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Gmail/Thunderbird alternative?

I've been using Thunderbird a very long time. It's mostly great, but it's tied to my single work computer. The address book, complete with recipient photos; send messages; archived messages in a huge set of folders. What's a good web-based alternative? (Hint: not Gmail.) [more inside]
posted by 4midori on Dec 15, 2015 - 15 answers

Thunderbird email backup check- since I have to delete before restoring!

I'm returning a work laptop and want to delete a personal email profile, including all the emails. First I want to back it up. Since I can't restore anywhere first, I want to be completely certain I have something I can restore. [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Apr 3, 2014 - 2 answers

How to make Thunderbird mark all new messages as read?

I recently started reading all my email on my smartphone. I still want to download every message in Thunderbird on my Mac (to archive it), but I don't want to manually mark everything as read after downloading it. Is there a way to either disable the "unread" flag, or auto-mark all new messages as read when they are received? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 5, 2014 - 4 answers

Will these Macs play nice together?

I have an iMac desktop running OS X 10.6.8 and a newly acquired MacBook Air running 10.8.2 and I want to make them be as friendly with one another as possible. Can you hope me? [more inside]
posted by broadway bill on Jan 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Whats wrong with Apple Mail IMAP

Migrating from Thunderbird to Apple Mail (on OSX Lion). Apple Mail takes about an hour to get messages from the IMAP server whereas Thunderbird gets them instantly. What may be going on? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Jan 4, 2013 - 7 answers

Thunderbird implodes

Thunderbird receiving blank or scrambled messages. Can I save them and how do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by princeoftheair on Dec 19, 2012 - 1 answer

Have they read it?

For the life of me, I can't find where Thunderbird keeps track of whether or not an email I've sent has been read. Yes, I get read receipts, but I remember in Outlook, I could check to see who read a particular message. Is this available in Thunderbird? And if not, is there an add-on that does it? The one Mozilla suggests is way old, and won't work with the current version. Thanks.
posted by gman on Jul 23, 2012 - 6 answers

How to fix (Windows) Thunderbird issues?

Someone I know recently asked me to do a couple of hours of work on her (Windows) laptop and such to help sync up things like calendars with her new iPhone and various and sundry little tasks. Most of this went perfectly well. However, I've encountered two major issues both to do with Thunderbird (which I've never really used). Details within. [more inside]
posted by juliebug on Jul 10, 2012 - 3 answers

What's the best way to migrate from local to IMAP in Thunderbird?

I need to migrate about 5gb+ of email from the local folders in Thunderbird to IMAP in Thunderbird. There are a lot of folders and a lot of subfolders, and migrating them "manually" has really been a pain in the ass. I've got about a third of the folders over, but I'd love to hear a better solution that will actually keep the folder structure in place correctly, not randomly. Perhaps there's an add-on for this? Cheers.
posted by gman on May 25, 2012 - 3 answers

Thunderbird on Multiple Machines

Since I'm frustrated with gmail, I'm thinking of installing Thunderbird to manage my email on three computers (home, office, laptop). Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by washburn on Mar 8, 2012 - 12 answers

Gmail + Thunderbird = spamfree email?

Gmail + Thunderbird = spamfree email? I use gmail (via google apps) for my small company's email. While it is generally good, the inability to permanently block a sender (e.g. businesses who won't remove me from their spam list) is frustrating, especially when the senders keep appearing in the daily quarantine report. Could this be solved by using Thunderbird as an IMAP client (and “whitelisting” the senders in Postini so they don't appear in the quarantine report)? Is there an easier or more elegant solution? TIA.
posted by quidividi on Nov 17, 2011 - 12 answers

Export/print many emails to pdf, auto filenames.

How can I easily export/print many emails to pdf? [more inside]
posted by neksys on Mar 22, 2011 - 10 answers

slow like the post office - help me POP my gmail more quickly

Help me POP in the rest of my gmail and figure out what the bottleneck is, please. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Dec 5, 2010 - 6 answers

Getting better control over my email

How to ignore one mailbox's contents when counting unread messages in Thunderbird? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Sep 1, 2010 - 1 answer

Thunderbird emails being replied to wrong address

Email replies going to a different address than the one sent from in Thunderbird. [more inside]
posted by LillyBird on Mar 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Older Gmail Messages Into Thunderbird

How do I backup my gmail account and get all of my older gmail messages into Thunderbird on Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Sep 13, 2009 - 2 answers

flightless bird

I'm having difficulty restoring my thunderbird profile. [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Jul 6, 2009 - 5 answers

Keeping things aggregated

Is there a website that will allow me to aggregate all my different email accounts and access them from one place? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Apr 6, 2009 - 21 answers

How to transfer Netscape mail emails and address book from a broken PC to Thunderbird on a new iMac

I need to transfer Netscape email addresses and emails from a broken PC to Thunderbird (to be installed) on a new iMac. How do I do it? [more inside]
posted by mbarryf on Apr 2, 2009 - 3 answers

Thunderbird and Lightning, very, very frightening me!

My Thunderbird/Lightning combo has been behaving oddly ever since a failed attempt to create a repeating event yesterday. It wiped out all events for March and stalls whenever I launch it now, although once launched, it seems to work smoothly. I've been able to add non-repeating events back into March and they are staying in place. My profile is backed up. What next? [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Mar 12, 2009 - 2 answers

Switching to Gmail for work email?

Have you used Gmail to handle work email? Were there any pitfalls? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Feb 6, 2009 - 17 answers

Super Drag And Don't Go?

In Firefox, I use an addon called Super Drag And Go to change whether or not a link opens in a new tab or a background tab. I want to have this same functionality in Thunderbird. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Dec 10, 2008 - 2 answers

How can I download Yahoo emails to my PC and keep them separate from my work email on MS Outlook?

How can I download or archive the email from my Yahoo email account to a PC without it interfering with my work email running on Outlook on that same PC? [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel on Nov 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Whats the best desktop client to use for multiple Gmail accounts?

Whats the best desktop client to use for multiple Gmail accounts? [more inside]
posted by jeffderek on Sep 30, 2008 - 8 answers

I want Thunderbird to ask what email address I want to use.

Thunderbird: Is there some magical way (plugin? manual tweak?) to have the "from" email account in new messages be blank so I'll have to select it each time I make a new email instead of using the last selected mailbox? [more inside]
posted by Plug Dub In on Sep 25, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me use GMail Better

My company recently switched from a standard POP mail server to having GMail as our MX server and hosting all our business accounts. Overall the benefits are quite positive, but I'm having some usage issues that bug me. Can you help me use gmail better? Specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Aug 28, 2008 - 16 answers

Is Outlook the Best Option?

What email program should my older mother use on her new Windows machine? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl on Aug 7, 2008 - 30 answers

Thunderbird/IMAP doesn't update correctly

Why do messages keep showing up as new / undeleted in my IMAP Thunderbird e-mail? [more inside]
posted by one_bean on May 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me make sticky emails in Thunderbird!

Thunderbird: How can I make messages 'sticky'? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Apr 8, 2008 - 2 answers

Nothing clever here. Just point to a phone that will work puhleeeze.

Smartphone that plays best with Thunderbird? [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Mar 24, 2008 - 4 answers

how to share contacts in a single file?

Any way to have a shared Address Book while using Thunderbird? [more inside]
posted by ethel on Feb 1, 2008 - 3 answers

Thunderbird Filters and Wrap

Two quick Thunderbird questions: 1. Outgoing mail filters (work-arounds). 2. Incoming mail line breaks. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Jan 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Thunderbird won't work. How can I reinstall everything or change my password?

How do I completely uninstall thunderbird from a computer running xp? Or, better, how do I change my password for SMTP authentication? [more inside]
posted by tangyraspberry on Jan 5, 2008 - 3 answers

Thunderbird May Go

Help me make HTML email composition in Thunderbird work for me or choose a replacement email client [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Nov 25, 2007 - 1 answer

Exporting contact information from a subfolder in Thunderbird

More Thunderbird: how do I suck my senders? [more inside]
posted by asuprenant on Nov 7, 2007 - 4 answers

Why no white space?

Thunderbird - Where is my white space? [more inside]
posted by essexjan on Nov 7, 2007 - 24 answers

Importing mail into thunderbird

How can I import mail from 1 thunderbird to another? [more inside]
posted by missmagenta on Oct 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Thunderbird Message Filters Disappear

Why are my Thunderbird message filters disappearing? [more inside]
posted by jjsonp on Sep 17, 2007 - 1 answer

How to recover backed up e-mail?

I need to recover some specific e-mails from a Thunderbird MozBackup Profile. Can this be done? I just want a few e-mails, not the whole profile. [more inside]
posted by Zimm on Sep 10, 2007 - 3 answers

Please give me my email back!

I'm using Thunderbird, and I want to alter it's behaviour. Several "features" are really starting to annoy me, and I'd like to be able to turn them off. [more inside]
posted by Rabulah on Sep 9, 2007 - 2 answers

Easy Mozilla Thunderbird Filter Creation

Mozilla Thunderbird: When I place a message into a folder I want to simply right click the message and select "Place all future/past messages from this sender into this folder". How could I achieve such simple filtration?
posted by takeyourmedicine on Jul 27, 2007 - 2 answers

Bizarre IMAP mail server setup

I want to run a mail server on my computer so that I can feed email from different POP accounts into an IMAP account. The weird part is I don't care to access by IMAP over the web, but I do want to POP it into GMail. Confused? Me too. [more inside]
posted by BigSky on Jun 28, 2007 - 4 answers

Where did my thunderbird email go?

I lost all of my thunderbird email while transferring my local hardrive to my company server - where could it be? [more inside]
posted by copernicus on Jun 22, 2007 - 4 answers

Thunderbird thinks I haven't check my mail in three years!

Every so often Thunderbird thinks all the messages in my Yahoo Mail Plus account are new and downloads 8000 messages! Help me stop this annoyance please. [more inside]
posted by JPDD on Jun 16, 2007 - 5 answers

What free SMTP service could I use to send emails using Yahoo and Thunderbird

I would like to use the new release of Thunderbird (2.0) with my Yahoo account and am looking for a free SMTP service. I know Gmail lets you use its servers but apparently changes the 'From' field of the message to username@gmail.com for all messages. Is there any other service that I can use, apart from my ISP's (I shuffle between work, school and home). [more inside]
posted by sk381 on Apr 19, 2007 - 6 answers

Old emails in Thunderbird vanish after trying to setup a new account.

Thunderbird swallowed my emails while I was trying to setup an account for an additional email id. [more inside]
posted by sk381 on Jan 15, 2007 - 1 answer

Help me sort out Thunderbird & Gmail.

Gmail-with-Thunderbird filter: I've recently switched from a local ISP with Netscape mail to Gmail with Thunderbird. I love the switch but for two minor irritations - the conversation-based mail creating constant duplicates in my Thunderbird inbox, and Thunderbird continually thinking my emails are scams. Help? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Nov 14, 2006 - 6 answers

Email works in Netscape, not Thunderbird

Email filter - help me prove to the vendor I'm not crazy. I can receive email using Netscape, but not Thunderbird. Same account details in both clients [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Nov 1, 2006 - 7 answers

Thunderbrd and inline images

How can I stop thunderbird from automatically rendering inline (attached) images? [more inside]
posted by whir on Oct 14, 2006 - 5 answers

email help

Anybody use Primus Canada as their ISP? If so, a question about Thunderbird and smtp and... [more inside]
posted by ashbury on Oct 12, 2006 - 3 answers

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