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Ceyarrecks
 
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Post Posted September 13th, 2018, 9:42 am

Excuse me Please:

Where might one find the option to prevent/disable Lightning from presenting the Welcome to Thunderbird?
As well as all the incessant "Sorry - we are unable to communicate with our sign-in server,..."
Funny,.. I do not recall ever telling either program to communicate with anyone,...
(Lightning being used as a Stand-alone Calendar only)

Thank you for the assistance.
CAH

morat
 
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Post Posted September 13th, 2018, 10:51 am

Try setting the mail.provider.enabled preference to false, then restart.

Account Provisioning
http://developer.mozilla.org/docs/Mozil ... ovisioning

There is a sneaky preference to suppress the "Mail Account Setup" dialog, but it deletes itself after suppression.

Reference
http://dxr.mozilla.org/comm-esr52/search?q=mail.provider.suppress_dialog_on_startup

Ceyarrecks
 
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Post Posted September 13th, 2018, 4:15 pm

Thank you once again morat for your input,...
might I ask in which file I may find the mentioned provider reference to edit?

morat
 
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Post Posted September 13th, 2018, 4:31 pm

Here are instructions to toggle a preference in the config editor.

http://support.mozilla.org/kb/config-editor

The mail.provider.enabled preference set to false disables the Welcome to Thunderbird dialog.

Ceyarrecks
 
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Post Posted September 13th, 2018, 5:35 pm

Thank you again Morat,
I found to edit about:config(prefs.js) I actually had to go to Tools/Options/Advanced/General tab (Advanced Configuration) [Config Editor...] button.
However, yes, the program is now presenting a Mail Account Setup dialog box.
So if I may ask, what is the preference to prevent TB from presenting an Account Setup dialog box?

morat
 
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Post Posted September 13th, 2018, 9:52 pm

Here are the only two workarounds that I know of.

1. (for normal users)

ShortFuse wrote:Why don't you just set Thunderbird up with a free new email account and just not use it. Configure the server settings never to get mail. That will do away with the constant mail set up.

More info: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=2225351

2. (for advanced users)

Try locking the mail.provider.suppress_dialog_on_startup preference to true using the autoconfig.js and mozilla.cfg files.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Locking_preferences
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Installation_directory

* <installation folder>\defaults\pref\autoconfig.js

Code: Select all
// autoconfig.js file needs to start with a comment line

pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg");
pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0);

* <installation folder>\mozilla.cfg

Code: Select all
// mozilla.cfg file needs to start with a comment line

lockPref("mail.provider.suppress_dialog_on_startup", true);

Ceyarrecks
 
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Post Posted September 14th, 2018, 2:37 am

whoa! Lots to absorb,...
However, that is what I so appreciate about Open Source: the ability to configure applications to the Nth degree! :)

Thank You!
CAH

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