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400 error after I changed a password

Hi. I love Thunderbird! But I cannot use a Gmail account. It all started when I changed the underlying password for my Gmail account (for routine security). I changed th… (read more)

Hi. I love Thunderbird! But I cannot use a Gmail account.

It all started when I changed the underlying password for my Gmail account (for routine security). I changed the password too on my Thunderbird client for SMTP and IMAP.

But then it popped up with: https://accounts.google.com/v3/signin/identifier?app_domain=http://localhost& [etc]

it keeps giving me this message:

"400. That’s an error. The server cannot process the request because it is malformed. It should not be retried. That’s all we know."

I've tried to read online what's going on. I've deleted the account and tried to set up again, and closed Thunderbird. It keeps doing this. I've checked Google settings ... nothing untoward. It doesn't have a link to Thunderbird still.

What can I do?

Thanks, Dan

Asked by dan308 1 week ago

Answered by david 1 week ago

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I thought I could create a brand new email account here, but...

Totally confused here. Thunderbird wants me to use my current email (a gmail account) which I do not want. I thought by getting Thunderbird I could just create a brand ne… (read more)

Totally confused here. Thunderbird wants me to use my current email (a gmail account) which I do not want. I thought by getting Thunderbird I could just create a brand new email (No, I do not want to buy a domain name!) and do something like blah-blah.blah@thunderbird.com. Looks like I was completely mislead by an article on doing what I really need.

If I have to use my current gmail address, then what is the point of getting Thundebird?

If I cannot do what I need on Thunderbird, I want my donation back. Anyone know how I can do that? I can't find an answer to that anywhere.

Sorry if I sound snarky here. It's because of my highly increased level of frustration. Thank you for your time, and any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Tom Harrington 2 months ago

Answered by david 2 months ago

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K-9 Mail - IMPORT SETTINGS

I wish to try K-9 Mail on my Android - eventually I want Thunderbird. When I start K-9 it offers me "IMPORT SETTINGS" and then says CHOOSE FILE. What file(s) do I need … (read more)

I wish to try K-9 Mail on my Android - eventually I want Thunderbird. When I start K-9 it offers me "IMPORT SETTINGS" and then says CHOOSE FILE. What file(s) do I need to bring over from my Thunderbird profile to get 1. the address book(s) and 2. the email account data?

Asked by Andrew Hunt 3 months ago

Answered by Andrew Hunt 3 months ago

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How can I copy many folders & sub-folders of emails to another account?

I am moving my email hosting from one hosting account to another. I have both accounts configured in Thunderbird. The original account has many many folders and sub-folde… (read more)

I am moving my email hosting from one hosting account to another. I have both accounts configured in Thunderbird. The original account has many many folders and sub-folders. How can I copy the structure and all the contained emails to the new account?

Asked by plevintampabay 2 years ago

Answered by plevintampabay 1 year ago

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Can't register a new Gmail account (with separate domain) despite successful OAUTH2 process

Hello, So, my company want to trash their Exchange server for Gmail accounts. Welp, OK... but Thunderbird (last version) doesn't cooperate. I tried to add a new account… (read more)

Hello,

So, my company want to trash their Exchange server for Gmail accounts. Welp, OK... but Thunderbird (last version) doesn't cooperate.

I tried to add a new account with the correct information. I set the IMAP/SMTP of Google as this is an other domain, SSL connection and OAUTH2 on both servers as needed. The Google window appeared, login and password is fine, I clicked on Authorize.

But Thunderbird doesn't want to create the account because of a sudden login/password issue.

The login/password is fine, I tried it on the browser and I did succeed the OAUTH2 process so this is not the issue. The Google account states that Thunderbird is indeed authorized.

Cookies are authorized.

I tried to change the password for something more stupid.

Heck, I even recreated a new profile without changing anything. In desperation, I even tried using the standard password method after activating the Less Secure Application in the Google account.

Thunderbird still refuses to connect to this account, with the same login/password error.

I don't get it.

Does someone have a solution before I shoot this retarded bird ?

Cordialy,

Asked by tkmankindv2 2 years ago

Answered by Matt 2 years ago

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How can I sync email between different T'bird installations?

I guess this could be considered "migration"... How can I sync the email between different machines, as & when I switch to use of a different installation of Thunderb… (read more)

I guess this could be considered "migration"... How can I sync the email between different machines, as & when I switch to use of a different installation of Thunderbird?

Here's my current setup: I have 2 laptops, and each is set up as a dual-boot with both Windows 10 Pro, and AntiX Linux. That makes a total of 4 operating systems, and I have Thunderbird installed on all 4.

I'm not sure how useful this is, for framing an answer to my question re. syncing, but here's extra info: I keep all my personal data on encrypted external hard drives, which I access using VeraCrypt. External is so I never lose my data if a given machine dies. Encrypted is so, even if the physical external hard drive is stolen, they can't steal the personal data. (I maintain a cloned backup external drive.) Today, I chose a location on the primary external hard drive, and created a folder named "Thunderbird email". I'm using the AntiX v19.4 OS right now, so I've set that new folder as the Local Folders location within this installation of Thunderbird.

I got this far, and then realized I need some guidance from more experienced users. So, I located this support page, and signed up for asking my questions about Thunderbird. Thanks in advance, for any help you can give me.

Asked by scruffyeagle 2 years ago

Answered by scruffyeagle 1 year ago

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How do I use the field/column mapping box when importing an address book from gmail?

When I try using the box to align fields (First Name, Last Name, etc.) I get a couple of lines to match up and then after that as I continue they all start to float aroun… (read more)

When I try using the box to align fields (First Name, Last Name, etc.) I get a couple of lines to match up and then after that as I continue they all start to float around. What is the method for setting the left side with the right side of the box? I'm importing my address box from Gmail.

Asked by fulton1 2 years ago

Answered by Matt 2 years ago

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Migrating from Eudora OSE to Thunderbird

I'm trying to help an elderly friend move from Eudora OSE to Thunderbird. I found this closed thread on the forum - and I want to know 'how to back up the Eudora OSE Prof… (read more)

I'm trying to help an elderly friend move from Eudora OSE to Thunderbird. I found this closed thread on the forum - and I want to know 'how to back up the Eudora OSE Profile' - or any other help you can give re migrating from Eudora OSE to Thunderbird. (She has thousands of old emails.)

The tech person said,

"May I suggest, back up your OSE Profile, and give it a try.

And the other replied: "I took the tech's suggestion Backed up Euroda files and simply installed Thunderbird VOILA ! When I launched Thunderbird it simply accessed the same files and file structure (and settinge/etc) as Eudora and I didn't have to do anything ... awesome !"

Asked by rache1 2 years ago

Answered by david 2 years ago

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Missing address book and messages

I have re-installed Windows 10, and Thunderbird. My address book information and messages are missing. Can these be found somewhere and saved. thanks Rod Owen … (read more)

I have re-installed Windows 10, and Thunderbird. My address book information and messages are missing. Can these be found somewhere and saved.

thanks

Rod Owen

Asked by Rod Owen 2 years ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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Daily prompt that "Thunderbird can't update to the latest version" but alredy running latest version

Every morning when I open Thunderbird I receive the notice that "Thunderbird can't update to the latest version." but I am already running the latest version (91.9.0 as o… (read more)

Every morning when I open Thunderbird I receive the notice that "Thunderbird can't update to the latest version." but I am already running the latest version (91.9.0 as of this writing, screen capture attached).

None of the following have worked to resolve this issue yet:

  • Download and install from "Download Thunderbird" link in notice.
  • Uninstall and re-install from fresh download.

Any thoughts what I'm doing wrong, or what else I can try?

Thank you.

Asked by srshowers 2 years ago

Answered by christ1 2 years ago

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Address book empty after update to v91 - mab -> sqlite problem?

Hi, I had to update from an older version of TB to the latest due to the gmail security changes. I had an security/authentication issue that was brilliantly solved by a … (read more)

Hi,

I had to update from an older version of TB to the latest due to the gmail security changes. I had an security/authentication issue that was brilliantly solved by a contributor here.

I have now realised that the update caused another problem ... my address book is empty. I have been doing much searching and reading about this and it seems that the problem is that there was a failure to convert the old .mab address file to the new .sqlite address file that the newer TB version uses. What I could not really find is the definitive answer.

I do not have any .mab.bak files in my profile folder. I have:

  • abook.mab(44KB and filled with addresses)
  • abook.sqlite (256KB and filled with zeros)
  • history.mab (77KB and filled with addresses)
  • history.sqlite (256KB and filled with zeros)

From what I read, the option open to me is to downgrade TB (all the others appear to rely on the .mab.bak files), export the address book, upgrade TB again and then import the exported address book. What I'm hoping is that someone here know a simpler way in which I can get the new TB to convert or "see" the old .mab file.

Many thanks.

Asked by thegoodguy 2 years ago

Answered by david 2 years ago

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Upgrade is a downgrade!

Hi folks. I got a popup today advising me to upgrade Thunderbird to the newest version. I thought, "hey why not, I've been using Thunderbird for YEARS, I like it it's g… (read more)

Hi folks. I got a popup today advising me to upgrade Thunderbird to the newest version. I thought, "hey why not, I've been using Thunderbird for YEARS, I like it it's great"....so I did I can no longer connect either of my gmail accounts or my icloud account. Is this a known problem with the upgrade? If I wait a bit will "it fix itself"?

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Asked by Kelly 2 years ago

Answered by Googlethunderbird 1 year ago

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Data loss upon exact migration

I bought a new laptop because the old one died. Now I tried to transfer my TB data into the new computer. I managed to do it BUT... only one of my two MAIN folder data is… (read more)

I bought a new laptop because the old one died. Now I tried to transfer my TB data into the new computer. I managed to do it BUT... only one of my two MAIN folder data is there.

Last time I needed to do that when my laptop died it worked. Now despite me using the EXACT profile path/name (eg, C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\XXX) in TB's local directory at my new computer only one MAIN folder's data is present.

Does anyone know how to solve this issue?

Thank you!

Asked by fiona2u 2 years ago

Answered by fiona2u 1 year ago

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Thunderbird for Gmail

I have been using Outlook for my email accounts, including Gmail, but would like to install Thunderbird as Gmail soon will no longer work with my version of Outlook. In t… (read more)

I have been using Outlook for my email accounts, including Gmail, but would like to install Thunderbird as Gmail soon will no longer work with my version of Outlook. In the Mozilla support article "How to add your Gmail account to Thunderbird", it says that after configuring the account, "Thunderbird will download your existing messages and your Gmail will be ready to use." Will Thunderbird at that stage download every message in Gmail's inbox? My problem is that I have thousands of old messages in Gmail as have never accessed Gmail from my browser but from my email programs (Outlook Express, Win Liive Mail, Outlook) where I store messages in folders and delete whatever is not needed. If Thunderbird is, by default, going to download everything in Gmail, are there any options to limit this by date or any other criteria. Thank you for any help. Scotch

Asked by scotch196 2 years ago

Answered by Stans 1 year ago

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E-mails now going to new server, but with same e-mail address

I have set up a new server for all my web sites, including the domain I use for e-mails. I have changed the nameservers and e-mails are going to the mailbox on the new se… (read more)

I have set up a new server for all my web sites, including the domain I use for e-mails. I have changed the nameservers and e-mails are going to the mailbox on the new server. The e-mail address remains unchanged. I now want to set up an account on TB to access these e-mails. I've gone through the 'Add Mail Account' procedure, to the point where TB tells me 'incoming server already exists' and I can get no further. Do I need to delete the old account in TB and start again? I can do this, of course, but it means setting up a whole lot of preferences over again, which I'm hoping ot avoid.

Asked by ramasaig 2 years ago

Answered by Matt 1 year ago

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Copying the .thunderbird directory from old computer onto new computer no longer works.

Copying the .thunderbird directory from old computer onto new computer no longer works. Following instruction here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/moving-thunderbi… (read more)

Copying the .thunderbird directory from old computer onto new computer no longer works.

Following instruction here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/moving-thunderbird-data-to-a-new-computer is not possible because nothing happens when I click at this point: "On your destination computer Locate the "Profile Folder" entry, then click Open Directory."

Thunderbird is a Flatpak 91.9.1 (64-bit) Thunderbird-flatpak - 1.0 on Fedora-36.

Asked by ChrisOfBristol 1 year ago

Answered by ChrisOfBristol 1 year ago

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Two computers with Thunderbird. Only one gets inbound POP messages. Why? How to fix?

Many years ago, I had two computers receiving email. Both received a copy of each email. I am attempting a move from my old Thunderbird (38.5.0 in Windows XP) to a new … (read more)

Many years ago, I had two computers receiving email. Both received a copy of each email.

I am attempting a move from my old Thunderbird (38.5.0 in Windows XP) to a new 98.9.1 in Linux Cinnamon Mint. I sent an email to the mailbox. It was received only by the new Tb. I shut down Tb and restarted it. I sent a second email. It was received only by my old Tb.

The server settings are: Check at startup, Check every 10 minutes, Automatically download, Leave messages on server, Until I delete them."

I can find no option to allow the email to be downloaded by two Linux versions of Thunderbird, though surely that must be routine for those who receive their email both on a computer and phone. I need a POP solution, since I can be away from either version of Tb for some time.

Help, please!

Asked by dukebright 1 year ago

Answered by Matt 1 year ago

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Where can I find a downloadable thunderbird 38.1.0 for Mac OS 10.11.6 El Capitan?

All the posts suggest Please see https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/all/ but that just offers the latest version (current 91.9.1) which won't run on El Capitan… (read more)

All the posts suggest

 Please see https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/all/

but that just offers the latest version (current 91.9.1) which won't run on El Capitan.

Other posts tell you to look at

 https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/releases/

but that only gives you the release notes for the older versions, without any download links.

How do you get the older versions?

Asked by firefox-nmm 1 year ago

Answered by firefox-nmm 1 year ago

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TB re-install/import ONLY local folders?

After a complete hard drive meltdown, I had to re-install windows (10 Pro) and then TB, which is now a blank slate. I have my old profile stored. But in it, my two primar… (read more)

After a complete hard drive meltdown, I had to re-install windows (10 Pro) and then TB, which is now a blank slate. I have my old profile stored. But in it, my two primary e-mail accounts were POP3 (alongside a number of IMAP accounts) and I was never sure how to switch them to IMAP without having to change the e-mail addresses. And I always quickly moved e-mails out of the inbox into a series of local folders for storage. So pretty much everything I need to reference is in some kind of local folder. So my question is: 1. Is it possible to selectively import local folders from an old TB profile into my newly-installed TB? OR 2. Should I load my old profile and then try to change the two primary accounts to IMAP and can I/how do I do that while keeping the e-mail address? I currently have the new TB on my desktop and the old TB with my profile on my laptop with the "check for new messages" disabled on all accounts. NB I am 60+ and while relatively computer literate for my age, maybe somebody could ... to quote Tom Hanks ... explain it to me like I'm a 3-year-old :0 TIA for any help, Rebecca

Asked by mail1423 1 year ago

Answered by mail1423 1 year ago