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My question was why does cursor disappear in Mozilla Thunderbird email.

My question was why does cursor disappear in Mozilla Thunderbird email. I did not find answer in forum, but worked it out... Open Windows start menu. Type mouse. Open mou… (read more)

My question was why does cursor disappear in Mozilla Thunderbird email. I did not find answer in forum, but worked it out... Open Windows start menu. Type mouse. Open mouse / Advanced Options. Find "Hide cursor when typing" box... uncheck it. Fixed. Hope that helps someone!!!

Asked by iant123 1 year ago

Answered by Stans 1 year ago

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how do I disable the paused accounts feature in thunderbird

This is in Thunderbird. I have a number of news feeds and they occasionally get stopped or paused. It's annoying. Is there a way to disable this paused account feature in… (read more)

This is in Thunderbird. I have a number of news feeds and they occasionally get stopped or paused. It's annoying. Is there a way to disable this paused account feature in Thunderbird? If I want an account paused, it should be my choice not Thunderbird's.

Asked by terryhollett 1 year ago

Answered by terryhollett 1 year ago

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Wayne Mery's reply to: Thunderbird fundamental failure to function as an e-mail client for a decade.

Wanye Mery’s comment: “You make several references to decades old bugs with not a single link to a bug report. And a reference to "I wasted my time trying to do a bug rep… (read more)

Wanye Mery’s comment: “You make several references to decades old bugs with not a single link to a bug report. And a reference to "I wasted my time trying to do a bug report to bugzilla which accepted my account, put me through a verification process, then wouldn't allow me to use it." which has nothing to do with Thunderbird, and I'm pretty sure has a contact address for resolving problems. And lastly, many detours unrelated to problem solving. In short, this topic is going nowhere fast. Therefore I am locking it. I am sure you have a problem. If you want help resolving your problem, please be respectful of people's time and post details about your problem and only that problem, as breifly has possible, and also please provide information requested of you. To quote the submission form you used to request assistance, "Be nice. Our volunteers are Mozilla users just like you, who take the time out of their day to help." Wayne Mery let me take time out of my day to explain where your comment failed: I have been contacted by 3 “experts” now and two things are clear: 1. You’re more focused on defending the product and yourselves than fixing bugs. 2. Not only is it that you can’t fix the bug I presented you aren’t even going to try and it will remain a bug ad infinitum. Your comment:

First: “bug” not “bugs”

Second: If it was possible to reference a previous bug report, there would be no point in reporting it, would there? So it’s mind numbingly obvious I’m commenting because there is no previous bug report. And my comments spelled that out clearly.

Third: I also made it clear someone had asked the question before, I didn’t however say to this site. Nor did I say they had reported it I merely said that it had been a bug for a decade.

Don’t use Bugzilla? And yet my search of Mozilla recommended a bug report could be filed via Bugzilla in reference to contribution to improving the product. Maybe you should look it up before commenting.

You are “pretty sure Thunderbird has a contact address” and you’ll quote that as if it meant something even though you don’t know?

Tell me, your Thunderbird programme fails, what do you suppose anyone with a computer on earth would type into their web browser first? Save you the suspense: “Thunderbird help”. Why do you suppose I’m not on Thunderbird help?

“many detours unrelated to problem solving”

A suggestion for you for the future: Make sure you only use volunteers interested resolving problems, who aren’t easily hurt by comments and don’t make stuff up to defend the product. Resolute focus on the actual issues and ignoring what is superfluous to those issues is the fundamental requirement of excellence in problem solving.

Not sure? Let me give you an example, use my first comment:

Observed in the comment:

1. Thunderbird not working and what the problem is. 2. This person is annoyed, why? He’s made a simple standard change to Thunderbird, the programme failed so he can’t use it. He has discovered it has been an ongoing failure for about a decade.

First address the superfluous: Does he have a right to be annoyed? Yes. Ignore and move onto what’s important.

Next: My options for problem solving:

Option 1. Can I resolve it with the information available: Yes: Do it. No: got to 2. Option 2. Ask for more information and try to solve. Option 3. Get hurt and upset, try to use sarcasm to defend the product and ignore the actual issue.

People who go for Option 3 shouldn’t be wasting their time, the questioners time or anyone else’s time responding to questions. For example Stans had 2 options: 1. Ignore the comment or 2. Start a battle of who’s the most sarcastic. I’ll leave it to you to figure out what’s best for your site: Industry best practice or Stans approach.

Clearly the most disrespectful waste of time was when Stans started by announcing the product was perfect and then compounded that by making a range of incongruous statements: “the product is faultless”, “I can fix the fault”, “the bug has been deliberately ignored”, “I don’t know if the bug has been reported”. Do you seriously contend that doesn’t waste my time? It is also disrespectful when an outsider advises you of a bug and the first comment made is there is no problem with the programme followed by unsustainable excuses as to why there is.

“Please provide the information requested of you.” Really? Feel free to tell me what was requested of me and was not fully answered. Stans asked me for nothing and got nothing, Mat asked for something and got a complete response.

The fact was, once again mind numbingly obvious, I was nice to your volunteers (but not the product) until your volunteer Stans started wasting my time feeding me incongruities on a subject he clearly couldn’t answer. You may not be able to follow this but there is a difference between being nice to volunteers and to a product. On close discussion with my monitor, Thunderbird has no feelings to hurt. If the volunteer gets hurt by negative comment on the product or a 10 year failure to fix it, perhaps they shouldn’t be volunteering irrelevancies.

But hey you’ve chosen to lock the comment and leave the bug unresolved for another decade….. Way to go on the sites dedication to problem solving.

p.s. New rule: You may like to advise your volunteers that it’s not a debate forum so, if they are more interested in debating a comment than answering it: Don’t.

Asked by firefox2220 1 year ago

Last reply by firefox2220 1 year ago

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imap password

Why won't Thunderbird email work for me? It always wants password for "ricc on imap,shaw.ca" I phoned Shaw (my isp) but they don't support Thunderbird … (read more)

Why won't Thunderbird email work for me? It always wants password for "ricc on imap,shaw.ca" I phoned Shaw (my isp) but they don't support Thunderbird

Asked by hap 9 months ago

Last reply by Paul 9 months ago

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Get Messgaes

My Get Messages is grayed out, how do I fix? Not downloading messages I searched the answers for this and tried what was suggested and now the Mail Toolbar is completely … (read more)

My Get Messages is grayed out, how do I fix? Not downloading messages I searched the answers for this and tried what was suggested and now the Mail Toolbar is completely gone, the suggestion was to Restore Default setting and I did and now my Toolbar is completely gone

Asked by quiltjunkie2002 4 months ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 3 weeks ago

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Server Synchronization Challenge

I have Thunderbird as my client on my primary home workstation as well as my traveling laptop. Each instance is configured exactly the same with regards to the four serv… (read more)

I have Thunderbird as my client on my primary home workstation as well as my traveling laptop. Each instance is configured exactly the same with regards to the four servers I use: Earthlink, GMail, Outlook and GMX. Each of those server/services is also identically configured with regards to these Server Settings: Leave Messages on the Server Until I Delete Them.

Each of the servers -- except GMail -- has the same behavior with regards to how it handles things when I click on the option to Get Messages, i.e., each server seems to be able to identify which of the clients has and which of the clients has not previously been served up with a newly arrived email. It will not send the same email to the same client more than once.

GMail is the exception. There I get what seems to be a first-come-first-served protocol. If I perform Get Messages on the laptop, I will get the email, but will not be able to get the email when I subsequently make the request from the workstation's Thunderbird instance. [Or, if the first request is made from the workstation instance, the laptop instance will never get the email.]

I realize that my usage pattern is rather unique, so it may well be that no one else has ever experienced this behavior, but if anyone has -- with regards to any email server, not just GMail -- and knows a work-around, I would appreciate the instruction.

And, in anticipation of one line of questioning, when I say that all four server/services are configured the same, I am indicating that I do work with GMail as a POP3 server, not IMAP. All my email content ultimately resides on my own hardware resources and is only temporarily resident on hardware provided by the server/service entity.

Asked by Terry Corbet 1 month ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 month ago

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Thunderbird is able to logon to ATT.NET, after I changes my ATT.NET PW

Running Thunderbird, with auto login to my ATT.NET account. I recently changed my ATT.NET PW (on ATT.NET) Thunderbird is still able to log on to my ATT.NET account and re… (read more)

Running Thunderbird, with auto login to my ATT.NET account. I recently changed my ATT.NET PW (on ATT.NET) Thunderbird is still able to log on to my ATT.NET account and rec/send emails. I went into PW manager and removed the saved PW for my ATT email account.

Thunderbird is still able to log into ATT.NET

Asked by mkal1 2 weeks ago

Answered by mkal1 2 weeks ago