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 […]
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 [22.214.171.124]) by mail.example.com (Postfix) with ESMTPSA id 92CD297DEA; It is fine that the SMTP server records the public IP (126.96.36.199) as it is what it sees. But […]
How to make Thunderbird check for new messages in all IMAP folders? Under “Edit/Tools > Options > Advanced”, click the “Config Editor” button. In the config editor, set the mail.check_all_imap_folders_for_new configuration to “true“. Answered by Eric Z Ma.
How to make thunderbird not wrap lines automatically? Check Making Thunderbird Not Wrap Lines Automatically: Setting mail.compose.wrap_to_window_width to true. Answered by Eric Z Ma.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Thunderbird automatically wraps lines by 72 characters by default. But wrapping in 72 characters may not look well on all clients. Some may want Thunderbird not to wrap lines and leave 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 […]
Thunderbird’s email reply header is short and not like the ones in Outlook and other email lients. 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 […]
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 […]