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Since 91.10.0 32-bit version update, all gmail accounts are unable to log-in

Error with account xxx@gmail.com Sending of password for user xxx did not succeed. Mail server pop.googlemail.com responded: Username and password not accepted. I am rece… (read more)

Error with account xxx@gmail.com

Sending of password for user xxx did not succeed. Mail server pop.googlemail.com responded: Username and password not accepted.

I am receiving emails but now I cannot write them.

Asked by professorcad 2 weeks ago

Answered by professorcad 2 weeks ago

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Spacing between emails

I've installed Thunderbird 102.0 on linux and I'm wondering how create padding or margin between each email. They are too close for my liking.

Asked by ak2022 12 hours ago

Answered by ak2022 7 hours ago

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Special folders spawning in trash, how do I move them?

I'm new to thunderbird and, when I first added my aol mail account as IMAP, I deleted (thru thunderbird) what I thought were random, extra folders that appeared under all… (read more)

I'm new to thunderbird and, when I first added my aol mail account as IMAP, I deleted (thru thunderbird) what I thought were random, extra folders that appeared under all the other standard thunderbird folders - these were not folders I created, but rather ones I assume aol added for every account. All were removed from the aol mail site save an "Archive" folder which does not allow me to delete it even though it is under the folders section.

I didn't think anything of it at the time, but now, a "Draft" and an "Archive" folder are spawning in the trash section for my aol mail account on thunderbird and I cannot for the life of me get it to stop/move them/etc. These are not the standard "Drafts" and "Archives" folders of thunderbird fyi, but aol's Drafts section (the one on the server has an s even though the folder in thunderbird does not) and Archive folder (which I mentioned above). If I save anything to the standard thunderbird folders, a "Drafts" and "Archives" folder appear in the folder section in aol mail.

I have my settings set to use the standard thunderbird folders, but the ones from aol keep spawning in the trash every restart no matter what I try. I know it's just copying things over or whatever and I don't mind the folders appearing, but how the hell do I get them out of the trash?? I've gone so far as to completely uninstall (including the appdata folder) and reinstall thunderbird, but that didn't change anything. Are there some other settings or something somewhere that I missed? They're not appearing in the trash on the aol mail site, so I'm assuming this is something wrong on thunderbird's end and is messed up because I deleting those original folders. Is there any way to fix this?

Asked by Novadestin 3 months ago

Answered by Novadestin 3 months ago

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New Thunderbird (on Linux) does not convert old .mab address book file

I recently had to re-install Kubuntu 20.04 on a laptop. In the process of setting up Thunderbird, the installation process said it had found address books and asked if I … (read more)

I recently had to re-install Kubuntu 20.04 on a laptop. In the process of setting up Thunderbird, the installation process said it had found address books and asked if I wanted to connect them. Sounded like a time-saver, so I said "Yes." What got connected were several completely irrelevant files, most CSV contacts from my cell phone, but the extensive .mab file from the old version of Thunderbird was not there.

I have found some proposed solutions that tell me to

 >> shut down Thunderbird,
 >> rename the abook.sqlite files in my profile folder,
 >> copy to the old abook.mab file (which I have on a backup disk) into my profile folder, and
 >> restart Thunderbird, which will than automatically convert the old .mab file to the new .sqlite format.

That doesn't work. First problem is, I don't have a "profile" folder. I do have a profile.ini FILE which points to two other folders named (approximately) a1b2c3d4.default and z9y8x7w5-default-release (I've changed the exact names, but the name format is as shown).

Second problem is, my a1b2c3d4.default folder (which, in older versions, was where my abook.mab file was found) had no .sqlite files. My z9y8x7w5-default-release folder has several such files but named abook-4.sqlite, abook-16.sqlite, and abook-17.sqlite. They are all shown as 256 KB. When I added the old abook.mab file to that .default-release folder, it did produce an abook.sqlite file, also shown as 256 KB. But the old abook.mab file's content does not appear when I restart Thunderbird and look at the address books. No abook.sqlite file was created in my a1b2c3d4.default folder.

The references I've found so far appear to be for Windows installations, so I'm hoping someone will have suggestions more suitable to the Linux environment.

Asked by Will 14 hours ago

Answered by david 10 hours ago

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Gmail popup: "credentials needed..." but nothing works

Getting a popup now every time Thunderbird tries to sign into gmail. It says "Sign in with your Google Account" but nothing works when I put in my id or email. There's no… (read more)

Getting a popup now every time Thunderbird tries to sign into gmail. It says "Sign in with your Google Account" but nothing works when I put in my id or email. There's no response. T-bird is set up properly and uses oauth2; this just began happening. Less secure apps is on but that's being stopped, so looks like I won't be able to use gmail anymore.

I tried deleting my gmail a/c and now I can't create one. I can't get past that "credentials needed" popup.

How can I get T-bird to work with gmail?

Asked by ff80 3 months ago

Answered by ff80 3 months ago

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Don't want automatic email download

Setting Thunderbird up on a new computer. I want my emails to download when I ask for them, not before, but I can't find a setting to say 'Do not download automatically'.… (read more)

Setting Thunderbird up on a new computer. I want my emails to download when I ask for them, not before, but I can't find a setting to say 'Do not download automatically'. Where is the setting to say, 'Don't download email until I ask for it'? Thanks !

Asked by garfld 1 day ago

Answered by garfld 15 hours ago

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OAuth2 for gmail Not Working

TB 91.7.0 (64-bit I used to send/rcv gmail no problm, started having issues ~ Oct 2021 I then setup a 3rd party app password in gmail account for thunderbird. That … (read more)

TB 91.7.0 (64-bit I used to send/rcv gmail no problm, started having issues ~ Oct 2021 I then setup a 3rd party app password in gmail account for thunderbird. That allowed me to Send Gmails, but, not receive it kept asking for password. Then I read to use OAuth2 and saw that Google will no longer allow 3rd party app passwords, so i deleted it in google, and set both Imap.gmail.com and smpt.gmail.com to use OAuth2 (both set for SSL/TSL). I did this just for smpt first when the 3rd party app password was still enabled, i could recv but, when i went to send, it would ask for password, i enter it, then it would sent msg to my cell phone to Allow thunderbird, i would press Allow on my phone, and Thunderbird would come up with Sending message.. with the progress marked all way to end BUT, it will never complete sending.... I have to hit cancel it then shows Failed message unable to authenticate. After I deleted the 3rd party app password in gmail settings, now when i start thunderbird or try to receive emails, it goes through the same authorization process with my phone, but, then never downloads any new emails. I have spend HOURS on this.. extremely frustrated (I have been forced to us ms mail which i really don't like, i am too used to thunderbird (although I wished thunderbird had check boxes on emails to select via checkboxes for delete, or moving, etc)

Asked by jbeals108 2 months ago

Answered by jbeals108 2 months ago

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Mail Filters Do Not Work

Hi, I am new to Thunderbird and not very computer savvy. I have successfully set up my mail account and am trying to apply filters to incoming mail. The filter is very s… (read more)

Hi, I am new to Thunderbird and not very computer savvy.

I have successfully set up my mail account and am trying to apply filters to incoming mail. The filter is very simple: If the message contains FROM "@mail.zillow.com" send the message to the ZILLOW folder (under that email address).

I have checked the filter log and it says "could not get filter db". I have tried to run the filter manually - no go.

I have tried to read about others who have a similar issue and it talks about debugging. I'm sorry. I do not know how to do this.

Thank you in advance for help.

Mark

Asked by mcerdos 3 months ago

Answered by mcerdos 3 months ago

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This reminder refuses to be dismissed

This is so bizarre because it just started happening today. Basically, I can't dismiss this one notification you see below. I can click on Dismiss or Dismiss All a hundre… (read more)

This is so bizarre because it just started happening today.

Basically, I can't dismiss this one notification you see below. I can click on Dismiss or Dismiss All a hundred times and nothing happens.

I read on a thread from last year that another guy was having the same problem but he emphasized that it only happens with Zoom events. This reminder is a Zoom event so I wonder if it's related?

Any help would be appreciated!

Asked by edmbrancheau 1 day ago

Answered by edmbrancheau 1 day ago

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How to add Google Tasks ?

Information on how to add the Google 'Tasks' into Thunderbird Calendar: I have a gmail imap account using OAuth2 as Authentication Method. File > New > Calendar, se… (read more)

Information on how to add the Google 'Tasks' into Thunderbird Calendar: I have a gmail imap account using OAuth2 as Authentication Method.

File > New > Calendar, select 'Google Calendar' >  click on 'Next' choose or enter: gmail email address   > click on 'Find Calendars' Select 'My Tasks' and click on 'Subscribe'

You may be asked to enter password as per Oauth2 Authentication.

See image. It shows the selection available when you follow instructions. It shows where 'My Tasks' is located in the Calendar list. I selected 'My Tasks' and then clicked on 'Task'. Create the Task and save. Task is shown in Thunderbird and on the right side you can see the Task is displayed via the webmail access using a browser.

Asked by Toad-Hall 4 months ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 4 months ago

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Restoring from a backup?

I've got my Thunderbird profile on a different physical hard drive but also have it being backed up using a .bat. In the event of a problem can I just copy the contents o… (read more)

I've got my Thunderbird profile on a different physical hard drive but also have it being backed up using a .bat.

In the event of a problem can I just copy the contents of the Profile directory from the backup overwriting the location that is always in use?

Thank you!

Asked by Steve Karl 2 days ago

Answered by david 1 day ago

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After update old profile disappeared

after a recent Thunderbird update was installed, it put up the create profile screen which I completed. I then discovered that the profile selection window was hidden be… (read more)

after a recent Thunderbird update was installed, it put up the create profile screen which I completed. I then discovered that the profile selection window was hidden behind the new profile window. I have 2 profiles wit thunderbird, 1 for my wife's account and 1 for mine. and select as appropriate when starting thunderbird. However I cannot access my old profile and all my folders no longer show up. I have searched and found the folder that I think has all my folders but cannot bring them up in Thunderbird. How can I get these into the new profile? My wife's profile works fine.

Asked by dhiggs1 1 week ago

Answered by dhiggs1 1 day ago

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hyperlinks not working

I am migrating to a new machine running Windows 11 (from old one with Windows 10) and have installed Thunderbird and Chrome as default apps. The only thing that is not wo… (read more)

I am migrating to a new machine running Windows 11 (from old one with Windows 10) and have installed Thunderbird and Chrome as default apps. The only thing that is not working is clicking on a hyperlink in a message. I have read the article addressing this issue and tried all the suggested fixes. None work. When I click on a hyperlink in a message body, it just ignores me. If I right click on the link and choose open in browser from the pop-up, it ignores me. It does not matter what the type of link is. If it is a PDF, it does not open in the browser despite that being the default action for PDFs. More importantly, if it is just a link in a message (e.g., tracking info from Amazon), it does not do anything. I have looked at the setups on both machines and they seem identical. But what works under Windows 10 is not working under Windows 11. (As a computer scientist, I understand that there are a lot of variables in play here.)

I would appreciate any suggestions on how to get past this. Copy and paste is not the end of the world, but I would expect more consistent behavior.

Asked by calast1 6 days ago

Answered by calast1 3 days ago

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Thunderbird Won't Accept My Password

I'm trying to add a new account with my student email that is basically a gmail with a different name. When I try to create the account, Thunderbird launches the website … (read more)

I'm trying to add a new account with my student email that is basically a gmail with a different name. When I try to create the account, Thunderbird launches the website that asks for my username and email. That same website will accept my password when using a browser but when Thunderbird opens it will not accept it. I've checked several times, I've even copied the exact same username and password from the browser to Thunderbird and TBird says that it's a wrong password and it absolutely is the right password. I tried to cancel the process so that the account is created nonetheless but when I click on it, Tbird will still try to open that website and will not accept the correct password. Please help!

Asked by vic.oso.lai 3 days ago

Answered by vic.oso.lai 3 days ago

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Quick Filter for Inbox stuck on Unread

I'm running the 102.0b8 (64-bit) release. When I view the inbox for my Yahoo account, by default it shows only Unread. The Quick filter is NOT on(see attached). If I sele… (read more)

I'm running the 102.0b8 (64-bit) release.

When I view the inbox for my Yahoo account, by default it shows only Unread. The Quick filter is NOT on(see attached). If I select the Unread Quick filter the display does NOT change, except in green it shows "67 messages".

If I type All in the quick filter box it shows unread messages and a count of 163 messages.

Does anyone know how I can reset this behavior?

++Mark. https://ctproduced.com

Asked by m_cathcart 3 days ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 3 days ago

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Copying SQLITE address books for use on another computer

Thunderbird now uses SQLITE data base files for Address Books. I'd like to copy an address book to another computer for use with Thunderbird there. How does Thunderbird… (read more)

Thunderbird now uses SQLITE data base files for Address Books. I'd like to copy an address book to another computer for use with Thunderbird there. How does Thunderbird recognize that a given SQLITE file is an address book? Is it solely based upon the file name (to the left of the .SQLITE porition of the name) beginning with the string "abook"? Is there something else in some configuration file that maintains this notion? Are there multiple files associated with a given address book? For example, I see these files in my profile directory: abook.sqlite abook.sqlite-shm abook.sqlite-wal So, I'm guessing the answer to that last question is Yes.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by SandyDog 1 week ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 week ago

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Account setup: Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, username or password

My PC died last week and I now have it back with a new hard drive (SSD). It's running Windows 10 and so far I have installed Firefox and Kaspersky Total Security, all of … (read more)

My PC died last week and I now have it back with a new hard drive (SSD). It's running Windows 10 and so far I have installed Firefox and Kaspersky Total Security, all of which I used previously. I have now installed Thunderbird but am unable to access my account. The password and configuration settings have been triple checked. Any suggestions re what I can try next please?

Asked by GeoffB 6 days ago

Answered by GeoffB 3 days ago

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Some emails do not have the option to archive

I recently started using the archive option manually, by right-clicking emails and selecting "Archive". I've noticed that for some, very few, emails, the "Archive" option… (read more)

I recently started using the archive option manually, by right-clicking emails and selecting "Archive".

I've noticed that for some, very few, emails, the "Archive" option is not there.

I can manually mark it as read and move it to the archive folder, but I'm trying to work out why the option is not available as it usually is.

I've added the senders address to my contact list, and Junk filter is turned off.

I've attached two images showing the right-click context menu in both cases.

Asked by Noblemonkey 1 week ago

Answered by Matt 4 days ago