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Fails to connect to Proton Mail Thunderbird Ver: 78.6.0 (32-bit)

Hello, I have used Thunderbird for years. However, I have been trying to set up a Proton Mail account and the setup fails! I have installed the Proton Bridge and have a… (read more)

Hello, I have used Thunderbird for years. However, I have been trying to set up a Proton Mail account and the setup fails! I have installed the Proton Bridge and have a paid account for Proton Mail. Attached is the error picture. How do I setup Proton Mail in Thunderbird? Please help!

Asked by Electronic_Repair 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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How to Import downloaded gmail files (.mbox) to view in Thunderbird 78.2.2

I just downloaded the new Thunderbird 78.2.2 but I cannot see how to import downloaded .mbox files (which were downloaded from Gmail). There is no Import/Export option un… (read more)

I just downloaded the new Thunderbird 78.2.2 but I cannot see how to import downloaded .mbox files (which were downloaded from Gmail). There is no Import/Export option under "Tools",only an "Import" option which then allows only to choose between "Becky!InternetMail"and "Outlook".I am very confused.I seem to remember using an older version 3years ago and could just copy the files manually intothe App Data folder but this stratgey does not work. Could someone pleasehelp? For info I amusing Windows10

Asked by robert.m.chapman 1 year ago

Answered by Stans 1 year ago

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Can't send mail in Thunderbird with new account using Authentication method: OAuth2

Hi, My old Gmail account works in Thunderbird 68.12.1 (32-bit) with no problems, that is, it sends and receives mail. Now I decided to add another Gmail account to Thunde… (read more)

Hi,

My old Gmail account works in Thunderbird 68.12.1 (32-bit) with no problems, that is, it sends and receives mail. Now I decided to add another Gmail account to Thunderbird. It receives mail without problems, but it can't send mail. If that matters, I have total 4 accounts in Thunderbird (the other 2 aren't Gmail accounts and they're working).

Both accounts have identical settings:

1) both are Gmail mails, that is, mail address is like name1.name2@gmail.com and those mails aren't new (I've had them for several years, but in Thunderderbird was using just one of them).

2) the option for "Less secure app access allowed" is turned ON in Gmail account security

3) POP mail server settings: Server Name: pop.gmail.com Port: 995 Connection security: SSL/TLS Authentication method: Normal password

4) SMTP server settings in Thunderbird: Server Name: smtp.gmail.com Port: 465 Connection security: SSL/TLS Authentication method: OAuth2

So why my new account can't send mails with Authentication method: OAuth2 (it can only send mails using Authentication method: Normal password).

Isn't that the opposite of what should be happening? I thought that Gmail was supposed require OAuth2 method. Anyway, what I'm missing to make those accounts identical for Gmail?

Asked by Koboldhatesyou 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago

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Email Archiving to Local Folder

Hi everyone, maybe I'm missing something obvious, but I doubt I am the only one with this goal / question! I am trying to archive emails from an online provider to my lo… (read more)

Hi everyone, maybe I'm missing something obvious, but I doubt I am the only one with this goal / question! I am trying to archive emails from an online provider to my local PC. I want to delete the emails from the online server and only keep a copy on my local archive. I have read the help here but did not find enough explanation regarding Archiving to know whether it is what I am looking for, or intended for a different purpose. Likewise with "Local Folders".

So I have potentially abused them both with the following configuration: 1) renaming my "Local Folders" account to "Archive", 2) setting my custom local folder under "Local Folders" (now "Archive") > "Local Directory", 3) creating subfolders for each email account, 4) specifying these folders under each "Account Settings" > "Copies & Folders" > "Message Archives" > "Other" > "<Folder Name> on Archive" (selecting the subfolder) 5) leaving Thunderbird on all night to synchronise

Unfortunately, the next day in my Archive folder were only tiny ".msf" files, so it clearly didn't do what I expected. So please tell me where I went wrong, and how I should rather setup my local archive. My aim is to delete online copies and move most mails offline.

Thanks a million in advance! Bruce

Asked by Bruce 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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MAPI support in Thunderbird

Are there any plans/efforts to create a Thunderbird plug-in that will provide the MAPI protocol, allowing third-party software to send & receive emails using the Thun… (read more)

Are there any plans/efforts to create a Thunderbird plug-in that will provide the MAPI protocol, allowing third-party software to send & receive emails using the Thunderbird platform, similar Outlook Express?

Asked by xytsrm 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago

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Emails displaying wrong time

Ive been searching all over for a solution to this today and can find nothing new on this since the early 2000s. The emails displayed in Thunderbird are all displaying U… (read more)

Ive been searching all over for a solution to this today and can find nothing new on this since the early 2000s. The emails displayed in Thunderbird are all displaying UTC and until today, it had the correct time (Central).

I have verified the following:

1) My system time and timezone Windows 10 settings are correct 2) The Thunderbird options calendar timezone is correct 3) My email can also be read on a web interface that those times are in the correct zone

From those 3, I believe I narrowed the problem down to the client.

An old issue I have found involves the environment variable %TZ%. There are 2 tests suggested that point to this being the case:

1) Running "Date()" in the Thunderbird error console does indicate my timezone being used is UMT.

2) Running 'Components.classes["@mozilla.org/process/environment;1"].getService(Components.interfaces.nsIEnvironment).exists("TZ")' in the error console returns true, which the poster of that test (in 2004) says should return false if things are set properly. That poster does not explain how to change the variable.

Only way I have found to change TZ is by editing autoexec.bat, which no longer exists in Windows 10. I cannot find a setting for it anywhere in the registry. The variable is clearly set somewhere, but how do I change it????

Thank you.

Asked by groovechild2 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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OAuth2 for gmail Not Working

TB 91.7.0 (64-bit I used to send/rcv gmail no problm, started having issues ~ Oct 2021 I then setup a 3rd party app password in gmail account for thunderbird. That … (read more)

TB 91.7.0 (64-bit I used to send/rcv gmail no problm, started having issues ~ Oct 2021 I then setup a 3rd party app password in gmail account for thunderbird. That allowed me to Send Gmails, but, not receive it kept asking for password. Then I read to use OAuth2 and saw that Google will no longer allow 3rd party app passwords, so i deleted it in google, and set both Imap.gmail.com and smpt.gmail.com to use OAuth2 (both set for SSL/TSL). I did this just for smpt first when the 3rd party app password was still enabled, i could recv but, when i went to send, it would ask for password, i enter it, then it would sent msg to my cell phone to Allow thunderbird, i would press Allow on my phone, and Thunderbird would come up with Sending message.. with the progress marked all way to end BUT, it will never complete sending.... I have to hit cancel it then shows Failed message unable to authenticate. After I deleted the 3rd party app password in gmail settings, now when i start thunderbird or try to receive emails, it goes through the same authorization process with my phone, but, then never downloads any new emails. I have spend HOURS on this.. extremely frustrated (I have been forced to us ms mail which i really don't like, i am too used to thunderbird (although I wished thunderbird had check boxes on emails to select via checkboxes for delete, or moving, etc)

Asked by jbeals108 4 months ago

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Thunderbird receives email but won't send email

A few weeks ago Thunderbird stopped allowing me to send emails. New emails I receive download fine. Here is the error message I'm getting: An error occurred while sendin… (read more)

A few weeks ago Thunderbird stopped allowing me to send emails. New emails I receive download fine. Here is the error message I'm getting:

An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: 550 5.1.0 Authentication required. Please verify that your email address is correct in your account settings and try again.

I've checked that my email address is correct and that my outgoing server is smtp.comcast.net but that is the extent of my knowledge of what I can check. I hadn't changed any settings and this just started happening.

Help would be very appreciated! Thanks in advance! Linda

Asked by Linche 2 years ago

Answered by Matt 2 years ago

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Downgrade Thunderbird profile from 78 to 68

Hello guys, I'm a thunderbird fanatic and use it even at work managing 10+ accounts. Up to Thunderbird 68, all was super fine: The massive profile with 60+ folder was wel… (read more)

Hello guys, I'm a thunderbird fanatic and use it even at work managing 10+ accounts. Up to Thunderbird 68, all was super fine:

The massive profile with 60+ folder was well organized with a handful of incredible add-ons to: - color folders - customize color account background - manage folder sorting The workflow was smooth and very productive: the folder colored to my like, the new email received were visible at a glance in the related folder by simply browsing and detecting the different accent in the folder name, and so on.

I always loved updates and kept the auto update on... until yesterday when my 68 has been migrated automatically to 78 !

No one of the necessary add-ons works anymore! No one of those fantastic the developer is anymore interested in upgrading them (changes are too frequent, and need to invest too much time to upgrade them) The interface is to uniform, I cannot customize colors in the same efficient way.... If I want the same 60+ nested folder sorting, I need to rename all of them... When a folder receives a new email the accent color (sort of bold blue) is nearly same as that of a folder with unread email (bold black)... Oh my god, what a mess !

Since no add-ons are available to re arrange the profile like it was with Thunderbird 68, my only option is to roll-back to 68... and stay there until the necessary add-on will get back to 78 (if any).

Do you know how I can convert back my profile just upgraded to 78 back to 68 ???

Please Please Please, help me ! Pietro

Asked by Pietro Vignali 1 year ago

Answered by Stans 1 year ago

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Can't log in to GMail SMTP Server from TB

I have recently changed from using Microsoft Online to GMail service (not by choice). I now have a problem in that I cannot send emails from TB because TB still wants to … (read more)

I have recently changed from using Microsoft Online to GMail service (not by choice). I now have a problem in that I cannot send emails from TB because TB still wants to sign in to the Microsoft SMTP server, not the GMail SMTP server. I have tried various strategies, including delete / recreate account, but TB insists that I need to log in to the MS server. So atm I am receiving / viewing emails in TB (because I prefer TB), but sending / replying via GMail. Please help.

OS = openSUSE Leap 15.2 TB = 78.6.0

Asked by Greg_B 1 year ago

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Thunderbird 32 and 64 bit program

I have discovered that my thunderbird is 32 bit version 68.11 whereas I have a 64 bit computer. Instructions for installing the 64 bit program state uninstall 32 bit firs… (read more)

I have discovered that my thunderbird is 32 bit version 68.11 whereas I have a 64 bit computer. Instructions for installing the 64 bit program state uninstall 32 bit first. I do not wish to lose everything in the process - how do I keep my displayed emails and accounts. Would I notice any improvement if I did migrate to the 64 bit version?

Asked by mike21 1 year ago

Answered by Edoardo Maria Elidoro 1 year ago

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Migrating my Thunderbird Profile to new PC

I have followed the Migration instructions over 8 times now and have clearly seem my Roaming Thunderbird folder of nearly 6 Gb moving from PC to Caddy Drive, and then ont… (read more)

I have followed the Migration instructions over 8 times now and have clearly seem my Roaming Thunderbird folder of nearly 6 Gb moving from PC to Caddy Drive, and then onto the new PC in the Roaming Thunderbird folder. Each time i clicked "replace previous data", and no Thunderbird account has been set up on the new PC. But that's as far as i can get, I cannot get it to open the profile so I can see my 3 years worth of mail. The instructions stop at replace previous data (or whatever the wording is). I'm tearing my ancient hair out as my old PC keeps crashing and I begin 2 training courses tonight to get my web sites and video sales moving. I used to be ok with tech when it was Windows 3.1 but I'm 75 now and am obviously a bit out of touch! H-E-L-P  !! John Reed, York, UK (John O'York on Facebook)

Asked by John Reed 2 years ago

Answered by John Reed 2 years ago

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How to set a default sorting for message view ?

In the options we can go to View > Sort by > and then change how the messages are sorted in the current folder. But to apply this to all folders we have to change i… (read more)

In the options we can go to View > Sort by > and then change how the messages are sorted in the current folder. But to apply this to all folders we have to change it for each folders and subfolders. Is there a way to set a default sorting ?

P.S. : I'm not very good at english, if there are some errors please tell me.

Asked by Melrok 2 years ago

Answered by Stans 2 years ago

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Thunderbird 78 Cannot access gmail

Hello Since last google outage on 14th December 2020, Thunderbird Email Client is unable to access gmail. It shows " Authentication failure while connecting to server ima… (read more)

Hello Since last google outage on 14th December 2020, Thunderbird Email Client is unable to access gmail. It shows " Authentication failure while connecting to server imap.gmail.com Out of 3 accounts, 2 are @gmail.com and other is @tritek.in. All 3 accounts have identical settings. Server imap.gmail.com Port:993 Connection Security: SSL/TLS Auth. Method: OAuth2 Allow Accessing gmail through less secure apps: ON

one gmail.com is able to access emails, while other 2 cannot access email.

Thunderbird version is 78 on Windows 10 64 Bit.


Please help to sort this issue.

Thanks.

Sudhir

Asked by tritekindia 1 year ago

Answered by Stans 1 year ago

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Thunderbord Calendar event notification failure to dismiss

I've searched the community and knowledge base, and I am not seeing a solution that works. The video listed below shows the issue but here's a recap: An event I accepted… (read more)

I've searched the community and knowledge base, and I am not seeing a solution that works. The video listed below shows the issue but here's a recap: An event I accepted an invite to just completed. The notification popped up before the event as hoped for, but could not be dismissed. It continues to repeat about every 20 to 30 minutes.

Clicking dismiss does nothing. Clicking dismiss all does nothing. https://www.screencast.com/t/NAPTzvp9kOoh

Any help is appreciated.

Asked by cenay 9 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 9 months ago

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mail merge does not work

I installed the "Mail Merge" extension, created a .csv file with multiple emails. However, even though I specified {{Email}} under the recipients. The "Mail Merge" extens… (read more)

I installed the "Mail Merge" extension, created a .csv file with multiple emails. However, even though I specified {{Email}} under the recipients. The "Mail Merge" extension won't let me send the message and displays the following message, "No recipients were specified. Enter a recipient or newsgroup in the address field."

This did not happen in the previous version of Mozilla Thunderbird.

Can you give me a solution?

Asked by igor.luisetto 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago