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How to use Gmail alternative emails with Thunderbird?

Description: I have a gmail account "abc@gmail.com" which is already being used by Thunderbird desktop client. Recently I have added an alternative email to "abc@gmail.c… (read more)

Description: I have a gmail account "abc@gmail.com" which is already being used by Thunderbird desktop client.

Recently I have added an alternative email to "abc@gmail.com" with my custom domain; "abc@xyz.com" Google Alternate Emails

Both email addresses are using same inbox. I can login from browser via 2 different emails with same password. I can write a new email and Gmail web UI let me choose between these 2 email sender addresses.

Reason: this custom domain has a custom server without a mail server. Instead building a mail server, we choose to use it with online services, which is already working perfectly fine up until this point.

Problem: It fails when I try to add "abc@xyz.com" in Thunderbird. Gmail's IMAP/SMTP settings guide

I get the error "Incoming server already exists", which is true and in this case shouldn't be an error but how it's suppose to be. Right? .

How can I succeed to add an email address to share the same "Incoming server" with already existing email in Thunderbird?

Asked by tataelm 2 months ago

Answered by david 2 months ago

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Unified Inbox

Anyone else having trouble with unified inbox. Yesterday it worked fine. Looks like it updated and now it's only showing a small fraction of my emails. Each folder its… (read more)

Anyone else having trouble with unified inbox. Yesterday it worked fine. Looks like it updated and now it's only showing a small fraction of my emails. Each folder itself works fine.

Asked by surferdude001 12 hours ago

Answered by david 12 hours ago

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How to Back up Thunderbird

I have just gone through what I guess was a crash with my thunderbird program losing all my emails, local folders, addressbooks (I had several). I have slowly been able t… (read more)

I have just gone through what I guess was a crash with my thunderbird program losing all my emails, local folders, addressbooks (I had several). I have slowly been able to get some of it back. I had thought I had this back upped automatically, but apparently that isn't the case.

I want to be be to back up what I have in Thunderbird, in case this happens again. I want to do it manually so I know that it is done. What are some of the best ways to back up Thunderbird. Before you answer, please understand I am not totally computer savvy so please give me the elementary version of your explanation. :) If I do an export, does it just make a copy of what I have?

Thank you in advance.

Asked by celiat 11 hours ago

Answered by david 9 hours ago

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how to restore the previous session

Hello, I know when I closed the firefox browser , I can reopen firefox browser and click "settings"-- " history" --" Restore previous session" to retrieve all the webpage… (read more)

Hello, I know when I closed the firefox browser , I can reopen firefox browser and click "settings"-- " history" --" Restore previous session" to retrieve all the webpages I was viewing last time. but this time it seems I made a mistake . I closed the firefox browser in the beginning with many valuable webpage still opened, after I restart the firefox browser, I close the browser by accident without firstly reloading all the restore previous session . Then I have to open firefox brower again, and try to click "settings"-- " history" --" Restore previous session" to try to retrieve all the webpages I was viewing in the first time. but this time no previous session can be loaded. since those webpages I was viewing are important webpage I need to check, May someone tell me how to get those valuable webpage link again? I know I can try to find those webpage link slowly by checking all the history day by day. but honestly speaking, I have 15 around webpages in the firefox brower and some of them are viewed around 20 days or 30 days before . I haven't closed my firefox browser for almost 40 days so it will be very hard for me to search the history webpage to find out them one by one. I am not sure whether there are some tips to try to load the "restore previous session " again for the first firefox browser I closed.

Asked by wenjuan1980 3 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 3 hours ago

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Theme

Hello I am looking for a Newcastle United badge theme please? I did have one once on Thunderbird but for some reason now when I search for it I can't find it. Thank you. … (read more)

Hello I am looking for a Newcastle United badge theme please? I did have one once on Thunderbird but for some reason now when I search for it I can't find it. Thank you.

Asked by John William Penrose 1 year ago

Answered by Matt 1 year ago

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Missing maximise button and height of window locked

Opened up thunderbird today and found it spread across the two screens of my setup. SUSE Linux Tumbleweed latest build on a laptop with second monitor above the laptop sc… (read more)

Opened up thunderbird today and found it spread across the two screens of my setup. SUSE Linux Tumbleweed latest build on a laptop with second monitor above the laptop screen. Double click does not return the window to a single screen, there is no maximize button, and trying to drag the height fails. It's locked to a height over more than a single screen. Creating a new profile fixes the problem, and I could try dragging 50Gb of historic material and configuration of filters over to the new profile, but there is obviously something in the settings that by deleting it, the current profile will work properly again? Main problem is when I move away from home I don't have the top monitor and can't access emails on the bottom of the screen. All other windows simply revert to the laptop screen ...

Asked by lsces 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago

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Outgoing email stops in DomainCheck

Ever since the latest automatic Thunderbird download on 11/2/2020 Thunderbird started stopping all my outgoing emails at DomainCheck. It shows the "send" button as as an… (read more)

Ever since the latest automatic Thunderbird download on 11/2/2020 Thunderbird started stopping all my outgoing emails at DomainCheck. It shows the "send" button as as an inactive button does not allow me to click it. I have multiple accounts with Gmail and Outlook, and every account has the same problem. I am still receiving all emails without an issue. Is there a setting I can choose to skip the DomainCheck entirely just to make my email work again?

Asked by PP 1 year ago

Answered by PP 1 year ago

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Addressing

It used to be, upon entering an To: address, then pressing Enter, a new address line would appear allowing me to type another address. Now, the 1st address I type appears… (read more)

It used to be, upon entering an To: address, then pressing Enter, a new address line would appear allowing me to type another address. Now, the 1st address I type appears with a gray background, and when I press Enter, nothing happens. If I type a comma, then I can type the next address. I see that I can click CC or BCC to enter a new address line, but that makes the process more complicated than it used to be. See screen shot. Can I get back to what it used to be? Thank you.

Asked by mail570 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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T'bird latest version problem

I've tried bugzilla but I'm going round in circles having been "dropped" not not reporting problems for too long. It's frustrating and I don't seem to make any progress s… (read more)

I've tried bugzilla but I'm going round in circles having been "dropped" not not reporting problems for too long. It's frustrating and I don't seem to make any progress so I'm here hoping someone might help. A recent update caused me a problem and updating to 78.5.0 hasn't made it go away. I have a dual monitor set up on my PC and I use T'bird on the right hand screen. When I go to send an email the spell check window always shows in the top left of the left hand screen - as far away as possible! Of course, it would be much better if it "remembered" where I had it last, as it used to. If any of you wizards suffer a similar problem could you please raise a bug report? I feel sad that I can't do this but I've tried and tried and tried. Thanks, fellow users, I'm grateful for any and all help here. Regards, David

Asked by dragnil 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago

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thunderbird

I am using TB to connect to my gmail account. My OS is windows10 Pro and the protocol for downloading email is pop3. I have been doing this quite happily for a year or … (read more)

I am using TB to connect to my gmail account. My OS is windows10 Pro and the protocol for downloading email is pop3. I have been doing this quite happily for a year or more. Suddenly I am unable to download any email. At the bottom of the screen it says "connected to pop.gmail.com..." but nothing happens. Have tried some of if not all of thee suggestions in the forum bout nothing has made any difference. I can upload email with no problem and using another computer can download with no problem. Will I have to re-install TB on this computer?

Asked by jtrssn 1 year ago

Answered by Wayne Mery 1 year ago

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E-mails are not downloading from the server to thunderbird

I'm not very technically minded, so I can't work out why the emails are not being retrieved from the OPTUS server. It stopped working 2 days ago. But thunderbird is still… (read more)

I'm not very technically minded, so I can't work out why the emails are not being retrieved from the OPTUS server. It stopped working 2 days ago. But thunderbird is still working and I can write/send emails. Does anyone have any clues as to what i can do. Thanks Tony

Asked by eleyt 1 year ago

Answered by Wayne Mery 1 year ago

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ll of them

All my msgs, sent and received are missing.. I am 90 yrs. old and would not have erased any. Where are they?? Please help me and I need them for their photos and address… (read more)

All my msgs, sent and received are missing.. I am 90 yrs. old and would not have erased any. Where are they?? Please help me and I need them for their photos and addresses.. Thanks.

Asked by natasha 1 year ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 1 year ago

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Password refusal

I had to clear History and Cookies on my desktop to get an online purchase done. I was able to add my passwords for every site bar one (afl.com.au). It just won't accept … (read more)

I had to clear History and Cookies on my desktop to get an online purchase done. I was able to add my passwords for every site bar one (afl.com.au). It just won't accept my password despite changing it. Works fine in Brave and Chrome. Also fine on my laptop (didn't clear anything there). Any help sincerely appreciated.

Asked by amigaman 1 year ago

Answered by amigaman 1 year ago

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Firefox won't find some web sites, other browsers do just fine IOS 11.2.3

Got one response from a volunteer but that response, unfortunately, was for Windows. I'm on a Mac... When I select the bookmark, Firefox does nothing, apparently. iPhone … (read more)

Got one response from a volunteer but that response, unfortunately, was for Windows. I'm on a Mac...

When I select the bookmark, Firefox does nothing, apparently.

iPhone works just fine on sites that Firefox won't access, so it's not the modem or the ISP.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by updates 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago