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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unified email strategy, migration from remote IMAP and Thunderbird

We are a small team of five people managing roughly 100 websites on a dozen servers. The current email strategy implemented by me some years ago seems not to be optimal any more. Let's describe the ...
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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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Thunderbird does not recognize that my server supports STARTTLS

Ok. So I have been setting up a mail server of late. I have it mostly set up, but when ever I try to send mail with Thunderbird I get the error: Sending of message failed. An error occurred sending ...
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dovecot / exim setup to capture mail internally into mail boxes and allow me to browse through a mail client

I am attempting to duplicate a live oscommerce site onto a local virtual machine. I am running ubuntu 12.10 server (through virtualbox). Can someone point me towards any article, or provide me some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Postfix STARTTLS certificate not working in Thunderbird

I just replaced my expired cerificates for SMTP communication on Postfix server but I am no more able to send emails through Thunderbird. I created a new key and the signing request: openssl req ...
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How to setup an openldap addressbook for thunderbird secure s/mime email ?

I want to setup an ldap server that will hold an addressbook of users their emails their smime certificates. I want to use this ldap server as an addressbook in thunderbird and/or other mail clients ...
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Configure apache for subdomain.* style entries (mail autoconfiguration)

I am trying to create a site for the outlook and thunderbird autoconfiguration, in both cases they are using a specific subdomain to pull the configuration xml. You need to create the following ...
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The mail server for account responded mailbox does not exist

When I try to access the inbox with Thunderbird (17.0.8) displays the following error: The current operation on 'inbox' did not succeed. The mail server for account responded mailbox does not exist. ...
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Thunderbird with Kerio not updating IMAP folders

We have recently moved from Exchange/Outlook to Thunderbird/Kerio Connect mailserver. It has mostly been good except for some small issues that are really starting to annoy users. We have an account ...
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The current operation on 'inbox' did not succeed. The mail server for account peter@ejemplo.org responded: MailBox does not exist

When I try to access the inbox from Thunderbird 17.0.8, I get the following error: The current operation on 'inbox' did not succeed. The mail server for account peter@ejemplo.org responded: MailBox ...
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recover mails from qmail folder to readable emails (ie. thunderbird)

I have or rather had a VPS running on Viruozzo with Plesk Panel on top of it. Plesk Panel broke down beyond repair, taking qmail in its fall.. I can get to the folders with all the messages (maildir: ...