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Is STARTTLS more safe than TLS/SSL?

In Thunderbird (and I assume in many other clients, too) I have the option to choose between "SSL/TLS" and "STARTTLS". As far as I understand it, "STARTTLS" means in simple words "encrypt if both ...
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Migrate IMAP account between providers - client access only

I have an IMAP E-Mail account with my old provider. I have a new, empty IMAP account with the new provider. Is there a tool or Thunderbird to migrate the E-Mail data from one account to another? I'm ...
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getting Thunderbird rescan imap folder

Since I got an external program (imapfilter) modifying my imap folder, thunderbird keeps loosing track of new messages. Messages are moved upon arrival in sub-folders, making Thunderbird unable keep ...
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Is there a way to make encryption default per contact in Thunderbird?

I administer several computers that have Thunderbird installed. I know Thunderbird has an option to require all email to be encrypted. However, I would like a way to allow unencrypted email ...
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Does enigmail for thunderbird encrypt title of message

From what I've read, encrypting an email with pgp/mime with thunderbird+enigmail will encrypt the entire message including attachments. Does this also include the message subject title? If not, is ...
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Dovecot SSL Certificate is not accepted

I have certificates issued from StartSSL, which is a trusted authority for certificates, and my websites work with its certificates with no problems and no complaints from all browsers about any trust ...
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custom (preconfigured) installer for Firefox and Thunderbird

I want to prepare a custom installer of Thunderbird and Firefox, which will come preconfigured with the address book, proxy settings etc. I found some forum topics on the issue: here and here, ...
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Fast search for IMAP?

I have an IMAP account with over 10 years' worth of emails in it, and I'd like to be able to search it quickly from my Windows machine. I'm looking for something that will give me an indexed search ...
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Thunderbird disconnecting from Dovecot

I'm managing a Dovecot POP3 server which serves large number of users. Some of these users are in remote locations. I'm getting reports about users whose Thunderbird clients show the number of mails ...
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Migrate From Groupwise to Thunderbird

I have successfully set up sending and receiving email in the Thunderbird for my Groupwise account. But, I am missing the feature that suggests contacts when I start typing their name in the To field ...
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Dovecot not serving old migrated emails for some clients

I have just migrated my emails to a new mail server. The old and the new server had the exact same setup using MailDir with fetchmail, procmail and dovecot. The configurations of those three ...
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IMAP Email issue - Not logging in with correct password

A little while ago, my email stopped working all of a sudden. The email is hosted on a cPanel server, and it seems to be just my accounts (I have 2 different emails, on 2 domains that are both not ...
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Self-signed certificates for thunderbird

I want to set self-signed certificates in thunderbird but got some warnings when I try to sent message: Unable to put a digital signature. Make sure that the certificates specified in the account ...
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Active Directory: Thunderbird LDAP autocompletion not working with Kerberos auth

The Problem: I'm trying to configure an LDAP mail autocompletion - a built-in functionality of Mozilla Thunderbird 17.0.5 @ Windows 7 x64 in 2008R2 domain environment. The OS is a fresh, ...
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mutt, smime, decrypt with one of two different keys

This is an odd one. We want to have an encrypted e-mail list. There are a few ways to do this, but in the interim what we've done is created a public/private keypair via openssl for our e-mail list ...
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Cyrus: In practical terms, how do end users administer their shared mailboxes?

Let's say we have four customer service reps: Billy, Bob, Joe, and Tom. Tom is the department manager. There's a shared Customer Service mailbox on the Cyrus server that they all have access to. Tom, ...
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How to organise Maildir subdirectories

I have a mailserver: Postfix for transfer Dovecot/IMAP for reading Maildir for storage Thunderbird as main supported client (but of course, I want to be compatible with all) Roundcube for webmail ...
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Recovering deleted emails on IMAP server with Thunderbird

I have an IMAP mail server and use Thunderbird as my client. I didn't understand the sychronization of client-server using IMAP vs POP. My IMAP server was filling up, so I logged onto the server and ...
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Thunderbird msi installer package

I am in need of a thunderbird msi (Microsoft Installer) package which can be deployed via group policies using Microsoft ActiveDirectory. I am very pleased with the Firefox packaged provided by ...
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SSL_accept error when mail client connect to postfix

I've managed to set up postfix and dovecot with self-signed certificate on my server. I can send and receive email using telnet command there. Now I want to connect to my mail server from a ...
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How to safely move mailbox to another server?

I have a hosting for my client on a shared server (website, domain and mailboxes) and I want to change the provider and move everything to another server. Moving the website is as easy as copying the ...
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Verify IMAP/POP3 connection to Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5

I wanted to fully explore IMAP connections from the command line, if I can connect via Thunderbird, then I should be able to via telnet?! Microsoft detail IMAP login as :- LOGIN ...
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Getting contact list from IMAP server

I want to update my local Thunderbird address book with a list of valid email addresses on an IMAP server. I'm not that familiar with IMAP, does it allow this? If so, could someone point me to an ...
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Thunderbird not trusting certificate signed with self-signed authority

I have generated a self-signed certificate authority using mydomain.org as the common name. I imported the public certificate using Thunderbird's certificate manager under the "Authorities" tab. So ...
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Ubuntu server postfix + dovecot authentication, wrong password

I am trying to setup basic e-mail server just for me on my Ubuntu 12.04 following these guides. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Postfix https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Dovecot I executed ...
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Thunderbird - Login Script to create user and email account

is there anything out there that will let me script via active directory and login scripts the creation of a thunderbird user profile and associated email account?? I looked to-do this in Outlook ...
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Exchange 2003 SMTP SSL and various email clients

This Exchange 2003 server sits behind a firewall with a virtual SMTP server listening on port 465 and attached an SSL certificate from Comodo to the virtual server. However, when trying to send from ...
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How to configure postfix and dovecot so that thunderbird can automatically find settings

Our mailserver is a Ubuntu Server box with a Postfix/Dovecot combination. We enabled starttls with a correct certificate and everything is working ok. A lot of our users are using Thunderbird for ...
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Cleaning Thunderbird Inbox of old viruses

I am running BitDefender and it seems to be picking up stuff that Norton never mentioned. The problem is that BD reports a number of old viruses in my inbox that it says it can't disinfect because ...
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Courier-IMAP + Thunderbird (+ Roundcube) subscription woes

So we have a mail system built on postfix-courier-saslauthd with unix users and maildirs and TONS of shared folders. Both T'bird (2.0.0.21) and Roundcube exhibits weird symptoms with subscriptions. ...
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Lockdown Mozilla Thunderbird on Windows Remote Desktop Services

I've installed Mozilla Thunderbird 31.3.0 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 which has the Remote Desktop Services role. I want to configure the Thunderbird program and set each user's email account etc and ...
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Thunderbird and Dovecot, INBOX is not synchronized on multiple pcs

i have a little problem with Thunderbird mail and Dovecot. I use the the latest stable from Thunderbird and connect my mail account about the IMAP protocol. Now i have an office PC and a Notebook, on ...
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Thunderbird 15.0.1 cannot use Exchange 2003 SMTP

I'm having the strangest time getting a Thunderbird email client to connect to my Exchange 2003 server. I got the incoming IMAP account set up no problem, and I can receive mail. However sending mail ...
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How to achieve in-folder discussions with IMAP (skip SMTP send, Thunderbird)?

Does anyone know a good way to achieve replying to a message into the same IMAP folder without sending another duplicate copy over SMTP? This is to be achieved with a conventional GUI mail client, ...
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UW-IMAP server, high load for one user

We have been experiencing a very strange anomaly, with one specific user with our UW-IMAP server. We have about 75 users using the server, and one particular user, who is in about the middle as far ...
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IMAP TLS connection to Dovecot fails

Original title: IMAP connection to Dovecot fails only from Thunderbird I have set up Dovecot with SSL (TLS) on port 993. I can connect with Outlook, PHP SMTP and Android Mail, however Thunderbird ...
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Have I Just Been Hacked? (Intrusion Alert, Known Hacker's Email is Marked as Recipient for an Email in Thunderbird) [closed]

I'm a product creator, and in attempt to track and stem my losses from piracy, I occasionally visit a bulletin board dedicated to piracy and piracy-for-profit; my products are regularly pirated and ...
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Postfix configuration with Dovecot, MySQL, and SpamAssasin

I am relatively familiar with Debian and have been trying to setup a mail server with this tutorial. Now i have gone through all the comments provided on the website to try route out the problem but ...
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starttls fails after IP address change

I have changed the IP address of our exim mail server (the virtual machine has been copied to a different host, also the network configuration is using NAT). Now it no longer accepts STARTTLS ...
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Downloading a repository for local use

I'm trying to get Thunderbird working in such a way that it will properly work with Kolab groupware. For that I need it to be in a fixed setup of Thunderbird and add-ons (Lightning, SyncKolab) without ...
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How does Thunderbird discover e-mail servers?

We are deploying some test e-mail servers with the subdomain mail (i.e., mail.example.com). Now, it seems that Thunderbird discovers that e-mail server when we are configuring e-mail. How does ...
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Postfix Multi Domain Email Going to Spam

I have read over the other post from other users on this site about this topic. I think I see my problem but cannot figure out where to change it. My configuration: RDNS for 107.170.172.XXX: ...
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One email address recognized as spam [duplicate]

Emails send from some of the addresses in one domain are marked as spam by multiple email clients. Since just few addresses within the domain are marked as spam, I do not think it is a domain problem, ...
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Out-of-date IMAP back-up - restore emails from Client?

The IMAP server just died (Dovecot with Maildirs). The back-up is 1 day old. The missing day of emails is available on the Thunderbird local client. If the IMAP server is restored from backup, on ...
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setting up Thunderbird and Exchange 2007 server

I want to use Thunderbird with Exchange 2007. Before I used Outlook and everything worked fine. Now I set up the following settings in Thunderbird: Inbox IMAP Server Address: 192.168.0.1 Port: 143 ...
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Users reporting strange IMAP issues from their mail clients: messages missing, deleted, or moved from folders

The server is a CentOS 5 install running Dovecot for imap access within an office LAN to about 5 computers using Thunderbird. There's only one mailbox, in the Maildir format, and about 20GB in size. ...
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slapd Address Book working but only search

I'm setting up an Address Book using LDAP (slapd) in Debian. Right now I have succesfully installed and it's working (using phpldapadmin as frontend). The only problem I've seend it's in the client ...
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Accessing public calendar from firefox after upgrade to Exchange 2007

Our company email/calendar server is in Exchange. I work on Linux using Firefox/Thunderbird. We have an office calendar as a shared "Public Folder", and in the past I've successfully accessed this ...
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Thunderbird message with a blank body

I've just installed hMailServer and Thunderbird and managed to get them talking to each other. When Thunderbird gets the message from the server (this is all running locally by the way), the subject ...
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Thunderbird is unable to find server in DHCP controlled network

I have a network which consists of linux server and a combination of WinXP, Win7 and linux clients. All the systems are given dynamic IP addresses by the router which connects them all together. The ...