Mail User Agent (MUA) and newsgroup/RSS client for X11 derived from the Mozilla suite.
add an example, a script, a trick and tips
Thunderbird, chat extension, what about notification
FiltaQuilla is an add-on that
enables the user to properly and precisely configure
notifications, based on built-in filters or enhanced filters.
Maybe one could try to extend its functionality to filter/notify
chat messages. I don't have a full answer here, but it might be a
good start. I would not be surprised if the developer of this
add-on would make something for chat.
How to stop smiley in Thunderbird showing up as a J?
This Lifehacker article has some explanation on
what's going on. What it basically says is that when the sender
types in a ":)" character, their Outlook automatically converts
it into a smiley rendered in the Wingdings font. As far as I
know, this happens when Outlook uses Word to edit email messages.
At the moment, I'm on a box with Outlook installed, not
Thunderbird. Is it possible for you to change the encoding to
ISO-8859-1 to see what happens?
command line method to paste file into Thunderbird compose window?
How about using the compose command line?
thunderbird -compose "firstname.lastname@example.org',subject='Test',body='`cat /tmp/out/txt`' "
convert .dbx (outlook express) mail files to a mbox format (for thunderbird) w/o Windows?
Since no one posted a solution that was implemented nor throughly
documented, I will post my solution.
As above, I simply went to a friends house who has windows
installed and did the conversion the way that everyone else does
it... on windows...
Another way to do this would be to run a virtual machine to do
what you need but I did not have my discs as this wasn't a
solution for me.
Double-click selection to select by word in Thunderbird for Linux?
It's doing that for me by default in Ubuntu 9.04. Tested it in
both Firefox and Terminal. â€“ djhowell Oct 12
'09 at 18:53
All credit to djhowell, i'm just
after some free/easy points!!1 ;)
Where is the about:config box in Thunderbird 17?
In Firefox 17 the installation defaults don't give a menu at the
top, just a set of tool buttons.
On the right side of the Tool bar there is a button with 3
horizontal lines which
'Displays the Application
Menu'. Click on that and select
Preferences. Select the
Advanced icon which
should be on the right. The first tab is
Config Editor button wlll be on the bottom
Is there a way to change Thunderbird's file permissions when saving attachments?
The application should be using what umask is set to.
What is the output of the following 2 commands ?:
cat `which thunderbird`|grep umask
read localhost e-mail with thunderbird
My first suggestion would have been to set up a simple POP or
IMAP server, but this email suggests that Thunderbird has native
support for local mail accounts via the movemail account
type. I have never tried this out, and in your position I would
probably just set up something like Dovecot (which is a
Actually, to be honest, in your position I would simply use
that's not necessarily the best choice for all people.
EDIT: Additional discussion about Thunderbird
and movemail is here.
Is there a simple way to sync thunderbird contacts between computers, like firefox sync?
There are a couple of options I have used:
- Google Sync which syncs your contacts to Google.
- Contact sync like Addressbooks Synchronizer software which
uploads your contacts to a server. (I used an IMAP folder.)
- Export contacts and load them into LDAP.
- Use Zindus to sync contacts. (Same idea as the second option
- Other similar sync options. Search addons for sync.
EDIT: Contact sync software maintains a copy of your contacts
somewhere and synchronizes your contacts to the that copy. The
cycle is usually something like:
- Download synchronization copy from server.
- Update local copy with changes.
- Generate new synchronization copy and upload to server.
I am currently using gContactSync to sync my contacts.
provides IMAP/POP support, a built-in RSS reader, support
for HTML mail, powerful quick search, saved search folders,
advanced message filtering, junk mail controls, message
grouping, labels, return receipts, smart address book LDAP
address completion, import tools, and the ability to manage
multiple identities in email and newsgroup accounts.
Thunderbird provides enterprise and government grade
security such as S/MIME, digital signing, message
encryption, and support for certificates and security
If no profile is given to the
-P option, the profile manager will pop-up. You will
be allowed to create or select a profile. Thunderbird then
launches with the selected profile.