Category Archives: E-mail

Top Dog?

The default E-mail client on my Android smartphone had the annoying habit of deleting messages from the mail server if I deleted them from my phone. Even worse, there didn’t seem to be a setting to change this behaviour. And, … Continue reading

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More global icons

While changing the icons on the top panel that are used to launch Firefox and Thunderbird makes the display screen look more like the good old days, when either program is actually run, the Mint-version of the relevant icon is … Continue reading

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Fox around the globe icon

One of the “problems” with Linux Mint vs. Ubuntu is that Mate uses different icons for some of the applications. The primary offenders in this are the icons that are displayed when shortcuts are added to (in my case) the … Continue reading

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Missing buttons in Thunderbird

Following a recent set of updates, the Previous and Next buttons on each mail message window disappeared. Thinking that these were custom items that I had installed, I went looking for them, using Right-click – Customize, only to find that … Continue reading

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Message in a bottle?

In my latest postings, I have been documenting the failure of anacron and/or Back In Time to run a daily backup of my data partition. My problem with the relevant cron job failing “silently” was that I wasn’t even sure … Continue reading

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Next message…

The latest release of Thunderbird (Version 13.0.1) has now been added to the two long-term support (LTS) versions of Ubuntu, namely: Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) and Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin).

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Previous and Next Buttons

Following on from my previous post about message queue handling in Thunderbird, further research has turned up some interesting facts. The issue is that Previous and Next buttons (available in a customized menu bar) change the focus, from the current … Continue reading

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