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smtp wrong credentials does not abort when cancel, but hang 30s or so

v115.10.1 I made a mistake setting SMTP credentials, wrong protocol, and it just stays on Sending dialog. So I abort when I realize I made a mistake and come back to mail… (read more)

v115.10.1 I made a mistake setting SMTP credentials, wrong protocol, and it just stays on Sending dialog. So I abort when I realize I made a mistake and come back to mail I was to send. - but 30-60s after I aborted comes an error message saying it timed out

So the cancel button does not really cancel the send attempt, it seems.

Not sure where to report bugs, so do it here. Thanks.

Asked by gog756 1 day ago

Answered by david 6 hours ago

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Changing server settings on account wants to restart as soon I leave first field

v115.10.1 32-bit Changed isp and email completely, and wanted to change both server name and user name. But editing server name and leaving that field I get a popup wanti… (read more)

v115.10.1 32-bit Changed isp and email completely, and wanted to change both server name and user name. But editing server name and leaving that field I get a popup wanting to restart - problem is I need to change user name as well or no go

So it starts to try and login but fails of course, since user name need to change too.

This really need another approach, maybe not so automatic.

Changing focus from first field to next one should not execute restart. - just when leaving second field if any of first and second is changed

So going through all accounts and failed logins etc all the way is cumbersome. - dual restarts every account

Not sure where to put bug reports like this. Thanks.

Asked by gog756 1 day ago

Answered by christ1 13 hours ago

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search for posting by a specific contributor

In this help forum, is there a way to search for posting done by a specific Contributor? I find some contributors are very helpful and would like to see more of that per… (read more)

In this help forum, is there a way to search for posting done by a specific Contributor? I find some contributors are very helpful and would like to see more of that person instead of reading thru a lot of posting. Thank you

Asked by OldBob2 1 day ago

Answered by david 1 day ago

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Email Accounts are gone...Thunderbird comes up with setting up a new account

I think Thunderbird did an update and now my email and my wife's emails are gone....including all of our saved emails. I believe we are using PoP accounts and not imap. I… (read more)

I think Thunderbird did an update and now my email and my wife's emails are gone....including all of our saved emails. I believe we are using PoP accounts and not imap. Is there a way to get back all our emails?

Asked by ti-ger1 4 days ago

Answered by Matt 1 day ago

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Raspberry PI4stalled vers 115 remove menu.It reports "aarch64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/52.9.1"

Question 1 - Is this a real version? (as dlsplayed in troubleshooting information) Question 2 - How can I upgrade to version 115,, or do I have to delete and start again?… (read more)

Question 1 - Is this a real version? (as dlsplayed in troubleshooting information) Question 2 - How can I upgrade to version 115,, or do I have to delete and start again? Sub question - if I have to delete what is the best method? I just spent a few days installing and then installing 5 gig of settings and mail from Windows 10; I would hate to do it again.

Asked by John Hadley 3 days ago

Answered by John Hadley 1 day ago

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Thunderbird 115.11 gets seriously slow

Thunderbird 115.11.etc has become seriously slow when deleting or moving emails - the first one goes quickly but then it all slows down for the second and subsequent emai… (read more)

Thunderbird 115.11.etc has become seriously slow when deleting or moving emails - the first one goes quickly but then it all slows down for the second and subsequent emails. I have found that this is a Virus checker issue - I use Microsoft's own defender software on Windows 11 - and have now eliminated the problem by making an exception in the virus software to the TB profile folder. My question is: how safe is this - I don't want to allow virus attacks in email but at the same time I don't want the slow software! What do you suggest? Thank you

Asked by sthoselitz 1 day ago

Answered by christ1 1 day ago

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Tired of Apple mail, want to install Thunderbird 78.14.0 on my mac mini

Tired of Apple mail, want to install Thunderbird 78.14.0 on my mac mini. Am running Yosemite 10.10.5. I can see access to the files on this site but need an installer to… (read more)

Tired of Apple mail, want to install Thunderbird 78.14.0 on my mac mini. Am running Yosemite 10.10.5.

I can see access to the files on this site but need an installer to load to system.

Am familiar with unix can work off a console but am not a programmer, wouldn't know one end of a compiler from the other.

Can you point me in the right direction?

Asked by horned_toad 3 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 days ago

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Some emails showing up as code

Hi folks! I use Thunderbird Beta (128.0b1 (64-bit)) for my email currently. I've been having a problem with some emails, mainly in my Sent folder, showing up as long str… (read more)

Hi folks! I use Thunderbird Beta (128.0b1 (64-bit)) for my email currently. I've been having a problem with some emails, mainly in my Sent folder, showing up as long strings when I try to view them. It looks like untranslated code put into plain text to me, but I'm not sure what would be causing it. I have no problem reading the email if I log into our webmail to do so. Example text from an email attached. Is this a known problem? Any ideas on how I might solve it? I like Thunderbird, but not being able to search and read through sent emails is a real problem. Thanks!

Asked by Thomas Brinzer 2 days ago

Answered by david 2 days ago

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export / import fails

i have an old win10 machine with a huge thunderbird profile - 37.9GB size / 75.2GB disk. i'd like to move it with Tools Export / Import to a new win11 machine. on win10 … (read more)

i have an old win10 machine with a huge thunderbird profile - 37.9GB size / 75.2GB disk. i'd like to move it with Tools Export / Import to a new win11 machine.

on win10 i click thru tools > export > open profile folder

and in ...\thunderbird\profiles i select yhcc00j7.dan and export it to an external ssd.

it runs for hours and then a number of these appear: "Are you sure you want to copy with file without its properties? The file %2B...." has properties that can't be copied to the new location.... Type WDSEML file size 1.02KB....".

so i check "Do this for all current items" and hours later it finishes.

on win11 i click thru tools > import > import from another thunderbird profile > choose a profile and select the folder yhcc00j7.dan on the ssd and import everything > start

for a minute or so it says "importing .... 0%" but no new profile shows up in ...appdata\roaming\thunderbird\profiles\ and then "import failed unexpectedly" is displayed.

i've tried this twice. both machines have version 115.11.1 "esr update channel". what am i doing wrong?

Asked by bubba101 4 days ago

Answered by david 3 days ago

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Google Anmeldungs Fenster

Guten Tag, ich benötige Hilfe das Googlefenster weg zu bekommen. Ich möchte mich nicht über Google anmelden, wenn ich es auch über Mozilla kann. Die Anmeldedaten von Mo… (read more)

Guten Tag,

ich benötige Hilfe das Googlefenster weg zu bekommen. Ich möchte mich nicht über Google anmelden, wenn ich es auch über Mozilla kann. Die Anmeldedaten von Mozilla funktionieren nicht.

Bitte sagen Sie mir, wie ich das Problem lösen kann.

In dem Fenster habe ich keine Möglichkeiten die Links an zu klicken, da dann das Fenster weiß wird. Ich kann es nur wegklicken, es kommt aber innerhalb von 5 Minuten wieder. Oder ich melde mich mit google an, was ich aber nicht möchte.

Danke für Ihre Hilfe.

Eva Langenberger

Asked by info11460 4 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 4 days ago

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Feature Request: Integrate Task List with Email List

My email inbox is really a task list. I find that I email myself items that I need to work on so that they are in the inbox. It's a tiny thing, but it would be so much … (read more)

My email inbox is really a task list. I find that I email myself items that I need to work on so that they are in the inbox. It's a tiny thing, but it would be so much more convenient to be able to view/edit the task list alongside the email inbox. I organize my emails with the listing of emails full-height on the screen with the preview window to the right of that. I would like to be able to see the Task List to the right of the preview pane. At this point, it appears that only the Today pane can be shown there. This requested feature is supported in Outlook, but the Outlook "task list" is not as nice as Thunderbird's because their "tasks" are just emails that have been flagged - not very useful. Thanks for your consideration.

Asked by dan251 4 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 4 days ago

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My Inbox Email List doesn't start by showing the latest emails

My Thunderbird Inbox is set up to order the emails so the oldest emails are at the top of the list, and the part of the list that is showing in the window on the screen i… (read more)

My Thunderbird Inbox is set up to order the emails so the oldest emails are at the top of the list, and the part of the list that is showing in the window on the screen is the bottom of the list, therefore the most recent emails. However, when I open Thunderbird to look at the emails in the Inbox, while the list is in the order as just specified (oldest at the top, newest at the bottom), what I see on the screen is the section of the list of the emails that arrived about 6 weeks ago. To see the most recent emails I have to move the list up the window. It has been doing this for about 2 months.

Any idea why it is doing this, and how to 'fix' it, please?

Thankyou

Asked by graham65 4 weeks ago

Answered by graham65 1 week ago

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duplicate emails

I see that others have had the same problem as me. My trash folder has many thousands of duplicate emails. If I block delete them it will take days to complete. So 3 ques… (read more)

I see that others have had the same problem as me. My trash folder has many thousands of duplicate emails. If I block delete them it will take days to complete. So 3 questions 1. How do I stop duplicate emails in my trash. After deleting many reappear with the date 01/01/1970 2. Is there a faster way of deleting. I use select email>shift key>find last email>delete 3. Is there a limit to how many emails I can put into the block mentioned in #2

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Asked by keithinoz1 4 months ago

Answered by keithinoz1 4 months ago

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IP Address Temporarily Blacklisted

Cannot receive or send emails via Thunderbird account. Window popping up stating IP Address Temporarily Blacklisted. This happened once before (about 5 months ago) and it… (read more)

Cannot receive or send emails via Thunderbird account. Window popping up stating IP Address Temporarily Blacklisted. This happened once before (about 5 months ago) and it corrected itself after 10 days of being down. The last email received on laptop was May 22nd, 2024. Last email received via Droid phone was yesterday, June 8th, 2024. Have tried a reset of modem and router. Have had this email account with Thunderbird for over 10 years. After reading the Community comments, it's unclear whether it's a server issue, a Comcast issue, or a Thunderbird issue. Please help get my IP Address UN-Blacklisted... again.

Asked by M.J. Bolin 1 week ago

Answered by M.J. Bolin 4 days ago

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Thunderbird 115.11.1 Sent file suddenly stoped keeping copies

Yesterday, midday, my sent file stopped storing new messages after years of flawless service I have tried: - closing TB and shutting down laptop and restarting … (read more)

Yesterday, midday, my sent file stopped storing new messages after years of flawless service

I have tried: - closing TB and shutting down laptop and restarting

                      Under  Account Settings> Copies and Folders: unclicking "place a copy in" doing a test and then reclicking "place a copy in"  (directed to sent folder)

FWIW: 1.only thing I have done differently lately is create a Template

           2. Sent folder works fine on my on-line email ( I normally work with storing locally on my MacBook Air) but on-line email is not TB so likely irrelevant

Asked by marwiz 5 days ago

Answered by marwiz 5 days ago

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Personal subfolders have disappeared

For many years, my wife and I have each used Thunderbird on our own computers. Several weeks ago, when my wife turned Thunderbird on, a new screen appeared that mentioned… (read more)

For many years, my wife and I have each used Thunderbird on our own computers. Several weeks ago, when my wife turned Thunderbird on, a new screen appeared that mentioned account setup and directed her to set up her existing email address. When she did, a home screen appeared that was significantly different than the one she had been using. But more than that, she lost all her saved emails and Thunderbird started to reload emails. The reloading ended with over 1800 “new” emails whose dates reached back for almost a year. Since then, after some work, the home page has been returned to its earlier look; downloading, sending and deleting are working as before. Missing are a few important, personal subfolders. We’ve tried a few things that we thought/hoped would return us to the point before everything went crazy. That hasn’t happened. Recently, we looked at the Profiles folder on each of our computers and saw something that, I think, is unusual and, I hope, might provide a way get her back at least some of what was lost.

The route to my Profiles is C: > Users > Me > AppData > Roaming > Thunderbird > Profiles In Profiles are two folders, one ends with .default and the other with .default-release. The only thing in the default folder is the file times.json. The default-release folder contains many files and folders, including the Mail folder. The Mail folder contains two subfolders: Local Folders and mail.comcast.net.

On my wife’s computer, there is only one folder inside Profiles. The name ends in .default. Inside that folder is the Mail folder. Within the Mail folder are six subfolders: Local Folders, Local Folders-1, Local Folders-2, mail.comcast.net, mail.comcast.net-1, mail.comcast.net-2. The Date Modified date for Local Folders is probably the date the problem started. Date Modified for Local Folders-1, mail.comcast.net and mail.comcast.net-1 is the same: a few days after the date for Local Folders. The dates for Date Modified for Local Folders-2 and mail.comcast.net-2 are the same, and change daily.

I’m hoping/assuming that the missing, personal subfolders are in one, or more, of Local Folders, Local Folders-1, mail.comcast.net, mail.comcast.net-1. What I’m asking here is: does anyone know of a way to easily locate and recover the subfolders and, then, move them into the correct location in Local Folders-2and/or mail.comcast.net-2.

Thanks for taking the time to read this long story.

Asked by I_Rufus 5 months ago

Answered by I_Rufus 5 months ago

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Authentication Failure - Comcast email account

I have several Comcast.net accounts that I have set up in Thunderbird. About 2-3 times per week, Thunderbird makes me re-enter one or more of my passwords, only for the … (read more)

I have several Comcast.net accounts that I have set up in Thunderbird. About 2-3 times per week, Thunderbird makes me re-enter one or more of my passwords, only for the comcast accounts. It says Authentication Failure, but I have not changed anything on the accounts, including passwords. Entering the same password works - for a while. Any idea how to stop this?

Asked by Kennymsq 1 week ago

Answered by Kennymsq 5 days ago

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Folders not showing in Folder Tree

Using T-bird Beta 127.0b5 (64-bit) Longtime T-bird user, regular and Beta. Folders not showing in Folder Tree in 1 of 2 accounts on same outlook server. No problems with… (read more)

Using T-bird Beta 127.0b5 (64-bit) Longtime T-bird user, regular and Beta. Folders not showing in Folder Tree in 1 of 2 accounts on same outlook server. No problems with GMAIL or ISP email Spectrum). I've tried all the fixes in similar previous question but none worked. I am, and must remain in, Troubleshooting Mode to be functional. Thoughts solicited and appreciated.

Asked by Frank 6 days ago

Answered by Frank 6 days ago