Unable to enter Thunderbird account

Hello, I have problems signing in Thunderbird, it asks me for a password and though I am sure I enter the correct one it does not give me access and there is no way to pu… (read more)

Hello, I have problems signing in Thunderbird, it asks me for a password and though I am sure I enter the correct one it does not give me access and there is no way to put a new password also so how I am supposed to use Thunderbird again. I can do that with roundcube but Thunderbird does not give me access and to be honest I am a bit frustrated.

Asked by Radostina Vatova 1 hour ago

Email settings

"Unable to connect to IMAP server. You may have exceeded the maximum number of connections to this server. If so, use the Advanced IMAP Server Settings dialog to reduce t… (read more)

"Unable to connect to IMAP server. You may have exceeded the maximum number of connections to this server. If so, use the Advanced IMAP Server Settings dialog to reduce the number of cached connections." I do not have that option under Advanced Server Settings. I'm using POP3 mail server with Optusnet.

Asked by whenangelscry 5 hours ago

How to search for an old calendar event.

How can I get back to being able to search for an old calendar event of up to 2 years ago, now that a recent Thunderbird update removed that ability and replaced it with … (read more)

How can I get back to being able to search for an old calendar event of up to 2 years ago, now that a recent Thunderbird update removed that ability and replaced it with the 7 search periods option box to the left of the 'contain' search window?

Asked by dsshaw033 6 hours ago

Cannot add/configure new email account/address

I have been given an email account as a board member of a local non-profit organization. I have tried but cannot get it to work in Thunderbird. It does, however, work o… (read more)

I have been given an email account as a board member of a local non-profit organization. I have tried but cannot get it to work in Thunderbird. It does, however, work on my Apple devices (iPad, iPhone & Watch). I'm missing important correspondence by not being able to get on my desktop. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Asked by dkupchak1 5 days ago

Last reply by dkupchak1 7 hours ago

Crashed Drive: What folder/file contains my Thunderbird info (folders, layout, etc)?

Hi. My hard drive crashed. I have a new pc and the old drive is readable in a drive enclosure hooked up to new PC via usb. I have done the typical search for the appda… (read more)

Hi. My hard drive crashed. I have a new pc and the old drive is readable in a drive enclosure hooked up to new PC via usb. I have done the typical search for the appdata profile file, but I am not sure what I have here. I have attached a screenshot of the old drive and a global search on "Thunderbird". I am not sure where the profile file is residing. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.

Asked by mark550 1 week ago

Last reply by mark550 8 hours ago

Thunderbird started showing "x messages downloaded" but no new messages are displayed

This is a recent change, and in fact I don't *think* there's a "missing message" problem after reading and watching for a couple of days. I *think* something has changed … (read more)

This is a recent change, and in fact I don't *think* there's a "missing message" problem after reading and watching for a couple of days. I *think* something has changed and Thunderbird reports having "downloaded x messages" even if it *just downloaded them a moment ago*.

So it may download 5 messages, then a few seconds later you hit the Get Messages button, and there are no actual new messages but it still reports "5 messages downloaded" but nothing new is shown. As of last week, it would have reported "there are no new messages" when you hit that button soon after having received messages.

So I think:

  • there is no serious messages-missing problem
  • there is a disconcerting issue with a change in how Thunderbird reports status where a message arrival state is "sticky" and for some duration after getting new messages it will re-report the count of the last receipt when asked to download when there are no new messages.

I could be wrong about either of these, but there's a definite change in a behavior that I'd gotten very accustomed to. It is alarming to hit the button, see a message regarding some number of new messages, and receive none.

I'm guessing others, like me, spent some time panicking, searching forums, repairing the inbox... I think I'm as interested in confirming that there isn't a bigger problem as I am in getting back to the accustomed behavior.

Hope this is useful; thanks for your attention!

Currently on 115.11.0 (64-bit) on Windows 11; first occurred at least one version prior.

Asked by jesse.ransom 8 hours ago

Cannot delete emails from Microsoft 365 email account

Hi, As the title suggests, I am unable to delete emails from my work Microsoft account. On attempting to delete an email, the following message is displayed: "The curre… (read more)

Hi, As the title suggests, I am unable to delete emails from my work Microsoft account.

On attempting to delete an email, the following message is displayed:

"The current operation on "Inbox" did not succeed. The mail server for account [email] responded: [TRYCREATE] The destination mailbox could not be found."

Checking the account settings, it seems Thunderbird cannot see the "Deleted Items" folder (it only shows Inbox and Drafts). I have attached images to show what I mean, comparing with a personal Microsoft/Outlook account where it sends deleted email to the correct place.

Using the latest Thunderbird version that is available on the Microsoft Store version on Windows 11. (115.9.0) I have tried removing and re-adding the account yet the problem persists. Any troubleshooting ideas welcome!

Asked by NDav02 11 hours ago

"lost" emails until today.

using 115.10.1 for emails... each day there are plenty so i pile them up into one place until the folder reaches a size or a date and then we start over. yesterday, the p… (read more)

using 115.10.1 for emails... each day there are plenty so i pile them up into one place until the folder reaches a size or a date and then we start over. yesterday, the pc updated and almost immediately the search was gone. i would type abc on the search bar and it would take for ever to scan through the messages. then i would click on the email i wanted but something else would open up in the message pane... https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/may-14-2024-kb5037768-os-builds-19044-4412-and-19045-4412-cb676101-1641-4a6c-b512-8b277606c6e3 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/kb5034441-windows-recovery-environment-update-for-windows-10-version-21h2-and-22h2-january-9-2024-62c04204-aaa5-4fee-a02a-2fdea17075a8

today, i guess, it crashed completely . it started by firing of a warning that not enough space is provided which was not true, then it downloaded 10 messages at once... after a while, the message pane was lost. you click on an email and nothing. it selects it but nothing shows up. blank screen. double click, also opens a new blank tab. fearing a totally corrupt database or even a re-install i pressed repair on the folder. took ages. now, though, i have the profile folder in my PC intact, but TB refuses to load it. i only see the 20 emails i got lately. like starting a new profile all over again...

Asked by george 1 day ago

Last reply by george 13 hours ago

Thunderbird does not recognize my email address as "Me"

It's pretty self explanatory. I have three different email address configured within Thunderbird and it does not recognize any of them as "Me". Within each account, they … (read more)

It's pretty self explanatory. I have three different email address configured within Thunderbird and it does not recognize any of them as "Me". Within each account, they are displayed like anyone else's email.

Been using TB for over a decade and cannot for the life of me figure this out.

Any help is appreciated.

Asked by tenkara39 13 hours ago

Going to ask again (can't open attachments)

I'm going to ask this question again. Has anyone seen this? If so, what does it mean? When attaching a pdf or other file to an email, I can't open it to check it befor… (read more)

I'm going to ask this question again. Has anyone seen this? If so, what does it mean? When attaching a pdf or other file to an email, I can't open it to check it before sending.

C:\Users\***\Desktop\*****.pdf could not be opened, because the associated helper application does not exist. Change the association in your preferences.

What is a helper application and how do I fix this?

Thank you

Asked by tseabrook 14 hours ago

Last reply by tseabrook 13 hours ago

Still get automatic start of browser with donation request after donation

Hi I decided to donate so I could get rid of the automatic start of my browser showing the request for donation screen whenever I open Thunderbird. Even though I received… (read more)

Hi I decided to donate so I could get rid of the automatic start of my browser showing the request for donation screen whenever I open Thunderbird. Even though I received the confirmation that I successfully donated, I still get the annoying request for donation. How do I stop the auto load of the browser?

Asked by pauljohnston1957 1 day ago

Last reply by pauljohnston1957 14 hours ago

Inbox within an inbox

I've been noticing apparent duplicate messages within my unified folders inbox on my desktop recently. Looking further I notice that one of my accounts has 'INBOX' as on… (read more)

I've been noticing apparent duplicate messages within my unified folders inbox on my desktop recently.

Looking further I notice that one of my accounts has 'INBOX' as one of its subfolders which is where the problem appears to stem from. When I look at that account in isolation (ie not in unified folders) I can still see the inbox as a subfolder.

The subfolder 'INBOX' appears to be a duplicate of the account's main inbox (it contains the same number of emails), which may account for the appearance of duplicates.

At a guess this is probably related to inadvertent moving of folders. I find that when trying to use the scroll bar (to scroll down the subfolder list), if the mouse strays slightly to the left it will pick up a subfolder and move it unintentionally. This can cause all sorts of problems with disappearing emails and the folder structures showing differently on different computers.

In this case the duplicate email problem only happens on my desktop. On my laptop I can still see a subfolder named 'INBOX' but it shows as empty and I don't see the duplicate emails in unified folders.

It would be really useful if Mozilla could introduce a 'confirm folder move' feature as that would eradicate inadvertent moves.

How do I resolve the apparent duplicate emails on my desktop? I am somewhat reticent to delete the subfolder 'INBOX' for fear of the potential consequences. . .

Asked by allan55 2 weeks ago

Last reply by allan55 15 hours ago

Can't use Thunderbird for hotmail account

Hi! Trying to use Thunderbird to connect to my hotmail account but get an error message that says I can't log into "server" due to the prefs or login details are wrong. … (read more)

Hi!

Trying to use Thunderbird to connect to my hotmail account but get an error message that says I can't log into "server" due to the prefs or login details are wrong. Have tried to search around for answers but can't see that anything is wrong. Any idea what to do? Use windows 10 professional.

Asked by olle.eklund 15 hours ago

My mails are automatically corrupted or deleted

My mails are automatically corrupted or deleted from system. Before my mail corrupted i had try to make folders for inbox mails and during this process my some of mails … (read more)

My mails are automatically corrupted or deleted from system.

Before my mail corrupted i had try to make folders for inbox mails and during this process my some of mails are automatically deleted lr corrupted.

How can i resolve this issue Please guide me

Asked by patelmaitri2905 15 hours ago

Lost all sub folders beneath the folder Archives

Hello Thunderbird users! Today my father lost all the sub folders below the folder Archives. Doe anybody know how to get them back? I tried the following: Clicked o… (read more)

Hello Thunderbird users!

Today my father lost all the sub folders below the folder Archives. Doe anybody know how to get them back?

I tried the following:

The strange thing is I also don't see any .sbd or .msf files, with one of the names he mentions, under the directory Mail (in the profile directory). How can they suddenly disappear or be deleted?


If someone knows how to get the folders (with the e-mails) back, that would be very much appreciated!

Asked by j.verhoeckx 1 week ago

Last reply by j.verhoeckx 17 hours ago

Sometimes a mail comes in, a notification sound is played - but no notification pops up (Thunderbird notification)

Sometimes a mail comes in, a notification sound is played - but no notification pops up (Thunderbird notification). How come? The mail comes in normally and arrives in … (read more)

Sometimes a mail comes in, a notification sound is played - but no notification pops up (Thunderbird notification).

How come?

The mail comes in normally and arrives in the inbox - it has no filter settings.


Thanks!

Asked by Yogev W 22 hours ago

Last reply by Yogev W 17 hours ago

Strange - some folders open expanded but others do not and different each session!

I am running Supernova version 115.5.2 and have a strange situation (maybe it's normal) when opening it. If I have received any emails for any account in a previous sess… (read more)

I am running Supernova version 115.5.2 and have a strange situation (maybe it's normal) when opening it.

If I have received any emails for any account in a previous session, then when I open a new session, the folders for these accounts open expanded and other accounts that did not receive any emails, remain collapsed.

I know there are others who have various issues regarding all folders expanded or collapsed but in Thunderbird before Supernova, I always collapsed all my folders and opened a new session with everything collapsed.

So can anyone tell me how to set-up Supernova so that when I collapse all my folders at the end of a session, a new session will open with all the folders still collapsed?

Thanks.

Asked by Hawkeye58 5 months ago

Last reply by Hawkeye58 18 hours ago

Cannot Add Attachments to emails

Only in the last 24 hours,I cannot add Attachements to emails I downloaded Microsoft Iview & that change Preferences on a lot of Apps Below is a examaple of it,I hav… (read more)

Only in the last 24 hours,I cannot add Attachements to emails I downloaded Microsoft Iview & that change Preferences on a lot of Apps Below is a examaple of it,I have tried different PDF Readers & they all do the same If I Go To The actual Folder in D Drive,then they will all open ok Please assist Thank you Darryl.Smith

D:\SCAN DOCUMENTS\D & L Smith new Certified Id Documents 2023\ID Ds Passport 2023.pdf could not be opened, because the associated helper application does not exist. Change the association in your preferences.

Asked by smithassoc 23 hours ago