Transfering messages physically between computers

I have a Thunderbird on my laptop with a big folder in the Local Folder. It has a labeled "mail window" having 5,044 messages in a folder named under the internals of the… (read more)

I have a Thunderbird on my laptop with a big folder in the Local Folder. It has a labeled "mail window" having 5,044 messages in a folder named under the internals of the Profile as "Family" and "Family.msf". Under "Family" are at the next level called "Archive-A" and "Archive-A.msf". (This may not be a kosher "archive".) I tried to use NanaZip to prepare as a zip by Exporting it the other laptop's Thunderbird in our house, but the process seemed to hang before that could do it. Maybe there had to be two levels, I dunno. Maybe getting from a .ZIP to a .SBD....

Even if that had resulted in a useful .ZIP, I'm not at all clear how I could I succeed in importing it into the main profile on the other TB computer. I am defeated at this point.

I wish I had a "Thunderbird for Dummies", or at least a manual + a lexicon with acronyms.

Could someone help me out?

Thanks!


~Steve

Asked by oudeheis 3 weeks ago

Last reply by david 3 weeks ago

Firefox site at top of login I want to delete

All of a sudden, a site I visited appeared at the top of my login pages. Just below the search bar. It contains “import bookmarks,” “getting started,” “and this site.” I … (read more)

All of a sudden, a site I visited appeared at the top of my login pages. Just below the search bar. It contains “import bookmarks,” “getting started,” “and this site.” I don’t want any of that there. I thought I had all memory stuff shut off. Can’t figure out a way to delete it. Can you help.

Asked by chasbeard 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

New Computer but Bookmarks Not Synching

Got a new PC and loading all the software (ugh). I made Firefox my default browser and opened my Yahoo email. I tried synching the bookmarks and picked Sync Now but the… (read more)

Got a new PC and loading all the software (ugh). I made Firefox my default browser and opened my Yahoo email. I tried synching the bookmarks and picked Sync Now but the old bookmarks are not showing up. I still have a laptop with all the old bookmarks (from synching automatically). Can I export those to a thumb drive and bring into the new computer somehow? Do I risk losing my bookmarks on the laptop when I turn it on? Fred

Asked by pack489 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Can't send email, 2 different SMTP servers both time out

Hello -- Not sure when this happened. Got 2 email accounts, account X and account Y. All was working fine until today, 6/27/24. Both have different outgoing SMTP server… (read more)

Hello --

Not sure when this happened.

Got 2 email accounts, account X and account Y. All was working fine until today, 6/27/24. Both have different outgoing SMTP servers.

Now I am trying to send, it is asking for passwords, which I have and is 100% correct. In fact, if I put in wrong password it tells me, so I know it is communicating. When I put in the correct password, I get a timeout on BOTH SMTP servers.

I disabled Norton Firewall.

Works fine from another PC app (poppeeper) and from my android (k9 mail). Both accounts are IMAP.

Neither SSL/TLS or STARTTLS makes a difference. Nor did a re-boot.

TB 115.12.2 (64 Bit) on Windows 10

Sending of the message failed. The message could not be sent because the connection to Outgoing server (SMTP) mailroom4.hostrocket.com timed out. Try again.

Description: hostrocket Server Name: mailroom4.hostrocket.com Port: 465 User Name: ernie@e(redacted).com Authentication method: Normal password Connection Security: SSL/TLS


Anything change?

Asked by Ernie B 3 weeks ago

Last reply by christ1 2 weeks ago

Can't see threading in Thunderbird.

Basically, when I have a threaded message, I don't see the > to drop down information to show the threads from the subject pane in the subject field. I have gone to v… (read more)

Basically, when I have a threaded message, I don't see the > to drop down information to show the threads from the subject pane in the subject field.

I have gone to view, sort by threaded. I'm led to believe I should see something like this:

Subject : Top Level of Thread

 |
 ---> Subject : Re: Top Level of Thread
      |
      ---> Subect : Re: Top Level of Thread

But I see none of that. It's just one flat subject. It doesn't even tell me someone has replied to me. I have to go into the mail to see that. I have added the conversations add on just to get a glance of that, because I'm seeing nothing.

Image attached of what I see.

Asked by trash6 1 month ago

Last reply by david 1 month ago

TB downloading emails from Gmail trash folder

Hi, my Thunderbird has brought down 279 emails from Gmail. I opened Gmail and found the emails properly in the Trash folder. So it appears that Thunderbird is bringing do… (read more)

Hi, my Thunderbird has brought down 279 emails from Gmail. I opened Gmail and found the emails properly in the Trash folder. So it appears that Thunderbird is bringing down all folders??? I've been a user for years and never notice downloads from spam or trash before. New change to Tbird? Is there some way to exclude spam and trash folders from download? My version is 115.11.1 (64-bit) TYIA Richard

Asked by richardCPreston 4 weeks ago

Last reply by sfhowes 4 weeks ago

Can't send email with more than one account

Apparently, from the bits I've read, the "solution" is to scrap Thunderbird and start anew with the knowledge that I set up my accounts "wrong" because I relied on the au… (read more)

Apparently, from the bits I've read, the "solution" is to scrap Thunderbird and start anew with the knowledge that I set up my accounts "wrong" because I relied on the automatic setup and was ... led astray???

Frankly I expected better.

The reason I tried to switch to Thunderbird was because Apple Mail was behaving erratically (forcing threaded view though it was turned off) and there was no way to contact anyone about problems. However, typical for Apple because they don't communicate with users, the problem seem to have mysteriously resolved.

Anyway I'm switching back to Apple. For now. Because I don't want to play guessing games with my email about how to do things properly. Frankly, I'd switch to Gmail which all of my friends say behaves well. But I also don't want to be tracked and Google is evil in this regard. So here I am.

Asked by seh1593 1 month ago

Last reply by david 1 month ago

How do I get TB back to how it was?

I have stayed on an old version of TB because of the old extensions that made it a much better product. With the installation of Win 11 I decided to try the latest versi… (read more)

I have stayed on an old version of TB because of the old extensions that made it a much better product.

With the installation of Win 11 I decided to try the latest version of TB. I have to say I am not impressed. I forgot how much better TB was with the extensions.

My first question is how do I get to sort the order of items I see in TB? I want News & Feeds to be displayed above my email accounts. It would seem that this would be easy but I cannot find a way of doing it. What am I not understanding? Surely this should be simple? I want to choose the order of everything.

I also customised the interface with better scrollbars etc. None of the add-ons I used to use seem to work with the latest TB. At the moment the new install of TB is incredibily ugly. How do I change that?

Asked by Leo.Levosky1 1 month ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 month ago

SMTP suddenly stopped working

Hello, So - SMTP suddenly stopped working in our whole company. We are using Gmail accounts configured with Thunderbird for a few years already. It's all been working un… (read more)

Hello,

So - SMTP suddenly stopped working in our whole company. We are using Gmail accounts configured with Thunderbird for a few years already. It's all been working until an hour ago.

Tried deleting and adding accounts, changing authentification to google app passwords etc.\

SMTP servers do have different descriptions.

Just configured an account in outlook and it works out of the box, so I'm guessing it's got something to do with Thunderbird settings, but we didn't change anything, and especially that we have 8 PCs and it stopped working on every one of it.

The error I get when trying to send a message is:

"Sending message failed. The message failed to send because it failed to connect to the outgoing mail (SMTP) server "smtp.gmail.com". The server may be unreachable or not accepting SMTP connections. Please verify that your outgoing mail server settings are correct and then try again or contact your server administrator."

(translated from polish).

Best regards.

Asked by Mateusz Makar 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Googlethunderbird 3 weeks ago

Winmail.dat / TNEF encoding issues

Hello! We are a real dues-paying member, having made a number of donations over the years. We have been having trouble with emails received from Microsoft-based systems… (read more)

Hello! We are a real dues-paying member, having made a number of donations over the years. We have been having trouble with emails received from Microsoft-based systems, with the HTML formatting of messages getting lost and the attachment of a winmail.dat file, which we can't open. We tried to use your Lookout add-on, but with all of the permissions that must be given in order to use that add-on, it will not pass our IT security folks. Is there any chance you will be able to improve Thunderbird to read those messages without having to use the add-on? We really hate Microsoft, and would prefer to stay on your team, but we will not be able to unless a solution can be found.

Thanks! Mark

Asked by mfield 4 weeks ago

Last reply by david 4 weeks ago

my adress does not show in spam emails

Hello, I have not really a problem, but I want to know: how is it possible to get spam-emails without showing my email adress? In a normal list I can see the receiver adr… (read more)

Hello, I have not really a problem, but I want to know: how is it possible to get spam-emails without showing my email adress? In a normal list I can see the receiver adresses, in these spam emails with cryptical receiver that is not possible; I get even spam emails without any shown receiver Is this possible with BCC-Adresses?

With kind regards Hilhof

Asked by HilHof 1 month ago

Last reply by Matt 1 month ago

Google has taken over my Thunderbird email account

Hello. I have been using Firefox and Thunderbird for many years with no problem until last week. I logged onto Google so I could leave a Google review for a friend's re… (read more)

Hello. I have been using Firefox and Thunderbird for many years with no problem until last week. I logged onto Google so I could leave a Google review for a friend's restaurant and when I was finished, when I went to go to my Thunderbird account to send an email, suddenly a new box opens and will not allow me to access my Thunderbird account without first singing into Google?!? I do not want to ever have to sign onto Google and this is all new. I want to get Google off my Thunderbird. I can access my email only from Google. No thank you. I hope someone has some idea on what I should do. Thank you, Philip

I also redownloaded Thunderbird to no avail.

Asked by Philip Fournier 1 week ago

Last reply by david 1 week ago

Pop-ups Still happening

Despite having the Pop-ups box ticked, I continue to get these 4 in a row, from McAfee. I have been running a system clean for 3 days, and still get these pop-ups. I ha… (read more)

Despite having the Pop-ups box ticked, I continue to get these 4 in a row, from McAfee. I have been running a system clean for 3 days, and still get these pop-ups. I have TotalAV, but nothing I do has made a difference.

Asked by Harleyria Linnehan 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 days ago