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Firefox is not checking for updates and will not auto-update

For the past week, my browser does not auto-update. I have to download the update and re-download the browser. I went into the settings and found the update section and … (read more)

For the past week, my browser does not auto-update. I have to download the update and re-download the browser.

I went into the settings and found the update section and when I clicked "Check for Updates", it kept saying "failed to check for updates". I tried with my proxy-settings on with VPN on, proxy-settings on with VPN off, proxy-settings off with VPN on, proxy-settings on, with VPN off.

This is in my personal laptop, where I am the only and admin profile.

My Firefox used to to auto-update but now it keeps saying I need to download the update, but my browser can't even tell if I have the most current version or not.

Asked by Charitea “profaniTea” Fox 1 month ago

Answered by James 1 month ago

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Old PC emails

I have a new PC. After installing Thunderbird onto my new PC, emails from my old PC are not there. Can these be recovered? I have a copy of my old PC hard drive files bu… (read more)

I have a new PC. After installing Thunderbird onto my new PC, emails from my old PC are not there. Can these be recovered? I have a copy of my old PC hard drive files but not the actual PC. Thanks Jim Ferrier

Asked by Jigzoos 2 weeks ago

Answered by Jigzoos 2 weeks ago

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How do I download my Address book or Contacts from my email server

I just installed Thunderbird on a computer, current version, and it didn't update my address book or contact list off the server. How do I do this manually as I could n… (read more)

I just installed Thunderbird on a computer, current version, and it didn't update my address book or contact list off the server. How do I do this manually as I could not find something saying to "download contacts" or anything like that. There is the "Directory Server:" option but I don't know what that is or how to use it. I didn't do that on my other Thunderbird installation (Work Computer). My email server is Mail.com if that matters. Thanks

Asked by Wolf 2 weeks ago

Answered by david 2 weeks ago

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gmail email download to Thunderbird

from today I cannot download my gmail to Thunderbird, I'm getting always here below error code: “400 invalid_request” or “Access blocked: App sent an invalid request,” i… (read more)

from today I cannot download my gmail to Thunderbird, I'm getting always here below error code:

“400 invalid_request” or “Access blocked: App sent an invalid request,” it means the app uses an authorization method that Google doesn't allow. Google has safe ways for you to sign in and share your Google Account data with third-party apps and sites.

Please let me know how to proceed.

Thank you

Asked by davidm2413 3 weeks ago

Answered by davidm2413 2 weeks ago

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Importing mail

My mail is hosted on Hostpresto. Yesterday 'someone' (it wasn't me. I was in bed) gained access to my cPanel and email and deleted my only email address, then installed … (read more)

My mail is hosted on Hostpresto. Yesterday 'someone' (it wasn't me. I was in bed) gained access to my cPanel and email and deleted my only email address, then installed their own. All my mail gone. I was stupid though - I opened another email address with the same name as the old one and started Thunderbird on the pc. Of course, it synchronised to the empty folders!

Luckily I have another instance of TB running on another machine and it's all there - I am not internet connected there!

How do I bring the folders containing all the old mail from the 'safe' machine's appdata/roaming/thunderbird location to what will be my 'working machine' without it immediately synching to the server and deleting it all?

Thanks Andy

Asked by Andy 3 weeks ago

Answered by david 3 weeks ago

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Restore account "inbox" folder after drug-n-drop to "Local Folders"

I drag-n-dropped an account (POP3) folder "inbox" to the "Local Folders". How can I return the "inbox" folder back to my account folder ? Drag-n-droping back does no… (read more)

I drag-n-dropped an account (POP3) folder "inbox" to the "Local Folders". How can I return the "inbox" folder back to my account folder ? Drag-n-droping back does not work.

Asked by mytaira 3 weeks ago

Answered by mytaira 3 weeks ago

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Failed to check for updates

I am running version 125.0.3 (64-bit) on Windows 11, and I can't check for updates and have to manually download each new version after given a popup telling me that the … (read more)

I am running version 125.0.3 (64-bit) on Windows 11, and I can't check for updates and have to manually download each new version after given a popup telling me that the latest Firefox update couldn't be installed. I've tried restarting the computer, tried running the Mozilla Maintenance Service, and installing the latest updates for Firefox and Windows 11. Nothing I've tried has worked, and no other help article has helped me thus far.

Asked by Ethan 3 weeks ago

Answered by Ethan 3 weeks ago

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Calendars, Personal address book

Been using Outlook, but am having issues. Decided to try TBird. Got the email part set up (far as I can tell). Calendar and Address book are a different story. Calend… (read more)

Been using Outlook, but am having issues. Decided to try TBird. Got the email part set up (far as I can tell). Calendar and Address book are a different story. Calendar: Using Google Calendar as primary calendar. Consists of an appointment, birthday, and holiday calendars. Created a new calendar and entered the URL for my Google Calendar. It showed up in TBird apparently OK. Created ANOTHER calendar and entered URL for Googles stock Holiday calendar. It also seemed to show up OK. Tried to do what I did with those calendars to add my Birthday Calendar, but Google uses data from Google Contacts to create that calendar. Can't figure how to add that data. HELP? Address book: Exported Google Contacts Data to a CSV file. Tried BOTH Outlook CSV and Google CSV exports. NEITHER produced a CSV file ANYWHERE Close to what TBird appeared to want, based on what showed up on the "fields" page that appeared after I chose the CSV filename. Moving data around in a spreadsheet is a Royal pain. Isn't there a Google Contacts CSV export file that more closely approximates the arrangement that TBird WANTS?

Asked by PathMan 3 weeks ago

Answered by sfhowes 3 weeks ago

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Current Thunderbird Version

According to Help>About Thubderbird the current version is 115. But searches in my browser tells me the latest version is 105. Am I not searching deep enough? Thanks… (read more)

According to Help>About Thubderbird the current version is 115. But searches in my browser tells me the latest version is 105.

Am I not searching deep enough?

Thanks, James

Asked by JamesJ 3 weeks ago

Answered by christ1 3 weeks ago

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account setup

Since installing Ubuntu 23.10 on my new desktop pc, Thunderbird is failing to see the account details in .thunderbird I copied all the files from my backup into a new acc… (read more)

Since installing Ubuntu 23.10 on my new desktop pc, Thunderbird is failing to see the account details in .thunderbird I copied all the files from my backup into a new account directory (/home/cfi/.thunderbird/y4xyxmli.default), a technique that has worked many times in the past, but not this time. Previously, thunderbird has simply taken the settings from the backed up files and used those to connect to my organisation's mail server. Any ideas? How can I force Thunderbird to read the old account settings?

Many thanks.

Asked by cfi2 4 weeks ago

Answered by christ1 4 weeks ago

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How can I recover email sub-folders

My email provider required me to migrate to a new server and advised setting up a new Account in Thunderbird. I did this and it successfully imported most or all of my st… (read more)

My email provider required me to migrate to a new server and advised setting up a new Account in Thunderbird. I did this and it successfully imported most or all of my stored emails from the old server. However, the import only preserved the first level of sub-folders (I have up to 3 levels). If I right-click on my email account in Thunderbird and choose Subscribe, I can still see the sub-folder structure there. Is there any way I can restore it so that it (a) shows the full collection of sub- and sub-sub folders in the tree; and (b) locates the correct emails in each sub-folder? If not, I face days of work to recreate sub-folders and move emails to their correct location. Thanks for any help!

Asked by MikeGatehouse 3 weeks ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 3 weeks ago

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How to Move Address Books and Filters to Another PC

How do I move all my message filters and address books from my Windows desktop PC to my Windows laptop? I have three email accounts and ten address books. (The message f… (read more)

How do I move all my message filters and address books from my Windows desktop PC to my Windows laptop?

I have three email accounts and ten address books. (The message filters use the address books to sort messages into folders.)

There are a bunch of abook* files in the root directory of the profile. Is it sufficient to move these to the laptop, or are they indexed somewhere?

There are msgFilterRules.dat files in many subfolders of Mail and ImapMail. Is it sufficient to move all of these into the corresponding folders on the laptop?

Is there an easier way to do either of these?

Asked by Toolworker 6 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 months ago

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Extension appears to be corrupt

Hi, There many extensions such as: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/search-on-imdb-context-menu/ that say when trying to install: Installation aborted be… (read more)

Hi,

There many extensions such as:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/search-on-imdb-context-menu/ that say when trying to install:

Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt.

I am using Firefox Developper Edition, with extensions.langpacks.signatures.required set to false.

This addon, after download, installs fine as a temporary addon.

How can I install it permanently?

Thanks.

Asked by Bob4K 4 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 weeks ago

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Setting up Gmail or Yahoo mail, selected with OAuth2, but cannot see the authentication window pop up.

I am struggling with Gmail and Yahoo mail account in TB these few days. I hit almost the same errors from both. I generated app password for Yahoo mail, and put it in whe… (read more)

I am struggling with Gmail and Yahoo mail account in TB these few days. I hit almost the same errors from both. I generated app password for Yahoo mail, and put it in when setting up new account. For connection security: SSL/TLS For authentication method: tried with Normal password, Encrypted password, and OAuth2 However, I am seeing the expected authentication window pop up when trying the OAuth2. For all three authentication method: errors are always the same --- unable to connect to your IMAP server. I've followed another instruction to change maximum number of server connections to cache into 1 or 10. Error messages were the same imap one. So, what should I do/try for next?

Asked by Kin Zhang 1 month ago

Answered by Kin Zhang 3 weeks ago

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message said Firefox could not update automatically, requested I install Firefox. I did. Next day, same thing, can't update, intall Firefox. And again today. I don't know what to do.

I have two desktop icons for Firefox. Each opens to a different file. How do I clear the old file? What do I do about the message that Firefox can not update automatical… (read more)

I have two desktop icons for Firefox. Each opens to a different file. How do I clear the old file? What do I do about the message that Firefox can not update automatically? Where do I look to see Firefox file and see what date it is downloaded? If it is operational? Why is the same series of problems repeating daily?

Asked by beth.woodworth1 1 month ago

Answered by beth.woodworth1 4 weeks ago

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Firefox automatically download files .docx from facebook page as pdf

Hello, I have problem with firefox. When I try download from facebook page files .docx, .xlsx (Microsoft Office) Firefox automatically download it as PDF and file is brok… (read more)

Hello, I have problem with firefox. When I try download from facebook page files .docx, .xlsx (Microsoft Office) Firefox automatically download it as PDF and file is broken. I don't know how to repair this. Please help, it is very frustrating.

Asked by matek90bat 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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Cant copy folders from pop3 to imap email account

After creating a IMAP email setup instead of the old pop3, I want to move my old folders over to the IMAP setup, but when clicking 'copy to', 'move to' or just simply dra… (read more)

After creating a IMAP email setup instead of the old pop3, I want to move my old folders over to the IMAP setup, but when clicking 'copy to', 'move to' or just simply dragging them nothing happens. No errors no nothing.

Whats wrong ?

-Kim

Asked by Kim Lei-Jensen 1 month ago

Answered by Kim Lei-Jensen 1 month ago