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copied profile to new directory got message "you have opened an old version of thunderbird"

My Thunderbird profile in Linux Ubuntu 24.04 is in /home/dick/Thunderbird_mail/me. I want to copy it to a new directory. I copied it using the following commands: dick@di… (read more)

My Thunderbird profile in Linux Ubuntu 24.04 is in /home/dick/Thunderbird_mail/me. I want to copy it to a new directory. I copied it using the following commands: dick@dick1:~$ mkdir t2 dick@dick1:~$ cp -rf Thunderbird_mail t2

I then ran "thunderbird -P" and created a new profile pointing to /home/dick/t2/me When I opened this profile I got the message "You have launched an a\older version of Thunderbird.", even though I was running the same version of Thunderbird. If I open the profile in Thunderbird_mail/me, it works correctly. If I open the profile in t2/me with the same executable of Thunderbird, I get this message.

How can I copy my profile to a new directory?

dick@dick1:~$ thunderbird --version Thunderbird 115.11.1

Asked by thiebauddick2 3 hours ago

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Restoring email local folder[WITHDRAW QUESTION - found answer in an existing post.

I recently converted my POP accounts to iMap. One of my local folders was corrupted. I restored a backup copy of Thunderbird that had the emails in a local folder. By loc… (read more)

I recently converted my POP accounts to iMap. One of my local folders was corrupted. I restored a backup copy of Thunderbird that had the emails in a local folder. By local folder, I mean a folder stored on my iMac and not subject to iMap services. What I would like to do is to export the local folder from the backup TB instance and import it to my "live" TB version. Is this possible?

Asked by R Williams 8 hours ago

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Possible to install TB on an external SSD?

Is it possible to install TB (or at least the profiles) onto an external SSD (i.e., not the C: drive)? If so, how? Note: this is not about migration/backup/recovery of p… (read more)

Is it possible to install TB (or at least the profiles) onto an external SSD (i.e., not the C: drive)? If so, how?

Note: this is not about migration/backup/recovery of profiles.

Windows 11 is consuming nearly all of the C: drive. I badly need to get TB (and Firerfox) onto my E: drive. I further note that the installer gives no options whatsoever as to the destination drive.

I've read everything I could find here and all of that is about using an external drive as a backup. Most of the other help I've found on the web is clearly outdated.

Thanks. jt

Asked by jonathan67 5 days ago

Answered by david 4 days ago

Exporting from a beta version to a stable release

Hi, hope someone can help please By mistake I set up my 89 year old aunties TB using a Beta version. All of her emails are in that profile. I then installed the stable v… (read more)

Hi, hope someone can help please

By mistake I set up my 89 year old aunties TB using a Beta version. All of her emails are in that profile. I then installed the stable version but I'm told that the stable version is an older versions and can not import from the Beta.

Specifically the Beta version is 127.0b4 (64-bit) and the stable vesrion is 115.11.1 (64-bit).

Is there any way to recover the emails (and if possible the settings) from the Beta profile to the stable release

Thanks in anticipation

Russell

Asked by russell.johnson67 1 week ago

Last reply by russell.johnson67 12 hours ago

TB will not recognize profile after upgrade to win 10

I was finally forced to upgrade from win7 (which worked) to win 10 (me no likey) because of a required program which would not even install on win7. After the upgrade, wh… (read more)

I was finally forced to upgrade from win7 (which worked) to win 10 (me no likey) because of a required program which would not even install on win7. After the upgrade, which obliterated my hard drive of several important things, I am reinstalling TB. I always used an NAS directory for Thunderbird, and have email records going back nearly twenty years. I installed TB 115 and have tried several ways to get it to recognize my profile directory on the NAS to no avail. I tried copying data into the default directory the 115 install is looking at. The about:profiles shows it is looking in the correct directory, it produces a parent.lock file in that directory when I run the program. It does not give me my email, or contacts. I do not use the calendar or to-do lists.

My system is an AMD K6-6400K with 16 GB and a 500 GB drive. Though programs are loaded on the drive ALL data is stored in an NAS. There is about 375 GB available on the C drive.

I have used the cmd line to pull up profile manager, added a profile, pointed it to the data that is on the NAS, a parent lock file is created there too but it shows me no mail.

I have edited the profiles.ini file manually to have the program look at the directories, both the NAS and a local directory which has had the old files entered. Neither worked.

I tried opening TB and creating a new profile and pre-loading the info there, nothing. I've been at this for days now. I have uninstalled and removed manually all TB folders and reinstalled older versions to give that a go but without effect. I am no Luddite (Many years ago I owned a system integration, assembly and install company doing networking for the military as a civilian contractor.) but someone has to explain this to me like I am a five year old. There is no reason having my email back should be this difficult!

PLEASE give me a hand?

My TB directory appears in C:\Users\owner\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird My old data folder was on a network drive at M:\Users\owner\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\profiles\k5zbs5az.default When I manually enter the M: address in the profiles.ini file, it "corrects" it to C:\Users\owner\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\ even though the switch 'relative' is off.

[Profile1] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/zpfeu8eu.default Default=1

[Profile0] Name=default-beta IsRelative=0 Path=C:\Users\owner\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird

[General] StartWithLastProfile=0 Version=2

[Install5D388C1349709B37] Default=C:\Users\owner\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird Locked=1

Running the Mozilla application with a specific profile using command line arguments brings up the program but no mail. It creates a lock file in the correct directory, but no joy.

I get no pop up error messages.

Asked by michael657 5 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 14 hours ago

Migration to another computer including very OLD messages

I have been using Thunderbird a long time and I have emails going back about twenty years. This means that the built in import/export feature is hopeless. So I copied the… (read more)

I have been using Thunderbird a long time and I have emails going back about twenty years. This means that the built in import/export feature is hopeless. So I copied the entire Thunderbird folder to the new computer. I was able to transfer thousands of emails, but when I looked more closely I saw that my new Thunderbird only went back about 2 years. I would be very grateful if someone could tell a way to make it include the missing older emails.

Asked by jmt 1 day ago

Last reply by david 19 hours ago

Transfering my email processing to Thunderbird

I am trying to transfer my email from one old PC using windows Live Mail (2012) to a laptop with Thunderbird to process the emails. The email server is with a company cal… (read more)

I am trying to transfer my email from one old PC using windows Live Mail (2012) to a laptop with Thunderbird to process the emails. The email server is with a company called Plusnet, and they can send me their own emails, which are received by Thunderbird on my Laptop. All my other emails continue to be sent to the Windows Live Mail on the old PC. Plusnet advise me that the problem is with Windows Live Mail. Any ideas how to resolve the problem? David Owen

Asked by dave410 20 hours ago

Last reply by david 20 hours ago

OAuth2 does not work with microsoft 365 operated by 21 vianet

Hello. I read that thunderbird works with Microsoft 365 and modern authentication. I tested with Microsoft 365 accounts and it worked fine. The problems come with an acc… (read more)

Hello.

I read that thunderbird works with Microsoft 365 and modern authentication. I tested with Microsoft 365 accounts and it worked fine. The problems come with an accounting of Microsoft 365 operated by 21vianet service.

I configured according to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/microsoft-oauth-authentication-and-thunderbird-202 with the IMAP and SMTP settings from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/settings-for-pop-and-imap-access-for-microsoft-365-operated-by-21vianet-ca51235d-afc5-4d7d-843c-3616a37d5771

It complaints "The IMAP server partner.outlook.cn does not support the selected authentication method. Please change the 'Authentication method' in the 'Account Settings | Server settings.'"

In SMTP settings there is no option to configure OAuth2

Asked by qirunzhang 6 days ago

Last reply by qirunzhang 23 hours ago

Sub folders have all disappeared in my email box

After Thunderbird asked me to download a new version & I donated money, all my subfolders to the left have disappeared. ALL my information stored/ emails placed in t… (read more)

After Thunderbird asked me to download a new version & I donated money, all my subfolders to the left have disappeared. ALL my information stored/ emails placed in the subfolders are gone. I have sent several requests asking for HELP. This has been so frustrating I do not want to recommend anyone to use Thunderbird. This has nev er happened to me before and I cannot seem to receive an easy solution a t my end. All folders & emails dumbed into folders are gone???? I need HELP Please.....

I have have been unemployed at the time but still donated $$ to support as often as I can and this has happened which has been a nightmare.

Mary B [removed phone# from public support forum]

Asked by mbasmaji 5 months ago

Last reply by deannie.scott 1 day ago

Unable to connect to bellsouth.net emails.

Upgraded to the newest version of Thunderbird, 115.11.1 (64-bit) and now I can not get into my emails on bellsouth.net. . Error message "Sending of password for user xyz1… (read more)

Upgraded to the newest version of Thunderbird, 115.11.1 (64-bit) and now I can not get into my emails on bellsouth.net. . Error message "Sending of password for user xyz123@bellsouth.net did not succeed. Mail server inbound.att.net responded: [SYS/TEMP] Server error - Please try again later." I keep trying but same error for two days now. I can get my email on the web (Yahoo mail) ok. I double checked the setting and everything is good and migrated to the new version ok.

Asked by cad4703 1 day ago

Email password issues with Verizon

I used the same password I have been using for a long time with my Verizon account and now I get this message: Sending of password for user k.machv@verizon.net did not su… (read more)

I used the same password I have been using for a long time with my Verizon account and now I get this message: Sending of password for user k.machv@verizon.net did not succeed. Mail server pop.verizon.net responded: [SYS/TEMP] Server error - Please try again later. I can open and download my email messages via AOL but it will not recognize my password to allow me to download my messages to Thunderbird.

Asked by k.machv 1 day ago

losing my downloaded emial from gmail

I have downloaded my Emil to my laptop using thunderbird and then I try to change the name of storage folder to D:\gmail and after that I could not find my previously dow… (read more)

I have downloaded my Emil to my laptop using thunderbird and then I try to change the name of storage folder to D:\gmail and after that I could not find my previously downloaded email.I need to jknow how I can file my previous downloaded folder.

Asked by Hamid Reza Rastegar 1 day ago

Last reply by david 1 day ago

Transfering emails to a new laptop using Thunderbird

I have been stuggling to transfer my emails from a windows PC using Windows live Mail, to a laptop using Thunderbird. I have just spoken to my email provider (Plusnet) an… (read more)

I have been stuggling to transfer my emails from a windows PC using Windows live Mail, to a laptop using Thunderbird. I have just spoken to my email provider (Plusnet) and they have sent a test email which is received by Thunderbird. But all my emails keep arriving on the old machine. Any suggestions which might help me? David Owen

Asked by dave410 1 day ago

Last reply by david 1 day ago

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Can't get an old profile loading on a fresh install

Trying to use my old profile on a fresh install. After trying a few things I ended up with an error that the profile couldn't be loaded or was inaccessible. So I did th… (read more)

Trying to use my old profile on a fresh install.

After trying a few things I ended up with an error that the profile couldn't be loaded or was inaccessible.

So I did the following:

1) started the profile manager 2) removed all profiles 3) created a new profile 4) changed the name of the folder in the file system 5) copied my old profile folder to the same spot with the same name that the profile manager gave it

When I started thunderbird, I was just expecting it to load with my old profile.

Instead, I got the Account Setup screen.

I don't want to setup my email account, as I'm worried it will start downloading all my emails, and store them in who knows what profile. I could not see a way to start Thunderbird without it successfully connecting to an email server in this setup process.

Any suggestions for just getting mozilla to start and load my old profile please?

Asked by sportspunterau 4 days ago

Answered by sportspunterau 1 day ago

Install of Thunderbird accepted my donation but does not complete the install. Now when I retry the installation it goes back to the donation screen. How do I get the install to complete? Appreciate the ideas.

Install of Thunderbird accepted my donation but does not complete the install. It just returned to the donate screen again. If I try to return to the install exe it wont … (read more)

Install of Thunderbird accepted my donation but does not complete the install. It just returned to the donate screen again. If I try to return to the install exe it wont pass the donation screen. I like Thunderbird but not enough to pay twice. How do I get the install to complete? Appreciate any ideas. Thanks

Asked by billrobson 2 days ago

Last reply by Matt 2 days ago

spam folder on Yahoo webmail into Thunderbird

I recently lived thru the Cox-Yahoo conversion. Yahoo webmail has a folder called SPAM..where all the what I call JUNK goes to but in TB but it never gets into the TB JU… (read more)

I recently lived thru the Cox-Yahoo conversion. Yahoo webmail has a folder called SPAM..where all the what I call JUNK goes to but in TB but it never gets into the TB JUNK folder..I can only see it on webmail Yahoo..How do I point the TB JUNK to link with this SPAM Yahoo folder please?

Asked by OldBob2 3 days ago

Last reply by david 2 days ago

Thunderbird 115X cannot find my outlook profile to import from my existing Outlook 2010 installation. I have set Outlook as my default e-mail app.

Following suggestions from Jame and Matt (Thanks, guys!), I just installed T-Bird 115X on my Win7 computer, and successfully set up my primary e-mail account. I tried to … (read more)

Following suggestions from Jame and Matt (Thanks, guys!), I just installed T-Bird 115X on my Win7 computer, and successfully set up my primary e-mail account. I tried to import settings from my existing Outlook 2010 installation, and was instructed to set Outlook up as the default app for email. I did so, but now I get a "No profile found" notification from T-Bird T-Bird. What should I do?

Asked by soundguybsmt 3 days ago

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Raspberry PI4stalled vers 115 remove menu.It reports "aarch64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/52.9.1"

Question 1 - Is this a real version? (as dlsplayed in troubleshooting information) Question 2 - How can I upgrade to version 115,, or do I have to delete and start again?… (read more)

Question 1 - Is this a real version? (as dlsplayed in troubleshooting information) Question 2 - How can I upgrade to version 115,, or do I have to delete and start again? Sub question - if I have to delete what is the best method? I just spent a few days installing and then installing 5 gig of settings and mail from Windows 10; I would hate to do it again.

Asked by John Hadley 5 days ago

Answered by John Hadley 3 days ago