download tbird, extract, choose user, enter and then nothing ever happens, no install wizard, nothing, what's up?
Attempting to install tbird for the first time on windows 7. After download and extraction a logon window appears with two choices, current user or administrator. If I…
Attempting to install tbird for the first time on windows 7. After download and extraction a logon window appears with two choices, current user or administrator. If I choose admin and no password I cannot move forward as tbird does not allow empty password, if I choose current user as listed, click enter and the logon window closes and nothing ever happens again. At that point I have not installed, never see the install wizard window, and no action to proceed. This is down loading version 45.2.0
Date doesn't display in "today's" messages, mail.ui.display.dateformat.today set for any number 1-4 does nothing.
The date doesn't display in "today's" messages. When "mail.ui.display.dateformat.today" is set for any number 1-4 it changes nothing. When I open a message, only the time…
The date doesn't display in "today's" messages. When "mail.ui.display.dateformat.today" is set for any number 1-4 it changes nothing. When I open a message, only the time displays in the upper left hand corner of the message. I need the date because I leave most messages on the screen for days until the issue is resolved and since none are ever dated (I always open them the same day they are received) I have no way to tell when they were from, which is key to the whole process of addressing the reported issues depicted in the emails.
The below should work, so says the MozillaZine Knowledgebase under the topic "Date display format," but it does not. I've tried each setting, 1, 2, 3 and 4 and they don't change anything. Do I have to close the program and all 40 of my open emails to have the change take effect? Honestly, I just don't get it and I'm frustrated.
THESE ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS (I'd Like SELECTION 2 FOR ALL EMAILS, NOT JUST FOR TODAY'S, I ONLY GET THE TIME ON TODAY'S: To change the information displayed, modify these preferences. If you are using the configuration editor and the preference that you want to modify is missing, create it as an Integer preference: Preference Applies to Default value mail.ui.display.dateformat.today Messages with today's date 0 mail.ui.display.dateformat.thisweek Messages with a date in the past seven days 2 mail.ui.display.dateformat.default Older messages 2
These preferences can have the following values: Value Meaning Example date and time 0 No date 10:23 AM 1 Your system's long* date format Friday, December 31 2003 10:23 AM 2 Your system's short* date format 12/31/1999 10:23 AM 3 Year and month, separated by a slash 1999/12 10:23 AM 4 Abbreviated day name Fri 10:23 AM
when we sent a mail, it is not saving into the sent box.... how to resolve it Pls find below the error message " There was an error saving the message to Sent. Retry?"…
when we sent a mail, it is not saving into the sent box.... how to resolve it
Pls find below the error message
" There was an error saving the message to Sent. Retry?"
Yesterday morning Thunderbird downloaded my emails just fine. Last night about 1830 EDT it was downloading 20 messages and stopped after 10 were downloaded. Since then wh…
Yesterday morning Thunderbird downloaded my emails just fine. Last night about 1830 EDT it was downloading 20 messages and stopped after 10 were downloaded. Since then when I try to get new email it gives the messages "Contacting host server", "Connected to host server", "Downloading 1 of 37 messages". After 90 seconds or so it displays the message "No new messages". What is going on? I've closed and reopened the program and even did a complete shutdown of the machine for five minutes then re-powered. Nothing works. I don't like using Outlook for sending, reading etc. All my info is on Thunderbird.
Thanks in advance.
ps Any chance that Thunderbird will be a mail server unto itself (email@example.com or .net)? That would be really great even from a non IT perspective.
I have Thunderbird 45.2.0 with Lightning 4.7.2. I just upgraded to Windows 10 and it all works fine, but when I highlight a task in the task window, I can't read it beca…
I have Thunderbird 45.2.0 with Lightning 4.7.2. I just upgraded to Windows 10 and it all works fine, but when I highlight a task in the task window, I can't read it because the font is white on a light blue background. In Windows 7, the contrast was better. How do I request a change to this font-background combination? Screenshot is attached.
How do I stop TB from continually going back into my e-mail history, after I delete e-mail from the program, and downloading more, older hotmail messages?
I just redownloaded TB and added an e-mail account I've had since 1991 - thousands of messages on that server. If I delete 300 messages, then come back to TB in an hour,…
I just redownloaded TB and added an e-mail account I've had since 1991 - thousands of messages on that server. If I delete 300 messages, then come back to TB in an hour, I will probably have more messages than I did before I deleted those 300 messages. How do I stop the program from downloading old messages on the Hotmail server, that I don't want?
I use Hotmail. My system is that I email to myself all the receipts I've scanned and then I move the message to my "Receipts" folder in Outlook. So I have (had!) all my…
I use Hotmail. My system is that I email to myself all the receipts I've scanned and then I move the message to my "Receipts" folder in Outlook. So I have (had!) all my scanned receipts in my Outlook receipts folder.
I'm new to Thunderbird. This morning I deleted some emails from my sent folder, including the Glenna to Glenna sent emails. Thunderbird went to all my folders and moved ALL my receipts and anything from any folder to "Deleted". OMG!! I quickly moved all the "deleted" messages to a folder called "Archive" in Hotmail. Whew! These are important messages.
Now when I do Glenna to Glenna, both messages end up in my "sent" folder. One should be in "sent" and the other should be in "inbox".
What a mess. How can I correct this? I feel I've created a nightmare. I think Thunderbird must be marking some stuff universally junk and other related emails travel to deleted.
I will need to go through 2,500 messages now in my "archive" cabinet in Outlook and refile them to their appropriate folders, once Thunderbird is not automatically doing something.
Can anyone help?
Thanks so much, Glenna (Ratfancy)
I have a gmail account (admin@....) with 4 Alias' emails configured (info@, sales@, support@, projects@). I have set up my gmail with multiple inbox from Google Labs so a…
I have a gmail account (admin@....) with 4 Alias' emails configured (info@, sales@, support@, projects@).
I have set up my gmail with multiple inbox from Google Labs so an email from an alias will (1) bypass and not show up in the gmail inbox (2) go directly to a label/folder and (3) appear in a multiple inbox set up for that alias, i.e. I have a gmail multiple inbox for each alias.
On Thunderbird, I have created 4 email accounts, one for each alias. I have only subscribed to the gmail folder that matches the alias i.e. the alias for info@... has a label/folder called "Info" and only "Info"has been subscribed to for the thunderbird account for info@...
However, I cannot disable the default Inbox on each of the 4 thunderbird accounts, and the IMAP location property for these 4 inboxes in the main gmail inbox.
This means that when an email is sent to admin@... (my gmail account email address), a copy is sent to the 4 thunderbird email accounts.
I would like to either;
a) Disable / delete the default inbox account for each of the thunderbird email accounts so it does not show; or
b) edit Folder Properties / General / Location so that
can be changed to either;
imap://info%40...@imap.gmail.com/Info imap://info%40...@imap.gmail.com/Sales imap://info%40...@imap.gmail.com/Support imap://info%40...@imap.gmail.com/Projects
respectively for the different thunderbird accounts
Saw message in New Messages box, but it wasn't in Inbox. Found it with Search, and it said it was in Inbox. But it wasn't. Why?
Does this just occasionally happen or does it indicate other problems?
After upgrading to Win 10, Thunderbird starts empty without any settings: no email accounts, no extensions. I have started Thunderbird with the "-P' option and pointed i…
After upgrading to Win 10, Thunderbird starts empty without any settings: no email accounts, no extensions. I have started Thunderbird with the "-P' option and pointed it at a profile, no change. I have looked at the profile folder and it contains lots of stuff. I looked to see if I could find the e-mail account settings but I did not have any luck. Thunderbird worked just fine before the upgrade to Windows 10. I Downloaded and reinstalled Thunderbird, no change in activity. I have run out of things to try to get it to work
I looked at a Print Preview for a message. All was well and I printed. Then, closing the message and going to reading another, that old Preview showed up, taking up half …
I looked at a Print Preview for a message. All was well and I printed. Then, closing the message and going to reading another, that old Preview showed up, taking up half my TB message window. Then, reading another message, same symptom. Then, tried to Write someone, same symptom, same Print Preview from my original request. Finally, quitting and restarting TB got rid of the problem, NICE!
I know about the Config Editor (as of today) but don't know if I can do anything with that to AVOID this happening again.
I initially upgraded a Sony VAIO VGN-NR498E from Xubuntu 14.04 64-bit to Xubuntu, which it had been using for the past two years, to Xubuntu 16.04 64-bit. Prior to upgrad…
I initially upgraded a Sony VAIO VGN-NR498E from Xubuntu 14.04 64-bit to Xubuntu, which it had been using for the past two years, to Xubuntu 16.04 64-bit. Prior to upgrading the operating system, Thunderbird was fully functional on this laptop. After the upgrade, Thunderbird would launch, however it would not completely launch; it would not show the current email from the email data file, nor retrieve new email. Thunderbird stops at the point shown in the attached screenshot, and the "loading icon" spins continually.
The same problem occurs on other computers in my home, all 32-bit systems, when Xubuntu 16.04 32-bit version was installed on them. This problem occurs regardless if it is 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.
On my Windows 7 computers, where Thunderbird still works, a message regarding the program "building summary file for INBOX" appears. I do not get this message on the Xubuntu devices.
(NOTE: I share a single email data file with all my home computers in my home network, providing access to the same email via a networked shared drive, regardless which computer I'm on. This has worked flawlessly for a couple of years using previous versions of Ubuntu, Xubuntu, and Windows 7. All computers in my home network, regardless which operating system is installed, are able to access all shared network drives in my home network and perform all functions other than Thunderbird normally.)
I found if I had Thunderbird already open to the email account on either Windows 7 device, then it would launch in Xubuntu 16.04 32- or 64-bit to the point where I could read the email. I could also send email from the Xubuntu 16.04 computer once Thunderbird completely launched on it, however the sent email was not being stored in the SENT folder. In addition to this, I was not able to delete any email on either Xubuntu 16.04 device, regardless if Thunderbird was closed on the Windows 7 computer, so file sharing/ownership does not appear to be the issue.
I then completely re-loaded Xubuntu 16.04 64-bit on the Sony VAIO, only this time I had it completely delete all previous files on the hard drive; what I refer to as a "clean load." The problem was not resolved, and remained identical to the above description.
The email account being used for this uses a POP3 server, rather than IMAP. When Thunderbird is launched after it is already running on another device, and it retrieves the stored data files, it shows the message "building summary file for INBOX" in the status bar during the retrieving process. I can then read all the email once this finishes, however all the same problems as indicated above remain.
Recently, I have been mystified by what has happened to received messages in my inbox that I forwarded or replied to. After much searching, I've discovered the received m…
Recently, I have been mystified by what has happened to received messages in my inbox that I forwarded or replied to. After much searching, I've discovered the received message was moved to the Sent folder as well as the sent reply. Why is this happening? The original received message was not sent by me so it should stay in the inbox. I want the original received message to stay in the inbox so I can decide whether to archive or trash it.
I've gone through all my account settings and they all have that replies should go to the Sent folder of the account. There is no setting for moving the original received message to anywhere except an Archive. Why are they automatically being moved to Sent?
I looked in the forum for an answer but all the Thunderbird questions are answered for Outlook, which isn't Thunderbird. I am using Thunderbird for Mac OS X.
I've used Thunderbird for years on Windows XP, Windows 7 and now Windows 10. Earlier this year I started to get messages saying it could no longer access the server for e…
I've used Thunderbird for years on Windows XP, Windows 7 and now Windows 10. Earlier this year I started to get messages saying it could no longer access the server for either of my e-mail accounts and needed the password. Then it stopped sending messages for both. Then it stopped receiving messages for both. As a last resort I deleted Thunderbird, reinstalled it and found that it no longer recognises either of my e-mail accounts and will not connect to the servers, although other e-mail clients have no problem doing the same thing.
For my system security I prefer to use portable version of thunderbird, however I can find a portable TB in the net, but can not on the Mozilla site, why? who are the pr…
For my system security I prefer to use portable version of thunderbird, however I can find a portable TB in the net, but can not on the Mozilla site,
who are the programmers of portable version on portable apps?
have both version the same functionality?
Running Win10 Pro ver 1511 and Thunderbird 45.2.0. Clean reinstall of Win10 last week followed by all the apps and FF & TB. Copied the TB profile folder over to a usb…
Running Win10 Pro ver 1511 and Thunderbird 45.2.0. Clean reinstall of Win10 last week followed by all the apps and FF & TB. Copied the TB profile folder over to a usb thumbdrive before the Win10 reinstall, then copied the profile back into the new TB. TB recognized NOTHING, no address book, no message filters, no emails, no account settings, no folders created in Local Folders, NOTHING! I re-d/loaded emails from the server (gmail), recreated the LocalFolder subfolders, also message filters (in Local Folders, also copied the file into the other email account's folders, but no luck when I 'run filters'). Something is definitely screwed up and I can't figure it out. Was told today by a Windows IT guy that MS was coming out with a big update in Aug that is supposed to address profiles. Any thoughts, anyone? Thanks,
It used to work, but in 45.2.0 I cannot screen capture with cntrl-shift printscreen and control-v into a message anymore?? Help! This feature is hugely needed by anyone w…
It used to work, but in 45.2.0 I cannot screen capture with cntrl-shift printscreen and control-v into a message anymore??
Help! This feature is hugely needed by anyone who wishes to show anyone anything on their screen for debugging etc
NOTE it LOOKS LIKE it works, but when you Send, nothing goes with the email I tried to find a edit message, but theres not one, so maybe this is a second copy of this message.
When attempting to transmit email error msg indicates server timed out. Using verizon web mail. Help!
See question above re attempt to send email and receive server timed out msg. Using verizon web mail.
The instructions on interfacing Gmail and Thunderbird are fragmented across Thunderbird Help and Gmail Help and the respective community forums, and are in some cases con…
The instructions on interfacing Gmail and Thunderbird are fragmented across Thunderbird Help and Gmail Help and the respective community forums, and are in some cases contradictory. What is especially hard to figure out is the sequence of steps to perform. In case helpful, I am posting here what worked for me. I was adding one Gmail account to a Thunderbird already set up with one non-Gmail account, on Windows 10 PC.
(1) Enable IMAP in your Gmail account. a. NOTE: Some online instructions claim this is automatic in new Gmail accounts, but this is not the case. If you do not have IMAP enabled and go through with the Thunderbird setup, your account may appear to be set up in the Thunderbird interface, but you will keep getting an error message when it contacts Google: “Current operation on Inbox did not succeed, Mail server for account responded unknown command”
b. Steps to enable IMAP i. In the Gmail account, click on the gearwheel icon in the top right and select Settings ii. Go to the tab “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” iii. Go to IMAP Access and check if IMAP is enabled. If not, click Enable IMAP iv. Go to the bottom and click Save Changes
(2) Set up 2-factor authentication in your Gmail account a. NOTE: Unless you set up 2-factor authentication first, you will not be able to obtain an App-specific password which you will need to enter when you create your Thunderbird account
b. Steps to enable 2-factor authentication i. In Gmail, go to My Account>Sign-In and Security>Signing into Google. Go through the steps to set up 2-factor authentication.
(3) Set up an App-specific Password a. NOTE: I haven’t found any other way to get the the App passwords page except the one described here. Any better methods appreciated.
b. Steps to set up the App-specific password i. In Gmail, go to click on the gearwheel icon in the top right and select Help. ii. Search for "App specific password". iii. Click on "Sign in using App specific passwords" iv. Click on "How to generate an App specific password" v. Click on the link provided for the App passwords page. The link is https://security.google.com/settings/security/apppasswords vi. Select Mail from the dropdown for Select App, and select your Computer from the Select Device dropdown. Click Generate and you will see the 16 letter code that is your App-specific password. Note it down carefully (to be shredded as soon as setup of Thunderbird is complete). vii. Your App-specific password page should now read as follows: Mail on my Computer, created at [Time], and under Access there should be a button Revoke. Remember this in case you ever want to remove Thunderbird Access. viii. Log out of Gmail and close the browser.
(4) Set up your Gmail account in Thunderbird a. Open Thunderbird and go to the icon of horizontal stripes in the right top corner. Pull down the dropdown and click on Options>Account Settings. b. Go to the bottom of the left panel of Account Settings and click on the dropdown “Account Actions”, then click on Add Mail Account c. Go through the steps as Thunderbird automatically configures your account noting the following points. i. Enter the 16 digit code for your App-specific password and make sure Save Password is checked (this is the default) ii. When your browser opens at your Gmail account, enter your Gmail password iii. After setup is completed, in the Account Settings for your Gmail account, in Server Settings>When I delete a message, Google recommends clicking Just Mark it as Deleted, which is different from the automated configuration Thunderbird set up – fix this. iv. Verify that for both Server Settings and the Gmail SMTP server, Authentication Method is set at OAuth2. Thunderbird should have configured this automatically, and this is important for working with Gmail. It should be correct, and you're all set. v. Click OK to close Account Settings
(5) Remove redundant passwords from Thunderbird a. NOTE: 3 passwords may be saved by the above process, but only 1 is needed. This step removes the redundant passwords to improve security.
b. Open Thunderbird and go to the icon of horizontal stripes in the right top corner. Pull down the dropdown and click on Options>Options. c. In the Options dialog, click on the Security tab and then on Saved Passwords d. You may see 3 passwords for the Gmail account (for gmail sites starting with imap, oauth, and smtp, which will be used as nicknames below). If so, delete the "imap" and "smtp" passwords to enhance security. Keep the "oauth" password which is all I found I need.
i. NOTE: I found when you click on Show passwords, the "imap" password showed the 16-digit app-specific password, the "smtp" password showed the Gmail account password, and the "oauth" password showed a hashed or encrypted password. Since the "imap" and "smtp" passwords are not needed, it is more secure to only have the "oauth" password
(6) Consider if you want to set up a Master Password in Thunderbird a. NOTE: Your saved password will permit seamless access to Gmail from your computer. Thunderbird does not seem to work with Gmail without saving the password. If the password is not saved, Thunderbird will hang up instead of prompting to enter your password, as with some other email providers. If you want to control access to Gmail from your computer, consider adding a Master Password in Thunderbird.
b. For instructions how to set up a Master Password in Thunderbird, go to Thunderbird Help.