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Deleting Messages

How do I disable the ANNOYING message box I get every time I want to send a message to the trash folder. Thunderbird keeps asking me if I want the message deleted to save… (read more)

How do I disable the ANNOYING message box I get every time I want to send a message to the trash folder. Thunderbird keeps asking me if I want the message deleted to save disk space. This just started in the past week. I want my deleted messages to go to the trash folder and I will manage that folder. I can't seem to find anything in settings that lets me disable this option.

Asked by miclev2333 2 months ago

Answered by christ1 2 months ago

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Can't change line spacing, font, colors in folder list or message list

Can't change line spacing, font, colors in folder list or message list something's changed in version 78 vs 68 for Windows 10. Can you help me customize the line spacing … (read more)

Can't change line spacing, font, colors in folder list or message list

something's changed in version 78 vs 68 for Windows 10.

Can you help me customize the line spacing (padding?), font, colors, font size in both the folder list and message list panes?

I've been trying several edits to the userChrome.css file and experimented with the layout.css.devPixelsPerPx in about:config.

The mods I use to userChrome.css that work in version 68 don't work in version 78.

I've had some success with the message list but haven't found anything that reduces the space between lines in the folder pane. That's important for me.

in case it helps, here is what I currently have in the userChrome.css file in Thunderbird v78

  • Do not remove the @namespace line -- it's required for correct functioning

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul");

  1. folderTree > treechildren::-moz-tree-row {
 background-color: #AFEEEE !important; /* test */
 min-height: 0px !important;
 height: 18px !important;

}

  1. threadTree > treechildren::-moz-tree-row {
 background-color: none !important; /* test */
 min-height: 0px !important;
  height: 18px !important;

}

the #threadTree section seems to work, but the #folderTree section does not. It would be nice to know how to change font type and size but line space is most important.

Asked by Trip Beattie 4 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 4 months ago

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How to change the line spacing of the folder pane for Thunderbird 78.3.1 (64-bit) on RedHat Enterprise Linux 7.

I have been working with Thunderbird on Linux since ca. 20 years. A few days ago, after upgrading to version 78.3.1 (64-bit), I had for the first time the problem that th… (read more)

I have been working with Thunderbird on Linux since ca. 20 years. A few days ago, after upgrading to version 78.3.1 (64-bit), I had for the first time the problem that the font size and spacing of the folder pane was so large that I could only see a small subset of my folders on my laptop screen. So I studied the online forums and found that one has to create a userChrome.css file in the right place and put a style sheet in it to control the font parameters. With the following entry

  1. folderTree > treechildren {
 font-size: 11pt !important;
 font-family: Verdana !important;

}

I managed to decrease the font size, BUT this did not decrease the line spacing! So now the font is smaller but the lines in the folder page still are so widely spaced that too little is visible in the pane. I experimented with settings like

 margin-top: 0px !important;
 margin-bottom: 0px !important;
 line-height: 1.0em !important;
 padding: -1px !important;

but none of them seem to have any effect.

What is the right parameter to change here and where is all this documented? (And why did this setting change in the first place after being perfectly fine for so many years?)

Asked by p_adg 4 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 4 months ago

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older version of thunderbird

when i try to reinstall using an older version I am currently. using 68.12.1 and itried reinstalling because windows said there is no app associated with this. i trie… (read more)

when i try to reinstall using an older version I am currently. using 68.12.1 and itried reinstalling because windows said there is no app associated with this. i tried reinstalling 68.12.1 and i got the following message and lost my addresses and contacts. i also get this message see attachment. i do not want the newer version. how do i reinstall this version and not have to start from scratch

Asked by Mary 4 months ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 4 months ago

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My microsoft365 email quit sending - gets SMTP AUTH errors

My Thunderbird Office365 email quit sending. It happened about 2 weeks after I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my system. I think it was coincident with an update of the system… (read more)

My Thunderbird Office365 email quit sending. It happened about 2 weeks after I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my system. I think it was coincident with an update of the system. My other emails work fine. It tells me the auth failed because "SmtpClientAuthentication is disabled for the Tenant." Thunderbird has a limited number of SMTP authentication methods, and I tried them all. I went to the page the error recommends, and it is for exchange servers. I have microsoft365 from GoDaddy. Any help would be appreciated.

-Dave

Thunderbird 68.10.0 (64-bit)

Here is most of the log, minus most of the startup handshake.

[(null) 9682: Main Thread]: I/SMTP SMTP entering state: 21 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: D/SMTP SMTP auth: server caps 0x30134, pref 0x300, failed 0x0, avail caps 0x100 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: D/SMTP (GSSAPI = 0x800, CRAM = 0x2000, NTLM = 0x4000, MSN = 0x8000, PLAIN = 0x200, LOGIN = 0x100, EXTERNAL = 0x400) [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: D/SMTP trying auth method 0x100 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: I/SMTP SMTP entering state: 15 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: D/SMTP SMTP: MSN or LOGIN auth, step 0 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: I/SMTP SMTP Send: AUTH LOGIN [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: I/SMTP SMTP entering state: 0 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: I/SMTP SMTP Response: 334 VXNlcm5hbWU6 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: I/SMTP SMTP entering state: 13 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: I/SMTP SMTP entering state: 16 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: D/SMTP SMTP AuthLoginStep1() for xxxx@xxxxxxxxx.net@smtp.office365.com [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: D/SMTP LOGIN auth [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: I/SMTP Logging suppressed for this command (it probably contained authentication information) [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: I/SMTP SMTP entering state: 0 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: I/SMTP SMTP Response: 334 UGFzc3dvcmQ6 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: I/SMTP SMTP entering state: 18 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: D/SMTP SMTP Login response, code 334 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: I/SMTP SMTP entering state: 17 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: D/SMTP SMTP AuthLoginStep2 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: D/SMTP LOGIN auth, step 2 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: I/SMTP Logging suppressed for this command (it probably contained authentication information) [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: I/SMTP SMTP entering state: 0 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: I/SMTP SMTP Response: 535 5.7.139 Authentication unsuccessful, SmtpClientAuthentication is disabled for the Tenant. Visit aka.ms/smtp_auth_disabled for more info. [SJ0PR13CA0187.namprd13.prod.outlook.com] [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: I/SMTP SMTP entering state: 18 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: D/SMTP SMTP Login response, code 535 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: D/SMTP marking auth method 0x100 failed [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: D/SMTP SMTP auth: server caps 0x30134, pref 0x300, failed 0x100, avail caps 0x0 [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: D/SMTP (GSSAPI = 0x800, CRAM = 0x2000, NTLM = 0x4000, MSN = 0x8000, PLAIN = 0x200, LOGIN = 0x100, EXTERNAL = 0x400) [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: E/SMTP no auth method remaining [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: W/SMTP SMTP: ask user what to do (after login failed): new password, retry or cancel [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: W/SMTP cancel button pressed [(null) 9682: Main Thread]: I/SMTP SMTP Send: QUIT

Asked by allmonmeister 1 week ago

Answered by allmonmeister 5 days ago

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Copy a Thunderbird email file from desktop to inbox no longer works

From a 2nd PC I saved Tbird emails intending to copy them into my main PC Tbird inbox. Doing so used to work with no issues. Now it does not work. I have them on my de… (read more)

From a 2nd PC I saved Tbird emails intending to copy them into my main PC Tbird inbox. Doing so used to work with no issues. Now it does not work. I have them on my desktop and I do a drag and drop. I have also tried copy and paste. Is there something else I can try?

Asked by ldkamb 1 week ago

Answered by ldkamb 4 days ago

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Different info being shown

I have 2 identical Zoom invitations, one on my desktop and one on my laptop. The one on my desktop has the correct meeting time info (1800 to 1930) but the one on my lap… (read more)

I have 2 identical Zoom invitations, one on my desktop and one on my laptop. The one on my desktop has the correct meeting time info (1800 to 1930) but the one on my laptop shows 1500 to 1630. This has happened two weeks in a row. Where is the laptop picking up the wrong time from? If accessing the emails using another application other than Thunderbird, the info contained therein is all correct on both systems. Any ideas?

Asked by wd.donaldson 1 week ago

Answered by Matt 1 week ago

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Thunderbird storage

Message says I'm at 99% storage capacity. I have searched but can not find where to delete or reduce the content in storage. Can some give me some guidance?

Asked by cspuls 1 week ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 week ago

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How do I "Subscribe" to my Server's Spam Folder?

Thunderbird v78.7.1 I use an email app on my phone that allows me to view all my email folders that exist on the Server: INBOX SENT TRASH SPAM But when I use Thunderbird,… (read more)

Thunderbird v78.7.1

I use an email app on my phone that allows me to view all my email folders that exist on the Server: INBOX SENT TRASH SPAM

But when I use Thunderbird, I cannot view the SPAM folder that exists on the Server. Even after manually creating a SPAM folder in Thunderbird. I don't see anywhere in Thunderbird to "subscribe" to the Server's SPAM folder?

Asked by tzr916 1 week ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 week ago

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Deleted emails are GONE!

I use Thunderbird. A short time ago a dialog box began to pop up each time I deleted an email, stating in effect, "hey, we can delete this and every other deleted email … (read more)

I use Thunderbird. A short time ago a dialog box began to pop up each time I deleted an email, stating in effect, "hey, we can delete this and every other deleted email in your TRASH folder." Claiming to save a whole bunch of disk space. I once responded improperly and POOF! I lost a good deal of the stuff I sometimes refer back to. But it seems to matter naught how I respond, the current deletion is GONE! Please note, it is MY disk space we are discussing. I bought and paid for it and have plenty. I am also capable of periodically deleting those unwanted emails all by myself. Needless to say, my blood pressure goes up each time I hit delete. Please tell me how to stop this non-sense.

Perhaps it is that I do not understand, but now am afraid to do anything with deletions

Asked by bnlbrevik 1 week ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 week ago

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Search Mbox archive contents

I am using Thunderbird to view MBOX archive files from old employee mailboxes. I am able to import the MBOX contents using ImportExportTools NG. In the folder list I can … (read more)

I am using Thunderbird to view MBOX archive files from old employee mailboxes. I am able to import the MBOX contents using ImportExportTools NG. In the folder list I can see the name of the archive and what I assume is the number of messages (around 6,000). I don't think scrolling through the preview pane is showing 6000+ messages. Which is fine, because at 6000 search would be a better choice.

If I type the subject, or name of a sender or recipient which I can clearly see in the preview list in the Search bar, Thunderbird tells me no results found. I would like to be able to search by date range, by subject, or by message content. How can I do this?

Asked by michael.mcnally 1 week ago

Answered by Matt 1 week ago

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For Sent emails, how do I see what delivery option(s) I had selected, such as whether I had sent it w Read Receipt?

For Sent emails, how do I see what delivery option(s) I had selected, such as whether I had sent it w Read Receipt? I just now went to an email I had sent a few days ago… (read more)

For Sent emails, how do I see what delivery option(s) I had selected, such as whether I had sent it w Read Receipt? I just now went to an email I had sent a few days ago, and wanted to check if I had sent it with Options > Read Receipt selected, but I can't find where to view that info. I ran a test by for-sure selecting "Read Receipt" for an email, sending it, and then trying to be clever by doing a right-click on the sent email and selecting "Edit as New Message" to then be able to view that Read Receipt had been selected in the Options menu, but it wasn't selected. So that's surely not the way. It would be great if we could (1) Open the Sent email, (2) Select View, and (3) Select some sort of "View options selected" display to see what selections the sender had made. Maybe there's already a way to see the info that I can't figure out? Thanks.

Asked by alysenet1 1 week ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 week ago

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Win 10 doesn't recognize Thunderbird as default when selecting photos to send

I was using Windows Live Mail before switching to Thunderbird and have made Thunderbird the default email app however, when I right click a photo and select send to > … (read more)

I was using Windows Live Mail before switching to Thunderbird and have made Thunderbird the default email app however, when I right click a photo and select send to > mail recipient, it still opens window live mail and does not recognize TBird as the default.

Asked by brewster3 1 week ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 week ago

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Sending messages stops after 10-15minutes after opening TB

When I first open TB I can send messages. But after 10-15minutes I get the error: Sending of the message failed. An error occurred while sending mail: Unable to establish… (read more)

When I first open TB I can send messages. But after 10-15minutes I get the error: Sending of the message failed. An error occurred while sending mail: Unable to establish a secure link with Outgoing server (SMTP) smtp-mail.outlook.com using STARTTLS since it doesn't advertise that feature. Switch off STARTTLS for that server or contact your service provider. So it works initially and then stops!

Asked by FredP 1 week ago

Answered by Matt 1 week ago

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Thunderbird Write.

Write in TB 38, type a letter, all the Contacts with that initial letter appear in a list for selection. In TB 78.7.1, not. Is there a setting I should change?

Asked by johnphilnixon 1 week ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 week ago

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Cannot search messages - inputs are disabled!

I am running Thunderbird 78.7.1 on Mac OS X 10.12.6 and there are a lot of UI issues with disabled inputs - for example I am trying to search messages and if I select 'Bo… (read more)

I am running Thunderbird 78.7.1 on Mac OS X 10.12.6 and there are a lot of UI issues with disabled inputs - for example I am trying to search messages and if I select 'Body' as the target for the search the dropdown value doesn't change and the search text input box won't accept any characters.

Same issues with adding calendar events with disabled drop downs and unchangeable text inputs

This is making TB very hard to use

Any ideas anyone?

Thanks

Asked by Rich 1 week ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 week ago

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How do I change text colour?

Hi helpful helpers, When composing an email, if I select some text and click the text colour tool/icon, I see in the window "Choose a colour:" and a swatch. If I click th… (read more)

Hi helpful helpers,

When composing an email, if I select some text and click the text colour tool/icon, I see in the window "Choose a colour:" and a swatch. If I click the swatch, my colour picker pops up. I choose or make a colour, then...

How do I actually use that colour? How do I get it into the little Thunderbird text colour window? How do I apply it to my text? Am I doing something fundamentally stupid?

Many thanks, K.

Asked by Firefoxxy_kev 1 week ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 5 days ago

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Will clicking "proceed" on the new compact folders message empty my trash?

Hello! Recently the compact folders message I always used to get on Thunderbird has changed. I always compacted my folders routinely in the past. However, this new messa… (read more)

Hello!

Recently the compact folders message I always used to get on Thunderbird has changed. I always compacted my folders routinely in the past.

However, this new message says that if I "proceed" that all my deleted messages will be purged.

Does this mean that my trash folders will be purged? I rely on my trash folders hugely--I need to refer back to them at least weekly for some reason or other--and accessing "unexpectedly needed after all" e-mails are crucial to my business.

I want to be absolutely sure that my trash folders will not be purged (they never were before--but the message was different then) if I click "proceed"

Thank you. Kara

Asked by karaciel 1 week ago

Answered by Stans 1 week ago