How to export contacts to VCF 2.1 under Thunderbird 91 ?

Hi, around Nov. 2020, TB started using VCF 4.0 to export address book contacts (beside csv, tsv and LDIF). Prior to that I happily exported to previous VCF formats (2.1 o… (mear ynfo)

Hi, around Nov. 2020, TB started using VCF 4.0 to export address book contacts (beside csv, tsv and LDIF). Prior to that I happily exported to previous VCF formats (2.1 or 3.0). I need to go back to exporting to the VCF 2.1 format, in order to feed the exported file to some other legacy application that will only consider VCF 2.1. Is there a way to do so with TB 91.3 (under Linux) ? If so how ? Tx.

Frege troch Cbhihe, 47 minuten lyn

Suggestions for improving T-bird.

1. iNTRO - I spent an extra un-necessary year on the beta channel because of TBs Oauth2 set up problem. While there I had a major Tbird crash. Duplicates appearing , mo… (mear ynfo)

1. iNTRO - I spent an extra un-necessary year on the beta channel because of TBs Oauth2 set up problem. While there I had a major Tbird crash. Duplicates appearing , moving emails to other folders resulting in loss of said emails. incessant indexing, compacting and re-appearance of deleted contents of directories with unexpected loss of current contents. A real mess. After a month of this nonsense I only managed to recover by re-installing Beta to a new directory and copying backed up local folders manually, directory by directory, into the new Beta and checking (and or repairing) the contents, folder by folder. It took a day and a half. Arising from this experience and looking, sometimes aghast at the Beta Channe,l I suggest the following.

2. Suggestions 2 .1 Repair Tool We need to have a repair tool to rebuild a mail system just as I have partially described - you will know that there are many nuances in such a rebuild with some .sbd files not being recognised automatically and some others being recognised (trial and error methods were used to overcome these problems). In short you guys have the rule book and could easily programme a rebuild tool. What a relief it would be to know that such a rescue vehicle was at hand. 2.2 Back Up Tool As email data bases grow - mine is now 33 Gb - there has to be good back up system that users can trust. In the MS world (awful software) the back-up tools are not much good - so it would be useful for TB to do this or recommend some software for this purpose. I think TB guys should do this as Restore facilities are critical here - offering users options to recover particular email folders and emails and place them in particular locations would seem essential. 2.3 Archive

I have a lot of folders - but many are not  active at any one time. eg I have sent directories going back to 1997 eg Sent_1997, Sent_1998 etc . It would be useful to have a foreground / background arrangement of folders where folders in the background were semi-archived. They would be visible and accessible when required but not part of TB's routine search or maintenance .   They could be differently coloured in the LHS pane. It might take longer to access them. This might have the effect of preventing loss of active performance.

2.4 Deep Archive A deep archive where the user elects to compress(ZIP) folders in the Deep Archive. Once archived these would be ignored by the system unless they were released into the foreground /background area 2.5 Purge Command When things go wrong and the indexing screws up many duplicates are sometimes created. There should be a Purge folder command when right clicking on a folder.

There are other things such as better TB messaging and better documentation of the profile folder system - the existing information is too dispersed - and shoe-string - needs a User friendly approach not assuming one is familiar with shells. Do everything through DOS for consistency. Here too a tool would be useful.

Best

Gilbert

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Deleted mail from Inbox disappeared

Since 19/10/2021 the deleted mail from any folder disappeared. they do no land in any trash folder! I am using Imap server o Win10 How to solve this problem? Thanks Shlom… (mear ynfo)

Since 19/10/2021 the deleted mail from any folder disappeared. they do no land in any trash folder! I am using Imap server o Win10 How to solve this problem? Thanks Shlomo

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Cannot open attachments in outgoing email

Thunderbird 94.02 in Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Pro Several users I support frequently send attachments to their email recipients. They wish to open the attachment from t… (mear ynfo)

Thunderbird 94.02 in Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Pro Several users I support frequently send attachments to their email recipients. They wish to open the attachment from the pending email to assure themselves that they chose the correct file. Frequently, but not always, the system reports it cannot find the supposedly file. This is an ongoing and very concerning issue for these users.

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Thunderbird address book contact data field names

I'm looking to migrate the data from my current personal information manager, SideKick98, to an application compatible with Windows10 and later. Can the names of the fiel… (mear ynfo)

I'm looking to migrate the data from my current personal information manager, SideKick98, to an application compatible with Windows10 and later. Can the names of the fields in Thunderbird contacts be changed? Are access to the data stored as contact information protected by the top level password? Is the contact data stored in a form that is either encrypted or not easily read?

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Not able to log in to my email accounts at Zoho.com or gmail since July - "login to server imap.zoho.com with username xxxx@xxxxx.com failed"

I have been using Thunderbird email for numerous years. At the end of June (2021) I started a summer-long vacation in another state, and prepared a laptop (Win 10) compu… (mear ynfo)

I have been using Thunderbird email for numerous years.

At the end of June (2021) I started a summer-long vacation in another state, and prepared a laptop (Win 10) computer for the trip (with Thunderbird installed, of course.

Around July 5th I tried to peruse my email using Thunderbird on the laptop and was unsuccessful.... Zoho kept rejecting my email account password(s).... "login to server imap.zoho.com with username xxxx@xxxxx.com failed" (see attached)

I had the same issue with my account at gmail.com (Google mail) using Thunderbird. I have no other email accounts.

I assumed I had made some sort of mistake in the Thunderbird account settings on the laptop, but I had no way to compare the settings to my home computer (nobody there at my home and I was away on an extended trip)

Zoho was unable to assist me with Thunderbird. I assumed I did something wrong when I configured Thunderbird on the laptop and tried numerous parameter alterations without success.

I am able to access my email accounts at Zoho when I go to zoho.com directly, but compared to Thunderbird their interface is unwieldy and doesn't allow much screen space for email content (and, of course, I'm not able to save read emails to my Thunderbird local accounts).

I just returned from my extended trip and find that I now have the same issues on my home desktop computer, which was working fine when I left the last week of June. It (Thunderbird on my home desktop computer) also, rejects logins to my email accounts at Zoho and at Googlemail. Strangely, I can read new emails in the Thunderbird email accounts, but I am unable to reply to them or forward them.

The only logical explanation I can come up with is that an automatic update caused these issues. In fact, my home computer has a Thunderbird icon on the desktop that I'm not certain was there before (I keep most of my important program icons in program category folders on my desktop and in my quick-access bar at the bottom of my Win 10 desktop screen... so if an icon shows up on my desktop, I assume it is because of a product update). I am currently at Thunderbird 78.14.0 (64-bit).

I am trying to think of ways I can verify that an automatic update caused the issue.

I am able to log in to my email accounts by directly using zoho.com or google.com, but much prefer Thunderbird. I am hoping for suggestions as to why neither of my Thunderbird copies (desktop and laptop) are able to log in to receive email.

Thoughts and suggestions????

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Thunderbird update problem

Hello, I have had this problem a while back (more than a year ago) but would like to solve it. At the time the version 68 something came up I updated the running version … (mear ynfo)

Hello,

I have had this problem a while back (more than a year ago) but would like to solve it. At the time the version 68 something came up I updated the running version in our home desktop PC. Unfortunately and for the first time ever the update didn't work and we couldn't access Thunderbird at all. At the same time I had done the update on my notebook without any problems. My solution was to totally uninstall Thunderbird and reinstall version 60.9.1 and then copy the profile to the default location. Since then I have been using that version but haven't tried to do updates to avoid going through the same thing alover again. On my notebook Thunderbird updates are processing correctly. I couldn't find any suggestion of similar problems in the forums then. Unfortunately I can't remember exactly what was the error message that came up once Thunderbird tried to reboot once updated but it simply didn't restart. As anyone had trouble with updates? And how did they solve the problem. I thank you very much for your attention, Renato

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Address shown as "Undisclosed Recipient"

Recently email which I send (and copy to myself) are appearing in my in box as sent from an "Undisclosed Recipient", although the message itself shows my email correctly.… (mear ynfo)

Recently email which I send (and copy to myself) are appearing in my in box as sent from an "Undisclosed Recipient", although the message itself shows my email correctly. Can anyone please advise me why this is and how to fix it.

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NOT WORKING AS EXPECTED

Hello, I can't get Thunderbird to work as I would expect - unless I'm doing something wrong. I have several accounts set up in Thunderbird. I have temporarily set one acc… (mear ynfo)

Hello,

I can't get Thunderbird to work as I would expect - unless I'm doing something wrong.

I have several accounts set up in Thunderbird.

I have temporarily set one account (Gmail) to not download messages. I have done this by going to Tools/Account Setting/Server Settings and under Server Settings, unchecked all settings except for "Leave messages on server" and "Until I delete them" (see attached image).

This works as expected at startup, in that it does not download any messages from that account. However, if I click the "Get Messages" button it downloads all the messages from the account where I have set it not to do so.

I checked by changing the settings of another account (AOL) and the same problem occurs.

Should this happen?

Regards,

Bob Gregson

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tbird missed downloading some emails from gmail

this is odd... For some years now Tbird has downloaded every email I get from my gmail account address. Until this morning when it failed to download two important busine… (mear ynfo)

this is odd... For some years now Tbird has downloaded every email I get from my gmail account address. Until this morning when it failed to download two important business emails. How did I know that those emails were not downloaded? I checked mail on my android and the messages were there. And I went online to gmail and they were there. But still not downloaded into Tbird. Seems that they are the ONLY messages missed. Those two missed emails were from a client with a gmail address.

I have Tbird 91.3.2 (32-bit) Win 10

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AOL security update by 7DEC21 requires new account, best way to migrate email files?

NOTE: I do NOT have a solution, the email with that comment was clicked on accidentally. Note that when creating a brand new email in Thunderbird with the extra security … (mear ynfo)

NOTE: I do NOT have a solution, the email with that comment was clicked on accidentally.

Note that when creating a brand new email in Thunderbird with the extra security step, it did NOT utilize OAuth. That is NOT what happens in the new security process.

If I re-create my existing email, will TB glitch? How do I migrate my existing POP folders to the "new" version of the account?

AOL security update by 7DEC21 requires creating a new account, best way to migrate email files? Notably their instructions don't mention this...

Anyone do this already? Any glitches? What's the easiest way to put your old account data into the new one?

How does TB handle the fact that you have two identical emails with separate accounts, differing only in that one-time password?

And how do you access that password entry popup that ONLY appears during account setup?

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[SMIME] Encryption and signature information missing when reading mail

Hello everyone, I have been running into a display issue for a while now : the SMIME information regarding either signature or encryption is not displayed anywhere when … (mear ynfo)

Hello everyone,

I have been running into a display issue for a while now : the SMIME information regarding either signature or encryption is not displayed anywhere when reading a message (either in its own window, own tab or within the default view).

The weirdest parts are (cf images):

  • for PGP, no issues, either when receiving or sending
  • when creating the email, the SMIME signature / encryption logo is displayed as expected (at the bottom of the composition window)

I didn't find anything within the Error window (besides some issue happening with basically every email when switching from one to another in the main window) :

18:30:07.548 WebExtensions: suspend not available protocolhandler.js:350 18:30:07.582 WebExtensions: resume not available protocolhandler.js:353

Technical details :

  • System : Archlinux
  • TB version : 91.3.2
  • Installed add-on : Owl Owl (tried to contact them but no answer yet)

Does anyone have an idea why this would happen / a way to fix it ?

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I have no message history in one of my email accounts

Dear Sir ora Madam. I have several email accounts with mozilla thunderbird. Unfortunately, one of them has no message history. The account is used by 3 people. Only one … (mear ynfo)

Dear Sir ora Madam. I have several email accounts with mozilla thunderbird. Unfortunately, one of them has no message history. The account is used by 3 people. Only one computer has no history. I think it's a question of settings. Can I ask for help, what to change?

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Calendar - Printing

Hi. Is there a way to print all my entries? Not weekly - not monthly - not yearly - all. I also want to modify that list depending on what I find. Seems no third-party to… (mear ynfo)

Hi. Is there a way to print all my entries? Not weekly - not monthly - not yearly - all. I also want to modify that list depending on what I find. Seems no third-party tool or add-on tool is available. Hope this makes sense. Thanks.

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Freezes with Windows 11

Been using Thunderbird for years. Love it. Recently updated my desktop to Windows 11. Ever since then it has froze on startup and is very slow to open messages and occasi… (mear ynfo)

Been using Thunderbird for years. Love it. Recently updated my desktop to Windows 11. Ever since then it has froze on startup and is very slow to open messages and occasionally freezes especially when opening a message with attached images.

I'm running a 7th gen i5 which Microsoft says isn't supported but every other program I use on the system works normally. Its just Thunderbird that has "fallen over".

I'd hate to have to give up using it but it is becoming very frustrating to use. For example. On booting the computer this morning, Thunderbird sat locked for just under 3 minutes.

Anyone else experienced this?

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Thunderbird 91.2.1 very slow to open [Mac]

91.2.1 is very slow to open. Apple Mail is one click and open, whereas, Thunderbird does not respond so, you do two clicks and wait forever. It's like an old person strug… (mear ynfo)

91.2.1 is very slow to open. Apple Mail is one click and open, whereas, Thunderbird does not respond so, you do two clicks and wait forever. It's like an old person struggling to get out of an armchair.

All the older versions were instant.

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BT account problem

Very stupidly I accidentally deleted my recent @btinternet account which had been working fine (I was tidying up old accounts no longer needed). After trying to add it ba… (mear ynfo)

Very stupidly I accidentally deleted my recent @btinternet account which had been working fine (I was tidying up old accounts no longer needed). After trying to add it back again I keep getting requests for password to sign in at all stages, even when opening up Tbird. This always results in the message 'login to server mail.btinternet.com failed. I have not (ever) changed my BT password. I can access BT webmail. I have added the BT account (IMAP) both automatically and then manually - same result. All this happened a few days ago and following all the posts on here I have waited patiently as recommended. However, I feel that this may be a problem other than BT server issue as it happened after I deleted the original account. Looking around I notice that the Local Directory for Message storage has two folders for mail.btinternet.com but that's the only thing I can see that may be wrong?

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Thunderbird 91.3.2 will not automatically open MS office attachments

I run Thunderbird 91.3.2 on a Mac, OS is fully up to date. If I double click on a pdf or jpg or some such attachment it will automatically open the application assigned … (mear ynfo)

I run Thunderbird 91.3.2 on a Mac, OS is fully up to date. If I double click on a pdf or jpg or some such attachment it will automatically open the application assigned to it in the Thunderbird preference pane. However with a .doc, .docx, .ppt or .xlsx etc. Thunderbird keeps asking which application to open. Despite ticking the box "Always...." and despite the right settings in the preferences pane.

Any suggestions how I should go about fixing this?

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Thunderbird notification question

Dear Mozilla I use Thunderbird Portable 91.3.2 version. I turned on „Use the system notification” when new messages arrive. That’s working, but it displays the Thunderbir… (mear ynfo)

Dear Mozilla I use Thunderbird Portable 91.3.2 version. I turned on „Use the system notification” when new messages arrive. That’s working, but it displays the Thunderbird „TaskBarIDs” from the Windows registry, as seen on the picture. How can I fix this, to use the app name instead of TaskBarIDs? (Ie. what is missing from registry?)

thanks Best Regards Zoltan Nagy

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I cant open attachments by clicking

Hi, i cant open my attachments by clicking on filename. After i click attachment, highlighting header and not opening. Something like there is no command to open file. I'… (mear ynfo)

Hi, i cant open my attachments by clicking on filename. After i click attachment, highlighting header and not opening. Something like there is no command to open file. I'm moving file to my desktop by drag & drop, then after i click it on desktop, its opening. But not opening by clicking directly on TB attachment place. Its happened after final update.

My TB version : 95.0b4 (64 bit)

How can i resolve this?

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