November 29, 2006
Ok, I normally don’t post tips about using an extension, but this one is too good to pass up, and I’ve had a bunch of people asking…
So you want to export a one of your lists and send them to someone else? The easiest way to do that would be to use a vCard group and attach it to an email to that person. Unfortunately, Thunderbird doesn’t support vCards, at least not without an extension. Fortunately, a developer has made an extension for Thunderbird (named MoreCols) that allows Thunderbird to import, export, and use vCards. If you download and install that extension (see this post for instructions), it will allow you to follow these instructions:
- Open Thunderbird and click on the Address Book icon at the top
- Click on the list/group you want to export
- Go to Tools > Actions for Lists > Export as VCF
- You can also right click (option-click for Macs) and go to Export as VCF
- This will open a Finder/Explorer window asking you where to save the file. Save the file in an easy to find location (like the desktop)
- Close the Address Book and click on the Write button
- Attach the file to this new email and ship it off to your buddy.
November 28, 2006
I got a good one yesterday. Someone asked me if you can change where Thunderbird saves your mailboxes. Apparently, this user prefers to have his saved in an easy to find place so he can back it up along with his other documents and files. After some hunting, I found this:
- Open Thunderbird and go to Tools > Account Settings
- Click on “Server Settings” under the account you want to modify
- At the bottom of the windows, you’ll see a box under the name “Local Directory”. Change this location to any folder you wish and that’s where Thunderbird will store your mailboxes from that point forward.
November 10, 2006
Thunderbird 188.8.131.52 was released Wednesday, November 8th, 2006. If you’re Thunderbird hasn’t asked you update it yet, it should have done so already. You could always do it manually:
- Open Thunderbird
- Go to Help > Check for Updates
- It should check with Mozilla’s site and see the new version. Click on the Install Now button.
- Restart Thunderbird when prompted.
Or you could always go download it and install it manually.
The following bugs were fixed in the 184.108.40.206 release:
MFSA 2006-67 Running Script can be recompiled
MFSA 2006-66 RSA signature forgery (variant)
MFSA 2006-65 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:220.127.116.11)
I don’t about the rest of you, but I’m looking forward to version 2.0, especially if it’s as good as the 2.0 release of Firefox.