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TB ver 115.6 How to or any extension to remove duplicate address book entries???

I've been using TB since the beginning. But now I have a zillion entries in my various address books and would like to consolidate them into a single, non-duplicated col… (read more)

I've been using TB since the beginning. But now I have a zillion entries in my various address books and would like to consolidate them into a single, non-duplicated collection. The only tools/extensions I can find are only for really old versions. Any ideas for method and/or extension or tools to accomplish that? Thank you in advance. BobMCT

Asked by R.Mariotti 4 months ago

Answered by david 4 months ago

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Compacting doesn't seem to be working.

Thunderbird optioned for automatic compacting would once in a great while compact folders when I try deleting messages. Now it's trying to compact folders every time I de… (read more)

Thunderbird optioned for automatic compacting would once in a great while compact folders when I try deleting messages. Now it's trying to compact folders every time I delete a message the first time I open thunderbird v115.8.1 32 bit. If I manually select TRASH folder to compact it says 1.2GB saved every time I try to compact it. Compact 5 times it will say 1.2GB saved every time. It seems to me it is not removing the deleted items. What to do?

Asked by IOK Wasamatau 2 months ago

Answered by IOK Wasamatau 2 months ago

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Thunderbird seems to have gone ?

I went to open Thunderbird and received a message that says: the item 'thunderbird.exe' that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no … (read more)

I went to open Thunderbird and received a message that says:

the item 'thunderbird.exe' that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly

I keep hundreds of my client folders in Thunderbird and I cannot access them, it just seems to have gone !? My stomach is in a knot !

If I look in my program folders under Mozilla Thunderbird there are only x2 folders, one called 'extensions' which is empty, and another called 'tobedeleted' which has only one file in it called: rep73feeee9-1bcf-ae16-4e52739a8944  ?

If I do a search for thunderbird there is only one result, which is the one above.


I know that my 'Profile' is still on my system.

I have had a similar thing before and a kind Man helped me get it back. Can anyone help Please ?

Asked by flynnboy 1 day ago

Answered by flynnboy 1 day ago

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inbox loss of email

My @gn.apc.org (IMAP) inbox has a limited capacity to display, to keep important email. They simply drop-off the list. It currently saves only today's emails. This cannot… (read more)

My @gn.apc.org (IMAP) inbox has a limited capacity to display, to keep important email. They simply drop-off the list. It currently saves only today's emails. This cannot be correct. I have attached a timeline. Appreciate some info & advice

Asked by stevecrowther 3 days ago

Last reply by Matt 1 day ago

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Putting "Favorite Folder" accounts in the order of my choice

I use Thunderbird for 18 email accounts and I have the "Inbox" of each of them in the "Favorite Folders" list. I would like to put them in the order of my preference, e.… (read more)

I use Thunderbird for 18 email accounts and I have the "Inbox" of each of them in the "Favorite Folders" list. I would like to put them in the order of my preference, e.g. ones I use most on top of those I use seldom. It seems like I ought to be able to just click and drag them into order, but that doesn't work. How can I do that?

Asked by fredcowles 1 day ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 day ago

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Address books

Imported address data from Outlook, the Thunderbird address books lists last names only under "names," email column is blank, phone numbers column lists email addresses a… (read more)

Imported address data from Outlook, the Thunderbird address books lists last names only under "names," email column is blank, phone numbers column lists email addresses and addresses column lists phone numbers. Selecting "Restore column order" has no effect. Any advice welcome. Thanks.

Asked by burl68 3 days ago

Answered by david 3 days ago

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Simplify Thunderbird

I want to support Mozilla but have no need for the complexity of Thunderbird. I find navigating the huge number of options hugely timewasting, eg I inadvertently remove s… (read more)

I want to support Mozilla but have no need for the complexity of Thunderbird. I find navigating the huge number of options hugely timewasting, eg I inadvertently remove some headers but can find no way of undoing this. Is there a cut down, simplified version I can use?

Asked by Steve Edmondson 1 month ago

Answered by Wayne Mery 1 week ago

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Way to expand the limit on number of messages in one mailbox in Thunderbird

Hello all I just started my thunderbird after years of outlook. And I have donated money I hope this helps to keep this alive. With recent 2FA changes I have had to move … (read more)

Hello all I just started my thunderbird after years of outlook. And I have donated money I hope this helps to keep this alive. With recent 2FA changes I have had to move here. it is years of old emails and for now I am getting them to review later.

But everyone seems nice here.

When I am downloading I notice limits on number of messages in one mailbox in Thunderbird. One mailbox is everything inside one email username right?

Sometimes it stops at 10, 000 Is the limit based on thunderbird or the email server I am getting my emails from ???

Thank you for anticipated help!

Asked by danny t 3 months ago

Answered by danny t 2 months ago

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Merging contects in Address Book

TB 115.8.0.1, Mac OS Sonoma 14.5 Over the years my Address Book has acquired many separate entries for the same individual, with two or more (obsolete) email addresses, f… (read more)

TB 115.8.0.1, Mac OS Sonoma 14.5 Over the years my Address Book has acquired many separate entries for the same individual, with two or more (obsolete) email addresses, for example. Also, one with email address only, and another with phone number, plus various pieces of contact data in one or both cards. If there is a way to compare, choose correct data, and combine contact files, I can't find it. If not, I'd like to propose an enhancement. Thank you.

Asked by Harvey Kabaker 3 days ago

Answered by david 3 days ago

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Help, please!

Not getting confirmation emails on forum.k9mail.app Wanted to sign in to forum.k9mail.app so I could stop asking K-9 Mail questions here. Filled out the "application," … (read more)

Not getting confirmation emails on forum.k9mail.app

Wanted to sign in to forum.k9mail.app so I could stop asking K-9 Mail questions here. Filled out the "application," but have never received confirmation email back from forum.k9mail.app to allow me to sign in. Re-requested confirmation email 3 times; no reply. Can someone help me?

What address do I need to add to my address book so that replies from this forum don't go right into SPAM/JUNK folders?

Asked by PathMan 6 days ago

Answered by david 4 days ago

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Mappen verdwenen onder mailaccount

Enige weken geleden heb ik mijn mailbestand geexporteerd naar externe harde schijf als back up. Deze externe harde schijf (D:) heb ik nu continue aan mijn laptop gekoppel… (read more)

Enige weken geleden heb ik mijn mailbestand geexporteerd naar externe harde schijf als back up. Deze externe harde schijf (D:) heb ik nu continue aan mijn laptop gekoppeld. En mijn mail account met bijbehorende postbussen functioneert normaal. Maar als ik nu mijn externe harde schijf loskoppel is wel mijn mailaccount zichtbaar maar zijn alle onderliggende mappen verdwenen, zoals IN, OUT, SEND, ETC. (de lokale mappen zijn wel zichtbaar). Bij de serverinstellingen staat dat berichten worden opgeslagen in D:\ Back up mail dd-mm-jjjj Ik wil graag dat alle postbussen weer op mijn C:\ schijf worden opgeslagen zodat ik de externe harde schijf weer kan verwijderen. Hoe zet ik de mappen weer op C:\ ?

Asked by corne955 4 days ago

Answered by david 4 days ago

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How can I remove Google account from Thunderbird?

I have two Google (yes, Google, not gmail) accounts. When setting up my gmail in Thunderbird, I was prompted to enter the Google account. I have entered the wrong one. Co… (read more)

I have two Google (yes, Google, not gmail) accounts. When setting up my gmail in Thunderbird, I was prompted to enter the Google account. I have entered the wrong one. Consequently, I cannot access my gmail: "Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, username or password."

I have tried all ways I have found in this forum to get rid of it again, such as editing the prefs file, but to no avail.

How can I remove the Google account from the Thunderbird settings to be able to insert the new one?

Thanks for your help in advance, Matt

Asked by mf10 1 week ago

Answered by Matt 1 week ago

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Error accessing nyu.edu email (provided by gmail) from Thunderbird client after nyu password update

Give that I use TB as my desktop client to access my nyu.edu email (provided by google), and that recently I updated my password as periodically requested by nyu admin Wh… (read more)

Give that I use TB as my desktop client to access my nyu.edu email (provided by google), and that recently I updated my password as periodically requested by nyu admin When I try to access nyu email a pop up screen come up asking to authenticate with imap.gmail.com. I click next and get a 403 Access Forbidden error (Authentication failure while connecting to server imap.gmail.com.)

Solutions I have tried: 1. Clear cookies, history and cache on browsers and TB; 2. Changed default browsers (Ffox, Ch, Edge); 3. Deleted account in TB and created it again using instructions here https://www.nyu.edu/servicelink/KB0016473 4. Accessed my nyu email on browser to check user name and password. It works. I can access the email.

Nothing seems to work. Still get 403 error. As a result I am unable to authenticate and hence use the email account in TB.

Asked by Music4253 1 month ago

Answered by Music4253 1 week ago

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Thunderbird

Using Thunderbird on Linux I cannot delete any local folders, when I try to delete them I get more copies of the folders on reopening Thunderbird, after the system says i… (read more)

Using Thunderbird on Linux I cannot delete any local folders, when I try to delete them I get more copies of the folders on reopening Thunderbird, after the system says it is "not responding" and I close it down. I have tried several times and now have multiple copies of the local folders I've tried to delete.

Asked by barnetoaklea 3 weeks ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 week ago

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Event invitation shows a lot of meta data, with the original message from the sender at the bottom

I received a message with the remark "This message contains an invitation to an event." What follows is several screens of metadata (that's what I think it's called), fol… (read more)

I received a message with the remark "This message contains an invitation to an event." What follows is several screens of metadata (that's what I think it's called), followed by the original note from the sender. Is there a way for me to suppress all this metadata? When I forward the message to a friend who has an iPad, it shows up without the metadata. I'd like that to be the situation when I use Thunderbird.

I've attached a screen shot of a portion of what I've called "metadata". I didn't include the very top of this metadata because it contains personal data.

Asked by Tom Cluster 1 week ago

Answered by david 1 week ago

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Cannot delete emails from Microsoft 365 email account

Hi, As the title suggests, I am unable to delete emails from my work Microsoft account. On attempting to delete an email, the following message is displayed: "The curre… (read more)

Hi, As the title suggests, I am unable to delete emails from my work Microsoft account.

On attempting to delete an email, the following message is displayed:

"The current operation on "Inbox" did not succeed. The mail server for account [email] responded: [TRYCREATE] The destination mailbox could not be found."

Checking the account settings, it seems Thunderbird cannot see the "Deleted Items" folder (it only shows Inbox and Drafts). I have attached images to show what I mean, comparing with a personal Microsoft/Outlook account where it sends deleted email to the correct place.

Using the latest Thunderbird version that is available on the Microsoft Store version on Windows 11. (115.9.0) I have tried removing and re-adding the account yet the problem persists. Any troubleshooting ideas welcome!

Asked by NDav02 1 week ago

Answered by NDav02 1 week ago