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Using Apple email IMAP server. Error: Invalid UID fetch attribute XSENDER

Thunderbird has stopped fetching new messages, giving this message. The current operation on 'Inbox' did not succeed. The mail server for account ... responded Invalid UI… (read more)

Thunderbird has stopped fetching new messages, giving this message.

The current operation on 'Inbox' did not succeed. The mail server for account ... responded Invalid UID fetch attribute XSENDER

I'm running release 52.2.1 on Windows 7.

Only the most recent messages give this error. Previously fetched messages display properly.

There has been no change to the account settings. Whatever happened seems to have happened at between 9 PM yesterday and 4 AM today. Subsequent messages are listed, but don't open, giving this message.

Asked by Dickr 3 years ago

Answered by Dickr 3 years ago

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Can't transfer email FOLDERS from my web-based account to Thunderbird. Email downloads but not folders and contents

I've changed email hosts (while keeping same address), and in Thunderbird, created two addresses/accounts- one with my old host (hostbaby) and one with my new (dreamhost)… (read more)

I've changed email hosts (while keeping same address), and in Thunderbird, created two addresses/accounts- one with my old host (hostbaby) and one with my new (dreamhost). I've been able to download all my emails from the hostbaby web mail into my Thunderbird inbox (the hostbaby settings account), but none of the folders download. I've tried many ways of transferring folders, with te4ch support from hostbaby, no luck. Then tried some online instructions, no luck. Any advice?

Asked by betsy8 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago

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Updated Windows & suddenly Thunderbird will not accept passwords on 2 g-mail accts (university acct is fine).

Sorry – I must be getting tired. I submitted to Firefox, when I should have submitted to Thunderbird. Can you please forward to the appropriate team? Here is my question,… (read more)

Sorry – I must be getting tired. I submitted to Firefox, when I should have submitted to Thunderbird. Can you please forward to the appropriate team? Here is my question, edited now to reflect that I meant Thunderbird:

I have 2 g-mail accounts and 1 university account, all of which I access using Thunderbird (which I love!). Today, Windows updated itself, and Thunderbird forgot the passwords on my g-mail accounts and would not accept the passwords when I typed them in; my university account was unaffected. Following instructions I got off the web, I deleted the old passwords from the 2 g-mail accounts and restarted Thunderbird; no luck. Somewhere along the line, I clicked Help, and Thunderbird automatically updated itself, but that did not help either. What to do?!

PS – I tried to add troubleshooting information, as instructed, but I got "we cannot find the page you're looking for." "These manual steps" and "educated guesses" did not work either. So: my current browser is the latest edition of Chrome, and I am using Windows 7 Professional (64-bit).

TYVM, Opticist

Asked by Opticist 2 years ago

Answered by Zenos 2 years ago

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Thunderbird Mail problems (with AVG installed)

Good afternoon. Since the latest update to Thunderbird has arrived I keep getting a message when I log-on to retrieve my E-mails which says “ You are attempting to overri… (read more)

Good afternoon. Since the latest update to Thunderbird has arrived I keep getting a message when I log-on to retrieve my E-mails which says “ You are attempting to override how Thunderbird identifies this site. Click below to create a security exception.”

So each time I have to click on the box which prompts me to create a security exception. When I click the box to “ save “ the exception, it makes no difference. I have to do it every time.

As if this were not bad enough, I am now getting asked to “ verify my password “ for each of my two E-mail accounts, every time I try to access my E-mails. This never happened to me before and has only started over the past week or so.

I have AVG security in addition to their “ Premium Technical Support “ which costs a lot of money. I telephoned them today and spoke with two of their technical advisers, also gave them remote access to my PC so they could fix the problem. I spent almost TWO HOURS on the telephone while they tried various things, checked my operating system, checked the server details on Thunderbird and also ran the “ RKILL “ programme to check for any faults. They told me everything was fine. But after they had gone and I tried again to access Thunderbird, the same problems re-occurred. Surely there must be a simple way to address these two issues. I am getting very fed-up and wish I could simply speak to a technician on the telephone instead of like this ! Why can’t we do that ?

Asked by Steamgo 4 months ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 4 months ago

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Can not receive new email even inbox folder is empty.

Hello, I've tried to clear Inbox folder and compacted it. But I still could not receive new email with the alert: "mail box is full..." (sending is ok). Please help, than… (read more)

Hello, I've tried to clear Inbox folder and compacted it. But I still could not receive new email with the alert: "mail box is full..." (sending is ok). Please help, thanks!

Asked by VuQuynhLan 4 years ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 4 years ago

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AppData Proplems in Thunderbird

I have used Thunderbird for almost 20 years and I love it. I have not had basically any problems with it until this fall when I started to direct my gmails through it too… (read more)

I have used Thunderbird for almost 20 years and I love it. I have not had basically any problems with it until this fall when I started to direct my gmails through it too. Before that, I only directed the emails from my university's server.

My computer's OS (C:) memory started to run out. The Storage claimes that my Apps & Features tool 189 GB although I did not have a lot of different kinds of programs there. I just found out that the reason is the hidden files under Users/...../AppData Properties/Roaming/Thunderbird/Profiles/..../ImapMail/imap.gmail.com/[Gmail].sbd takes 143 GB!!!

I do not understand how this is possible and how to solve this problem. Can I safely remove the folders under [Gmail].sbd? If not, how to solve this problem? My computer is soon dysfunctional because the OS memory is running out.

Thank you for your help.

Asked by KaTo 3 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 3 months ago

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problem of incoming and outgoing mail

hello wqindows 7 thunderbird for 2 days my incoming and outgoing gmail.com emails no longer appear on thunderbird; I can find them on gmail ; a task is running on the bac… (read more)

hello wqindows 7 thunderbird for 2 days my incoming and outgoing gmail.com emails no longer appear on thunderbird; I can find them on gmail ; a task is running on the background without me being able to access it ; thanks for help ; regards

Asked by jfortin56100 5 months ago

Answered by jfortin56100 5 months ago

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Problem with toolbar's "Email a link to this page" button.

The toolbar's "Email a link to this page" button no longer works as before. It now asks me to set up a Newsgroup account. Is there a way to get it back to simply displayi… (read more)

The toolbar's "Email a link to this page" button no longer works as before. It now asks me to set up a Newsgroup account. Is there a way to get it back to simply displaying a Thunderbird "Write" page with the link as the body, as it always has?

Asked by calanger 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 months ago

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I am trying to migrate from Thunderbird under Windows 7 to Thunderbird on Mac OS (High Sierra). Need to move profile info to the new machine

Not sure if this is the correct place to post my question, given the separation of Thunderbird from Mozilla. If this is not the right place, I'd appreciate a link to the … (read more)

Not sure if this is the correct place to post my question, given the separation of Thunderbird from Mozilla. If this is not the right place, I'd appreciate a link to the correct one.

I'm new to Mac OS, have been a long time Windows-7 user, and long ago was a UNIX user at my then employer. But it's past time to say goodby to Redmond.

I want to transfer my Firefox Thunderbird email history as well as my address book etc. from the Windows 7 installation of Firefox Thunderbird, (which says it's "68.8.0 (32-bit)", it was updated today, May 10) over to the new (to me) MacBook-Pro Firefox Thunderbird (version latest as of May 9, so far haven't figured out how to cause the Mac Thunderbird to show it's version info)

While the instructions for copying the profile info on the Windows machine and transferring to another Windows machine are clear, and the instructions for copying an existing Mac profile and transferring to a new Mac are clear, I am unable to find any information on how to move the Windows files to the Mac installation.

I tried copying everything in the Windows "Thunderbird" directory to a flash drive, then tried replacing the Thunderbird files on the Mac with the copied files but that didn't work.

What is the procedure I should be following? For the moment I'll be keeping the Win-7 machine "alive" but would really like to abandon it soon.

Thanks for any suggestions.

(edited the question to change Firefox to Thunderbird - c)

Asked by joe.west1 11 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 11 months ago

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How to manually backup the Address Books and Messages in Windows 10 to an external hard drive?

How to set my backup program, Syncbac, to back up the Address Books and Messages to an external hard drive? I need the path (like c:/your name/etc. for Windows 10. Thank … (read more)

How to set my backup program, Syncbac, to back up the Address Books and Messages to an external hard drive? I need the path (like c:/your name/etc. for Windows 10. Thank you!

Asked by ToSt 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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Keep being asked for password in Thunderbird

Apologies if I am in the wrong place - cannot find a way to ask a question re Thunderbird Three days ago for no obvious reason, I opened Thunderbird I was asked to enter … (read more)

Apologies if I am in the wrong place - cannot find a way to ask a question re Thunderbird Three days ago for no obvious reason, I opened Thunderbird I was asked to enter my password for each of my 4 email addresses. All are with Virgin Media -two have '@ virginmedia.com' and two '@ntlworld.com.

If and when I do find a way to sign in/register I will post my problem there.

Rgds Damascus

Asked by Damascus 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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When I use double spaces in a message, it prints as a character string: i/1/2. Why?

For example: "back many fond memories.� At that time, I, too, was astonished at how small the cottage seemed.� Those were the days, huh?� We are sticking close to h… (read more)

For example: "back many fond memories.� At that time, I, too, was astonished at how small the cottage seemed.� Those were the days, huh?� We are sticking close to home during this time.� Our"

Asked by sjwalt 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Removed password. But TB still asks for it. Why?

I use TB, Win 7, and my ISP is Cox Cable. I removed the passward from my Email Account using the path Junk Settings > Global Junk Preferences > Security > Pass… (read more)

I use TB, Win 7, and my ISP is Cox Cable. I removed the passward from my Email Account using the path Junk Settings > Global Junk Preferences > Security > Passwords > Saved Passwords > and Removed All. But TB still ask me for a PW when I open it and I enter my previously used password. Only then can I see my email. So why is TB still asking for the password I thought I had deleted? I've included Troubleshooting Info, all the data above Important Modified Preferences.


 Application Basics
   Name: Thunderbird
   Version: 52.3.0
   User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/52.3.0
   Profile Folder: Open Folder
             (Local drive)
   Application Build ID: 20170815040357
   Enabled Plugins: about:plugins
   Build Configuration: about:buildconfig
   Memory Use: about:memory
   Profiles: about:profiles
 Mail and News Accounts
   account1:
     INCOMING: account1, , (none) Local Folders, plain, passwordCleartext
   account2:
     INCOMING: account2, , (pop3) pop.cox.net:995, SSL, passwordCleartext
     OUTGOING: , smtp.cox.net:465, SSL, passwordCleartext, true
   account3:
     INCOMING: account3, , (rss) Feeds, plain, passwordCleartext
 Crash Reports
   https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bp-30db6258-4a68-4243-b9d5-1b3712161011 (10/10/16)
   https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bp-b0a591b5-f8b0-4d52-847a-56bd82161010 (10/10/16)
   https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bp-fe372f8c-386c-49d4-bb12-9bd692140711 (07/10/14)
   https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bp-bbe084ff-8bbb-49fd-8a9a-1ec5a2140622 (06/21/14)
   https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bp-2905a04c-079a-4d6d-86f6-43bde2140320 (03/19/14)
 Extensions
   ImportExportTools, 3.2.4.1, true, {3ed8cc52-86fc-4613-9026-c1ef969da4c3}
   SPAMfighter Toolbar For Thunderbird, 7.6.131, true, {E250941A-6892-4070-9404-32C0A93B8920}

Asked by Vumbo 3 years ago

Answered by Zenos 3 years ago

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Security protocol error when sending emaila

I installed the latest version 81.0.2 - I WISHED I haden't When sending Emails I get-: 'Thunderbird can't connect securely to website.mozilla.org because the site uses a … (read more)

I installed the latest version 81.0.2 - I WISHED I haden't When sending Emails I get-: 'Thunderbird can't connect securely to website.mozilla.org because the site uses a security protocol that isn't enabled'

Now then, I use exactly the same set up on two other computers but with a older Firefox but all with exactly the same Email versions of an ealier Thunderbird.

Question 1. How the blazes can I stop this error?

Question 2. Why is it that I have to answer Cookie permissions before going to a web site.

Question 3. How the hell do can you turn Google search suggestions off - YES, I have search suggestions disabled! The only sure way is to block them with ADblock - WHY can't it be done in Firefox, paying a sum are they?

EDIT: The link should read-: website-archive.mozilla.org

Dave

Asked by EF80 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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How to delete unwanted addressee from address bar?

When I want to send an e mail and want to type in the addressee in the address bar as soon as I type the first letter my addressee will appear in the address bar but so w… (read more)

When I want to send an e mail and want to type in the addressee in the address bar as soon as I type the first letter my addressee will appear in the address bar but so will others I did not put there. How can I delete the unwanted ones?

Asked by gipsyking 6 years ago

Answered by gipsyking 6 years ago

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TB 27.0.1 (W7) will not "get new messages for all accounts"

I installed W7 with IE11and downloaded the latest TB (27.0.1) I have added five email accounts (more to be added) and none of them show up in the left pane - only global … (read more)

I installed W7 with IE11and downloaded the latest TB (27.0.1) I have added five email accounts (more to be added) and none of them show up in the left pane - only global Inbox and two folders I created. I can get new messages manually one account at a time, but "get new messages for all accounts" (or Shift F5) does nothing. Most of this happed after MS installed well over 100 updates to my W7, but some of my accounts never did show up in the left pane even before the W7 updates. I have reinstalled TB - nothing changes.

Asked by Veridicus1 7 years ago

Answered by Veridicus1 7 years ago

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I need to change "mail.strictly.mime" from false to true in order to eliminate ?? at sentence end.

When I send an email to anyone (myself included) each sentence in my email has a ?? instead of a period (.) at the end of each sentence. This can be fixed by changing "m… (read more)

When I send an email to anyone (myself included) each sentence in my email has a ?? instead of a period (.) at the end of each sentence. This can be fixed by changing "mail.strictly.mime" in config.editor from "False" to "True." I have been unable to access "config.editor or find "mail.strictly.mime" after serious effort. I use Ubuntu Linux.

Asked by Robert B Moler 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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How to Restore a Mozilla Thunderbird Profile from a Backup Copy

My system files have been corrupted and I can not do a restore from a restore point (System restore failed). No remedy has been found. I will either have to (1) do a fa… (read more)

My system files have been corrupted and I can not do a restore from a restore point (System restore failed). No remedy has been found. I will either have to (1) do a factory reset/restore or (2) restore to a prior date from a system image. In either event I will have to restore my Thunderbird Profile which contains several calendar .ics files as well as events and tasks. The Profile, the ..default file and even the calendar ics files are backed up.

First, once my computer is all restored can't I just go to appdata/thunderbird and delete the old Profile and copy my back up back in?

Second, this is also confusing because, while in my Thunderbird Calendar, I regularly “export” my several different calendar .ics files to a back up directory. This implies I must use the “import” functions to put them back in. This is confusing as Import & Export seem to be terms of art that are not the same as “copy”. Is this a distinction with arty difference? Must I import each calendar .ics file back into TBird while it’s running or can I simply copy it all back in when I copy in the *.default folder?

Asked by LostInThisMaze 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago