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"Signatures" are blocks of text that are automatically appended to every message that you send (including both new messages and replies to incoming messages). They are generally used to provide additional contact information, legal terms or some other boilerplate information
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As described in the Profiles article, Thunderbird saves personal information such as messages, passwords and user preferences in a set of files called a "profile", which is stored in a separate location from the Thunderbird program files. When you install Thunderbird it creates
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Table of Contents1 Problems with composing messages2 Problems with received or saved mails2.1 Check that the operating system's default browser is specified2.1.1 Firefox2.1.2 Internet Explorer2.1.3 Edge2.2 Check that no application is specified for the HTTP content type2.3 Check
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If you send messages in more than one language, you can install additional spell-checking dictionaries to Thunderbird. After installing a dictionary, it is easy to switch from one language to another. Language dictionaries are available as Thunderbird add-ons. See the Thunderbird
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Each Internet Service Provider (ISP) has a different configuration for connecting to their email servers. A few of the most common connection scenarios are described in the pages accessed via the following links. Note: The ISP websites are the best source of connection information. Thunderbird
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Table of Contents1 What is an add-on?2 Who creates add-ons?3 Where do I get add-ons?4 How do I install an add-on?4.1 Installing add-ons downloaded from outside Thunderbird (e.g. using a web browser like Firefox)4.2 Installing add-ons from within Thunderbird5 How do I configure add-ons?6
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When you receive a new email message, Thunderbird plays a sound to alert you. By default, it uses your operating system’s new mail notification, but you can change it to anything you like. Change the New Mail sound 1. At the top of the Thunderbird window, click the Tools menu (Alt
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Thunderbird's toolbars provide easy access to common features. This article explains how you can customize toolbars to make Thunderbird work the way you do. Table of Contents1 How do I show and hide the different toolbars?2 How do I customize or rearrange toolbar items?3 Toolbar
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If you want to search a website for text you see in a message in Thunderbird, you can instantly run the search from Thunderbird. Table of Contents1 How to perform a Search2 How to change the search engine3 How to add Google to the search engine list How to perform a Search Let’s
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By default, when Thunderbird is launched it displays a predefined "start page" in the Message Pane: You can customize the page that displays when Thunderbird starts up, or disable the start page altogether. To do this, select Thunderbird > PreferencesTools
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This article explains the settings available in the Advanced panel of the Thunderbird OptionsPreferences window. These are settings that aren't used often, such as proxy settings or various advanced settings that only some people need. Table of Contents1 General tab1.1 Return
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This page describes the location of the configuration options that apply when writing messages. Specify the language / dictionary used for spell check Menu location: Thunderbird > PreferencesTools > OptionsEdit > Preferences > Composition > Spelling Enable or disable
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Thunderbird can be used to read messages from and write messages to Usenet newsgroups. (These newsgroups are different from general discussion forums or email distribution lists because they transmit messages via the NNTP protocol. For more information, see Wikipedia.) To configure
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Thunderbird tries to make things easier for users by enabling automatic configuration of the connection to their mail servers. Users provide their email account, user name and password, and then Thunderbird queries a database to find connection information for incoming and outgoing
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I can only see the message sender's name, not address! And why is Thunderbird calling me "You"? By default, if the sender, CC or BCC's address is in your address book, Thunderbird will display the person's name but not their email address when you view a message.
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This menu reference describes each menu item in the main Mozilla Thunderbird window. Thunderbird About Thunderbird Displays a dialog box with information about Thunderbird, including the current version and a brief list of credits. Preferences Displays the OptionsPreferences window,
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This page describes Thunderbird's configuration options as they relate to tagging messages. Create, edit or delete tags Menu location: Thunderbird > PreferencesTools > OptionsEdit > Preferences > Display > Tags
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Open Search enables Thunderbird users to search various websites from within Thunderbird and display the results in a Thunderbird tab. This article describes how to add additional websites to the Open Search interface. The example below shows how to add Google to the website list.
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When Thunderbird shows a list of messages, it displays a set of columns that contain attributes of each message, such as the message subject, date, etc. Add or remove columns The screenshot above shows the default column layout. Click the column picker button on
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This page describes Thunderbird's configuration options for add-ons. Install, enable, disable, configure and search for add-ons Menu location: Tools > Add-ons Configure add-on preferences Menu location: Tools > OptionsThunderbird > PreferencesEdit > Preferences
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