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Thunderbird does not perform oath to hotmail.com

I've used thunderbird for a few years, but I think a recent change in outlook.com has messed things up. My account is detected to use oath2 for authorization, but when I… (read more)

I've used thunderbird for a few years, but I think a recent change in outlook.com has messed things up.

My account is detected to use oath2 for authorization, but when I click "done", it tries for a while and then say "unable to log into serve".

What I expect is that it would bring up a web browser or something so I could do the oath dance to enter my credentials, but that doesn't happen.

Asked by eric_gunnerson 4 hours ago

Your Thunderbird profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

I've gone through most of the questions asked regarding this and have tried to follow all of the directions but none of them work. Let me begin by saying this is the wor… (read more)

I've gone through most of the questions asked regarding this and have tried to follow all of the directions but none of them work. Let me begin by saying this is the worst time I've ever had at migrating from an old computer to a new computer using TB ever. EVER! This is the worst. I am moving from an ASUS Win11 to a HP Win11 so there shouldn't be that much of a problem. I've done this more than a few times so I know the drill of copying the %appdata% from one place to another. I have installed uninstalled deleted reinstalled, uninstalled reinstalled deleted three times and keep getting the same problem and have been doing this going on three days. I donated to get his copy and am about to ask for my donation back if I don't get a very simple answer. I keep getting that error message no matter what I do. I need a very simple walk through on how to get what I am able to save from the old computer into the new computer without a lot of magic and rain dancing and click here and delete this and see if this sticks. I need a very simple take your profile.zip and unpak it here then open TB and do this. PERIOD. The profile is on the same computer not a server. If I cannot get a quick down and dirty answer please just tell me and I'll ask for my donation back and move to MS outlook and deal with their FU'ed POS. I really don't know why TB has taken a turn for the worst here. But it's not looking good IMHO.

Asked by Frank 2 days ago

Last reply by Frank 13 hours ago

Can't reconfigure Thunderbird to receive or send.

Hi, Last week, my Thunderbird just stopped showing new incoming mail. I have tried many, many times to get it up and running with my new emails. I am with Telstra as my i… (read more)

Hi, Last week, my Thunderbird just stopped showing new incoming mail. I have tried many, many times to get it up and running with my new emails. I am with Telstra as my internet provider, running Windows 11 and Norton360. I am not able to send either. All my folders are OK, and I have not lost any content. I am able to see new emails on my Telstra email but I prefer to have Thunderbird. Please advise what to do. Ryan

Asked by rstec 18 hours ago

Last reply by christ1 13 hours ago

Email issues

Hello, my Cox email account was migrated to Yahoo mail. I can receive emails but now I can't send emails from Thunderbird. I've triple checked server settings. Please hel… (read more)

Hello, my Cox email account was migrated to Yahoo mail. I can receive emails but now I can't send emails from Thunderbird. I've triple checked server settings. Please help. Thanks-Vince

This is the message I get and it does this with all email addresses.


Sending of the message failed. An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: Request failed; Mailbox unavailable. Please verify that your email address is correct in your account settings and try again.

Asked by wlst101 5 days ago

Last reply by wlst101 16 hours ago

Some Message filters disabled on changing servers

I am running 115.11.0 on Ubuntu 22.04 I changed email SMTP servers, incoming and outgoing. First I migrated IMAP on the cloud between old host and new host. I connecte… (read more)

I am running 115.11.0 on Ubuntu 22.04

I changed email SMTP servers, incoming and outgoing. First I migrated IMAP on the cloud between old host and new host. I connected Thunderbird using existing a profile, just changed server information. After that email started coming into Thunderbird. I discovered a bunch of the filters had been disabled with no destination folder. Not all of them. Just maybe half. It knew the destination folder for the filter because it was at top of window when I would look at filter rule. I had to use that as guide as to what destination folder it should go to, and it filters fine.

Why were all these filters cleared of destination folder?

Asked by jack51 1 day ago

Last reply by jack51 16 hours ago

Can I Upgrade from 68.12.1 to 78.14.0 on MAC OS 10.11.6 ?

I'm having problems with the Cardbook add-on but it is up to date based on my version of TB. When I go into Preferences->Advanced-> Update 'Check for Updates' shows… (read more)

I'm having problems with the Cardbook add-on but it is up to date based on my version of TB. When I go into Preferences->Advanced-> Update 'Check for Updates' shows I'm up to date. However, when I check archived versions it looks like the last version that worked with a MAC release of less than 10.12 is 78.14.0.

I'm confused if I can upgrade to 78.14 and how I would do it?

Thanks for any advice

P.S. and yes, it's a very old Macbook from 2009.

Asked by DS256 4 days ago

Last reply by DS256 18 hours ago

migrate thunderbird to Office 365

I am migrating from Thunderbird to Office 365. I have moved the email by putting the Gmail details into Office 365. However could you please advise how I can migrate Task… (read more)

I am migrating from Thunderbird to Office 365. I have moved the email by putting the Gmail details into Office 365. However could you please advise how I can migrate Tasks , Calender and Contacts from Thunderbird to Office 365 without having to pay for an Mbox to pst conversion tool.

Asked by Trevor Evans 4 days ago

Last reply by Matt 19 hours ago

How to install.

I downloaded. I donated. Then a screen come up with an envelope and some love hearts saying "one more step". But there is no indication as to what that step is or how t… (read more)

I downloaded. I donated. Then a screen come up with an envelope and some love hearts saying "one more step". But there is no indication as to what that step is or how to take that step! How does one install this program?

Asked by mvine56 1 day ago

Last reply by Matt 22 hours ago

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tried to import emails by changing local directory

my windows 11 was crashed and browsing was not working so i repaired my window, thunderbird lost all profiles and data from the program but all the emails and folders nam… (read more)

my windows 11 was crashed and browsing was not working so i repaired my window, thunderbird lost all profiles and data from the program but all the emails and folders names i had are visible in local directory, so i tried to setup new account and then change local directory to my old directory. i did this few times before and it worked perfectly but now this method is not working and only handful of emails imported i need help and solution, these are years of emails and very important last few weeks important emails are missing

Asked by Azeem 007k 3 days ago

Answered by david 2 days ago

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Abort update after it downloaded but not installed yet

A computer is still running Thunderbird 102 happily. That is the plan -- the user is NOT prepared to deal with 115 and later, and the changes therein. Somehow, even thoug… (read more)

A computer is still running Thunderbird 102 happily. That is the plan -- the user is NOT prepared to deal with 115 and later, and the changes therein. Somehow, even though it was supposedly set to only install updates when you told it to, it downloaded and began the process of installing 115. So it's up and running now at 102, but says that when you restart, it will go to 115. Please don't tell me how wonderful 115 is; been there, done that, it's not my machine but it's someone near and dear to me who detests computers in the first place but has to use them so gratuitous changes are utterly unwelcome....

So is there a way to delete something and tell Thunderbird to just keep running 102 and not do the upgrade? If I have to reinstall 102 on top of the old profile, which contains many gigabytes of IMPORTANT mail, I can deal with that. I assume that the profile hasn't been munged yet by the update so I'm asking now. Thanks!

Asked by fred37 3 days ago

Answered by fred37 3 days ago

Can't install Thunderbird, also very slow

Hello! I have tried to install the normal Thunderbird on my PC for months now. Everytime all it does is count more and more files, folders etc. I can't get it to install… (read more)

Hello! I have tried to install the normal Thunderbird on my PC for months now. Everytime all it does is count more and more files, folders etc. I can't get it to install. The two screenshots were made within a few minutes. I let it install for around an hour one time and it simply counted more and more files without ever moving in progress. I really don't know what to do. Restarts, redownloads, nothing works. Maybe someone knows what's wrong. Thanks!

Asked by Phrimpy 4 months ago

Last reply by Phrimpy 3 days ago

TBird can't authenticate on Microsoft hotmail SMTP

After recent update to Thunderbird 115.11.0, I can't send emails through my hotmail smtp server. Error message: Sending of the message failed. The message could not be … (read more)

After recent update to Thunderbird 115.11.0, I can't send emails through my hotmail smtp server.

Error message: Sending of the message failed. The message could not be sent because the connection to Outgoing server (SMTP) smtp-mail.outlook.com timed out. Try again.

I read the Thunderbird update for 2024 information that recommends changing Normal Password to OAuth, but OAuth is not an option on the drop down list of methods. (see attached)

How do I fix this? Thanks

Asked by michaelknoerzer 3 days ago

Last reply by sfhowes 3 days ago

"failed to find the settings for your email account"

I've been getting error messages when I send emails using thunderbird about server timing out. As a last resort I tried removing all accounts, and just set it up again. B… (read more)

I've been getting error messages when I send emails using thunderbird about server timing out. As a last resort I tried removing all accounts, and just set it up again. But then I started getting the error message during manual configuration step "Thunderbird failed to find the settings for your email account". I've already tried creating a new profile I'm still getting the same error.

here's the manual configuration I'm working with Incoming: IMAP, port 993, SSL/TLS, Normal password Outgoing: port 587, STARTTLS, Normal password

our team uses GoDaddy for email domains - not sure if that's relevant or not. other teammates have been able to set it up successfully. Same configuration, account and password.

Asked by Lyra Lambatin 3 days ago

Last reply by david 3 days ago

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Not Updating on Windows 10

I am posting this on my Mac Monterey; but the problem is on my Windows 10. It is similar to my last post about Firefox on that system. Updating is hanging. About Thund… (read more)

I am posting this on my Mac Monterey; but the problem is on my Windows 10. It is similar to my last post about Firefox on that system. Updating is hanging. About Thunderbird shows an update available, just as that feature on Firefox did last week. However, though it indicates that it is attempting to download, it shows that nothing is downloading. So, there is a spinning icon on the left, but zero bytes downloading, just as Firefox did. After a restart last week Firefox applied the download. The same action occurs now with Thunderbird. To contrast, that same update just downloaded and applied on this Mac Monterey. The version on Windows 10 is 115.10.2, 64-Bit. There is a general Windows Update problem on that system. Edge, on the other hand, downloads its updates without any problem. I just ran a Troubleshooter that Windows makes available under Settings, Update and Security, Troubleshoot. Right now I am about to restart that computer.

Asked by tightpurchaser 1 week ago

Answered by tightpurchaser 3 days ago

Lost all data

Had all my emails stored locally. Accidentally uninstalled Thunderbird. Reinstalled. Unable to Import my old settings from my "profile". Error message says "Unexpected… (read more)

Had all my emails stored locally. Accidentally uninstalled Thunderbird. Reinstalled. Unable to Import my old settings from my "profile". Error message says "Unexpected error" Was able to import configuration alone, but it was all wrong. Can't set up my gmail account. Error message "Malformed server" Please help

Asked by nightrad 2 weeks ago

Last reply by nightrad 3 days ago

How to purge local copies of email for IMAP accounts

Once you add a new account, you have to race to open up the settings and turn off the "Download all mails" setting that is hardwired as the default. Even after having don… (read more)

Once you add a new account, you have to race to open up the settings and turn off the "Download all mails" setting that is hardwired as the default. Even after having done that, I am left with GB of copies of mail messages that I don't want to store on my local system.

How do I get rid of those local copies? Compacting doesn't seem to do it - there's no "Compact now" button in any case. I don't know what "when it will save over N MB in total" means, exactly. Save compared to what? Now 50% off!

Likewise, if I have Message Synchronizing (Keep messages in all folders etc) turned off, but Disk Space - Synchronize all messages locally regardless of age is still selected, is it going to download copies anyway or no?

If it will download anyway, or if it already did download, if I change the Synchronizing setting to "only the last 30 days" will it remove the older local copies? When?

The only "recover disk space" option deletes both local copies and originals on the remote server.

There really should be a "purge local copies" action available in the client. It may be that it is OK to go out to the OS and remove certain files myself, but maybe it won't be in the future. Every note that is about "Simply open a Terminal window..." describes specific files that don't quite match what I see here in May of 2024 on a Mac. But the tool itself knows what can be removed safely.

Asked by bradbulger 5 days ago

Last reply by david 4 days ago

Unable to connect to your IMAP server. You may have exceeded the maximum number of connections to this server

Upgraded my Ubuntu server from 18.04 -> 20.04 and now I'm getting this error message "Unable to connect to your IMAP server. You may have exceeded the maximum number o… (read more)

Upgraded my Ubuntu server from 18.04 -> 20.04 and now I'm getting this error message "Unable to connect to your IMAP server. You may have exceeded the maximum number of connections to this server" from TB on my desktop. I've tried reducing the number of cached servers, and restarting my phone and nothing works.

Asked by Andrew DeFaria 4 months ago

Last reply by diane37 4 days ago

Using multiple profiles not working in Thunderbird 115

Thunderbird 115 included in 24.04 LTS installation. My profiles are located on the SD card working well on other two laptops running ubuntu 22.04. Swap SD cards between … (read more)

Thunderbird 115 included in 24.04 LTS installation.

My profiles are located on the SD card working well on other two laptops running ubuntu 22.04. Swap SD cards between two laptops is my way of working with Thunderbird since 13.04.

After installation 24.04 LTS (and Thunderbird 115 included). Following the instruction for adding old profile to the new Thunderbird. Help->thunderbird information->about:profiles. Creating new profile. 1) Using the function CHOOSE FOLDER indicated the path to the profile /media/VB/AB49-E208/Thunderbird profile 2) The path to the folder shown by Thunderbird is different (and strange): /run/user/1000/doc/58235/Thunderbird

When looking into the directory tree the folder is empty (obviously). Thunderbird therefore cannot reach the profile located on SD card and doesn't work.

QUESTION: Is there any way to overwrite the profile folder path in Thunderbird 115 ?

Asked by vlaben 1 week ago

Last reply by vlaben 4 days ago