Address transfer to new Mac

I have bought a new Mac Air and I want to get all the email address off of Thunderbird on my desktop and put them on Thunderbird on the laptop. I have had to move most … (read more)

I have bought a new Mac Air and I want to get all the email address off of Thunderbird on my desktop and put them on Thunderbird on the laptop. I have had to move most of my files and items by Flash drive because when I migrated it the first time, I overloaded the laptop and had to start all over. So what file can I move from the library to get these on my new laptop?

Asked by Mac73 4 months ago

Last reply by david 4 months ago

Supernova 115.5.1 issues - messages in wrong folder, slow quick filter, crashes, email links fail (win10)

Supernova has been named correctly. So far it has "exploded" all over. Once again I can not click on an email link and have it open in Firefox. (1) Quick filter doesn't… (read more)

Supernova has been named correctly. So far it has "exploded" all over. Once again I can not click on an email link and have it open in Firefox. (1) Quick filter doesn't seem to work very well any more. It might give me what I am looking for, but when I close it quick filter, it starts putting back messages very slowly one at a time for minutes. (3) I am getting fairly constant messages that it can't write to disk because the disk is full or it doesn't have permissions (both of which are wrong). (4) I have a sub-folder that contains 2022 emails and it has started listing those emails as part of the current inbox and no longer shows them as part of the 2022 sub-folder. (5) And finally it has crashed several time.

This all started when I let the update for Supernova install and it just keeps getting worse. Any suggestions?

Asked by keduncan 4 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 1 week ago

Thunderbird profile folder size

I would like to keep the size of my email folder from getting too big as the years go by. My plan is to have different folders for different groups of years. I created … (read more)

I would like to keep the size of my email folder from getting too big as the years go by. My plan is to have different folders for different groups of years. I created a new profile and deleted the emails from other years to just keep one group of years in the profile. Then I compacted folders, closed the profile, closed Thunderbird and looked at the size of the profiles in Windows 10. It showed very little difference in the size of the profile with a large number of emails deleted. I tried compacting each folder separately and still the size is not near proportional to the number of emails. Is it possible to compact the profile properly?

Asked by Fredtr 3 months ago

Last reply by Matt 2 months ago

Unable to send email

Good morning! I share an outgoing server for my email, and have no difficulty sending from my personal (erin@grawlix.ca) only from my business (locksmith@grawlix.ca) I … (read more)

Good morning!

I share an outgoing server for my email, and have no difficulty sending from my personal (erin@grawlix.ca) only from my business (locksmith@grawlix.ca)

I noticed this issue on Wednesday, Jan 24th, though it's possible I didn't send a message through that account since Wednesday, Jan 10th.

I can send from both accounts if I go through my provider's webmail site (Shaw) with no difficulties.

Asked by erin21 2 months ago

Last reply by david 2 months ago

Account Trial period/reactivate Or delete

Re: New mail Account in Thunderbird setup Aug. 6th 2023. By Aug. 12th received the last notice of the trial period ending prior to the required sub… (read more)

Re: New mail Account in Thunderbird

      setup Aug. 6th 2023.
     By Aug. 12th received the last notice
     of the trial period ending prior to 
     the required subscription end date.

Q: how to reactivate Or delete ?

Asked by rx420 5 months ago

Last reply by david 18 hours ago

Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, username or password.

After installing Thunderbird I want to set up my existing email address (gmail) I set my name, email address, password (also check if it's the right one and it is). Then… (read more)

After installing Thunderbird I want to set up my existing email address (gmail)

I set my name, email address, password (also check if it's the right one and it is). Then try to config IMAP (imap.gmail.com with port 143 for STARTTLS and OAuth2) and STMP (smtp.gmail.com with port 587for STARTTLS and OAuth2), in both IMAP and STMP I tried also SSL/TLS (993 imap /465stmp) and various of Auth method. The result is that I am unable to Done it (probably some wrong settings in STMP) I tried everything and don't know what to do.

could you help me?

Asked by Peter Perhac 5 months ago

Last reply by sfhowes 5 months ago

Cannot send messages from Hotmail accounts through Thunderbird

I am in the UK. Cannot send messages from Hotmail accounts through Thunderbird. Error message is always: Sending of the message failed. An error occurred while sending … (read more)

I am in the UK. Cannot send messages from Hotmail accounts through Thunderbird. Error message is always: Sending of the message failed. An error occurred while sending mail: Outgoing server (SMTP) error. The server responded: * OK The Microsoft Exchange IMAP4 service is ready. [TABPADIAUAAyADYANQBDAEEAMAAxADQANAAuAEcAQgBSAFAAMgA2ADUALgBQAFIATwBEAC4ATwBVAFQATABPAE8ASwAuAEMATwBNAA==]. I have tried innumerable outgoing server settings suggested on this forum and on my Outlook webmail. None of them work. This is in addition to the fact that about 90% of the time Thunderbird won't log in to the Hotmail accounts either, and then suddenly it will, intermittently. All of this suddenly started 3 days ago (Jan24, 2024) Before the above error message started appearing yesterday, intermittently I could send from the Hotmail accounts but not receive. Now I can sometimes receive, but not send. Weird. Help...in as untechnical terms as possible; I am nearly 80 and not very computer literate.

Asked by kellygalpin 2 months ago

Last reply by christ1 2 months ago

Email attachments from Business Partner have disappeared

I got an email this morning from my business partner saying that he was attaching a file that I needed. However, there was no attachment. I was about to email him back to… (read more)

I got an email this morning from my business partner saying that he was attaching a file that I needed. However, there was no attachment. I was about to email him back to tell him that he forgot to attach it when I realized that EVERY single email he has ever sent me in the past was missing its attachment. Even emails from months ago that I already read. I can see the paper clip icon, but when I click on the email itself, the paper clip disappears. If I try to forward an email, it looks like it's there as an attachment, but appears to be misformed or corrupted. Please help! My business partner is my graphic designer and has sent me hundreds and hundreds of emails with graphic design projects that I need access to. I have tested sending myself different attachments and they all go through. And am able to see attachments from clients as well - except for one that was not working. Any thoughts?

Asked by Mindy Lepp 4 months ago

Last reply by Matt 4 months ago

I can no longer access my emails from my Thunderbird account on my pc. Thunderbird failed to find the settings for your email account.

All of a sudden I get: Thunderbird failed to find the settings for your email account and so I have no access to my local folders where I store all my emails. Any ideas… (read more)

All of a sudden I get: Thunderbird failed to find the settings for your email account

and so I have no access to my local folders where I store all my emails. Any ideas what has happened? And more importantly how I get back to my email interface on launch. Thanks in advance

Asked by juliatrout 3 months ago

Last reply by Matt 3 months ago

Unable to install addons in Thunderbird 115

Thunderbird 115.0 on Linux/Debian is unable to verify and install addons from website. It just freezes when I try - and cannot even manually install addons that I downloa… (read more)

Thunderbird 115.0 on Linux/Debian is unable to verify and install addons from website. It just freezes when I try - and cannot even manually install addons that I download using Chrome. I even totally deleted all files and folders and reinstalled Thunderbird 115.0 from stratch... what happened?!

I found that after total removal - if I install a earlier version... that I can verify and install addons, but not with version 115.

I also found that I cannot import profiles from zip or even uncompressed folder. I confirmed the profile is less that 2 gig (1.2 gig) - so size of the profile should not be a problem.

Asked by IndianaJames 4 months ago

Last reply by Matt 3 months ago

Why does Thunderbird try to logon to an email account that I deleted from Thunderbird

I just want to use Thunderbird to access a Newsgroup, so I deleted my gmail email account from Thunderbird (which Thunderbird apparently found on its own: it was in Thund… (read more)

I just want to use Thunderbird to access a Newsgroup, so I deleted my gmail email account from Thunderbird (which Thunderbird apparently found on its own: it was in Thunderbird when I first started it).

But Thunderbird keeps trying to logon to the gmail account - popping up a dialog requiring me to provide my gmail password and authorize Thunderbird. It does this every 15 minutes (the frequency I want Thunderbird to check for Newsgroup posts).

How can I stop this?

Asked by JEP 4 months ago

Last reply by david 4 months ago

Can not see mailboxes and folders

Good morning I have updated Thunderbird to the lastest version 115.6.0 (64-bit) on my Mac with Ventura 13.3.1 (22E261) and now I can not see my mailboxes and folders. Hav… (read more)

Good morning I have updated Thunderbird to the lastest version 115.6.0 (64-bit) on my Mac with Ventura 13.3.1 (22E261) and now I can not see my mailboxes and folders. Have tried everything - nothing works. Rest bookmarks work. Contacts and other functions. I can create and send letters from any of my mailboxes, I can search letters in all mailboxes in search field, but I can not see on the left bookmark nothing - empty list of mailboxes. I have download the program again, reinstalled, changed Thunderbird file in Programms - same thing. Please help.

Asked by mailazs 3 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 2 months ago

Rearranging Order of Email Folders in Thunderbird 115.6

How do I change the order of my email account folders in Thunderbird 115.6? I have multiple accounts and just added another, and I want to move it from the bottom of the … (read more)

How do I change the order of my email account folders in Thunderbird 115.6? I have multiple accounts and just added another, and I want to move it from the bottom of the sidebar to a higher location. I used to be able to click and move around accounts in the "account settings" mode. Now, that doesn't work. Is there a solution? The instructions provided in the video created by Thunderbird in 2022 doesn't work! Please help!

Asked by JRifClark 3 months ago

Last reply by david 3 weeks ago

Moving Thunderbird to New PC

The hard drive on my PC running Windows 10 crashed and I have a new one running Windows 11. I used Thunderbird on the old PC and am trying to set up Thunderbird on the n… (read more)

The hard drive on my PC running Windows 10 crashed and I have a new one running Windows 11. I used Thunderbird on the old PC and am trying to set up Thunderbird on the new PC. My email account is with AOL. When setting up Thunderbird on the new PC, it asks for the password. I am trying to use the AOL password but it does not work. The same password works on other devices. I have no access to the data on the old hard drive. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Asked by wmattiace 5 months ago

Last reply by david 5 months ago

Thunderbird Connection Messages

I have 4 email accounts setup. Only one is in use at a time. There is one personal and three tied to 3 volunteer organizations I work with. A few days ago I began getting… (read more)

I have 4 email accounts setup. Only one is in use at a time. There is one personal and three tied to 3 volunteer organizations I work with. A few days ago I began getting a Send Message Error window ( I assume generated by Windows) when I attempted to send a message from any of the accounts and thereafter I received a Thunderbird Unable to connect to your IMAP server error message.

My ISP advises they are not restricting connection numbers and this is a Thunderbird issue. Nevertheless, following the Thunderbird Message instructions I reduced the number of cached connections under Advanced by half. This made no difference. There is no one with my ISP who will discuss Thunderbird or seems to know much about it and they want me to use their webmail, which sorely lacks the sophistication of Thunderbird.

Read all of the relevant messages I could locate on the Thunderbird site on the issue and tried most of the suggested solutions, to no avail.

During the solution efforts, all INBOX mail in my primary personal account disappeared, but the rest of the folders are OK and so are those in the other accounts. It is in the ISP IMAP webmail folder.

But when I try to email my ISP I get the Unable to Connect to your IMAP server message or the Thunderbird error message. No outgoing message.

I did look at the Proflies link which I see references the ISP IMAP account. It shows 0 messages and 1.1 GB which I assume is the size of the INBOX file so assume there are messages and the 1.1 GB are the messages, safe but untransferable to Thunderbird. When I clik on Repair Folder the link attemps to go to the ISP IMAP account but the Thunderbird connection error message reappears shutting the process down.

When I just recently upgraded (32 bit) to 115.7 from 115.2 a number, not all, of the folders under my personal account also disappeared (but didn't touch the other accounts). They remain on the ISP webmail site (Zimbra). Could not find a way under Thunderbird how to reimport the missing folders from the ISP webmail account to Thunderbird so have been moving messages I need to save to the folders via the webmail site then reentering Thunderbird.

If this is unclear it's because I am so confused now that I frankly don't know where I am, way way above my pay grade! It appears I've done enough damage so quitting and looking for help.

Image of the two messages attached

Asked by w7wll 2 months ago

Last reply by david 2 months ago

Accessing old version of thunderbird

Hello there I hope you are well. I am looking to understand whether there is a way to access my thunderbird emails from an old app used on a MacBook. It hasn’t been … (read more)

Hello there

I hope you are well.

I am looking to understand whether there is a way to access my thunderbird emails from an old app used on a MacBook.

It hasn’t been accessed for some time, or updated, while the Mac OS has. Unsure what version this is but I can find out.

Is there a way for me to access the emails in the app by updating or some other way? Our email server also changed around that time I believe.

Many thanks

Alisdair

Alisdair

Asked by alisdair811 3 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 3 months ago

115.4.1 is terribly slow downloading and filtering messages. (win10, spectrum, gmail)

115.4.1 is terribly slow. When stuff is going on in background like downloading or filtering, I cannot use the interface to select messages or folders. It is very annoyin… (read more)

115.4.1 is terribly slow. When stuff is going on in background like downloading or filtering, I cannot use the interface to select messages or folders. It is very annoying. I can only imagine that when I archive 1000 or more messages every 6 months, that the system is going to choke.

Asked by rhyolite1 5 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 2 months ago