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Why does Thunderbird try to enable end-to-end encryption with almost everyone even though I don't have keys corresponding to them?

Hey all - Pretty much what the title specifies. I've got a locally-installed copy of Thunderbird here, and it is somewhat erratic in who it tries to send email messages t… (read more)

Hey all -

Pretty much what the title specifies. I've got a locally-installed copy of Thunderbird here, and it is somewhat erratic in who it tries to send email messages to encrypted - sometimes it merely signs them (which is the expected, desired behavior), and other times, it assumes that I want to encrypt messages between me and this correspondent. One problem: I literally do not have any GPG/PGP keys on my system for anyone but myself, and I don't even have "Require encryption by default" selected in my account's "End-To-End Encryption" settings under "Account Settings".

For what it's worth, I'm very glad that Thunderbird has added GPG/PGP encryption by default, but so far Enigmail's implementation worked very well. It would automatically - and correctly - identify if you HAD a user's public key, and then encrypt correspondence between you and them, and otherwise (if lacking a corresponding public key) would simply sign emails. This worked perfectly for years. Hopefully I'm just missing a setting, but it'd be nice to get this to stop.

I've attached some screenshots with examples of what I'm getting, and what my settings are.

Asked by Bean-Spoil 1 day ago

Last reply by christ1 8 hours ago

Thunderbird doesn't save passwords

Although I tick the 'save password' for my freenet mail account, the password is not saved, I have to enter it everytime opening Thunderbird or sending a mail. OS is Wind… (read more)

Although I tick the 'save password' for my freenet mail account, the password is not saved, I have to enter it everytime opening Thunderbird or sending a mail. OS is Windows 8 Latest release of Thunderbird Can you help? Thanks Dirk

Asked by dirk.winterling 2 months ago

Last reply by mrbadger42 2 days ago

Thunderbird

Dzień Dobry Od kilu dni jestem użytkownikiem skrzynki pocztowej Thunderbird, wcześniej korzystałem z Outlooka , korzystam z ustawień po IMAP ponieważ pracują na tej skrzy… (read more)

Dzień Dobry Od kilu dni jestem użytkownikiem skrzynki pocztowej Thunderbird, wcześniej korzystałem z Outlooka , korzystam z ustawień po IMAP ponieważ pracują na tej skrzynce różne osoby i na różnych urządzeniach, i mam problem podobny jak na Outlooku z wyszukiwaniem wiadomości usuniętych, zrobiłem test na konkretnym adresie email , wiadomość którą szukam jest w folderze KOSZ natomiast w wynikach wyszukiwania poszukując po konkretnym adresie email nie jest ona wyświetlana, co może być przyczyną takiej sytuacji jakich powinien używać ustawień synchronizacji itp ? w wynikach wyszukiwania pokazują się wiadomości do 20.01.2022 natomiast wiadomość którą szukam jest z 21.001.2022 i już w wynikach szukanie nie jest ona wyswietlana.

Asked by kichu231 4 days ago

Last reply by sfhowes 4 days ago

Tbird passowrd & Verizon.net server

I have Verizon.net e-mail. Tbird 91.5.0 64 bit Win 10. A few days ago, 1-18-22, I can no longer access this account thru Tbird, the password does not work any more. I do… (read more)

I have Verizon.net e-mail. Tbird 91.5.0 64 bit Win 10. A few days ago, 1-18-22, I can no longer access this account thru Tbird, the password does not work any more. I do not have my password stored since I prefer to enter it manually everytime I start Tbird. Since AOL now controls verizon.net e-mail accounts I can get to the e-mail there. I have tried the app password thru AOL and that password when entered into Tbird will work for that session until I close Tbird for the night. What am I missing? What can I do ? Please help I am 67 and depend on this daily.

Asked by kc3am 6 days ago

Last reply by Matt 6 days ago

Office 365 Message Encryption

Is it possible to read in Thunderbird email messages encrypted with "Office 365 Message Encryption" ? When such email is received, it says that: "XXX has sent you a prote… (read more)

Is it possible to read in Thunderbird email messages encrypted with "Office 365 Message Encryption" ?

When such email is received, it says that:

"XXX has sent you a protected message. " Then there is a blue "Read the message" which takes me to Office 365 OWA and from there I can read the email. But I was wondering if it's possible to read it directly from Thunderbird?

I'm using Thunderbird 91.5.0 (32-bit) with IMAP connection to outlook.office365.com

Thanks

Asked by darkocabro 1 week ago

Last reply by christ1 1 week ago

can not login to mailbox on thunderbird

I've been using Thunderbird for years. I have recently added mails to my mobile phone, but want to continue receiving my mails on my laptop, as that is where I will send … (read more)

I've been using Thunderbird for years. I have recently added mails to my mobile phone, but want to continue receiving my mails on my laptop, as that is where I will send out from. Lat few days I have not been able to send mails, and can now not even access my mails, and get a message mentioning imap login failed. I do not know what that means, nor am computer savvy. Is there an easy way to fix this, or if not, do I lose all my mails if I decide to stop using this mailbox in future

I will not be able to access answers you send on this mail, which makes the problem even more irritating

Asked by badminton.mml 1 week ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 week ago

Password problems

Good day to you, I am looking for help with hopefully what is a basic problem that can easily be resolved on my Thunderbird e-mail. I have been unable to connect to my ac… (read more)

Good day to you,

I am looking for help with hopefully what is a basic problem that can easily be resolved on my Thunderbird e-mail.

I have been unable to connect to my account for 4 days with pop-s from G Mail telling me on my phone: “Credentials needed. Enter credentials for my e-mail address.”

On my desktop I am getting the following message: "Enter your password for your e-mail on mail.madasafish.com. Use Password Manager to remember this password. Sign In." For some reason I couldn't paste or attach the screenshot.

I have been entering the password over these last few days, but with no success, knowing that I have the correct password having checked on my saved passwords for Thunderbird.

I would appreciate it if somebody could help.

Asked by stixman 2 weeks ago

Last reply by AgnesRM 1 week ago

Junk control in Thunderbird

I recently tried to train Thunderbird junk control to detect junk mail and move it to the junk mail folder. Now Thunderbird is moving all incoming mail into the junk mail… (read more)

I recently tried to train Thunderbird junk control to detect junk mail and move it to the junk mail folder. Now Thunderbird is moving all incoming mail into the junk mail folder. What has gone wrong?

Many thanks Wernher Hillebrand

Asked by Wernher 2 weeks ago

Last reply by AgnesRM 1 week ago

Sharing profile simultneously between windows and windows 10

My windows7 server died so I've had to move to a new Windows10 server Previously I had no issues simultaneously running Thunderbird on both the Windows7 Server and my Win… (read more)

My windows7 server died so I've had to move to a new Windows10 server Previously I had no issues simultaneously running Thunderbird on both the Windows7 Server and my Windows8 laptop simultaneously using the same profile stored on a shared network drive. Both instances were started using "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe" -profile "\\VOYAGER\Tolkeen\Profiles\qv3iz8xf.default" Since I've moved to the Windows10 server I can only run on 1 machine at a time. If I try and start Thunderbird on the other machine I get the "Thunderbird is already running but is not responding. The Old Thunderbird...." error. So what gives, why can I no longer share the profile between 2 instances of Thunderbird?

Asked by pettylarsony 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 1 week ago

unable to access account

Explain how to access account if Thunderbird keeps denying access. Everything was fine and dandy as of Dec 17th. I can access through aol mail, but prefer thunderbird an… (read more)

Explain how to access account if Thunderbird keeps denying access. Everything was fine and dandy as of Dec 17th. I can access through aol mail, but prefer thunderbird and aol doesn't include all past i messages that thunderbird lists

Asked by hjm3 3 weeks ago

Last reply by AgnesRM 1 week ago

Windows and IOS devices cannot access Verizon.net email on AOL

I need step by step instructions on how to assure that the password in Thunderbird and the one in Verizon.net email hosted on AOL match. I've had this problem several tim… (read more)

I need step by step instructions on how to assure that the password in Thunderbird and the one in Verizon.net email hosted on AOL match. I've had this problem several times before and it's always been a hassle to fix. I've now been down for 7 days on both my Windows and IOS phone/laptop (Win10 and IOS email access went down at the same time) and I'm at a complete loss as to what to do. Someone answered my request for help a few days ago but assumed I knew more about what/where/how than I do. H E L P!

Asked by Rick's Firefox 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 1 week ago

Thunderbird password no longer works

I need someone to talk me through replacing a password with one that works. On line instructions do not match with the version of the application I have on my computer. … (read more)

I need someone to talk me through replacing a password with one that works. On line instructions do not match with the version of the application I have on my computer. This is happening on my wife's email address: ... @gmail.com. Her email works ok on her cell phone connection but because of the password problem on the desktop computer we cannot download messages to Thunderbird on that PC.

If you want to send info to my address that I can see on the PC then send it to ... @centurylink.net OR you can call me at ...


edited sensitive information from public and search/spam bots view on this community forum. nobody here does support by phone, chat and or email.

Asked by jandrdwyer70 3 weeks ago

Last reply by AgnesRM 2 weeks ago

Could not download emails to my PC, needed to replace password, now I have no password for this account

For my joint account with my wife for ... @gmail.com we have been unable to download emails to our PC. The password for that account was no longer recognized. Got instruc… (read more)

For my joint account with my wife for ... @gmail.com we have been unable to download emails to our PC. The password for that account was no longer recognized. Got instructions from sfhowes at your support site (see below).

"Check that the incoming server is pop.gmail.com or imap.gmail.com, and check that the outgoing is smtp.gmail.com. Set the authentication method to OAuth2 for both servers. Accept cookies in TB Preferences/Privacy & Security, and in the same section remove passwords from Saved Passwords. Then, restart TB and enter the current, working account (not app) password in the OAuth window to allow TB access. "

Instructions came through via my email address: ... @centurylink.net As a result of these steps the password that was in the system for our joint email address has been deleted.

Without a password I can not follow any of your instructions to restore normal activity for the ... @gmail.com account. There are hundreds of emails on the website for this account but we cannot save any to our PC.

I keep getting messages from you about signing in to this account which requires a temporary security code to do so. We receive the code on my wife's cell phone but after it is entered we are asked again for a password which is what is missing in the first place,... OR your system simply tells me that I should get another temporary security code. It's just a big circle that gets me no where.

I need to talk to someone in person. My phone number is ... ... ... ... ... p.s. let me know if you need any other form of identification


edited sensitive information in this thread from public and search/spam bots view on this community forum. nobody here or at Mozilla does one on one support.

Asked by jandrdwyer70 2 weeks ago

Last reply by AgnesRM 2 weeks ago

Don't require primary password on every Thunderbird open, but still protect passwords

Hi, To protect my passwords, I want to only make them visible after entering a password. Be it the Thunderbird primary password, or the OS password. However, setting a pr… (read more)

Hi,

To protect my passwords, I want to only make them visible after entering a password. Be it the Thunderbird primary password, or the OS password.

However, setting a primary password requires entering it every time I open TB. I find this annoying. Can you 'move' the password-barrier from opening the program, deeper into the program, to when actually accessing the passwords?

To me it would be a middle ground between security and ease-of-use.

Asked by batteryfrog 2 weeks ago

Last reply by david 2 weeks ago

Alias appears as sender from email addresses without an alias

For public postings, like this one, I use an alias ("Gnosos" in this case) to preserve my privacy. But when I send email messages directly to other people, I want them to… (read more)

For public postings, like this one, I use an alias ("Gnosos" in this case) to preserve my privacy. But when I send email messages directly to other people, I want them to see my real name instead of the alias. (E.g., I'm asking a vendor to apply bulk discounts to an proposed purchase of office furniture.)

But after I send such messages using my personal email account issued by my ISP, that has no alias, and inspect them in my "sent" folder, I see the alias, "Gnosos," as the "From" address. Yet I am unable to find any connection between the sending account and this alias.

One possible suspect is the number of different accounts that use Gmail's SMTP server. Besides my personal Gmail account, my employer and alma mater both issued me email accounts based on GSuite which uses the Gmail SMTP server. Since I use the alias on my personal Gmail account, but neither of the two GSuite accounts, perhaps my personal account is somehow contaminating the other two Gmail-based accounts. But I still can't imagine how this could affect my ISP email account, which uses an entirely different SMTP server.

Can someone suggest what the problem might be, or at least how to troubleshoot this problem?

Thanks.

Asked by Gnosos 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 2 weeks ago