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Disable threading as default for new folder

In a world where respondent's often draft messages about a new subject by lazily replying to messages on an old subject, does anyone find Threading helpful? Why is it now… (read more)

In a world where respondent's often draft messages about a new subject by lazily replying to messages on an old subject, does anyone find Threading helpful? Why is it now the default.

After View/Sort by/Unthreaded then propagating that by "apply current view to all folders." All folders do in fact sort by unthreaded. But if I create a new subfolder it defaults to sort by threaded. Please, is there anyway to entirely disable Threading?

Asked by trc2 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year 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 years ago

Answered by jbeals108 2 years ago

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Office 365 - login to server outlook.office365.com with username failed

Hello , using Office 365 with thunderbird like below config Server name: outlook.office365.com Port: 993 Encryption method: TLS Server name: smtp.office365.com Port… (read more)

Hello ,

using Office 365 with thunderbird like below config 

Server name: outlook.office365.com Port: 993 Encryption method: TLS

Server name: smtp.office365.com Port: 587 Encryption method: STARTTLS

But now there is an error login to login to server outlook.office365.com with username failed

Asked by d.is.the 1 year ago

Answered by mgs2 1 year ago

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Cannot import Outlook to Thunderbird

I am trying to import mails from Microsoft Outlook 2013 into Mozilla Thunderbird 102.3.2 (64-bit), but I get the error: No Profile found, see the attachment. I have set M… (read more)

I am trying to import mails from Microsoft Outlook 2013 into Mozilla Thunderbird 102.3.2 (64-bit), but I get the error: No Profile found, see the attachment. I have set Microsoft Outlook as my Default mail app in Windows 10, my OS. But it didn't help. H.C. Enevoldsen hc@pushkin.dk

Asked by H.C. Enevoldsen 1 year ago

Answered by H.C. Enevoldsen 1 year ago

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Disappearing E-Mail Messages

This morning I clicked the button to download my latest e-mails. As they hit the In Box all the messages already there just disappeared! Gone! Not in In Box, not in Tr… (read more)

This morning I clicked the button to download my latest e-mails. As they hit the In Box all the messages already there just disappeared! Gone! Not in In Box, not in Trash, not anywhere! Some of them were important business messages requiring a reply. This is a disaster!

Is there any way to recover these lost messages?

Is there any way to prevent this from happening again, short of abandoning Thunderbird and finding a new e-mail program?

I have been using Thunderbird for a couple weeks now, and today is the first time this happened.

Asked by Mick99 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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Change order of email accounts in left pane?

Is there some way I can change the order in which email accounts are presented in the left panel on Thunderbird (91.9.0 (64-bit))? Perhaps a config file within the prof… (read more)

Is there some way I can change the order in which email accounts are presented in the left panel on Thunderbird (91.9.0 (64-bit))? Perhaps a config file within the profile?

I note that in the preferences/settings, you can activate the account with the mouse, but you can't drag/drop to change order (maybe a useful feature to have?).

Thanks.

Asked by Forrest 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year ago

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Sort view (of all folders) by 'unthreaded' as default

Hello! Is there a way to change the sort view (of all folders) to 'unthreaded' as default instead of the current default being 'threaded'. (See attached image) Since th… (read more)

Hello!

Is there a way to change the sort view (of all folders) to 'unthreaded' as default instead of the current default being 'threaded'. (See attached image)

Since the last update, I have to manually change the view to 'unthreaded' for each folder each time I restart Thunderbird. Very cumbersome.

Perhaps somewhere in the Config Editor?

Kind regards

Asked by HoundRock 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year ago

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Transfer thunderbird profile from a Linux PC to a new one.

For weeks, I have been searching everywhere for a definitive method for transferring my Thunderbird 91.8.1 profile to a new PC. There are lots of posts mainly covering wi… (read more)

For weeks, I have been searching everywhere for a definitive method for transferring my Thunderbird 91.8.1 profile to a new PC. There are lots of posts mainly covering windows applications and older versions of Thunderbird. One reoccurring problem seems to be that some installations have 2 profiles. Some have a profile with just a xxxxxxxx.default profile and others have a xxxxxxxx.default-release and a xxxxxxxx.default profile. It would appear that if you have the 2 profiles then the .default-release would be the one you would use for transferring to a new PC. I was wondering if some one could lead me to a current definitive procedure, for transferring a Linux based Thunderbird 91.8.1 profile, from one PC to new Linux PC . What to do if you have the 2 profiles? Can you just delete the yyyyyyyy.default profile?

Perhaps some one could comment on the following procedure that I have cobbled together from the myriad of posts that I have read.


THIS IS MY VERSION (UNPROVEN) Transfer Thunderbird (91.8.1) profile to new PC [v_4]

On your SOURCE computer [Linux Mint Cinnamon 20.3]

       1. Connect a device for data transfer, either a USB flash drive, or a USB SSD/HDD drive. 
       2. Open the Home directory and click the “View tab” then check the box “Show Hidden Files”.

       3. You should find a directory called .thunderbird. 
       4. Open .thunderbird and look for the folder, xxxxxxxx.default-release. Note; the x represents a string of 8 random alpha/numerical text. 
       5. Right-click on the xxxxxxxx.default-release folder and select Copy.
       6.  Paste a copy of xxxxxxxx.default-release to your transfer device. Remove it safely from the source computer when done. 
       7. Uncheck the “Show Hidden Files” tab that you checked in step 2.

Note: a) These steps can also be used to create a backup of your Thunderbird profile folder.

         b) In step 4, you may not find a default-release folder. You may see a xxxxxxxx.default or  
             both. Choose the one that is active.


On your DESTINATION computer [Linux Mint Cinnamon 20.3]

       1. Open thunderbird and then close it. A new profile will be created yyyyyyyy.default-release, or .yyyyyyyy.default.
       2. Locate and open the backed-up profile folder, xxxxxxxx.default-release.
       3. Select all of the folder contents and choose Copy. 
       4. Locate and open the new profile folder,  yyyyyyyy.default-release.
       5. Paste the contents of the backed up profile folder into the new profile folder. Choose to overwrite existing files of the same name. 
       6. Start Thunderbird.

Asked by bdownie02 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year ago

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Restore profile folders from old profile

I had a functioning thunderbird, but do to my host provider I had to change some of the configuration (had (owl) suffix). This left 2 profiles. The new profile wouldn't w… (read more)

I had a functioning thunderbird, but do to my host provider I had to change some of the configuration (had (owl) suffix). This left 2 profiles. The new profile wouldn't work until I deleted the original. I did a save so I have all the files, now which ones need to be restored. ( a full file backup prior to adding new profile so all org profile files are available)

A profile directory displays all of the folders, 2 files for each folder a MSF and an MBX. Some also have a file type of File.

Which has to be copied, will the folders be created with the copy or do I need to create them in thunderbird first ?

Asked by bobbee25 11 months ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 11 months ago

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error: Thunderbird is already running, but is not responding. The old Thunderbird process must be closed to open a new window.

It's not true! Clicking on the close thunderbird button in the error message does nothing, I've uninstalled, reinstalled rebooted. I've had this laptop 3 days, do I need … (read more)

It's not true! Clicking on the close thunderbird button in the error message does nothing, I've uninstalled, reinstalled rebooted. I've had this laptop 3 days, do I need to To go back to factory settings on this laptop.

Asked by Dolphindave 1 year ago

Answered by Dolphindave 1 year ago

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Downgrade from 115 to 102

Since I have problems with version 115 (ImportExportTools NG does not work in this version) I am forced to restore version 102. Unfortunately I can't find a way to downlo… (read more)

Since I have problems with version 115 (ImportExportTools NG does not work in this version) I am forced to restore version 102. Unfortunately I can't find a way to download this version anymore. A download possibility for older versions would be very helpful. Thanks a lot

Asked by Ronschui 7 months ago

Answered by Ronschui 7 months ago

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How can I get back the old Thunderbird Interface?

Some time ago, Thunderbird changed the whole organization of the email presentation. I am a long-time Thunderbird user who is used to the old screen and organization and… (read more)

Some time ago, Thunderbird changed the whole organization of the email presentation. I am a long-time Thunderbird user who is used to the old screen and organization and I want to find out how I can get the old screen and organization back. I've attached a screenshot so you can see which version of Thunderbird is causing me so much trouble. Why change the traditional top-of-the-screen menu: (File, View,Tools, Help)? It was so logical and so easy. The movable mish-mash that exists now is driving me crazy.

For instance, I used an app under Tools that presorted certain emails and routed them to assigned folders. Not only has the sorting gone wrong, I haven't got the faintest idea where the app is? The emails that were once successfully sorted and rerouted are not working. And they're turning up as read in random folders.

Firefox also changes things that don't need to be changed, but my experience there is that an add-on or extenstion soon turns up that restores the features that users like.

In my preliminary search on my problem, there was not one article. In fact, my search came back with the message that no article appeared to match my query. I guess I must be the only person that is not happy with this interface.

Is there a way I can get the old version back? I'm sorry if I seem grouchy, but I am 83 and not being able to find what I need and what I used to have makes me a tad tetchy.

Asked by bdjim 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year ago

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Thunderbird v102.1.0 Won't save passwords

I recently installed version 102 and I am having an issue with password manager. I need to enter my password each time I want to check my email. If I check the box for p… (read more)

I recently installed version 102 and I am having an issue with password manager. I need to enter my password each time I want to check my email. If I check the box for password manager to save the password, I get the incorrect password error message. If I enter my password but do not check the save password box, I can retrieve my email. If I leave Thunderbird open I can retrieve email without reentering my password. If I exit Thunderbird, restart and retrieve my email, it asks me to enter my password again. I looked in security settings - My saved password box is empty and I can not add any accounts to it. I have tried deleting key3.db, cert8.db, logins.json to no avail. Any ideas?

Asked by fpuckett 1 year ago

Answered by fpuckett 1 year ago

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Cant send emails from outlook account in Thunderbird

I have used thunderbird for years but now cant send emails from one of my outlook accounts with error Login to server smtp.office365.com with username xxxxxxx@xxxx failed… (read more)

I have used thunderbird for years but now cant send emails from one of my outlook accounts with error Login to server smtp.office365.com with username xxxxxxx@xxxx failed. I had activity message from microsoft the other day that included something in the US so I changed my account password. Since that I keep getting the above message and it will not accept the new password. I have deleted the account and re-installed it, changed the SMTP settings and port, closed and re-opened thunderbird and re-booted the computer but cannot send a message from the account. I can still send messages from my other microsoft accounts

Asked by tonyatkinson2 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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Where are Thunderbird local folders, are they on he C drive of my desktop Windows 10 computer?

I want to move Thunderbird local folders to an external drive (Seagate). I am working on a desktop computer with Windows 10. Where are the Thunderbird local folders? The … (read more)

I want to move Thunderbird local folders to an external drive (Seagate). I am working on a desktop computer with Windows 10. Where are the Thunderbird local folders? The files don't display anywhere in Windows explorer. I am able to transfer all other files such as jpg. and pdf. files from the desk top computer to the external drive by dragging and dropping, but I can't locate the Thunderbird local email files so as to be able to drag and drop.

Asked by renefabr 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year 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 2 years ago

Answered by ff80 2 years 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 … (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 2 years ago

Answered by mcerdos 2 years ago

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How do you reorganize the order of the folders (accounts) in thunderbird

Hi, I've recently upgraded to the 91 version and the order of the account folders have changed. i.e. the email folders and the off-line personal folders are no longer … (read more)

Hi,

I've recently upgraded to the 91 version and the order of the account folders have changed. i.e. the email folders and the off-line personal folders are no longer in their previous order. How would I change the order.

I tried moving them, but they return to their original position after every reboot of thunderbird 91.

Additionally, is there any good docs about folder paths to learn more about archiving or default settings.

Thanks,

Asked by Vince 2 years ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 2 years ago