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syncing thunderbird email with gmail, google contacts on Windows 10

Finding it v difficult to sync thunderbird email with gmail, google contacts and google calendar on Windows 10. Not easy and addons don't seem to be there. May go back to… (read more)

Finding it v difficult to sync thunderbird email with gmail, google contacts and google calendar on Windows 10. Not easy and addons don't seem to be there. May go back to using gmail as email client.

Asked by pchecketts 1 year ago

Answered by Stans 1 year ago

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Font Size of mailbox too small

Dear team, I have been struggling a lot to adjust the font size of TB. I have not been able to find anything that can help (the css solution went right over my head sadly… (read more)

Dear team, I have been struggling a lot to adjust the font size of TB. I have not been able to find anything that can help (the css solution went right over my head sadly). Can someone please help? I can not read such small letters anymore. :(

Asked by shrikant.jawalekar 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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Updated ThunderBird to version 68.1and i cant find an updated Theme and Font add on. Can anyone help. Need to increase size.

I Love ThunderBird...its by far the best mail program....I just updated to the latest version 68.1 and everything came across just fine and i was able to get one of my ve… (read more)

I Love ThunderBird...its by far the best mail program....I just updated to the latest version 68.1 and everything came across just fine and i was able to get one of my very important add ons....Import/Export tools. However the other vital add on Theme and font changer is not available for this version. The size of the menus is so small as to be almost impossible to read on a small laptop. Any chance of an updated version the the Theme and Font Add On? Thanks

Asked by Richard92264 2 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 years ago

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The messages you have deleted can be purged from disk.

Suddenly it says "The messages you have deleted can be purged from disk" every time I move emails. Every stupid time. Probably a very useful feature but just not how I ha… (read more)

Suddenly it says "The messages you have deleted can be purged from disk" every time I move emails. Every stupid time. Probably a very useful feature but just not how I have used things for the last decade or so. At first all I wanted to say was 'thank you but no thank you" Now it is getting beyond a joke. How do I get rid of this without deleting any emails? Yes I know they are nominally deleted but I've use that as an easy way to archive them and then copy them off as a history trail. All my accounts are carefully set to "Don't delete any messages". I like that. I mean it.

Asked by Nigel 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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MAPI support in Thunderbird

Are there any plans/efforts to create a Thunderbird plug-in that will provide the MAPI protocol, allowing third-party software to send & receive emails using the Thun… (read more)

Are there any plans/efforts to create a Thunderbird plug-in that will provide the MAPI protocol, allowing third-party software to send & receive emails using the Thunderbird platform, similar Outlook Express?

Asked by xytsrm 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago

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To, CC and BCC

I've read a lot of help on this - almost all of them say, "As you have discovered there are three visible TO/Cc/Bcc fields..." and: " type or select email address and p… (read more)

I've read a lot of help on this - almost all of them say, "As you have discovered there are three visible TO/Cc/Bcc fields..." and: " type or select email address and press enter to move to next TO field".

None of that works. I have only ONE visible "To" field. It has no controls to change it to a Cc or Bcc one. There is a "CC" or "BCC" option beside the "From" field. Pressing Enter at the end of an address does precisely nothing.

Another copy of TB on another computer has all the features you gaily point to - but mine doesn't. Where do I find it?

Asked by chris284 1 year ago

Answered by Balázs Meskó 1 year ago

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userChrome.css has no effect

Hello, Ultimately, I want to change the font for unread email in my in-basket, same as [thread]. Nothing I do in userChrome.css seems to have any effect. I'm running Wind… (read more)

Hello,

Ultimately, I want to change the font for unread email in my in-basket, same as [thread]. Nothing I do in userChrome.css seems to have any effect. I'm running Windows 10. %AppData% = "C:\Users\Ron.000\AppData\Roaming".

Accordingly, I've placed userChrome.css here: C:\Users\Ron.000\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\xdl9kae3.default\chrome


I have toggled toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets to true

Current content of the file is below. Thunderbird v68.11.0: /*

* Do not remove the @namespace line -- it's required for correct functioning
*/

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* set default namespace to XUL */

/* Threads Pane font */ .tree-rows {

   font-size: 48pt !important;
   font-family: Verdana !important;
   color: #000062 !important;

}

Asked by Ron 1 year ago

Answered by Ron 1 year ago

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mail merge does not work

I installed the "Mail Merge" extension, created a .csv file with multiple emails. However, even though I specified {{Email}} under the recipients. The "Mail Merge" extens… (read more)

I installed the "Mail Merge" extension, created a .csv file with multiple emails. However, even though I specified {{Email}} under the recipients. The "Mail Merge" extension won't let me send the message and displays the following message, "No recipients were specified. Enter a recipient or newsgroup in the address field."

This did not happen in the previous version of Mozilla Thunderbird.

Can you give me a solution?

Asked by igor.luisetto 11 months ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 11 months ago

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How to configure default sending address?

I have 3 email addresses where I receive emails. When I am reading mails in ONE inbox, and press the "Write"-button to create a new outgoing email, Thunderbird assumes th… (read more)

I have 3 email addresses where I receive emails. When I am reading mails in ONE inbox, and press the "Write"-button to create a new outgoing email, Thunderbird assumes that I want to send from that address. That is often a wrong assumption... I would like to configure TB to always use a specific address as default when creating new outgoing messages 'from scratch'. Is that possible?

Asked by Henrik R. 2 years ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 2 years ago

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Mail Merge Can Not Start. Gives Error "Invalid Recipient Address"

Hi, I installed the latest Thunderbird Mail Client configured it to send and receive mail, and installed Mail Merge, and created the Template, and added the fields to th… (read more)

Hi,

I installed the latest Thunderbird Mail Client configured it to send and receive mail, and installed Mail Merge, and created the Template, and added the fields to the body and {{Email}} in the To: field.

However, as soon as I clicked mail merge menu item or the button, it throws this error message,


Invalid Recipient Address: No recipients were specified. Please enter a recipient or newsgroup in the addressing area.


If I entered a valid email address, this error message does not appear. However, it defies the purpose of needing to mail merge.

Any suggestions to go past this?

Asked by uditha98 1 year ago

Answered by uditha98 1 year ago

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Dark theme

Hi, I'm using Thunderbird 68.8.0 (32-bit) on Windows 10. My work account is based off gmail. I tried switching to the dark theme- but it seems the emails themselves still… (read more)

Hi, I'm using Thunderbird 68.8.0 (32-bit) on Windows 10. My work account is based off gmail. I tried switching to the dark theme- but it seems the emails themselves still appear in a white background with the dark text. Tested for plain text mails, calendar invites as well.

Does anyone know of a workaround to get a true dark mode on actual emails as well? Thanks !

Asked by Raghav 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago

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Mailmerge in Thunderbird 78.2.2

This seems to be an old problem but nobody else has reported this in Thunderbird 78.2.2 as far as I can see. Trying to do MailMerge, which I have used literally hundreds … (read more)

This seems to be an old problem but nobody else has reported this in Thunderbird 78.2.2 as far as I can see. Trying to do MailMerge, which I have used literally hundreds of times in earlier versions, I put {{Email}} (or whatever) in the To: field, and it says:

No recipients were specified. Please enter a recipient or newsgroup in the addressing area.

This is obviously nonsense - the whole point is that MailMerge INSERTS the email addresses. If this can't be fixed, Thunderbird will be useless to me.

Asked by philip32 1 year ago

Answered by philip32 1 year ago

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Email Archiving to Local Folder

Hi everyone, maybe I'm missing something obvious, but I doubt I am the only one with this goal / question! I am trying to archive emails from an online provider to my lo… (read more)

Hi everyone, maybe I'm missing something obvious, but I doubt I am the only one with this goal / question! I am trying to archive emails from an online provider to my local PC. I want to delete the emails from the online server and only keep a copy on my local archive. I have read the help here but did not find enough explanation regarding Archiving to know whether it is what I am looking for, or intended for a different purpose. Likewise with "Local Folders".

So I have potentially abused them both with the following configuration: 1) renaming my "Local Folders" account to "Archive", 2) setting my custom local folder under "Local Folders" (now "Archive") > "Local Directory", 3) creating subfolders for each email account, 4) specifying these folders under each "Account Settings" > "Copies & Folders" > "Message Archives" > "Other" > "<Folder Name> on Archive" (selecting the subfolder) 5) leaving Thunderbird on all night to synchronise

Unfortunately, the next day in my Archive folder were only tiny ".msf" files, so it clearly didn't do what I expected. So please tell me where I went wrong, and how I should rather setup my local archive. My aim is to delete online copies and move most mails offline.

Thanks a million in advance! Bruce

Asked by Bruce 11 months ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 11 months ago

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Is there an uptodate email address crawler for Thunderbird, (to extract email addresses from folders of received messages)?

I used an email address crawler a few years ago, but it has not been maintained for some years. I could point it at a folder in my inbox and it would extract all of the e… (read more)

I used an email address crawler a few years ago, but it has not been maintained for some years. I could point it at a folder in my inbox and it would extract all of the email addresses into an address book. That meant I could sort my emails into folders and then create an address book for everyone in a particular folder. It would include all the CC'd addresses as well as the sender. It also meant I could resort the emails using different criteria and then create new address books which matched the new criteria. A very useful add-on.

Asked by ianchristie 1 year ago

Answered by ianchristie 1 year ago

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System font size is too small. How do I make it larger?

I need to make the system font larger. I am having a hard time reading the folders, the listed emails, etc. How can I make this larger. I have Thunderbird 68.0 and the… (read more)

I need to make the system font larger. I am having a hard time reading the folders, the listed emails, etc. How can I make this larger. I have Thunderbird 68.0 and the add-on that sounds like what I need is not compatible.

Asked by briddes 2 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 years ago

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Download attachments from multiple e-mails

I have a Windows 7 desktop with Thunderbird 84.0b3 (32-bit) installed. I need help finding an add-on/software/etc in order to do a one-time download of 73 attachments, on… (read more)

I have a Windows 7 desktop with Thunderbird 84.0b3 (32-bit) installed. I need help finding an add-on/software/etc in order to do a one-time download of 73 attachments, one for every e-mail. Each e-mail has only one attachment and they're all in one folder.

Asked by nunovski2001 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago

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How to set a default sorting for message view ?

In the options we can go to View > Sort by > and then change how the messages are sorted in the current folder. But to apply this to all folders we have to change i… (read more)

In the options we can go to View > Sort by > and then change how the messages are sorted in the current folder. But to apply this to all folders we have to change it for each folders and subfolders. Is there a way to set a default sorting ?

P.S. : I'm not very good at english, if there are some errors please tell me.

Asked by Melrok 1 year ago

Answered by Stans 1 year ago