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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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Message list panel now has more white space (fewer messages shown) and dangerously confusing hover highlighting v78.3.2

I just upgraded to 78.3.2, and the message list panel now has significantly more spacing, less denstiy. There is more whitespace between lines. And there does not appear … (read more)

I just upgraded to 78.3.2, and the message list panel now has significantly more spacing, less denstiy. There is more whitespace between lines. And there does not appear to be any option to reset this back to the previous compact view?

EDIT: Adding a note about an additional issue with the message list panel that is discussed in this thread... Prior to v78.3.2, a message/line in the message list pane would not become highlighted until I *clicked* on it. Now, whenever I just pass my mouse over the list, the message under the mouse becomes highlighted (and the last message(s) *selected* also remains highlighted). This results in two or more non-adjacent messages being highlighted in the same way at the same time. This is a poor usability experience and dangerous design that has caused me to perform operations on unintended messages multiple times, even nearly accidentally deleting messages. This usability degradation creates a risk of data loss.

KEYWORDS: message thread pane, message list panel, UX, UI design, usability, accessibility

Asked by sells59 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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Upgrade to 68 Causing So Many Issues: No Calendar Loading, Ignored Settings And Options, No New Automatic Email Downloads, Not Responding On Blank Page

I upgraded to 68 yesterday and Thunderbird just blew up after a decade of virtually no issues: 1. Upon initial TB loading, won't get new emails, won't load Lightning, ign… (read more)

I upgraded to 68 yesterday and Thunderbird just blew up after a decade of virtually no issues:

1. Upon initial TB loading, won't get new emails, won't load Lightning, ignores all options and account settings

2. Immediately goes to a white page, shows "Not Responding"

3. Immediate goes back to my email, no calendar, no automatic download of email

4. Today's Pane is turned off, have to manually change it to see my calendar

5. Today's pane shows no schedule events

Rinse, Repeat.

What has happened?

Went back to 60.8, all is well.

This is unbelievable that so much core functionality on my desktop is broken.

Asked by Theo1352 2 years ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 2 years ago

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1. Thunderbird 68.1 is empty after update. 2. Unable to open Troubleshooting and Options 3. Keeps updating after reinstalling older version

Thunderbird performed an automatic update to 68.1 from 60.9 today. Upon restart of the program, TB came up in 68.1 with empty fields. No mailboxes. Won't start Options. C… (read more)

Thunderbird performed an automatic update to 68.1 from 60.9 today. Upon restart of the program, TB came up in 68.1 with empty fields. No mailboxes. Won't start Options. Can't start Troubleshooter. Everything from 60.9 is gone, and I can't figure out how to bring it all back in 68. I can uninstall 68 and reinstall 60, and everything goes back to normal, but then the automatic update cycle starts again. Please help!

Asked by horseybob 2 years ago

Answered by Matt 2 years ago

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Tbird 68.2.2 has again (for me at any rate) broken the calendar and provider for google calendar

Hi all, A few weeks back TB 68.2 interfered with the proper functioning of Lightning, and there were issues whether you use the provider for google calendar or not. 68.2.… (read more)

Hi all, A few weeks back TB 68.2 interfered with the proper functioning of Lightning, and there were issues whether you use the provider for google calendar or not. 68.2.1 fixed these problems. Unfortunately with 68.2.2 they've all come back again. It's as though some corrections got missed out. I have, naturally, been through removing the provider, removing Lightning and putting them back. Lightning is no longer working properly, with or without the provider. OS Windows 10.0.18362.476 I don't see much mention of this either in this forum or on Bugzilla. Am I alone :-((

Asked by john.thompson 2 years ago

Answered by john.thompson 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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Updating yahoo mail account

I got a message from yahoo mail saying they will no longer support current sign in methods. They give instructions for how to update thunderbird for the new settings, whi… (read more)

I got a message from yahoo mail saying they will no longer support current sign in methods. They give instructions for how to update thunderbird for the new settings, which basically involves deleting the old yahoo account and setting up a new one. Following those instructions results in all of my mailboxes and messages being deleted -- what a brilliant solution! I have years of messages I don't want to lose. Fortunately I had a backup of my .thunderbird directory (this is Linux, thunderbird v. 68.11.0)

See here for how NOT to do this "upgrade": https://help.yahoo.com/kb/new-mail-for-desktop/SLN27791.html?impressions=true Don't follow those instructions or you will lose all of your messages and mailboxes.

So, is there a way I can delete and re-install the account settings using the automatic features yahoo wants, without losing everything?

Asked by doctordruidphd 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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Cannot change text colour in 68.4.1

The normal route of clicking on write email >format>text colour used to go to a drop down menu where you simply clicked on the colour on a large ball. Now it has a … (read more)

The normal route of clicking on write email >format>text colour used to go to a drop down menu where you simply clicked on the colour on a large ball. Now it has a silly drop down which stays on black whatever you do. Why do developers mess up things that have functioned the same way for years successfully?

Asked by hughmoz 2 years ago

Answered by Sea Mac 2 years ago

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settings for a simple experience with gmail and thunderbird

I am in my 70s and have been through a lot in the last 3 years (flooded home, my husband, dog and chihuahua living in a tiny room for a year and a half, suffering a $50,0… (read more)

I am in my 70s and have been through a lot in the last 3 years (flooded home, my husband, dog and chihuahua living in a tiny room for a year and a half, suffering a $50,000 loss to a shifty contractor, two cancer scares, etc.), and the latest challenge--the pandemic--has fried what used to be my pretty good brain cells. Now,I find that in order to continue using technology, I must have step-by-step directions, preferably with pictures, or I simply cannot function in the tech world. I am not quite ready to give up, so I was wondering if some kind soul(s) out there that still have working brain cells would be willing to help me? My dad kept his computer skills going until he passed away at 92, and I am hoping to be that fortunate, but it is not looking good. Everything is so interwoven now days, it drives me to distraction.

I have managed to set up a gmail account, then installed Thunderbird on my desktop, but I am at a loss understanding what configuration to use to get the easy-to-use performance I want. Some notes:

1. When I get an email, I do not need to archive it anywhere (not sure what that means anyway). I open the mail, read it and then save it to the appropriate folder on my hard drive, then delete the copy in my Thunderbird (and, hopefully, it deletes in gmail). I don't know what ALL MAIL is or why I need it? What should my settings be to accomodate my system? Once I have saved an email to my hard drive or deleted it, I want it gone, period, from gmail and Thunderbird. I usually only have email from the current or previous day, that's it. I keep a clean inbox and have a highly structured set of folders to save any emails I want throughout my hard drive in the logical folders for them.

2. I like sent mail copIes in a SENT mail folder until I delete them because sometimes I check back to see what I sent.

3. I want the contacts set up in gmail synced to Thunderbird and stay current with any changes in either email client.

4.The DRAFTS folder is important so that, if I am interrupted, I can come back and finish mail later.

5. I do not want LABELS, IMPORTANT, STARS or any other folder to complicate things. I just want INBOX, DRAFTS, SENT, SPAM, AND TRASH...and when I put it in TRASH, I want it gone when I close Thunderbird.

6. In summary, I just want the basics so that I can continue to use technology no matter what challenges are going on in my life.... for another decade, if possible.

I am using a Lenovo Legion laptop, Windows 10 64bits, Chrome (sorry, Firefox, but I am too old to switch now), and Thunderbird whatever the latest version is. I truly love Thunderbird, but I cannot figure out what settings to use to accomplish the system above.

This Texas granny would be forever grateful if any brainy people out there could dumb-down some steps for me to accomplish the above... and if you have screenshots, I will sing your praises from now until eternity!

Donna in Texas

Asked by guidrydesktop 1 year ago

Answered by guidrydesktop 1 year ago

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How to get old yellow folder look in version 78.1? I hate the way it looks.

So, I just upgraded to version 78.1 and I just hate the way it looks. The old folders used to be yellow and distinct. The new folders are white with a blue outline of t… (read more)

So, I just upgraded to version 78.1 and I just hate the way it looks. The old folders used to be yellow and distinct. The new folders are white with a blue outline of the same color as the rest of the theme. I hate that. It all just looks the same, as if they are trying to hide everything with the same color. This may be the "Modern Trend" but I hate the modern trend. I like things to stay the same. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Is there a way to get the old look back? I looked through the addon themes, but there are only three that are compatible with my version and they are all crazy stuff that I hate worst than the new default theme.

Asked by Johnhoward28 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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how to change thunderbird font size on inbox page

can't change font size in thunderbird iinbox email list tried the config sys thing, did nothing tried to change font size in the useless Preferences Language and Ap… (read more)

can't change font size in thunderbird iinbox email list tried the config sys thing, did nothing tried to change font size in the useless Preferences Language and Appearance section, it did nothing why should it be so difficult to do this?

Asked by Scrumble 2 years ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 year ago

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mailing list says not a valid email address. It worked this morning

I have a mailing list with nine emails. This morning it worked fine. Now instead of putting the email addresses in the To space it puts the name of the List and when I … (read more)

I have a mailing list with nine emails. This morning it worked fine. Now instead of putting the email addresses in the To space it puts the name of the List and when I send I get <> is not a valid email address because it is not of the form user@host. You must correct it before sending the email.

Asked by steventonpc 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago

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Sending email

The latest version of Thunderbird (91.1.2 (64-bit)) installed yesterday. Before the installation I was able to send emails on all my accounts. After the installation I … (read more)

The latest version of Thunderbird (91.1.2 (64-bit)) installed yesterday. Before the installation I was able to send emails on all my accounts. After the installation I cannot send emails on any of the accounts.

When I reply to an email, the send button is greyed out. When I make a new email and click on send nothing happens. I can still receive emails. There are no messages that I am doing anything wrong.

I have four separate accounts, each with their own SMTP server. Send doesn't work on any of them. My OS is Windows 10 and is up to date. My antivirus is McAfee LiveSafe (16.0) and it is up to date.

Asked by tozerdd 3 months ago

Answered by Matt 3 months ago

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when i try to open a twitter link in thunder bird i get error message

whe i try to open a twitter message it wi not open in Thunderbird or in Firefox it used to open before see attachment i was able to open it before now it will … (read more)

whe i try to open a twitter message it wi not open in Thunderbird or in Firefox it used to open before see attachment i was able to open it before now it will not open do i need to configure thunderbird somehow

Asked by Mary 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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Colored icons for folders

Dear Sirs, Is there any possibility to have the colored icons back in Thunderbird 78.x? It helped me a lot to differentiate between folders and other stuff. Now with the … (read more)

Dear Sirs,

Is there any possibility to have the colored icons back in Thunderbird 78.x?

It helped me a lot to differentiate between folders and other stuff. Now with the black and white display only, it is for me more difficult.

Sincerely,

Jens Wickinger

Asked by FF Konto Jens 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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Thunderbird 78 fails to activate POP3 mail account

My old mail account is POP3 only. Incoming, POP3, mail.tpg.com.au, 110, STARTTLS, Normal Password Outgoing SMTP, smtp.tpg.com.au, 587, STARTTLS, Normal Password After man… (read more)

My old mail account is POP3 only. Incoming, POP3, mail.tpg.com.au, 110, STARTTLS, Normal Password Outgoing SMTP, smtp.tpg.com.au, 587, STARTTLS, Normal Password After many attempts Thunderbird 78 failed to add this new account.

After removing ver.78 an old ver.68 was installed and the new account was added without any problems on the first try using the settings shown above.

Does this indicate that Thunderbird v.78 is no longer compatible as a POP3 client or is this a serious bug?

Asked by gveale20 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago