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Configuring Thunderbird

Post by wpshooter » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:14 pm

How do I configure Thunderbird so that the carbon copy and blind carbon copy fields
ARE available BUT do not have MY (senders) email address populated in them by default ?

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Re: Configuring Thunderbird

Post by Cosmo. » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:44 pm

Regarding the second I cannot follow. If I select a receiver from the left pane and then the CC or BCC button, this and not my own address get shown in the field at the top of the right pane.

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Re: Configuring Thunderbird

Post by lsemmens » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:00 pm

As Cosmo has said, The BCC and CC are NOT populated by default. If,as I think you are suggesting, you do not want to send your address as part of the header I think that would be set as part of setting up TB in the first place, where when you set up the account it asks for the display name. Please don't quote me on this, because I am unsure that this will achieve the result I'm thinking you want.
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Re: Configuring Thunderbird

Post by Cosmo. » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:07 pm

The sender address (and the date) is a information, that gets obligatory added to the mail header. Without this need spam mails and fake mails would flood the world and would make the mail system unusable.

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Re: Configuring Thunderbird

Post by wpshooter » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:37 pm

lsemmens wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:00 pm
As Cosmo has said, The BCC and CC are NOT populated by default.
I am looking right at it, it has CC "myemailaddress" and under that BCC "myemailaddress".

To: is blank awaiting my input.

If I go into copies and folders under account settings and try to take out myemailaddress (even if I leave the boxes checked) which is listed under both CC and BCC, and then go back to attempt to write email, the CC and BCC field are then both NOT available for input, i.e. not listed.

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Re: Configuring Thunderbird

Post by Cosmo. » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:34 am

I rephrase the advice:

If you are in the compose window you should see at the left side the contacts; if you do not see them press F9 to make them visible. Now mark the contact you want to use and click at the bottom the button for CC or BCC. Now a (B)CC field with this address gets added to the header of the compose window.

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Re: Configuring Thunderbird

Post by wpshooter » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:09 am

What is the difference in the Personal and Collected address books ? It was set to Collected by default.

Which of these should thunderbird be set to save the addresses to or does it make any difference ?

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Re: Configuring Thunderbird

Post by Cosmo. » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:01 am

TB collects all addresses, which you use for sending mails. By default they get stored in "Collected", but this is changeable in the preferences -> compose (naming can be a bit different, because I translated from German). The personal address book should get used for addresses, which are really important for you, so that this keeps more clear. But this is at the end a user decision and you can do, as you want. You can also create more address books.

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Re: Configuring Thunderbird

Post by lsemmens » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:58 am

Look at your Account settings under <Edit><Account settings> Select <Copies and Folders> option on the left hand side of the window. (You may have to do his for each email address). Under the "When sending messages, Automatically" section you will see "Cc these email addresses" and "Bcc these email addresses". Are both of those fields blank? If not, these addresses will be added automatically to those respective fields.

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Re: Configuring Thunderbird

Post by wpshooter » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:43 pm

lsemmens wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:58 am
Look at your Account settings under <Edit><Account settings> Select <Copies and Folders> option on the left hand side of the window. (You may have to do his for each email address). Under the "When sending messages, Automatically" section you will see "Cc these email addresses" and "Bcc these email addresses". Are both of those fields blank? If not, these addresses will be added automatically to those respective fields.

Does this help?
No, as I said in earlier posting, when I blank out my address in those fields under copies and folders, it completely eliminates those fields on the composing screen.

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Re: Configuring Thunderbird

Post by lsemmens » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:29 am

can you still manually select BCC that is the default for TBB.
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