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email taking up too much hard drive space

Can I use a thumbdrive to save space on the hard drive? I'd be willing to move everything, but I am thinking (and asking) how about saving just the stuff I have placed i… (read more)

Can I use a thumbdrive to save space on the hard drive? I'd be willing to move everything, but I am thinking (and asking) how about saving just the stuff I have placed into local folders? I'd go to the extreme by installing Thunderbird onto my thumbdrive and migrating everything to the thumbdrive. I'd then be okay with using the thumbdrive each time I wanted to interact with Thunderbird AND my email(s). I just do not know what to do with all my saved emails. To save space, I really don't want to simply delete emails I've saved for years.

I shall appreciate any assistance. Thank you, Community. JLynch541

Asked by jlynch541 2 years ago

Answered by Stans 2 years ago

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Firefox install

Tried to download and install the Firefox browser, 64 bit. While processing, said "cannot continue, cannot find VCRUNTIME140_1.dll. I know that I did remove the Visual C … (read more)

Tried to download and install the Firefox browser, 64 bit. While processing, said "cannot continue, cannot find VCRUNTIME140_1.dll. I know that I did remove the Visual C re-distributable file or from the windows system but have been trying to re-install. Downloaded and executed visual c, to no effect, did not re-install the driver or whatever Firefox is looking for during the install. At a total loss on how to re-instate the VCRUNTIME140_1.DLL so that I can use Firefox, HELP!!! P.S. the help provided on-line tells one how to re-install the driver but so "poluted" with other programs wanting you to download their programs that impossible to find the correct tools to use. Anyway, your help will be appreciated. I do like Firefox and have been enticed to use Microsoft Ecge but do not want to if I can help!

Asked by sid_kraft 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Migrating a Thunderbord Profile from Windows 7 (32-bit) to Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have installed Windows 10 in a new partition,and one of the last things I have to do is to get Thunderbird profiles set. I have not yet set up Thunderbird, so I have i… (read more)

I have installed Windows 10 in a new partition,and one of the last things I have to do is to get Thunderbird profiles set. I have not yet set up Thunderbird, so I have in Appdata\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles:

    qaqkee8x.default
    v73kxnlg.default-release

My profile in Windows 7 is qf00ka5x.default . In the Profiles directory I renamed the default profile by appending "-old". Ten I copied (via xcopy) the qf00ka5x.default directory from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Now I have in the Profiles directory:

    06/30/2020  03:49 PM    <DIR>          .
    06/30/2020  03:49 PM    <DIR>          ..
    04/06/2020  09:21 PM    <DIR>          qaqkee8x.default-old
    06/30/2020  01:11 PM    <DIR>          qf00ka5x.default
    06/29/2020  08:54 PM    <DIR>          v73kxnlg.default-release

When I start Thunderbird with -P, I see two profiles in the "Choose User Profile" pop-up window:

    default-release
    default

If I click on "default-release", Thunderbird opens and asks me to set up the account. If I click "default", then I get a pop-up window with the error message, "Your Thunderbird Profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible."

Four related questions: 1) Why are there only two profiles listed in the "Choose" window, when I have three profiles there? Is it because I have appended "-old" to one profile name?

2) When I click on "default", which profile is being loaded and failing? Is it my qf profile or the "-old" profile? If it is my qf profile, how can I determine what is wrong with that profile?

3) I also have profiles in Appdata\Local\Thunderbird\Profiles. I did copy my Local qf files from Windows 7 to Windows 10, but I am not sure what is the purpose of this Local Profiles directory.

4) Until I get this problem resolved, can I go back to Windows 7, run Thunderbird, and auto-synch my qf profile between Windows 7 and Windows 10?

This is Thunderbird 68.9.0 .

Thanks.

Asked by bsfinkel 2 years ago

Last reply by bsfinkel 2 years ago

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I have a complete backup of Mozilla Thunderbird, but I cannot upload it to my new reinstalled Thunderbird.

I made a complete backup of Mozilla Thunderbird back in February, before I installed Windows 10 replacing Windows 7. I was able to reinstall all my mail from the backup a… (read more)

I made a complete backup of Mozilla Thunderbird back in February, before I installed Windows 10 replacing Windows 7. I was able to reinstall all my mail from the backup after Windows 10 installation. An OS corruption forced me to wipe out my newly installed Windows 10, reinstall it, and start fresh with Mozilla Thunderbird. I cannot find a way to import my mail to my new Thunderbird. I'd appreciate any help you can provide me. Thanks in advance.

D.N.

Asked by dotanuki 2 years ago

Answered by Stans 2 years ago

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Double-click email in my Inbox opens message to edit

After I updated to 68.9.0 Now when I double click on an email message in thunderbird inbox. It will open as if I selected "edit as new". instead of just reading the full … (read more)

After I updated to 68.9.0 Now when I double click on an email message in thunderbird inbox. It will open as if I selected "edit as new". instead of just reading the full email in a new window? Driving me nuts, any ideas?

(Double clicking a message opens it in standalone window with the standard "reply," "reply all" and "forward" buttons.)

Asked by info2716 2 years ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 year ago

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Thunderbird and ProtonMail?

Hey guys! I am trying to set up Thunderbird to work with ProtonMail. I got through the first few steps in the guide here: https://protonmail.com/bridge/ Since ProtonMail … (read more)

Hey guys! I am trying to set up Thunderbird to work with ProtonMail. I got through the first few steps in the guide here: https://protonmail.com/bridge/ Since ProtonMail is encrypted, the bridge decrypts the incoming emails and encrypts the out coming ones. I had no problems installing and configuring the ProtonMail bridge. Where I get a problem is with the instructions to configure Thunderbird. I contacted ProtonMail support but no replies yet.

The Thunderbird I installed is version 68.9.0. Here is where I get stuck: https://protonmail.com/bridge/thunderbird#1 The instructions are as follows: "To configure the bridge with Thunderbird, first open the application and right-click in the sidebar. Choose Settings"

Problem is, the Thunderbird page I get looks nothing like the one pictured in the ProtonMail guide. And when I right-click on the sidebar nothing happens. I can't find 'settings' anywhere.

Can you help?

Asked by pepelapiu 2 years ago

Last reply by gild 1 year ago

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Updating Firefox from Menu > Help > About yields ransomware

I received a Firefox notice that an upgrade was available, so I clicked "not now" and triggered the update by Menu > Help > About. Firefox apparently downloaded its… (read more)

I received a Firefox notice that an upgrade was available, so I clicked "not now" and triggered the update by Menu > Help > About. Firefox apparently downloaded its update, then asked me to restart Firefox. I did so and got a "ransomware" notice from my antivirus program, saying it fixed the problem (but not how). Trying to run Firefox repeats the notice. Does Firefox now have malware in it?

A Web search turns up nothing. I am posting this question from Google Chrome.

Windows 10 Home Malwarebytes premium (latest)

Asked by David Spector 1 year ago

Answered by David Spector 1 year ago

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I can't download the new version of Thunderbird

My Thunderbird is working fine, but now it asks me to download a newer version. Sadly Download of new version stops on URL https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/download/ . N… (read more)

My Thunderbird is working fine, but now it asks me to download a newer version. Sadly Download of new version stops on URL https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/download/ . No errors are given, only says download should start automatically if not try again.

Asked by Ross and Pam Pollard 2 years ago

Answered by Stans 2 years ago

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Password reset question

Is it true that resetting password will result In losing history and bookmarks? Ive used for years on laptop which just died. Trying to install on iPad and it doesn’t lik… (read more)

Is it true that resetting password will result In losing history and bookmarks?

Ive used for years on laptop which just died. Trying to install on iPad and it doesn’t like my password. The reset page says I might lose hx, bookmarks as well as saved passwords. Noooooo!!  If this is really going to happen, is there any way to work around it?  

Thx

Asked by charlotte.giese 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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incorrect checksums of downloaded Firefox

Every time I download a new release of Firefox (win64 german), I check the downloaded file at virustotal and check the hashes published under http://releases.mozilla.org/… (read more)

Every time I download a new release of Firefox (win64 german), I check the downloaded file at virustotal and check the hashes published under http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/<Version>, e.g. http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/78.0.1/SHA256SUMS Up until release 77.0 the hashes matched but for 77.0.1 and also the current release 78.0.1 the hashes do not match, neither SHA256 nor SHA512. For "win64/de/Firefox Setup 78.0.1.exe" the SHA256 hash should be 56cff68e3f0cb76a6404d675f7e1bacc40ebaba7bbb5cadcb4950378656ab0a6 but the calculated hash is 8e69755f257aba44b6bbe5079e17f3bff8b62ddc27de9e1c479686e9ad871dfb When checking at virustotal, the file is recognized as scanned before and the displayed hash is the one I calculated, so at least my downloaded file is equal to the file other persons downloaded. Could it be that since v77.0.1 the published hashes are incorrect?

Asked by juergen.renner1 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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unable to import mbox file

Could you help me with the upload of an mbox file? I have Thunderbird up and running with the extension ImportExportToolsNG. When I use the menu Tools/ImportExportToolsNG… (read more)

Could you help me with the upload of an mbox file?

I have Thunderbird up and running with the extension ImportExportToolsNG.

When I use the menu Tools/ImportExportToolsNG/import mbox file nothing happens. (screen shot of menu selection attached)

I have the mbox file stored on an external disk but I see no pop up screen that enables to to find and select the mbox file.

Currently I'm not using Thunderbird as an email client. For the time being I'm using it to read and search through older gmail emails as a backup.

DanZ

Asked by DanZ 2 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 years ago

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install download apk

I use huawei mate 20 pro. After I download some apks, I click it in the download page, it didn't work. Even when I press the apk for a while then click the open command,… (read more)

I use huawei mate 20 pro. After I download some apks, I click it in the download page, it didn't work. Even when I press the apk for a while then click the open command, it didn't work either. I am certain the firefox has the permission to install apks on the phone, checked. what can I do to make the download apks usable?

Asked by 470590936 1 year ago

Last reply by Balázs Meskó 1 year ago

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Add-on will not load - not signed

I have tried to install the working add-on Shrunked Image Resizer on TB 68.9.0 but I get the message that it is 'not signed' and so it will not load. Am I doing something… (read more)

I have tried to install the working add-on Shrunked Image Resizer on TB 68.9.0 but I get the message that it is 'not signed' and so it will not load. Am I doing something wrong? I can see other TB users are using this add on. I have only recently upgraded TB to 68.9.0.

Asked by Dimwit49 2 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 years ago

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How to add contacts to new profile from .mab (Thunderbird 68)

My old computer has died and I've got a new one, installed Ubuntu and Thunderbird. I need to get the contacts into the new Thunderbird profile but don't have access to an… (read more)

My old computer has died and I've got a new one, installed Ubuntu and Thunderbird. I need to get the contacts into the new Thunderbird profile but don't have access to an exported file, only the two .mab files. I know has been asked before, and I've tried following some of the advice but It's not working for me:

  • I tried pasting in the history.mab and abook.mab and restarting Thunderbird but none of the contacts appeared.
  • Advice to use MoreFunctionsForAddressBook add-on appears to be outdated.

Is there a way to configure multiple addressbook files and thus add (say) history-1.mab and abook1.mab (the files from my backup) to the new default ones?

Asked by dorothy.pipet 1 year ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 year ago

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Images

As I can download the images, before it was enough to press and hold on the image and it gave me the option to download it, but now I have to enter the website and do it … (read more)

As I can download the images, before it was enough to press and hold on the image and it gave me the option to download it, but now I have to enter the website and do it from there that's pretty tedious

Asked by Felix 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago