Since TB91 behaviour for opening an item in your Thunderbird Lightning calendar has changed from ‘edit item’ to ‘view summary’. Yes, you can click ‘edit’ or hit enter, but it just adds another step to an operation that should be default, or at least be a preference you can set.Continue reading Skip Thunderbird calendar item summary
Another issue …. suddenly the unified folders view was not showing the e-mails anymore from one of my e-mail accounts. Solution? Delete some files and force Thunderbird to recreate it’s unified folders cache.Continue reading Thunderbird Unified Folders
I prefer my most recent emails at the top of the list. Unfortunately Thunderbird (and many other mail clients) do this different.
So how do I change the default sort order?
Change the advanced options!
If you want to sort all mail by Date, Descending (newest at top), change the preferences in the config editor to:
mailnews.default_sort_order: default integer 2 mailnews.default_sort_type: default integer 18
So, what does that 2 stand for? And why 18?Continue reading Descending Sort Order Thunderbird
How can I keep sent messages from appearing twice in the ” sent ” folder. I am using outlook.com and hotmail.com e-mail addresses with IMAP.
Each time I send a message with Thunderbird the sent message is put in the “sent” folder two times.
What setting needs to be changed to in order to have only one copy of the message put in the “sent” folder?
Outlook/Hotmail and gmail automatically put copies of sent mail in the imap sent folder. If you have settings to also keep a copy then two are being put in the sent folder.
right click on imap mail account in Folder Pane select 'Settings' select 'Copies & Folders' in 'When sending messages, automatically:' uncheck : 'Place a copy in:' click OK
Solution was found here.
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I am not the only person with this problem:
Something calendar entries in Lightning register as status Tentative and it shows in a different transparent shade of the calendar color. I can manually change the status to confirmed directly in lightning however that is a pain. Plus, it sounds crazy but having these entries a different shade/color drives me nuts.
Now see: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2318957 for a way to deal with this… except of course, it is not the complete solution and only works after a slight modification. So what to do:Continue reading Transparent calender items in Thunderbird
The Internet is an increasingly complex place, not just in terms of services but also from a technical standpoint, especially with the advent of mobile devices over the past few years.
Everything that happens on the web, from browsing, streaming and messaging to file sharing, downloads and, more recently, backups, is based on protocols that have long started to show their age.
Efforts from Internet giants like Google and Microsoft are aimed at improving the situation, but given the slow rate of standardization and adoption of new protocols (or even extensions to existing protocols), it looks like the process will take a long time.
Email is one of the oldest Internet-based conveniences, just like most of the protocols used to make it all happen: SMTP, POP3 and IMAP. Today we’ll deal with IMAP, which is currently at version 4 revision 1, as standardized by the 12-year-old RFC 3501. Continue reading Thunderbird deleted mails stay on mailserver