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Random tagging of incoming mail

As of sometime in July 2021 Thunderbird has begun to randomly (seemingly) tag incoming mail. I have no filters set to tag mail automatically. Thunderbird always uses the … (read more)

As of sometime in July 2021 Thunderbird has begun to randomly (seemingly) tag incoming mail. I have no filters set to tag mail automatically. Thunderbird always uses the tag at the top of the tag list.

Has anyone else got this problem, and know how to resolve it?

Thanks, Adair.

Asked by hjdf5835n 4 days ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 2 days ago

Thunderbird V:78.11.0 / Ubuntu V: 21.04

I have a problem with Thunderbird message filters. Until recently they have been working correctly, but now, when I select any filter, or create a new one, when I select… (read more)

I have a problem with Thunderbird message filters. Until recently they have been working correctly, but now, when I select any filter, or create a new one, when I select a drop down menu, the selections appear but none are selectable. Thunderbird is the only app I have seen this happen. I have done a remove and reinstall but no difference.

Any ideas?

Asked by FoxJT 50 minutes ago

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Create duplicate mailing list to modify?

Hello, I have a mailing list with many members. I would like to create a very similar list which would include most of the members, but add a few, and remove a few from t… (read more)

Hello, I have a mailing list with many members. I would like to create a very similar list which would include most of the members, but add a few, and remove a few from the original list.

Is it possible to make a copy of an existing mailing list, and then modify the new copy, without manually recreating the new list?

Thank you

Asked by kalamanci 10 hours ago

Answered by sfhowes 8 hours ago

Outgoing Emails

Over the last several days everytime I try to send an email I get the message below: An error occurred while sending mail: The mail server sent an incorrect greeting: 5.… (read more)

Over the last several days everytime I try to send an email I get the message below:

An error occurred while sending mail: The mail server sent an incorrect greeting: 5.7.1 Connection refused - OXSUS003_101 - https://postmaster-oxsus.vadesecure.com/#OXSUS003_101.

I have not changed any settings and am able to receive emails without a problem. Any ideas?

Asked by roblos 1 month ago

Last reply by roblos 11 hours ago

Automated Backup of TB Database using Task Scheduler

I'm trying to set up an automated backup of my Thunderbird database using my chosen backup program Beyond Compare. With that in mind, I've created a small batch file tha… (read more)

I'm trying to set up an automated backup of my Thunderbird database using my chosen backup program Beyond Compare. With that in mind, I've created a small batch file that shuts down Thunderbird, runs the backup application to create the snapshot, and then starts up Thunderbird again.

If I just run this batch job from a command prompt, it works perfectly. The batch shuts down TB, I get my backup data copy, and then the batch restarts TB.

I can run this batch job multiple times and it succeeds every time and works perfectly.

Now I just invoke the batch job from Windows 10's Task Scheduler and things go south. The TB shutdown and backup go fine, and the batch job starts up TB. TB appears in the task scheduler window, but I never get the window, and I have to open Task Manager and kill the copy of TB and manually start it to get the desktop window back.

Can anyone tell me what is happening and how to make this automation work?

Contents of the batch file in question

'@echo off for /l %%x in (1, 1, 10) do (

 rem echo Loop iteration count %%x
 taskkill /im thunderbird.exe

) taskkill /f /im thunderbird.exe timeout 10 start "" "C:\Program Files\Beyond Compare 4\BCompare.exe" "@D:\BC_Sync\Thunderbird Snapshot to H.txt" /wait timeout 10 start "" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe" '

Asked by gunrunnerjohn 16 hours ago

Last reply by gunrunnerjohn 12 hours ago

Suddenly T-bird won't accept 2 of my passwords, others still work fine

Last night Thunderbird asked for one of my passwords, I entered it, it did not accept it, kept asking for it. I have five accounts through AOLmail. Tried to Get Mail, it… (read more)

Last night Thunderbird asked for one of my passwords, I entered it, it did not accept it, kept asking for it.

I have five accounts through AOLmail. Tried to Get Mail, it asked me for another one. Wouldn't accept that one either. Never asked for the other three, which went through fine. Now I can't get mail or send mail from these two accounts.

I logged into AOLmail webmail, and had no problem using any of the passwords to get into any of the accounts. Test mails from AOLmail and Thunderbird reached everywhere, except ON Thunderbird for these two accounts.

Also, I checked Options settings in Thunderbird, the correct passwords ARE there, spelled just as they always have been.

Spent the night running full virus scans, nothing showed up.

Why only these two accounts. These passwords have all worked for quite some time, and still work on AOLmail webmail.

Asked by Misterdavoe 19 hours ago

Last reply by sfhowes 13 hours ago

Emails Not Syncing

Hey, We have an issue running thunderbird 78.12.0. We have 4 computers all running the same version of thunderbird, and all 4 computers have access to the same 4 office 3… (read more)

Hey,

We have an issue running thunderbird 78.12.0.

We have 4 computers all running the same version of thunderbird, and all 4 computers have access to the same 4 office 365 mail boxes. The problem we have been having is if an email is moved, replied to or deleted etc on 1 of the PC's it's not showing up on the rest, unless we close and re-start thunderbird, then everything syncs up again, it will work fine for an hour, 2 hours or a day then stop working again.

No settings have been changed, and this just started happening around a week ago.

Any ideas?

Thank you.

Asked by tarrick_m 13 hours ago

Dumb question from a newbie technophobe

Hi, I know this sounds dumb but I’m really struggling with an email issue - so in short…. My current email address is hosted (is that the right word?) by Google Workspace… (read more)

Hi, I know this sounds dumb but I’m really struggling with an email issue - so in short….

My current email address is hosted (is that the right word?) by Google Workspace through my Squarespace website.

I want to shut the whole lot down and set up my email address with my new hosting provider.

I was told that when I leave Google I will lose all my past emails, and it was recommended that I use Thunderbird to back them up - which I think I’ve done (cos they’re all there at the moment)

So my question is, once I close down my Google account, will that remove those emails already forwarded to Thunderbird? Or are they safe whatever happens!

Have I backed them up by forwarding them? Or is there something else to need to do?

Sorry this is long! Sarah :)

Asked by contact524 18 hours ago

Last reply by contact524 17 hours ago

Export to csv with importexpotrtools NG change the letters from Greek to another characters like(ΞΈΞ± Ξ)

Hello, I'm Nikolaos from Greece. I would like to export my mails to csv with importexpotrtools NG but when i open the file, i see some strange symbols and not the Greek … (read more)

Hello,

I'm Nikolaos from Greece. I would like to export my mails to csv with importexpotrtools NG but when i open the file, i see some strange symbols and not the Greek language. When i export them as pdf or a simple txt, they are right.

Why does it happens?Please could you help me to find a solution? Or if you could tell me another way to do it.

Thank you very much.

Regards, Nikolaos

Asked by info5843 1 day ago

Last reply by sfhowes 18 hours ago

Thunderbird exiting upon clicking Minimize

Just withing the last 24 hours, upon clicking on the minimize button in the upper right corner, Thunderbird has just SHUTDOWN. Any suggestions and remedies would be great… (read more)

Just withing the last 24 hours, upon clicking on the minimize button in the upper right corner, Thunderbird has just SHUTDOWN.

Any suggestions and remedies would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by oldrotorheadsarge 19 hours ago

Over accumulation of data in external harddrive.

My external harddrive back up has accumulated over 2 terabytes of trash, drafts, and inbox in something called mobile.charter.net. Email on my computer is cleaned of all… (read more)

My external harddrive back up has accumulated over 2 terabytes of trash, drafts, and inbox in something called mobile.charter.net. Email on my computer is cleaned of all these files. How do I stop this accumulation and can I delete all the files?

Asked by roddys 1 day ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 20 hours ago

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reading emails

Have windows10 when I open attachment from apple air laptop I get computer code not print. What do I need to do? Thanks Larry

Asked by lncday 2 days ago

Answered by Jonathan Watt 21 hours ago

Bonjour, Pas de bug proprement

Bonjour, Pas de bug proprement dit mais, j’ai voulu transférer un mail de confirmation depuis ma boite de réception Thunderbird vers mon compte mail Google. Après plusieu… (read more)

Bonjour,

Pas de bug proprement dit mais, j’ai voulu transférer un mail de confirmation depuis ma boite de réception Thunderbird vers mon compte mail Google. Après plusieurs échecs (tests vers adresse hotmail - Orange - Google) j’ai compris que ce mail n’était pas transférable (blocage demandé par expéditeur) ; j’ai résolu mon problème via un traitement de texte. Est il possible de signaler qu’ un mail n’est pas transférable lors d’une tentative de transfert ?

Merci pour tous les utilisateurs

Asked by michel-pardon 23 hours ago

Why is search so utterly crap?

I completely get now why people moved to Gmail, because the search in Thunderbird is such utter garbage that it's just mindboggling. It's barely functional and often I en… (read more)

I completely get now why people moved to Gmail, because the search in Thunderbird is such utter garbage that it's just mindboggling. It's barely functional and often I end up having to locate the mails manually instead of searching for them.

Asked by eobet1 5 days ago

Last reply by Matt 1 day ago

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Thunderbird Linux 78 Not Sending Email SOLVED cause is "Confirm Address 1.3.8"

I know this is probably a repeat request. Thunderbird Linux 78 does not send messages. I changed the TLS setting to 1 as prescribed; it didn't work. I can't get a scree… (read more)

I know this is probably a repeat request.

Thunderbird Linux 78 does not send messages. I changed the TLS setting to 1 as prescribed; it didn't work.

I can't get a screen shot as it "flashes" by upon send, then the message sits on the screen with the "send" button greyed out.

Thanks, Ulysses

Asked by upgrouseman 3 weeks ago

Answered by upgrouseman 2 weeks ago

Quick filter : getting bad results. How does the search work? Is there a special syntax available?

Trying to find emails containing the string "3.2.1.5" (with or without the quotes). When I type this in the Quick filter, I get 75 results (out of 379 threaded messages).… (read more)

Trying to find emails containing the string "3.2.1.5" (with or without the quotes).

When I type this in the Quick filter, I get 75 results (out of 379 threaded messages). Problem is that most of them don't include a 3.2.1.5 string. I've even looked at the message source - can't find the string there either.

Is there a detailed guide on how the search is working? It's somewhere in the source code I'm sure, but I have no idea how I could get there...

Since quotes around it doesn't work either, is there a special syntax to tell Thunderbird "Search exactly this"?

I'm very rarely successful in finding an email in Thunderbird. I usually end up using Notepad++ "Find in Files" on my mail folder...

Asked by Bruno G. 1 day ago

Last reply by Bruno G. 1 day ago