Thunderbird Preferences Relevant to Enterprises

  • Revision slug: Thunderbird/Deploying_Thunderbird_in_the_Enterprise/Thunderbird_Preferences_Relevant_to_Enterprises
  • Revision title: Thunderbird Preferences Relevant to Enterprises
  • Revision id: 30244
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  • Comment Fix the cloud files pref name; 2 words added, 4 words removed

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Preferences related to use of Thunderbird in enterprises

Filelink

{{ tb_minversion_inline("13") }}

Filelink is a feature that allows users to upload big files to various servers and send a link to the attachment in the email, rather than the attachment itself. This has benefits for sending the email, especially when sending to multiple users.

It is possible for other providers/accounts types to be set up; we are working on documenting that at the moment.

  • mail.cloud_files.enabled
    • Default: true
    • Default Action: Prompts the user to see if they wish to send a link for big file attachments, rather than the link itself
    • Notes:
      • When viewing the preferences dialog, all other options are currently shown as enabled, see {{ bug("736040") }}

Instant Messaging

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Instant Messaging allows the user to access different types of messaging accounts, e.g. twitter, irc and general chat.

  • mail.chat.enabled
    • Default: true
    • Default Action: Enables access to the Instant Messaging user interface in Thunderbird
    • Notes:
      • Although all the UI options to access Instant Messaging itself are disabled, the preferences window still shows the Chat options, see {{ bug("735347") }}

Major Version Upgrades

Migration Assistant

  • {{ tb_minversion_inline("3.1rc1") }} mailnews.ui.show.migration.on.upgrade
    • Default: true
    • Default Action: Shows the migration assistant when we're upgrading a profile from 3.0 or earlier.

Offline Download / Synchronisation

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  • mail.server.default.offline_download
    • Default: true
    • Default Action: Used to determine if newly created folders are set to take part in offline download or not.
    • Notes:
      • This is the default value for all servers/accounts, i.e. when the mail.server.server<n>.offline_download is not set.
  • mail.server.server<n>.offline_download
    • Default: true
    • Default Action: Used to determine if newly created folders are set to take part in offline download or not.
    • Notes:
      • This value is typically not present unless it has been specifically overridden.
      • Overrides mail.server.default.offline_download for server<n>

{{ tb_minversion_inline("3.0.5") }} Both preferences now also have the behaviour that if offline_download is true for an account/server, then on upgrade from Thunderbird 2, all existing IMAP folders will be updated to take part in offline download.

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<p>Preferences related to use of Thunderbird in enterprises</p>
<h2>Filelink</h2>
<p>{{ tb_minversion_inline("13") }}</p>
<p>Filelink is a feature that allows users to upload big files to various servers and send a link to the attachment in the email, rather than the attachment itself. This has benefits for sending the email, especially when sending to multiple users.</p>
<p>It is possible for other providers/accounts types to be set up; we are working on documenting that at the moment.</p>
<ul> <li>mail.cloud_files.enabled <ul> <li>Default: true</li> <li>Default Action: Prompts the user to see if they wish to send a link for big file attachments, rather than the link itself</li> <li>Notes: <ul> <li>When viewing the preferences dialog, all other options are currently shown as enabled, see {{ bug("736040") }}</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li>
</ul>
<h2>Instant Messaging</h2>
<p>{{ tb_minversion_inline("13") }}</p>
<p>Instant Messaging allows the user to access different types of messaging accounts, e.g. twitter, irc and general chat.</p>
<ul> <li>mail.chat.enabled <ul> <li>Default: true</li> <li>Default Action: Enables access to the Instant Messaging user interface in Thunderbird</li> <li>Notes: <ul> <li>Although all the UI options to access Instant Messaging itself are disabled, the preferences window still shows the Chat options, see {{ bug("735347") }}</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li>
</ul>
<h2><span class="mw-headline">Major Version Upgrades </span></h2>
<h3><span class="mw-headline">Migration Assistant </span></h3>
<ul> <li>{{ tb_minversion_inline("3.1rc1") }} mailnews.ui.show.migration.on.upgrade <ul> <li>Default: true</li> <li>Default Action: Shows the migration assistant when we're upgrading a profile from 3.0 or earlier.</li> </ul> </li>
</ul>
<h3><span class="mw-headline">Offline Download / Synchronisation </span></h3>
<p>{{ tb_minversion_inline("3.0") }}</p>
<ul> <li>mail.server.default.offline_download <ul> <li>Default: true</li> <li>Default Action: Used to determine if newly created folders are set to take part in offline download or not.</li> <li>Notes: <ul> <li>This is the default value for all servers/accounts, i.e. when the mail.server.server&lt;n&gt;.offline_download is not set.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> <li>mail.server.server&lt;n&gt;.offline_download <ul> <li>Default: true</li> <li>Default Action: Used to determine if newly created folders are set to take part in offline download or not.</li> <li>Notes: <ul> <li>This value is typically not present unless it has been specifically overridden.</li> <li>Overrides mail.server.default.offline_download for server&lt;n&gt;</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li>
</ul>
<p>{{ tb_minversion_inline("3.0.5") }} Both preferences now also have the behaviour that if offline_download is true for an account/server, then on upgrade from Thunderbird 2, all existing IMAP folders will be updated to take part in offline download.</p>
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