upgrading ubuntu/thunderbird profiles

Hi: I'm a longtime ubuntu (lubuntu, actually) user, and upgrading LTS versions every 2 years has been pretty easy til now: all I had to do was copy my .thunderbird folde… (read more)

Hi:

I'm a longtime ubuntu (lubuntu, actually) user, and upgrading LTS versions every 2 years has been pretty easy til now: all I had to do was copy my .thunderbird folder to the home directory of the new system.

When I do that now for the pre-release version of lubuntu 24.04,, the new Thunderbird requires setting up the new profile from scratch, which is a pain, since I use T-bird for multiple accounts.

Is there an easier way of migrating my emails from my old profile to the new system?

Thanks!

Bill

Asked by wjbmd48 2 months ago

Last reply by wjbmd48 5 days ago

Email failure to send/receive

I notice this subject has been mentioned prior, but I cannot find a resolve. Been using Thunderbird for a long time without issues, but last week it stopped sending and r… (read more)

I notice this subject has been mentioned prior, but I cannot find a resolve. Been using Thunderbird for a long time without issues, but last week it stopped sending and receiving emails through the Skymesh internet provider. Still sends & receives Hotmail/Gmail/Yahoo, but will not connect to any Skymesh accounts. Have reinstalled/updated, but no change. SMTP timeout and if I change settings I get the 10060 error. Could not even connect to their Webmail page either. If I turn VPN on, then I can access their Webmail page. Rang Skymesh, they poked around and said it was all this end and with Thunderbird. Seems an IP number change via VPN with Opera resolved the Webmail page access, but I cannot do that thru Thunderbird. Running Win 7. Anyone ??

Asked by grunt1 4 days ago

T-Bird 115 Adding Comcast IMAP "Secure Connection Failed"

I am trying to add a secondary Comcast email account to T-Bird. The primary account was added OK. This is a sub account of the top one. Note, I have 2 other computers an… (read more)

I am trying to add a secondary Comcast email account to T-Bird. The primary account was added OK. This is a sub account of the top one.

Note, I have 2 other computers and I was able to add this sub account easily, but that was some years ago.

When I go through the motions of adding my email address and password, when I click "Done" a window pops up with the massage "Secure Connection Failed" The error code is PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR.

When setting up the primary account, the little window asked me my password then asked if it was OK for T-Bird to access the account. This was as normal like all the Gmail ones I did.

But it seems this sub account cannot be added.

Any Ideas?

Thanks, Mark.

Asked by Cool Javelin 5 days ago

outgoing SMTP message not requesting password

Thunderbird 115.10.1 (64-bit), no extensions or add-ons Ubuntu 23.10, AMD64 Earthlink ISP and email Start Thunderbird, go to Drafts folder, open email, click Send, get S… (read more)

Thunderbird 115.10.1 (64-bit), no extensions or add-ons Ubuntu 23.10, AMD64 Earthlink ISP and email

Start Thunderbird, go to Drafts folder, open email, click Send, get Send Message Error (see error.jpg) in about two seconds.

There is no request for password, I do not save any passwords. When I Get Messages, a password is requested and I receive the messages. If I try to send after getting messages, same error.

Thunderbird settings are as Earthlink specifies for POP3:

 https://help.earthlink.net/portal/en/kb/articles/email-server-settings

See smtp.jpg. Earthlink user support said to use "Authentication method: Encrypted password". Have also tried "Authentication method: Normal password", got similar error message.

The last time I successfully sent a message was a year ago, this is the first time trying to send since then. There have been OS and Thunderbird updates in between, probably some Earthlink changes too.

Asked by WaffleHouse2t2 5 days ago

Last reply by WaffleHouse2t2 5 days ago

Permanently deleting emails

I am now using Outlook (imap). When I try to permanently delete a bunch of emails it deletes them and then I get a synchronizing inbox bar and the 1,000 or so emails come… (read more)

I am now using Outlook (imap). When I try to permanently delete a bunch of emails it deletes them and then I get a synchronizing inbox bar and the 1,000 or so emails come right back into my inbox. How do I avoid this if I am using Thunderbird?

Example: Have 9600 emails delete 2500 and notifies me that they will be permanently deleted but they never are. They just return a few minutes later. Thanks

Asked by bigwfilm 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

Last reply by barnetoaklea 5 days ago

Cannot load RSS feed favicons

As of Supernova update it would seem, thunderbird is unable to fetch favicons for newly added feeds. They will always display a globe favicon, instead of the respectful f… (read more)

As of Supernova update it would seem, thunderbird is unable to fetch favicons for newly added feeds. They will always display a globe favicon, instead of the respectful favicons.

Worse still, it would seem like removing a feed from the folder doesnt revert it to the folder favicon, but rather keeps the globe!

is there a way to force thunderbird to fetch relevant favicons, or add ones manually?

Asked by Mlerp 5 days ago

0x80070057 and email pictures in ebay

Hello, I would be grateful for help onm the two following problems in Thunderbird. 1. When someone sends me a web page link, I click on it and get the error message 0x80… (read more)

Hello, I would be grateful for help onm the two following problems in Thunderbird. 1. When someone sends me a web page link, I click on it and get the error message 0x80070057. I have tried the suggested solutions in regedit but it does not work. 2. When I buy something on ebay they send me an email confirmation with a picture of the item purchased. When I go to print it the image disappears.

I am losing what hair that I have left as I am a senior citizen.

many thanks in anticipation. kr David

Asked by Rev Shep 1 week ago

Last reply by Rev Shep 5 days ago

Black car key shaped 'blob' appearing in PDF preview

Hi folks When viewing some [not 'all'] PDFs I've created via T'bird's inbult PDF preview on my W10 Desktop PC an annoying black blob in the shape of a car key now appear… (read more)

Hi folks

When viewing some [not 'all'] PDFs I've created via T'bird's inbult PDF preview on my W10 Desktop PC an annoying black blob in the shape of a car key now appears on the PDF's pages from page 2 onwards. When viewing the same file via an iOS device or inside Dropbox there is no black blob. Also, when viewing the same file via the full Adobe Acrobat APP on my W10 Desktop PC there is no black blob. This black key-shape blob only shows inside T'bird's inbuilt PDF previewer.

I know how to change the preview function inside Tbird to instead open any PDF in Acrobat, but as I quite like the T'bird PDF preview feature does anyone know why these black keys are appearing and how to get rid of them?

Further info: The only PDFs with the black blobs are those created via my W10 Desktop PC's PowerPoint APP's "Save as Adobe PDF" function. There is no such black blob on the PowerPoint pages themselves, and again no blobs appear when viewing the new PDF on any iOS device or within Dropbox. Additonally, and since writing the above lines, I have emailed the PDF to a friend who has opened it on his W10 Laptop and there are NO [again, NONE] black blobs on his screen [he uses Outlook as his email handler]. Thus, I feel certain the problem is within T'bird's PDF preview code.

Is there any fix for this?

Thanks.

Asked by Derrick Ings 5 days ago

Thunderbird takes a long time to open?? (win10)

Thunderbird takes a long time to open?? First it displays a blank page Then blank page marked: loaded Then it opens on the email account I saved the Profiles folder I car… (read more)

Thunderbird takes a long time to open?? First it displays a blank page Then blank page marked: loaded Then it opens on the email account I saved the Profiles folder I carefully uninstalled, cleaned and rebooted, then reinstalled the latest version and replaced the Local folder in the new Thunderbird to find all my local folders Version 115.10.2 (64 bits) Win 10 Home 22H2

Asked by Jmp 5 days ago

Closing thunderbird automatically opens other programs

Hi, I have a problem every time I close thunderbird, a few seconds later at least another two programs start up on their own. Its usually the Whatsapp desktop app or go… (read more)

Hi,

I have a problem every time I close thunderbird, a few seconds later at least another two programs start up on their own. Its usually the Whatsapp desktop app or google games. Some times something from Nvidia will pop up.

Asked by Argonaut 5 days ago

Reply all in sent mail

Hi. I have this strage problem X writes a mail to "support". "Support" is a distribution list. I receive that mail I then reply to X. Sender is "support" as it is defi… (read more)

Hi. I have this strage problem X writes a mail to "support". "Support" is a distribution list. I receive that mail

I then reply to X. Sender is "support" as it is defined as an Identity under the main mailbox Also there is a rule in that identity to sens a cc copy to support itself (so collegues belonging to list "support" receive a copy)

I then need to send a second email to X, starting from the sent message (as it is a follow up)

So i go under "sent mail", i find the message i sent previously, having from "support" to: X cc "support"

(1) I click reply and i get a message with: - from "support" - to "support" - cc "support"

So "X" has disappeared

(2) Note I have no button "reply to all", but if i right click the masse and the "reply to all", i got a good message with: - from "support" - to "X" - cc "support"


Hope this is clear. Someone can help ? My need is click reply and get result as described at (2) Thank you

Asked by Davide Bellei 5 days ago

Email Auto-BCC

Somehow, the "auto-BCC" feature in one of my Thunderbird accounts has been activated. How can I disable that? When I open an email now (in my 'in-box'), it automatically … (read more)

Somehow, the "auto-BCC" feature in one of my Thunderbird accounts has been activated. How can I disable that? When I open an email now (in my 'in-box'), it automatically fills in "To" and "From" fields. I no longer get my 'in-message' toolbar in the upper right-hand corner of the message window (tab). I also no longer get the notification that "Thunderbird has blocked remote content..." How can I restore this without deleting and rebuilding the account? I'm sure this was mistakenly activated but it needs to go away!!!

On a further note, I have found that if I move a message from my in-box to ANY other folder, I get the normal message view, with all the correct toolbars and indications and controls! Attached are the correct and incorrect screenshot of the same message, just in different folders.

Thanks in advance for any help that anyone can provide.

Asked by rpneal44 5 days ago

Calendar not syncing

One of my calendars is not syncing. The same account (O365) also is not syncing the sub-folders. Not sure what setting may be off. I added some events from Outlook for… (read more)

One of my calendars is not syncing. The same account (O365) also is not syncing the sub-folders.

Not sure what setting may be off.

I added some events from Outlook for Android on my phone sync'd to the same account. But they don't seem to appear, although they are on Outlook Web Access on the browser on my Windows machine.

Asked by Eric Gombrich 1 week ago

Last reply by Eric Gombrich 6 days ago

Calendar invites not being sent from correct email address

I have set up my google calendars in Thunderbird so I can have a shared work calendar. The calendar has the "prefer client-side email scheduling" option enabled, and the… (read more)

I have set up my google calendars in Thunderbird so I can have a shared work calendar.

The calendar has the "prefer client-side email scheduling" option enabled, and the correct email (my work email) is selected, yet invites are still being sent out from my gmail account.

Asked by alistair.jb 5 days ago

Checked everything. not sending after upgrade. is sending in trobleshooting mode.

Checked everything. Not sending after upgrade. Is sending in troubleshooting mode. No add-ons. Not anti-Virus or firewall issue because I shut them down. to test. With… (read more)

Checked everything. Not sending after upgrade. Is sending in troubleshooting mode.

No add-ons.

Not anti-Virus or firewall issue because I shut them down. to test. With both on it sends in troubleshooting mode.

I have spent many hours combing thru possible solutions.

Please help. TIA.

D.

Asked by dk_now 1 week ago

Last reply by dk_now 5 days ago

Thunderbird keeps marking old messages as unread

My email server changed recently from one IMAP server to another. Since the change, Thunderbird keeps marking some messages as Unread. Often these are old messages, revei… (read more)

My email server changed recently from one IMAP server to another. Since the change, Thunderbird keeps marking some messages as Unread. Often these are old messages, reveived weeks or months ago and definitely have been read. The process appears to be random: I laboriously work through multiple folders, marking them as Folder Read. Only to find, next time I open Thunderbird, that there is a new set of messages and folders flagged as Unread. In Settings I have 'Automatically mark messages as read - Immediately on display' checked, which is the desired and normal behaviour. I'm stumped!

Asked by MikeGatehouse 5 days ago