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Can't import to migrate from Outlook 2010

I want to migrate from Outlook 2010 to Thunderbird on Windows 10. I installed Thunderbird 31.8.0 and attempted to use the Import tool, but Thunderbird seems not to find a… (read more)

I want to migrate from Outlook 2010 to Thunderbird on Windows 10. I installed Thunderbird 31.8.0 and attempted to use the Import tool, but Thunderbird seems not to find anything to import. It might be that I have Outlook installed in a non-standard location; can I point Thunderbird to that location somehow?

Asked by john454 6 hours ago

Last reply by sfhowes 4 minutes ago

Status on Thunderbird support for Exchange+2FA

I have been a happy Thunderbird user for 15+ years. However, started in May, my University enabled 2FA with the O365 Exchange server work email, and my Thunderbird stoppe… (read more)

I have been a happy Thunderbird user for 15+ years. However, started in May, my University enabled 2FA with the O365 Exchange server work email, and my Thunderbird stopped getting emails. In the past 3 months, I have been venturing with Davmail+Thunderbird, it sort of works, but with complains - if using IMAP, it is too slow to load messages; if using POP3, TB keeps getting duplicated messages, even after I rebuild popstat.dat file.

My OS is Ubuntu LTS (16.04/18.04/20.04), and my TB version is 68. I know there are paid plugins that are supposed to work with Exchange servers, but I have neither experience how well they work. I am more interested in finding a scalable solution because I have students who also use TB on my Linux cluster.

I am wondering if there is any plan to support Exchange server+2FA naively in TB? I downloaded a windows version of TB 78, and it seems the support for Exchange is still done by a non-free plugin.

If there is an on-going effort, I would love to hear about the timeline, and serve as beta testers.

thanks, appreciate your input.

Asked by fangqq 16 minutes ago

add-on that work in v68 re vs. v78

When I upgraded from 60 to 68, I had to get all my add-ons back and some had not been updated to the new format. It took a bit of work and asking help on the forums. Wi… (read more)

When I upgraded from 60 to 68, I had to get all my add-ons back and some had not been updated to the new format. It took a bit of work and asking help on the forums. Will this happen again if I update to 78, i.e. will my add-ons that worked in 68 no longer be functional?

As a related issue, it appears that 78 is still very much a work in progress. For how long will 68 still be maintained an updated? I like it as is and am in no hurry to upgrade.

Thank you.

Asked by eberger5 1 week ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 day ago

Thunderbird on both my Laptop and My Desktop

I've used Thunderbird on my Desktop for years as POP and want to install it on my laptop so that I can work remotely and still send/receive emails and they will be on my … (read more)

I've used Thunderbird on my Desktop for years as POP and want to install it on my laptop so that I can work remotely and still send/receive emails and they will be on my Desktop when I return home. When I installed Thunderbird on my laptop today it automatically installed IMAP I was able to send emails but I was not able to receive them.... and I received errors messages that my server was not an IMAP3 server. So does this mean that I have to change to a POP or was I getting that message because the two versions were not the same?

Asked by scagle34 1 hour ago

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after upgrade to 68.12.0 (32-bit) I cannot access attachments

hi all, I downloaded the upgrade to Thunderbird 68.12 and since then the attachment icon shows but it is not accessible. I have to go online to my Yahoo account to read a… (read more)

hi all, I downloaded the upgrade to Thunderbird 68.12 and since then the attachment icon shows but it is not accessible. I have to go online to my Yahoo account to read attachments. Any ideas? regards Bob

Asked by ardy01 18 hours ago

Answered by svlad2009 16 hours ago

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Thunderbird 78 Dark Mode messes up emails - we need a switch to disable it.

After upgrading Thunderbird from v68 to v78 over the weekend, everything looked fine, but then I realized some emails display badly with Windows 10 running in Dark mode. … (read more)

After upgrading Thunderbird from v68 to v78 over the weekend, everything looked fine, but then I realized some emails display badly with Windows 10 running in Dark mode. Changing the Windows settings to display apps in Light mode doesn't help (and make other parts of Windows Light instead of Dark mode).

What I'm trying to find in about:config is a flag to tell Thunderbird to run in Light mode as I can't see many of my emails. I can highlight the body, but that's just a lame workaround.

First image show how the text is unreadable because Thunderbird only changed the background layout, but not the text; Image on the right I highlighted the whole email so I could read the text.

I saw other suggestions that either require meddling with some .css file quite heavily, or installing some add-on that doesn't fix the problem.

We just need a configuration flag to prevent Thunderbird from using the Windows Dark Mode (or more generic, one that doesn't follow the Windows Light or Dark mode on us).

Thank you developers.

Asked by Kaddath 2 months ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 2 months ago

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Cannot import Calendar into Thunderbird 78 on MacBook

Hi there, I have just purchased my first MacBook. Previously used thunderbird on PC. Thunderbird installed on Mac no bother (version 78.2.2) and all email addresses worki… (read more)

Hi there,

I have just purchased my first MacBook. Previously used thunderbird on PC. Thunderbird installed on Mac no bother (version 78.2.2) and all email addresses working.

Whilst on PC I exported my thunderbird calendar to a .ics file which I have since transferred to Documents on MacBook. Was about to import this .ics file into thunderbird on Mac but Events and Tasks > import is greyed out. Do I need to install something else to enable this option? Or should I be doing something else altogether?

I looked through the other questions on this forum and couldn't find anything specific to this problem. Any help or suggestions appreciated.

Many thanks N

Asked by nicolacook84 1 day ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 7 hours ago

78.3.0 relase note ? and Antidote ?

Hi, There is no release not for 78.3.0, is there significant changes that can help add-ons ? Antidote still doesn't work at all or wont work properly. Antidote send me a … (read more)

Hi, There is no release not for 78.3.0, is there significant changes that can help add-ons ?

Antidote still doesn't work at all or wont work properly. Antidote send me a new update (not offer yet form general public). Antidote version 104.2.7 and still the same problem... thanks

Asked by cycleforme 6 hours ago

saving lightning calendar and addresses (.mab) for new installation

Hi, I want to make a clean installation of thunderbird. Mail addresses, msgFilterRules.dat files and calendar data I want to use again. Mail addresses can be exported an… (read more)

Hi,

I want to make a clean installation of thunderbird. Mail addresses, msgFilterRules.dat files and calendar data I want to use again. Mail addresses can be exported and imported later after installation. Or is there a way to use the abook.mab/impab.mab files again. Whats actually the difference between them? How about the calendar data? Can I just copy the calendar-data folder into the new profiles folder and will it work? The msgFilterRules.dat files can they be copied into the right new folders and than will the filters work?

I hope someone can help.

Regards

Rob

Asked by AKostenzer 11 hours ago

Last reply by sfhowes 6 hours ago

More about importing old emails

I have a load of old mails (c. 1.5Gb) that I want to import into TBird. They are stored locally (Win10) in Maildir format (see screenshot). How do I go about importing … (read more)

I have a load of old mails (c. 1.5Gb) that I want to import into TBird. They are stored locally (Win10) in Maildir format (see screenshot). How do I go about importing these into my Local Folder?

(I looked at the import add-on mentioned in other threads - but that doesn't appear to work for the current version of TBird.)

Asked by chris284 1 day ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 7 hours 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 week ago

Answered by Stans 1 week ago

Recent T-Bird Mail Update 78.0.1 (32-bit) Program acting Strangely

Hello Support, I notice today when I updated Thunderbird program to new version 78.0.1 it started acting strangely, slowing down, not retrieving emails for specified fold… (read more)

Hello Support, I notice today when I updated Thunderbird program to new version 78.0.1 it started acting strangely, slowing down, not retrieving emails for specified folders, all folders change color to light gray, filters that were created are not responding I surely don't want go back and create them all over again. It has crashed on me several times so far, emails going straight to inbox when it works and not to their folders. Again, very, very slow... I'm using Lenova Computer with windows 10.

Thanks for your time,

Long time user and Donator, David

Asked by Dave 1 month ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 8 hours ago

SIMPLEST QUESTION IN THE WORLD ...!!!

Hi: I have probably the SIMPLEST QUESTION IN THE WORLD: can someone send me the EXACT DOWNLOAD LINK for Thunderbird Version 68.12.0, please ...??? I've spent over 2 hour… (read more)

Hi: I have probably the SIMPLEST QUESTION IN THE WORLD: can someone send me the EXACT DOWNLOAD LINK for Thunderbird Version 68.12.0, please ...??? I've spent over 2 hours searching the Thunderbird Website for the CORRECT LINK to downgrade my recently 'installed in-error' & most recent Upgrade 78 which I DESPERATELY need to downgrade back to Version 68 ...!!! Many thanks for providing me with the SIMPLEST QUESTION IN THE WORLD which is 'strangely hidden' somewhere in the Thunderbird Website ... Tony H.

Asked by thorsak 2 days ago

Last reply by svlad2009 19 hours ago

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Blurry Display after updating to 78.0.1

Since updating to the 'new look' TB I have an issue with a blurry screen. When you select an Account from the left side of the screen at the top of the folders, the infor… (read more)

Since updating to the 'new look' TB I have an issue with a blurry screen. When you select an Account from the left side of the screen at the top of the folders, the information is blurred as you can see from the attached screenshot.

The messages in the folders are all clearly displayed and other areas of display don't have any problems, it is only since updating to the 'new' folder look that appears to have created this blurry image.

Someone suggested that I adjust the Windows ClearType settings which I did, but that didn't make any difference and the problem still exists. I have also just updated to the new 78.1.0 version today (1st August) but I still have the same blurry problem.

Any suggections or should this be logged as a bug ?

Asked by Hawkeye 1 month ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 month ago

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I want to import a MBOX file into my Thunderbird, but the methods I found doesn't work.

I found the option Tools > ImportExportTools > Import MBOX file as the answer of my inquiry but I have just installed Thunderbird on my computer and I don't have th… (read more)

I found the option Tools > ImportExportTools > Import MBOX file as the answer of my inquiry but I have just installed Thunderbird on my computer and I don't have this options in my Tools panel. The attached image is what I see in my Tools panel.

Asked by eleonora.skarankos 4 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 4 months ago

updated from 68 to 78, lost address book info (names), how do I revert back to v 68, OR recover info in 78?

Did the normal update, from 68 to 78 yesterday, once I opened under 78, many of the NAMES in my address book were lost, just a comma in place of the name, but the email d… (read more)

Did the normal update, from 68 to 78 yesterday, once I opened under 78, many of the NAMES in my address book were lost, just a comma in place of the name, but the email detail IS still there. I still have v68 running on my laptop, copied my 78 Profile back to the laptop, replaced all files/folders from my 78 profile into the new profile I created on the laptop, but when I tried to open TBird on the laptop using that replaced file info, it refused, said it's incompatible to go from 78 back to 68. Is there any way to get my 78 profile running on a 68 install so I could check to see if the v 78 is just not able to read the names in my address book (so I could recover the address book fully and export it for importing into v78), or if the new install of 78 actually has corrupted my address book information and it's lost now? Alternatively, is there a way to repair my address book in 78 that would bring back the lost names?

Thanks for any help Chas

Asked by Chaspear 1 day ago

Last reply by svlad2009 1 day ago

Disaster upgrading to TB 78 on MacOS. Spinner on startup and then told that the app memory was full, and that TB was not responding

I have two Mac OS machines. On one it was easy, I clicked to update TB and it switched from 68 to 78 as a completely normal update, nothing special, and without any probl… (read more)

I have two Mac OS machines. On one it was easy, I clicked to update TB and it switched from 68 to 78 as a completely normal update, nothing special, and without any problem. Perfect.

However, on the other, I did exactly the same but all I get is the spinning baseball. I tried re-installing TB but still get the spinning baseball. I force quit TB and restarted but still get the spinning baseball. I left it spinning for half and hour and then was told that the app memory was full and that TB was not responding. So I currently have no access at all to any emails, stored or otherwise. And cannot access any menus or anything.

Complete disaster: any ideas how to save the day?

Asked by Yellow0ars 1 week ago

Last reply by Yellow0ars 1 day ago

DESDE LA ACTUALIZACION DEL DIA 21/09/20 NO FUNICIONA TAREAS NI BANDEJA ENTRADA

Buenos dias, desde el pasado dia 18/09/20 que se actualizó thunderbird no funciona bien. No puedo crear tareas nuevas ni modificar las ya creadas. Los mensajes nuevos en … (read more)

Buenos dias, desde el pasado dia 18/09/20 que se actualizó thunderbird no funciona bien.

No puedo crear tareas nuevas ni modificar las ya creadas.

Los mensajes nuevos en la bandeja de entrada no se ven, es decir aparecen con la letra en blanco y no se leen.

Alguna solucion al problema?

Gracias.

Asked by ptoledotapizados 1 day ago

migrating email from atlanticbb.net to Thunderbird

as a rural user, I have little isp choice and no good access to knowledge resources. I NEED to get off of atlanticbb.net and onto a 21st century email program. The availa… (read more)

as a rural user, I have little isp choice and no good access to knowledge resources. I NEED to get off of atlanticbb.net and onto a 21st century email program. The available info from the isp is so poor that it a) is often self-contradictory; b) does not seem to allow interface with Thunderbird; and c) when I waded through tech support, the expert respondent explained that he was really really bad at email and suddenly the line went dead. Has anyone: 1. had direct experience and success with atlanticbb.net? 2. got the patience to walk me through the definitive correct server settings or 3. knowledge that confirms that Thunderbird is incompatible with atlanticbb?

Sorry to throw myself as a rando on your mercy

Asked by jlteicher 2 days ago

Last reply by sfhowes 2 days ago