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Fedora 35 Thunderbird 91.9 - Calendar is locked out / write protected

The system is Fedora 35, the Thunderbird level is 91.1. This is an upgrade from FC32. I was unable to upgrade using the normal Fedora upgrade process so I created a new … (read more)

The system is Fedora 35, the Thunderbird level is 91.1. This is an upgrade from FC32. I was unable to upgrade using the normal Fedora upgrade process so I created a new install into a dedicated root directory. Normally the home directory is a separate partition. In order to have the user ids and group ids match theose in the home partition new users were created to match those ids in the home directory. When this was completed the new install /home was deleted and the fc32 home partition mounted on /home. Additionally /etc/fstab was updated to support mounting on reboot. Evetything worked as intended. All directories and files were accessable. Thunderbird e-mail config and e-mail history came across as intended. The only thing that did not come across were the calendar entries and calendar functions. Additionall the calendar is locked out, no new entries can be created. All the options in the options bar are greyed out. There are no calendar options in e-mails. The calendar appears but is totally 'dead' for a better description. The above is also true for tasks. I assume this is a residural from brining the calendar through multiple levels without going thourgh level upgrade scripts. I have removed lightening and I have removed and installed thunderbird; neither of these had any effect. A vialble option is to erase the calendar entries from .mozilla and start fresh. I am assuming this would rebuild the canledar on restart. I am uncertain how to do this. I do not want to erase the e-mail history.

Asked by dansawyer 1 day ago

Last reply by dansawyer 16 hours ago

password lost on upgarde

hello why can there not be a simple way of getting your passwords back after and up grade has lost them why is there not a simple restore button that allows novices like … (read more)

hello why can there not be a simple way of getting your passwords back after and up grade has lost them why is there not a simple restore button that allows novices like me to just press and reinstall , with out going through the ends of the earth on firefox todo this ? open this file then open that file, lose what has been saved and replace with another file, it is an impossible way to do this for a novice on firefox , with out paying a lot of money to a tech guy that will take a couple of minutes to do but that will take a novice months and not get it done in the end,

Asked by rhoslan 2 days ago

Last reply by rhoslan 1 day ago

Unable to log in at server

Thunderbird stopped downloading new message 3 days ago 5/16/22. I tried a bunch of stuff, all failed. Finally, I deinstalled Thunderbird and deleted my profiles. I reinst… (read more)

Thunderbird stopped downloading new message 3 days ago 5/16/22. I tried a bunch of stuff, all failed. Finally, I deinstalled Thunderbird and deleted my profiles. I reinstalled Thunderbird and created a new account (gmail). The automatic configuration reported "Checking password ..." PASSED. Next it reported "Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, username or password"

I am using IMAP:

 imap.gmail.com, 993, SSL/TLS, OAuth2
 smtp.gmail.com, 465, SSL/TLS, OAuth2

I tried changing authentication method to normal password, no luck. I am able to log in to gmail. My account is set to allow unsecure applications.

Any ideas what is going on?

Asked by mcflurry251 1 day ago

Deleted Gmail connected/sync to Thunderbird

My gmail account function in Google workspace will be disabled in the No Cost Plan for google workspace. What will happen to the emails that were already imported to Thun… (read more)

My gmail account function in Google workspace will be disabled in the No Cost Plan for google workspace. What will happen to the emails that were already imported to Thunderbird? Can I still open them? reply via thundersbird?

Thank you.

Asked by mariasal2795 2 days ago

Daily prompt that "Thunderbird can't update to the latest version" but alredy running latest version

Every morning when I open Thunderbird I receive the notice that "Thunderbird can't update to the latest version." but I am already running the latest version (91.9.0 as o… (read more)

Every morning when I open Thunderbird I receive the notice that "Thunderbird can't update to the latest version." but I am already running the latest version (91.9.0 as of this writing, screen capture attached).

None of the following have worked to resolve this issue yet:

  • Download and install from "Download Thunderbird" link in notice.
  • Uninstall and re-install from fresh download.

Any thoughts what I'm doing wrong, or what else I can try?

Thank you.

Asked by srshowers 2 days ago

Downgrading from beta to release, exporting account credentials, etc.

I've been running Thunderbird beta for some time, on one of my Macs. Presently at 101.0b3. It's fine, I don't have any bugs/issues, but I want to downgrade to release … (read more)

I've been running Thunderbird beta for some time, on one of my Macs. Presently at 101.0b3. It's fine, I don't have any bugs/issues, but I want to downgrade to release and keep my installation uniform.

Now, of course I've read many people do this -- they don't set up duplicate Profiles for it (guilty here).

But what I'm seeing is perhaps a need for some more portability. Namely, if someone has only IMAP accounts, would it be useful to enable export of accounts/credentials in a format that can be imported and is generally portable within the Thunderbird ecosystem?

I see there is an add-on, of unknown (to me) origin or quality -- but it only runs on an older version.

In my case, I have a handful of accounts and while I see you can individually export something from the accounts panel, I don't see any meaningful way to translate that to another version (ie: release) of Thunderbird. Granted, this is not a task that someone does every day (imagine??) but it's a thought.

I wonder, too, if there can be alternate mechanisms to store account information in a secure manner that can be portable -- ie: in the cloud, encrypted -- in a file, etc.

OK that went onto a tangent, sorry -- but as far as I can see, the only option I have is to install the release version of Thunderbird (my beta Profile backed up) and go through the tedium of manually adding accounts.

Am I missing something?


Thanks! :)

Asked by forrie 3 days ago

Last reply by forrie 3 days ago

Prefs.js file is generated in random userprofile path, need to overwrite it dynamically

Need way to overwrite prefs.js with corporate standard for kiosk like environment. Either need way to have firefox install in standard path within each user profile or h… (read more)

Need way to overwrite prefs.js with corporate standard for kiosk like environment. Either need way to have firefox install in standard path within each user profile or have firefox insert file from source. Advice ? thanks.

Asked by jon.dickens 1 week ago

Last reply by jon.dickens 3 days ago

What happens if I uninstall and reinstall Firefox

Firefox is just not working for me. It's not reading the stylesheets on my website, tabs are disappearing but the websites are still open. It seems the installation may h… (read more)

Firefox is just not working for me. It's not reading the stylesheets on my website, tabs are disappearing but the websites are still open. It seems the installation may have become corrupt. If I uninstall and reinstall what data will I lose if any?

Asked by mrsyardbroom 4 days ago

Last reply by mrsyardbroom 4 days ago

Firefox Browser vs. Mozilla Firefox Browser in Win10

Last year someone asked about 2 Firefox for Android applications; I just had two different copies of Firefox installed on my Win 10 laptop (one in an attempt by Microsoft… (read more)

Last year someone asked about 2 Firefox for Android applications; I just had two different copies of Firefox installed on my Win 10 laptop (one in an attempt by Microsoft to upgrade to Win 11) where all my data was in the old app named 'Mozilla Firefox') while the newly installed app was just 'Firefox' and had none of my data. I did not attempt that new install, it seems Microsoft did ?? They also mentioned wanting to redirect the new Firefox to specific Domain Name Service servers, rather than the traditional server addresses provided by the local network. Anyone know what's going on?

Asked by bob_ferguson1 4 days ago