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settings for a simple experience with gmail and thunderbird

I am in my 70s and have been through a lot in the last 3 years (flooded home, my husband, dog and chihuahua living in a tiny room for a year and a half, suffering a $50,0… (funda kabanzi)

I am in my 70s and have been through a lot in the last 3 years (flooded home, my husband, dog and chihuahua living in a tiny room for a year and a half, suffering a $50,000 loss to a shifty contractor, two cancer scares, etc.), and the latest challenge--the pandemic--has fried what used to be my pretty good brain cells. Now,I find that in order to continue using technology, I must have step-by-step directions, preferably with pictures, or I simply cannot function in the tech world. I am not quite ready to give up, so I was wondering if some kind soul(s) out there that still have working brain cells would be willing to help me? My dad kept his computer skills going until he passed away at 92, and I am hoping to be that fortunate, but it is not looking good. Everything is so interwoven now days, it drives me to distraction.

I have managed to set up a gmail account, then installed Thunderbird on my desktop, but I am at a loss understanding what configuration to use to get the easy-to-use performance I want. Some notes:

1. When I get an email, I do not need to archive it anywhere (not sure what that means anyway). I open the mail, read it and then save it to the appropriate folder on my hard drive, then delete the copy in my Thunderbird (and, hopefully, it deletes in gmail). I don't know what ALL MAIL is or why I need it? What should my settings be to accomodate my system? Once I have saved an email to my hard drive or deleted it, I want it gone, period, from gmail and Thunderbird. I usually only have email from the current or previous day, that's it. I keep a clean inbox and have a highly structured set of folders to save any emails I want throughout my hard drive in the logical folders for them.

2. I like sent mail copIes in a SENT mail folder until I delete them because sometimes I check back to see what I sent.

3. I want the contacts set up in gmail synced to Thunderbird and stay current with any changes in either email client.

4.The DRAFTS folder is important so that, if I am interrupted, I can come back and finish mail later.

5. I do not want LABELS, IMPORTANT, STARS or any other folder to complicate things. I just want INBOX, DRAFTS, SENT, SPAM, AND TRASH...and when I put it in TRASH, I want it gone when I close Thunderbird.

6. In summary, I just want the basics so that I can continue to use technology no matter what challenges are going on in my life.... for another decade, if possible.

I am using a Lenovo Legion laptop, Windows 10 64bits, Chrome (sorry, Firefox, but I am too old to switch now), and Thunderbird whatever the latest version is. I truly love Thunderbird, but I cannot figure out what settings to use to accomplish the system above.

This Texas granny would be forever grateful if any brainy people out there could dumb-down some steps for me to accomplish the above... and if you have screenshots, I will sing your praises from now until eternity!

Donna in Texas

Asked by guidrydesktop 1 unyaka odlule

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Why won't Gmail & Twitter not open since "upgrading" to new version this morning.

Since "upgrading" to the new Firefox this morning the Gmail and Twitter tabs on my bookmarks don't respond at all. I can't even open Gmail from the Google home page. Wh… (funda kabanzi)

Since "upgrading" to the new Firefox this morning the Gmail and Twitter tabs on my bookmarks don't respond at all. I can't even open Gmail from the Google home page. Why is this happening?

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can't set mailto with gmail in the firefox preferences

I'm Trying to set the mailto function with Gmail in the application otpions . I clearly understand the procedure here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-program-… (funda kabanzi)

I'm Trying to set the mailto function with Gmail in the application otpions . I clearly understand the procedure here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-program-used-open-email-links, but when I try to make my choice I'm Missing the use Yahoo or use gmail options as it is in the article. what I have as option is just , always ask, default app and other, which open me to other possible applications . thanks A.

Asked by albertob 2 iminyaka edlule

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when I type to reply to email in my Gmail account the format of the text disappears

In the last month( i think after updating to frfx 58) when I type to reply to email in my Gmail account in my browser ( firefox 58.0.2) I get to see the standard formatti… (funda kabanzi)

In the last month( i think after updating to frfx 58) when I type to reply to email in my Gmail account in my browser ( firefox 58.0.2) I get to see the standard formatting of the text (blue, comic sans etc) but when I actually send it, the sent email has the format disappeared and is standard format instead (in black plain font for example). This also happens in my other Gmail accounts too. I tried in MS IntExplorer and there is not a problem (meaning it is NOT my GMAIL's account settings)

Any suggestion/help?

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I am having a problem with Gmail and its interface.

Hello, I am having a problem with Gmail and its interface. I am not able to click on any buttons and icons in Gmail because I dont see them or they are unclickable. I am … (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

I am having a problem with Gmail and its interface.

I am not able to click on any buttons and icons in Gmail because I dont see them or they are unclickable.

I am using Firefox, the latest version. I was trying to log in in Chrome and Explorer and I didnt have any problem wiht Gmail. I have tried to reinstall Firefox, twice and also deleted cache and cookies. It didnt work.

I have tried also look to other similiar topics: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1253059 and none of that helped.

Asked by Denis 2 iminyaka edlule

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Corrupted Content Error when opening GMail

I am unable to open Gmail in Firefox. This has only just occurred - until now it has worked perfectly. On trying to open Gmail I now get the following message. "Corrupted… (funda kabanzi)

I am unable to open Gmail in Firefox. This has only just occurred - until now it has worked perfectly. On trying to open Gmail I now get the following message.

"Corrupted Content Error

The site at https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#inbox has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because an error in the data transmission was detected.

Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem."

No other site has been affected, and I can still open Gmail in Internet Explorer, {but I prefer not to use IE for emails

Any help solving this would be really appreciated

Andypolk

Asked by andypolk 3 iminyaka edlule

Answered by Shadow110 3 iminyaka edlule

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MY E-MAIL ADDRESS = I am using another .COM = Gmail yes?

So just curious . . .when I transferred my GMAIL address / email to Mozilla FF, does my e-mail address ever actually become a FF.com, or does FF just BORROW my GMAIL addr… (funda kabanzi)

So just curious . . .when I transferred my GMAIL address / email to Mozilla FF, does my e-mail address ever actually become a FF.com, or does FF just BORROW my GMAIL address via encrypted e-mail domain for its FF network to use for me and leave it that way?

Thank you!

Asked by M R Coates 2 iminyaka edlule

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Recent upgrades broke gmail and audio for Amazon Prime video

Recent updates are causing problmes with gmail and video sound. Using URL https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox I keep seeing a not connected, trying again message. Cl… (funda kabanzi)

Recent updates are causing problmes with gmail and video sound.

Using URL https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox I keep seeing a not connected, trying again message. Closed tab and opened new one with same URL and just get blank white screen. Works fine on Chrome.

Sound does not work on Youtube or Amazon Prime video sometimes. Reopen same URL in Chrome and all is good again.

BTW, it would be useful if Firefox browser upgrades could be skipped. Sometimes one needs to open a browser in a hurry but no can do because Upgrades seem they are going to upgrade, user wishes dismissed. Maybe updates would be a better word than upgrades. Not as bad a Windows but y'all don't want to be like them, do ya? They are the McDonald's of software, they sell a lot of it but it ain't very good.

Thanks for letting me whine. I will go back to my safe space now...

Asked by jvh24521 1 unyaka odlule

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Fonts not looking good on Firefox

I am trying the new gmail in firefox but the fonts both normal and bold look awful. On the contrary if I open it to Chrome they look crisp and overall ok. I am attaching … (funda kabanzi)

I am trying the new gmail in firefox but the fonts both normal and bold look awful. On the contrary if I open it to Chrome they look crisp and overall ok. I am attaching a SS. ANy ideas on how to solve this?

Asked by tzic 3 iminyaka edlule

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How can I keep the Gmail cookie?

I use 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed' and 'Manage Permissions' to allow some cookies. 'Mail.google.com' doesn't work and there's no cookie specific … (funda kabanzi)

I use 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed' and 'Manage Permissions' to allow some cookies. 'Mail.google.com' doesn't work and there's no cookie specific to email in 'Manage Data'.

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Unable to load Gmail after updating to 79.0 on Win 10

After updating to Firefox 79.0 on August 10th, I am unable to load Gmail. When I try to go to Gmail by either 'gmail.com' or 'mail.google.com' the browser will load but w… (funda kabanzi)

After updating to Firefox 79.0 on August 10th, I am unable to load Gmail. When I try to go to Gmail by either 'gmail.com' or 'mail.google.com' the browser will load but will never take me off the current page and eventually stop without any error messages.

I have tried deleting all website cookies and data, reinitialize storage, clearing browser cache, disabling hardware acceleration and trying in safe mode. Deleting cookies and data fixed it for several hours but then it quickly stopped working again.

I've attempted to load Gmail on both Chrome and Edge and it worked fine on both of them.

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Gmail & Google Classroom won't load

I'm a longtime Chrome user trying to move away from that browser. I recently downloaded Firefox and it worked fine for a few days, but now I'm having problems. I keep Gma… (funda kabanzi)

I'm a longtime Chrome user trying to move away from that browser. I recently downloaded Firefox and it worked fine for a few days, but now I'm having problems.

I keep Gmail and Google Classroom open in tabs throughout the day (I'm a teacher). They worked fine in Firefox for a few days, but now both sites constantly load or time out.

The problem seems to go away anytime I restart Firefox, but I can't constantly be restarting Firefox all day long. Why do the sites work for a few minutes and then stop working a few minutes after restarting?

I had AdBlocker Ultimate enabled before, but my friend uses uBlock so I tried changing. No help.

I had a theme installed from the recommended list. I thought that might be a problem, so I went back to the default Firefox theme. No help.

What I'm running: Firefox 89.0.1 MacOS Catalina

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Email content is not showing in Firefox

Firefox is not properly displaying the email content. I can only see the subject line and signatures but not the main content of emails. First I thought it's some issue w… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox is not properly displaying the email content. I can only see the subject line and signatures but not the main content of emails.

First I thought it's some issue with Gmail's new design but then I noticed same strange behavior on different webmail service. Also I heard from a colleague of mine that he has same issue with emails in Firefox.

Any ideas?

Firefox version 62.0, tracking protection enabled + uBlock Origin (disabling/removing uBlock did not change anything) Windows 10

Also tested this on clean installations of Firefox Dev Edition v63.xxx and v63.0b4, no add-ons and tracking protection disabled, with same results - empty emails.

Here you can compare code differences between Chrome and Firefox - https://i.imgur.com/DyjCgXR.png

Asked by foo1 3 iminyaka edlule

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the new firefox. what happened to the home button

problem 1. on 9/12/18 my firefox was updated, probably to the new version. Gmail is no longer recognized. Until 9.11 my desktop and laptop used Firefox and Gmail was rec… (funda kabanzi)

problem 1. on 9/12/18 my firefox was updated, probably to the new version. Gmail is no longer recognized. Until 9.11 my desktop and laptop used Firefox and Gmail was recognized. I still use firefox on my desk top, but on the microsoft 3 tablet I'm switching to another browser until this Gmail problem gets resolved.

problem 2; what happened to home button on the new firefox.

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