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How do I increase the font size?

The font size in the list of emails has become so small that it is difficult to read. This happened spontaneously! I have downloaded the theme and font size changer and i… (read more)

The font size in the list of emails has become so small that it is difficult to read. This happened spontaneously! I have downloaded the theme and font size changer and installed and have tried tools-options-options-display and changed the font size to 36 and then restarted BUT NOTHING CHANGES.....HELP

Asked by docmeyer3 3 years ago

Last reply by Zenos 3 years ago

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change gmail password

I recently had to change my gmail password because I thought someone had been fisching for my data. Each time I re-start Thunderbird it asks for my new password, but then… (read more)

I recently had to change my gmail password because I thought someone had been fisching for my data. Each time I re-start Thunderbird it asks for my new password, but then does not store it. I can log in OK for the session, but I have to do it again next time. I have attempted to find the field in account information, but have failed. Can someone help please.

Last time I asked this question I was told there is a check box in the change password window, but this is not true. The only check box is asking me if chrome should store this password, and this does not help. For one thing I don't want chrome to know my passwords, and for another, I tried it in desperation but it had no effect.

What I am looking for is a path to the place in the account setup where I can change my password to the new one. I don't want to have to delete and re-enter the account and import all my messages again.

Asked by PhilBinner 5 years ago

Last reply by NicholasB54 5 years ago

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Can receive but cannot compose or forward HTML messages

Been using TB for years but recently cannot forward or compose HTML messages. I have tweaked every HTML option in preferences and have downloaded and reinstalled. Still d… (read more)

Been using TB for years but recently cannot forward or compose HTML messages. I have tweaked every HTML option in preferences and have downloaded and reinstalled. Still does not work. The compose message window does not show the format menu bar any longer. When I try to forward a known HTML message, the forward window shows plain text only [the HTML code is shown].

I really need to be able to send HTML messages and I am at my wits end.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by LeopardWhisperer 6 years ago

Last reply by docuformacion 6 years ago

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Thunderbird is not using my new default printer even though I've deleted the old one from my system.

I replaced my old printer. I removed the driver from my computer and set up the new printer. I have selected it as my default printer. Thunderbird persists in looking f… (read more)

I replaced my old printer. I removed the driver from my computer and set up the new printer. I have selected it as my default printer. Thunderbird persists in looking for my old printer, doesn't find it, so doesn't print. I have to manually go into the printer selection box and select my new printer from the list. I see someone else had the same problem and was told to go to the Config Editor but when I do, it's just a long list of things I don't know anything about and am warned not to mess with. HELP!!!!

Asked by VivianMcAleavey 6 years ago

Last reply by woscar 6 years ago

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Cannot read text in window panes

I've read all the articles here about the text size issue, and trying to re-install the addon to allow me to control pane text size does not work on my W10 install. The t… (read more)

I've read all the articles here about the text size issue, and trying to re-install the addon to allow me to control pane text size does not work on my W10 install. The text in the main window panes is so small I have a great deal of difficulty reading it.

When the add on was working, the text size was good. When the add on was deprecated, the text size became so small as to be almost illegible, and it's a serious problem for me, and obviously, many others.

Is there nothing I can do to increase the pane text size except move to another email client that offers pane text size options?

Thanks,

WillyR

Asked by willyr 3 years ago

Last reply by guest9 3 years ago

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I need to archive my email, so I can delete it from my smtp server; how can I do this?

I have already moved the emails to the archive folder. But aren't they just going to be deleted anyway? This has not been clearly explain to me, and has been an ongoing … (read more)

I have already moved the emails to the archive folder. But aren't they just going to be deleted anyway? This has not been clearly explain to me, and has been an ongoing problem.

How do I archive SMTP emails? So that I can still see them in local folders, but they are not on the server, but exist only as their downloaded copies.

Asked by dwallace2100 6 years ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 6 years ago

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Line spacing vs Paragraph spacing. And search engine selection in TB 52.4.0

Hi, am using TB 52.4.0 (32-bit) w/ Win10. Every time I get a TB update, I get a really annoying and unwanted reconfiguration of my settings. How do I go back to single … (read more)

Hi, am using TB 52.4.0 (32-bit) w/ Win10. Every time I get a TB update, I get a really annoying and unwanted reconfiguration of my settings. How do I go back to single spacing after hitting the Enter key? When I go to Options > Composition > General tab, I do NOT see the line "When using paragraph format, the Enter key creates a new paragraph". So what do I do? Also, how do I change the default browser to Firefox? The default browser in Bing, and Firefox is not listed as a option. Thanks in advance to all responders, S.

Asked by toukie 3 years ago

Last reply by iampowerslave 3 years ago

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all of my folders have disappeared from the folder pane, I don;t know how to get them back.

I am running 68.5.0, today all of the folders disappeared from the folder pane on the left of the screen. My husband was deleting the trash folder at the time. How do I r… (read more)

I am running 68.5.0, today all of the folders disappeared from the folder pane on the left of the screen. My husband was deleting the trash folder at the time. How do I restore all of our folders as they all relate to work

Asked by vertical 1 year ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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can't import contacts or use address book

I've installed Thunderbird for a relatively new computer user and can't get auto completion of any of the addresses in the address book. He has 3 address books: personal,… (read more)

I've installed Thunderbird for a relatively new computer user and can't get auto completion of any of the addresses in the address book. He has 3 address books: personal, collected and the imported addresses from Outlook Express. How can I get Thunderbird to auto complete the addresses in his imported addresses?

Asked by netdiva45 6 years ago

Last reply by aeo 5 years ago

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slow download of incoming email

my email cant download the incoming emails. it always stop if i try to click the "get mail" it always checking for new messages then the number of download appears down b… (read more)

my email cant download the incoming emails. it always stop if i try to click the "get mail" it always checking for new messages then the number of download appears down below but i didn't works.

Asked by jessie.aranador 7 years ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 6 years ago

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How can I leave a message to say that I am unable to answer emails for a few days? I was able to do this on Outlook. Thanks

When I used Outlook I was able to leave a message for incoming emails to say that I was 'out of the office until such and such a date' I haven't found how I can do this … (read more)

When I used Outlook I was able to leave a message for incoming emails to say that I was 'out of the office until such and such a date' I haven't found how I can do this on Thunderbird. Is this possible? Does anyone know? Thanks NantyFedwen

Asked by NantyFedwen 5 years ago

Last reply by user01229325 5 years ago

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My trash folder disappeared, how do I get it back?

My thunderbird account recently quit allowing me to access my trash folder. It is still there but it is in grey and won't allow me to do anything with it. I've tried "sub… (read more)

My thunderbird account recently quit allowing me to access my trash folder. It is still there but it is in grey and won't allow me to do anything with it. I've tried "subscribing" but there is no box for me to check. Now that this folder is unavailable I can't delete any emails. Please help!

Asked by droopie31 7 years ago

Last reply by bfcorpcy 6 years ago

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Address books in sync

I have Thunderbird installed on 2 different machines. Keeping the messages in sync is no problem as they both use IMAP. However I would also like to keep the contacts in… (read more)

I have Thunderbird installed on 2 different machines. Keeping the messages in sync is no problem as they both use IMAP. However I would also like to keep the contacts in the address books in sync too.

Is there a way to do this?

Thanks

Asked by AZBigDog 9 months ago

Last reply by Geo 4 months ago

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Can't access imap account on Thunderbird 31.0 in Ubuntu 14.04.1. Error: 'too many connections' with "imap server directory" setting

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 and am trying to set up Thunderbird (31.0). I follow the usual setup (I have done this many times in the last few months on 12.04 and on … (read more)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 and am trying to set up Thunderbird (31.0).

I follow the usual setup (I have done this many times in the last few months on 12.04 and on another machine with 14.04) and use an existing email address, it finds the correct ports/connection security and then the status line says "Mail for <user-name@imap-server>: Sending login information...". If I click on Inbox it just hangs indefinitely.

(My other machines use Thunderbird to access my imap account with no issues.)

There is no firewall issue. Tcpdump on the server & client machines shows traffic on imap/imap2. In fact the traffic just keeps on going & going & going until I kill Thunderbird.

Asked by copper.hat 6 years ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 6 years ago

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How can I "remove" an account without deleting messages?

Hi, I've read multiple questions about people deleting accounts and/or trying to get their emails back so I assume deleting an account from Thunderbird also removes the e… (read more)

Hi, I've read multiple questions about people deleting accounts and/or trying to get their emails back so I assume deleting an account from Thunderbird also removes the emails associated with that account. So my question is, how can I get rid of an account without deleting any emails?

I don't care if the account remains. I'm just trying to remove this account I no longer use from the "Get Messages" button so it doesn't pop up with an error every time I check my other email account.

Asked by Derek888 1 year ago

Last reply by christ1 1 year ago

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trash automatically empties

I was looking at my email and went to my trash folder to reread something I deleted and all my messages automatically deleted. How can I prevent this from happening agai… (read more)

I was looking at my email and went to my trash folder to reread something I deleted and all my messages automatically deleted. How can I prevent this from happening again?

Asked by tral19 5 years ago

Last reply by christ1 5 years ago

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How do I synchronise my contacts between devices please?

I've had Thunderbird on my laptop for some time, and have just downloaded it on my PC to replace Windows Live Mail. Couple of questions...firstly, I've set up my IMAP em… (read more)

I've had Thunderbird on my laptop for some time, and have just downloaded it on my PC to replace Windows Live Mail. Couple of questions...firstly, I've set up my IMAP email successfully on my PC, but none of my account contacts have migrated. Is there any way of synchonising Thunderbird across devices so that contacts added on one device are also available on other devices, or do I have to add the contact on each device individually?

Also, how do I transfer my Windows Live Mail contacts to Thunderbird please?

Thanks in advance

Asked by muggles 5 years ago

Last reply by Matt 5 years ago