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Best method to achive/backup IMAP email accounts before domain/hosting is cancelled?

Hi, I have six IMAP email accounts that will cease to exist in a few weeks when I don't renew the domain/hosting where they reside. Most of these accounts include inv… (read more)

Hi,

I have six IMAP email accounts that will cease to exist in a few weeks when I don't renew the domain/hosting where they reside.

Most of these accounts include invoices for purchases, and serial numbers etc that I need to have access to after the accounts will die, so just being able to read them offline. Even down the track when I inevitably build a new PC, I'll still want to have access to theses messages offline.

What is best practice for archiving or backing up these so I can still read them in future? Is there a way to archive so that I can read them in other clients in future? or I can only archive in a way that will be Thunderbird only?

Also... how do I get Thunderbird to allow me to read the messages from these accounts, without checking for new messages on these accounts, which would give error popups every time?

I've never had to do this before, and when I've searched around the results seem super confusing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

In case its relevant, my current Thunderbird version is 115.12.1 and running latest update of Win 10.

Asked by BradMakesNoises 3 weeks ago

Answered by david 3 weeks ago

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Failed To Import From Outlook 2003 To Thunderbird

Hi, I’m trying to move from Outlook 2003 to Thunderbird 115.12.2 (64-bit). Using the import wizard fails. Tools > Import select Import From Outlook and the following m… (read more)

Hi, I’m trying to move from Outlook 2003 to Thunderbird 115.12.2 (64-bit). Using the import wizard fails. Tools > Import select Import From Outlook and the following message appears. “Either there is no default mail client or the current mail client can not fulfil the message request”. I’m taken back to the Import from screen with the addition of a red panel with “No Profile Found” on it. Outlook 2003 is the default e-mail client, checked more than once. I’m trying to migrate to thunderbird so I have no account setting, thinking they would be imported. My pst’s files have been moved to a directory on a different partition to the Outlook programme, tried creating a dummy profile using default Outlook storage and still fails. I’ve looked at converting pst files to mbox, but this doesn’t see to include the account settings. But I could add them manually or I can not import the mbox files or directory structure into Thunderbird. I’ve been messing around trying other things but nothing works. Internet searches, Thunderbird forum searches suggests solutions but all fails and the steps don’t match Thunderbird menu, etc in many cases. I’m stuck. Can anyone give any advice on how to migrate from Outlook 2003 to Thunderbird. Tools, Add-Ins or manual methods, anything just to get me up and running. PS I’ve two pst files, one is the default main Outlook.pst and the second a secondary store I created in the folders of Outlokk called Store.pst, beside the none default storage location everything else is standard for Outlook and Thunderbird.

Asked by Private61 2 weeks ago

Answered by Matt 2 weeks ago

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Update to Thunderbird 115.3.3 duplicated folders

I recently updated Thunderbird to 115.3.3. When the update was complete it appears to have split my profile into two and created two of Inbox, Drafts, Sent, and Trash. … (read more)

I recently updated Thunderbird to 115.3.3. When the update was complete it appears to have split my profile into two and created two of Inbox, Drafts, Sent, and Trash. I use Earthlink which is the name of the POP3 account. Now there are Inbox, Drafts, Sent, and Trash for "Earthlink", and a set for "Local Folders". Junk and Archives are only associated with "Local Folders", and "Outbox" shows up under a "Local Folders" header along with all of the folders I used to organize received messages. When new messages are downloaded they appear in "Inbox / Local Folders". Nothing appears in any of the "Earthlink / ..." folders.

I don't recall exactly what it looked like before but there was only one set of the primary folders, and the local folders I created to organize my inbox. I have attached screenshots of the the folder navigation pane, as well as the odd organization of the "Account Settings" tab. I am admittedly not an expert. Any help is appreciated.

Asked by pete48 9 months ago

Answered by Wayne Mery 8 months ago

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Importing .mbox files to Thunderbird

I have a brand new install of Thunderbird, and I want to import .mbox files that I converted from Outlook .pst files. I have seen many support articles saying that to im… (read more)

I have a brand new install of Thunderbird, and I want to import .mbox files that I converted from Outlook .pst files.

I have seen many support articles saying that to import .mbox files, I need to use the "Local Folders" option in the Folders menu on the left hand side of the main page. I have added the ImportExportTools NG plug-in, but I don't see a "Local Folders" option on my main page.

I must be missing a step. I have attached a screen shot.

Thank you for your help.

Asked by jarosenquist 2 weeks ago

Answered by jarosenquist 2 weeks ago

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use work/school microsoft account with Thunderbird

Microsoft is telling me I need to open a ticket with Thunderbird while I work to address the problem with my microsoft tenet. Basically, I don't seem to be able to get an… (read more)

Microsoft is telling me I need to open a ticket with Thunderbird while I work to address the problem with my microsoft tenet. Basically, I don't seem to be able to get any of the member accounts on my tenet to be able to use thunderbird with their organization email account. Any tips from Thunderbird would be helpful.

I have been able to set up thunderbird for the Admin email for the tenet and it is working.

I just can't seem to get the Microsoft settings right for the other email addresses in the tenet to be able to use any email client other than Outlook.

Asked by tclynx 2 weeks ago

Answered by tclynx 2 weeks ago

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127.0.2 profiles in folders: "Firefox is already running"

For a long time I've used Firefox on Linux with multiple instances each with their own profile folder. Today when I try to run these instances with separate profile folde… (read more)

For a long time I've used Firefox on Linux with multiple instances each with their own profile folder. Today when I try to run these instances with separate profile folders I get the following error:

> Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To use Firefox, you must first close the existing Firefox process, restart your device, or use a different profile.

Profiles are created like this:

firefox --new-instance --createprofile "PROFILENAME ~/.firefox-PROFILENAME"

They are run like this:

firefox --new-instance --profile "~/.firefox-PROFILENAME"

It seems something has broken with the instance isolation as this is now throwing an error. Additionally I run "createprofile" it doesn't seem to actually create the folder.

Asked by chr15m 2 weeks ago

Answered by chr15m 2 weeks ago

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firefox setup 127.0.2.exe offline installer fails with message about "extraction failed" and popup "file is corrupt"

firefox setup 127.0.2.exe offline installer fails with message about "extraction failed" and popup "file is corrupt". Windows explorer shows file properties and a signat… (read more)

firefox setup 127.0.2.exe offline installer fails with message about "extraction failed" and popup "file is corrupt".

Windows explorer shows file properties and a signature for mozilla.

Is there a way to manually unpack the .exe? Someplace that issues are logged with more data (which file is corrupt?) There is a progress bar that flashes by part way, then a popup window with the file corrupt message.

(Trying to update to hopefully get rid of some crashes.)

Is there a hash for that .exe I could check?

Asked by BryanWillman 2 weeks ago

Answered by BryanWillman 2 weeks ago

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Importing address lists

Exported address books and lists from 115.12.1 (32 bit) on W8.1, importing to 115.11.1 (64 bit) on W11. Importing a named list into personal address book works - but th… (read more)

Exported address books and lists from 115.12.1 (32 bit) on W8.1, importing to 115.11.1 (64 bit) on W11.

Importing a named list into personal address book works - but the list itself is lost; they all go into one big address book. If I choose Create a new folder they all go into that - but again I've no list name, I can't write a message to the list like I used to be able to.

I can select New Mailing List, give it a name, but now I seem to have to enter each one individually, I see no way to paste in a list.

What am I doing wrong please?

Asked by dheadey 2 weeks ago

Answered by dheadey 2 weeks ago

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ATT.net

I've been accessing ATT.net along with gmail.com for years now. Every once in a while, ATT don't accept my login password? Error message reads: "Login to server inbound.a… (read more)

I've been accessing ATT.net along with gmail.com for years now. Every once in a while, ATT don't accept my login password? Error message reads: "Login to server inbound.att.net with username pennsynut@att.net failed." And when I "enter new password" with the password from ATT.net, it still don't accept it. I vaguely remember doing something with ATT.net years ago. But why does it keep doing this "login failed"? I ask because if I wait a day, it will re-insert itself. When I check passwords in TB for ATT.net. All it shows is "mailboxc//(mailbox://). The gmails show smtp, imap & oath. But ATT only shows that one. ? How do I get the other passwords in there?

Asked by Pennsy Nut 2 weeks ago

Answered by Pennsy Nut 2 weeks ago

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recovering lost Thunderbird emails

A long-standing university email account that I accessed through Thunderbird was recently mistakenly deleted by the institutional administrator and all its contents delet… (read more)

A long-standing university email account that I accessed through Thunderbird was recently mistakenly deleted by the institutional administrator and all its contents deleted. The institution subsequently established a replacement email account for me, but the institutional Help Desk said the emails from the original account had been erased and could no longer be accessed from their server. Fortunately, I had Thunderbird configured to save all my emails on my local machine, so that even though I can no longer log in to the original email account, I can still view the emails in my Thunderbird installation (i.e., open and read them), even though every instance of starting up Thunderbird calls for me to supply the password for the original account (which I can no longer do). So I just close that dialogue box and can still see the emails stored locally on my machine.

I would like to move (or copy) these emails to a location where I can still access them off line and view them in the original organizational scheme (if possible), under the headings "subject," "correspondents," and "Date." But the Thunderbird "archive" feature seems to require that I be able to log on to the institutional server under the original account, which I can no longer do. The only existence of these emails is on my local computer.

Is there a way for me to preserve these emails as an accessible archive/repository so that I can continue having access to them, even though they are no longer in a functioning email account?

Thanks for any suggestions/help.

Asked by gstring1940 6 months ago

Answered by gstring1940 6 months ago

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Updated 64-bit program is installed in the program files (x86) folder

I'm running Windows 10 Pro (64-bit). I have two different versions of Thunderbird installed on my system; one is installed in Program Files (64-bit version 125.0.0.0 date… (read more)

I'm running Windows 10 Pro (64-bit). I have two different versions of Thunderbird installed on my system; one is installed in Program Files (64-bit version 125.0.0.0 dated 04/23/2024—old version) and the other is installed in Program Files (x86) (64-bit version 115.12.2.0 dated 06/25/2024—the current version). The shortcut icon on my desktop (which I never use) runs the older version located in the Program Files folder while the shortcut icon on my taskbar (and also the one in my Start menu) runs the updated version located in the Program Files (x86) folder.

As an aside, there are 21 .dll files in the Program Files (x86) folder (all starting with api-ms-win and dated 09/27/2023) while none of those files are in the Program Files folder.

FYI, I have been using Thunderbird on this PC for almost five years.

How do I fix this problem so that I have only the current version of Thunderbird run from the proper folder, Program Files?

Asked by adlerkralle 3 weeks ago

Answered by david 3 weeks ago

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I cannot configure my TSO Host email accounts since they upgraded their servers to Cpanel deluxe

TSO Host migrated all my email accounts to a different server. All my emails have stopped downloading to Thunderbird. I cannot find a way to configure my TSO Host email a… (read more)

TSO Host migrated all my email accounts to a different server. All my emails have stopped downloading to Thunderbird. I cannot find a way to configure my TSO Host email accounts since they upgraded their servers to Cpanel deluxe yesterday and neither can anyone at TSO Host.

Asked by info11511 4 weeks ago

Answered by info11511 3 weeks ago

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I updated to the lastet version and get a warning

The latest update of Thunderbird somehow made this message appear "This is an unsupported version of Thunderbird!!" (see attached picture). Is this a bug? I've checked th… (read more)

The latest update of Thunderbird somehow made this message appear "This is an unsupported version of Thunderbird!!" (see attached picture). Is this a bug? I've checked the version on the homepage and it's the same that's running on my PC (Windows 11).

Asked by shugal 4 weeks ago

Answered by david 4 weeks ago

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Installing into Sonoma on new M3 mac

Do I install the 64bit option or 32bit ?? The installer gives me a choice. After installation on the new M3 mac, I will be migrating my Thunderbird profile from a … (read more)

Do I install the 64bit option or 32bit ?? The installer gives me a choice.

After installation on the new M3 mac, I will be migrating my Thunderbird profile from a 2021 iMac that runs BigSur on Intel silicon.

I'm anticipating updating the iMac to Sonoma, but long experience has shown me that major s/w version upgrades are often very unfriendly to 3rd party s/w apps&data, so I wanted to get my tBird profile (all my mail history) working on the new Mac before doing the major upgrade on my iMac.

Asked by David Collins 4 weeks ago

Answered by James 4 weeks ago

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Porting Thunderbird PC to Mac

I'm porting Thunderbird from my W-10 PC to a new Mac. I tried some things and found help on the net. Heere are the steps I took: WHAT DOESN'T WORK (but I did): Removed i… (read more)

I'm porting Thunderbird from my W-10 PC to a new Mac. I tried some things and found help on the net. Heere are the steps I took:

WHAT DOESN'T WORK (but I did): Removed installed Profiles folder and saved on desktop. Transferred PC Profiles folder to same place in Mac.

Deleted PC folder from Mac. Replaced Mac Profiles folder had previously moved. Deleted installs.ini and profiles.ini Started Thunderbird which created new profiles in Profiles folder.

WHAT SHOULD WORK BUT DIDN'T (after above): Removed new contents of Profiles folder. Transferred contents of PC Profiles folder to Profiles folder on Mac. Got the following message: "Your Thunderbird profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible."

What did I do wrong? Do I need to uninstall Thunderbird and reinstall? Would that solve problems?

Thank you.

Asked by dpauker 4 weeks ago

Answered by dpauker 4 weeks ago

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Failed installations of latest update to Firefox (127.0.1)

Automatic update on my Windows 10 desktop of the the new update 127.0.1 resulted in a version of Firefox that worked more or less for some web sites but was unable to rea… (read more)

Automatic update on my Windows 10 desktop of the the new update 127.0.1 resulted in a version of Firefox that worked more or less for some web sites but was unable to reach others.'

Asked by angelor 1 month ago

Answered by angelor 1 month ago