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Still remained a question, how to import contatcs into Tbird

Happy New Year all volunteers, In W10, after crash all my applications, and their setup/data got wiped out. Tbird worked before like charm. Then it was a new installation… (read more)

Happy New Year all volunteers, In W10, after crash all my applications, and their setup/data got wiped out. Tbird worked before like charm. Then it was a new installation 2 years ago. I moved mail data from Vista Mail on a Toshiba PC to my then new GP PC, with W10. Now, I have to re-install all the apps, and try to import/collect data. Luckily, my Vista PC is still working, so I can recover things from there. So, in Vista Mail i exported contacts, tried .csv, and .vcf. Csv seemed to work, however the import in Address Book was not functional. The names and e-mail addresses were mixed up. Then, I tried .vcf: with a single contact it works fine, but not with a list of .vcf files. Then, I found the advice to create one .vcf file for all contacts via copy *.vcx merged.vcf. The file got created, and looks fine. The windows contact too can open it, one-by-one. Windows10 Mail can handle it also. But, when I try to import this in TB I got as far as START import. Then, the message "Import failed unexpectedly, more information may be available in the Error Console". I do not see error console, and more hints. I must tell, extracting contacts from GMAIL works too. But, unfortunately I do not have set up gmail so that it saved all contacts upon referencing, so I just have a subset of contacts there... Do you guys have a working solution, or is this a new chart again ? By the way, the TB version is the newest one, a guess it is 102. Cheers, Zoltan

Asked by zszemeti 1 week ago

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Firefox 109 is a DISASTER!!!

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1403460] I just updated Firefox to version 109. Every single thing that I liked about Firefox is now GONE. Options… (read more)

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I just updated Firefox to version 109. Every single thing that I liked about Firefox is now GONE. Options are GONE. Customizing the toolbar - GONE. Adding toolbars - GONE!!! It lost my open tabs. It won't show the LastPass icon in the toolbar like it used to, so I have to hunt for it now. All my toolbar settings - GONE!

Mozilla - you really should WARN people BEFORE they update that the update is a major overhaul. Why would you just make yourself another Chrome? If I wanted to use Chrome, I would (and I probably will now), but I prefer Firefox - at least I DID prefer Firefox before this update. I do not understand why you completely RUINED Firefox! This update is horrible and I have now lost a full day at work trying to FIX this clusterf**k of a browser mess that you have made for me! For the life of me I do not understand why you took away the ability for the user to make Firefox more user-friendly. Before, I could choose to customize if I wanted to, or not to customize. Now I have no choice and am stuck with the way YOU want it. Well, I don't like the way you want it! I liked it the way I had it customized! I am so stinking furious with you right now! I will be reverting to the prior version and will then search for a new browser. I am really sick of companies taking away things that make their products better. Congratulations, Firefox - you are now Chrome's Clone.

Asked by ElegalEyes 9 hours ago

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Updating thunderbird 38.1

Please help with my predicament. I had to use 38.1 to import OUTLOOK details etc. Now I want to update Thunderbird to get more functions like a dictionary etc but when I … (read more)

Please help with my predicament. I had to use 38.1 to import OUTLOOK details etc. Now I want to update Thunderbird to get more functions like a dictionary etc but when I tried it messed all the settings for the email accounts and I went back to 38.1 Thankfully that worked again and I got all the settings back fine.

Please could someone help with any guidance on what version I can update to safely and step by step what I need to do?

Many Thanks

Asked by jbtutoring 1 week ago

Answered by jbtutoring 3 days ago

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Cannot install 52.9.0esr on XP SP3

52.9.0esr is claimed to be the last version for XP. Unfortunately it is not quite true. It is for XP SP2 ONLY. Trying to install on SP3 ends with the message that SP2 is … (read more)

52.9.0esr is claimed to be the last version for XP. Unfortunately it is not quite true. It is for XP SP2 ONLY. Trying to install on SP3 ends with the message that SP2 is required. IMO the installer is simply too strict on demanding exact version of SP ! https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/52.9.0/system-requirements/

I went through the list of versions (thanks Mozilla that they all are still available!) and found that the last version I can install is... version... 12.0b6. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/12.0/system-requirements/

And indeed I installed 12.0b6 successfully but I would like to install 52.9.

Asked by andrzejm007 1 week ago

Answered by andrzejm007 4 days ago

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Thunderbird does not recognise my Email Passwords since I updated

I posted a question this morning and got a reply which I read using gmail but could not reply to it and I cannot find were I posted the question or the reply from christ … (read more)

I posted a question this morning and got a reply which I read using gmail but could not reply to it and I cannot find were I posted the question or the reply from christ 1 I have copied and pasted my reply below


Ron Goldthorpe <[email]@gmail.com> Attachments 12:33 (2 minutes ago) to no-reply

I put in my Plus net Password and press enter and then it takes me to the next screen see Capture 1 I then put in my Google Internet Password and then press enter and it then takes me to Capture 2 and then I am completely lost I have used Thunderbird in my Spain Apartment and also at home in England for several years and it has never taken me to Google and never come up with another Language Fortunately I have logged into Google Mail and managed to add my Plusnet EMail to this otherwise I would not be able to read your reply without logging into a very Basic Plusnet Webmail

It is the first time I have ever used Google Mail it is not bad but I prefer Thunderbird if I can get it working again

Yours Sincerely Ron Goldthorpe

PS when you reply can you please tell me how to find it in your system

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Asked by 310Jupiter 5 days ago

Last reply by christ1 5 days ago

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2 inboxes

I have transferred TB from a win7 to a win10 computer. I had to manually edit the profile.ini file, it mainly installed on C: drive, I needed D: drive. TB works, I can se… (read more)

I have transferred TB from a win7 to a win10 computer. I had to manually edit the profile.ini file, it mainly installed on C: drive, I needed D: drive. TB works, I can send/receive emails. However I have 2 Inboxes, both being updated using POP account. I only want one global inbox. I suspect the changes I made to the profile.inio file are wrong. Anyone know what I have done wrong? Screenshot of problem attached. I have asked on "emails" part of this forum, but no reply. Can anyone hear help? Regards Alan

Asked by alan189 6 days ago

Answered by alan189 5 days ago

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Imbox

I have transferred TB from a win7 to a win10 computer. I had to manually edit the profile.ini file, it mainly installed on C: drive, I needed D: drive. TB works, I can … (read more)

I have transferred TB from a win7 to a win10 computer. I had to manually edit the profile.ini file, it mainly installed on C: drive, I needed D: drive. TB works, I can send/receive emails. However I have 2 Inboxes, both being updated using POP account. I only want one global inbox. I suspect the changes I made to the profile.inio file are wrong. Anyone know what I have done wrong? Screenshot of problem attached. Regards Alan

Asked by alan189 1 week ago

Last reply by christ1 5 days ago

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Account setup for Verizon.net email

I have an existing Verizon email account (which is accessed through AOL mail) and I'm trying to setup this account on Thunderbird, which I just downloaded on my new compu… (read more)

I have an existing Verizon email account (which is accessed through AOL mail) and I'm trying to setup this account on Thunderbird, which I just downloaded on my new computer.

When I am prompted to setup the account, I enter my name, email address, and password. So far so good. It then says it found the correct configuration in Mozilla ISP database. I look at the configuration and everything looks (incoming and outgoing servers, username, etc.

However, when I click DONE and it starts the process of checking my password, it comes back with the attached error message.

Any ideas?

Asked by mjagodzinski2 1 week ago

Answered by david 1 week ago

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Thunderbird HOSED my PROFILE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!! Automatic "upgrade" when I DID NOT ASK FOR IT!

Here we go again, I CANNOT access any of my emails, accounts or calendars. When I booted my computer Thunderbird automatically "upgraded" my profile (files) but NOT the p… (read more)

Here we go again, I CANNOT access any of my emails, accounts or calendars.

When I booted my computer Thunderbird automatically "upgraded" my profile (files) but NOT the program and now Thunderbird can't open it.

I'm getting a stupid and uninformative "a newer version of Thunderbird may have made changes to your profile which are no longer compatible with this older version. Use this profile only with that newer version." WHAT VERSION!!!!! WHY WON'T IT TELL ME WHAT VERSION IT THINKS THE DATA HAS BEEN CHANGED TO?????

Because of what was done to me last time (it took me DAYS to re-enter my account information and I never did get my calendar restored!), I was running release 68.3.0 and saying NO to upgrade -- DIDN'T NEED the "upgrade" DIDN'T WANT IT.

I suppose a path of "least resistance" that would get my email working again would be to figure out what version my data is sitting at NOW and then download and install THAT release of Thunderbird.

Anyone know how I can do that?

Or WHAT I CAN DO ABOUT RESTORING MY (&^*( DATA!

THIS IS MADDENING! WHY WHY WHY DOES THIS SOFTWARE DO THIS SORT OF CRAP!!!!!!!!??????? This is the THIRD TIME I've been hosed in the last 2 years!!!!

Asked by ChetDude 3 weeks ago

Answered by ChetDude 3 weeks ago

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Downloading and saving Firefox.

Can I download Firefox and save it to a flash-drive instead of installing it? The computer I need it on has a new install of Windows 7 with IE and it will not browse. … (read more)

Can I download Firefox and save it to a flash-drive instead of installing it? The computer I need it on has a new install of Windows 7 with IE and it will not browse.

Asked by adambers1949 1 week ago

Answered by adambers1949 1 week ago

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Unable to import address book from Outlook 2010

I am trying to import my address books from Outlook 2010 to my new TB. When I choose "import from outlook', I get a red banner that says "no profile found'. Outlook 2010 … (read more)

I am trying to import my address books from Outlook 2010 to my new TB. When I choose "import from outlook', I get a red banner that says "no profile found'. Outlook 2010 is my default email. I tried to import the address book as .cvs file. I could only import the names, not the email addresses, home addresses or phone numbers. Any help would be appreciated. I did notice on a previous posting that others have had this problem. It was stated that the files .pst files should be located here: C:\users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook. However, mine a located in my documents/outlook files/ and my email address. I don't know if that matters or not. I hope there is a 'fix'. If I can't get the address books in TB it will be of no use to me. Thank you for your help.

Asked by Dave F 1 week ago

Answered by Dave F 1 week ago

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Where is OAuth2 in the SMTP settings?

I'm trying to set up a bellsouth.net (ATT) account using the instructions at https://kb.uwm.edu/uwmhd/page.php?id=109671. The account setup flows perfectly until it's tim… (read more)

I'm trying to set up a bellsouth.net (ATT) account using the instructions at https://kb.uwm.edu/uwmhd/page.php?id=109671. The account setup flows perfectly until it's time to choose the Authentication Method for the Outgoing Server where the choice for OAuth2 is missing (see pic). Why isn't the OAuth2 option showing up? I'm using the most recent release of Thunderbird. Thank you.

Asked by sunsunsunhereitcomes 1 month ago

Answered by sunsunsunhereitcomes 2 weeks ago

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Need help migrating Thunderbird from dead computer to new computer

My old computer died however I salvaged the hard drive and it is still good. I had several email accounts set up in Thunderbird, some were IMAP and others POP. I also ha… (read more)

My old computer died however I salvaged the hard drive and it is still good.

I had several email accounts set up in Thunderbird, some were IMAP and others POP. I also had several years of emails saved to local folders.

I can always set up all the email again, but it would be easier if there were some configuration file I could salvage from the old hard drive.

More importantly, is there any way I can get back my saved emails???

Also, my files were backed up on Carbonite and I could access them there, I just have no idea which files I need.

Asked by 53timr 2 weeks ago

Answered by Jules 2 weeks ago

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domain change has screwed up thunderbird

Hello, My webhost provider switched my domain last week. And Thunderbird is now a complete mess. They combined the names of the two domains and I'm not sure if I delete t… (read more)

Hello,

My webhost provider switched my domain last week. And Thunderbird is now a complete mess. They combined the names of the two domains and I'm not sure if I delete this email address I'll be in trouble because they've tied it to WordPress. All the pathways and files I've looked at - why I don't know because I don't really understand what I'm seeing - show the old email names and such. I've been pleading and begging for assistance to straighten out this mess, but without success. Also I'm prompted to login but Thunderbird won't recognize either the old ones nor the new ones I've created.

What I'm wondering is should I remove the current install and start again. And, if I start again, are the instructions easy for this poor senior's tech-phobic brain to follow?

(I'm not sure I trust the tech support at my provider since they keep saying I created the blended email address. This is entirely untrue: I created the one I wanted them to have done in the first place... and ended up deleting the contents of the old email in the process! =:o) Thank you, Zoe

Asked by paintedfern2100 1 week ago

Answered by david 1 week ago

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Browser being managed

Running Win10 and latest Firefox browser. Trying to get rid of 'Your browser is being managed by your organization' Followed Regedit instructions - only default is lis… (read more)

Running Win10 and latest Firefox browser. Trying to get rid of 'Your browser is being managed by your organization' Followed Regedit instructions - only default is listed - no policy. Looked in Mozilla Firefox in Program Files & Program Files (x86) - no policies.json in Distribution. Even did a search in those subfiles - nothing. So how do I get rid of this? I was searching 'Broiling Frigidaire Induction' and one of the videos corrupted my original Firefox. I needed a hard stop to get our of that. I deleted the app and reloaded, and I keep getting the 'Browser managed...' message. Bummer!

Asked by fgruhl 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Thunderbird v102.1.0 Won't save passwords

I recently installed version 102 and I am having an issue with password manager. I need to enter my password each time I want to check my email. If I check the box for p… (read more)

I recently installed version 102 and I am having an issue with password manager. I need to enter my password each time I want to check my email. If I check the box for password manager to save the password, I get the incorrect password error message. If I enter my password but do not check the save password box, I can retrieve my email. If I leave Thunderbird open I can retrieve email without reentering my password. If I exit Thunderbird, restart and retrieve my email, it asks me to enter my password again. I looked in security settings - My saved password box is empty and I can not add any accounts to it. I have tried deleting key3.db, cert8.db, logins.json to no avail. Any ideas?

Asked by fpuckett 5 months ago

Answered by fpuckett 5 months ago

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deGoogling strategy

Do you remember the GMail advertisement "never delete an email again"? So 17 years later, I want to move to a privacy respecting email provider, and I got myself a 27GB o… (read more)

Do you remember the GMail advertisement "never delete an email again"? So 17 years later, I want to move to a privacy respecting email provider, and I got myself a 27GB of old emails. I do not want to pay ~8$/mo for the luxury of having every attachment from 2014 available, I do not want to self-host a mailserver for that purpose either, and so 17 years later I come to old good .pst, only that nowadays I'd rather not lock in myself in a proprietary format, so here I am.

The solution I have in mind is a yearly read-only ~1GB sized mbox file backed up to an immutable storage, accessible from the laptop and office PC. I wish I would be able to open the mbox archives from android or nextcloud portal, but for some reason there are no such apps (Question #0: am I missing some obvious solution to access my archives from web/smartphone?).

The way to the solution splits in 3.

New incoming messages should be forwarded by gmail to the new provider of choice, let's call it for shorthand vivaldi. So the clients, TB on the PC should not check the gmail inbox at all. Replying to these messages however should be done via the gmail account. I think I can accomplish that just by configuring two accounts in TB for gmail and Vivaldi. Question #1 Is there some smarter way to manage a ghost gmail account so that I do not mistakenly reply from the wrong address?

Intermediate messages from the past ~2 years should be moved entirely to vivaldi server. I guess I can sync TB to gmail, define a rule that moves all messages newer than 1/1/2021 to vivaldi/Archive and run it on gmail/AllMail. Question #2 is it the correct way to transfer messages? How do ensure they are deleted on gmail server?

Old messages should be split into yearly local archives. It looks like the gmail account Copies&Folders/Archives feature should be useful. Question #3 How do I move the whole existent gmail web archive to local yearly mbox files and delete it from the server?

The questions might sound trivial, but the operation is rather scary and long, so I prefer to sound dumb and ask first.

Thank you!

Asked by srjmas 2 weeks ago

Answered by Matt 2 weeks ago

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Themes & extension icons

I just installed Firefox on a new Windows 11 desktop computer. I ported my profiles over and it appears everything came over EXCEPT: - Themes aren't working. I've tried… (read more)

I just installed Firefox on a new Windows 11 desktop computer. I ported my profiles over and it appears everything came over EXCEPT: - Themes aren't working. I've tried switching them and they still don't display. The menu bar is black w/white letters; the toolbar is gray with white icons/letters. - My extension icons are there...sort of. If I hover over them I can see the tool tip but the icon doesn't appear on the toolbar which is light gray in color. I can live without the themes if I have to. Not so much the invisible extension icons. Any suggestions as to how I can get them to appear as they do on my Windows 10 desktop? Screen cap below. Cursor is hovered over the Undo Close Tab extension icon but where's the icon? Any suggestions as to how to troubleshoot this will be appreciated!!

Asked by MarkZ 2 weeks ago

Answered by MarkZ 2 weeks ago

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Files, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, etc tab disappeared after update to 110.

The bar that contained those items disappeared in Firefox after the update to 110 I believe. I don't know how to get it back, I've searched settings. The bookmarks and… (read more)

The bar that contained those items disappeared in Firefox after the update to 110 I believe. I don't know how to get it back, I've searched settings. The bookmarks and all the data appear to still be there. It's been there since, I think, version .9 something. I updated to windows 10 from windows 7 about 3 months back. I noticed the change immediately. I don't even know what the bar is called. I still have my windows 7 machine since I am still trying to resolve problem with windows 10 and I'm even thinking of going back to window 7. It did the update to 109 without a problem.

HELP!!

It is probably something simple by windows is more a game machine to me. I learned computers on a GE-645 to give you an idea of how old I am.

Thanks

Asked by Multics 2 weeks ago

Answered by Paul 2 weeks ago