago

Last reply by Barney2 11 hours ago

What is green puzzle piece/Polly button at end of searchbar?

When I turned on my computer today there is now a green, puzzle piece button placed at the end of my searchbar. See attached When I click on it it says Polly. What is thi… (read more)

When I turned on my computer today there is now a green, puzzle piece button placed at the end of my searchbar. See attached When I click on it it says Polly. What is this for ? Why is it showing up now? Do I need it? I'm running Waterfox Classic, but there was no support tab for Waterfox, only Firefox, that's why I had to post the question here. Thank you

Asked by simpleman2 1 hour ago

Last reply by simpleman2 10 minutes ago

Disabling the mediabanner/popup thing

Hi, I'm trying to disable the media popup in windows 10, which appears when you lower your volume or skip a song or anything (see added image). I have a brand new pc and … (read more)

Hi,

I'm trying to disable the media popup in windows 10, which appears when you lower your volume or skip a song or anything (see added image). I have a brand new pc and on my old pc i was able to fix this easily by doing this: go to about:config and change this: set media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled from true to false.

I did that now, with my new pc as well. But i just does not work, i restarted my browser and pc after changing it, i set it back to true and back to false again, it just will not work.

I googled this issue, but the only solution i find, is what i exactly the thing i described above, nothing else.

Asked by grobalork 1 month ago

Last reply by grobalork 5 hours ago

Reply to all as BCC

When I reply to "all" I would like to address it just to the person who sent it to me, but include all of the people he sent it to, without revealing all of the names and… (read more)

When I reply to "all" I would like to address it just to the person who sent it to me, but include all of the people he sent it to, without revealing all of the names and email address which came with the email to me. I don't want to repeat the "netiquette" breach the sender committed. Is there any way to BCC the other recipients? Is there a "BCC reply all" mode? Thanks.

Asked by John Clarke 6 days ago

Last reply by John Clarke 6 days ago

How To Access Hangouts/GTalk/GoogleTalk CHAT web-service inside Thunderbird TAB

How To Access Hangouts / GTalk / GoogleTalk CHAT web-service inside Thunderbird TAB: Details here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/63255601/3553808 (please upvote my Q+A b… (read more)

How To Access Hangouts / GTalk / GoogleTalk CHAT web-service inside Thunderbird TAB:

Details here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/63255601/3553808 (please upvote my Q+A both there if its useful/helpful)

BRIEF SUMMARY:

TB = Thunderbird.

Tested + worked on Thunderbird : v68.12.1 , v78.7.1 (and one step earlier TB).

• Load "BrowseInTab" TB addon : TB > Tools > Addons > in "Find More Extensions" box, type: BrowseInTab click on [ + Add To Thunderbird ] button > "Add" > restart TB. • Also load "Open Tab" TB addon : TB > Tools > Addons > in "Find More Extensions" box, type: Open Tab click on [ + Add To Thunderbird ] button > "Add" > restart TB.


• Also load an Advertisement & Harmful Code/Script Blocking type of addon that can work inside TB , or else Harmful/abusive website codes will begin to abuse your computer, & increase electrical power consumption, & overheat/warm your computer, & abuse thunderbird, & waste your internet data limits, steal DATA ( theft of Privacy), etc, etc, etc: LOAD the "uBlock Origin" addon for Firefox, inside the Thunderbird . (as of this moment, it works). How to do that, is outlined in detail, inside the linked page's SOLUTION # 1 : https://stackoverflow.com/a/63286125/3553808 (please upvote my Q+A both there if its helpful/useful)


• now send a HTML-formatted email (not plain-text Email) , into any one of the email-address (or email account) that is already setup in your Thunderbird, in that email you must send an URL LINK, this link: https://www.hangouts.google.com/ . You can also type the full URL manually in a new email (before sending), then select that full URL text & press Ctrl+C (or Cmd+C) to copy into buffer memory > TB main menu > Insert > Link > paste the copied link by pressing Ctrl+V (or Cmd+V) > Ok . Send to yourself or into another email-address that is inside the same TB.


• Inside TB if you select option to allow all Cookie ( a tracking file with tracking codes ) , then TB begins to store all types of Cookies : Unnecessary & unsafe & tracking & monitoring & advertisements, etc related ALL TYPE OF COOKIES/codes ... • So such is not a safe, not secured, not Privacy-Right respecting practice, & not-recommended. • Some users lack knowledge on how to increase security/privacy , and Some (lazy+ignorant) users prefer convenience over extra steps which will be necessary to take, to increase security/privacy. • Your dog learns or you have to TRAIN it , when it need to bark, and when it does not need to bark, when outsider or unwanted comes close ... similarly you have to train your TB on what to stop & what to allow. • Goto TB (Thunderbird) "Preferences" (or "Options"/Settings ) > then find/goto "Privacy" > goto "Web Content" section. Thunderbird - Preferences - Privacy - Web Content - Exceptions: • it should by-default have the option "Accept Cookies From Sites" unselected , for now keep it like that, ( if not-unseleted , then unselect it ) > then, in that same row , in right side, there is a button [ Exceptions ] , click on that > a new window will popup/appear : type-in (or copy from here) each of below web-address (URL) into the "Address of Website" textbox, & then press [ Add ]/[ Allow ] button :

  • The "Hangouts" web-service:
    https://hangouts.google.com/
    https://accounts.google.com/
    https://myaccount.google.com/
    https://ogs.google.com/
    https://clients6.google.com/
    https://clients4.google.com/
    https://chat-pa.clients6.google.com/
    https://chat-pa.clients4.google.com/
    https://people-pa.clients6.google.com/
    https://people-pa.clients4.google.com/
    https://signaler-pa.clients6.google.com/
    https://signaler-pa.clients4.google.com/
    https://ssl.gstatic.com/
    https://www.gstatic.com/
    https://apis.google.com/
    https://aa.google.com/
    https://0.client-channel.google.com/ (You will have to add multiple of these servers, by changing "0" into other numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ... etc, Add upto atleast 30 . Which exact one will be used, depends on which one is free & randomly selected by google to serve your connection)

After all URLs are added/allowed/entered , then press [ Save Changes ].


• goto the received email which has the link https://hangouts.google.com/ in Thunderbird (TB) > right-click on that LINK > you will see an new option "Open Link in New Tab" , use/select that , a new web-browser TAB will open up inside the TB=Thunderbird.


• Login/signin to Hangouts website : Enter your GMail email-address > "Next" button > enter gmail google account's main password , and wait few seconds , then you can use it for CHAT. This process uses full standard encryption/secured protocols for all parts of communication , so its more safer.


• Google's "Hangouts" site/web-service allows to do VoIP (voice over internet protocols) chat , VoIP to Direct Dial (into mobile/landline phone) chat , Video chat over Internet , Text (over internet) chat , SMS text chat , etc . ( it mixes/combines various services ). Google will stop VoIP to Direct Dial chat , SMS text chat , etc services/options in "Hangouts" website/web-service , And move some of those services/features into their "Voice" website/web-service . The "Voice" site will have almost all features of earlier "Hangouts" site : SMS text chat , Text (over internet) chat , VoIP chat , VoIP to Direct Dial chat , etc. The "Hangouts" based Text CHAT/chatting (over internet) functionality will keep on working in "Hangouts" website/web-service. Their "Meet" site/service will provide Video Meeting (Video over internet), etc web-services. Long time ago Google moved GTalk (aka: google-talk , google-chat (not gsuite), etc) web-service(s) into their "Hangouts" website/service.


• TB itself has a builtin purple library & wrappers, etc for it , which uses XMPP/Jabber protocols to connect with GTalk text chat network service. That/those has/have bugs (and very old) , & does not use full standard security measures in all areas of communication , see here/below few bug reports : So avoid that builtin option inside the TB , and use the option i have shown above, which uses full standard TLS/SSL security (from user's TB to google servers). • https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1258255https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1092701https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1122567https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=955019https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/known-vulnerabilities/thunderbird/https://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerability-list.php?vendor_id=452&product_id=3678&page=1&cvssscoremin=7&order=1&trc=921https://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerability-list.php?vendor_id=452&product_id=22102&page=1&cvssscoremin=7&order=1&trc=216

TB's builtin GTalk option using old components, and does not use newer App-Password (or OAuth2) or newer full standard+safer TLS/SSL communication , so user have to use google account main password with old components in TB , and that is not good.


TB is a communication suite type of software , it needs to have more & more INSTANT communication features , by using standard security protocol based solutions. Users worldwide using more & more instant messaging/communications.


More you use TB , & contribute to TB development , more functions & features will be integrated with more/higher security , when you/user will keep on requesting them.

Asked by atErik 4 days ago

Last reply by atErik 4 days ago

header and footer setup menu

Hello! After upgrading Mozilla Firefox to version 86.0, the header and footer setup menu in the Page Setup section has disappeared. How can I change the header and footer… (read more)

Hello! After upgrading Mozilla Firefox to version 86.0, the header and footer setup menu in the Page Setup section has disappeared. How can I change the header and footer content in the new version?

Asked by balas10 1 day ago

Last reply by balas10 1 day ago

Righ click: menu for spelling and language disappears

Hello I have installed the dictionary for another language and when I right click the menu is there, however if I try to change the language it disappears. If I click aga… (read more)

Hello

I have installed the dictionary for another language and when I right click the menu is there, however if I try to change the language it disappears. If I click again it's gone.

I have tried that if I disable UBlock Origin, the menu comes up, but I am not able to change language anyway. If I refresh, the menu disappears again.

Asked by babbuccio80 1 day ago

Last reply by babbuccio80 1 day ago

Automatic Login Progression for Multiple Email Acct Logins

I am running Thunderbird 52.9.1 (32-bit) on a WIN XP SP3 computer and Thunderbird 86.0b3 (32-bit) on a WIN 10 machine. Both computers use the same keyboard & monitor… (read more)

I am running Thunderbird 52.9.1 (32-bit) on a WIN XP SP3 computer and Thunderbird 86.0b3 (32-bit) on a WIN 10 machine. Both computers use the same keyboard & monitor via a KVM switch. When logging in on the older WIN XP computer the login popup automatically progresses to the next email account for login when the current one is successful. I have 3 active email accounts loaded the exact same way in TB in both machines. When logging in on the Win 10 machine the TB login window will not automatically progress to the next email account so that I can log in. I have to manually move the mouse cursor to the next account. I have the same 3 email accounts loaded in the WIN 10 version as I do on the WIN XP SP3 machine. Is there any kind of hidden command that I can set/reset to have Version 86.0b3 (32-bit) automatically progress through all three email logins like it does in the much older 52.9.1 (32-bit) version? Or does this need to go in as a suggestion for future versions of TB?

Asked by Raubitz7 23 hours ago

How to enable "go to website" feature while taking screenshots?

HI all. Was hoping to find/enable "go to website" feature while taking screenshots in firefox. For those who are not familiar when you take a screenshot while being on th… (read more)

HI all. Was hoping to find/enable "go to website" feature while taking screenshots in firefox. For those who are not familiar when you take a screenshot while being on the web page you usually have little "go to website link" while viewing your screenshot and if you click on the link/ icon your screenshot will take you directly to the website this screen was taken at. Recently got s 21 / t-mobile. This feature is present on all other browsers like stock samy browser and chrome but for the reason my go to firefox browser has that feature not displayed on the screenshots. Attaching pics of the feature below.Please advise if you know what could cause that and how to enable "go to website" feature on screenshots?

Asked by Kabuki222 22 hours ago

Firefox -noerrdialog alternative?

I've looked for hours on this issue, to no avail. I'm currently working on a kiosk setup and would like to use FF if possible. One hurtle that keeps cropping up is the er… (read more)

I've looked for hours on this issue, to no avail. I'm currently working on a kiosk setup and would like to use FF if possible. One hurtle that keeps cropping up is the error message "Firefox closed unexpectedly while starting".

Is there a way to disable this and any other dialogs that popup?

Asked by wemcdade 4 days ago

Preferences for PDF files

After Firefox updated to version 86 yesterday a couple of my users are being prompted to select what they would like Firefox to do with a PDF file each time they download… (read more)

After Firefox updated to version 86 yesterday a couple of my users are being prompted to select what they would like Firefox to do with a PDF file each time they download one. They set it to open in Foxit Reader and checked the box to do it automatically each time but it always goes back to the default setting. I confirmed that the Application settings in Options is set to use Foxit Reader for PDFs and I even followed the troubleshooting step for this issue and renamed the handlers.json file.

Also each time they try to download a PDF a prompt comes up asking for an admin password (see the 3rd image). These computers are on a domain, so the UAC prompt isn't unusual but we don't restrict them from being able to download files. But I'm having the same issue as well and I'm not on the domain, so I think this is more of a symptom then a cause.

Is this a bug in the latest update? I was troubleshooting a printer setting issue for them the day before yesterday. Did some testing on my computer and theirs, got it worked out that Foxit works best for their needs when printing a PDF from a web app. Then yesterday afternoon they began to have issues where they couldn't print at all. I checked it out and all of our computers updated to Firefox v86 and everything is now working differently now in terms of handling PDFs.

Thanks in advanced,

Josh

Asked by jleary 20 hours ago