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Is there a way to protect acess to Mozilla Thunderbird with a password?

Submitted by aurelio78 on December 1, 2017 - 7:27pm

Hi, I'm using Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition, and I was wondering if there was an option to block the software with a password so that the content of my e-mail messages does not appear without the correct password. I searched if this option exists in Mozilla Thunderbird, but dindn't find it. Does anyone know a way to protect the software with a password? I prefer open source options or free ones. Thank you.

[Closed] ThunderbirdPortable launcher called with long command line arguments

Submitted by megaman on November 29, 2017 - 1:53pm

Windows 10 64bit
ThunderbirdPortable 52.5.0 32bit

If mailto links are assigned to be opened with ThunderbirdPortable, it seems to truncate the command line arguments it sends to thunderbird.exe.
I've tested the same long mailto link, almost 1000 chars long (the raw url encoded version) with predefined body etc, with the same profile in both portable thunderbird and a normal thunderbird installation. In the normal installation (same version 52.5.0 32bit) it works just fine. I've tested the mailto link in Firefox 57, Edge and IE11, all with the same result.

Can't see images

Submitted by jasantes on November 17, 2017 - 10:46am

I can't see images in incoming messages. However, if I forward the same message, in the drafting window I can see the graphics.
Also, when I send a text with color, in Sent I see it without color. What can be the reason?
TB 52.4 - Windows XP

How to assign "Mailto"-Handler to Thunderbird Portable?

Submitted by pstein on November 10, 2017 - 11:30am

As you know when users click on a "mailto:....." link on a web page the corresponding local email client is called and pre-filled with the given email address.

Unfortunately Thunderbird Portable does to register itself in Windows as a possiible mailto Handler.

So I cannot select it as a target program.

Is there a workaround for that?

Thank you

Parameter for the launcher

Submitted by kinki on November 7, 2017 - 1:43pm


I use TBp 52.4.0 with win 10

Is it possible to add a parameter for the launcher to start the thunderbird.exe with a higher priority
like this :
cmd.exe /c start "Thunderbird" /high "D:\t\TB\ThunderbirdPortable.exe"
this will only start the thunderbirdportable.exe with the prior 'high' but not the thunderbird.exe
or with a parameter within settings.ini

kind regards

Specifying RELATIVE path to local directory in "Server Settings" possible?

Submitted by pstein on October 28, 2017 - 5:36am

Since I want to use Thunderbird Portable from an USB flash drive the drive letter and path could change from time to time resp. computer to computer.

When I go now to Account Settings----Account---->>Server Settings
then the local directory is specified as ABSOLUTE path: