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use of Thunderbird with a Yahoo email account

We have been using Thunderbird with a Cox email account. Cox has just transferred all its customers to Yahoo. I want to use Thunderbird with Yahoo. How do I set that up? … (read more)

We have been using Thunderbird with a Cox email account. Cox has just transferred all its customers to Yahoo. I want to use Thunderbird with Yahoo. How do I set that up?

Asked by jauerbach855 1 month ago

Last reply by christ1 4 weeks ago

"ESR channel" displays "Daily channel" warning

For some reason, my Thunderbird recently "updated" to version 115.10.2, and the "About Thunderbird" dialog says that it is on the "esr update channel." I can find no inf… (read more)

For some reason, my Thunderbird recently "updated" to version 115.10.2, and the "About Thunderbird" dialog says that it is on the "esr update channel." I can find no information about the esr channel. However, when I start Thunderbird, it displays the "Welcome to Thunderbird DAILY" screen. Am I correct that this is an error? If I were really on the daily channel, I think that the version number should be higher.

Asked by James6M 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 2 weeks ago

email from yahoo

Need to set up Thunderbird to receive emails from yahoo. Cox is transitioning emails to yahoo presently have two addresses : cliven@cox.net and daciaandclive@cox.net… (read more)

Need to set up Thunderbird to receive emails from yahoo. Cox is transitioning emails to yahoo presently have two addresses : cliven@cox.net and daciaandclive@cox.net

Asked by cliven3 1 month ago

Last reply by billb1111 1 month ago

my computer updated and i lost firefox

My computer updated with no warning one night, and i lost all personalization and even everything stored in my firefox, the sign ins, passwords, bookmarks, all. is there… (read more)

My computer updated with no warning one night, and i lost all personalization and even everything stored in my firefox, the sign ins, passwords, bookmarks, all. is there a way for me to find all that was erased?

Asked by liz1611 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

How to access Thunderbird files after replacing hard drive.

I had to replace my hard drive and now have Win 11. I still have my Thunderbird account, but I cannot access the 3000+ emails in my folders. My Thunderbird started from… (read more)

I had to replace my hard drive and now have Win 11. I still have my Thunderbird account, but I cannot access the 3000+ emails in my folders. My Thunderbird started from scratch, no history, no files. How do I access and download my saved emails and folders from before the hard drive replacement? The Geek Squad couldn't help. Keep it simple, I'm not a techie.

Asked by bwolven 5 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 5 months ago

How do I stop firefox from asking to update???

Why is this so difficult? I keep getting the attachment. How do I stop it? I NEVER WANT FIREFOX TO TELL ME THERE IS AN UPDATE. I will check and update when I'm ready.… (read more)

Why is this so difficult? I keep getting the attachment. How do I stop it? I NEVER WANT FIREFOX TO TELL ME THERE IS AN UPDATE. I will check and update when I'm ready. How do I stop this?

Asked by scottg1 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

switching stable to beta lost image loading list

hey all when i downloaded and installed Thunderbird beta it imported my account settings fine, but lost the list of automatically allowed image loading emails/urls so no… (read more)

hey all

when i downloaded and installed Thunderbird beta it imported my account settings fine, but lost the list of automatically allowed image loading emails/urls so now i have to add everything again.

if i switch back to the stable release, how can i make sure this list is kept?

feedback - you may want to provide some way to automatically import that going between versions so its not lost (i couldn't find it after switching) and even export all settings for backup - i remember having to change region etc info (im in Australia).

Asked by stevene 5 months ago

Last reply by sfhowes 5 months ago

Copying local folder into inbox (hotmail)

I am about to lose access to my work gmail account (new job). I used Google Takeout to download all my emails in .mbox format. I then used Mozilla Thunderbird (with the I… (read more)

I am about to lose access to my work gmail account (new job). I used Google Takeout to download all my emails in .mbox format. I then used Mozilla Thunderbird (with the ImportExportTools NG add-on) to access the emails. They are currently available in a folder called WorkEmailBackup within my local folders section on Thunderbird.

I would like to add these emails to my pre-existing personal hotmail account. I have set this account up on Thunderbird. However, when I drag the WorkEmailBackup folder into my hotmail inbox (in Thunderbird), not all the emails are copied over. Thunderbird says there are 7730 emails in the WorkEmailBackup folder, but only 2212 will copy into my hotmail account. I have tried several times, but the transfer always stops at 2212 emails, and I can see that emails are missing. I have also tried highlighting the emails individually (rather than copying the whole folder), but have had the same problem.

Please help :(

Asked by emcollier 5 months ago

Last reply by sfhowes 5 months ago

Transferring Thunderbird to Win 11 laptop

When I looked at my profile I find that there are several folders created for each of my email addresses at different times. I had wondered about the possibility of clea… (read more)

When I looked at my profile I find that there are several folders created for each of my email addresses at different times. I had wondered about the possibility of clean install of each of the accounts (IMAP) so this would pickup everything from the individual servers. Then copying across the local folders and my address book. Is this possible/feasible? Would it just be easier to import everything? Where is the address book stored. I also have TB backed up on an external drive (insurance). Thanks

Asked by diane_0211 5 months ago

Last reply by sfhowes 5 months ago

thunder bird update ruined my email

The newest Thunderbird upgrade has ruined my email. I cannot send email and Thunderbird no longer recognizes my settings. I want to remove this update and go back to th… (read more)

The newest Thunderbird upgrade has ruined my email. I cannot send email and Thunderbird no longer recognizes my settings. I want to remove this update and go back to the previous build that I had. If this cannot be fixed I will need to get a new email manager.

Asked by mc2cheryl 5 months ago

Last reply by Googlethunderbird 5 months ago

my device and accounts are being taken over

Malware has taken my backup email address and is using it to take over. [Email address] and [email address] are to of my accounts being used to steel everything. Message… (read more)

Malware has taken my backup email address and is using it to take over. [Email address] and [email address] are to of my accounts being used to steel everything. Messages, phone calls , device, etc are being stored in hidden files in Drive , application selection options are unavailable etc

Asked by Brad Wilson 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Could I get a link to download of BETA 121.0b3 for mac

I am getting an error that "you have launched an older version of Thunderbird" Every time I try to open my email. I was using the latest beta version up to three days ag… (read more)

I am getting an error that "you have launched an older version of Thunderbird" Every time I try to open my email. I was using the latest beta version up to three days ago and the program got corrupted for some reason. I did try to install the latest beat online beat 2 .

Thanks, Al

Asked by almalek 5 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 5 months ago

There is a bug in the import function that cannot recover the password.

I backed up a zip file using Thunderbird's built-in export backup function, reinstalled the system, and downloaded the latest Thunderbird. After importing, the password m… (read more)

I backed up a zip file using Thunderbird's built-in export backup function, reinstalled the system, and downloaded the latest Thunderbird. After importing, the password memorized by the password manager could not be recovered.

I used a primary password

There is no prompt to enter the master password when importing. There may be a process error here ?


Fortunately, I passed firefox_decrypt The project decrypted the password and filled it into the password manager

Asked by Chauncey Eller 5 months ago

Last reply by Matt 5 months ago

partial migration of email account to new laptop... issues with IMAP

Hello and thanks in advance to anyone offering help, very much appreciated. My partner hates computers but has to deal with them for her home based work. After long strug… (read more)

Hello and thanks in advance to anyone offering help, very much appreciated. My partner hates computers but has to deal with them for her home based work. After long struggle she has got to grips and enjoys the functionality of Thunderbird. Her old laptop is on the way out and we got her a new upgraded machine (Lenovo windows 11). a 'friend' tried to solve a problem in the past and created a second account locally on her laptop that mirrors the incoming emails to her main BTinternet mail account. however, sometning went wrong and she hasd over 15000 duplicated emails on the second back up account. We wish to istall Thunderbird on her new machine as she doesn't like to windows mail app and noy 'enjoys' (sic) the thunderbird, especially coulering emails for easy reference. we were told that if she deletes the second account, all of the mirrorede emails on the desired/to keep BT account will also be lost. we are now wondering if it is possible to download Thunderbird onto the new machine and somehow not import the unwanted account when she signs in etc. We are hoping also that when she downloads and installs and signs in.... (the above query accepted) that her folders will also import and be populated. But!... only for the account she wants. i hope this has been clear? The server is imap from BTinternet email thnaks to all who read this far

Asked by stepphen1 5 months ago

Last reply by david 5 months ago

Gmail won't allow Thunderbird access.

System is win 11, latest TB, personal gmail account of long standing. I want to use TB as my email program for gmail. After installing TB, it asks for my gmail login an… (read more)

System is win 11, latest TB, personal gmail account of long standing. I want to use TB as my email program for gmail. After installing TB, it asks for my gmail login and password, and recognizes the account, defaulting to IMAP, Oauth2, etc. When I press "done", I get a google screen saying that TB want authorization to access gmail files. But when I press "allow", the TB page shows an error message under the password field reading "Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, username, or password." I understand it is looking for my gmail username and password, and these are correct. I have tried this many times, including with variations: removing and reinstalling TB, creating a pw just for TB in gmail (subsequently deleted). I have read all of the gmail installation help notes at Mozilla. Most relate to a 2022 change in gmail re Oauth2. Nothing helps. Any advice?

Asked by craig.k7cej 5 months ago

Last reply by Matt 5 months ago