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Can't register a new Gmail account (with separate domain) despite successful OAUTH2 process

Hello, So, my company want to trash their Exchange server for Gmail accounts. Welp, OK... but Thunderbird (last version) doesn't cooperate. I tried to add a new account… (read more)

Hello,

So, my company want to trash their Exchange server for Gmail accounts. Welp, OK... but Thunderbird (last version) doesn't cooperate.

I tried to add a new account with the correct information. I set the IMAP/SMTP of Google as this is an other domain, SSL connection and OAUTH2 on both servers as needed. The Google window appeared, login and password is fine, I clicked on Authorize.

But Thunderbird doesn't want to create the account because of a sudden login/password issue.

The login/password is fine, I tried it on the browser and I did succeed the OAUTH2 process so this is not the issue. The Google account states that Thunderbird is indeed authorized.

Cookies are authorized.

I tried to change the password for something more stupid.

Heck, I even recreated a new profile without changing anything. In desperation, I even tried using the standard password method after activating the Less Secure Application in the Google account.

Thunderbird still refuses to connect to this account, with the same login/password error.

I don't get it.

Does someone have a solution before I shoot this retarded bird ?

Cordialy,

Asked by tkmankindv2 2 years ago

Answered by Matt 2 years ago

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Loading old XP emails on a new W10 machine

I have a client that was until 3 weeks ago using XP and TB. His HDD was dying so rebuilt to W10 and installed TB 91.8.0. If I copy over the profile, I can get TB to load… (read more)

I have a client that was until 3 weeks ago using XP and TB. His HDD was dying so rebuilt to W10 and installed TB 91.8.0.

If I copy over the profile, I can get TB to load it and his previous email and accounts appear but I can not collect new mail “the connection with the server was interrupted”. I spoke with the host, Zen, and the account credentials are correct, I can login to web mail. The advice from Zen was to setup the profiles manually and this worked for some reason, I can collect email, however, because the old profile was pop and mail was deleted from the server after a number of days the old mail is sitting in the old profile.

So, the old profile, with old email inside will not collect new mail, commence hours of research. If I set up a new profile, I can get new mail but don’t have access to the old profile and email.

I tried loading the old profile, which will not connect for new mail but does display the old mail, then creating new/existing email accounts to get the new email but I get a new message saying “incoming server already exists”.

I appear to be stuck, I can have the new mail working with no old mail or the old mail visible with no collection of new mail but not both.

Any pointers or help would be much appreciated.

Alan

Asked by alan174 2 years ago

Answered by Stans 2 years ago

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Transferring profile and cache from one Mac to another to preserve old emails

Hi. I have transferred the following two directories from one Mac installation to another Mac: `~/Library/Thunderbird/Profiles/` `~/Library/Caches/Thunderbird/` T… (read more)

Hi. I have transferred the following two directories from one Mac installation to another Mac:

  • `~/Library/Thunderbird/Profiles/`
  • `~/Library/Caches/Thunderbird/`

The new installation had already created some default profile, so I updated the `~/Library/Thunderbird/profiles.ini` to point to the profile name of the copied one:

``` [Profile0] Name=default-release IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/0######2.default

[General] StartWithLastProfile=1 Version=2

[Install712DAF56ABCDEFGH] Default=Profiles/0######2.default Locked=1 ```

With that, all the accounts and passwords are available. On to the issue: I have a cache of old emails from email accounts that I have deleted over the years. These emails are only accessible in the old machine, and are not showing up in the new one.

For instance, the accounts ending in `~` are deleted (on the server) and only show an empty "Inbox" folder on the new machine while the old machine lists all folders and emails within them.

Is it possible to make the emails from the deleted accounts accessible on the new machine, too? Thank you.

Asked by redshift778 2 years ago

Answered by Stans 2 years ago

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Unable to launch Firefox after update install to version 98.0.2

I have an iMac that is a decade old. Running macOS High Sierra version 10.13.6 That is as updated as I can get on this processor. I had a normal "there is a newer versio… (read more)

I have an iMac that is a decade old. Running macOS High Sierra version 10.13.6 That is as updated as I can get on this processor.

I had a normal "there is a newer version of Firefox available" update alert, so relaunched Firefox to update. So on Monday 4th April NZ time i got the update. As usual I got the message [in a dialogue box]: Close Firefox. A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time.

So far, normal. I closed Firefox, then relaunched. Same message. Did a logoff on my computer - same thing Did a full shutdown, login - same message. I got a bit radical - I dumped Firefox, deleted Trash. New installation (version 99.0.1) Same message;Close "Firefox. A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time."

Currently using (newly installed) Edge for Mac, until this problem can be sorted; I hope it is brief, I have used Firefox for most of the years I have had a computer.

Asked by gordon.bowers 2 years ago

Answered by gordon.bowers 2 years ago

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Download "Always Ask"

I've always used the "Always ask you where to save files" option when downloading. Recently (beginning of April 2022), files go directly to the Downloads folder. The "A… (read more)

I've always used the "Always ask you where to save files" option when downloading. Recently (beginning of April 2022), files go directly to the Downloads folder. The "Always ask" option is still selected in Settings.

I've tried un-selecting and re-selecting, restarting Firefox, restarting my computer - basically every iteration of 'turn it off and on again' that I can think of.

Asked by denny.stephen 2 years ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Unable to run 'flatpak install firefox' on chromebook

I was following this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos Installed flatpak and repositories but when I try to use flatpak to install firefo… (read more)

I was following this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos

Installed flatpak and repositories but when I try to use flatpak to install firefox I get "No remote refs found similar to ‘firefox’".

I have tried following a few other ways to get it installed, such as using sudo and using sudo su but that has not worked at all.

I followed to flatpak quick setup on Chromebook guide that is linked in the above help article and created the nested containers in crosh as well.

below is what happens if I go to flathub and copy-paste their recommended command to install firefox.

Remote ‘flathub’ found in multiple installations:

  1) system
  2) user

Which do you want to use (0 to abort)? [0-2]: 2 error: Nothing matches org.mozilla.firefox in remote flathub

Asked by Kili Luther 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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copy thunderbird from windows 7 computero windows 10 computer

The posted method doesn't work and is overly complicated. The profile was stored in windows10 as C:\Users\19196\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\yrylq4gh.default-rel… (read more)

The posted method doesn't work and is overly complicated. The profile was stored in windows10 as C:\Users\19196\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\yrylq4gh.default-release It was stored in windows 7 as C:\Users\cramer\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\djeo8paf.default What I had to do was copy the windows 7 file and rename it to the windows 10 name and replace that file .

my next project is firefox

Asked by elliotcramer 2 years ago

Answered by Matt 1 year ago

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How can I sync email between different T'bird installations?

I guess this could be considered "migration"... How can I sync the email between different machines, as & when I switch to use of a different installation of Thunderb… (read more)

I guess this could be considered "migration"... How can I sync the email between different machines, as & when I switch to use of a different installation of Thunderbird?

Here's my current setup: I have 2 laptops, and each is set up as a dual-boot with both Windows 10 Pro, and AntiX Linux. That makes a total of 4 operating systems, and I have Thunderbird installed on all 4.

I'm not sure how useful this is, for framing an answer to my question re. syncing, but here's extra info: I keep all my personal data on encrypted external hard drives, which I access using VeraCrypt. External is so I never lose my data if a given machine dies. Encrypted is so, even if the physical external hard drive is stolen, they can't steal the personal data. (I maintain a cloned backup external drive.) Today, I chose a location on the primary external hard drive, and created a folder named "Thunderbird email". I'm using the AntiX v19.4 OS right now, so I've set that new folder as the Local Folders location within this installation of Thunderbird.

I got this far, and then realized I need some guidance from more experienced users. So, I located this support page, and signed up for asking my questions about Thunderbird. Thanks in advance, for any help you can give me.

Asked by scruffyeagle 1 year ago

Answered by scruffyeagle 1 year ago

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how to save thunderbird downloads to my home directory

I use thunderbird with Debian linux. I want to change the destination for downloads from '/home/myusername/Downloads' to '/home/myusername'. Under Preferences > Gene… (read more)

I use thunderbird with Debian linux. I want to change the destination for downloads from '/home/myusername/Downloads' to '/home/myusername'. Under Preferences > General > Files & Attachments > Save files to, I can specify any subdirectory of '/home/myusername', but not '/home/myusername' itself. The best I have been able to do is to select 'Always ask me where to save files', so that I can force the download to go where I want it to. Is there a better way, like a configuration file that I could edit? Thanks.

Asked by drkayak 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year ago

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Language Setting Issues -> Culprit is the update installer

I cannot point out "which" version caused this (looks like 91.2.1 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1355115), but on my Windows 10 x64, the Preference -> Gen… (read more)

I cannot point out "which" version caused this (looks like 91.2.1 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1355115), but on my Windows 10 x64, the Preference -> General -> language setting was messed up. It showed and was set up to English (Canada) in lieu of English (US).

Asked by chuy1 1 year ago

Answered by chuy1 1 year ago

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Eudora to Thunderbird--still multistep?

I have used Eudora for years, about 20 or more. Now I find myself with a dilemma. A secure email program I signed up for must have ports assigned to incoming and outgoi… (read more)

I have used Eudora for years, about 20 or more. Now I find myself with a dilemma. A secure email program I signed up for must have ports assigned to incoming and outgoing servers. Alas, not possible with Eudora, but possible with Thunderbird.

However, after reading several of the threads of migrating to Thunderbird from Eudora, it appears to be problematic--new addons, missing mailboxes, etc. It's hard to tell whether that's the norm or the exception. One of the threads I read was https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1228297 "Migrate Eudora mail to Thunderbird mail", which suggests starting with Thunderbird 17.0. That thread is from 3-1/2 years ago. Is this still the best way to migrate? Or is one of the Thunderbird migration tools a better and safer option.

I have literally thousands of saved emails and dozens of separate mailboxes and I don't want to lose them.

Asked by rosawood 2 years ago

Answered by david 1 year ago

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I have a 2008 iMac with El Capitan 10.11.6 ... Need to re-load my Firefox, but can't.

I realize that you all don't support the older version. Yet it's also the case that Apple won't update this El Capitan on my 2008 model (terrible, a crying shame, I know… (read more)

I realize that you all don't support the older version. Yet it's also the case that Apple won't update this El Capitan on my 2008 model (terrible, a crying shame, I know).

I've also tried to install your Extended Support Release. Will that work? I'm an independent research scholar, not currently associated with either Oxford or Stanford.

So I really need to have your Firefox back — I had it until this morning, when I needed to trash it (b/c of a bug), and then re-install. Yet I've not been able to re-install so far.

Hence, I'm seeking your help!

Thank you, Davy

Asked by dkydd1 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago

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Profile is not loaded after migration from another Ubuntu machine, folders are correct

I have migrated my profile for Thunderbird (TB) from an old machine to a new machine, both running Ubuntu 20.04.4LTS. Both have TB 91.7.0 installed via apt. The Profile f… (read more)

I have migrated my profile for Thunderbird (TB) from an old machine to a new machine, both running Ubuntu 20.04.4LTS. Both have TB 91.7.0 installed via apt. The Profile folders are located on a separate NTFS partition. I opened a terminal and ran "thunderbird -p" to open the profile manager. I created a new profile and pointed it to the profile folder path (path/to/ntfs/partition/Thunderbird/Profiles/xxxxxxxxx.default).

I open TB but only see the "welcome page" asking me to setup a new account. When I check the profile folder under about:profiles it shows me the correct path.

What could be the issue? I appreciate your help!

For migrating Firefox everything worked smoothly using the same procedure.

Asked by Wollipolli 1 year ago

Answered by Wollipolli 1 year ago

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Trying to restore my e-mails

My old computer crashed and a new is on the table. I have downloaded Mozilla Thunderbird again and I have a backup made by Mozilla Backup onan USB. When I try to use the … (read more)

My old computer crashed and a new is on the table. I have downloaded Mozilla Thunderbird again and I have a backup made by Mozilla Backup onan USB. When I try to use the Mozilla Backup to restore i lokks fine, I have the backup file in the window and it starts working. It works a long time with the "e-mail" part and than all the other parts says "OK" on by one. BUT, when opening the Thunderbird---nothing there. Despite the Restore has worked a long time nothing is to find in the Thunderbird. ? I have used the same metod earlier with other transfers between computers without any problems.

Please out there, help---what can I do?

Sten

Asked by Stenteg 1 year ago

Answered by Stenteg 1 year ago

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reinstallation

Uninstall Firefox running on win 10 & cannot reinstall just will not 'take' just installs shortcuts but will not start & cannot access Web when other browsers can… (read more)

Uninstall Firefox running on win 10 & cannot reinstall just will not 'take' just installs shortcuts but will not start & cannot access Web when other browsers can... currently asking through android Firefox have account yet win browser will not do a thing and no reference of installation in Windows directory despite shortcuts being visible and a rough simily of Firefox browser opening on desktop really freaking me out... can you advise please...

Asked by capricorn.one2112 1 year ago

Answered by capricorn.one2112 1 year ago

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Where are Contacts settings?

There is little help with Contacts/Address Book. How do I put the address books in the l/h sidebar into a specific order like alphabetical, for instance? How do I change … (read more)

There is little help with Contacts/Address Book. How do I put the address books in the l/h sidebar into a specific order like alphabetical, for instance? How do I change the order of contacts from alphabetical by first name to alphabetical by surname?

Where are the setting controls which do this?

Asked by Jim Kinnibrugh 1 year ago

Answered by YongHan 1 year ago