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Cox / yahoo - User Name keeps changing. The fix I read does not work for me in 2024. Please, please help.

""Description: COX Server Name: smtp.mail.yahoo.com Port: 465 Connection Security: SSL/TLS Authentication method: OAuth2 User Name: your user name, duh - Mine keeps chang… (read more)

""Description: COX Server Name: smtp.mail.yahoo.com Port: 465 Connection Security: SSL/TLS Authentication method: OAuth2 User Name: your user name, duh - Mine keeps changing the user name to the last name I put into any of my 6 accounts. The only way it will send mail is if the correct user name is in the correct account (obviously). Why is it changing constantly? click OK""

I've read the "fixes" from 2023 and they do not work for me. I tried changing the DESCRIPTION to blank, didn't work. Changed them to the corresponding e-mail for the account. Didn't work. Changed it to "SMTP" with the corresponding e-mail. Didn't work.

It keeps changing the last one I edit to the one I edited before it. It's driving me crazy. Won't send mail unless the User Name is correct (obv.)

Whole mess started when forced to switch from Cox to Yahoo recently. Seems to be working other than TB changing the name as soon as I type in the next one in the next email address and then it not working until I change the User Name back to the proper e-mail address of the 6 accounts.

Asked by ceeveekay 2 months ago

Last reply by david 2 months ago

Merge problem

I have two computers, one older with TB 115.9.0 32 bit, pop. The other has 115.9.0 64 bit, imap, same email address. I have tried to merge them, but when i do the Thund… (read more)

I have two computers, one older with TB 115.9.0 32 bit, pop. The other has 115.9.0 64 bit, imap, same email address. I have tried to merge them, but when i do the Thunderbird Import folder has zero messages and no subfolders. I also tried changing the old TB to IMAP, didnt work: "configuration problem". Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by bput71 3 months ago

Last reply by david 2 months ago

Your Thunderbird profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

I've gone through most of the questions asked regarding this and have tried to follow all of the directions but none of them work. Let me begin by saying this is the wor… (read more)

I've gone through most of the questions asked regarding this and have tried to follow all of the directions but none of them work. Let me begin by saying this is the worst time I've ever had at migrating from an old computer to a new computer using TB ever. EVER! This is the worst. I am moving from an ASUS Win11 to a HP Win11 so there shouldn't be that much of a problem. I've done this more than a few times so I know the drill of copying the %appdata% from one place to another. I have installed uninstalled deleted reinstalled, uninstalled reinstalled deleted three times and keep getting the same problem and have been doing this going on three days. I donated to get his copy and am about to ask for my donation back if I don't get a very simple answer. I keep getting that error message no matter what I do. I need a very simple walk through on how to get what I am able to save from the old computer into the new computer without a lot of magic and rain dancing and click here and delete this and see if this sticks. I need a very simple take your profile.zip and unpak it here then open TB and do this. PERIOD. The profile is on the same computer not a server. If I cannot get a quick down and dirty answer please just tell me and I'll ask for my donation back and move to MS outlook and deal with their FU'ed POS. I really don't know why TB has taken a turn for the worst here. But it's not looking good IMHO.

Asked by Frank 1 month ago

Last reply by david 1 month ago

Can I save all account settings in a file to restore to a new Win 11 installation?

Hello, I'm having various problems with Win 11 and, before anyone says it, I can't run setup from the iso as a repair (this is one of the problem). So am finally thinking… (read more)

Hello, I'm having various problems with Win 11 and, before anyone says it, I can't run setup from the iso as a repair (this is one of the problem). So am finally thinking of biting the bullet and doing a clean instal. What I always find to be the biggest bedbug is setting up Thunderbird again, since I have about 6 accounts. Is there an easy way of making a copy of al the account settings to restore? Alternatively, do I simply copy back the profile(s)?

Asked by Tombarkas 5 months ago

Last reply by Matt 5 months ago

Outlook says that it will no longer let third party mail apps like Thunderbird to access Outlook email as of September 16, 2024?

Outlook says that it will no longer let third party mail apps like Thunderbird to access Outlook email as of September 16, 2024? What do you recommend? "Action Needed –… (read more)

Outlook says that it will no longer let third party mail apps like Thunderbird to access Outlook email as of September 16, 2024? What do you recommend?

"Action Needed – You may lose access to some of your third-party mail and calendar apps

Update your sign-in technology before September 16th, 2024 to maintain email access.

The safety and security of your information is top priority for Microsoft. To help keep your account secure, Microsoft will no longer support the use of third-party email and calendar apps which ask you to sign in with only your Microsoft Account username and password. To keep you safe you will need to use a mail or calendar app which supports Microsoft’s modern authentication methods. If you do not act, your third-party email apps will no longer be able to access your Outlook.com, Hotmail or Live.com email address on September 16th.


What do you need to do?

If you are receiving this email, you are currently using an email or calendar app that uses a less secure authentication method to connect to your Outlook.com email account. You will need to upgrade your third-party mail and calendar app to a version which supports modern authentication methods.

Microsoft provides free versions of Outlook for your PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices which can be easily downloaded and connect to your email account. Using an updated version of an Outlook application will ensure you are connecting in the most secure way.

How can you set up your Gmail, Apple Mail, or other third-party mail application?

Various non-Microsoft applications will have their own steps for connecting to your Outlook.com email account using modern authentication methods. See our help article - Modern Authentication Methods now needed to continue syncing Outlook Email in non-Microsoft email apps. However, you may need to contact the creators of those applications to provide you with instructions. In many cases, simply removing and re-adding your account with the latest version of that application will configure it to use modern authentication methods.

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Asked by benjamin.kurata 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Martymoz 2 weeks ago

TRNSFERRING THUNDERBIRD MAIL AND FOLDERS BUT NOT THE SETTINGS.

i SET UP THUNDERBIRD ON MY NEW COMPUTER, SUCCESSFULLY, BUT THREE DAYS AGO MY WEB HOST/SERVERS UPGRADED THEIR SYSTEM. i SPENT THREE DAYS SORTING OUT NEW SETTINGS. CONFIGUR… (read more)

i SET UP THUNDERBIRD ON MY NEW COMPUTER, SUCCESSFULLY, BUT THREE DAYS AGO MY WEB HOST/SERVERS UPGRADED THEIR SYSTEM. i SPENT THREE DAYS SORTING OUT NEW SETTINGS. CONFIGURATIONS, PASSWORDS, ETC, TO GET IT ALL WORKING, IT WAS DIFFICUL BUT IT NOW WORKS. HOWEVER, I HAVE MANY FOLDERS OF MAIL ,AND MAIL NOT IN FOLDERS, IN THEUNDERBIRD ON AN OLDER COMPUTER. i WANT TO IMPORT THOSE FOLDERS OF MAIL, AND ADD THEM TO MY NEW COMPUTER THUNDERBIRD INBOX SET UP, BUT I DO NOT WANT TO IMPORT THE OLD SETTINGS AGAIN!" THAT COULD BE A DISASTER. I JUST WANT THE MAIL AND THE FOLDERS. ALL THE VIDEOS i SEE ARE TO IMPORT THE OLD SETTINGS AS WELL. CAN I JUST EXPORT/IMPORT THE ACTUAL MAIL FOLDERS AND MAIL, AND NOT SABOTAGE MY HARD WORK BY CHANGING ALL THE NEW SETTINGS AND PASSWORDS BACK TO WHAT THEY USED TO BE IN THE PROCESS?? IM NOT THAT TECHY; WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR ADVICE. THANKS, STEVE

Asked by info897 1 month ago

Last reply by david 1 month ago

Transitioning to Yahoo from Cox

My internet provider in Phoenix, Cox, has now handed its email services over to Yahoo. Prior to this, I accessed my Cox email (@cox.net) using Thunderbird. I am a techno… (read more)

My internet provider in Phoenix, Cox, has now handed its email services over to Yahoo. Prior to this, I accessed my Cox email (@cox.net) using Thunderbird. I am a technological dinosaur and am trying to figure out how to migrate my new Yahoo email to Thunderbird. I had a friend set up my Cox mail in Thunderbird but he is not available now. I am clueless how migrate my Yahoo mail to Thunderbird. I appreciate any help that the community can give me.

Asked by Maggie McConnell 2 months ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 week ago

Can Thunderbird Contacts from Older Profiles be Recovered?

Over the last several months I struggled to get Thunderbird to allow me to set up email accounts for POP3 mail handling. For now, I have the accounts added using IMAP ma… (read more)

Over the last several months I struggled to get Thunderbird to allow me to set up email accounts for POP3 mail handling. For now, I have the accounts added using IMAP mail handling; however, in trying to fix the problem I removed and reinstalled Thunderbird a number of times. As a result, I seem to have lost all my contacts. To be more precise, there are no entries when I click on Address Book.

I have a dim recollection of having read that TB saves multiple Profiles and that Profiles contain many things including downloaded email and address books. I hope that is the case and that there might exist an older version of a Profile that contains my address book. If that is true, I need help finding the older Profiles, determining if they contain my address book, and recovering the address book without disturbing my current TB install.

Can anyone confirm or deny my supposition? If confirmed, can anyone tell me how to go about recovering my address book? I'm running TB v.115.7.0 on Windows 10. I believe I'm up to date on both.

TIA

Asked by rabbit 5 months ago

Last reply by david 5 months ago

No profile after Time Machine Migration - Account Setup

I had made a complete Timemachine backup, and migrated to a new mackbook Pro I do see my profile ( jgt4oy0r.default - 18GB) in ~/Library/thundebird When I launch Thunderb… (read more)

I had made a complete Timemachine backup, and migrated to a new mackbook Pro I do see my profile ( jgt4oy0r.default - 18GB) in ~/Library/thundebird When I launch Thunderbird, it seems it is pushing me to Account Setup.

Any clue?

Asked by Moustap 6 months ago

Last reply by david 5 months ago

Thunderbird disappeared while I was trying to move data from C: to D:

Dell Inspiron came with OS on a small C: & data on a massive D:. I assumed the Dell-guided migration took care of moving everything necessary to D: ...NOT!!! When C: … (read more)

Dell Inspiron came with OS on a small C: & data on a massive D:. I assumed the Dell-guided migration took care of moving everything necessary to D: ...NOT!!! When C: filled up with data, I was trying to move Thunderbird TB) data to D: & somehow deleted thunderbird.exe. I realized my error when the systray icons for TB, Firefox, & Microsoft Edge responded "Can't open this item." I then accidentally clicked "Y" to "...Delete this item"? When I went to download a new copy of TB, it presented the new user screen. From previous research, I found my profile file and copied it to both C: & D: with a new name to have extra copies. So I have 3 requests 1) What is the safest method for getting TB back? 2) Once that is done, how do I get thunderbird to maintain everything I need on the D: drive? 3) Firefox now works, but all my bookmarks, extensions, etc. are now gone. If that issue is appropriately part of the solution for the above requests, please help me with that as well. I will appreciate your help! Ken Cawthorne

Asked by Ken Cawthorne 1 month ago

Last reply by david 1 month ago

Clean Install

Have two computer with same email. My Wife's computer password got corrupted and unable to get messages. I deleted TB and deleted any reference to Thunderbird in the re… (read more)

Have two computer with same email. My Wife's computer password got corrupted and unable to get messages. I deleted TB and deleted any reference to Thunderbird in the registry. Turn off and restarted PC, downloaded new install and run and all the setting from before automatically were in place and still could not get pass the password issue. My computer does not have any password.

My wife's PC, under setting, does not have any saved passwords or a Primary password or even the "Use a Primary Password" checked. If it is checked there is nothing there. It just will not get passed the password issue being always asked when trying to "Get Messages".

How do you get rid of all the infor, setting, password requirements and to be able to restart with a clean Thunderbird install or get passed the password issue? Making my brain hurt.

Asked by dsks 3 months ago

Last reply by david 2 months ago

Incoming Server Already Exists (was Cox)

This has been a headache. Cox has had us migrate our accounts to yahoo. I have been able to do most of my emails, but my husband had yahoo tech help him and one of his em… (read more)

This has been a headache. Cox has had us migrate our accounts to yahoo. I have been able to do most of my emails, but my husband had yahoo tech help him and one of his emails will not download to the thunderbird account. The tech did a pop.mail.yahoo with this one but created new imap accounts with the other two. I tried to create a new account but it says Incoming server aleady exists. So I deleted the account, shut down Thunderbird and brought it up and tried again. I got the same message.

I am new extremely tech savvy but know a little more than my husband. If someone could please help walk me through this, I would appreciate it. Thank you.

Asked by celiat 4 months ago

Last reply by truman 3 months 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 4 months ago

Last reply by david 4 months ago

Thunderbird on Win 11 PC addresses to my Galaxy S20 5G FE

HI Antone I have spent about two weeks on Google etc trying to export my Thunderbird address book to my Galaxy S20 5G. I just have failed miserably. I guess it's because … (read more)

HI Antone I have spent about two weeks on Google etc trying to export my Thunderbird address book to my Galaxy S20 5G. I just have failed miserably. I guess it's because I am 79 and tech has beaten me. Can anybody p[lease help. Cheers Alan Jones

Asked by Alan Jones 4 months ago

Last reply by david 4 months ago

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 3 months ago

Last reply by christ1 3 months ago

"failed to find the settings for your email account"

I've been getting error messages when I send emails using thunderbird about server timing out. As a last resort I tried removing all accounts, and just set it up again. B… (read more)

I've been getting error messages when I send emails using thunderbird about server timing out. As a last resort I tried removing all accounts, and just set it up again. But then I started getting the error message during manual configuration step "Thunderbird failed to find the settings for your email account". I've already tried creating a new profile I'm still getting the same error.

here's the manual configuration I'm working with Incoming: IMAP, port 993, SSL/TLS, Normal password Outgoing: port 587, STARTTLS, Normal password

our team uses GoDaddy for email domains - not sure if that's relevant or not. other teammates have been able to set it up successfully. Same configuration, account and password.

Asked by Lyra Lambatin 1 month ago

Last reply by david 1 month ago

There is no default mail. win 10/64b, Thunderbird 115/32b, I tried everything!

Dear community, I get the error "There is no default mail client or the current mail client...". <send to> and adding files to a new message by programs like pdf pr… (read more)

Dear community, I get the error "There is no default mail client or the current mail client...". <send to> and adding files to a new message by programs like pdf printer stopped working. It worked before. Suddenly stopped.

what I did with no results: In 'Default apps' - Thunderbird ofc. 'Email' needs to be set as 'Thunderbird' reinstallation of TB 64b. installation TB 32b. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail​, -> Mozilla Thunderbird HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Clients\Mail -> Mozilla Thunderbird HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Clients\Mailto -> Mozilla Thunderbird HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto\shell\open\command -> "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe" -osint -compose "%1"

I will add that if I set the default Outlook, it works (Now I have deleted it).

What should I do to make Thunderbird work?

Asked by tre33 5 months ago

Last reply by Bogomil Shopov - Бого 5 months ago

Need help finding & installing TB v 31.8.0

I need to download & install TB ver 31.8.0 to a newly installed system running ubuntu 22.04. My earler installation of TB 31.8.0 on my other computer has critical in… (read more)

I need to download & install TB ver 31.8.0 to a newly installed system running ubuntu 22.04.

My earler installation of TB 31.8.0 on my other computer has critical information on it, running under ubuntu 14.04. It's so old that i cannot access the internet on it.

So I'm hoping to install TB 31.8.0 on this new computer, copy my TB profile from my old computer to this new computer, then do the necessary updates to this newly installed version of TB 31.8.0 to bring it up to TB vers 115

Thanks in advance!

Asked by thedudeabides2011 5 months ago

Last reply by sfhowes 5 months ago

Migrating Thunerbird Profile from Windows 10 to Windows 11

I bought my wife a new computer a while ago and have followed every solution I can find to trans fer the profile from her Windows 10 computer to her Windows 11. One probl… (read more)

I bought my wife a new computer a while ago and have followed every solution I can find to trans fer the profile from her Windows 10 computer to her Windows 11. One problem is that Windows 11 repeatedly created two profiles xxxxxxxx.default and xxxxxxxx.default-release. I have made sure both computers are using Version 115.7.0. The file is much larger than 2Gb which articles suggest doing a backup. Copying the profile from Windows 10 or making a zipped backup is no problem, however, if I import or paste into either profile, nothing happens it does not let me. Once it did spend hours copying the Profile file only to say at the end this cannot be done . I should have copied the whole message. I do not use the Microsoft Cloud, is there a foolproof way of doing this and why does it create two profiles. Is it like Ubuntu where I need to be root?

Asked by lionel.smith 4 months ago

Last reply by david 4 months ago