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Thunderbird “Copying message to Sent folder” hangs forever

Thunderbird

I am using Thunderbird 31.5.0 on Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca. I prefer using IMAP over POP3 to have my emails synced with my Android email client (Outlook Preview). Everything works OK and all my emails and folders have been imported/synced correctly with the server. However, every time I send an email I get the following message which hangs forever, even though the message is sent correctly: 

Copying message to Sent Folder

If I click Cancel I get the following message and if select to retry i get the initial message again.

There was an error saving the message to Sent

Solution to fix Copying message to Sent folder 

Thunderbird is trying to save a copy of the sent message in the Sent folder which is located in the root of the account folders. If this folder doesn’t exist then Thunderbird will try to create the folder and if it cannot be created then you get the “Copying message to Sent folder”  message which hangs  until you click Cancel. Since I have an IMAP account, the Sent folder exists so I get stuck with that message.

The solution is very easy and you just need to disable saving the sent messages. There is no need to keep a copy of the sent messages since I am using IMAP – the Sent folder is automatically synced with the server: 

  • Go to Preferences > Account Settings

Thunderbird Preferences

  • Select Copies & Folders and uncheck the Place a copy in option

Thunderbird Copies & Folders

And that’s it, now the “Copying message to Sent folder” will not be displayed anymore.

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How To Install Silverlight on Ubuntu 14.04

This is actually an alternative to Silverlight, called Pipelight. It works for many Linux distros and browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Midori, Opera etc.Pipelight Distro Support

So, in order to install Silverlight on Ubuntu you need to add Pipelight to repository and install it. Open a terminal window and paste the following commands:

After installation you must enable Silverlight plugin by executing the following command in your terminal:

To disable Silverlight plugin run:

 

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How to Fix “Click Here to Enter Your Most Recent Password”

Click here to enter your most recent passoword

If you update your Microsoft account password you might get a message to “Click here to enter your most recent password (Important)“. Even if you supply the most current password for your account the message won’t go away.

Of course, you might think that switching from a Microsoft account to a local account and then back to a Microsoft Account the prompts would stop. Well… wrong! Every few days you would get prompt to enter your most recent password. This can be very frustrating!

Click here to enter your most recent passoword

This issue might be related with the way that Microsoft account credentials are stored in Credentials Manager in Control Panel – they are not being updated with the most recent password when it it’s typed in.

Solution to fix “Click Here to Enter Your Most Recent Password”

There is an easy fix for this – locate the credentials and delete it. To do that follow the next steps:

  1. Open Control Panel (press Win Key + X) and select User Accounts and Family Safety.Control Panel
  2. Under Credential Manager select Manage Windows Credentials 
  3. Make sure Windows Credentials is selected and locate Generic CredentialsCredential Manager - Fix “Click here to enter your most recent password (Important)”
  4. Locate the credentials named MicrosoftAccount:user=Your account_name and delete it.
  5. Log out and then log in with your account. The MicrosoftAccount:user= will be created again and the “Click Here to Enter Your Most Recent Password” prompt will not pop-up again.

If you are using CCleaner application you might want to turn off the “Network Password” option, because it can interfere with the system:

CCleaner - Network Passwords

This fix works for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

 

 

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How to rename Outlook.com account in navigation pane in Outlook 2013?

RENAME OUTLOOK.COM ACCOUNT IN NAVIGATION PANE IN OUTLOOK 2013

If you setup your Outlook.com account in Outlook 2013 using Exchange ActiveSync and want to rename the account from [email protected] to Personal, you cannot rename it as a regular IMAP/SMTP account: File > Account Settings > Select account and then Change… > More Settings…

However, you can rename the account by going to Send/Receive > Define Send/Receive Groups and edit the Group Name then select the account and click on the General tab. Under Mail Account you can name the account any way you want to.

Define Send/Receive Groups

Edit Send/Receive Groups

Rename Exchange Active Sync Account

Click OK and now you will see in Outlook pane the new account name.

 

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ThinkPad Fingerprint In Ubuntu 14.04

ThinkPad Fingerprint In Ubuntu

ThinkPad Fingerprint In Ubuntu or Linux Mint

Recently I switched to Ubuntu 14.04 trying to give Linux another chance (previously I tried Linux Mint which I find  an excellent distro for users migrating from Windows) and after finishing setting up my ThinkPad W520 I wanted to enable the fingerprint reader.

I found multiple solutions describing how to enable the fingerprint reader using, one of them was using fPrint but it wasn’t so “elegant” as Fingerprint GUI.

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Installing ThinkPad Fingerprint In Ubuntu

To enable the ThinkPad fingerprint in Ubuntu 14.04 you will need to add the following PPA and install Fingerprint GUI: ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint Continue reading ThinkPad Fingerprint In Ubuntu 14.04

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Change page orientation in Word 2013 for one page only

Portrait-Landscape Page

In order to change the page orientation in Word 2013 for one page only you have to use Section Breaks. First you should enable Paragraph marks and other hidden formatting symbols to be easier to work in your document

Enable paragraph marks

No go to the last page you want to keep current page orientation (usually the default orientation for all documents is Portrait) and select PAGE LAYOUT tab and click on Breaks > Next Page Continue reading Change page orientation in Word 2013 for one page only

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Add affiliate tracking code in Prestashop

Affiliate Marketing

In the example below I am using the tracking code for the 2Parale platform (www.2performant.com affiliate marketing network in Romania and Bulgaria). The tracking code received from them looks something like this:

Affiliate Marketing

The above tracking code is used to track if a sale has been completed successfully. In order to do that you must provide some variables:

  • __ADD_SALE_VALUE__ represents the total value of the sale (without taxes and shipping)
  •  __ADD_TRANSACTION_ID__ represents the unique transaction ID that identifies the transaction in your store
  •  __ADD_DESCRIPTION__  this is an informative message about the transaction (or the actual product description)

This tracking code must be added to your Thank You page, or order-confirmation.tpl file, which is located  in themes/theme/order-confirmation.tpl Continue reading Add affiliate tracking code in Prestashop

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Add Google Analytics tracking code to your Prestashop template

In addition to Google Analytics module available in Prestashop you can add Google Analytics tracking code to your Prestashop template – the code should be inserted into the themes\theme_name\footer.tpl file.

Insert the code before the closing </body> tag