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Thunderbbird address book

I have forgotten how to print individual addresses from my Thunderbird address books! I know I've done it in the long-ago past--perhaps 10 years ago--with no problems, bu… (read more)

I have forgotten how to print individual addresses from my Thunderbird address books! I know I've done it in the long-ago past--perhaps 10 years ago--with no problems, but I can't figure out how to do it now. Help--and thank you!

Asked by caroGlou9815 1 week ago

Answered by david 1 week ago

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In this forum, change my registered email address -- How?

Can my registered email address be changed? The user settings make it appear that it can't. If so, how do I precede if/when my email address changes (which may happen at … (read more)

Can my registered email address be changed? The user settings make it appear that it can't. If so, how do I precede if/when my email address changes (which may happen at the end of this month)?

Thanks! Mark.

Asked by Mark Filipak 1 week ago

Answered by Matt 1 week ago

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Font size on opening page is too small - Thunderbird

I have searched the help to increase the size of the opening page fonts in - email subjects and account names. I am using the most recent update of Thunderbird. Per wha… (read more)

I have searched the help to increase the size of the opening page fonts in - email subjects and account names. I am using the most recent update of Thunderbird. Per what I saw in the help I went to layouts.css.devPixelsPerPx and changed -1.0 to 1.2. Closed the config editor and returned to email - no change. I shut down Thunderbird and opened it again - still no change in the font size. I reset the setting in Config Editor and tried 1.25 - still no change. Tried -1.25 still no change. Each time when I go back to this setting in config editor - the number has been changed - but does nothing to change the font.

None of the font settings in Preferences have any effect on the opening page of Thunderbird.

I have some visual impairment and need these fonts larger. There has to be a way to do it. At one time these fonts were larger. There must be a way to change these - and why it is not easily built in to Preferences is terrible - and makes Thunderbird useless to those with minor visually impairment.

I need help in resolving this - there has to be a way.

Asked by rrambrose 1 week ago

Answered by Matt 1 week ago

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Redirect E-mail on Message Filters

Hi I wanted to set up message filters to redirect (not fwd) e-mails but there isn't a redirect option on message filters - or am I'm missing something? Thanks … (read more)

Hi

I wanted to set up message filters to redirect (not fwd) e-mails but there isn't a redirect option on message filters - or am I'm missing something? Thanks

Asked by benh1978 1 week ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 6 days ago

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Thunderbird 91.9 Can't receive messages

I have Thunderbird 91.9 I have 4 email accounts only 1 is having the receive problem. here is a link to my Pastebin https://pastebin.com/u/Danorske Attached is a pix. A… (read more)

I have Thunderbird 91.9 I have 4 email accounts only 1 is having the receive problem. here is a link to my Pastebin https://pastebin.com/u/Danorske Attached is a pix. Any other info you need? Thanks Ron

Asked by danorske 1 week ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 2 days ago

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Thunderbird Address Book & Calendar

No response to previous, so trying again with 2 questions: 1. Having lost addresses and calendar because of having to download fresh program, are addresses and calendar s… (read more)

No response to previous, so trying again with 2 questions: 1. Having lost addresses and calendar because of having to download fresh program, are addresses and calendar still somewhere in the computer to be retrieved?? 2. To guard against it happening again, can ads & cal be stored remotely for re-importing??

David

Asked by djfoster99 1 week ago

Answered by Matt 1 week ago

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Add multiple emails to Bcc

I have read all the "solutions" to the above issue however the "solution" popups do not appear on my screen. For example, from the address, I can select multiple address… (read more)

I have read all the "solutions" to the above issue however the "solution" popups do not appear on my screen. For example, from the address, I can select multiple addresses in which to send emails. However when I select "Write", it puts them automatically into the "To" box. I want them in the "Bcc" box. I see where you can move them from the To to the Bcc but it won't let you select ALL of them, you have to move each one, one at a time.... ARRGGG. Why can't this simple issue be resolved? This was no problem with Windows Live Mail. One "solution" says I can select the contacts from my "address side bar" next to the email..... I have NO sidebar.

Asked by re777 1 week ago

Answered by david 1 week ago

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printing docx attachement used winword under windows 7 and microsoft office 2007 under windows 10, thunderbird 91.9.0 both

I need windows 7 system, it supports older version software. Wife complains she need to set "landscape" for winword for each print. This is not required when using window… (read more)

I need windows 7 system, it supports older version software. Wife complains she need to set "landscape" for winword for each print. This is not required when using windows 10. Microsoft office is installed on both systems.

Asked by germar.gagel 1 week ago

Answered by Matt 1 week ago

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Can't send email to one particular recipient

I cannot sent email to one specific recipient. I have two accounts, one through gmail and one through AT&T. When I try and sent an email to this one recipient from ei… (read more)

I cannot sent email to one specific recipient. I have two accounts, one through gmail and one through AT&T. When I try and sent an email to this one recipient from either account, the File/Send Now function is grayed out. Ctrl-Enter does not work either. This is the only recipient I cannot send mail to. I've sent test email to several other recipients with no problem. Obviously, I'm not getting any kind of 'email blocked' type of message, since nothing is being sent out.

My Thunderbird version is 91.9.0 (32-bit)

Any ideas why this is happening?

TIA for any help.

Asked by Gatordad 1 week ago

Answered by david 1 week ago

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Seemingly impossible to add new gmail account on Windows

I am trying to add a new gmail account to Thunderbird but when I enter my address and password, a pop up appears in which I need to enter mail address at google. I do thi… (read more)

I am trying to add a new gmail account to Thunderbird but when I enter my address and password, a pop up appears in which I need to enter mail address at google. I do this, but it seems to just re-prompt me.


I have attached images of the steps taken to try to add the gmail account:

tb1.png: I enter name, address, password. tb2.png: TB validates this and adds some server info. tb3.png: a popup opens and my address is pre entered. I click the blue button. tb4.png: I am reprompted for my email address. I can enter my address again and again and click blue button but I am re prompted every time. Seems impossible to proceed from here.


If I can open this pop URL in a proper browser to inspect what is going wrong, I could probably fix this issue. However, TB will not let me copy the URL from the address bar which is frankly user hostile behavior :(

I have tried doing this on several different internet connections as well as tried disabling pihole, etc. So that does not seem to be the cause.

Asked by thomasdn 1 week ago

Answered by christ1 1 week ago

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The "Send" button is no longer visible on Tbird 52.9.1 (32-bit) !!

My Tbird no longer shows me a "Send" button once I have written a new email or am trying to reply to a received email. I've searched for possible settings regarding this… (read more)

My Tbird no longer shows me a "Send" button once I have written a new email or am trying to reply to a received email. I've searched for possible settings regarding this, but have not located any in Tbird's help section. How can I repaid this loss?

Asked by P_Puthorn 2 weeks ago

Answered by Matt 1 week ago

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Sub Folders Greyed Out

I have recently moved from Outlook to Thunderbird as Outlook developed a problem communicating with my Virgin Media email accounts. I am slowly finding my way around Thu… (read more)

I have recently moved from Outlook to Thunderbird as Outlook developed a problem communicating with my Virgin Media email accounts. I am slowly finding my way around Thunderbird, but am experiencing a problem with some of my sub folders. This only applies to Virgin Media accounts.

I have looked at previous questions on a similar topic and have tried the simpler solutions (the ones applying to advanced users are Greek to me)! Unfortunately, they haven't solved my problem.

If I go to account settings and uncheck the "show only subscribed folders" box, the greyed out sub folder disappear. However, right-clicking on the folder heading and selecting subscribe and attempting to subscribe to the folders there, doesn't work.

Is there a simple process I can go through to access these sub folders?

Asked by garry.obrien2 2 weeks ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 2 weeks ago

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Connecting to Plesk Obsidian mailbox with Thunderbird 91

I am having difficult connecting to mailboxes in Plesk Obsidian on a VPS. I can set up the mailboxes in Plesk and make a note of the password. I then go into TB and start… (read more)

I am having difficult connecting to mailboxes in Plesk Obsidian on a VPS. I can set up the mailboxes in Plesk and make a note of the password. I then go into TB and start the 'Add Mail Account' process. All goes well at first. I get a green message saying 'Configuration found by trying common server names' (automatic connection). When I click 'Done' TB whirrs for a bit and then comes back with a green message showing a tick and 'Checking Password' but an orange message saying 'Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, username or password'. If I try manual configuration I get a similar sequence (using ports 995 and 465, SSL/TLS and 'Normal password').

I do not have this problem when working with cPanel (on a different server, but very similar mailboxes and security settings). This suggests to me that there's something amiss in my Plesk settings, but what could it be?

I have searched around without success. Most articles that might help are for TB 31 (even the Plesk Obsidian on-line manual). Any suggestions, please?

Asked by ramasaig 2 weeks ago

Answered by ramasaig 2 weeks ago

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How do I search for a Reply-To address withing a folder/account?

Recently, and not for the first time, Thunderbird sent an automatic reply which thankfully bounced. However I couldn't find the offending email when searching for this ad… (read more)

Recently, and not for the first time, Thunderbird sent an automatic reply which thankfully bounced. However I couldn't find the offending email when searching for this address. Using a third party tool, namely Agent Ransack aka FileLocator Lite, I found the folder and hence the email.

How can I do this within Thunderbird. I can only select To, From, Cc and/or Bcc. Not Reply-To.

Can anyone let me know if this is possible, if so how?

Asked by Mike 2 weeks ago

Answered by Matt 1 week ago

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Unread messages filter

In the email client I have just come from the Unread folder contains all unread messages irrespective of the folder they might be in. The Unread filter in Thunderbird app… (read more)

In the email client I have just come from the Unread folder contains all unread messages irrespective of the folder they might be in. The Unread filter in Thunderbird appears to relate only to the highlighted folder. I have many folders, the list being long not all are visible on the 'home' view. This means that messages in folders far down the list are only visible if I scroll down looking for them. Is there a way to modify the Unread filter to ensure that all folders are searched for unread messages and displayed together? I am using TB 91.8.1.

Asked by rafikiphoto 2 weeks ago

Answered by Matt 2 weeks ago

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Put back email on Server

Most of my emails suddenly got erased from the server (I checked in cpanel). Thankfully i took backup few days back, and thunderbird still has them saved offline (Not POP… (read more)

Most of my emails suddenly got erased from the server (I checked in cpanel). Thankfully i took backup few days back, and thunderbird still has them saved offline (Not POP3, its still IMAP configured). I recovered most of emails but those are visible only on my system. How can i put back those emails back into server, so it can be accessed from other devices as well?

Asked by bakrapahadi 2 weeks ago

Answered by david 2 weeks ago

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Transfer thunderbird profile from a Linux PC to a new one.

For weeks, I have been searching everywhere for a definitive method for transferring my Thunderbird 91.8.1 profile to a new PC. There are lots of posts mainly covering wi… (read more)

For weeks, I have been searching everywhere for a definitive method for transferring my Thunderbird 91.8.1 profile to a new PC. There are lots of posts mainly covering windows applications and older versions of Thunderbird. One reoccurring problem seems to be that some installations have 2 profiles. Some have a profile with just a xxxxxxxx.default profile and others have a xxxxxxxx.default-release and a xxxxxxxx.default profile. It would appear that if you have the 2 profiles then the .default-release would be the one you would use for transferring to a new PC. I was wondering if some one could lead me to a current definitive procedure, for transferring a Linux based Thunderbird 91.8.1 profile, from one PC to new Linux PC . What to do if you have the 2 profiles? Can you just delete the yyyyyyyy.default profile?

Perhaps some one could comment on the following procedure that I have cobbled together from the myriad of posts that I have read.


THIS IS MY VERSION (UNPROVEN) Transfer Thunderbird (91.8.1) profile to new PC [v_4]

On your SOURCE computer [Linux Mint Cinnamon 20.3]

       1. Connect a device for data transfer, either a USB flash drive, or a USB SSD/HDD drive. 
       2. Open the Home directory and click the “View tab” then check the box “Show Hidden Files”.

       3. You should find a directory called .thunderbird. 
       4. Open .thunderbird and look for the folder, xxxxxxxx.default-release. Note; the x represents a string of 8 random alpha/numerical text. 
       5. Right-click on the xxxxxxxx.default-release folder and select Copy.
       6.  Paste a copy of xxxxxxxx.default-release to your transfer device. Remove it safely from the source computer when done. 
       7. Uncheck the “Show Hidden Files” tab that you checked in step 2.

Note: a) These steps can also be used to create a backup of your Thunderbird profile folder.

         b) In step 4, you may not find a default-release folder. You may see a xxxxxxxx.default or  
             both. Choose the one that is active.


On your DESTINATION computer [Linux Mint Cinnamon 20.3]

       1. Open thunderbird and then close it. A new profile will be created yyyyyyyy.default-release, or .yyyyyyyy.default.
       2. Locate and open the backed-up profile folder, xxxxxxxx.default-release.
       3. Select all of the folder contents and choose Copy. 
       4. Locate and open the new profile folder,  yyyyyyyy.default-release.
       5. Paste the contents of the backed up profile folder into the new profile folder. Choose to overwrite existing files of the same name. 
       6. Start Thunderbird.

Asked by bdownie02 3 weeks ago

Answered by david 3 weeks ago

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Compacting Files

I keep getting a pop-up box, when I log into Thunderbird, saying T'bird needs to compact my files and asking me to check a box allowing automatic compacting. I am super c… (read more)

I keep getting a pop-up box, when I log into Thunderbird, saying T'bird needs to compact my files and asking me to check a box allowing automatic compacting. I am super careful these days and before agreeing to this wanted to check that it is genuine and not some elaborate fishing scam. Thanks, Dave

Asked by davepoole 3 weeks ago

Answered by david 3 weeks ago

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Strange dates on email when received

When Thunderbird downloads my email it attaches some strange dates. this is my 3 day trying to figure out why. I have uninstalled and reinstalled with the same results. T… (read more)

When Thunderbird downloads my email it attaches some strange dates. this is my 3 day trying to figure out why. I have uninstalled and reinstalled with the same results. There are 16 eamils currently in my inbox all with different dates. The dates are in attached image. The only correct date in the one dated 05/03/2022.

Asked by chytac408 3 weeks ago

Answered by chytac408 3 weeks ago

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General setting in Thunderbird for all one's email accounts

I have only ever had one email address on Thunderbird for the last 17 years or so and now I have added some more email addresses. Each email address is listed on the left… (read more)

I have only ever had one email address on Thunderbird for the last 17 years or so and now I have added some more email addresses. Each email address is listed on the left, however, in other email platforms there is a generalised view with inbox, sent., deleted etc., on top of the separate email addresses so that you can see what's come in or gone out without going to each address and dropping down the menu on each one to see if you have emails. Is there a way to arrange this so that one has a general view of all one's email activities on top of the individual addresses just as they have in Outlook or Apple Mail please?

Asked by Hughmoz 3 weeks ago

Answered by david 3 weeks ago