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use of Thunderbird with a Yahoo email account

We have been using Thunderbird with a Cox email account. Cox has just transferred all its customers to Yahoo. I want to use Thunderbird with Yahoo. How do I set that up? … (read more)

We have been using Thunderbird with a Cox email account. Cox has just transferred all its customers to Yahoo. I want to use Thunderbird with Yahoo. How do I set that up?

Asked by jauerbach855 1 month ago

Last reply by christ1 4 weeks ago

email from yahoo

Need to set up Thunderbird to receive emails from yahoo. Cox is transitioning emails to yahoo presently have two addresses : cliven@cox.net and daciaandclive@cox.net… (read more)

Need to set up Thunderbird to receive emails from yahoo. Cox is transitioning emails to yahoo presently have two addresses : cliven@cox.net and daciaandclive@cox.net

Asked by cliven3 1 month ago

Last reply by billb1111 1 month ago

"ESR channel" displays "Daily channel" warning

For some reason, my Thunderbird recently "updated" to version 115.10.2, and the "About Thunderbird" dialog says that it is on the "esr update channel." I can find no inf… (read more)

For some reason, my Thunderbird recently "updated" to version 115.10.2, and the "About Thunderbird" dialog says that it is on the "esr update channel." I can find no information about the esr channel. However, when I start Thunderbird, it displays the "Welcome to Thunderbird DAILY" screen. Am I correct that this is an error? If I were really on the daily channel, I think that the version number should be higher.

Asked by James6M 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 2 weeks ago

my computer updated and i lost firefox

My computer updated with no warning one night, and i lost all personalization and even everything stored in my firefox, the sign ins, passwords, bookmarks, all. is there… (read more)

My computer updated with no warning one night, and i lost all personalization and even everything stored in my firefox, the sign ins, passwords, bookmarks, all. is there a way for me to find all that was erased?

Asked by liz1611 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

How to access Thunderbird files after replacing hard drive.

I had to replace my hard drive and now have Win 11. I still have my Thunderbird account, but I cannot access the 3000+ emails in my folders. My Thunderbird started from… (read more)

I had to replace my hard drive and now have Win 11. I still have my Thunderbird account, but I cannot access the 3000+ emails in my folders. My Thunderbird started from scratch, no history, no files. How do I access and download my saved emails and folders from before the hard drive replacement? The Geek Squad couldn't help. Keep it simple, I'm not a techie.

Asked by bwolven 5 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 5 months ago

thunder bird update ruined my email

The newest Thunderbird upgrade has ruined my email. I cannot send email and Thunderbird no longer recognizes my settings. I want to remove this update and go back to th… (read more)

The newest Thunderbird upgrade has ruined my email. I cannot send email and Thunderbird no longer recognizes my settings. I want to remove this update and go back to the previous build that I had. If this cannot be fixed I will need to get a new email manager.

Asked by mc2cheryl 5 months ago

Last reply by Googlethunderbird 5 months ago

Transfer Profiles in Thunderbird

MacbookPro needed service which wiped hard drive. Reinstalled back up (to Ventura), but Thunderbird app was trashed. Reinstalled Thunderbird, but I can not see received … (read more)

MacbookPro needed service which wiped hard drive. Reinstalled back up (to Ventura), but Thunderbird app was trashed. Reinstalled Thunderbird, but I can not see received emails from 2019-2023 (now), but oddly, can see all sent emails from 2020. How do I get my missing emails and categories? The web instructions make no sense to me. As I understand, my profiles are separate from the app, but it is not clear at all how I can toggle from one to another while in Thunderbird. Thanks for your help

Asked by kelpbed1 5 months ago

Last reply by david 5 months ago

New computer data

New computer (Windows 11) shows 'Old Firefox Data'. Opened hidden files. Using File Explorer found Profile Folder & renamed it 'old'. Copied and pasted 'Old Firefox… (read more)

New computer (Windows 11) shows 'Old Firefox Data'. Opened hidden files. Using File Explorer found Profile Folder & renamed it 'old'. Copied and pasted 'Old Firefox Data' as new profile. Firefox would not open. Had to remove etc and Firefox worked again. Thought this maybe the easiest way to get my Bookmarks back.

PS Presume Profile Folder does not contain Thunderbird Addresses?

Asked by Eanie 5 months ago

Last reply by Terry 5 months ago

Can't connect to e-mail account

I am running Thunderbird 115.5.0 on a Win 7 Pro PC (yeah, I know). I recently retired and am trying to change from my work e-mail settings to my personal Gmail account. … (read more)

I am running Thunderbird 115.5.0 on a Win 7 Pro PC (yeah, I know). I recently retired and am trying to change from my work e-mail settings to my personal Gmail account. I have the incoming server set to pop3.gmail.com and the port to 995. Authentication is SSL/TLS and normal password. The outgoing server is set to smtp.gmail.com and authentication is No Authentication, with port 465. When I click on the Get Messages icon Thunderbird doesn't seem to do anything. Is there something else I need to do, or does one of the settings need changing?

Thanks!

David Ansley

Asked by David Ansley 5 months ago

Last reply by Matt 5 months ago

There is a bug in the import function that cannot recover the password.

I backed up a zip file using Thunderbird's built-in export backup function, reinstalled the system, and downloaded the latest Thunderbird. After importing, the password m… (read more)

I backed up a zip file using Thunderbird's built-in export backup function, reinstalled the system, and downloaded the latest Thunderbird. After importing, the password memorized by the password manager could not be recovered.

I used a primary password

There is no prompt to enter the master password when importing. There may be a process error here ?


Fortunately, I passed firefox_decrypt The project decrypted the password and filled it into the password manager

Asked by Chauncey Eller 5 months ago

Last reply by Matt 5 months ago

my device and accounts are being taken over

Malware has taken my backup email address and is using it to take over. [Email address] and [email address] are to of my accounts being used to steel everything. Message… (read more)

Malware has taken my backup email address and is using it to take over. [Email address] and [email address] are to of my accounts being used to steel everything. Messages, phone calls , device, etc are being stored in hidden files in Drive , application selection options are unavailable etc

Asked by Brad Wilson 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Thunderbird installation

I find impossinle to install Thunderbors pm ,u Windows 11 laptop. The different menus presented are wau to cpmplicated for an avereage person. Currently I am stuck with a… (read more)

I find impossinle to install Thunderbors pm ,u Windows 11 laptop. The different menus presented are wau to cpmplicated for an avereage person. Currently I am stuck with a dialog box the simply says "Input server already exists. Beyond this, these are several dialog boxes I don't understand.

I respectfully ask for my money paid for this program and I will delete it from my computer.\


Ake Alexander Backlund [removed email from public] or [removed email from public]

Asked by Alex Backlund 6 months ago

Last reply by david 5 months ago

How do I stop firefox from asking to update???

Why is this so difficult? I keep getting the attachment. How do I stop it? I NEVER WANT FIREFOX TO TELL ME THERE IS AN UPDATE. I will check and update when I'm ready.… (read more)

Why is this so difficult? I keep getting the attachment. How do I stop it? I NEVER WANT FIREFOX TO TELL ME THERE IS AN UPDATE. I will check and update when I'm ready. How do I stop this?

Asked by scottg1 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Roll back from 115.4.3 just a little (earlier 115)?

As everyone here knows, Thunderbird 115 is a hot mess; sadly, as they cycle through new releases, it sometimes gets worse, not better. It appears from my update history t… (read more)

As everyone here knows, Thunderbird 115 is a hot mess; sadly, as they cycle through new releases, it sometimes gets worse, not better. It appears from my update history that 115.2.3 was the most stable of the 115 versions. I'd rather go back to 102 but it seems that the profile was modified in 115 so that it is no longer compatible with 102. Thus a 102 rollback might require quite a bit of work to reimport the profile into a clean install. And I have gigabytes of important mail.

I'm not on 115.4.3 and it is close to unusable, as they screwed up regression in a major bug, and my bugzilla on it has sat unanswered, other than requesting I be nice to the devs. So as a lower-risk option might be to roll back from 115.4.3 to 115.2.3. Has anyone tried anything like that, or know the safest way? I don't know what booby traps they've planted to prevent any rollbacks. Thanks!

Asked by fred37 5 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 1 month ago

problem with migrating to new Mac - get the beachball of death

Problem: Thunderbird hangs up on Macbook and iMac. It opens to the normal view, but if I try to do anything, I get the beachball of death. I used Mac migration assistant … (read more)

Problem: Thunderbird hangs up on Macbook and iMac. It opens to the normal view, but if I try to do anything, I get the beachball of death. I used Mac migration assistant to install from Macbook to iMac. Before the installation, the Macbook Thunderbird worked fine, but after the installation, neither worked. My PC installation works fine, as does Apple Mail on my iOS devices, so it is not a provider problem.

Solutions tried: restarting in troubleshoot mode, restarting iMac, turning off access to Apple Contacts, turning off antivirus (Norton), creating new profile and copying existing mail data into the profile folder, and renaming various files in the profile folder.

Results: None of the solutions I tried provided access to my email. I can open the new profile, but that requires that I reenter all my email account information and copy the emails for each account into the new profile (I use POP). The problem may be with the prefs.js file, since if I rename it, Thunderbird doesn't hang, but would require me to reenter all my account info as if it were a new profile, and all preferences would be lost.

Question: What is the best solution for this problem? Is there anything that would work better than reentering the account info -- e.g., can I make any changes to prefs.js using a text editor or some other utility?

Asked by tek25 5 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 3 weeks ago