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Thunderbird

There may or may not be someone who remembers the email software called Virtual Access, an unrelated precursor to Thunderbird. I still use it as my primary email software… (read more)

There may or may not be someone who remembers the email software called Virtual Access, an unrelated precursor to Thunderbird. I still use it as my primary email software, as does my company but its primary flaw is that it isn't truly compatible with HTML. It's great strength is the way it can manage emails. Thunderbird is almost as good but lacks the ability to move and re-thread an email, provided the email to be re-threaded is new than the one to which you want to thread it to. I also find Virtual Access email Rules (or Filters as Thunderbird calls them) easier to create and maintain. I have run Thunderbird in parallel but with HTML now taken for granted, need to change to Thunderbird both at home and at work.

I am looking for someone, on a daily fee basis, to help me in this transition. It is not something that can be done remotely as I need to show what Virtual Access can do and how best to get Thunderbird to work as close as possible to the way Virtual Access does. We are based in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes (UK). Thanks, Jonathon Whaley

Asked by Jonathon 1 week ago

Answered by david 5 days ago

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Thunderbird Will Not Automatically Download Emails When I First Open It

Hello! Thunderbird has suddenly stopped automatically downloading email when I open the app initially. All my emails server settings are set as they always were, to check… (read more)

Hello!

Thunderbird has suddenly stopped automatically downloading email when I open the app initially. All my emails server settings are set as they always were, to check on start up, check every 10 minutes and automatically download new messages.

The only "change" I have made is to move all the 2019 emails on all my email accounts from their Inboxes to their respective ARCHIVES. Some of them had thousands of emails to move, but that all went smoothly.

I cannot remember exactly when the problem first started, but it could have been the next day. Otherwise no changes at all.

Get All New Messages still works as does checking for new emails every 10 minutes.

I am running Version 91.5.0, first offered to channel users on January 11, 2022.

I am on Windows 10 Build 19043

Thanks for any advice.

Peter

Asked by paf1 5 days ago

Answered by paf1 5 days ago

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Settings Not Staying Set

Okay, so...hopefully somebody here can help me from going, "Mhhmmm! Grrrrrrr!" every time I wanna search something. So here's what's up... I go to my home page, b… (read more)

Okay, so...hopefully somebody here can help me from going, "Mhhmmm! Grrrrrrr!" every time I wanna search something.

    So here's what's up...

I go to my home page, bing.com. I type in a search, and because it pertains to the issue at hand, lets suppose the search was adult oriented, or something that would make you want to change the search safety settings from its default of 'Moderate' to 'Off', as you want it to be. Cool. Great. Sweet, its off, now I can continue.....Buuuuut, no! Nope. See,...{sigh}.....okay, so lets back up a few steps and right now we're at the moment when we had switched 'Moderate' to 'Off'. Okay! So,....now lets say that you want to filter down your search results. So, we navigate over to the right-hand side of the page, we click 'Filter', we select our filter, the pag loads, annnnnd AHHHHHH DAMMIT TO HELL!! It's back set to 'Moderate'. And it will continue to do this when for whatever reason the page needs to reload. Its driving me.......{sigh & steps back}....Ooohh, okay, well.....suffice to say, the issue needs resolving. Like,....NOW! Please.  :-D It almost slipped my mind, but, for the sake of knowing what kind of suggestions you may give,.... Let me just throw out there that I am no 'computer noob'. The last time I went to buy a new desktop computer, I wasn't a member of Camp Cow! What I'm tryin' to say is, I'm no programmer, but I'm quite 'puter knowledgeable. I remember as a kid, getting bored and walking into the den where my dad (former IBM guy) was sitting there, mumbling outloud to himself, "...Wha...? Whaddaya mean, 'Bad command or file name? ...Doesn't make any sense...". I sat down to watch him try & fix the computer, I told 'em I was bored, he said, "Bored, huh? Yeah,....that'll happen sometimes." Gets up from his chair, plants his hand on the backrest, stands up and does this sorta,...two and a half step, 'walk' across the room to the closet, which is like, two feet from me.... Still with his one hand on the chair's back rest, with the other, he reaches up into the closet to the little book shelf in there, grabs a book I've seen him use a number of times before, takes it down, half pulls * half 'back steps' back into his chair, playfully flings his book holding hand toward me. It lands in my lap with a sh-mack! of my pants, and my dad being completely serious, he's not joking in the least says to me, "Here. Read this. It's good to know." The infamous book? The user's manual for MS-DOS 5. ...Hmm,...it might of been 6.2. My dad was teaching me DOS commands when I was 8. Heh!.... I'm sorry, that went a bit longer than I had imagined. Well, I guess I'll chalk it up to, 'Taking the opportunity to tell a 'I remember when' story about my dad. He died last year. November 8th. He was 86. Best dad you could ever know.

 Hey thank you in advance, if you're able to help.  Thanks & take care!

Darren Pierazek [email removed from public] Also, you can find me & msg me on Facebook

Asked by Scratchy 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Bing SafeSearch resets to Moderate

Firefox keeps resetting Bing SafeSearch back to Moderate. This change occurs with every single search and the problem has only begun since in the last week to 10 days (it… (read more)

Firefox keeps resetting Bing SafeSearch back to Moderate. This change occurs with every single search and the problem has only begun since in the last week to 10 days (it is now 1/21/2022.) I have cleared all histories and cookies and even gone as far as to completely reset my computer. It happens on all my PC computers, Win 10 and Win 11. It happens with all combinations of my Firefox profiles and all of my MS accounts. It happens when I'm not signed into any Firefox profile or Bing account. It happens in normal mode as well as private mode. It happens only with Firefox. It does not happen with Edge or Chrome. This is very clearly a conflict between Firefox and Bing SafeSearch.

Asked by Pickled Caribou 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Loading issue

Can't load a game. Royal Story only loads to 50% then stops and that's it. I really need some help with this. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the newest version but i… (read more)

Can't load a game. Royal Story only loads to 50% then stops and that's it. I really need some help with this. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the newest version but it still doesn't work. Would really appreciate some help with this problem. Thank you

Asked by gchadkayla 6 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 days ago

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Loss of passwords

Hi Folks - am using an iMac Retina 2019 - have updated to Monterey Version 12.1 but it seems my Firefox log ins have disappeared - the Safari ones have remained - any sug… (read more)

Hi Folks - am using an iMac Retina 2019 - have updated to Monterey Version 12.1 but it seems my Firefox log ins have disappeared - the Safari ones have remained - any suggestions? Best wishes. Dave

Asked by david497 1 week ago

Answered by david497 6 days ago

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Re: How to import extensions and bookmarks from Brave browser

Hi, please can you tell me how to import my extensions and bookmarks from Brave browser, which I was previously using please? Many thanks. Kindest Regards Sherry … (read more)

Hi, please can you tell me how to import my extensions and bookmarks from Brave browser, which I was previously using please? Many thanks.

Kindest Regards Sherry

Asked by Sherry 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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V72.0.2 32bit update broken

cant update to latest version, administrator has disabled auto updates. But no option to manually update and no option to turn on auto updates either. . So apparently fir… (read more)

cant update to latest version, administrator has disabled auto updates. But no option to manually update and no option to turn on auto updates either. . So apparently firefox isn't compatible with netflix anymore either due to no update options... It looks like chrome is my only option now.

Asked by JohnBob1674 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Managing Thunderbird profiles

I inherited a thunderbird installation with 5 profiles set up. I went through all the old emails and salvaged what I needed, consolidating them under 2 profiles I need to… (read more)

I inherited a thunderbird installation with 5 profiles set up. I went through all the old emails and salvaged what I needed, consolidating them under 2 profiles I need to keep. How can I delete the other three profiles?

Asked by ortondebi 1 week ago

Answered by david 1 week ago

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Thunderbird

I started using Thunderbird about a year ago after giving up on Outlook. I decided to start from scratch with TB. All my old Outlook folders and messages had been downloa… (read more)

I started using Thunderbird about a year ago after giving up on Outlook. I decided to start from scratch with TB. All my old Outlook folders and messages had been downloaded from the server, so if I needed to I could always fire up Outlook offline and refer to something from my archive. I then used TB very happily for 11 months.

Earlier this week my computer's SSD failed while under warranty and was replaced FOC by the supplier. I restored all my apps and data. The only issue I've had any problem with is my Thunderbird data.

Reinstalling the TB application was easy. Getting it to connect with my email server was rather harder but I managed to get it done, so now I can receive and send emails.

However, instead of my current list of TB folders, what I am seeing is my old Outlook folders from 11 months ago - every single one of them empty, I hasten to add! It's a complete mystery to me how TB has managed to pick up that particular profile!

Luckily I had backed up TB just before the SSD failed. All my TB folders and messages should therefore be safe and it ought to just be a matter of persuading TB to call up the correct profile. But I have got nowhere after hours of trying different approaches suggested by other TB users on various support threads.

In my TB backup I can see that the folder structure I want, and all the associated messages, are located in ...\Thunderbird\Profiles\wu6p6f5w.default-release\Mail\[my email folder]. I'm unclear why a couple of extra folders have been added on to wu6p6f5w.default-release, but if that's what is on the backup it can only mean that TB created the extra folders.

I made sure to copy all the contents of [my email folder], with the full identical file path, to my reinstalled TB profile; that TB's default profile pointed to wu6p6f5w.default-release; and then I restarted TB. But nothing changed: the empty Outlook folders were still there instead of the relevant TB folders.

I tried copying the contents of [my email folder] directly into wu6p6f5w.default-release. Again that made no difference, so I changed the profile path to point at ...Profiles\wu6p6f5w.default-release\Mail\[my email folder]. But still, no difference.

I hate to criticise TB, which in the main I think is excellent, but does this profile setup really have to be so complicated? That said, any suggestions would be very much appreciated!

Asked by David Townsend Jones 1 week ago

Answered by david 1 week ago

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File > New > Saved Search is missing

Saved Search is no longer showing up under File > New, on the current version of TB (91.5.0 64-bit), on Windows 10. Is that just me, or was it removed? I can still cre… (read more)

Saved Search is no longer showing up under File > New, on the current version of TB (91.5.0 64-bit), on Windows 10. Is that just me, or was it removed? I can still create a saved search via Edit > Find, but that is more convoluted.

Asked by libcub1 1 week ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 week ago

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Thunderbird Message Filters

Hi, My problem is:- Thunderbird filter on an address book not working with the "Additional Email" field only the "Email" field. Just to check I swapped the email addresse… (read more)

Hi, My problem is:- Thunderbird filter on an address book not working with the "Additional Email" field only the "Email" field.

Just to check I swapped the email addresses around between the Email and Additional Email and yes it still only filtered on the Email field. So how do I get it to filter using the Additional Email as well as the Email field.

My only work around is to split the entries into two and only use the main email field in the address book but surely the whole point of having an Additional Email field is to not have to make duplicates if the person has more than one email address.

Thanks Andy Using thunderbird v68.12.1

Asked by Andy T 1 week ago

Answered by Wayne Mery 1 week ago

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Recovered Emails

I am using Windows 10. Using data recovery software I have recovered some lost Mozilla Thunderbird emails on my hard disk. They each have very long letters and numbers as… (read more)

I am using Windows 10. Using data recovery software I have recovered some lost Mozilla Thunderbird emails on my hard disk. They each have very long letters and numbers as their ID. Eg:- (0b5a9684e…………). (0ffd267235…………) When I click on the recovered thunderbird files nothing happens. Can you tell me which Thunderbird folder to put them in so that i can view them with Thunderbird please? ….\$AppData$\Local\Profiles\…….. etc. Regards.

Asked by delboy275 1 week ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 week ago

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LOCAL FOLDERS location

Hello. I need help to configure my tool in French. Further to the installation of a new system disk I am not anymore able to find my LOCAL FOLDERS. Who can explain to me … (read more)

Hello. I need help to configure my tool in French. Further to the installation of a new system disk I am not anymore able to find my LOCAL FOLDERS. Who can explain to me where they could be? Thanks

Asked by metge.sylvain 1 week ago

Answered by christ1 1 week ago

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I now have "old firefox data" files on my desktop. I appear to have lost all of my data on the browser after an update. How do I restore the files?

Something happened to the Firefox browser (Windows 10) that caused a file named "old firefox data" to appear on my desktop. My passwords, bookmarks and other data have di… (read more)

Something happened to the Firefox browser (Windows 10) that caused a file named "old firefox data" to appear on my desktop. My passwords, bookmarks and other data have disappeared in the browser. How do I restore them?

Asked by t.hankinson 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago