When Thunderbird compacts my email accounts, occasionally it will create duplicates of some of the emails

How can I stop Thunderbird from creating copies of emails in certain email folders when it compacts those folders? I will sometimes find 4 or more (10 in some cases) whe… (read more)

How can I stop Thunderbird from creating copies of emails in certain email folders when it compacts those folders? I will sometimes find 4 or more (10 in some cases) when I go back and try to clean out these folders.

Asked by smileydoc 4 minutes ago

Reading Email Headers

I've been 'talking' with a guy for months abut shipping one of my high end gazebo kits to Egypt. I'm getting the feeling though that he's maybe trying to scam me. He's be… (read more)

I've been 'talking' with a guy for months abut shipping one of my high end gazebo kits to Egypt. I'm getting the feeling though that he's maybe trying to scam me.

He's been emailing me from Texas but says he's now in Australia for a week. Is there any way you can see, by looking at the Header / whatever, if this latest email from him came from Australia? If it didn't I'll know for sure it's a scam.

Asked by JoeFromSD 3 days ago

Last reply by JoeFromSD 13 minutes ago

resintalled 91.13.1 after 103 froze in linux, now no lightning calendar

OS: Linux Mint 20.3 - Thunderbird auto-updated to 103, and became unusable although everything including lightning was there (non-responsive, CPU pegged at 97%). So I un… (read more)

OS: Linux Mint 20.3 - Thunderbird auto-updated to 103, and became unusable although everything including lightning was there (non-responsive, CPU pegged at 97%). So I unistalled, found 91.13.1 and reinstalled. Old profile didn't work, so I had to recreate my entire profile, but now there is no lightning calendar/task list. The add-on manger doesn't show it, and it does not appear in the lists. Running sudo apt install xul-ext-lightning tells me that lightning is already the newest version, so it's in the system, but not displaying. Attempting to insert into the config editor extensions.installedDistroAddon.{e2fda1a4-762b-4020-b5ad-a41df1933103} (which did not exist) and set it to true, does not help. How do I get Lightning to work again in this version of TB? Thanks. - Elmar

Asked by etschme 1 hour ago

help with imap/pop

my thunderbird email was set up in a way that if i would delete an email on thunderbird it would also delete it from my mail app on my iphone. which is fine but on the ot… (read more)

my thunderbird email was set up in a way that if i would delete an email on thunderbird it would also delete it from my mail app on my iphone. which is fine but on the other hand when i would delete the email on my phone, it would stay in thunderbird on my pc (which is the way i want it to be). Now for some reason something changed and when i delete an email from my phone it also deletes it from TB on my pc. how do i go back to how it was ? thanks

Asked by bostondave231 4 hours ago

Last reply by bostondave231 1 hour ago

My password doesn't work, I need to get into my Thunderbird ASAP, please help me, stevecannon@mail.com

bold textI set my password this AM to: Arizona1...... to go into Thunderbill, it will not let me in, don't know what to do? My phone number is 602 615 0837, can you help … (read more)

bold textI set my password this AM to: Arizona1...... to go into Thunderbill, it will not let me in, don't know what to do? My phone number is 602 615 0837, can you help me PLEASE?

Asked by stevecannon1 2 hours ago

Last reply by stevecannon1 2 hours ago

Thunderbird can't update; asks for fresh copy

I see this question has been asked often, but I can't find an answer. So apologies if I waste time repeating other threads. I keep getting a popup on starting Thunderbir… (read more)

I see this question has been asked often, but I can't find an answer. So apologies if I waste time repeating other threads.

I keep getting a popup on starting Thunderbird. If may not appear every time, but often. It tells me I cannot upgrade to the latest version and that I need to download a fresh copy. If I dismiss the pop-up, I can continue to use Thunderbird. And if I look under Help, About, it tells me that I have the latest version. If I look further, the version I do have is 102.2.2, which I gather is indeed the latest.

I had Thunderbird set to alert me to new versions so that I then set the upgrade in motion as I also do with Firefox. Of course, that made the popup's pronouncement of failure doubly puzzling, as I had not asked it to try. Further, just in case it might solve this issue, I changed settings so that Thunderbird would update automatically. That has not helped. Same popup message persists.

What can and should I do? Thank you,

Asked by jhaber3 2 hours ago

Thunderbird email

On September 20,2022 I upgraded my Thunderbird account to the last version 102.3. When I was deleting a message on my computer windows 10, the same message was being d… (read more)

On September 20,2022 I upgraded my Thunderbird account to the last version 102.3. When I was deleting a message on my computer windows 10, the same message was being deleted on my i-phone 13 and i-pad at the same time. After the last version update, it doesn't delete any more. Now I have to delete the same message three times. Thank you, Ara Kanca

Asked by akanca 2 hours ago

Incoming emails that are meant to arrive silently are triggering notification in system tray and Local Folder

Ever since the big upgrade a few weeks ago (the one that introduced the Spaces Toolbar), email addresses that SHOULDN'T be giving me a notification of new mail, are. It's… (read more)

Ever since the big upgrade a few weeks ago (the one that introduced the Spaces Toolbar), email addresses that SHOULDN'T be giving me a notification of new mail, are. It's very annoying to then go to the program and discover it's an unimportant email I've been alerted to.

More detailed explanation: I use the global inbox to receive email from 7 different email addresses. I've set up a complex set of filters to colour code the emails and some of them are set to be marked-as-read as soon as they arrive. They're the kind of emails I want to read the next time I look at the program but don't want to be alerted to them. But since the recent upgrade to Thunderbird a few weeks ago, I now get alerted that new email has arrived in my system tray (icon with red dot) and 'Local Folders' (the words) are bold and blue, even when these 'marked-as-read' emails arrive. Is there anyway to stop being notified that emails that are meant to arrive silently do not trigger notifications? It worked perfectly before the recent big upgrade.

I'm currently on Thunderbird 102.3.1 (Windows 10). I haven't changed anything about my email.

Many thanks, Averill

Asked by Averill Buchanan 3 hours ago

Windows 11 update 21H2 seems to have inverted colors

I am running Windows 11 Pro , 64 bit, and just updated to version 21H2. When I did so, my Thunderbird (102.3.1) immediately started opening with a black background and wh… (read more)

I am running Windows 11 Pro , 64 bit, and just updated to version 21H2. When I did so, my Thunderbird (102.3.1) immediately started opening with a black background and white letters, which is the opposite of what it has in the past. I want to go back... can't seem to find a way to do it. The closest I could come is getting the preview pane and the message itself to open correctly, but the window listing emails is unchanged. Help, please!

Asked by wdbronsonea 3 hours ago

Thunderbid 102, how to sync with Nextcloud now that tbsync and dav-4-tbsync addons are incompatible?

Today I received from Ubuntu's repo the update to Thunderbird 102.2.2. I have linked Thunderbird with my Nextcloud instance https://docs.nextcloud.com/server/19/user_man… (read more)

Today I received from Ubuntu's repo the update to Thunderbird 102.2.2.

I have linked Thunderbird with my Nextcloud instance https://docs.nextcloud.com/server/19/user_manual/pim/sync_thunderbird.html

this is done by using 2 addons: - https://addons.thunderbird.net/en/thunderbird/addon/tbsync/ - https://addons.thunderbird.net/en/thunderbird/addon/dav-4-tbsync/

unfortunately they are both incompatible with Thunderbird 102 therefore automatically disabled.

How can I use Thunberbird 102 with Nexcloud?

Asked by nulll 14 hours ago

Last reply by nulll 3 hours ago

Html only displaying as source

Good morning, Since upgrading to ver. 102, some email do not display html properly. All I see is the code. This only happens occasionally and mostly with newsletter type … (read more)

Good morning,

Since upgrading to ver. 102, some email do not display html properly. All I see is the code. This only happens occasionally and mostly with newsletter type emails. I am a chef and receive a number of food related newsletters.

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

Ed

Asked by ekasky 4 hours ago

Excessive CPU usage after upgrading to 102.3.1 (32-bit) on Windows 10

Thunderbird automatically upgraded to version 102.3.1 (32-bit) this morning when my Windows 10 computer restarted after a Windows Update. Since then, Task Manager shows t… (read more)

Thunderbird automatically upgraded to version 102.3.1 (32-bit) this morning when my Windows 10 computer restarted after a Windows Update. Since then, Task Manager shows thunderbird.exe to be consistently using 5-10% of the CPU. If I go to offline mode, the usage goes to 0. This is new behavior after the upgrade. Any suggestions for fixing that would be appreciated.

Asked by william.m.miller 9 hours ago

Last reply by william.m.miller 4 hours ago

Customize address book edit window in TB 102? (Detailed critique).

Attached are screenshots of the "new" (v102) TB address book edit screen, and the "old" one. I am very unhappy with the new edit screen, for several reasons. The old edi… (read more)

Attached are screenshots of the "new" (v102) TB address book edit screen, and the "old" one.

I am very unhappy with the new edit screen, for several reasons. The old edit dialog was able to display twelve fields in about half the screen real estate that the new version requires to display only five fields. In the new screen, the top 25% displays the name, nickname, and email fields, which is just redundant information from the edit fields beneath it. (Personally, I never use the photograph field, so that's completely wasted space for me.) Lastly, in the old edit dialog, the tabs required only a single click to access other fields. The new screen requires me to scroll some arbitrary distance as I have to monitor what is passing by for the desired field. Scrolling is a much less precise and far more time-consuming operation.

My guess is that the new format is tailored for mobile users where scrolling is pretty much the only option. As a desktop user it is very frustrating to see the user interface degraded in order to support mobile users. I suppose the TB team is committed to this change so I'm not likely to get the old dialog back. But is there a way to customize the display in the new edit screen? Perhaps by modifying the css or javascript to eliminate the header and remove extraneous whitespace?

Asked by jdalbey 5 hours ago

Attaching files from the local OneDrive folder

Hi Everyone, I am currently running Thunderbird 102.3.1 (64-bit) on Windows 11 and in general it works fine, despite a few irritating things since the last update (e.g. n… (read more)

Hi Everyone,

I am currently running Thunderbird 102.3.1 (64-bit) on Windows 11 and in general it works fine, despite a few irritating things since the last update (e.g. new folders use thread view and I don't want that, but that is another topic...).

My main problem is with attaching files to my emails, when they are saved in OneDrive. I often get an error message that I should check if I have access to the file. Of course I have, it is on my computer.

However, I suspect it has to do with files stored in the local OneDrive folder. Usually the files that cause this problem have the blue "synchronizing" symbol instead of the green tick mark in a circle when they are synchronized. This might actually be a Microsoft OneDrive issue, but I wanted to understand if others have the same issue and if there is a way around it.

My current projects are all stored within the local OneDrive folder, so that there is an online version/backup and easy access for colleagues. So far so good. If I try to drag and drop such a file into a Thunderbird email to send it to someone I can't, because Thunderbird complains that I might not have access to the file.

In my view this file should be stored on my computer and being synchronized to OneDrive Cloud. So it should be available to Thunderbird. However, I am now wondering if it is actually first stored in OneDrive and the synchronizing symbol means it is being currently downloaded/synchronized to my computer. Which would explain that Thunderbird can't access the file. Because when I open the file in for example word and then share it via email, it works. But this opens a new email and then I have to copy the file from this empty email into the email I would like to respond, which is fairly annoying and actually an unnecessary additional step in the workflow.

Also, the "synchronizing" symbol stays for quite a while. Small documents shouldn't really take that long to synchronize, I have a relatively new and powerful computer and the internet connection is also quite good.

So I would like to know if others have similar experiences, if there is a way around it.

Asked by Holch 6 hours ago

Last reply by Holch 6 hours ago

"Search" boxes have disappeared.

Hi, folks- Recently, the "search" boxes- both of them- disappeared from my T-bird display, so I can no longer search for emails by sender or subject. I've gone through th… (read more)

Hi, folks- Recently, the "search" boxes- both of them- disappeared from my T-bird display, so I can no longer search for emails by sender or subject. I've gone through the settings and checked the FAQ's, but can't find any solution. Any idea how to restore them? I'm on a PC, running W10. Thanks. -John

Asked by oaklander 6 hours ago