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Saving Old Mail Data When Migrating To Linux From Windows . . .

Today I moved from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 20.04, in part on the back of assurance got from reading this recentish thread on saving old mail data when on Windows and later r… (read more)

Today I moved from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 20.04, in part on the back of assurance got from reading this recentish thread on saving old mail data when on Windows and later re-activating it once Ubuntu was installed:

https://superuser.com/questions/1550634/moving-thunderbird-email-setup-from-win10-to-linux-ubuntu

Trouble is, I cannot ¨see" any sign of the old mail folders and mail accounts after following the above procedure. Of course, I can re-create the existing mail accounts and start with empty mailboxes - but I don want to lose all my emails since 2006.

I tried searching through your forums archives for advice on this migration - which must be common with developers who need a Linux distro on their work machine - but found nothing so far.

Any suggestions welcome.

Asked by tamjk 6 days ago

Last reply by Stans 1 minute ago

Thunderbird for Mac email import question

Successfully using Thunderbird for Mac v.68 with Verizon / Yahoo email account for some time. Upgrading to Thunderbird 78 caused a problem where everything was lost excep… (read more)

Successfully using Thunderbird for Mac v.68 with Verizon / Yahoo email account for some time. Upgrading to Thunderbird 78 caused a problem where everything was lost except the smtp server setting. So we uninstalled that version and installed v.68 again. Upon opening, it said that the profile had been updated by a newer version of Thunderbird and could not be used with the current version, and asked if we wanted to create profile. So we did. Now all the old mail appears to be lost. However, before going back to v.68, we did make a backup copy of the Thunderbird profile folder. Is there any way to import mail from that folder into Thunderbird v.68? Thank you.

Asked by sliboots 16 hours ago

Last reply by sliboots 47 minutes ago

Convert URL to .pdf then print

You can't help at all because with the new version of Firefox for Android the functionality has decreased because you took away many features. But for the folks having pr… (read more)

You can't help at all because with the new version of Firefox for Android the functionality has decreased because you took away many features. But for the folks having problems with the new version not saving to .pdf and then printing, here's the fix: 1. Go to the Play Store and download "UrlToPDF" by DevDroid. It's an older app but install it. 2. When you're on a webpage or website within the Firefox browser, click on the 3 dots in the upper right hand corner. 3. Under the share icon, it will open up all different ways to share the page you're on such as tweeting it or saving to a file manager (if you have one downloaded). One of the options will be the "UrlToPDF" option. 4. Click on this option and you will then click on "Convert". It takes a few seconds, but it will convert your website or URL to a .pdf. 4a. I also have the app "Adobe Acrobat Reader" installed so that your converted file/webpage will open and can be viewed in the .pdf format. 5. You then have the option to send the .pdf to an email or a file to save. Open the converted .pdf in Adobe of some type. Once downloaded, you can then Print the .pdf. 6. Note, you may need to download from the Play Store a printer app for whatever type printer you have or there are also "generic" type printer apps that may work for you. Hope this helps!

Asked by stevecripe57 3 hours ago

Last reply by Seburo 2 hours ago

VPN for Android "Get started" loop

I have already successfully installed Mozilla VPN on two of my Windows 10 devices. I have downloaded and installed the Android version to my phone. The first screen has a… (read more)

I have already successfully installed Mozilla VPN on two of my Windows 10 devices. I have downloaded and installed the Android version to my phone. The first screen has a button "Get started", which I click. This takes me to a Mozilla Sign In screen, where I click the button "Sign in". I am now taken back the the Get started screen.....and so on in a loop. I have tried uninstalling the app and starting again. This does not work. Any ideas?

Asked by michael.walker002 3 hours ago

firefox install hangs immediately

I am attempting to reinstall firefox. Old one screwed up and I eventually uninstalled it. Ran revo uninstaller, turned off firewall and antivirus, wifi connected. Start… (read more)

I am attempting to reinstall firefox. Old one screwed up and I eventually uninstalled it. Ran revo uninstaller, turned off firewall and antivirus, wifi connected. Started Firefox Installer as Administrator. Firefox Installer window appears on Desktop. The interior of the window is completely blank, all white. Wait. Nothing happens. Click on it, get Not Responding message at top of window. As far as I can tell the Installer did nothing but open the window. Repeat downloads of the Installer did the same thing. Help?

Asked by johnsemail 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

I just setup new imac & all old sent trash emails gone

On my old imac I always was able to search old trash & sent emails stored on the imac. I could also do the same on my iphone with the same mail account. Just got a n… (read more)

On my old imac I always was able to search old trash & sent emails stored on the imac. I could also do the same on my iphone with the same mail account.

Just got a new imac & I setup that mail account & Thunderbird on the new Imac & now seems like all old sent & trash is gone from both the new & old imac... but the iphone still seems to have all the old emails.

How can I get back those old emails on the new imac?

Thanks

Asked by dknyc1 5 hours ago

Jar save file

So i have been having this issue where whenever i download a jar file it saves it as a Firefox file. After it saves it as a Firefox file i can no longer use it if i open … (read more)

So i have been having this issue where whenever i download a jar file it saves it as a Firefox file. After it saves it as a Firefox file i can no longer use it if i open it it just puts the file location in my web browser. Can anyone help me figure out how to change jar files from saving as a Firefox file and make them save as just a normal .Jar file

Asked by seanlau172 11 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 hours ago

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Migrating the profile of an older version to the latest version 78

I have been using a very old version of Thunderbird (3.1.20) and I now need to move to the latest version. I am hoping it will be possible to migrate the old profile in i… (read more)

I have been using a very old version of Thunderbird (3.1.20) and I now need to move to the latest version. I am hoping it will be possible to migrate the old profile in its entirety, with folders, stored POP mail, addresses and accounts to the latest version. I understand about editing profiles.ini to point to a backup copy of the old profile instead of the default profile, but I am not sure if the profile structure has been changed in later versions. Would I do this using the Profile Manager? Does it allow you to browse to a Profile backup location?

Also the existing paths in profiles.ini now seem to have slashes rather than backslashes. Is this a change I have to make in the editing of the path to the old profile I want to use?

Thanks for you patience. Dave

Asked by firefox845 23 hours ago

Answered by Wayne Mery 22 hours ago

Thunderbird on a new computer.

downloaded from Thunderbird website. Everything went fine until the Wizard asked me to select upgrade to continue. Then it wouldn't launch because it couldn't find a prof… (read more)

downloaded from Thunderbird website. Everything went fine until the Wizard asked me to select upgrade to continue. Then it wouldn't launch because it couldn't find a profile. There is no profile yet I couldn't get the program to open to set one up. HELP

Asked by psd5480 2 days ago

Last reply by Stans 13 hours ago

can't access Earthlink IMAP accounts with Thunderbird 78.4.0 (MacOS)

On 25 October 2020 I updated Thunderbird on my MacOS Mojave (v10.14.6) machine, from 68.12.1 to 78.4.0. I have 5 different IMAP accounts I access via Thunderbird. The 2… (read more)

On 25 October 2020 I updated Thunderbird on my MacOS Mojave (v10.14.6) machine, from 68.12.1 to 78.4.0. I have 5 different IMAP accounts I access via Thunderbird. The 2 that are gmail "under the hood" are working fine. The 3 that are Earthlink are not. Specifically:

Given accounts User1 (the oldest), User2, and User3, all with Server = imap.earthlink.net, Port = 143, Outgoing = smtpauth@earthlink.net, Security = STARTTLS & Encrypted Password

• When I click on the Inbox for User1, the message "User@earthlink.net: Checking mail server capabilities ..." appears in the bar at the bottom of the Thunderbird window but never goes away.

 For User2 and User3, that message appeared earlier today but is no longer appearing.  Oops, it will re-appear if I click on the Inbox and then click the "Get Messages" button.  For User2, if I go to a different Inbox and then return, the message is gone; for User3, if I go to a different Inbox and then return, the message is still there.

• When I click on the Inbox for User1, I can see the list of emails that were in the Inbox when I upgraded, and whether they are unread (bold type) or read, but I cannot view the actual message when I click on any of them. • When I click on the Inbox for User2 or User3, I can see the list of emails that were in the Inbox when I upgraded, and whether they are unread (bold type) or read. If I click on the message I can view it; if it was unread (bold) it changes to read (plain font). • The Inboxes for User1, User2, and User3 show no new emails since I upgraded. I have been online all day, although not in Thunderbird all day. I have logged onto Earthlink webmail as User1 and verified that mail has arrived today and that I can read it. • I have used Thunderbird to send email from User1 to a non-Earthlink account and successfully received it at that other account.

What's going on? Has anyone else seen this? solved it?

Asked by macLMHJ 3 days ago

Last reply by macLMHJ 15 hours ago

My Firefox download is frozen and will not allow a force quit or even a computer restart.

My Firefox download is frozen and will not allow a force quit or even a computer restart. I recently upgraded my mac OS to Catalina and it seems to be incompatible. How… (read more)

My Firefox download is frozen and will not allow a force quit or even a computer restart. I recently upgraded my mac OS to Catalina and it seems to be incompatible. How can I stop this download?

Asked by mmcgarvey231 16 hours ago

Passwords rejected by Thunderbird

I have the problem that passwords from webmail are rejected by Thunderbird installations. I have installed & removed: Thunderbird Setup 78.4.0, Thunderbird Setup 78… (read more)

I have the problem that passwords from webmail are rejected by Thunderbird installations. I have installed & removed: Thunderbird Setup 78.4.0, Thunderbird Setup 78.0.1, and now I have same exact problem with Thunderbird Setup 52.3.0. Each removal and reinstallation takes a heavy time toll. Since I am out of solutions, please I need help to solve this as soon as possible Thanks for help. Paul.

Asked by sigma2 20 hours ago

Last reply by sfhowes 19 hours ago

Thunderbird release 78.4

After a restart of my computer, Thunderbird had migrated to release 78. I don't like the new look and I want to return to the nicely coloured folders. I attach the old an… (read more)

After a restart of my computer, Thunderbird had migrated to release 78. I don't like the new look and I want to return to the nicely coloured folders. I attach the old and new look images. Why did they change all colours to B/W? Is this optional and how can I return to my own flavour?

I see there is an option to customize folders. Does that mean that I can go back, or that I need to colour them myself one by one?

Best regards,

Rob van der Meer

Asked by rljvandermeer 1 day ago

Last reply by sfhowes 20 hours ago

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Thunderbird downloads same mail again on both OS in dual boot windows 10 and Ubuntu

Hello, I have recently set up thunderbird 60 on Ubuntu desktop which is also having windows as the alternate boot(Dual boot - windows and linux). I am sharing the same ac… (read more)

Hello,

I have recently set up thunderbird 60 on Ubuntu desktop which is also having windows as the alternate boot(Dual boot - windows and linux). I am sharing the same account across the two OS and the mails already downloaded on one OS, is getting downloaded again on the other OS. That is, if I have downloaded one email on windows thunderbird, the same mail is getting downloaded again in ubuntu thunderbird again. Thus I see 2 emails for each message received.

I found my problem already raised by another user, which has been archived: [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1250898|here]

In my view, the problem in the above issue thread was not resolved; instead, the workaround of setting mails to be deleted on the POP server worked for him.

For me, I cannot delete the emails from the server and adopt the solution given in the thread. Thus I have to find why this is happening. I have second account configured which does not have this problem. There seems to be some issue with the folders etc, I have tried repairing folders, compacting them and even reconfiguring the account, but I have not been successful till now. It must be some some mistake I am making during configuration or something I am missing, I am not sure.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by ccubed2k4 1 day ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 day ago