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Thunderbird’s address books on different computers (and different operating systems)

Another issue relating to my switching from using POP to an IMAP mailer server was a need to “synchronize” Thunderbird’s address book(s) between my main desktop machine and my laptop computer. Now, I don’t think that one can truly synchronize … Continue reading

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Thunderbird’s message filters

After switching my E-mail system from POP to IMAP, things seemed to working fine – until I found that messages were no longer being filtered and automatically redirected from the Inbox to a number of separate folders.

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IMAP folders

One of the reasons I stuck with POP, rather than switching to IMAP earlier, was that I maintain several quite large archive mail folders and I didn’t want these synchronized to the relatively small amount of memory in my smartphone. … Continue reading

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Converting Thunderbird from POP to IMAP

Computers, smartphones, and tablets seem to be getting more popular around my house, and my car, and people’s pockets, and… well, you get the picture. The end result is that there is a need to access E-mail messages in a … Continue reading

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Moving from Mint 13 to Mint 17

Recent updates to Linux Mint 13 (Maya) broke the custom application launchers to shutdown and restart my system at one click of the mouse. It wasn’t immediately obvious which of several updates was the culprit and, rather than put in … 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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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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