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T'Bird updates for 115 ... are they problem free now

3 months ago I was on version 115.3.1 and asked a question about the safety of 115 updates. I received the following answer from sfhowes: If you're already on 115, you sh… (read more)

3 months ago I was on version 115.3.1 and asked a question about the safety of 115 updates. I received the following answer from sfhowes: If you're already on 115, you shouldn't have any issues with further updates to the 115 branch, as some, but not all, problems are fixed with each 115 release. The time to hesitate is when the annual major release is offered around June/July. Wait a few months for the major bugs to be fixed, or run two versions side-by-side.

I continued to update to further 115 releases but, because of the many apparent user issues, I stopped updating at version 115.5.1. The latest release is now 115.8.0. Can anyone guarantee 'no issues' if I now permit this release to be installed ... I have no problems using 115.5.1 but perhaps this is now a security risk?

Asked by RonSH 5 days ago

Last reply by RonSH 3 days ago

Help upgrading from Macintosh Firefox 78.15.0 esr (64 bit). Maybe also Thunderbird 60.9.1

WED 21FEB24 The urgent issue is that in the last few weeks, many web pages do not load content, just a grey or white screen. Some will load the header. I am the Executo… (read more)

WED 21FEB24 The urgent issue is that in the last few weeks, many web pages do not load content, just a grey or white screen. Some will load the header. I am the Executor for someone's estate, and I am having this trouble with some financial websites that I must access to do the job.

Its been many years since I upgraded anything. It might be that Macintosh Firefox 78.15.0 esr (64 bit) and Thunderbird 60.9.1 are the newest revs that work with OSX 10.11.6 El Capitan. I have a 2011 MacBookPro.

I don't like the changes in the user interface that Apple put into OSX after El Capitan. But I may be forced to upgrade. Too late in life to learn Linux.

Maybe the minimalist solution is to upgrade Firefox. But that may require upgrading OSX, and Apple has made it really hard to do that unless you go to the very newest. OTOH I don't know if the newer OSX will run on my 2011 MacBook Pro. If I clicked on "software update" in About This Mac, what would happen? would it just start doing it, or tell me about it first?

The last time I upgraded something, probably Thunderbird but maybe it was Firefox, I had to learn a complicated process to copy & save the User Profiles (they are in a hidden directory), and then install them into the new rev. I don't want to go through that again. I just want to run the dmg file.

There used to be a Mozilla web page with all the versions & you could download the dmg file you wanted.

If I still have problems, I would have to buy a much newer computer. A several year old MacBookPro. But I don't like the "new" disk formatting method Apple created. It saves space by not actually making copies of files, but uses a pointer to one copy. So there is a single point of failure, which makes copies pointless. I want to keep using OSX Extended (Journaled) and I would have to have the seller of the computer do that for me, before I used Migration Assistant to put my stuff on it. I also hate the welded-on hard drive; being able to pull the drive is the best "broken hardware" solution.

I don't recall if El Capitan has the "OSX Recovery" system or if that happened in a later rev.

I use SuperDuper to make a clone of my hard drive as a backup & archive. I wonder if I could connect a copy on an external drive and then startup using the external copy. Then I could upgrade Firefox and see if it works, then do the same for OSX if necessary, and Thunderbird.

Suggestions & how-to info needed. TIA

Asked by FireFoxSucks 4 days ago

Last reply by FireFoxSucks 3 days ago

Please help advise me on moving Mac Mail to Linux Thunderbird!

Hi all, I am a lifelong fan of Firefox but for some reason got hooked into Mac Mail many years ago and just kinda stuck there. I have often wanted to switch to Thunderbir… (read more)

Hi all, I am a lifelong fan of Firefox but for some reason got hooked into Mac Mail many years ago and just kinda stuck there. I have often wanted to switch to Thunderbird but due to such huge amounts of email and local folders, I never felt brave enough!

Having now finally had my fill of Apple, I am moving all my computing over to Linux (Fedora). This is scary but so far so good, please note I am not a CLI wizard! :)

I have 20 years (or more) of email nicely organised in folders in Mac Mail on OSX 10.14.6 (mojave). Yes I know it's out of date now, hence the move rather than suffer one more Mac update :)

Nearly all my email is in folders "On My Mac", I like to keep all mail locally. Having been that way for 20 years and having run several businesses, websites, and a lot of personal groups and stuff, you can imagine the volume of email I have. I can't afford to get this wrong so I was hoping for some kind person to walk me through the choices of ways to do it, or refer me to a guide if there is one (I couldn't find one yet).

I fear I may be complicating matters but not only converting from Mac Mail to Thunderbird, but converting OS's as well. maybe I should break it down into two stages?

Any advice very much appreciated.

thanks

Asked by mozilla516 1 month ago

Last reply by mozilla516 1 day ago

Backup Thunderbird to another computer

Hello, I need to backup my Thunderbird instance on computer A to another computer B on the local LAN. Probably by installing Thunderbird on computer B and copying from A… (read more)

Hello, I need to backup my Thunderbird instance on computer A to another computer B on the local LAN. Probably by installing Thunderbird on computer B and copying from A to B the Thunderbird message store, including all folders, messages and attachments. How is that done? Thank you.

Asked by Foxtrot7 17 hours ago

Last reply by Foxtrot7 8 hours ago

cannot set up an existing email account in Mozilla Thunderbird

I got a new laptop and wanted to set up Mozilla Thunderbird for an existing Gmail account. I tried several times, all failed, with a warning "unable to connect with serv… (read more)

I got a new laptop and wanted to set up Mozilla Thunderbird for an existing Gmail account. I tried several times, all failed, with a warning "unable to connect with server imap.gmail.com, may be userid and password are wrong". But I can logon to my Gmail account (with the same userid and password) on Firefox website and on my previous computer, so the id and password are correct). And I was able to set up another Gmail account on Thunderbird in this new laptop (so the version of Mozilla is not the culprit) with the same server settings (port for incoming and outgoing mails, authentication methods SL/TLS, O Auth2 etc). Will someone please help me?

Asked by chuankaichen 6 days ago

Last reply by chuankaichen 1 day ago

transfer Thunderbird from old mac to a new mac

Hi! I'm about to get a new computer and I need to understand the best way to move Thunderbird with all my emails to the new computer. Should I just install Thunderbird … (read more)

Hi! I'm about to get a new computer and I need to understand the best way to move Thunderbird with all my emails to the new computer.

Should I just install Thunderbird in the new computer and then add my e-mail accounts from scratch? Or is it better to find this profile folder, copy and paste it to the profile folder on the new computer? Which way is best? I run mac OS 12.7.3 on the old computer and will update to a new Mac Book Pro computer with the lates OS. The Thunderbird-version is now 115.8.0 in the old computer.

Thansk for all help! Johanna Mörtberg

Asked by Johanna Mörtberg 1 day ago

Last reply by Johanna Mörtberg 1 day ago

how to copy & save user info & all emails, and copy into a newer rev on another computer

Thinking of buying a refurb Mac made in Jan 2023. They don't say what OSX is installed. If I use Migration Assistant to copy the whole hard drive from my 2011 machine r… (read more)

Thinking of buying a refurb Mac made in Jan 2023. They don't say what OSX is installed. If I use Migration Assistant to copy the whole hard drive from my 2011 machine running El Capitan and Thunderbird 60.90.1, I may find that this old version of TB will not function. So I would try to install a newer rev of TB, but not all the way to rev 115.

If I'm lucky, it will not be a "new install" because then I would have to previously find & save the Profile.ini and that other .ini file. I don't remember if I also need to save the actual email data separately, but of course I want that as well. And then I would have to do a complicated process to copy the Users and emails back into the newly installed version. I did this once long ago & don't relish figuring it out again.

However, the process of Migrating and fixing all the Preferences etc on the new computer might take me some days, and in the meantime I would be sending & receiving emails on the old computer. So I would want to take THAT data and stick it in the new machine.

So can anyone tell me if my old rev of TB is likely to function?

Asked by FireFoxSucks 4 days ago

Last reply by FireFoxSucks 3 days ago

trouble installing firefox on my computer

Hi jscher2000, I want to thank you for your advice concerning a problem I had downloading Firefox to my Windows 10 laptop. I tried to follow your advice but was not succe… (read more)

Hi jscher2000, I want to thank you for your advice concerning a problem I had downloading Firefox to my Windows 10 laptop. I tried to follow your advice but was not successful. In the end, I googled "what if Firefox doesn't install". It took me to a website, https://www.makeuseof.com/fix-firefox-not-installing-windows , which took me to an article entitled "8 Fixes to Try if Firefox Won't Install on Windows". I tried #1 and #2 without success. #3, Temporarily Disable Your Antivirus Software, worked. Firefox is up and running. Feel free to share this with anyone who has a similar problem. No guarantee that it will work, but its worth a try. Again, thank you. drzee1946

Asked by dr-z 13 hours ago

I am trying to get help to get WPS 365 going. I think there may be problems with the account I should have with you. I have seen both p348brogden and peter.brogden3 and the latter is whe name I think is correct.

I wish I knew! Problem seems to with name I have for my account with Firefox. I see p348brogden, I think it should be peter.brogden3 but I may totally wrong. I cannot get… (read more)

I wish I knew! Problem seems to with name I have for my account with Firefox. I see p348brogden, I think it should be peter.brogden3 but I may totally wrong. I cannot get loading of WPS365(?) to happen.

Asked by p348brogden 12 hours ago

I can no longer download files when using Firefox V123, which installed on my computer this morning.

My company uses Oracle Fusion as its ERP solution, and I frequently have to download files from Oracle BI Publisher. Prior to V123 of Firefox, which installed this morni… (read more)

My company uses Oracle Fusion as its ERP solution, and I frequently have to download files from Oracle BI Publisher. Prior to V123 of Firefox, which installed this morning, I could click on the file/report in Oracle Fusion, and the file/report would get moved to my Downloads folder. After the update to V123, nothing happens after I click on the file. I had a co-worker replicate the problem after his Firefox updated to V123. Please advise if this is a known issue and if there is a resolution.

Asked by Dina Meyer 5 days ago

downloading firefox

I tried 4 times to download firefox from Google play store. It keeps saying try again later all the time. Would someone send me the full version for Android or send me a … (read more)

I tried 4 times to download firefox from Google play store. It keeps saying try again later all the time. Would someone send me the full version for Android or send me a link to download it?

Asked by bob6968 4 days ago

Firefox restart forced after update, even though auto updates are disabled

Firefox regularly forces me to restart the browser because of background updates being executed. When loading a new page I get: "Restart to Keep Using Firefox - An update… (read more)

Firefox regularly forces me to restart the browser because of background updates being executed. When loading a new page I get: "Restart to Keep Using Firefox - An update to Firefox started in the background...". (see image below) Background updates of Firefox are disabled in the browsers preferences. (see image below) After restarting the browser, I actually noted, that the version is still the same as before (Noticed this the first time today, when taking the screenshot). (see image below) Anyway, it's a really annoying fact which made me and some colleagues almost leaf Firefox, even though I have been forever.

What is causing this issue and how can I stop it?

System:

  • Windows 10
  • Firefox 122.0.1 (and prior versions)
  • Reproducible on other machines
  • Machines are not managed remotely

Asked by vau4323 3 days ago

all emails and folders disappeared

I use Owl to receive my emails on Thunderbird. This has been working fine, but stopped round about my renewal date. I have re-added all my account details and can get th… (read more)

I use Owl to receive my emails on Thunderbird. This has been working fine, but stopped round about my renewal date. I have re-added all my account details and can get the data to come up, but it doesn't stay. Every time I close Thunderbird, so all the folders and emails disappear too. Please help. I have tried contacting the Owl Support several times by email, but they have not replied!

Asked by mickey9 3 days ago

Sent Messages Not Showing Up

I am trying to move back to Thunderbird from Apple Mail. The issue I am having is that Thunderbird is not pulling my sent messages on my Mac or in Linux. When I used Thun… (read more)

I am trying to move back to Thunderbird from Apple Mail. The issue I am having is that Thunderbird is not pulling my sent messages on my Mac or in Linux. When I used Thunderbird in the past this was not an issue. I checked the forum and my iCloud and Fastmail accounts are set up as IMAP. What has me confused is that Thunderbird pulled three messages with very old dates but nothing else.

Asked by mozilla533 18 hours ago