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need to delete ImapMail files without affecting user data

I am the tech admin at my school and one of my user's hard drives is totally full. I ran a sorted disk space command and found that the folder ~/Library/Thunderbird/Profi… (read more)

I am the tech admin at my school and one of my user's hard drives is totally full. I ran a sorted disk space command and found that the folder ~/Library/Thunderbird/Profiles/5itb4j1n.default/ImapMail/imap.googlemail.com is 57GB. The hard drive is only 120 GB! Needless to say, I need to get this off the computer. It is a MacBook Air M1 running OS Sonoma 14.1.1 (can't upgrade because no disk space!)

The user accesses her Gmail through Thunderbird. There are messages in her Thunderbird history that are not available to her in Gmail because she integrated Thunderbird previously with her Yahoomail (before we switched to Google for our mail server). So we cannot delete Thunderbird because she needs it to be able to access old emails.

I'd like to know some options for having her continue to use Thunderbird (because she likes its layout) but without Thunderbird downloading and keeping a copy of every message/attachment that arrives.

I also want to know the best way to backup her existing Thunderbird and then be able to access it in the future, so that if she does need to access her historical archive of email messages, she can.

Asked by Jake Cohen 1 day ago

Last reply by david 1 day ago

transfer Thunderbird from old mac to a new mac

Hi! I'm about to get a new computer and I need to understand the best way to move Thunderbird with all my emails to the new computer. Should I just install Thunderbird … (read more)

Hi! I'm about to get a new computer and I need to understand the best way to move Thunderbird with all my emails to the new computer.

Should I just install Thunderbird in the new computer and then add my e-mail accounts from scratch? Or is it better to find this profile folder, copy and paste it to the profile folder on the new computer? Which way is best? I run mac OS 12.7.3 on the old computer and will update to a new Mac Book Pro computer with the lates OS. The Thunderbird-version is now 115.8.0 in the old computer.

Thansk for all help! Johanna Mörtberg

Asked by Johanna Mörtberg 11 hours ago

Last reply by Johanna Mörtberg 8 hours ago

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Should I delete my cox mail?

Our Thunderbird is set up with 2 email accounts - Gmail & Cox cable. Actually 3 as my wife also uses TB for her Cox emails. Cox is moving over to Yahoo. Not a fan of … (read more)

Our Thunderbird is set up with 2 email accounts - Gmail & Cox cable. Actually 3 as my wife also uses TB for her Cox emails. Cox is moving over to Yahoo. Not a fan of Yahoo. Eventually I will either set up another Gmail account (cox was for subscriptions or when a business needs an email address) and my has a Gmail already, but she does not use TB for that as for her Cox is her main email.

So can I delete our Cox emails thru Cox web email site without losing our emails currently in TB? And will that mess things up as TB sends and receives email from cox cable?

Any tips and suggestions much appreciated.

Asked by sethm 7 hours ago

Answered by david 4 hours ago

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Cannot import Outlook to Thunderbird

I am trying to import mails from Microsoft Outlook 2013 into Mozilla Thunderbird 102.3.2 (64-bit), but I get the error: No Profile found, see the attachment. I have set M… (read more)

I am trying to import mails from Microsoft Outlook 2013 into Mozilla Thunderbird 102.3.2 (64-bit), but I get the error: No Profile found, see the attachment. I have set Microsoft Outlook as my Default mail app in Windows 10, my OS. But it didn't help. H.C. Enevoldsen hc@pushkin.dk

Asked by H.C. Enevoldsen 1 year ago

Answered by H.C. Enevoldsen 1 year ago

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Restore profile folders from old profile

I had a functioning thunderbird, but do to my host provider I had to change some of the configuration (had (owl) suffix). This left 2 profiles. The new profile wouldn't w… (read more)

I had a functioning thunderbird, but do to my host provider I had to change some of the configuration (had (owl) suffix). This left 2 profiles. The new profile wouldn't work until I deleted the original. I did a save so I have all the files, now which ones need to be restored. ( a full file backup prior to adding new profile so all org profile files are available)

A profile directory displays all of the folders, 2 files for each folder a MSF and an MBX. Some also have a file type of File.

Which has to be copied, will the folders be created with the copy or do I need to create them in thunderbird first ?

Asked by bobbee25 9 months ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 9 months ago

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Incoming server already exists

I've been happily using Thunderbird for email for many years. Recently, the gmail OAuth2 requirement has made my POP3 accounts quit working. Currently on 38.5 for Windo… (read more)

I've been happily using Thunderbird for email for many years. Recently, the gmail OAuth2 requirement has made my POP3 accounts quit working. Currently on 38.5 for Windows 10.

Following various posts, I've tried to convert two specific email accounts to imap, and things are not going well.

My primary email is already imap and works fine. I've tried multiple times to convert the other two, and my current state is I've deleted those two accounts entirely (via Account Actions). When I try to install Existing Account, I eventually get to the point where the server config seems correct, but hitting "Done" results in the above message. I'd be surprised if imap.gmail.com can only support one email address. The emails are named differently, and use different passwords. Imap is enabled via browser based access to both accounts.

Incoming server imap.gmail.com:993 Outgoing smtp.gmail.com:465

Asked by jjgurley 1 year ago

Answered by jjgurley 1 year ago

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Proton email

I am looking for a new email service provider, and Proton mail seems to always be near the top of the list. Searching Thunderbird support yields only help from a year or … (read more)

I am looking for a new email service provider, and Proton mail seems to always be near the top of the list. Searching Thunderbird support yields only help from a year or more ago. How well do proton and Thunderbird mesh currently?

Asked by gyaltnnh 2 years ago

Answered by Amelia 2 years ago

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How do you reorganize the order of the folders (accounts) in thunderbird

Hi, I've recently upgraded to the 91 version and the order of the account folders have changed. i.e. the email folders and the off-line personal folders are no longer … (read more)

Hi,

I've recently upgraded to the 91 version and the order of the account folders have changed. i.e. the email folders and the off-line personal folders are no longer in their previous order. How would I change the order.

I tried moving them, but they return to their original position after every reboot of thunderbird 91.

Additionally, is there any good docs about folder paths to learn more about archiving or default settings.

Thanks,

Asked by Vince 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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Downgrade from 115 to 102

Since I have problems with version 115 (ImportExportTools NG does not work in this version) I am forced to restore version 102. Unfortunately I can't find a way to downlo… (read more)

Since I have problems with version 115 (ImportExportTools NG does not work in this version) I am forced to restore version 102. Unfortunately I can't find a way to download this version anymore. A download possibility for older versions would be very helpful. Thanks a lot

Asked by Ronschui 5 months ago

Answered by Ronschui 5 months ago

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Thunderbird v102.1.0 Won't save passwords

I recently installed version 102 and I am having an issue with password manager. I need to enter my password each time I want to check my email. If I check the box for p… (read more)

I recently installed version 102 and I am having an issue with password manager. I need to enter my password each time I want to check my email. If I check the box for password manager to save the password, I get the incorrect password error message. If I enter my password but do not check the save password box, I can retrieve my email. If I leave Thunderbird open I can retrieve email without reentering my password. If I exit Thunderbird, restart and retrieve my email, it asks me to enter my password again. I looked in security settings - My saved password box is empty and I can not add any accounts to it. I have tried deleting key3.db, cert8.db, logins.json to no avail. Any ideas?

Asked by fpuckett 1 year ago

Answered by fpuckett 1 year ago

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Installing thunderbird 64bit over 32bit?

Hello I noticed that I still use thunderbird 32bit, if I download and install over it thunderbird 64bit will it keep everything from the 32bit version? (accounts, offline… (read more)

Hello I noticed that I still use thunderbird 32bit, if I download and install over it thunderbird 64bit will it keep everything from the 32bit version? (accounts, offline folders etc)

Asked by Nikolas Karampelas 2 years ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 2 years ago

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error: Thunderbird is already running, but is not responding. The old Thunderbird process must be closed to open a new window.

It's not true! Clicking on the close thunderbird button in the error message does nothing, I've uninstalled, reinstalled rebooted. I've had this laptop 3 days, do I need … (read more)

It's not true! Clicking on the close thunderbird button in the error message does nothing, I've uninstalled, reinstalled rebooted. I've had this laptop 3 days, do I need to To go back to factory settings on this laptop.

Asked by Dolphindave 1 year ago

Answered by Dolphindave 1 year ago

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Each time I send a message using Thunderbird is asks for a password and always fails

I recently installed Thunderbird on a new computer.I set it up to use my Yahoo account. It does receive emails sent to Yahoo but will not send. Every time i click SEND it… (read more)

I recently installed Thunderbird on a new computer.I set it up to use my Yahoo account. It does receive emails sent to Yahoo but will not send. Every time i click SEND it asks for a password and always says it failed.

Under settings, there are 2 servers, IMAP and SMTP. Each has a different password, but at one point I made them the same. It does not matter because the outgoing server keeps changing its password to about 20 random letter and characters. At one point I copied these random characters into the clipboard and posted it in after it asked for a password...and it still FAILS.

I am using version 81.0.19 Until I get this fixed it is useless. An annoying thing is that each time I start Thunderbird, it asks for the password...on my previous pc it remembered it. Both machines are Windows 10. Can anyone help?

Asked by mysystrashed 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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Importing mbox's

How do I import Apple mbox's from Apple Mail to Thunderbird. The explanation provided makes no sense. Where do you find this profile folder? How do you import if Thunderb… (read more)

How do I import Apple mbox's from Apple Mail to Thunderbird. The explanation provided makes no sense. Where do you find this profile folder? How do you import if Thunderbird is closed?

Asked by john816 1 year ago

Last reply by Matt 1 year ago

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Thunderbird email

Hi, I desperately need help please regarding Thunderbird Email. I factory reset my computer to get rid of a variety of bugs/slowness etc. I downloaded/printed the suppor… (read more)

Hi, I desperately need help please regarding Thunderbird Email. I factory reset my computer to get rid of a variety of bugs/slowness etc. I downloaded/printed the support info regarding profiles off the mozilla support site. i followed the instructions and saved my profile. there looked to be two profile file folders. i save them on an external drive. Reset my computer. put thunderbird back on, however the new version of Thunderbird doesnt seem to want to migrate my files back. Im really worried that Ive lost my whole history of emails. I have been with Thunderbird for more than 10 years and saved hundreds of emails in various email folders. Ive tried loading one profile folder, the other, then both and all other variations. ive made new profiles and tried to upload my old profiles and nothing works. I did manage to get a couple of my historical email folders to appear, and some sent items from years ago. But 95% of the stuff i still cant upload. Im not very IT savvy, but i believe ive followed the instructions properly. Is there anything else I can try. are my folders saved in the "server" somewhere that i can access? should i try an use an old version of thunderbird? any advice (in laymans terms) would be appreciated very much :) thanks jackie

Asked by jacantryan 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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I can't get Thunderbird to work with TWC

I chatted with Spectrum and they gave me these settings. IMAP Mail.twc.com 993 SSL/TLS Normal Password 587 for outgoing server I get a message "Thunderbird failed to fi… (read more)

I chatted with Spectrum and they gave me these settings. IMAP Mail.twc.com 993 SSL/TLS Normal Password

587 for outgoing server

I get a message "Thunderbird failed to find the settings for your email account."

Help!

Asked by rvogan 2 years ago

Answered by rvogan 1 year ago

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Thunderbird Gmail OAuth2 failing with Thunderbird detected a potential security threat and did not continue to accounts.google.com

TB version: 115.1.0 (64-bit) Windows 10 (corporate laptop) Fresh laptop, fresh install of TB. When trying to connect email@example.com (not really my email), TB correct… (read more)

TB version: 115.1.0 (64-bit) Windows 10 (corporate laptop)

Fresh laptop, fresh install of TB.

When trying to connect email@example.com (not really my email), TB correctly detects that my domain is hosted at Google, configures IMAP and SMTP for OAuth2, and pops up the window to authenticate.

Instead of an authentication prompt, I'm met with this error:

URL: https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/auth?response_type=code&client_id=<CHOMP>aq8lmia8j<CHOMP>.apps.googleusercontent.com&redirect_uri=http%3A%2F%2Flocalhost&scope=https%3A%2F%2Fmail.google.com%2F+https%3A%2F%2Fwww.googleapis.com%2Fauth%2Fcarddav+https%3A%2F%2Fwww.googleapis.com%2Fauth%2Fcalendar&login_hint=user%40example.com

Text: Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Thunderbird detected a potential security threat and did not continue to accounts.google.com because this website requires a secure connection.

Asked by matt193 6 months ago

Answered by matt193 6 months ago

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How do I delete local copies of email out of the synchronization target of 90 days while keeping the remote copy on gmail?

I have set the synchronization target to be 90 days inside the account settings. Upon compacting the folders and restarting thunderbird, the messages outside of that ran… (read more)

I have set the synchronization target to be 90 days inside the account settings.

Upon compacting the folders and restarting thunderbird, the messages outside of that range is still in their respective folder.

Is there a way for me to delete the ones out of range, but keep a remote copy on gmail?

Asked by Concrete03 1 year ago

Answered by Concrete03 1 year ago

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how do I export address book in tb v. 115

My mother would like to export her very extensive address book in CSV format for safekeeping and eventually for porting it to a new email address. She recently updated to… (read more)

My mother would like to export her very extensive address book in CSV format for safekeeping and eventually for porting it to a new email address. She recently updated to Thunderbird v. 115. I can find help for exporting address books in previous versions. In v115, under Tools, I can only find that a zip file of everything in the profiles directory can be made. Am I looking in the wrong place? Any suggestions besides downgrading to v. 102?

Asked by Riseetty 7 months ago

Answered by christ1 7 months ago