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Have tried many times to do mail merge from csv file but not working have watched all u tube vids!! Please help thank you

I've downloaded Thunderbird and have imported all emails etc - works great! BUT when I try to do a mail merge it doesn't work! I've saved my excel file as cvs and underst… (read more)

I've downloaded Thunderbird and have imported all emails etc - works great! BUT when I try to do a mail merge it doesn't work! I've saved my excel file as cvs and understand that I need to use {{Email}} , {{First Name}} etc It just doesn't work for me - no emails in outbox or sent items?

any ideas please?

Asked by JacquelineS 6 years ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 6 years ago

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38.1.0 PREFERENCES submenus fail to drop down

See attached screen shot. The DISPLAY submenu should be visible, but the pane has truncated its dropdown height. I can click around on the different submenus, and some … (read more)

See attached screen shot. The DISPLAY submenu should be visible, but the pane has truncated its dropdown height. I can click around on the different submenus, and some of them display, some don't, and when I go back to one that did not display, maybe it will display.

Asked by VerizonSucks 4 years ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 4 years ago

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My Thunderbird Software Frequently locks up for 5-10 minutes. (win10, Spectrum ISP, Gmail account) SOLVED Caused by "Allow Windows Search to search messages"

My Thunderbird Software Frequently locks up for no reason. I have Windows 10. How do I fix this? I have to wait 5 to 10 minutes for it to unlock and work normally. Re… (read more)

My Thunderbird Software Frequently locks up for no reason. I have Windows 10. How do I fix this? I have to wait 5 to 10 minutes for it to unlock and work normally. Rebooting helps. But this is very frustrating. I'm runneing Thunderbird version 45.

Asked by Kenneth Wray 4 years ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 1 year ago

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EVERYTHING is too small in Thunderbird. How do I increase the font size of everything!

It's ridiculous that Thunderbird requires an "add on" download to enable making the font size larger on EVERYTHING in the Thunderbird email program. What is Thunderbird … (read more)

It's ridiculous that Thunderbird requires an "add on" download to enable making the font size larger on EVERYTHING in the Thunderbird email program. What is Thunderbird thinking making everything so small you can barely see it?!

There has got to be a better way!!!

Please increase the size of the fonts on your program. (I know I can change the fonts and type style on outgoing emails. That's not the problem I want EVERYTHING LARGER! I want to see what I type in a message the same as my recipient will read it!

Asked by HDrought 5 years ago

Last reply by Zenos 5 years ago

all of my folders have disappeared from the folder pane, I don;t know how to get them back.

I am running 68.5.0, today all of the folders disappeared from the folder pane on the left of the screen. My husband was deleting the trash folder at the time. How do I r… (read more)

I am running 68.5.0, today all of the folders disappeared from the folder pane on the left of the screen. My husband was deleting the trash folder at the time. How do I restore all of our folders as they all relate to work

Asked by vertical 3 months ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 2 weeks ago

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BCC emails are not sending. why are my emails with BCC recipients not being sent/received by the BCC recipients?

This feature has worked great for 2 years. I send "mass emails" (under 300 recipients) to our Baseball Membership, and it's always worked fine. This weekend, the BCC's we… (read more)

This feature has worked great for 2 years. I send "mass emails" (under 300 recipients) to our Baseball Membership, and it's always worked fine. This weekend, the BCC's were being emailed. Even when I tried to BCC 1 person, it wouldn't send to BCC, but would to TO: recipients. How do I fix this?

Asked by Baseball Regina 3 years ago

Last reply by lr 3 years ago

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Automatic mail filters stopped working after Thunderbird 52.1.1 upgrade

After the automatic update to 52.1.1 all my filters stopped running on new mail. All my filters: - have check marks at "Manually Run" and "Getting New Mail: Filter before… (read more)

After the automatic update to 52.1.1 all my filters stopped running on new mail.

All my filters: - have check marks at "Manually Run" and "Getting New Mail: Filter before Junk Classification", - are of type "From contains ..." and - the actions are "Move Message to ... (certain IMAP folder)" and "Mark As Unread"

Manually running them works as expected.

When new (filterable) mail arrives, the filters log isn't recording anything but when I manually run them the expected action is logged.

Asked by Ayjez 3 years ago

Last reply by dkcrotty 2 years ago

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getting a pop up from thunderbird stating I need to download the full version to upgrade to the latest, which is already running.

Why is the latest version saying I need to download a full copy and re-install to be current, when it already says it is the latest via the help/about menu selection. … (read more)

Why is the latest version saying I need to download a full copy and re-install to be current, when it already says it is the latest via the help/about menu selection.

Asked by Owners Gamer 8 months ago

Last reply by peter144 6 months ago

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remote images

I know we have discussed this over and over and i have researched a little but cant find the solution to why, my remote images aren't showing up in my emails. please help… (read more)

I know we have discussed this over and over and i have researched a little but cant find the solution to why, my remote images aren't showing up in my emails. please help. maybe im losing my mind with the settings. i have started and restarted. Using the 64.0b3 (32-bit) version.

my settings are to allow all images, see the attached image.

Asked by bwdeen 1 year ago

Last reply by Ken Spencer 1 year ago

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cannot send or receive, incoming is pop3.btinternet.com port 110, outgoing is mail.btinternet.com port 465, latter reset by BT instruction from smtp.bt port 587

sending email stopped first with messages reading, Sending of the message failed. The message could not be sent using Outgoing server (SMTP) smtp.btinternet.com for an u… (read more)

sending email stopped first with messages reading,

Sending of the message failed. The message could not be sent using Outgoing server (SMTP) smtp.btinternet.com for an unknown reason. Please verify that your Outgoing server (SMTP) settings are correct and try again.

Sending of the message failed. The message could not be sent because the connection to Outgoing server (SMTP) mail.btinternet.com timed out. Try again.

BT then tried to help again through screen sharing, since when incoming email have stopped, message reading,

Sending of password for user Manod did not succeed. Mail server pop3.btinternet.com responded: Server error - Please try again later.

i was warned that changing from pop to imap could mean the loss of all my email, true?

please, I value my Thunderbird having spent years building up many folders and sub-folders for emails and would like to retain these even if i have to start with a new Thunderbird account. My Thunderbird is 38.5.0 I also use Firefox and Openoffice phone numbers are 0208 478 9681 and 07443 480 509 if that helps and of course i will call you back. thank steve

Asked by stevewood 10 months ago

Last reply by sfhowes 9 months ago

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Importing contacts from Windows Live Mail

Have spent HRS searching your site and others for help!!! Trying to import contacts from WIndows Live Mail. All instructions I've tried to follow are WRONG INFO!!! It's… (read more)

Have spent HRS searching your site and others for help!!! Trying to import contacts from WIndows Live Mail. All instructions I've tried to follow are WRONG INFO!!! It's disappointing that TB can't import contacts DIRECTLY from WLM's contact.edb file, but I've gone into WLM and exported the contacts into VCF form as recommended by TB. However, the directions then say to go to Thunderbird Address Book and go to Tools > MoreFunctionsForAddressBook > Actions for Contacts > Import vCard / VCF. NO SUCH OPTION EXISTS!!!! I've downloaded the latest version of TB, and under tools there is ONLY Address Book, IMPORT, EXPORT and OPTIONS. I've gone to import, and walked thru the steps, choosing to import VCF, then chose the folder location, but it opens the location folder showing ALL INDIVIDUAL CONTACTS, and there is NO WAY TO CHOOSE ALL, I can only click on ONE AT A TIME!!! ???? However, even when doing that, it places that contact in the address book list AS A NEW LIST/ADDRESS BOOK!!! There is NO WAY to force that vcf file to into the default existing "ADDRESS BOOK" there, I have gone in circles a hundred times, trying different things, but same result everytime. Then everytime I search for help on this issue, I come across different directions. SOME places say TB cannot directly import MESSAGES from WLM either, and those must be exported (DUMB in the case of a computer that is unable to boot and/or open WLM). Other places say TB CAN INDEED import messages directly from WLM's storage folders!!! Some places said press CTRL-A to select all vcf files in the export folder - NOPE!!! Still doesn't work. HOW DO I IMPORT CONTACTS???????

Asked by ghostsurfer63 9 months ago

Last reply by Joseph NLOGA 4 months ago

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mail merge fail

I'm trying to mail merge a CSV file from Excel with TB. I've done this before but I'm using a different (newer) version of Excel and I keep getting an error message (see … (read more)

I'm trying to mail merge a CSV file from Excel with TB. I've done this before but I'm using a different (newer) version of Excel and I keep getting an error message (see attachment)

thanks,

Asked by Fajita_shorty 2 years ago

Last reply by Matt 2 years ago

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I followed the instructions on how to migrate my emails from one computer to another and I only got my sent folder and not my (pop) Inbox.

I followed the instructions to go to the menu button, troubleshooting, open folder up 3 levels, copy the Thundberbird folder. Copied it to an external hard drive. Then … (read more)

I followed the instructions to go to the menu button, troubleshooting, open folder up 3 levels, copy the Thundberbird folder. Copied it to an external hard drive. Then following the instructions to Paste into the same folder. I got my Sent files, but not my Inbox (old emails). I found the Inbox file, 2.2 GB, under the profiles. I cannot get those old emails into my new inbox. What did I do wrong.

Asked by John.Kailey 9 months ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 9 months ago

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Emails keep being downloaded

Thunderbird restarts downloading all my aprox 30,500 gmails every time I open my computer/connect to the internet. I have an IMAP account, latest version of Thunderbird. … (read more)

Thunderbird restarts downloading all my aprox 30,500 gmails every time I open my computer/connect to the internet. I have an IMAP account, latest version of Thunderbird. Windows 10

Asked by pegcumberland 9 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 9 months ago

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updated to TB 45.0 on my Mac, TB will now only work in safe mode. In regular mode emails do not load, or take a long time to load. [Mac]

updated to TB 45.0 on my Mac, TB will now only work in safe mode, have restarted and rebooted but when returns to regular mode emails do not load, if i then return to saf… (read more)

updated to TB 45.0 on my Mac, TB will now only work in safe mode, have restarted and rebooted but when returns to regular mode emails do not load, if i then return to safe mode, it works.

potentially related

Asked by bherlich 4 years ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 4 years ago

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Fails when "Copying message to Sent folder..." process when the email has an attachement

After getting the dialog box: "Copying message to Sent folder... " I then get "There was an error saving the message to Sent. Retry?" Then, "Copy Failed" This happens w… (read more)

After getting the dialog box: "Copying message to Sent folder... " I then get "There was an error saving the message to Sent. Retry?" Then, "Copy Failed" This happens with most any attachments. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Asked by starz222 1 year ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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Thunderbird freezes or is extremely slow, using 100 % CPU, with "Searching..." in the status bar

Hello, I just bought a new laptop and installed Linux Mint 19.2 together with TB 62. I then transferred all my emails from the old LP (running Linux Mint 18). I am unfort… (read more)

Hello, I just bought a new laptop and installed Linux Mint 19.2 together with TB 62. I then transferred all my emails from the old LP (running Linux Mint 18). I am unfortunately dealing with a very annoying problem. When TB starts, it uses 100% of one of the core (CPU Intel I7 8th generation with 8 core) and TB is unusable. It lasts for several minutes and then the program starts being usable but still very slow. I didn't have this problem with my previous LP. I tried re-creatng the global-messages-db.sqlite and the *.msf files but the problem is still there. How can I solve it?

Asked by MarcoZ62 1 year ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 1 year ago

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Menu bar "Insert" option went missing - can no longer insert hyperlinks.

Don't know what happened - I used to be able to insert hyperlinks! The option to do so has disappeared from the menu bar. I'm running Thunderbird 31.0 and I have already … (read more)

Don't know what happened - I used to be able to insert hyperlinks! The option to do so has disappeared from the menu bar. I'm running Thunderbird 31.0 and I have already tried disabling all add-ons, restarting to safe mode, and a combination of the two, to no avail.

The add-ons I have installed are: 1. Enigmail 1.7a1pre ("OpenPGP message encryption and authentication") 2. FiltaQuilla 1.2.0 ("Mail filter custom actions and searches")

Enigmail was the most recent install, but I'm not using it right now because it doesn't support using digital signatures as email attachments instead of inline wrapping. I am instead using the built-in security setting in Thunderbird, allowing me to use a third-party digital certificate as an attachment. However, I don't know why either Enigmail or any digital signing/encryption service would remove an option from my menu bar, it just doesn't make sense.

Is it perhaps the version of Thunderbird I have? Is anyone else running 31.0 without an "Insert" option on their menu bar? Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

Asked by Paco Hojaverde 5 years ago

Last reply by Zenos 5 years ago