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How to install TEBE

PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:51 pm
by chocka
Since I found FEBE, I am fan yours. So I downloaded TEBE, because I like the automated backup function. I have the TEBEbeta(20090105_115843).zip file, but if winrar it, I get something from which I do not know what to do with it. Please, explain how to install it?!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:07 pm
by cbaker_admin
Installing extensions in Thunderbird is a little bit different than Firefox. Since Thunderbird does not have a built-in browser, you cannot just navigate to a site, click on an .xpi and have it automatically install itself. For the same reason, you can't attempt to download the Thunderbird .xpi with Firefox because Firefox would try to install it in itself. To get around this, many times the .xpi is available as a .zip instead (since an .xpi is nothing more than a renamed .zip file anyway).

To make a long story short, just rename TEBEbeta(20090105_115843).zip to TEBEbeta(20090105_115843).xpi and install it through the Thunderbird add-on manager - Tools > Add-ons > Install....

PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:13 am
by chocka
cbaker_admin wrote:(since an .xpi is nothing more than a renamed .zip file anyway).

Never know, but as simple as to know. Thanx.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:13 pm
by chocka
Its a pity, it works only on Thunderbird v3.0 and higher. And I still uses TB

Is it possible to install v3.0 over the old TB version, without losing any of my old TB version, like mails; addresses; add-ons etc of TB??? Otherwise I need to wait for v3.0 will updated into the old TB. And NO I do not want to use two TB's next to eachother, I you can understand me.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:10 pm
by cbaker_admin
Thunderbird 3.0 is still in beta so I wouldn't depend on it as my only email client.

Re: How to install TEBE

PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:35 pm
by cocoleshea
Hi, I've downloaded TEBE and changed it to .xpi. However, when I try to install it in Thuderbird I get an error that says it is not a valid package. Obviously, I am doing something wrong here. Just trying to backup my emails so I can transfer them to a new computer...

Re: How to install TEBE

PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:33 pm
by cbaker_admin
How are you trying to install TEBE? Have you tried the steps outlined here?

Re: How to install TEBE

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:34 pm
by puduncle
Perhaps someone can set me straight. I downloaded TEBE. In the downloads folder the file does not show the extension, so I added .xpi, and this resulted in an file when I brought it up in Winzip. So, then I opened Winzip and deleted the .zip in a Winzip window, and then I was not able to do anything with this. I have the 17.0.2 version of Thunderbird. Pardon my ignorance, but could someone please spell out exactly from beginning to end how to proceed. FEBE was easy to install for FireFox because it was automatic.

Re: How to install TEBE

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:51 pm
by cbaker_admin
Download the latest TEBE by clicking this link. In the download window that Fx brings up, the file name to save is listed as "". Remove the ".zip" at the end and save the file as "".

In Thunderbird, click Tools > Add-ons > ("gear" icon) > Install Add-on from file.... Navigate to where you saved, double-click on the name and follow the prompts to finish the installation.