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How to delete a month of messages

I have just downloaded Thunderbird as my Mail program and it has downloaded well over 900 messages so far. I only keep messages for one month then I delete the previous m… (read more)

I have just downloaded Thunderbird as my Mail program and it has downloaded well over 900 messages so far. I only keep messages for one month then I delete the previous month.

Asked by dennyr 6 years ago

Last reply by Zenos 6 years ago

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How do I change the default reply to address when I click a mailto. I have two different emails in thundebird.

When I click a mailto link on the web it opens a new message in thunderbird, which is fine. I want it to use a particular account as the default. I have two email address… (read more)

When I click a mailto link on the web it opens a new message in thunderbird, which is fine. I want it to use a particular account as the default. I have two email address that I manage through thunderbird.

Asked by cheryli1964 7 years ago

Last reply by ttarr 7 years ago

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Inbox Full? Emptied trash and compacted, but what when I can't do that?

Message says I can't download messages because my inbox is full and I must delete messages and compact. First tried moving a few thousand messages to various folders with… (read more)

Message says I can't download messages because my inbox is full and I must delete messages and compact. First tried moving a few thousand messages to various folders with no apparent impact. Same message. So I deleted about 2,000 messages from my trash and then compacted. And I was then able to download the messages from my inbox. But what do I do in a year or so when I have already emptied the trash and compacted, and still have a full inbox? Or better, what can I do now to prevent such a situation from occurring?

Asked by dave2701 5 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Why, when I mark a message "Not Spam", does the subject line still show "{SPAM x.y} ..."?

Until recently, when I marked a message in the Spam box "Not Spam" it would be transferred to the Inbox stripped of the "{SPAM x.y}" subject line. Now the spam prefix is … (read more)

Until recently, when I marked a message in the Spam box "Not Spam" it would be transferred to the Inbox stripped of the "{SPAM x.y}" subject line. Now the spam prefix is still in the subject line after the message has been marked "Not Spam". Can this behaviour be changed back to what it was?

Asked by pogona 2 years ago

Last reply by Matt 2 years ago

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I have a red box at the bottom of my inbox that says IMAP quota at 100%. Is there anything I need to do about that?

I'm using Mozilla Firebird 38.3.0. I have a red box at the bottom of my inbox that says IMAP quota at 100%. Have I run out of memory resources or what? Is there anything … (read more)

I'm using Mozilla Firebird 38.3.0. I have a red box at the bottom of my inbox that says IMAP quota at 100%. Have I run out of memory resources or what? Is there anything I need to do about that?

Asked by shavens 5 years ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 5 years ago

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Is there a way to prompt for a password to access Thunderbird?

I would like to protect access to the Thunderbird software on my PC by being prompted for a password (for the acct) when Thunderbird is first accessed/opened. I frequent… (read more)

I would like to protect access to the Thunderbird software on my PC by being prompted for a password (for the acct) when Thunderbird is first accessed/opened. I frequently download email (via my yahoo POP acct) to my PC and currently there's no security on the PC to prevent unauthorized access to email folders (on my PC) within Thunderbird. The master password concept doesn't apply here because email is already downloaded (thus not being accessed on an email server). Netscape back in the day provided this security feature and wondered if Thunderbird has a similar feature. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Asked by stiffld007 6 years ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 6 years ago

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How do I restore a mailbox that I accidentally deleted?

Somehow I accidentally deleted a very important mailbox folder from my Thunderbird account. This mailbox had quite a few subfolders in it. I would very much like to ret… (read more)

Somehow I accidentally deleted a very important mailbox folder from my Thunderbird account. This mailbox had quite a few subfolders in it. I would very much like to retrieve it if that is possible.

Asked by lhglenn 5 years ago

Last reply by user1342675 5 years ago

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remove "Return-path", etc. from forwarded messages & repy messages

"Return-path" through "Authentication-results" (6 total extra headings) appears after "Subject, From, Date, To" lines in all forwarded mail. and reply mailed messages H… (read more)

"Return-path" through "Authentication-results" (6 total extra headings) appears after "Subject, From, Date, To" lines in all forwarded mail. and reply mailed messages How do I stop that from happening?

Asked by hazzanrick 7 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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How can I add additional email accounts

I am trying to move my email from windows live mail to Thunderbird. I have three email accounts which i wish to set up. There does not seem to be any 'account setup butto… (read more)

I am trying to move my email from windows live mail to Thunderbird. I have three email accounts which i wish to set up. There does not seem to be any 'account setup button'. Is this achievable in some way ?

Thanks in advance for any advice

Asked by JohnBuswell 7 years ago

Last reply by user01229325 7 years ago

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When I scroll down to find old emails, I can't because the scrolling won't go beyond a certain date: why is this?

When I want to retrieve e mails from earlier in the year - six months ago, say - I can't because the software will only let me scroll down to a very recent date which is … (read more)

When I want to retrieve e mails from earlier in the year - six months ago, say - I can't because the software will only let me scroll down to a very recent date which is usually the end of the current month and a bit of the month before. As I'm a journalist who needs to refer back to old emails/documents, this is infuriating. Why are my old emails not available in my in box? Thank you.

Asked by blunderbus 2 years ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 2 years ago

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How do I change the access password to my server

My server account was hacked overnight and I had to change the password. How do I change the password in Firefox because every time I want to send mail it now wants me to… (read more)

My server account was hacked overnight and I had to change the password. How do I change the password in Firefox because every time I want to send mail it now wants me to enter the password. (This was not the case before today). I have tried Tools>Account Settings>Server Settings but there is no dialog to change the password.

Asked by Oaec99 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Thunderbird won't accept my password. How do I add a new password?

Password not working, so can't pull up new emails. Undere Preferences, deleted all passwords in the hope that I would be prompted to enter a new password. No such luck.… (read more)

Password not working, so can't pull up new emails. Undere Preferences, deleted all passwords in the hope that I would be prompted to enter a new password. No such luck. So now I have no password and no access to new emails. How do I add a new password?

Asked by kenpoettcker 7 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 months ago

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Turn off alert after opening mail

After I open an email and/or reply to it, the alert stays on at lower right. I read a great many emails every day at work and having to turn off the alert manually wastes… (read more)

After I open an email and/or reply to it, the alert stays on at lower right. I read a great many emails every day at work and having to turn off the alert manually wastes time. How can I set the alert to go off when I've read a new email?

Asked by LazyDays 3 years ago

Last reply by sfhowes 3 years ago

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I want to clean up the auto names that pop up when I type a name in search

Lets say I want to write to Larry.Smith at xyz corp. If I star to type in Lar I get every Larry I've known for 10 years. I want to be able to weed out and eliminate tho… (read more)

Lets say I want to write to Larry.Smith at xyz corp. If I star to type in Lar I get every Larry I've known for 10 years. I want to be able to weed out and eliminate those names that are no longer relevant to me. How can I do this so that only the most recent names pop up? Can you tell me how to do this?

Asked by heidelgirl 7 years ago

Last reply by sfhowes 7 years ago

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An error occurred sending mail: The mail server sent an incorrect greeting: * OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 LITERAL+ SASL-IR LOGIN-REFERRALS ID ENABLE STARTTLS AUTH

I cannot send emails through thunderbird. Here are the various error messages: An error occurred sending mail: The mail server sent an incorrect greeting: * OK [CAPABILI… (read more)

I cannot send emails through thunderbird. Here are the various error messages:

An error occurred sending mail: The mail server sent an incorrect greeting: * OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 LITERAL+ SASL-IR LOGIN-REFERRALS ID ENABLE STARTTLS AUTH=PLAIN AUTH=LOGIN] Dovecot ready..

An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: ([192.168.254.8]) [98.19.20.239]:57558 is currently not permitted to relay through this server.. Please check the message recipient katiesunbird@gmail.com and try again.

cant sent says "unable to veryify smtp server mail.starrynight.com is unknown. smtp server may need to be reconfigured"

Asked by katiesunbird 7 years ago

Last reply by christ1 7 years ago