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Returning to Thunderbird Email, After ATT Forced Me to Leave Thunderbird in 2020

In November of 2020, I was forced by ATT to stop using Thunderbird as my email client, for both incoming & outgoing email. ATT changed its security protocols, and th… (read more)

In November of 2020, I was forced by ATT to stop using Thunderbird as my email client, for both incoming & outgoing email. ATT changed its security protocols, and that required that I begin (at that time) using ATT's (pathetic) email client.

I have used the very clumsy, very limited ATT / YAHOO email client ever since... and, hated every minute of it.

I had previously used Thunderbird for 10-20 years, literally, and I loved the dynamic functionality which Thunderbird offered.

Since then, I have hated my ATT / YAHOO email experience, and I would like to start using Thunderbird again, if that is possible, considering the ATT security protocols.

Can anyone help me ?

Lee Sinoff [email removed from public] Palm Bay, FL

Asked by professional_resources 3 hours ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 hour ago

Thunderbird Inbox Threads not wanted

I have just had to have Thunderbird re-installed on a new hard drive. Replies to my emails are now shown out of date order, in thread format. I Hate this!! How can I retu… (read more)

I have just had to have Thunderbird re-installed on a new hard drive. Replies to my emails are now shown out of date order, in thread format. I Hate this!! How can I return to my former view of all my Inbox mail showing every email separately in order of date, and Not in threads? I have spent an hour searching the settings and cannot figure this out. TIA.

Asked by plr66 1 hour ago

loginin

I was using thunderbird got away from it and now i trying to use it again.. I can not set my password and login. thanks

Asked by smithcp318 1 hour ago

Can't login to Thunderbird

Yesterday, all of a sudden I can't login to my Thunderbird account at sannies@mailfence.com. Error message shows, "Login to server imap.mailfence.com with username sanni… (read more)

Yesterday, all of a sudden I can't login to my Thunderbird account at sannies@mailfence.com. Error message shows, "Login to server imap.mailfence.com with username sannies failed." I tried again and got the following error message, "Cannot connect to the server. You may have exceeded the number of connections to the server" I'm not sure I understand that. I have one email account for Mailfence. However, there may be an old profile somewhere on my computer that hasn't been used since I move a year ago. What does "number of connections" to the server mean if it doesn't mean when I'm connected to the server? Nothing has changed about my username and password. I tried the suggestions on the Help site. They did not work. My security shows that Thunderbird is not blocked. Windows Firewall shows that it is not blocked. OP is Windows 10 (updated Jan 2023. Security suite is Avast One (updated Jan 2023). Server is Mailfence. I use the latest version of Thunderbird. BTW - Your "Email me when someone answers the thread" does not work when I check it.

Asked by Sannies 2 hours ago

Everytime I reply to an email all of the windows minimize

I started a new job last year and I have been using Thunderbird to monitor multiple email accounts. it is a really great product. I have had to deal with one "feature" fo… (read more)

I started a new job last year and I have been using Thunderbird to monitor multiple email accounts. it is a really great product.

I have had to deal with one "feature" for my entire career with this software and that is the behavior of the windows when I reply to a message; each time I go to reply it minimizes each other window.

When this first happened I thought for sure this is toggleable! I must've spent an hour going over each option multiple times before emerging completely defeated. I thought certainly this is a bug right? No way would anyone purposefully set such an inane feature as the only option for one of the most utilized features of Email?? NO! It's working as intended!

I'm going to save the rant on how this is a massive blow to an otherwise overall pleasant user experience and jump straight to my point. I'm not a native Windows user and I don't know how to solve this but certainly someone else does or at least agrees with me that this is stupid and whoever put it in should never be allowed to make choices alone when it comes to this field ever again (you should be ashamed!)

Please help!

Asked by jonmostowy 7 hours ago

Last reply by sfhowes 2 hours ago

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Default From/SMTP/email address when writing from SMART folder

I have two INBOXes A & B combined in a Smart INBOX. When composing a new message while in INBOX A, TB uses email A, when in INBOX B, TB uses B. But when composing whi… (read more)

I have two INBOXes A & B combined in a Smart INBOX. When composing a new message while in INBOX A, TB uses email A, when in INBOX B, TB uses B. But when composing while in the combined Smart INBOX, where I usually am, TB **always** uses email B, which is unwanted. A is set as default in SMTP, is the first account in the account folder list and the first account in the combined Smart INBOX. I do not find any other possible settings to influence which "From" address he picks when composing messages from a combined Smart INBOX.

... Help ?

(Windows 11, TB 102.3.0)

Asked by fsmtl 4 months ago

Answered by fsmtl 2 hours ago

Folders

For all its idiosyncrasies, I have come to rely on Thunderbird for my considerable e-mail needs. This involves switching fairly regularly between my Inbox, Outbox and Dr… (read more)

For all its idiosyncrasies, I have come to rely on Thunderbird for my considerable e-mail needs. This involves switching fairly regularly between my Inbox, Outbox and Draft folders since only their titles are/were displayed simultaneously.

Inadvertently, I clicked on something and they have now disappeared obliging me to select Go > Folder > Local Folders before another folder's index can be selected and seen.

PLEASE, how can one rectify this? I'll be very grateful for FOOL-PROOF step-by-step instructions.

Thank you.

Asked by AntonioLambe 3 hours ago

Last reply by AntonioLambe 3 hours ago

message deletion...im a bit lost, and so are deleted messages

When I delete a message, either by clicking delete when the message is open, or by marking several messages and hitting delete, the messages go *poof* and are never moved… (read more)

When I delete a message, either by clicking delete when the message is open, or by marking several messages and hitting delete, the messages go *poof* and are never moved to trash or anything like that. So if I mistakenly delete a message, im screwed, its gone. Im using gmail, and so there seems to be a trash folder under inbox, and another trash folder under local folders, but both are always empty. The trash folder on gmail has items in it that I have deleted using the browser interface or phone app. How do I configure TBird to move deleted messages to trash, and synch that trash with the trash folder on gmail? I dont mind manually cleaning up trash every few weeks.

Asked by alabamatoy 9 hours ago

Last reply by alabamatoy 5 hours ago

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Address Book

I send out Newsletters and, to spread the load, I have six separate sub Address Books. I now find I cannot add a new address to one/any of them. I select the address boo… (read more)

I send out Newsletters and, to spread the load, I have six separate sub Address Books. I now find I cannot add a new address to one/any of them.

I select the address book, click New Contact, fill in the details and click Save. The new address appears in my Personal Address Book, but not where I want it.

Any ideas please?

Asked by Beac0n 6 days ago

Answered by christ1 6 days ago

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have to enter account password every time thunderbird starts

Every time I start Thunderbird version 102.7.0 during the day I have to enter each accounts password. Or when TB recheck mail on a cycle of 10 minutes I have to do it aga… (read more)

Every time I start Thunderbird version 102.7.0 during the day I have to enter each accounts password. Or when TB recheck mail on a cycle of 10 minutes I have to do it again. The saved password table is all ways empty whether I say save password or not. I can only say this is a new bug because older versions you only had to log into user accounts with password only one time after the account was created and never again. The saved password table has no manual way to enter password into the saved password table. This needs to be corrected to the old method of doing things because this is such a pain that it will drive away TB user to use some other email reader.

Asked by jjbarbish 1 week ago

Answered by jjbarbish 6 hours ago

creating outbound email the (To Field) is not auto filling from cantact list

Thunderbird version 102.7.0 is not working correctly or has wrong built in defaults. When creating a new email the (To field) does not look in the contacts file for email… (read more)

Thunderbird version 102.7.0 is not working correctly or has wrong built in defaults. When creating a new email the (To field) does not look in the contacts file for email address starting with those entered characters to give you a choice to select from. This was standard function of older version of Thunderbird. Even after manual entering (TO field) the just entered email address is not being automatically added to the contact list like previous TB versions did. This is a real show stopper.

Asked by jjbarbish 1 week ago

Last reply by jjbarbish 7 hours ago

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email displays incorrect content

On Tuesday 24 January I received an email. On Saturday I received an email from the same sender. Although showing the correct subject line thunderbird shows incorrect con… (read more)

On Tuesday 24 January I received an email. On Saturday I received an email from the same sender. Although showing the correct subject line thunderbird shows incorrect content for the later email. When the later email is opened it shows the content of the earlier email! I'm downloading these from yahoo which displays the emails correctly on all my devices. Thoughts?

Asked by fgiacon 15 hours ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 7 hours ago

All my inbound emails in Thunderbird are all DRAFT messages it wasn't always this way until Firefox update

I never seemed to have a problem with my Mozilla Thunderbird but shortly after the last Mozilla Firefox update my inbound email thru Mozilla Thunderbird come into my inbo… (read more)

I never seemed to have a problem with my Mozilla Thunderbird but shortly after the last Mozilla Firefox update my inbound email thru Mozilla Thunderbird come into my inbound email box as DRAFT Messages. this is a big problem because I can't reply and or forward because there is no (((send))) showing up anywhere. Nobody seems to know how to solve this problem so it must be a first. My wife is on the same Home network as I and she has no problem like mine. I hate to reinstall Thunderbird because I don't know if it would interfere with all here computer info especially with her Thunderbird which seem to be OK (( No inbound Draft email Messages )). I use cox as my IP and mail coming into their email does not have a inbound draft problem, nor does AOL or GMail just Mozilla Thunderbird.

Asked by law2432 23 hours ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 8 hours ago

Cannot view column of inbox messages

I have two Firefox email systems. One works perfectly. The other suddenly stopped showing the screen of inbox messages. I can scroll over the blank space and the messag… (read more)

I have two Firefox email systems. One works perfectly. The other suddenly stopped showing the screen of inbox messages. I can scroll over the blank space and the message will display in the lower part of the monitor, but not in the upper screen of subjects, sender, date. How do I return to default setting?

Asked by linda113 1 week ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 8 hours ago

unable to delete message regarding authentication have tried through system but not working

need to change authentication message that comes up on screen each time log in have tried to go through authentication system but still not able to delete message. … (read more)

need to change authentication message that comes up on screen each time log in have tried to go through authentication system but still not able to delete message.

Asked by swilkins1 1 day ago

Last reply by googlethunderbird 10 hours ago

ctrl enter

When I send email using ctrl+enter thunderbird ask for confirmation. I accidentally clicked "Don't ask again" box. How can I uncheck it and restore this feature? I have … (read more)

When I send email using ctrl+enter thunderbird ask for confirmation. I accidentally clicked "Don't ask again" box. How can I uncheck it and restore this feature? I have searched everywhere with no result :(

Asked by niedzwiedz64 4 days ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 10 hours ago