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email from yahoo

Need to set up Thunderbird to receive emails from yahoo. Cox is transitioning emails to yahoo presently have two addresses : cliven@cox.net and daciaandclive@cox.net… (read more)

Need to set up Thunderbird to receive emails from yahoo. Cox is transitioning emails to yahoo presently have two addresses : cliven@cox.net and daciaandclive@cox.net

Asked by cliven3 2 months ago

Last reply by billb1111 1 month ago

Incoming Server Already Exists (was Cox)

This has been a headache. Cox has had us migrate our accounts to yahoo. I have been able to do most of my emails, but my husband had yahoo tech help him and one of his em… (read more)

This has been a headache. Cox has had us migrate our accounts to yahoo. I have been able to do most of my emails, but my husband had yahoo tech help him and one of his emails will not download to the thunderbird account. The tech did a pop.mail.yahoo with this one but created new imap accounts with the other two. I tried to create a new account but it says Incoming server aleady exists. So I deleted the account, shut down Thunderbird and brought it up and tried again. I got the same message.

I am new extremely tech savvy but know a little more than my husband. If someone could please help walk me through this, I would appreciate it. Thank you.

Asked by celiat 3 months ago

Last reply by truman 2 months ago

Cannot add Gmail to Thunderbird, "Unable to log in at server"

I am trying to migrate from Mailspring to Thunderbird, yet have problems with adding my Google/Gmail accounts. When I try to add a new account with my email and password… (read more)

I am trying to migrate from Mailspring to Thunderbird, yet have problems with adding my Google/Gmail accounts.

When I try to add a new account with my email and password, Thunderbird detects the IMAP details as follows: INCOMING SERVER Protocol: IMAP Hostname: imap.gmail.com Port: 993 Connection security: SSL/TLS Authentication method: OAuth2 Username: <my email>

OUTGOING SERVER Hostname: smtp.gmail.com Port: 465 Connection security: SSL/TLS Authentication method: OAuth2 Username: <my email>

When I then try to connect, I get the Google sign in popup, where I re-enter my password and grant the access via 2FA. Then, the screen to give Thunderbird read/write permissions for mail, calendar, etc. appears, I click "Allow", the popup closes and Thunderbird tells me: "Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, username or password."

I have checked other help articles; cookies are allowed, Thunderbird has no stored passwords for Google/Gmail, I have no overly protective antivirus software installed (only Windows Defender), I tried it with/without my VPN off.

I saw older articles mention allowing unsecure apps, yet this has been deprecated by Google in 2022 (I also tried "Password only" instead of "OAuth2", didn't work). I also never got an email from Google that a sign-in request was blocked (only the typical "Did you just sign in?").

Other (non-Google) accounts work fine in Thunderbird, and I only installed it today (so there should be no updates), while another Gmail account of mine doesn't work, either.

I am out of ideas what I could try to get my accounts to work... Can anyone help me?

Asked by Eric Jacob 5 months ago

Last reply by Matt 4 months ago

use of Thunderbird with a Yahoo email account

We have been using Thunderbird with a Cox email account. Cox has just transferred all its customers to Yahoo. I want to use Thunderbird with Yahoo. How do I set that up? … (read more)

We have been using Thunderbird with a Cox email account. Cox has just transferred all its customers to Yahoo. I want to use Thunderbird with Yahoo. How do I set that up?

Asked by jauerbach855 2 months ago

Last reply by christ1 1 month ago

Installing old Thunderbird profile on a new hard drive on my PC

Hello ! I have just had a new hard drive fitted to my old PC after a horrendous OneDrive incident. I have installed Thunderbird on my new drive but it does not see… (read more)

Hello ! I have just had a new hard drive fitted to my old PC after a horrendous OneDrive incident. I have installed Thunderbird on my new drive but it does not seem to have loaded a Profiles folder in my AppData/Roaming/Thunderbird - just Adobe, Microsoft and Mozilla (Firefox). Can you tell me where else it might be so that I can paste in my old Thunderbird folder (with years and years of emails)  ?

Asked by sarahereira 5 months ago

Last reply by Matt 5 months ago

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Having trouble installing 115

When installing 115, I get to a page that says "Just one more step! Finish installing, and start enjoying Thunderbird." But there is no "Finish" or similar button. What… (read more)

When installing 115, I get to a page that says "Just one more step! Finish installing, and start enjoying Thunderbird." But there is no "Finish" or similar button. What do I do?

Asked by James Brink 6 months ago

Last reply by MU 6 months ago

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Cannot locate Thunderbird profile folder on Windows 11

I'm trying to move Thunderbird to a new PC. Both PC's are running Windows 11. I've followed the instructions for locating my profile. According to "Troubleshooting Inf… (read more)

I'm trying to move Thunderbird to a new PC. Both PC's are running Windows 11. I've followed the instructions for locating my profile. According to "Troubleshooting Information" my profile is supposed to be located at "C:\Users\photo\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\k6i7koof.default-release\Mail\Local Folders". When I click on the "Open Folder" button, I receive an error message that the folder does not exist. When I try navigating to the folder manually, I can not find a "Thunderbird" folder under "AppData\Roaming". I've selected "Show Hidden Files/Folders" under Windows Explorer. I know my profile exists because I can access a set of Local Folders when I'm in Thunderbird. I'd really like to move those folders over to my new PC. Any help to find the profile folder will be much appreciated.

Asked by Larry (Nibimocs) 2 months ago

Answered by Larry (Nibimocs) 2 months ago

Cox / yahoo - User Name keeps changing. The fix I read does not work for me in 2024. Please, please help.

""Description: COX Server Name: smtp.mail.yahoo.com Port: 465 Connection Security: SSL/TLS Authentication method: OAuth2 User Name: your user name, duh - Mine keeps chang… (read more)

""Description: COX Server Name: smtp.mail.yahoo.com Port: 465 Connection Security: SSL/TLS Authentication method: OAuth2 User Name: your user name, duh - Mine keeps changing the user name to the last name I put into any of my 6 accounts. The only way it will send mail is if the correct user name is in the correct account (obviously). Why is it changing constantly? click OK""

I've read the "fixes" from 2023 and they do not work for me. I tried changing the DESCRIPTION to blank, didn't work. Changed them to the corresponding e-mail for the account. Didn't work. Changed it to "SMTP" with the corresponding e-mail. Didn't work.

It keeps changing the last one I edit to the one I edited before it. It's driving me crazy. Won't send mail unless the User Name is correct (obv.)

Whole mess started when forced to switch from Cox to Yahoo recently. Seems to be working other than TB changing the name as soon as I type in the next one in the next email address and then it not working until I change the User Name back to the proper e-mail address of the 6 accounts.

Asked by ceeveekay 1 month ago

Last reply by david 1 month ago

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400 error after I changed a password

Hi. I love Thunderbird! But I cannot use a Gmail account. It all started when I changed the underlying password for my Gmail account (for routine security). I changed th… (read more)

Hi. I love Thunderbird! But I cannot use a Gmail account.

It all started when I changed the underlying password for my Gmail account (for routine security). I changed the password too on my Thunderbird client for SMTP and IMAP.

But then it popped up with: https://accounts.google.com/v3/signin/identifier?app_domain=http://localhost& [etc]

it keeps giving me this message:

"400. That’s an error. The server cannot process the request because it is malformed. It should not be retried. That’s all we know."

I've tried to read online what's going on. I've deleted the account and tried to set up again, and closed Thunderbird. It keeps doing this. I've checked Google settings ... nothing untoward. It doesn't have a link to Thunderbird still.

What can I do?

Thanks, Dan

Asked by dan308 1 month ago

Answered by david 1 month ago

Inporter does not work. Now what?

I downloaded Thunderbird to a new computer. I put the drive of the OLD computer into an USB drive and plugged it into the new computer. I can browse from the new computer… (read more)

I downloaded Thunderbird to a new computer. I put the drive of the OLD computer into an USB drive and plugged it into the new computer. I can browse from the new computer to the OLD drive appdata/roaming/thunderbird without any problem. I launch Thunderbird and created a profile because as far as I know you can't do anything else until a profile has been created.

I launch the importer. I select Thunderbird profile, click next and select the path to the OLD drive where the profile lives. It fails and says something about an error log I can't find.

Take two: I copy the profile folder from the OLD drive to the new computer's desktop. I choose Thunderbird import and I select to use a different folder. I point it to the folders on the NEW computer desktop, and it fails with the same error.

It shouldn't be this difficult. I am pretty sure I am doing something wrong, and if so I need someone to please tell me what. I have time sensitive information in my Thunderbird email. Maybe someone has a "step-by-step" procedure for doing this and can explain it to me like I am 5 years old, I would appreciate it.

Thanks, Peeps

Asked by Gerald del Campo 3 months ago

Last reply by david 3 months ago

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not suitable for message storage

Hello i wanted to move my emails storage from c/user/user/appdata.... to d/thunderbird/profile.... results a lost all... i have 2 or 3 email accounts i cant attach the … (read more)

Hello i wanted to move my emails storage from c/user/user/appdata.... to d/thunderbird/profile.... results a lost all... i have 2 or 3 email accounts i cant attach the new D/ .../rpfile/8dsw...to others 2 email account only to 1 so i decide to get back ( C/ user/.../profile/8dsw... still in pc ) and get no more emails on 3 account and i if i add the profile file (8dsw...) to 1 email account show me all file associated to the account but nothing in inbox... ahhh misery misery ... Thanks for help

Asked by michelg99 2 years ago

Last reply by david 2 years ago

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Resolved - Cannot set up an existing account.

I have an existing Thunderbird account on my Windows 11 PC. I am now trying to open and access this same account on another PC with Windows 10.This is the message that ke… (read more)

I have an existing Thunderbird account on my Windows 11 PC. I am now trying to open and access this same account on another PC with Windows 10.This is the message that keeps on appearing:

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Suksan 2 years ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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Address book empty after update to v91 - mab -> sqlite problem?

Hi, I had to update from an older version of TB to the latest due to the gmail security changes. I had an security/authentication issue that was brilliantly solved by a … (read more)

Hi,

I had to update from an older version of TB to the latest due to the gmail security changes. I had an security/authentication issue that was brilliantly solved by a contributor here.

I have now realised that the update caused another problem ... my address book is empty. I have been doing much searching and reading about this and it seems that the problem is that there was a failure to convert the old .mab address file to the new .sqlite address file that the newer TB version uses. What I could not really find is the definitive answer.

I do not have any .mab.bak files in my profile folder. I have:

  • abook.mab(44KB and filled with addresses)
  • abook.sqlite (256KB and filled with zeros)
  • history.mab (77KB and filled with addresses)
  • history.sqlite (256KB and filled with zeros)

From what I read, the option open to me is to downgrade TB (all the others appear to rely on the .mab.bak files), export the address book, upgrade TB again and then import the exported address book. What I'm hoping is that someone here know a simpler way in which I can get the new TB to convert or "see" the old .mab file.

Many thanks.

Asked by thegoodguy 2 years ago

Answered by david 2 years ago

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Daily prompt that "Thunderbird can't update to the latest version" but alredy running latest version

Every morning when I open Thunderbird I receive the notice that "Thunderbird can't update to the latest version." but I am already running the latest version (91.9.0 as o… (read more)

Every morning when I open Thunderbird I receive the notice that "Thunderbird can't update to the latest version." but I am already running the latest version (91.9.0 as of this writing, screen capture attached).

None of the following have worked to resolve this issue yet:

  • Download and install from "Download Thunderbird" link in notice.
  • Uninstall and re-install from fresh download.

Any thoughts what I'm doing wrong, or what else I can try?

Thank you.

Asked by srshowers 2 years ago

Answered by christ1 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 2 years ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 2 years ago

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Problem Installing Thunderbird

I'm getting this when I try to install Thunderbird: "Your Thunderbird profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible". I don't know what to do. Hope someone … (read more)

I'm getting this when I try to install Thunderbird: "Your Thunderbird profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible". I don't know what to do. Hope someone can help. thanks, Fred

Asked by lickteig1 2 years ago

Last reply by tigergary 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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How can I sync email between different T'bird installations?

I guess this could be considered "migration"... How can I sync the email between different machines, as & when I switch to use of a different installation of Thunderb… (read more)

I guess this could be considered "migration"... How can I sync the email between different machines, as & when I switch to use of a different installation of Thunderbird?

Here's my current setup: I have 2 laptops, and each is set up as a dual-boot with both Windows 10 Pro, and AntiX Linux. That makes a total of 4 operating systems, and I have Thunderbird installed on all 4.

I'm not sure how useful this is, for framing an answer to my question re. syncing, but here's extra info: I keep all my personal data on encrypted external hard drives, which I access using VeraCrypt. External is so I never lose my data if a given machine dies. Encrypted is so, even if the physical external hard drive is stolen, they can't steal the personal data. (I maintain a cloned backup external drive.) Today, I chose a location on the primary external hard drive, and created a folder named "Thunderbird email". I'm using the AntiX v19.4 OS right now, so I've set that new folder as the Local Folders location within this installation of Thunderbird.

I got this far, and then realized I need some guidance from more experienced users. So, I located this support page, and signed up for asking my questions about Thunderbird. Thanks in advance, for any help you can give me.

Asked by scruffyeagle 2 years ago

Answered by scruffyeagle 1 year ago

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Thunderbird account email setup

Hi, I installed TB on my laptop but i can't setup any email: i tried gmail, yahoo and ik with the same negative result. I'm on setup page, write email and password (reme… (read more)

Hi,

I installed TB on my laptop but i can't setup any email: i tried gmail, yahoo and ik with the same negative result. I'm on setup page, write email and password (remember password check marked), then google page opens for verification and i allow TB to everything. For Google is ok and i received an email that confirm TB is allowed to see, modify etc but in TB error says: "Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong config, username or password" but if it was wrong i can't be log on Google. About configuration, that is automatic, i have this:

Incoming server Protocol: IMAP Hostname: imap.gmail.com Port: 993 Connection security: SSL/TLS Authentication method: OAuth2 Username: mine Outgoing server Hostname: smtp.gmail.com Port: 465 Connection security: SSL/TLS Authentication method: OAuth2 Username: mine

Same problem with other email account I've try to find a solution by reading support but... Someone can help me?

Asked by ManuITA 2 years ago

Last reply by Matt 1 year ago