Privacy issues of HTML and Images in emails

New TB user here, coming from Mac. I notice my emails look very 'old school' - font wise. I THINK it's because TB is showing plaintext whereas Mac Mail was showing me ht… (funda kabanzi)

New TB user here, coming from Mac. I notice my emails look very 'old school' - font wise. I THINK it's because TB is showing plaintext whereas Mac Mail was showing me html, it looks that way anyway. Or maybe it's 'rich text' rather than html. I'm not sure, but it got me wondering, are there any major privacy/security risks of viewing html emails rather than plaintext? I automatically block all images in emails, always have. but looking at Mac Mail it doesn't look like i blocked html as some emails (newsletter type things) show some nice background colours and buttons etc, whereas the same email on TB is just basic font text.

I'd like my emails to look a BIT prettier, in all honesty, but not if that opens major security/privacy risks.

Would be grateful if someone could offer their thoughts on the above please

Asked by mozilla516 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by mozilla516 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Apple Sonoma 14.4.1 operating system impact on Thunderbird

PC is an Apply Mac Book Pro running latest operating system software: Sonoma 14.4.1 ... after installing 14.4.1, Thunderbird slowed down in all facets: loading mail, open… (funda kabanzi)

PC is an Apply Mac Book Pro running latest operating system software: Sonoma 14.4.1 ... after installing 14.4.1, Thunderbird slowed down in all facets: loading mail, opening selected mail, deleting mail, etc. Anyone else experiencing this issue, if so, were you able to resolve it and how? Thank you!

Asked by speciale4980 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

local folders on remote location "not enough disk space" error

I'm running thunderbird on ubuntu 22.04 connected to external samba shares. I've used local folders on this remote location (samba shares) for may years. Two days ago, w… (funda kabanzi)

I'm running thunderbird on ubuntu 22.04 connected to external samba shares. I've used local folders on this remote location (samba shares) for may years. Two days ago, when I've try to move message from mailbox to local folders I've received error "not enough disk space". There was a plenty of space on that remote location. After several attempts to solve the issue I've found that problem happened when local folders are located remotely. When they are defined as local then everything work fine. I've try to cheat making symbolic link for local folders or even for single subfolder. Result is the same. Everything work fine if local folders are located locally on file system. Any remote location, direct or via symbolic link and even for subfolder, don't allow to move any message to that remote folder. There is enough space and proper R/W access tho that remote location from this machine. How I can return to my normal operation with local folders on remote location?

Asked by krismy1991 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Thunderbird flatpak commit subject doesn't show version number

When encountering a problem with a new release and wanting to downgrade back to an older (working) version - especially if some plugin I depend on hasn't been updated ye… (funda kabanzi)

When encountering a problem with a new release and wanting to downgrade back to an older (working) version - especially if some plugin I depend on hasn't been updated yet. The current version is well marked, but it would be helpful if the older versions had a subject line like "Release 115.x.x (github commit id)" so we can do better than walk back one release at a time. All flatpak examples for rollback show meaningful subject lines, but Thunderbird and other flatpaks I actually use don't seem to.

  1. flatpak remote-info --log flathub app/org.mozilla.Thunderbird

Thunderbird - Thunderbird is a free and open source email, newsfeed, chat, and calendaring client

       ID: org.mozilla.Thunderbird
      Ref: app/org.mozilla.Thunderbird/x86_64/stable
     Arch: x86_64
   Branch: stable
  Version: 115.9.0

...

   Commit: ec99a6e7155ef2ce8fbb88a45c9ce50f3213289cdf6c0f77825b622f30fa7845
   Parent: 6e23bd3c0dbb2ea57192a120e9d4c431ee192e454e0cc11452184392f14e6fab
  Subject: Export org.mozilla.Thunderbird
     Date: 2024-03-19 14:02:18 +0000
  History: 
   Commit: 6e23bd3c0dbb2ea57192a120e9d4c431ee192e454e0cc11452184392f14e6fab
  Subject: Export org.mozilla.Thunderbird
     Date: 2024-03-05 07:25:45 +0000
   Commit: 1d7a72d99a0e77fc16bdd610d356f4eea0626dfaf95fa572744451502b9f4128
  Subject: Export org.mozilla.Thunderbird
     Date: 2024-03-05 07:04:30 +0000

Asked by Jeffrey Goh 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by Jeffrey Goh 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

My mails in archive folders have disappeared

Thunderbird - Problem My email address is: finnvebirk@webspeed.dk (alias: evab@webspeed.dk ) I have used Thunderbird email for many years. I have archive folders with mo… (funda kabanzi)

Thunderbird - Problem

My email address is: finnvebirk@webspeed.dk (alias: evab@webspeed.dk ) I have used Thunderbird email for many years. I have archive folders with more than 50 folders and sub-folders. Overall, I have several thousand emails in my archive folders.

After I wanted to create a sub-folder and move it to another location, the following has happened: All my folders and sub-folders are mixed together and arranged in a changed order. All emails in my archive folders and sub-folders have disappeared - all folders are completely empty. I think maybe a folder called 'Local folders' has disappeared. It is no longer possible to move emails from the Inbox to the empty folders. NOTE: Inbox, Sent and Trash still works.

Question-1: What happened ? What can I do ? Can I recover all my emails in the archive folders ?

Question-2: Can I restore my Thunderbird mail system as it was, e.g. 2 weeks ago ?

Question-3: As an emergency plan (if all my emails are lost !): Can I reset Thunderbird without deleting mails in Inbox, Sent and Trash ? If Yes – How do I do that ?

Asked by finnvebirk 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Google Recurring Tasks Support in Thunderbird

There is no way to create a recurring task in Thunderbird - it seems like they are simply not supported. I've set the synchronization with my Google tasks but when trying… (funda kabanzi)

There is no way to create a recurring task in Thunderbird - it seems like they are simply not supported. I've set the synchronization with my Google tasks but when trying to finish the recurring task through TB the synchronization error appears like I've updated the task on the server. Are there any plans to support recurring tasks?

Asked by Денис Дёмин 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Error accessing nyu.edu email (provided by gmail) from Thunderbird client after nyu password update

Give that I use TB as my desktop client to access my nyu.edu email (provided by google), and that recently I updated my password as periodically requested by nyu admin Wh… (funda kabanzi)

Give that I use TB as my desktop client to access my nyu.edu email (provided by google), and that recently I updated my password as periodically requested by nyu admin When I try to access nyu email a pop up screen come up asking to authenticate with imap.gmail.com. I click next and get a 403 Access Forbidden error (Authentication failure while connecting to server imap.gmail.com.)

Solutions I have tried: 1. Clear cookies, history and cache on browsers and TB; 2. Changed default browsers (Ffox, Ch, Edge); 3. Deleted account in TB and created it again using instructions here https://www.nyu.edu/servicelink/KB0016473 4. Accessed my nyu email on browser to check user name and password. It works. I can access the email.

Nothing seems to work. Still get 403 error. As a result I am unable to authenticate and hence use the email account in TB.

Asked by Music4253 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Music4253 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Thunderbird 115.8.1 unable to write the email to mailbox

Since upgrading to version 115.8.1 I get unable to write email to mailbox . I have three email addresses in my profile. All are POP. One (from yahoo) always hangs and the… (funda kabanzi)

Since upgrading to version 115.8.1 I get unable to write email to mailbox . I have three email addresses in my profile. All are POP. One (from yahoo) always hangs and the other two fail intermittently. OS is Windows 10 64-bit at 22H2 level It doesn't matter if Zonealarm is turned on or off. I have over 300GB of free space on disk.

Full error message: Unable to write the email to the mailbox. Make sure the file system allows you write privileges, and you have enough disk space to copy the mailbox.

Asked by gordon_dlm 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by gordon_dlm 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Échec de la connexion depuis le serveur imap.orange.fr avec le nom d’utilisateur robert.verger0524@orange.fr.

Bonjour Madame/Monsieur. Depuis 2 jours voici le message qui s'affiche à toutes mes tentatives de connexion à ma boite mail : Échec de la connexion depuis le serveu… (funda kabanzi)

Bonjour Madame/Monsieur. Depuis 2 jours voici le message qui s'affiche à toutes mes tentatives de connexion à ma boite mail :

Échec de la connexion depuis le serveur imap.orange.fr avec le nom d’utilisateur robert.verger0524@orange.fr.

Que dois-je faire ? Cordialement. Dr. Robert Verger.

Asked by robert.verger0524 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Can receive but can't send emails via Thunderbird.

I'm with BT and recently changed my password with them. Presumably as a direct result I can still receive emails through Thunderbird but can't send them (though both work… (funda kabanzi)

I'm with BT and recently changed my password with them. Presumably as a direct result I can still receive emails through Thunderbird but can't send them (though both work fine if I use BT's own web service).

Initially I was getting 'timed out' responses but I've been running through some of the previously suggested fixes and am now at the point where I'm trying to enter the password (to login to BT server) and it's not being recognised.

All of the primary account settings seem okay, so I'm running out of ideas that aren't beyond my limited level! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,

Asked by IanC 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

The setting "place a copy in" does NOT work for Forward, only Reply

Hi! I presumed that the settings for copies to self when sending works for both replies and forwards, but I just discovered that it only works for replies. That is NOT s… (funda kabanzi)

Hi!

I presumed that the settings for copies to self when sending works for both replies and forwards, but I just discovered that it only works for replies. That is NOT satisfactory, and not logical - if you ask me.

I think it worked until about 2 years ago, when Thunderbird was seriously damaged by "updates", and has not yet recovered fully...

I have attached an anonymized screenshot of the "Place a copy in" settings. The sending email address is behind 3 of the erased areas. Only "Bcc these" is different.

Any solution would be appreciated. Thank you.

Asked by Henrik R. 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Henrik R. 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

How do I format my signature?

Left Mac Mail for TB (on Fedora). I am trying to replicate my signature from Mac Mail but I can't seem to format it nicely. I had some legal disclaimer text which was s… (funda kabanzi)

Left Mac Mail for TB (on Fedora). I am trying to replicate my signature from Mac Mail but I can't seem to format it nicely. I had some legal disclaimer text which was small font (8) and gray rather than black. I tried pasting the text into the signature box in account settings but it's just plain text. is there some way to activate a rich text/html editor to make it look a bit nicer? thanks

Asked by mozilla516 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by mozilla516 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Cannot copy text in Thunderbird

Hi, I use thunderbird ver. 115.9.0 on Garuda Linux Gnome (Arch based distro). From some time I noticed I cannot copy in app. I cannot copy text from messeges or copy text… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, I use thunderbird ver. 115.9.0 on Garuda Linux Gnome (Arch based distro). From some time I noticed I cannot copy in app. I cannot copy text from messeges or copy text from popup window with thunderbird version. I try to change theme but it don'y help.

Regards.

Asked by skweresp 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by skweresp 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Thunderbird : "subscribe" to folders (POP)

Hello, I use Thunderbird portable. I imported as Imap an existing account at Infomaniak.com but all the personal folders and subfolders were missing. No problem, just rig… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I use Thunderbird portable. I imported as Imap an existing account at Infomaniak.com but all the personal folders and subfolders were missing. No problem, just right-click on the account and choose "subscribe" ("s'abonner" in French), ticking all the proposed folders. So in IMAP it works, but if you set the account as Pop3, the "subscribe" function doesn't appear. I need Pop3 for an account to be imported into Thunderbird. How can I do this ?

Thanks for your help !

Asked by temp1600 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by temp1600 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

subfolder not displaying any emails, troubleshoot mode subfolder icon gray not yellow

Today I tried to look up a previous email that I'd filed in a subfolder, but the folder displayed no emails. If I click on the subfolder above it, it shows me the number … (funda kabanzi)

Today I tried to look up a previous email that I'd filed in a subfolder, but the folder displayed no emails. If I click on the subfolder above it, it shows me the number of emails and displays the list of emails. Then when I click on the subfolder I want, it displays the name and number of emails for the previous subfolder I looked at.

I tried troubleshoot mode, but still no luck, and the folder is gray instead of yellow like all the others.

I'm using Thunderbird 115.9.0 (32 bit), Windows 11 Home 64-bit.

I've been using Thunderbird for years and have never had this problem before.

Hoping someone will have some advice!

Asked by red2024 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

TB Will not download emails for 1 account on PC, but works fine on Android

Symptom: 1. TB stopped downloading new emails for one account on PC. Solutions Tried without success: 1. Checked Email configuration and settings 2. Restart TB 3. Reb… (funda kabanzi)

Symptom:

1. TB stopped downloading new emails for one account on PC.

Solutions Tried without success:

1. Checked Email configuration and settings 2. Restart TB 3. Rebuild Global Database by deleting global-messages-db.sqlite file. 4. Delete Saved passwords. 5. Delete all emails on webserver dating back to when problem began. 6. Change password on webserver.

Additional information.

Current version of TB: Version 115.9.0 Windows Version: Windows 10 Home 22H2 Email Webserver: Ionos Email Protocol: POP3

Issue Details: I use TB on my desktop to manage many different email accounts. Some from Gmail and some from Ionos. Last week, TB stopped downloading emails from one of my Ionos accounts. It still downloads from my other Ionos account and my gmail accounts. I use Aquamail on my Android device and it continues to be able to download emails for this same account. Additionally, I have a laptop with TB and it continues to download emails from this account without issue.

If you need additional information, please ask. Suggesting switching to IMAP is not useful and not a solution to my issue. I respectfully request that you Please do not go there (been down this road before). I want to fix the problem, not go around it.

Asked by Johnhoward28 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by Johnhoward28 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Calendar Invites

The attendees I select are not receiving their invites to my calendar events. My version of Thunderbird (TB) is 115.9.0 (64-bit). I check my sent folder and it does not … (funda kabanzi)

The attendees I select are not receiving their invites to my calendar events. My version of Thunderbird (TB) is 115.9.0 (64-bit). I check my sent folder and it does not send. Older versions of TB, the Calendar invite worked and I can see it was sent from the sent folder. Please note that I am not tech savvy and I need a solution that an average person can employ. If someone has a solution, please get it in step by step instructions and assume I know next to nothing.

Asked by Aaron Ortiz 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

How to sync (duplicate) Calendar Events between multiple accounts?

I would like to have a unified calendar that when an event is added to my gmail or outlook calendar it gets copied to the unified calendar. Is that possible? … (funda kabanzi)

I would like to have a unified calendar that when an event is added to my gmail or outlook calendar it gets copied to the unified calendar.

Is that possible?

Asked by mesho_msn3333 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by mesho_msn3333 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule