Installing an Add-on in Thunderbird

How to Install Add-on Extension:

The ideal case

In an ideal world, all the add-ons you would want are officially vetted, approved, and can be found on the official website, Addons.mozilla.org .

If you are in this category, you can simply go to the Add-ons manager tab in Thunderbird, using the toolbar entry New Fx Menu then Thunderbird app menu >add-ons and enter the add-on’s name into the search box.

Installing an Add-on in Thunderbird

Once you find the add-on, click Install, then wait for it to download, then click Restart Thunderbird.

A little ideal ideal
You have given a URL for the add-on, or the add-on you want is not on the “official” page. Searched for it, as shown above, does not detect your add-on.

Go to the webpage in your browser, right-click the download link with your mouse, select “Save Link in this way”, and save the XPi file to your computer that you can find again. Download is temporarily recommended that you either use your downloads folder or your desktop.

To install a downloaded XPI file into Thunderbird you have two options.

Download

Right-click the link and select Save or Save as shown previously.

You will be invited to download and save the file. Most browsers have a default download location, often on your desktop. Say where he downloads, and what is it called. Some add-on files contain silly names like “latest -234.xpi” which is not very useful when trying to find it later

Open the add-on window in Thunderbird, there is a button on the left side of the search window.

CogWheelLinux Click this and from the subsequent menu select Install Add-on From File.

Installing an Add-on in Thunderbird

You will need to navigate in the file picker to where you saved the XPI file and select it to complete the install.

Drag-and-drop

  • Open the add-ons manager ( New Fx Menu then appmenuAddons )
  • Drag your downloaded XPI file to the add-on manager tab and drop it.

If you are using Windows, you can even skip the desktop bit. Open your browser and Thunderbird side by side, with Thunderbird’s Add-ons tab displayed. Drag the link directly from the browser onto Thunderbird’s Add-on tab. The main advantage of this method is that you don’t need to actually save a copy of the add-on on your hard disk before it is installed.

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Install and Use another Language in the Dictionary on Thunderbird

How to Install and Use another Language in the Dictionary on Thunderbird?

If you send messages in more than one language, you can install additional spell-checking dictionaries in the Thunderbird. After installing the dictionary, switching from one language to another is easy

Language Thunderbird Add-ons are available in the form of Thunderbird Add-ons See more FAQ for more information.

Install a new language dictionary

  1. At the top of the Thunderbird window, click the Tools menu (Alt + T) and select Options, or click the Application menu button New Fx Menu and choose Options.
  2. Select the Composition panel, followed by the Spelling tab.
  3. Click Download More Dictionaries, then click OK to close the dialog.
  4. In the opened tab, scroll through the alphabetic list of dictionaries to find the one you want.
  5. Click Download Dictionary next to the language of your choice.
  6. In the opened page of the selected dictionary, click the green Add to Thunderbirdbutton.
  7. In the Software Installation window, click Install Now.
  8. Restart Thunderbird if prompted.

That’s it! Your new dictionary is installed. To uninstall it, open the Add-ons Manager, find the dictionary on the Dictionaries or Extensions panel and click the Remove button next to it.

Switch between different languages

Select a language for one particular message

Right-click in the message you are writing and select a language in the Languages menu.Install and Use another Language in the Dictionary on Thunderbird

Set the default language for all messages

  1. At the top of the Thunderbird window, click the Tools menu (Alt + T) and select Options, or click the Application menu button New Fx Menu and choose Options.
  2. Select the Composition panel, followed by the Spelling tab.
  3. Select the desired language from the drop-down list.
  4. Click OK to close the dialog.Install and Use another Language in the Dictionary on Thunderbird

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New in Thunderbird 52.0

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This article describes the major changes that appear to users in Thunderbird version 52.0. Full details of all the changes can be found in Thunderbird 52.0. release notes.

Compared to Thunderbird version 45.0, this is very less visible change in user interface, but instead, many long bugs and annoyances were fixed.

Mail composition

The most important change is how to include images in a composition window. The images are now included in the form of a URI, not as a reference to other messages or parts of operating system files. This allows better interoperability with office packages such as MS Office or LibreOffice. It fixes problems for long in attaching pictures to other messages. Images related to locations on the Internet will no longer be downloaded and will be automatically attached to the message. It can be transformed individually through image properties dialog for each image or changing it globally by setting priority email.compose.attach_http_images

Since the data URI originally appears in the raw binary data user interface, it is now a small and insert HTML dialog in the Image Properties dialog, for example:

New in Thunderbird 52.0

 

When pasting images that reference operating system files into the compose window, the image will now be blocked and a notification will be displayed:

This is to protect users from inadvertently disclosing files.

Main Message Window – Folder Pane

The folder pane now has a Folder Pane Toolbar on the top which comes preconfigured with the Folder Views switcher. The Folder Pane Toolbar can be enabled through the View menu > Toolbars.

New in Thunderbird 52.0

Main Window – Thread Pane

The Correspondents column with new icons is now the default for all new folders. There is no forced conversion. This can be switched off with the preference mail.threadpane.use_correspondents.

Calendar – Lightning – Event in a Tab

Events can now be created and edited in a tab. To enable this option, select Edit events and tasks in a tab instead of in a dialog window in the Tools menu > Options > Calendar > General tab.

 

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Cannot receive messages

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Is your account configured correctly?

To view settings for an account, select Tools> Account Settings, then select Server Settings from the list on the left. Connection to the incoming mail server is configured at the top of the page.

Cannot receive messages

Your email account provider can give you connection information about your server (perhaps on their website). Make sure your account settings match these settings.

Did your ability to receive mail suddenly stop? Was it working before?

  • Check the status of your ISP’s service (many ISPs have a status or alert page on their website.) They may have technical problems.
  • If your ISP provides a web-based email interface, try logging in and see your mail. If you can see your message, then the problem is probably related to your account configuration
  • If you can not log into your ISP’s web-based email interface, your password may change. If so, it should also be replaced in Thunderbird. To change your password:
  • Open Tools> Options (Windows) or Thunderbird> Preferences (MAC) or Edit> Preferences (Linux).
    On the Security page, click the Password tab and then click the saved password ….
  • Click the related account and then click Remove
  • Close Thunderbird and open again. You will be asked to enter a new password for the account.
  • If you have recently updated Thunderbird, check that your antivirus software is causing problems.
  • If you recently updated Thunderbird to version 38, then check to be affected by changes related to logjam.

Are you receiving some emails but not others?

  • Does your ISP have a spam filter that might be holding or deleting messages on the server?
  • Have you created filters in Thunderbird that might be mis-filing messages?