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Many email servers do not accept messages with large file attachments. The file size restriction varies depending on the mail server configuration. While you might be able to send a message with a large attachment, the receiving mail server might refuse to accept a message with a
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This article describes how to use Google calendars together with Lightning. You can use Google calendars in two ways. You can either have read-only access to public calendars or you can use a bi-directional calendar, with both read and write-access. Table of Contents1 Read access2
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To deal with the large amount of unsolicited email ("spam" or "junk mail") that most people have to cope with, Thunderbird uses an adaptive filter that learns from your actions which messages are legitimate and which are junk. Table of Contents1 Junk filter options1.1
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A mailing list is a sub list of an address book. An address book can have more than one mailing list. Any contact in an address book which has a valid email address can be placed in a mailing list. A mailing list is used to send one email to a group of contacts. Table of Contents1
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The article about IMAP Synchronization explains the benefits of IMAP, which is the most modern and widely-used email protocol. (POP is an earlier protocol with less functionality.) If you want to convert your existing POP account to an IMAP account in Thunderbird, follow these steps. Table
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Thunderbird can be used as a client for all of Microsoft's email services (Hotmail, Outlook.com and Windows Live Mail, henceforth referred to as "Hotmail"). Thunderbird will download messages from the Hotmail server and store them on your local system. Similarly, Thunderbird
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By default, Thunderbird is set to automatically update itself but you can always do a manual update. Here's how: Note: If you run Linux (such as Ubuntu) and use your Linux distribution's packaged version of Thunderbird, you will need to wait for an updated package to be released
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Lightning is an extension that adds calendar functionality to Thunderbird. You can create your own calendars, subscribe to calendars on the web and manage your own schedule, all within Thunderbird. Lightning also includes a Task manager that allows you to manage an integrated calendar
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Table of Contents1 Yahoo! Service Offerings1.1 Yahoo! POP Settings1.2 Yahoo! IMAP Settings2 Importing Yahoo!'s Contact List3 Sync your calendar Yahoo! Service Offerings Yahoo!'s services vary by availability and rate based on the country where you are located. In order to
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Whether or not the Thunderbird menu bar is displayed depends on your Operating System. For Linux and Windows users, there are two cases: For existing Thunderbird users, if the Menu Bar is missing, it is usually because it has been hidden accidentally. For new Thunderbird users
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When people send messages from incorrectly configured Microsoft Outlook email clients, a file attachment called winmail.dat may be added as an attachment to the message. This file contains formatting information for messages that use Microsoft's proprietary TNEF standard and any
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This article provides general information about Thunderbird. Table of Contents1 What is Thunderbird?2 Who makes Thunderbird?3 Why should I use Thunderbird?4 Is Thunderbird free?5 Where can I download Thunderbird?6 Is Thunderbird available in my language?7 Is Thunderbird available
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Thunderbird can save passwords for each account, so you don't have to re-enter them when you check for new messages. You can view them and remove the ones you don't use anymore. What if you share a computer, and don't want others to see your stored passwords? With the
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If Thunderbird is specified as your system's default email application, it will integrate with other applications (such as word processors and web browsers). For example, when you click an email address link (like "email@example.com") on a web page or invoke a mail
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A "vacation response" (also known as "out of office response" or "away message") is an automatic message that is generated by the mail server in response to incoming messages. It is used to inform people who are sending you emails that you are not available. Table
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The folder pane is displayed on the left side of the Thunderbird window. It shows a list of your email accounts, the folders that are created by default (such as "Sent", "Trash", etc) and the folders that you have manually created to organize your messages.
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How to Install Add-on Extension: Table of Contents1 How to Install Add-on Extension:1.1 The ideal case1.2 A slightly less ideal case1.2.1 Download1.2.2 Drag-and-drop The ideal case In an ideal world, all the add-ons you would want are officially vetted, approved, and can be found
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Follow these instructions to remove Thunderbird from your computer. Go to the Windows Start menu and select Control Panel. Click on Add or Remove Programs. Select Mozilla Thunderbird from the list of programs. Click Remove. This will launch the uninstall wizard, which will guide
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Table of Contents1 What is a scam?2 What is the difference between spam and scams?3 Protecting yourself from scams3.1 Thunderbird's automatic scam filtering3.1.1 Why does Thunderbird tell me that a legitimate message is a scam?3.2 Be skeptical about email messages What is a scam? A
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A "crash " is what happens when Thunderbird closes unexpectedly. After a crash, the Mozilla Crash Reporter should appear, asking if you want to send the crash information to Mozilla for processing. For information about crashes and hangs caused by plugins, see Plugin Crash
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