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Filters - How to distinguish between email address and name?

One of the reasons I wanted to move away from Outlook was that it was unable to tell the difference between an email address, a name, and the combination of both. Now it … (read more)

One of the reasons I wanted to move away from Outlook was that it was unable to tell the difference between an email address, a name, and the combination of both. Now it seems I may have stumbled upon exactly the same problem in Thunderbird.

I try to use Filters to distinguish difference types of email (for the record, I'm setting up a heap of Tags with different colours, and letting auto-filters assign appropriate Tags -- poor-man's colour highlighting).

I had a Filter that applied to messages with the "From" field equal to "mailer@company.com" (not their real name).

However, they changed their mail-out address to "noreply@company.com", so I had to change the filter. Rather than risking missing important emails again (I missed a few), I tried changing the filter to the "From" field *contains* "@company.com" -- and now the filter fails to hit *any* of their mail, when run.

I suspect Thunderbird is only attempting to match the "name" in the "From" field, rather than both "name" and "email address", or "email address" alone. In this case, the full "From" field is "Parent Company <noreply@company.com>".

First question is, is there something else I could try?

Second question is, why can't I specify which part of the "To", "From", "Cc" and "Bcc" fields are searched?!

Seriously, this is a major design flaw (that has been part of Outlook forever). It can be **really** important to distinguish email addresses from Contact Names, and from names accompanying email addresses. That's especially true in a case like mine where I'm working with partial matches. It's not hard to formulate a scenario where an attempt to match just a name also started matching spurious email addresses -- and especially vice versa!

Anyway, I hope someone can help me out. Thank you.

Asked by pstepanas 1 month ago

Last reply by sfhowes 8 hours ago

Firefox Screenshots not scaling correctly when doing partial screen captures

Hello, I have searched for an answer to this and didn't find one so I am posting. If this has been answered, kindly post the link to the solution :) The problem is with F… (read more)

Hello, I have searched for an answer to this and didn't find one so I am posting. If this has been answered, kindly post the link to the solution :)

The problem is with Firefox screenshots. Full page shots are working fine, but "Save Visible" and custom selections using the outlining tool are scaling at 71% instead of 100%. So, I'm only getting some of what I want.

How do I fix this? I didn't see anything in config about this.

Pic is an example of what I'm talking about.

Asked by emuuprising 16 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 hours ago

Your browser does not support this function!

I installed Lorex security cameras recently. I can access the DVR support box from Firefox and do admin stuff, but I can see no images from the cameras. Instead of images… (read more)

I installed Lorex security cameras recently. I can access the DVR support box from Firefox and do admin stuff, but I can see no images from the cameras. Instead of images I get the message:

  Your browser does not support this function!

This appears in the sub-window that the current image should appear in. I have installed ffmpeg and gstreamer (libav, ugly and unrar) - all to no avail. I am running Fedora 33 currently patched fully (yesterday).

I find it hard to believe that these images cannot be seen in Firefox. What am I doing wrong????

Asked by rholme 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 hours ago

How to filter emails by Name not Address, in the From field?

I want to filter by the Name in the address field, and not the actual address. KetoVIP <ernest@goeshome> I want to filter by "KetoVIP" not by ernest@ How do I? … (read more)

I want to filter by the Name in the address field, and not the actual address.

KetoVIP <ernest@goeshome>

I want to filter by "KetoVIP" not by ernest@

How do I?

Asked by curls3 21 hours ago

Last reply by sfhowes 20 hours ago

Help with downloading and syncing emails onto my hard drive

I am trying to download all of the emails on my ISP's server to my hard drive using a recently downloaded Mac version of Thunderbird. I went to Offline-download/Sync Now… (read more)

I am trying to download all of the emails on my ISP's server to my hard drive using a recently downloaded Mac version of Thunderbird. I went to Offline-download/Sync Now and it appears to download but I can't find the file on my hard drive. There is no Thunderbird folder in the library, so no Profile folder where the files are supposed to live. Help please.

Asked by rbaltar 1 day ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 day ago

Is there a way to disable Firefox's ability to download from about:config vs downloading an extension?

Hello everyone! thank you for your assistance and expertise ahead of time as any help is heavily appreciated. I've been trying to find a way to disabled downloading in Fi… (read more)

Hello everyone! thank you for your assistance and expertise ahead of time as any help is heavily appreciated.

I've been trying to find a way to disabled downloading in Firefox all together. The reason for this is per my organization's requests. As they do not want users downloading anything what so ever.

I've found extensions that can do this, however since I'm tweaking a profile in which is shared amongst all users. Its not the best solution since I have to manually check the add-ons on every time I make a new user profile.

Is there by any chance a means for me to disable downloading as a whole within either userChrome.css or about:config?

Any help again is greatly appreciated.

Asked by Gpx45 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

EKLENTILER 78.8

Why can't the old plugins be rebuilt? I am using the LATEST version 78.8....We've been waiting for very useful and widely used plugins like add signature and color folder… (read more)

Why can't the old plugins be rebuilt? I am using the LATEST version 78.8....We've been waiting for very useful and widely used plugins like add signature and color folder for a very long time.

Asked by alber.yahya 1 day ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 day ago

Impossible to change text color in a message

Hi everyone, I was experiencing troubles with color changing when writing a mail in the composer. I could not get a new color being applied even if I selected one differ… (read more)

Hi everyone,

I was experiencing troubles with color changing when writing a mail in the composer. I could not get a new color being applied even if I selected one different from black in the toolbar. I looked for a tip on other forums but nothing was satisfying in my case... Just to give the tip for others that could meet some similar situation, maybe you will have to check for colors parameters in "general settings" instead of looking for a solution with "composer settings". The issue was described on this forum for windows users, and the solution was found here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1100393#question-reply Tools - Options - Display - Formatting - Default Font - Colors - Override the colors specified by content was "always" and I changed it to "never"

but there was no evidence that the problem could be solved for MacOS users regarding the last posts...

So here it is: I am using French version of Thunderbird so if I give some inaccurate translation for menu titles, I am sorry for this. 1. Go to Thunderbirds / Preferences / General 2. Scroll down till "Languages and appearance" 3. Click the "Colors" button 4. Uncheck "Use system colors" 5. Quit and relaunch Thunderbird

You should now be able to select whatever color you want in the mail composer ! And modify selected text or entire text.

Hope it will help.

NB: What is strange about these settings is that it should apply to the mail visualizer only, not to the mail composer... but it works ... I am not a thunderbird killer... so... that's it !

Asked by JD 2 days ago

Last reply by День сумо 1 day ago

How to run/open any add-ons ?

I am not able to figure out on how to open the respective add-ons User Interface. I have installed some add-ons like 'HTTPS Everywhere' , 'Nord vpn' etc... When I v… (read more)

I am not able to figure out on how to open the respective add-ons User Interface.

  • I have installed some add-ons like 'HTTPS Everywhere' , 'Nord vpn' etc...
  • When I visit the add-ons tab in the menu section on the upper right section of Firefox, it does not show on how to run it or open it.
  • I have been searching this on the internet but couldn't find any information...

Hope the Firefox team will help, Thank you

Asked by Adarsh Pillai 2 days ago

Last reply by Mamoon 2 days ago

Is there a way to turn off the pop up that asks if I want to share an image?

I am using Firefox for Android on my Samsung Tab A. I have long-time carpal tunnel and sometimes my fingers kind of drag on the screen, I guess, because it constantly act… (read more)

I am using Firefox for Android on my Samsung Tab A.

I have long-time carpal tunnel and sometimes my fingers kind of drag on the screen, I guess, because it constantly activates a pop up that comes in front of my screen and asks me if I want to save or share this image. I have never used this popup to save or share images but it's always in the way. I wish I could just turn it off so I could relax my hand and browse, without it always getting in the way. Please tell me there is a way.

Asked by Lisi 3 weeks ago

Last reply by mlasarko1 2 days ago

How to stop opening links in new tabs

Whenever I do an internet search on Firefox, clicking a link will open it in a new tab. This annoys me as I soon get multiple tabs open that i need to go and close. How c… (read more)

Whenever I do an internet search on Firefox, clicking a link will open it in a new tab. This annoys me as I soon get multiple tabs open that i need to go and close. How can I change this so clicking a link opens it in the same tab?

Asked by stewartalexandre5 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

FF ANDROID PRINTER OPTION

IF or WHEN is FF Android adding the PRINTER OPTION/ BUTTON BACK???!!! I couldn't you exactly which update got rid of it, but IT WAS THERE at one point BUT NOW GONE! I'm s… (read more)

IF or WHEN is FF Android adding the PRINTER OPTION/ BUTTON BACK???!!! I couldn't you exactly which update got rid of it, but IT WAS THERE at one point BUT NOW GONE! I'm sure I speak for many others, but it NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT BACK! These days, I dont use anything else but my Android to access the internet & do EVERYTHING online! I RELY ON THE ANDROID PRINT FUNCTION probably more than any other option - for EVERYTHING! I just got suckered into PAYING FOR A (WIFI).PRINTER OPTION bc I had absolutely NO OTHER CHOICE!

PLEASE UPGRADE THE NEXT FF ANDROID UPDATE TO BRING BACK/ INCLUDE THE PRINTER FUNCTION AGAIN ASAP!

Asked by gem615 2 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 2 days ago

Process Limit Option

I set process limit to 1. Firefox runs 5+. Pray tell what does setting the process limit do exactly? Also Firefox says it sets the process limit automatically to optimize… (read more)

I set process limit to 1. Firefox runs 5+. Pray tell what does setting the process limit do exactly? Also Firefox says it sets the process limit automatically to optimize system specs. I've installed FF on machines with specs ranging from low budget build to godbox yet it always defaults to 4 processes. Then runs more. Is it all BS? Do tell please? (Searched Support for these topics. Gave up after 10 pages. Appologies if they're redundant)

Asked by riqidelaplaya 2 days ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 days ago