helping someone migrate from gmail web account

Have somebody that has a gmail account (they took care of all non-gmail content) and they want to reduce their google footprint, and asked me to help. It's been a long ti… (read more)

Have somebody that has a gmail account (they took care of all non-gmail content) and they want to reduce their google footprint, and asked me to help.

It's been a long time since I had to do something like this, so I thought I would ask a few questions before just blindly stumbling around. they have about 8Gb of emails, and want to see if we can do the following: - keep the gmail account - copy all the gmail/gtask data to a pc with their PC email client - reduce the foot print in google so that perhaps only the last year or so's worth of emails are in the gmail cloud (maybe about 200Mb) - keep thunderbird synced with the gmail account (they use it with other devices also)

I will install the app and check it out, so hopefully I'll know the answer to some of these questions below anybody responds... just thought if they are quick and easy to answer, this post might help shortcut the effort.

questions: 1) does thunderbird support google tasks, natively or with an add-on? 2) is there a way to migrate data older than a certain date with Thunderbird? 3) is there a way to keep it synced AND ONLY KEEP gmails in the google cloud NEWER than a certain date? 4) are there any issues with a large migration like this, causing message duplicates etc. (I remember this kind of problem 10 or 15 years ago with Comcast and others) 5) any quirks with this kind of POP3/IMAP setup and Thunderbird?

Asked by migrationsupportfriend 1 day ago

Cannot dismiss some calendar event notifications

Certain calendar events that have been created as a result of receiving an invitation from another party cannot be dismissed when the even notification goes off. These pa… (read more)

Certain calendar events that have been created as a result of receiving an invitation from another party cannot be dismissed when the even notification goes off.

These particular events are part of a monthly recurring series. They have a notification 30 minutes before and an email 4 hours before.

I can click the Dismiss button for the event in the Reminder pop up but it just keeps coming back. I have to delete the the notification setting for the event on my Google calendar using the Google website. Removing the notification setting for the event using TB does nothing. The notification setting comes back after the calendar is synchronized and TB just keeps notifying for the event.

In addition the event cannot be deleted, moved (dragged and dropped), copied or cut-n-pasted to another day using TB.

FYI, I am not using the Provider for Google Calendar add-on. I just added my calendar directly as a Network Calendar using the CalDav URL provided by Google.

Asked by Bob Atkins 1 day ago

All the on-line "Help" talks about something that is not in Thunderbird

All I want to do is change my Thunderbird password. Doing a www search for that topic = every site's information I've found tells one to 1) click on drop-down TOOLS and… (read more)

All I want to do is change my Thunderbird password.

Doing a www search for that topic = every site's information I've found tells one to 1) click on drop-down TOOLS and then OPTIONS (enroute to changing the password), or 2) pull-down MENU and then click on OPTIONS (same story . . . )

Well, there's only one itty-bitty problem: There is NO "OPTIONS" option in at either location.

OK.

So where's the magic? Can only conclude that other people are seeing things I'm not permitted to see . . .

Thank you.

Asked by Hikermann 1 day ago

Last reply by Hikermann 1 day ago

how do I change primary email/

My Linux Mint 18 (64bit) upgraded my Thunderbird to version 91.5.0. That version is a mess. I am trying to ask a question and Mozilla wants to send replies to my primar… (read more)

My Linux Mint 18 (64bit) upgraded my Thunderbird to version 91.5.0. That version is a mess. I am trying to ask a question and Mozilla wants to send replies to my primary email. Unfortunately due to the Thunderbird upgrade I can no longer pop my emails to that address nor send anything.

I have a gmail account that works but how do I change my primary email address since Mozilla keeps sending me a code to an address that Thunderbird won't let me get mail at?

Asked by see3ducks 1 day ago

TB91.5.0 Open PGP Cannot decrypt

TB 91.5.0 Debian Bullseye I am unable to decrypt the message. I get the message "The secret key that is required to decrypt this message is not available. I have tried t… (read more)

TB 91.5.0 Debian Bullseye

I am unable to decrypt the message.

I get the message "The secret key that is required to decrypt this message is not available.

I have tried to configure TB to use external open pgp and import secret key but both methods do not work.

I don't know what wrong I am doing...

Asked by goldenmango 1 day ago

Last reply by goldenmango 1 day ago

Thunderbird 91.5.0 (64-bit) (Ubuntu 20.04) is constantly eating a lot of CPU:-(

In the 15h, my laptop was online today, Thunderbird took out 6h CPU time:-( Sorry, I find that a bit excessive:-( Any idea, what to look at? i7-9750H CPU @ 2.60GHz, 6-c… (read more)

In the 15h, my laptop was online today, Thunderbird took out 6h CPU time:-( Sorry, I find that a bit excessive:-(

Any idea, what to look at? i7-9750H CPU @ 2.60GHz, 6-core/12-thread, 32GB RAM. So, that should not be a slow machine. Ubuntu 20.04

Thanks for any ideas, -- Marco

Asked by mw46d 1 day ago

SMTP working on VPN, but not in LAN

Hi, I have trouble with sending emails from my gmail and outlook Office365(school account) accounts. I tried every solution from the support article ("Cannot send message… (read more)

Hi, I have trouble with sending emails from my gmail and outlook Office365(school account) accounts. I tried every solution from the support article ("Cannot send messages"). This problem only appears when I'm on my LAN, when I connected to VPN emails are sent. I tried to reinstall TB, remove and add accounts, control the settings for servers, but nothing works. Thanks for advices.

Asked by michalsvento.ml 1 day ago

mailmerge errors

Hi Just tried to do a mailmerge using a csv file that I have used before, and got the following error message [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x8050000e (… (read more)

Hi Just tried to do a mailmerge using a csv file that I have used before, and got the following error message

[Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x8050000e (NS_ERROR_ILLEGAL_INPUT) [nsIConverterInputStream.readString]" nsresult: "0x8050000e (NS_ERROR_ILLEGAL_INPUT)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://mailmerge/content/utils.js :: csv :: line 374" data: no] Any help on this much appreciated Colin

Asked by Balljoint 1 day ago

AOL generated app for Thunderbird

I followed instructions posted on a TB fourm on how to generate an app password in order for my TB to work with AOL. I'm receiving mail in Thunderbird but can't send. I … (read more)

I followed instructions posted on a TB fourm on how to generate an app password in order for my TB to work with AOL. I'm receiving mail in Thunderbird but can't send. I suspect that I may not have followed the instructions completely and would like to start over. Do I need to delete the AOL generated password on AOL and create a new one or just create a new one for the outgoing server? Would appreciate any help! JD

Asked by saints15 1 day ago

Last reply by saints15 1 day ago

Thunderbird using too much MacOS system memory

Hi, I am running Thunderbird on my MacOS Mojave and through an disc managament app I found that Thunderbird is taking up 12 GB which are marked as System files. I'd need … (read more)

Hi,

I am running Thunderbird on my MacOS Mojave and through an disc managament app I found that Thunderbird is taking up 12 GB which are marked as System files. I'd need that space for something else, seems Thunderbird is taking up too much space. It also seems to be that my e-mail are taking up that much space. How do I do there are not stored there? Does anyone know how to clear the space?

I already tried compacting email.

Best regards,

Jiří Stehlik

Asked by jantarjirka 23 hours ago

Multiple new mail notifications for the same email

I cannot be too precise when this started happening but at some point in the past two months, I have found that Thunderbird repeatedly notifies me about the same unread e… (read more)

I cannot be too precise when this started happening but at some point in the past two months, I have found that Thunderbird repeatedly notifies me about the same unread emails. I think it's probably since upgrading to 91.

I am accessing my inboxes with IMAP and they have multiple subfolders. The subfolders may contain 1 or more unread emails. I do not want or need more than one notification about any given unread email. I am quite sure that Thunderbird 78 did not do this, as it is noticeably irritating.

I am experiencing this with Thunderbird on Debian accessing my personal email and Thunderbird on Ubuntu accessing my work email.

Asked by firefox1522 1 day ago

Last reply by firefox1522 22 hours ago

Sync Google Tasks with Thunderbird

I am unable to add a Google Task list to Thunderbird. I have Provider for Google Calendar, TbSync and Google-4-TbSync installed and can get Google Calendars and Google C… (read more)

I am unable to add a Google Task list to Thunderbird. I have Provider for Google Calendar, TbSync and Google-4-TbSync installed and can get Google Calendars and Google Contacts. I am not sure how to setup Google Tasks which are a subset of Google Calendar if I am not mistaken. I used to have this working but can not remember how I did this in the past.

Asked by captJohn96 21 hours ago

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 18 hours ago

Deleted calendar events information missing, how to find it using the backup

Hi all, Events were mistakenly deleted and I can find them in the deleted.sqlite. The events show with a GUID like : cb93cb40-694b-4854-aefe-b0d6b849df44 567f72cb-a490-43… (read more)

Hi all,

Events were mistakenly deleted and I can find them in the deleted.sqlite. The events show with a GUID like :

cb93cb40-694b-4854-aefe-b0d6b849df44 567f72cb-a490-43b6-8511-768a25b399c2 3222e825-7e1f-41d0-8894-7665bfd11cd0 86051783-8f4d-466f-a992-9d4ddd8f77f5

I have a full backup (but after deleteing the events) and a full access to the account. I only need to know the basic information of the event (title, name) as I was able to fing the time of start in the "time-deleted"? Is thre anyway to have this information, like reverting the time of the laptop, or using the local stored key to decode the information?

thank you for your help this is an important issue, and we really need to find the information.

Asked by hiloula98700 18 hours ago

Specifying Mailbox on which Message Filters run AUTOMATICALLY

I would like to run AUTOMATICALLY message filters on messages in my "bulk mail" mailbox. I can run those filters manually by selecting the "bulk mail" mailbox (just under… (read more)

I would like to run AUTOMATICALLY message filters on messages in my "bulk mail" mailbox. I can run those filters manually by selecting the "bulk mail" mailbox (just underneath the Message Filter box) and pressing "Run Now", BUT as soon as I close the box, the mailbox selected goes back to the Inbox (presumably the default). Is there any way I can force, trick, bribe or persuade Thunderbird to leave the Bulk Mail box as the selected mailbox -- so that the Message Filters will run on it and not my Inbox??? Any tips will be greatly appreciated!)

Asked by johnrherzog 1 day ago

Last reply by johnrherzog 17 hours ago

Primary Password Box possible problem

Hi- when I open TB, I get the enter password box. I found out today that if I leave blank & then hit cancel or the red X, Thunderbird still opens. How can I change … (read more)

Hi- when I open TB, I get the enter password box. I found out today that if I leave blank & then hit cancel or the red X, Thunderbird still opens. How can I change that unless I enter the correct password? The password box opens after that to ask for my pop.gmail.com password, which is fine. I can see that entering that password retrieves new, unread messages & permits me to compose & send new mail, etc....

Asked by hgw53t 16 hours ago

Changing Text Color in ThunderBird 91.5.1

Hi, I have been using TB for years and like it very much. However, for a long time now, I have not been able to change the color of the text for highlighting so I have b… (read more)

Hi, I have been using TB for years and like it very much. However, for a long time now, I have not been able to change the color of the text for highlighting so I have been using Mail when needed. I did read answers in th Community forum but unfortunately, did not solve the issue. Please assist.

Best,

MJA

Asked by mjadezyn 16 hours ago

Last reply by mjadezyn 16 hours ago