July 2015

Thunderbird and Windows 10 Default Mail App

I reported last week that Windows 10 has changed the way you setup your Default Apps. The biggest change is this has to be done within Windows System Settings, not from within the application. If you attempt to have the application to tell Windows it wants to be the default…

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Also introduced in Thunderbird 38 (38.0.1) was the ability to use Maildir mailbox format. Like OAuth2, this too has not been very well documented. I have no idea what this does or why you would want to use it. Further, I have not tried it, especially after I found this information on…

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When Mozilla released Thunderbird 38 (38.0.1) on June 11th one of the new features was being able to use GMail within Thunderbird without having to go into your GMail account and enable the ‘less secure authentication’.  Problem is, how to enable this feature in Thunderbird is poorly documented. After some searching,…

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How-To: Change AdBlock Plus Sidebar Shortcut

For some odd reason AdBlock Plus in Thunderbird choose to use the keyboard CTRL+SHIFT+V to open the sidebar (blockable items). The problem with using this is CTRL+SHIFT+V is the universal keyboard shortcut to Paste as Plain Text of Paste without Formatting. After some searching I found a thread from October 2012…

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Thunderbird 38.1.0 Released

Mozilla has released the next installment of the Thunderbird 38.x branch on July 9, 2015. Thunderbird 38.1.0 contains underlying code that is Firefox 38.1.0 esr. Some of the fixes and issues in this release include: FIXED – Copy/Paste into plain text editor deletes newlines from quoted text (bug 1143570) FIXED –…

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Thunderbird 38.1.0 Coming Soon?

There are some regressions causing delays for the release of Thunderbird 38.1.0 (which was planned for June 30th). On 06/22/15 in TB-planning Kent posted: The current plan for Thunderbird 38.1.0 is to land patches on Monday, June 29 and try to release at the end of that week. This will have…

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