Posts Tagged ‘thunderbird’

Here’s an article on Lego’s Land on how to reorder accounts in the left pane of Thunderbird.

Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 05:15 | 0 comments
Categories: Linux, Web

This post is an update on integrating Thunderbird with Ubuntu’s notification system. For Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx it supersedes my earlier post on the topic which was applicable previous versions of Ubuntu (Jaunty and Karmic). The big difference in Lucid Lynx is the Indicator Applet and the “Me Menu”, both of these incorporating features related […]

Thursday, August 5th, 2010 at 14:59 | 2 comments
Categories: Linux

Recently I discovered that by default Thunderbird accepts cookies from web content (version 3.0.4 in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid). I am a bit baffled by what would be a valid use case for storing cookies in an email client, and so here are steps for disabling this option. Edit > Preferences. Select Security icon and “Web […]

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 at 08:35 | 0 comments
Categories: Linux, Web

In order to show dates as yyyy-mm-dd instead of the default (for US locale) mm/dd/yyyy I use the following script to launch Thunderbird in Ubuntu (tested with Thunderbird 3.0.4 on Lucid): #!/bin/sh export LC_TIME=en_DK.utf8 [ “$LC_ALL” != “$LC_TIME” ] && unset LC_ALL exec thunderbird “$@” This handy tip comes from mozillaZine.

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 at 08:20 | 0 comments
Categories: Linux

UPDATE: The issue has been fixed in a subsequent Ubuntu system update, so there should be no reason to go through the steps below if your system is up-to-date. After a recent system update in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) I started getting an error message in Thunderbird starting with “Could not initialize the browser’s security component”. […]

Sunday, April 11th, 2010 at 12:53 | 0 comments
Categories: Linux

For a long time the only way to access and use a Hotmail account from Thunderbird was the WebMail extension. All in all, this is a great solution but it always seemed a bit of a workaround since in the background it “pretends” to be a browser, downloads the Hotmail HTML and parses it to […]

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 at 15:52 | 0 comments
Categories: Web

One of the major new features in Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) has of course been the new notification system. For what it’s worth, I think it’s a pretty good, bold piece of work and the notifications look pretty good. The trouble is, as with any new framework, that not all applications out there are using the […]

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 at 17:45 | 1 comment
Categories: Linux