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How can I remove Google account from Thunderbird?

I have two Google (yes, Google, not gmail) accounts. When setting up my gmail in Thunderbird, I was prompted to enter the Google account. I have entered the wrong one. Co… (read more)

I have two Google (yes, Google, not gmail) accounts. When setting up my gmail in Thunderbird, I was prompted to enter the Google account. I have entered the wrong one. Consequently, I cannot access my gmail: "Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, username or password."

I have tried all ways I have found in this forum to get rid of it again, such as editing the prefs file, but to no avail.

How can I remove the Google account from the Thunderbird settings to be able to insert the new one?

Thanks for your help in advance, Matt

Asked by mf10 17 hours ago

Answered by Matt 10 hours ago

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Settings changes to font and size do nothing

I'm debugging other problems. I go to troubleshoot mode and come back and my fonts changed. I head into settings to fix this. Attached the view of my change while deb… (read more)

I'm debugging other problems. I go to troubleshoot mode and come back and my fonts changed.

I head into settings to fix this. Attached the view of my change while debugging to make it really big.

This does nothing. Thunderbird doesn't change the font, the size, nothing.

I'm starting to think I'm losing my mind.

Asked by k 4 days ago

Answered by k 6 hours ago

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Disable add ons which thunderbird says "Can't be removed", how on earth is thunderbird allowing this ?

Attached image, how is it possible that Thunderbird allows Bit Defender to install a spam add on and then protects it to so I can't remove the add on ? This is jus… (read more)

Attached image, how is it possible that Thunderbird allows Bit Defender to install a spam add on and then protects it to so I can't remove the add on ?

This is just mind boggling.

Further, there is a "Why" link which should explain any logic to doing this, note there is not, and it explains nothing of the sort.

I have better things to do than run behind thunderbird to delete an extension which thunderbird has allows to "Can't be removed".

Is thunderbird with us ? or against us ?

Asked by k 4 days ago

Answered by david 4 days ago

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𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐔𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐝

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐔𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐝 As a regular here, I have frequently seen requests on how to prevent updates to Thunderbird. For most people, I believe the option f… (read more)

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐔𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐝 As a regular here, I have frequently seen requests on how to prevent updates to Thunderbird. For most people, I believe the option found at Settings>General is sufficient. I also believe the default setting to automatically apply updates is appropriate if users do periodic backups. But I respect there are those who have strong feelings on the topic, and those who run a business and rely on stability more than new features. I acknowledge this information may be available elsewhere, and possibly superior in its approach, but this does work. So, here are the steps:

-   Create a simple text file called policies.json 
-   Enter this text into the file: 

  {
     "policies": {
        "ManualAppUpdateOnly": true,
        "AppAutoUpdate": false,
        "AppUpdateURL": "https://yoursiteisnothere.com"
      }
   }

- create a folder named ‘distribution’ and store it in the folder where thunderbird.exe resides. For Windows, that would be normally be C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\
- place the file called policies.json in the distribution directory
- start Thunderbird 
- to verify this, click Settings>General and scroll down to Updates. There, you should see the words, 
          “Failed to check for updates.”  (See attached screenshots for examples.)

If you later decide you want an update, the file or folder must be removed or renamed. If changes are made while Thunderbird is running, you must exit and restart for the change to take effect.

NOTE: My suggestion to persons using this technique is to, at least twice per year, download the latest version, test to your satisfaction along with any addon updates. The intent is to stay relatively current for releases, security, and support. To never update is not recommended.

Asked by david 3 months ago

Answered by david 3 months ago

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Error accessing nyu.edu email (provided by gmail) from Thunderbird client after nyu password update

Give that I use TB as my desktop client to access my nyu.edu email (provided by google), and that recently I updated my password as periodically requested by nyu admin Wh… (read more)

Give that I use TB as my desktop client to access my nyu.edu email (provided by google), and that recently I updated my password as periodically requested by nyu admin When I try to access nyu email a pop up screen come up asking to authenticate with imap.gmail.com. I click next and get a 403 Access Forbidden error (Authentication failure while connecting to server imap.gmail.com.)

Solutions I have tried: 1. Clear cookies, history and cache on browsers and TB; 2. Changed default browsers (Ffox, Ch, Edge); 3. Deleted account in TB and created it again using instructions here https://www.nyu.edu/servicelink/KB0016473 4. Accessed my nyu email on browser to check user name and password. It works. I can access the email.

Nothing seems to work. Still get 403 error. As a result I am unable to authenticate and hence use the email account in TB.

Asked by Music4253 1 month ago

Answered by Music4253 14 hours ago

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donation notice keeps appearing on browser

Hello We've made a donation, but we're still getting the annoying "DONATION" notice popping up at the browser. WE WOULD LIKE TO DISABLE IT PLEASE. PLEASE PROVIDE THE IN… (read more)

Hello

We've made a donation, but we're still getting the annoying "DONATION" notice popping up at the browser.

WE WOULD LIKE TO DISABLE IT PLEASE. PLEASE PROVIDE THE INSTRUCTIONS TO DO IT.

Thanks Vitor Neves CMS INC.

Asked by CAD-MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS INC. 2 weeks ago

Answered by CAD-MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS INC. 2 weeks ago

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Videos buffering and/or not playing

When I try to play a video on Firefox desktop, it takes it a long time to load. Once it has loaded, whenever I pause it for more than a few seconds, or if I try to skip a… (read more)

When I try to play a video on Firefox desktop, it takes it a long time to load. Once it has loaded, whenever I pause it for more than a few seconds, or if I try to skip around the video (either by clicking around in the loaded section of the progress bar or using +/- seconds buttons), the video begins buffering again before the video resumes. This makes it extremely difficult and frustrating to watch anything that requires me to pause, rewind, or fast forward. I've noticed this issue affect multiple video viewing sites, such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Netflix. My roommate also uses Firefox, but doesn't have this issue, so I know it's not a problem with my internet. I thought it might be a problem with my computer, but I tried to replicate the issue in Chrome and everything worked fine there. The issue has persisted almost a week. I have:

  • Rebooted my computer several times
  • Deleted my history/cache
  • Disabled my extensions
  • Turned off Java scripts in firefox (this disabled my ability to load sites like YouTube completely, so I turned it back on)
  • Updated my computer
  • Updated my graphics drivers
  • Refreshed firefox
  • Uninstalled and reinstalled firefox (and rebooted my computer)
  • Uninstalled and reinstalled firefox AND deleted all the data it stored on my computer (and rebooted my computer)

I am currently using version 123.0.1 of Firefox. My OS is Windows 10 22H2.

Asked by AccidentalRogue 2 months ago

Answered by AccidentalRogue 2 months ago

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The the United States USPS website does not work properly with Firefox!!

Support, The USPS website does not work properly with Firefox!! The Home page loads okay but there are multiple other issues with links not working. For instance all of … (read more)

Support,

The USPS website does not work properly with Firefox!! The Home page loads okay but there are multiple other issues with links not working. For instance all of the links under Quick Tools do not work except this one: https://www.usps.com/manage/po-boxes.htm. Other things don't work either.

Everything works fine that I tried with Google Chrome though! Please address soon.

Thanks

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 3 months ago

Answered by Wayne Carpenter 3 months ago

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Thunderbird

Using Thunderbird on Linux I cannot delete any local folders, when I try to delete them I get more copies of the folders on reopening Thunderbird, after the system says i… (read more)

Using Thunderbird on Linux I cannot delete any local folders, when I try to delete them I get more copies of the folders on reopening Thunderbird, after the system says it is "not responding" and I close it down. I have tried several times and now have multiple copies of the local folders I've tried to delete.

Asked by barnetoaklea 1 week ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 day ago

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local folders - not lost but not showing correctly

hi there i have been keeping my local folders stored on my microsoft sharepoint but need to move them to my local drive due to storage restraints on my sharepoint. the … (read more)

hi there

i have been keeping my local folders stored on my microsoft sharepoint but need to move them to my local drive due to storage restraints on my sharepoint.

the first thing i did was to change local folder location to my C drive (I know how to do that).... then when I started looking online for how to move the local folders, I decided I should probably start by directing thunderbird back to the original local folder location on sharepoint... but now I can't seem to undo the change and whilst I can see my local folders on the sharepoint, i don't know which folder to select so that thunderbird will display my local folders correctly.

see attachment 1 - this is where I am directing thubderbird to find the local folders


but the local folders are looking like attachment 2


I'ved tried directing it lower down in the file hierarchy, or higher up, but nothing seems to work.


Can you help by telling me which folder I should select?

please and thank you!!!

Asked by km18 22 hours ago

Answered by david 20 hours ago

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List of suggested sites positioned too high.

Concurrent with updating to Firefox 126.0, when typing into the address bar, the list of suggested sites covers-up the address bar. In fact, the top of the list is off t… (read more)

Concurrent with updating to Firefox 126.0, when typing into the address bar, the list of suggested sites covers-up the address bar. In fact, the top of the list is off the screen. I don't see any other posts relative to this, am I the only one with this problem... and how do I fix it?

Asked by Electrojim 21 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 21 hours ago

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Not storing emails locally after migrating to THunderbird

I've recently decided to switch to Thunderbird from Windows Live Mail, which is no longer supported. I also use Mailwasher PRO which displays emails on the server and al… (read more)

I've recently decided to switch to Thunderbird from Windows Live Mail, which is no longer supported. I also use Mailwasher PRO which displays emails on the server and allows me to delete unwanted emails from the server. If I download emails to Thunderbird, I expect them to be stored automatically on my PC. However, when I subsequently delete them from the server, using Mailwasher, they are deleted from the inboxes in Thunderbird as well.

I'm guessing it's a setup issue but am struggling to find what is wrong. Thanks in advance for your help.

Asked by mike.smith3 1 day ago

Answered by mike.smith3 21 hours ago

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Top of url dropdown is cut off

I just updated to the latest version of Windows 10, and now when using Firefox (126.0), the url dropdown menu rather than dropping down now "floats" over the browser wind… (read more)

I just updated to the latest version of Windows 10, and now when using Firefox (126.0), the url dropdown menu rather than dropping down now "floats" over the browser window with the top cut off. The top url is still there, and I can navigate to it using the arrow keys, but it doesn't show. This is new as of this morning, when Windows updated. No issue in other browsers.

Asked by ltstar 2 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 23 hours ago

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Event invitation shows a lot of meta data, with the original message from the sender at the bottom

I received a message with the remark "This message contains an invitation to an event." What follows is several screens of metadata (that's what I think it's called), fol… (read more)

I received a message with the remark "This message contains an invitation to an event." What follows is several screens of metadata (that's what I think it's called), followed by the original note from the sender. Is there a way for me to suppress all this metadata? When I forward the message to a friend who has an iPad, it shows up without the metadata. I'd like that to be the situation when I use Thunderbird.

I've attached a screen shot of a portion of what I've called "metadata". I didn't include the very top of this metadata because it contains personal data.

Asked by Tom Cluster 3 days ago

Answered by david 3 days ago

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Suggestons cover the address bar.

Whenever I try to write anything into the address bar the suggestions cover it completely and I can't see what I am writing, see Picutre1! However when I launch the brow… (read more)

Whenever I try to write anything into the address bar the suggestions cover it completely and I can't see what I am writing, see Picutre1!

However when I launch the browser in troubleshoot mode from the help menu, everything works fine, see Picture2.

The only addon I have installed is Youtube adBlock. There are two plugins running, a codec by sisco systems and a decrypt module by google.

Could somebody help me with this problem?

Asked by Nevesincs 1 day ago

Answered by Nevesincs 1 day ago

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Thunderbird storage

I recently un-installed an old version of Thunderbird that was showing a vulnerabilty and would not patch itself to the latest version for some reason (old version was in… (read more)

I recently un-installed an old version of Thunderbird that was showing a vulnerabilty and would not patch itself to the latest version for some reason (old version was in the 60s). I had all mail stored in a non-standard folder on my D drive so that it would be included with my backups. After uninstalling, my non-standard folder is still there. However, the location where Thunderbird was originally installed was removed and that is not included in my backups.

I installed today the newest version of Thunderbird, but I cannot get it to open my old mail. I'm able to login to my accounts, but I need to access the email stored in my non-standard storage file.

Asked by jwingram 3 days ago

Answered by jwingram 1 day ago