Thunderbird on MacBook updated last night and now no messages are displayed for any folders

I have many folders for 2 POP accounts. This morning everything looked ok. I quit Thunderbird after it had been running unclosed for a week. Came back home, opened Thunde… (read more)

I have many folders for 2 POP accounts. This morning everything looked ok. I quit Thunderbird after it had been running unclosed for a week. Came back home, opened Thunderbird, and there are no messages in any folders. My folder pane looks good. I can email from one POP account to another, Get Messages, and see that I have a new message in the other Inbox because the InBox icon changes. But click on that folder or any folder and there are no messages displayed. I looked in all the directories and the box files are all there and the correct size. Go to the bottom of that Inbox file and there is the new test message I just did. One other thing Thunderbird version 115.8.0, MacOS 11.7.10, and there is a SuperNova symbol that I do not remember seeing before. Thanks

Asked by mevalery 5 minutes ago

message filter multiple accounts

Would like to have message filters act on multiple inboxes. Or an easy method to copy a filter from one account to another. I have found the location of the msgFilterRul… (read more)

Would like to have message filters act on multiple inboxes. Or an easy method to copy a filter from one account to another. I have found the location of the msgFilterRules.dat files and can open them with a text editor and copy and paste lines from one to another. This is adequate, but a little cumbersome to find the the .dat files. (Yes there are ways to save the path, or using Open...recent in the text editor) I tried to build a filter on the Unified Folder Inbox but this didn't seem to work - and I'm not sure where the .dat for the Unified view is stored or if it exists.

Asked by dxp5191 8 minutes 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 56 minutes ago

Reset PW Not Functioning

I had to change my PW for my Apple email account. When I open Thunderbird v115.8.0 it prompts me to enter the new PW. I do so and Thunderbird just goes into a loop — Wron… (read more)

I had to change my PW for my Apple email account. When I open Thunderbird v115.8.0 it prompts me to enter the new PW. I do so and Thunderbird just goes into a loop — Wrong PW, Enter New PW, Wrong PW, Enter New PW, etc.

Then I remove the email account from Thunderbird and attempt to add it new. I fill out "Setup Your Existing Email Address". Thunderbird then gives me the green dialog, "Configuration found in Mozilla ISP database". I click "Done" and then, "Unable to login at server. Prob wrong config, username, pw".

The username and pw are correct. I can add the account just fine on Apple's email client.

It seems to me Thunderbird is still "remembering" the old PW and trying to login with it. I did go to Preferences:Passwords to make sure the account and its PW wasn't listed there.

A few months ago I noted the exact same behavior with an Outlook account. I finally gave up on trying to use Thunderbird to access that account and am using the Apple email client for it.

I much prefer Thunderbird and send my little donation every year, so I hope there is a solution other than completely uninstalling Thunderbird and reinstalling.

Any thoughts?

Thanks so much.

Asked by firefox1749 1 hour ago

Last reply by firefox1749 58 minutes ago

Thunderbird mail account fails to log into Outlook.com sometimes.

I am running 4 email addresses (3 hotmail.com and 1 live.com) on TB 102.15.1 (64 bit) - Windows 10. About a month ago I upgraded TB was unable to send anything no matter … (read more)

I am running 4 email addresses (3 hotmail.com and 1 live.com) on TB 102.15.1 (64 bit) - Windows 10. About a month ago I upgraded TB was unable to send anything no matter what Server settings I used - tried every combination - so I downgraded back to Version 102 and everything went back to normal. About a week ago, one of my hotmail accounts started giving me a "fail to log in" message. The other accounts work fine. The "fail to log in" will go from 2 or 3 times to 15 to 20 times in about an hour or so but every time, sooner or later will work and then it will be fine for a few hours and then start again. I have had these accounts running on TB for well over 10 years with no problem and I have not changed anything in the Server settings or anywhere else. The account I am having the issue with has been running on TB since TB started with no problems until now. I assume that TB may be having some issues with the Outlook platform but I have not changed anything there either and I have no problem logging into hotmail.com directly. I have spent many hours combing the internet for hints to no avail - everything I have tried has either had no effect or screwed things up so I had to back track to where I started. Any ideas???

Asked by Ron 1 week ago

Last reply by Ron 1 hour ago

Changing hosted email providers

I currently have Thunderbird(TB) using POP with a hosted email provider(HEP) with my own DNS. I am going to transfer to a different HEP where I am told I can keep my cur… (read more)

I currently have Thunderbird(TB) using POP with a hosted email provider(HEP) with my own DNS. I am going to transfer to a different HEP where I am told I can keep my current mail address/name . Is it possible for me to continue using my current folders after I transfer? My searches have come up with various responses for an IMAP setup but I haven't been able to find anything for my POP setup. Could someone help me with this please?

Asked by dobrphi 1 month ago

Last reply by dobrphi 2 hours ago

Junk folder contents not shown (on MacOS Sonoma latest).

I have a bunch of content in my Local Folders: Junk mailbox but none of it is showing up in Thunderbird. The Properties for the folder shows "Number of messages: 0", "Siz… (read more)

I have a bunch of content in my Local Folders: Junk mailbox but none of it is showing up in Thunderbird. The Properties for the folder shows "Number of messages: 0", "Size on disk: 3.4 MB". I've tried the "Repair Folder" button but it makes no difference. The folder views as empty in Thunderbird.

Not sure when this started happening because I don't recall having this problem in the past. The folder permissions are the same as all the other mailboxes:

ls -l Junk* -rwx------@ 1 uid staff 3578520 23 Feb 08:51 Junk* -rw-r--r--@ 1 uid staff 3289 24 Feb 12:39 Junk.msf

Suggestions welcome.

Asked by phbcanada 2 hours ago

where are the junk filters stored when I identify a message as junk

Lately I have been getting a lot of spam and have identified all coming into my inbox as spam. Now many are automatically moved to junk mail box and that is a good thing… (read more)

Lately I have been getting a lot of spam and have identified all coming into my inbox as spam. Now many are automatically moved to junk mail box and that is a good thing. Unfortunately it also seems to be slowing Thunderbird down. I am afraid that many of the "Filters" generated may be duplicated. Is it possible to see them and maybe edit them to reduce the impact on my system?

Asked by KuchleiT 3 days ago

Last reply by KuchleiT 3 hours ago

Highlighting messages by moving arrow up and down

I used to be able to highlight messages on the list of messages by moving up and down arrows and all it took was 1 click of each arrow. Now it's different, I can only us… (read more)

I used to be able to highlight messages on the list of messages by moving up and down arrows and all it took was 1 click of each arrow.

Now it's different, I can only use up and down arrows if message is already highlighted and in order to highlight I have to click on it with mouse.

Is there a way to return the way it was before?

Asked by dust pine 1 day ago

Last reply by dust pine 3 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 5 days ago

Last reply by chuankaichen 4 hours 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 8 hours ago

Last reply by Johanna Mörtberg 5 hours ago

Another thread... Photo's / Plain Text Issues

I just switched to Thunderbird (115.8.0 - 64 Bit) from Outlook 365. Solved a bunch of headaches, created a bunch more. To make a long story short... - I have two email… (read more)

I just switched to Thunderbird (115.8.0 - 64 Bit) from Outlook 365. Solved a bunch of headaches, created a bunch more.

To make a long story short... - I have two email addresses. One is a Gmail address. The other is an email address hosted by our website company. (ARI/Dealerspike) - When using Thunderbird to view received emails for my ARI/Dealerspike email address, photo's are not displaying / getting replaced with random gibberish text and the whole email appears to be converted to plain text. The photo / plain text issue doesn't happen for my gmail email address when I view them in Thunderbird. Only the ARI/Dealerspike email addresses have the issue. Can't figure out why?

Other observations: - The email displays correctly if I open it in our email service providers web-based email portal. - The email displays correctly if I open it in Outlook 365. - When I send emails to myself in Thunderbird (to the ARI/Dealerspike email) with photos and custom font, it all looks normal when I open the email.

I've tried all the basic settings like View-Original HTML, View-Display Attachments Inline, Settings-Privacy-Allow Remote Content. No difference. I've also tried changing some setttings-config editor settings as recommended in other forums which hasn't helped.

About ready to give up and try another email client, before I do maybe someone has a solution.

Asked by markchesterman 1 day ago

Last reply by markchesterman 5 hours ago

Message field too narrow

The message field is too narrow for all messages, except pure text messages. A screenshot is attached. How can I modify the userChrome.css so that all available space ge… (read more)

The message field is too narrow for all messages, except pure text messages. A screenshot is attached. How can I modify the userChrome.css so that all available space gets used?

Asked by Thomas likes to learn 5 days ago

Last reply by Thomas likes to learn 11 hours ago

WIN TO "File Explorer" Send To function, no longer opens a TB new msg and, of course does, not attach tgt file

Many months ago, I created another context for the file explorer drop down to “Send To” Thunderbird, vs the Windows mail client. Recently, this function stopped working,… (read more)

Many months ago, I created another context for the file explorer drop down to “Send To” Thunderbird, vs the Windows mail client.

Recently, this function stopped working, meaning TB does not open a new message and of course nothing is “attached”.

I detected the addition to the context drop down and then added it (again).

No luck.

My Thunderbird Version = 115.8.0

When I click on a file and open the File Explorer Send To drop down, Windows “shows Thunderbird in the context (my addition) but as noted I don’t have a new message with the file attached.

Correct I’m not using the Mail Client.

Yes, in APPS, Thunderbird is listed as the email client.

Thoughts?

Asked by TedT_USA 13 hours ago

Archive Options using "Keep existing folder structure" doesn't create an Inbox folder

I'm a new Thunderbird user with v115.7.0 on Windows 11, using a mailbox.org account. Under Account Settings/Copies and Folders/Message Archives/Keep message archives in:… (read more)

I'm a new Thunderbird user with v115.7.0 on Windows 11, using a mailbox.org account.

Under Account Settings/Copies and Folders/Message Archives/Keep message archives in: I am using the Other setting to point to Local Folders/mailbox.org Archive. Under Archive Options I am using Single Folder and "Keep existing folder structure of archived messages". The example in the options window shows an Archives folder with an Inbox subfolder. However, this doesn't happen.

Messages archived from my Inbox go to Local Folders/mailbox.org Archive/ Messages archived from Inbox/Subfolder go to Local Folders/mailbox.org Archive/Subfolder Messages archived from my Sent items go to Local Folders/mailbox.org Archive/Sent

So of the above, only Sent items go to the correct folder. For anything from the Inbox, the Inbox folder itself is not replicated as per the example on the options page. Can this be corrected?

Asked by rob.stockton 18 hours ago

I am unable to send via louise@lastresearchandediting.com

After I added information to my e-mail account on homestead.com, I no longer can send through that account via Thunderbird. It bounces back with mail delivery problems. H… (read more)

After I added information to my e-mail account on homestead.com, I no longer can send through that account via Thunderbird. It bounces back with mail delivery problems. Here is a screenshot of the settings.

Email download problem

Several emails in my Earthlink Webmail inbox online received between 6:03 am and 9:21 am PST 2/21/2022 did not download to Thunderbird when I clicked on "Get Messages." … (read more)

Several emails in my Earthlink Webmail inbox online received between 6:03 am and 9:21 am PST 2/21/2022 did not download to Thunderbird when I clicked on "Get Messages." They came from 2 different sources from which I have received and downloaded email many times before with no difficulty. Since then I have received and downloaded emails from these same sources, so there appears to be no ongoing problem. Earthlink tech support said there was nothing wrong on their end and my version of Thunderbird is current. This has never happened before in many years of both Earthlink service and using Thunderbird. ??? (No jargon, please, as my tech knowledge is seat of my pants.)

Asked by horsedrawn 22 hours ago

Change in behavior with Thunderbird on Windows 10 - Dragging file icon to TB app icon on Desktop no longer creates a new message with the file attached

Trying to help a client. He's in his late 80s and has motor function issues due to illness. It seems that a recent update has changed the behavior of TB for the worse f… (read more)

Trying to help a client.

He's in his late 80s and has motor function issues due to illness.

It seems that a recent update has changed the behavior of TB for the worse for him.

He's accustomed to dragging a file (PDF File mainly) to the TB app icon on his desktop. Up until recently, this would launch TB and open a new message with the file attached. Now, it only opens TB?

His motor function problems makes using the W10 "Send to" dialogue impossible really, can't get the cursor to the submenu to select "Mail Recipient" .. That's why I set him up with the above method in the first place.

Launching TB then creating a new message, and adding the attachment manually works, but is also more cumbersome than the method he'd been able to use for years now.

Has anyone else sen this change in behavior? I was going to roll back to the previous update, but it looked as if the latest update before today was long before the change in behavior was observed?

It'd be great if the next update fixed this, and he could get back to something that's comfortable and works for him.

Asked by jwdsail 22 hours ago