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How will this Google announcement affect Thunderbird?

On 30 May, you may lose access to apps that are using less secure sign-in technology To help keep your account secure, Google will no longer support the use of third-par… (read more)

On 30 May, you may lose access to apps that are using less secure sign-in technology


To help keep your account secure, Google will no longer support the use of third-party apps or devices which ask you to sign in to your Google Account using only your username and password. Instead, you’ll need to sign in using Sign in with Google

Asked by peter.d.budd 2 months ago

Answered by david 2 months ago

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copy to sent folder problem resurrected

Hi, TB 91.5.0 on Windows 10 (with profile folder excluded from virus scan) The latest update to seems to have resurrected a problem with saving copies of sent emails. S… (read more)

Hi,

TB 91.5.0 on Windows 10 (with profile folder excluded from virus scan)

The latest update to seems to have resurrected a problem with saving copies of sent emails. Sending works fine, but copying of the sent email to the sent folder causes the send dialog to hang. Disabling the "Place a copy in:" option in account settings eliminates the problem. Using the "Other" option to place it in a local folder works *that is not part of a unified folder* works OK.

I have tried repairing folders and deleting the sent files inside "smart folders" in the profile, with no luck.

Older details here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1363781

Asked by rustyconc 3 months ago

Answered by rustyconc 3 months ago

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Install another Thunderbird programme onto a different drive

I have Thunderbird 91.08.0 on the D: drive - the Profile folder etc is on the C: - and I would like to install the programme also onto the C:. If I do this and then unins… (read more)

I have Thunderbird 91.08.0 on the D: drive - the Profile folder etc is on the C: - and I would like to install the programme also onto the C:. If I do this and then uninstall it on the D: is that in order, or should I uninstall the original programme (from the D:) and then install it on the C:, hoping that all files, folders etc will be 'picked up' correctly, the current PCV file is 3.58GB?

Asked by Peter 1 month ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 month ago

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How Do I log SMTP POP3 Send Traffic

I have a script: D:\>cat tb.bat rem batch script to set environmental variables and then start Thunderbird rem 20Feb21 0728PM Barry Finkel rem 21Feb21 0904AM Cloned … (read more)

I have a script:

D:\>cat tb.bat rem batch script to set environmental variables and then start Thunderbird rem 20Feb21 0728PM Barry Finkel rem 21Feb21 0904AM Cloned from tb-append.bat; removed ",append" rem 10Mar22 0315PM Added SMTP

rem set MOZ_LOG=POP3:5,timestamp,sync,append rem set MOZ_LOG=POP3:5,timestamp,sync set MOZ_LOG=SMTP:5,POP3:5,timestamp,sync set MOZ_LOG_FILE=C:\Users\BarryFinkel\Desktop\pop3.log START C:\"Program Files (x86)"\"Mozilla Thunderbird"\thunderbird.exe

D:\>

I need to log SMTP traffic when I send a piece of mail from Thunderbird. What I see in my pop3.log.moz_log file is SMTP traffic when Thunderbird downloads mail from the server. But I do not see the SMTP traffic when I send a piece of mail to the outbound server. When I look at previous logs, I see SEND records in a log from 2020-03-02. Did something change in the SMTP logging? I am running Thunderbird 91.8.0 64-bit in Windows 10 Professional 21H2 64-bit.

Asked by bsfinkel 1 month ago

Answered by Matt 1 month ago

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My school is forcing me into IMAP - can I use it without any sync?

My school IT dept. has just disabled POP for all users, in their Outlook based system. I've only ever used POP, and I've organized all my mail locally in TB for decades, … (read more)

My school IT dept. has just disabled POP for all users, in their Outlook based system. I've only ever used POP, and I've organized all my mail locally in TB for decades, across dozens of email addresses. I avoid IMAP because I don't want my folder structure replicated in the cloud, and I don't want any of my data left on the server for more than 90 days. I also always use "place replies in the folder of the message being replied to", so I don't want anything messing with my Sent folder, or any other default folders. And I don't want any server side app with the ability to delete mail or make any changes to my local system. I hate webmail, and avoid using it completely, except for emergencies, so that's not a good option for me.

Now I have to set up IMAP for my school email, if I want to keep using TB for it, which I do. The existing account has been in TB on POP for 8 months already, and I don't want to split up my current activity from my history. I've never even set up IMAP before. How can I get IMAP set up to get as close as possible to the POP experience I prefer, in all the ways listed above? Has anyone come up with any clever strategies or workarounds? Are there any current features of IMAP that can minimize the impacts of all the downsides that made me decide to never adopt it from the beginning?

Thanks for any help with this.

Asked by David4321 1 month ago

Answered by Stans 1 month ago

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Header pane in Thunderbird

I don't know how but I seem to have lost my Header pane and can't find access to it for Forwarding, Replying etc. The message pane via F8 is fine but where do I go to re… (read more)

I don't know how but I seem to have lost my Header pane and can't find access to it for Forwarding, Replying etc. The message pane via F8 is fine but where do I go to restore the Header pane facilities?

Asked by wejoycesrgo 6 months ago

Answered by Stans 6 months ago

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Thunderbird freezes when I reply

I moved to a new PC and installed 64-bit Thunderbird (had 32-bit on old PC). I restored my profile folder from backup and Inbox shows my email and settings look okay. But… (read more)

I moved to a new PC and installed 64-bit Thunderbird (had 32-bit on old PC). I restored my profile folder from backup and Inbox shows my email and settings look okay. But if I try to reply to a message, TB freezes. It opens the new message dialog, but the TO is left empty and everything is unresponsive with spinning icon. All I can do is close the program.

Asked by draney 5 months ago

Answered by draney 5 months ago

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Loading Thunderbird

Thunderbird comes up when I ask it to but hasn't been receiving messages since 3.41 pm yesterday. When I try to get all my messages, it tells me that it has "timed out". … (read more)

Thunderbird comes up when I ask it to but hasn't been receiving messages since 3.41 pm yesterday. When I try to get all my messages, it tells me that it has "timed out". Could somebody please tell me how to get it working again?

Asked by steve.whitley 2 months ago

Answered by AgnesRM 2 months ago

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I would like to ask how to read the email message source for precautionary guide when discerning emails originating from unknown senders to discern if these are credible or potential spams with malicious intent

Hi, Greetings to Experts here. Lately there are too many emails I am receiving. I would like to learn how to read the email message source for precautionary practises. N… (read more)

Hi, Greetings to Experts here.

Lately there are too many emails I am receiving.

I would like to learn how to read the email message source for precautionary practises. Namely each email message source contains vital info on the origin email, IP, and the traffic route. However there are so much more info compact within.

How do we read these to discern credibility of the email sender, where they send from, how to tell how the email route to find out where the main origin is etc . . .

If there is a FAQ or explanatory guide, please guide me to where to find these resources.

Thank you

Asked by Kevin182 2 months ago

Answered by AgnesRM 2 months ago

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Thunderbird stopped accepting Primary Password

Hello, This morning when I opened Thunderbird it wouldn't accept my master/primary password. I've used the same one for years, so I know I've not forgotten it. Plus it wo… (read more)

Hello,

This morning when I opened Thunderbird it wouldn't accept my master/primary password. I've used the same one for years, so I know I've not forgotten it. Plus it worked yesterday!

Only thing that seems to have changed is the update to Thunderbird 91.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by p.sherburn 6 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 6 months ago

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Will I be able to continue using Thunderbird after google implements 2-step verification on May 30, 2022?

Google has announced that after May 30, 2022 third-party apps that log into google with account name and password (which I assume includes Thunderbird) will no longer be … (read more)

Google has announced that after May 30, 2022 third-party apps that log into google with account name and password (which I assume includes Thunderbird) will no longer be able to do so, as they will enable 2-step verification. I currently and for years have used Thunderbird to pick up my mail from 5 accounts, 3 of which are gmail accounts. Will I be able to continue using Thunderbird after May 30, 2022? I have been unsuccessful getting any helpful information from google itself. They don't have a list of "trusted" third party apps that will continue to work with them. Anything people know about this will be helpful to me and appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by Kathy 2 months ago

Answered by david 2 months ago

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Pulling my hair out trying to increase font size in folder list and main panel list!

I am going around in circles here. I have searched and all the options I have found appear to be out of date or don't work. All I want to do is increase the size of the f… (read more)

I am going around in circles here. I have searched and all the options I have found appear to be out of date or don't work. All I want to do is increase the size of the fonts I see in the left hand folders list and the folders message lists in the main panel. It's far too small for me and everything I have tried makes no difference. Please guide me.

Asked by rafikiphoto 5 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 5 months ago

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Help to find my address book on hard drive from computer that died

My Win 10 XPS 8920 stopped working. I pulled hard drive and it is OK. I have a new Dell xps 8940 SE and put Tbird on it but am not able to find my files from the old surv… (read more)

My Win 10 XPS 8920 stopped working. I pulled hard drive and it is OK. I have a new Dell xps 8940 SE and put Tbird on it but am not able to find my files from the old surviving hd which I put into an external enclosure. It looks like somehow the old profile got overwritten by the new install or something.

I am on tbird 91 latest release on both the dead computer and new one.

I find a abook.mab.bak history.mab.bak and impab.mab.bak and impab.mab.bak files from Sep 2020 which have a good bit of data in them, but the computer died late Jan 2022. So I'd like to find if there is another profile somewhere.

Que 1: Is there a way to see data in the .bak files? Notepad ++ perhaps? Que 2: I may have moved file to a location for my Crashplan backups to be able to include. How might I find it on the drive?

Thanks for any advice, tips, ideas in advance. Much appreciated. Blessings, Kelly

Asked by Kelly 3 months ago

Answered by Kelly 3 months ago

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Changing to IMAP server

How do I change "POP" server to IMAP server? Verizon default to AOL requires an IMAP address. Putting new IMAP address in doesn't work unless the server type is changed. … (read more)

How do I change "POP" server to IMAP server? Verizon default to AOL requires an IMAP address. Putting new IMAP address in doesn't work unless the server type is changed. You can't delete it and change it in "server" settings. This 77 yr old needs more guidance please.

Outgoing SMPT doesn't need a change. Thank you.

Asked by holtda 3 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 3 months ago

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cannot send message

I changed my incoming to OAuth2 and I was able to receive messages in Thunderbird from my AOL (Verizon) account but I cannot send messages. It asks me for password, when… (read more)

I changed my incoming to OAuth2 and I was able to receive messages in Thunderbird from my AOL (Verizon) account but I cannot send messages. It asks me for password, when I enter password it states "Login to server smtp.verizon.net with username [email edited] @verizon.net failed." There is no OAuth2 for outgoing

Please help thank you

Asked by JP 3 months ago

Answered by christ1 3 months ago

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Cannot download mail in Thunderbird Portable

For no apparent reason and all of a sudden I cannot download email. I can still send email. I tried all the suggested remedies and checked all my settings. Running 91.5… (read more)

For no apparent reason and all of a sudden I cannot download email. I can still send email. I tried all the suggested remedies and checked all my settings. Running 91.5.1/Win10Pro I can download my mail on my phone and tablet as well as using the web based access on my PC. I tried disabling both my AV, and Defender. No clue where to go from here. Any guidance will be very much appreciated. Thanks!!

Asked by mrl1 3 months ago

Answered by AgnesRM 3 months ago

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Setting up an existing TB account

When I selected the TB icon a window came up saying I must set up my existing email account. I fill in my name, my eddress and password. The next window that comes up sh… (read more)

When I selected the TB icon a window came up saying I must set up my existing email account. I fill in my name, my eddress and password. The next window that comes up shows TB found mobile.charter.net but my email was set up using email.twc.com. The port numbers are the same but the server names are different. When I complete this activity the end result is that my information if rejected. I attempted to configure it by hand but it too was rejected. I am using an HP desktop with the latest Win 10 OS. I don't know what to do.

Asked by Dan Jones 4 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 4 months ago