Emails from LOCAL Folders missing when moving them to a new Windows 11 PC

I've just got a new Win 11 PC and have followed the method to transfer all the emails in my Local folders to the new PC. TBH I've tried many of the methods without succe… (read more)

I've just got a new Win 11 PC and have followed the method to transfer all the emails in my Local folders to the new PC. TBH I've tried many of the methods without success.

I've copied the folders from the relevant directory on the old Win 10 PC onto a USB. With TB closed on the new PC I've copied the folders from the USB to a new Folder in Local Folders directory.

When I open TB, of the ~7,500 emails I copy, only 282 appear

I've tried this many times now with no luck What am I doing wrong please?

tia Pete

Asked by retepgr 2 hours ago

Last reply by retepgr 3 minutes ago

Using TB to download the same email from Gmail account on 2 different computers

Hello, I have been struggling with this issue for some time and finally thought maybe someone in the support forums could help. Here is my concern: I have two laptops, ea… (read more)

Hello,

I have been struggling with this issue for some time and finally thought maybe someone in the support forums could help. Here is my concern:

I have two laptops, each running Thunderbird. They both can access my local ISP and download email – whatever email is on that server will download to both laptops, no matter which one polls for it first. And mail will remain on that server until I delete it from there since TB is set to leave messages on server.

I thought I could set up my Gmail account that way – so that each laptop using TB could download all recent email – and both could get all of the email, no matter which one accessed it first.

Well – it doesn’t seem that it works that way. If I download the email to laptop A – then when I try from laptop B – it doesn’t download any that was already downloaded to laptop A, and visa versa, since apparently it is only downloading each email once – to whichever laptop polls for it first – not both like my local email server.

I have Gmail set up as POP, with the option to leave messages on server checked, and each laptop works fine independently – but all of the email can never be downloaded to both laptops – one is always missing some.

After I download any messages, the messages that are downloaded are not marked as read on the Gmail server - they remain marked as unread, but they will only download to the first laptop that polls for new messages.

I was hoping that someone might be able to tell me a trick to make this work. I do not want to change to IMAP since it seems that would make the "confusion" worse - if one laptop deletes a message, it would be deleted from the server as well. I want to continue to use POP3, but I want each laptop to operate independently and be able to get all of the new email that is on the server - no matter which one polls first.

I did read the info about Recent mode - but I'm not sure that will work as it seems it will only "show" 30 days of emails - what about the rest? I have many going back several years that I want to keep, and don't want anything to delete them either from TB or Gmail.

Seems there must be a way to do this, and it seems like it is a TB issue in the settings.

I appreciate any help that anyone can offer. Thanks!

Asked by LHiggins2023 8 hours ago

Last reply by LHiggins2023 39 minutes ago

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les boites mail(2) scintillent et pas possible d'arreter le phénomene.de plus ^pour supprimer un message pas possible non plus.Bref cette panne est a répétition....Je com… (read more)

les boites mail(2) scintillent et pas possible d'arreter le phénomene.de plus ^pour supprimer un message pas possible non plus.Bref cette panne est a répétition....Je commence à faire des recherche pour changer thunderbird...de bplus c'est en anglais et comme il ont quittés l'europe qu'il reste chez eux langue comprise....hascoetjeanpaul@orange.fr

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Importing .pst into Thunderbird removes addresses in "Sent" folder

A month ago, I decided to give Thunderbird a try as my email client coming from MS Outlook. I used the import functionality to import my from my Outlook installation's .p… (read more)

A month ago, I decided to give Thunderbird a try as my email client coming from MS Outlook.

I used the import functionality to import my from my Outlook installation's .pst files.

Everything seemed to work and I have been using Thunderbird for a month now.

Today however, I required to look up past sent emails. The Sent folder is there. It imported and the messages are there. Unfortunately the "From" and "To" fields have had their email addresses replaced with just the person's name. This is not consistent but is true perhaps 80% of the time.

The From field of course just has my name The sent field in most cases only has the recipient's name, though there is the rare email that does show the email address.

Is there a method to correct this?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by fwilson00 1 week ago

Last reply by fwilson00 2 hours ago

Thunderbird and MailFence Config Doesn't Cooperate

In my ongoing effort to divorce myself from all things Google, I have installed Thunderbird and acquired a MailFence email address. Today I finally got around to getting… (read more)

In my ongoing effort to divorce myself from all things Google, I have installed Thunderbird and acquired a MailFence email address. Today I finally got around to getting things configured, but I'm at all stop for now. This I cannot unravel. Loaded Thunderbird

Config T'bird for my old Gmail account - all ok, retrieving email headers and designed. All working fine.

Entered mailfence address and password into the "Add Email Account" and hit enter

Thunderbird responds with the "found auto config" text or words to that effect. - All Green - Hit Enter

Server responds with there's a problem with username and password

Ok. I go to Firefox and easily login to my Mailfence email account using the same account info that I tried to use with IMAP server...no problems.

Account info works fine for the WebMail service and fails for the IMAP service.

Now I'm really scratching my head; do the Mailfence webmail and IMAP servers use different account info?

Help

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Hello, I think I already asked for this, but I have an account at amis.net and Thunderbird does not even open the connection 99% of the time. When clicking on "Get messa… (read more)

Hello,

I think I already asked for this, but I have an account at amis.net and Thunderbird does not even open the connection 99% of the time. When clicking on "Get messages" nothing happens?

Why is that?

Best regards, Igor

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I am now using the default storage folder for TB: AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\vsapyic3.default" This is on my "C" Drive but I need tio migrate it to the larger D… (read more)

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Thanks

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