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How do I add a new address book

Hello. How do I add a new address book? Google found an answer here but it is wrong. It says to go File --> New Address Book but there is no File --> New Address B… (read more)

Hello.

How do I add a new address book?

Google found an answer here but it is wrong. It says to go File --> New Address Book but there is no File --> New Address Book. The program is brilliantly defending itself against my efforts to figure it out.

Thank you kindly.

Asked by 45rpm 4 years ago

Last reply by user01229325 3 years ago

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I keep getting a pop-up that asks if I want to mark messages as read from (usually) the previous day.

This problem has just started in the past couple of weeks. I've had Thunderbird for years and never was continually given a pop-up option to mark messages as read. I don'… (read more)

This problem has just started in the past couple of weeks. I've had Thunderbird for years and never was continually given a pop-up option to mark messages as read. I don't want the pop-up and if I'm not careful in declining each time, it could really screw up the organization of my emails. Where'd this pop-up come from and how do I make it go away?

Asked by years 3 years ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 3 years ago

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How can I set headings now that is is no longer on the View menu?

Yesterday the View menu included an option to select all or abbreviated headings. The new View menu no longer includes this. Ho can I set headings in the new order? … (read more)

Yesterday the View menu included an option to select all or abbreviated headings. The new View menu no longer includes this. Ho can I set headings in the new order?

Asked by cbrookej 3 years ago

Last reply by user01229325 3 years ago

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Folder Tree Icons No Longer Show

I have just updated to TB version 60.3.2 and the customized folder icons in the folder tree have vanished. I can manually re key them but when I restart TB they no longer… (read more)

I have just updated to TB version 60.3.2 and the customized folder icons in the folder tree have vanished. I can manually re key them but when I restart TB they no longer show. How do I get my folder tree icons to reappear permanently?

Asked by stigiformes 1 year ago

Last reply by realraven 1 year ago

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New Mac, who dis? (cannot open attachments)

I've looked at some other threads but thought I'd start my own. MacOS 10.14.6 (Mojave) Thunderbird 60.9.0 Preferences options (see attached) Problem Description: I can … (read more)

I've looked at some other threads but thought I'd start my own.

MacOS 10.14.6 (Mojave) Thunderbird 60.9.0 Preferences options (see attached)

Problem Description: I can save recieved attachments and open them with Finder, but not directly from within Tbird. When I click on the magnifying glass icon, nothing happens. Cannot open PDF, DOCX, or any other attachment.

What Changed? I was able to open attachments on my old Mac. After a Time Machine restore to the new machine, Tbird automagically was reinstalled and everything works, except attachments.

Attempted Resolution: From another thread, I tried changed "mail.server.default.mime_parts_on_demand" to FALSE. Then restarted, sent myself a test message, no luck.

Asked by Boberonicus 10 months ago

Last reply by sfhowes 10 months ago

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Need to change mailto: application command arguments

The mailto: option on my copy of FFox 71.0 64-bit running under Windows 10 directs to Mozilla Thunderbird (68.3.1, 32-bit) my default email app. But I need to use a "-pro… (read more)

The mailto: option on my copy of FFox 71.0 64-bit running under Windows 10 directs to Mozilla Thunderbird (68.3.1, 32-bit) my default email app. But I need to use a "-profile xxx" command argument with it, and I can't figure out how. At present, TBird appears to start sending the mail but never does; it has to be canceled.

Asked by ronks1 7 months ago

Last reply by Matt 7 months ago

Launch on startup and minimize on close

Can someone please explain me why there are no such options? My brain does not understand this part of the Mozilla. And that's why I prefer other email clients above thun… (read more)

Can someone please explain me why there are no such options? My brain does not understand this part of the Mozilla. And that's why I prefer other email clients above thunderbird.

Asked by Den 3 months ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 2 months ago

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I accidentally deleted the 'Delete' button from the Customize Toolbar menu BEFORE I had the chance to drop it onto my Thunderbird toolbar! How do I get it back?

I accidentally dragged the 'Delete' button right off the page and now it's GONE from the group of available icons... help! It's tedious to use my keyboard to delete... … (read more)

I accidentally dragged the 'Delete' button right off the page and now it's GONE from the group of available icons... help! It's tedious to use my keyboard to delete...

Asked by achong77 6 years ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 6 years ago

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How set DSN by default, or globally in 38.4 and beyond ?

dsn_settings add-on just downloaded is not compatible instructions in forum seem circuitous and complicated I'm not sufficiently competent to try stuff that may not work.… (read more)

dsn_settings add-on just downloaded is not compatible

instructions in forum seem circuitous and complicated

I'm not sufficiently competent to try stuff that may not work. I'd have no clue where the fault might lie if it didn't work.

Thank you.

Asked by rsw1941 4 years ago

Last reply by Leebossa 4 years ago

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Labels shambles

I've been a fan of Thunderbird for years but recently the Labels column has such become a shambles I will soon be forced to find an alternative Mail Client which I would … (read more)

I've been a fan of Thunderbird for years but recently the Labels column has such become a shambles I will soon be forced to find an alternative Mail Client which I would prefer not to do. Can the good folks at Mozilla confirm that they are working on these problems. The list is long, but here are a few -

The Delete button doesn't work. The message(s) just disappear into thin air instead of into the Bin folder. I've been dragging 'used' message to the Bin label (rather than loose them with the Delete button) and got up to over 400 listed. Next time I looked, over 300 are missing with the recorded number now down to 81. Some labels don't record the correct number of 'Unread' messages. A 'Company' label has lost many important business messages and is now down to 6. - A huge problem. A 'Reference' label has lost all messages. - Another big problem. The 'Drafts' label simply doesn't record anything.

I'm not a complete novice with Thunderbird, and because everything has been working well for so long, I haven't had to change any settings or options.

One good point. The Junk button works, listing messages and quantities correctly. This option is the least of my worries.

As a last resort, is it possible to reinstall older versions of Thunderbird?

Where are the 'lost' message and can I get them back?

Asked by JohnSumner 4 years ago

Last reply by Gnospen 4 years ago

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On Thunderbird, the email account settings window 100%

When I open the email account settings window, it always extends from the top of the screen to the very bottom, under the Windows task bar where I cannot access the [OK] … (read more)

When I open the email account settings window, it always extends from the top of the screen to the very bottom, under the Windows task bar where I cannot access the [OK] button. I continually have to change the properties of the task bar to hide it, every time I want to change something and confirm it with the OK button. At first, the window appears just above the task bar, however the top of the window then flows off of the screen at the top. I need to display the double arrow at the bottom and click, after which the top window bar appears, but with the bottom OK hidden under the task bar. Any chance of having that window shrunk top to bottom so I can access both the top and bottom without having to make all of these tactics?

Asked by Coastalguy 4 years ago

Last reply by Matt 4 years ago

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I I *don't* want to turn off "Enter starts new paragraph", but I want to change the formatting of "paragraph" to avoid inserting the extra line feeds. How?

The new paragraph behavior when pressing Enter is good. But with my current settings, that also inserts an extra blank line, which I definitely don't want. How can I ch… (read more)

The new paragraph behavior when pressing Enter is good. But with my current settings, that also inserts an extra blank line, which I definitely don't want. How can I change this, without reverting to the old, dumb "body text" setting?

Asked by jmacauslan 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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How to make "Forward" and other buttons active (not grayed out)?

The "Forward" button is not working. I see posts about similar problems with other buttons but no solutions that work. One suggestion was to uninstall and reinstall Light… (read more)

The "Forward" button is not working. I see posts about similar problems with other buttons but no solutions that work.

One suggestion was to uninstall and reinstall Lightning. However that did not solve the problem.

Thank you for any advice.

Asked by catbill 3 years ago

Last reply by Zenos 3 years ago

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Search messages containing only one specific Cc

I have lots of messages (emails), and each message has a list of Cc emails. I need to search for messages containing a single email, but when I choose: "CC" "is" "myema… (read more)

I have lots of messages (emails), and each message has a list of Cc emails. I need to search for messages containing a single email, but when I choose:

"CC" "is" "myemail@email.com"

...and then run the search, I get a list of messages, and some of them have more than one Cc. I just want messages with and only with that specific Cc. Can someone explain to me why this happens?

Asked by user67435 3 years ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 3 years ago

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TB 52.1.1 new or edit message filters - move to folder, folder list is empty (win10). 0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE) [nsIMsgFolder.server] folderPane.js

As per the header, Thunderbird updated itself to version 52.1.1 and I then tried to create a new message filter, but no matter what I do, It says I have no folders to mov… (read more)

As per the header, Thunderbird updated itself to version 52.1.1 and I then tried to create a new message filter, but no matter what I do, It says I have no folders to move messages to...

I tried restarting with add-ons disabled?

Any and all suggestions considered, thanks for any help.

Asked by potterpg 3 years ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 3 years ago

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How do I clone/duplicate email account settings from Acct#1 to Acct#2?

I've searched Google and Thunderbird support. This question has been asked numerous times but never clearly answered: How does a Thunderbird user clone/duplicate/replica… (read more)

I've searched Google and Thunderbird support. This question has been asked numerous times but never clearly answered:

How does a Thunderbird user clone/duplicate/replicate the Email account settings from one account to a new account?

Example: I have Account1@gmail.com. I want to clone/duplicate/replicate all the Email account settings, FROM: Account1@gmail.com TO Account2@gmail.com, except of course the email address, Nothing more. Identities doesn't seem to be the appropriate solution.

1) Is this possible? 2) Are you able to clearly describe how. 3) Thank you kindly!

Asked by Catalyst2012 3 years ago

Last reply by Zenos 2 years ago

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Update broke my addons

Been using Thunderbird for many years. No issues. Now the latest update 60.2 broke a number of my addons and I can't find replacements. Got to say I'm angry. I think … (read more)

Been using Thunderbird for many years. No issues. Now the latest update 60.2 broke a number of my addons and I can't find replacements. Got to say I'm angry. I think I have my ad blocking software reinstalled but my weather addon Forecastfox Fix is not working, I use it all the time.

I'm fine with updates but don't break everything else when a program is updated. At this point I'm either going to leave Thunderbird or downgrade it back to a point of functionality I had before.

Asked by matt832 1 year ago

Last reply by Matt 1 year ago