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Copy/Export email cache from discontinued IMAP account

I've got old emails cached locally for 2 IMAP accounts. Merely as a backup. Both of these accounts are long gone for years, but I always kept the emails as backup/archive… (read more)

I've got old emails cached locally for 2 IMAP accounts. Merely as a backup. Both of these accounts are long gone for years, but I always kept the emails as backup/archive copy.

However, when I try to move/migrate my profile to another computer (as I've successfully done many times over many years without problems), now these IMAP folders/emails vanish. Whenever I try to copy or repair these folders, Thunderbird prompts for a login and won't let me continue without. Login is impossible though since the accounts are long gone. :/

Is there a way to kind of "materialize" the IMAP cache which I can see and browse before I migrate the profile?


Big thanks in advance! PS: Next time I'll archive them while the accounts are still active. I promise! ;)

Asked by rooker87 2 months ago

Answered by rooker87 2 months ago

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Upgrade Issues -- keeps saying there is a pending upgrade

Every time I upgrade -- or attempt to upgrade TBird to a the next version -- I go through this crazy kabuki dance where it claims that I must reboot first because a previ… (read more)

Every time I upgrade -- or attempt to upgrade TBird to a the next version -- I go through this crazy kabuki dance where it claims that I must reboot first because a previous upgrade hasn't concluded. So I reboot. And try to upgrade. Same message. I have Thunderbird installed on two machines .. both Windows 10... one is fairly new HP (7th gen i7); the other other is fairly old custom job (1st Gen i7). The HP is doing fine. It's the older machine that's having issues. My current version of TBird is 78.1.14 (32 bit), which when I check "About" I'm told it's the latest version. However, when I check About it says I am up-to-date. But my HP just updated to version 91.1.2. Seeing that and despite the message in "About" on this machine (not the HP) saying I'm on the latest version -- I downloaded 91.1.2 and tried to install it. No joy. Again .. the message that a previous update is pending and instructions to reboot. I've gone through this cycle twice and .. done both a hard (power cycle) and soft (restart) re3boot -- no change. WHAT is going on?? Thanks!

Asked by charwing 2 months ago

Answered by Matt 2 months ago

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Updating a very old version

About a week ago, Thunderbird started giving me messages about an invalid security certificate for start.thunderbird.net. I've installed it here on two x PC's (both runni… (read more)

About a week ago, Thunderbird started giving me messages about an invalid security certificate for start.thunderbird.net. I've installed it here on two x PC's (both running Windows 7) but the message only appeared on one system. By pressing the Help' menu item I realised that the 'good' system is running ver 78 but the one giving me the messages is back at around ver 24. I've pressed the option to update but it says that no updates are available (probably too far out-of-date...)

If I uninstall Thunderbird and install the latest version, will I lose all my emails or should the new version find them okay?

Asked by johne53 2 months ago

Answered by Stans 2 months ago

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Thunderbird Won't Download Older Emails

Thunderbird 92.1.0 MacOS 10.13.6 Gmail via POP3 The problem is pretty straightforward. Thunderbird downloaded (almost) everything fine and retrieves new mail as expected.… (read more)

Thunderbird 92.1.0 MacOS 10.13.6 Gmail via POP3

The problem is pretty straightforward. Thunderbird downloaded (almost) everything fine and retrieves new mail as expected. It won't download anything before 7/5/2009 while Gmail has messages going back to 2004. How can I make Thunderbird download those older messages?

Asked by ContributerTools 1 month ago

Answered by Matt 1 month ago

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Can I restore POP emails to the server?

The Mac Mail client I've used for years is falling apart under Big Sur. I mentioned this to a friend and he reminded me of Thunderbird - I had used it MANY years ago. … (read more)

The Mac Mail client I've used for years is falling apart under Big Sur. I mentioned this to a friend and he reminded me of Thunderbird - I had used it MANY years ago. I've recently converted to Firefox so this seemed like something to explore.

I downloaded it and entered the account info for my personal email via Sonic.net (POP) and work (via gmail). I was pleased to see the emails syncing for both accounts.

Until a couple of hours later when I noted that ALL my mail was gone on my laptop running Mail. I traced this to a DEFAULT setting of removing the emails from the server.

Please insert an expletive here.

You've got to be kidding me - this is the default? Is there ANY way I can get those emails back on the server? Luckily my work account still has the emails on the server.

I hope you can help.

-Johnny Klonaris

(Please don't make me burn my Firefox - he's cute up there on the shelf)

Asked by firefox1600 1 month ago

Answered by firefox1600 1 month ago

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Transferring emails from old laptop to new one.

bold text I have taken a backup of the Profiles file cyxxxxxx.default from the old laptop. I have installed thunderbird in the new laptop. It comes with a Profiles folder… (read more)

bold text I have taken a backup of the Profiles file cyxxxxxx.default from the old laptop. I have installed thunderbird in the new laptop. It comes with a Profiles folder and a profiles batch file. What changes do I make in each of the following

1. the Profiles folder which has new .default and .default-release files 6a30ueze.default un908njg.default-release

2. profiles batch file which has the following code

[InstallD78BF5DD33499EC2] Default=Profiles/un908njg.default-release Locked=1

[Profile1] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/6a30ueze.default Default=1

[Profile0] Name=default-release IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/un908njg.default-release

[General] StartWithLastProfile=1 Version=2

Asked by manish.ajmera58 1 month ago

Answered by Stans 1 month ago

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Importing Windows Mail .eml Files

This help page refers to the ImportExportTools add-on which is only compatible with versions 14.0 to 60. Is there an alternative? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sw… (read more)

This help page refers to the ImportExportTools add-on which is only compatible with versions 14.0 to 60. Is there an alternative?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/switching-thunderbird#w_importing-windows-mail-messages

Asked by eugbug1 4 weeks ago

Answered by eugbug1 4 weeks ago

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Migration

OK I followed all the steps stated to backup my data/profiles but when I installed and updated my new laptop and then did the restore all my data was still gone, and Thun… (read more)

OK I followed all the steps stated to backup my data/profiles but when I installed and updated my new laptop and then did the restore all my data was still gone, and Thunderbird keeps asking to make a new profile. I have lost a LOT of saved emails and am a little upset, what happened any ideas?

Asked by Abdulah Mohamed 2 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 months ago

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How to move filters rules to the new computer ?

I have installed Thunderbird on the new computer. In accordance with remarks I have moved all accounts and data. Unfortunatelly I can't find how to move filters rules. I … (read more)

I have installed Thunderbird on the new computer. In accordance with remarks I have moved all accounts and data. Unfortunatelly I can't find how to move filters rules. I have lot of them.Can someone help me ?

Asked by stabil1 2 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 months ago

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upgrading profile to be compatible with version > 68

The hint to use thunderbird --allow-downgrade is very helpful, but does not really answer my question. I want to upgrade the profile itself so I can use the current vers… (read more)

The hint to use thunderbird --allow-downgrade is very helpful, but does not really answer my question. I want to upgrade the profile itself so I can use the current version. I fear that creating a new profile will lose all the emails stored in":local folders" and in subsets of "inbox."

I would just use a new profile iff doing so would not lose these emails.

Asked by nil 1 month ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 month ago

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Thunderbird address book contact data field names

I'm looking to migrate the data from my current personal information manager, SideKick98, to an application compatible with Windows10 and later. Can the names of the fiel… (read more)

I'm looking to migrate the data from my current personal information manager, SideKick98, to an application compatible with Windows10 and later. Can the names of the fields in Thunderbird contacts be changed? Are access to the data stored as contact information protected by the top level password? Is the contact data stored in a form that is either encrypted or not easily read?

Asked by WindsurferLA 1 week ago

Answered by Matt 1 week ago

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changed e-mail host and now Thunderbird is complaining about a certificate for domain that has nothing to do with the pop server

I have had a domain for several years that I used to forward e-mail to a free account I've had for decades. A while back the free account dropped its pop server and becam… (read more)

I have had a domain for several years that I used to forward e-mail to a free account I've had for decades. A while back the free account dropped its pop server and became web mail only, so I created a real e-mail account in my domain. The new pop server was simply mail.<domain name>.com:995. I updated the account in Thunderbird to use the new servers (I ended up forwarding e-mail from the old free account to the new one - reversing the original flow).

I've just changed my hosting company and have recreated my e-mail account with the new host and updated the Thunderbird account to point to the new servers.

I can send e-mail through their smtp server as smtp.<domain name>.com:465 but when I try to receive e-mail at pop.<domain name>.com:995, which their documentation says is correct, I get an error message about an invalid certificate for my free account's old pop server!

When I use the alternate pop server name of pop.<hosting company>.com:995, I get my e-mail. This makes the problem not urgent but it is annoying.

What I can't figure out is where is Thunderbird getting the old account server name from? The maildir actually still used the name of the old server (pop.<free account host>.net) so I tried renaming it (renamed the folder then restarted Thunderbird and pointed the account to the name of the maildir) but that didn't help.

Any suggestions?

BTW: I'm running Thunderbird 78.14.0 on Debian/Bookworm

Asked by Gary 1 month ago

Answered by Gary 1 month ago

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Lost Thunderbird

My Thunderbird installation became completely unusable. All new emails came in with megabytes of garbage appended which included contents of other messages. Nobody here … (read more)

My Thunderbird installation became completely unusable. All new emails came in with megabytes of garbage appended which included contents of other messages.

Nobody here able to help.

So I saved all my messages via export, to a zip file.

Then I downloaded a clean copy of Thunderbird.

BUT! There seems to be no way to import these saved messages!

How on earth do I do that? I can't find any answer!

Asked by PeterG 3 weeks ago

Answered by PeterG 2 weeks ago

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When starting Thunderbird this morning everything was gone and it wanted me to create a new account! How do I get everything back?

When starting Thunderbird this morning everything was gone and it wanted me to create a new account! How do I get everything back? I am unable to access any of my email… (read more)

When starting Thunderbird this morning everything was gone and it wanted me to create a new account! How do I get everything back? I am unable to access any of my email for work until I can get this resolved. I could not find anything on the support page that worked. I opened up the Profile Manager and selected Default. The same thing comes up. I went ahead and tried to use my existing email sign up and create a new account and it did not recognize my log in credentials. I am still able to find all of my files still on the hard drive where Thunderbird stores everything but cannot get Thunderbird to open up so I can point it there. This has never happened to me in the last 15 years of using Thunderbird.

Do I try to start over and download a new version of Thunderbird?

Thanks! Mark

Asked by mark.pierson1 1 day ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 day ago

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Upgrade failure

I upgraded to 91.1.2 today and have been unable to open the program since. The program opens and I am asked to sign into Google for calendar sync but this window does not… (read more)

I upgraded to 91.1.2 today and have been unable to open the program since. The program opens and I am asked to sign into Google for calendar sync but this window does not respond. Also the Preferences Tab is open which is not normal. The program hangs for about seven or eight minutes not responding and then crashes. The Crash ID is bp-96fabaaa-e5b9-4f12-841c-8a66e0210929 The program is using around 2.5 Gb of memory I have tried uninstall and reinstall but no success. I would like to go back to the old version but don't know how.

Asked by eganmuir 2 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 months ago

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All calendar data lost on update to 91.2

I accepted the update to Thunderbird 91.2.0. When it re-opened all my calendar entries had disappeared. I think they may all have been classified as "work"; anyway, there… (read more)

I accepted the update to Thunderbird 91.2.0. When it re-opened all my calendar entries had disappeared. I think they may all have been classified as "work"; anyway, there was just the "Home" calendar and it was empty. How can I retrieve my calendar entries?

Asked by John Grant 1 month ago

Answered by Stans 1 month ago