I used Thunderbird with apple mail on Windows many years ago on my PC. Later I shifted to eM Client because I liked the options. However, I do like the new Thunderbird … (read more)
I used Thunderbird with apple mail on Windows many years ago on my PC. Later I shifted to eM Client because I liked the options. However, I do like the new Thunderbird 1.02 and wanted to switch back on my new PC.
In the beginning, it asks me my email account... which is a [mac.com](https://mac.com) address, and then it says it found the configuration in the database, and prompts me to finish. But that's where the problems start...
It will not download messages. It either get stuck on Opening folder INBOX and up comes the infamous Windows hourglass... which sits and sits and sits, then eventually says SERVER HAS DISCONNECTED. There may be a problem with the server has disconnected.
As before, I generated a new app-specific password so that's not the problem. The authentication configuration is SSL/TLS and Normal Password. Using [imap.mail.me.com](https://imap.mail.me.com) as the server, port 993. My SMTP port is 587.
I tried new app-specific passwords, no change. I tried using the same exact setup (but different app specific password ) that I use in eM Client which always connects perfectly with zero problems. I tried various authentication changes such as STARTTLS, SSL/TLS and None. No luck. I tried oAuth2, encrypted password, normal password, etc. No luck there either. Tried turning off Windows Defender firewall. No luck. Tried reducing number of connections from 5 to 1. No change.
I also have a separate gmail account. When I added it to Thunderbird, it started right up and immediately began downloading messages just fine. But the apple mail is STILL stuck.
ANY HELP would be appreciated. I've spent too much time on the wrong solutions. When googling, all the solutions suggest the same exact things I tried. No luck. Or the solutions are for older versions of Thunderbird.