How to add Gmail SMTP in Thunderbird

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Gmail’s authentication is secured by rejecting access from less secure apps. By default, adding Gmail SMTP in Thunderbird with your Google account password as SMTP authentication password will not work. And Google is beginning to shut off Google Account access to less secure apps. To solve this, the method is to use OAuth2 authentication instead
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How to Synchronize Thunderbird Calendar and Address Book with Office365 Exchange Online using ActiveSync

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Thunderbird is a nice email client available on Linux and Windows. With the Lightning plugin, Thunderbird can support calendar functions well. Exchange is a widely used email and calendar/address book service software. Office 365 provide the cloud version of Exchange named Office 365 Exchange Online. Although Exchange Online provide IMAP for synchronizing emails, it provides
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How to fix the huge emoji icons in Unbuntu 18.04 for Thunderbird?

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In Ubuntu 18.04, Thunderbird shows huge emoji icons in the email list. The emoji covers other text and is several lines higher and wider than other charactors. How to solve it? This is likely caused by the fonts. Find out the *emoji* fonts installed in your system by sudo apt list *emoji* and remove those
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Thunderbird Addons to Make Thunderbird Easier to Use

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Thunderbird is powerful and feature rich. But different users have different needs and it is not feasible to include all features into the base software, where a plugin system shines. Thunderbird, similar to Firefox from Mozilla, supports addons/plugins and has a large ecosystems. Here, we will introduce several addons to Thunderbird that make Thunderbird easier
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How to hide my private IP in Email header in Thunderbird?

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It seems Thunderbird sends out my private/lan IP to the SMTP server. For example, in an Email sent out by Thunderbird, the header contains Received: from [192.168.1.2] (example.com [1.2.3.4]) by mail.example.com (Postfix) with ESMTPSA id 92CD297DEA; It is fine that the SMTP server records the public IP (1.2.3.4) as it is what it sees. But
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How to make Evolution not wrap lines in composed Emails?

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Evolution seems wrap long lines automatically in “Plain Text” mode. How to make Evolution not wrap lines in composed Emails? Evolution does not have (so far) “Flowing Text” mode where “the text is soft broken at the composer edge, but those soft breaks aren’t translated to hard breaks when the mail is sent” ( Reference:
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How to enable Email address auto completion in Evolution?

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Does Evolution support automatic email address filling/completing in the “To” or “CC” fields which is commonly seen in other Email clients such as Thunderbird. Is is possible and how to enable Email address auto completion in Evolution? Evolution supports the contact autocompletion. To enable it, do as follows in Evolution. In Evolution Preferences dialog, in
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How to find all available versions of a package in dpkg, apt-get or aptitude?

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How to find all available versions of a package in dpkg, apt-get or aptitude? To list available versions of a package: apt-cache showpkg <package-name> For example, to check all versions of thunderbird: $ sudo apt-cache showpkg thunderbird Package: thunderbird Versions: 1:31.1.1+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-updates_main_binary-amd64_Packages) (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-security_main_binary-amd64_Packages) Description Language: File: /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_binary-amd64_Packages MD5: 68ed1001b79d708ad48956a0c129114d Description Language: en File: /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en MD5:
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How to export and import message filters of Thunderbird

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I have several installation of Thunderbird under Linux to check/send emails using IMAP email servers. I use filters extensively to manage my emails. How to export and import message filters of Thunderbird so that I can synchronize the rules on several installations? About message filters in Thunderbird (More at http://kb.mozillazine.org/Filters_(Thunderbird)): Filters are account specific, there
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Import Evolution mail directory to Thunderbird/imap account

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I have some old emails left in the Evolution local directory (unfortunately not in the mail server’s imap directory). So how to import the Evolution directory which contains some files for the emails to Thunderbird so that I can copy them to the imap directory if needed? You can do this in two steps: First,
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Plain text file pipelined to Linux mailx turns to “Content-Type: application/octet-stream” (an attachment)

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Plain text file pipelined to Linux mailx turns to “Content-Type: application/octet-stream” which is recognized as an attachment by some email client. The command is like this: $ cat log.txt | mail -s “Updated log file” -r “from@example.com” “to@example.com” I expect it to be: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit But it turns out to be: Content-Type:
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Synchronizing home directories

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Any good tools to synchronize home directories on Linux boxes? Many have several PC/laptops and consequently many home directories. There is home directory synchronizing problem. unison is a good tool to do this: http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/download/releases/stable/unison-manual.html#rshmeth http://www.watzmann.net/blog/2009/02/my-homedirs-in-unison.html http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/papers/index.shtml#File%20Synchronization Useful script: $ unison -batch -ui text ./ /mnt/homebak/zma/ In text user interface, synchronizing two directories in batch mode
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Moving Junk Emails to Junk Folder Automatically in Thunderbird

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Junk Emails, or Email spams, are annoying and they cost time to deal with. While they are something we need to cope with, we can use tools to help us. Thunderbird has an adaptive junk filter that can learn from user’s actions to identify junk messages. I find that Thunderbird default settings are not fully
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Making Thunderbird Not Wrap Long Lines Automatically

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Thunderbird automatically wraps lines by 72 characters by default. But wrapping in 72 characters may not look well on all clients. We may want Thunderbird not to wrap lines and let the receiver’s email client to choose the length to wrap lines. This post introduces how to make Thunderbird not wrap lines automatically. First, open
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How to Configure Outlook-style Email Reply Header in Thunderbird

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Thunderbird’s email reply header is short and not like the ones in Outlook and other email clients. Thunderbird provides several integrated reply headers. However, the Outlook-style reply header with sender, receiver, date, and other information are clear and useful (e.g. my boss cc’ed an email to me to let me handle a request and I
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Thunderbird Tips: Default Descending Email Sort Order and Inline Quote When Reply

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Thunderbird is a great email client and what make it special is deeply configurable like Firefox. For me, I like to view email in the descending sort order and inline quote relied email content when replying emails. Let’s look at how to set the default order as descending sort order and quote mode as inline
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