My Thunderbird account is in a bit of a mess and I need help to resolve the problem. It is on my iMac running Catalina OS15. History: Last week, after I changed my AT&… (read more)
My Thunderbird account is in a bit of a mess and I need help to resolve the problem. It is on my iMac running Catalina OS15. History: Last week, after I changed my AT&T/Yahoo email password, I had difficulty getting Thunderbird to accept the new password. I tried different server settings as well as creating a new profile and new accounts. Finally, AT&T support set up a security key, which allowed me to access my Thunderbird incoming email and to send outgoing email.
In setting up a new profile or account, I lost all of my saved folders. I was finally able to restore them from my Profile folder, but made mistakes during my attempts. I may have restored from the wrong Thunderbird folder, stored either in Documents or Library. Lots of extra system type files were imported as you can see in the first screen shot. I put them in the trash, but it won’t empty. The second screen shot shows the side bar with 3 different In/Out/Trash folders. Only one has my saved folders. Several hundred emails were downloaded from the server into the Inbox. However, the date range is only since the problem began, even in the Inbox above the saved folders. The third screen shot shows Tool/Account Settings which may show the extra local folder.
Lastly, I lost my other two identities that I had set up. I’m sorry this is long-winded, but hope the information helps someone to help me to clean up this mess.