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K-9 Mail - IMPORT SETTINGS

I wish to try K-9 Mail on my Android - eventually I want Thunderbird. When I start K-9 it offers me "IMPORT SETTINGS" and then says CHOOSE FILE. What file(s) do I need … (read more)

I wish to try K-9 Mail on my Android - eventually I want Thunderbird. When I start K-9 it offers me "IMPORT SETTINGS" and then says CHOOSE FILE. What file(s) do I need to bring over from my Thunderbird profile to get 1. the address book(s) and 2. the email account data?

Asked by Andrew Hunt 2 months ago

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Migrating Email to a New Email Account

I am going to be setting up a new email address provided by a new ISP, and would like to migrate the email from the soon to be shutdown current email account to the new o… (read more)

I am going to be setting up a new email address provided by a new ISP, and would like to migrate the email from the soon to be shutdown current email account to the new one. Is it as simple as changing the account settings of the current account to the new one or is it more involved than that? If so, can I migrate the existing email to the new account without any ties to the old email account remaining? Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Asked by loupjr 3 months ago

Answered by Stans 3 months ago

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Installing Thunderbird for Spectrum email with Windows 11

I'm trying to install Thunderbird to access Spectrum webmail with my computer running Windows 11. I have this on 3 other computers running Windows 10 with no problem. Thi… (read more)

I'm trying to install Thunderbird to access Spectrum webmail with my computer running Windows 11. I have this on 3 other computers running Windows 10 with no problem. Things I've tried: Using both webmail.spectrum.net and mail.twc.com for both incoming and outgoing servers (both work on my other computers). Setting up for both IMAP and POP3.

Asked by diegodad 4 months ago

Answered by diegodad 4 months ago

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Thunderbird Version Update

Support page indicated e-mail migration from Outlook had to be in Version 31.8, then allow Thunderbird to automatically update to latest version. Successfully completed … (read more)

Support page indicated e-mail migration from Outlook had to be in Version 31.8, then allow Thunderbird to automatically update to latest version. Successfully completed migration to version 31.8, however the About Thunderbird window states that "Thunderbird is up to date" and "You are currently on the release update channel." It does not automatically update to anything.

Alternatively tried changing profile pointing, also moving Local Folders mail to profile folder for updated version 91.4.1 also installed on computer without success.

Any way to convince 31.8 to update?

Asked by gusm93726 2 years ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 2 years ago

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Eudora to Thunderbird--still multistep?

I have used Eudora for years, about 20 or more. Now I find myself with a dilemma. A secure email program I signed up for must have ports assigned to incoming and outgoi… (read more)

I have used Eudora for years, about 20 or more. Now I find myself with a dilemma. A secure email program I signed up for must have ports assigned to incoming and outgoing servers. Alas, not possible with Eudora, but possible with Thunderbird.

However, after reading several of the threads of migrating to Thunderbird from Eudora, it appears to be problematic--new addons, missing mailboxes, etc. It's hard to tell whether that's the norm or the exception. One of the threads I read was https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1228297 "Migrate Eudora mail to Thunderbird mail", which suggests starting with Thunderbird 17.0. That thread is from 3-1/2 years ago. Is this still the best way to migrate? Or is one of the Thunderbird migration tools a better and safer option.

I have literally thousands of saved emails and dozens of separate mailboxes and I don't want to lose them.

Asked by rosawood 2 years ago

Answered by david 1 year ago

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How do I use the field/column mapping box when importing an address book from gmail?

When I try using the box to align fields (First Name, Last Name, etc.) I get a couple of lines to match up and then after that as I continue they all start to float aroun… (read more)

When I try using the box to align fields (First Name, Last Name, etc.) I get a couple of lines to match up and then after that as I continue they all start to float around. What is the method for setting the left side with the right side of the box? I'm importing my address box from Gmail.

Asked by fulton1 2 years ago

Answered by Matt 2 years ago

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How can I copy many folders & sub-folders of emails to another account?

I am moving my email hosting from one hosting account to another. I have both accounts configured in Thunderbird. The original account has many many folders and sub-folde… (read more)

I am moving my email hosting from one hosting account to another. I have both accounts configured in Thunderbird. The original account has many many folders and sub-folders. How can I copy the structure and all the contained emails to the new account?

Asked by plevintampabay 2 years ago

Answered by plevintampabay 1 year ago

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Loading old XP emails on a new W10 machine

I have a client that was until 3 weeks ago using XP and TB. His HDD was dying so rebuilt to W10 and installed TB 91.8.0. If I copy over the profile, I can get TB to load… (read more)

I have a client that was until 3 weeks ago using XP and TB. His HDD was dying so rebuilt to W10 and installed TB 91.8.0.

If I copy over the profile, I can get TB to load it and his previous email and accounts appear but I can not collect new mail “the connection with the server was interrupted”. I spoke with the host, Zen, and the account credentials are correct, I can login to web mail. The advice from Zen was to setup the profiles manually and this worked for some reason, I can collect email, however, because the old profile was pop and mail was deleted from the server after a number of days the old mail is sitting in the old profile.

So, the old profile, with old email inside will not collect new mail, commence hours of research. If I set up a new profile, I can get new mail but don’t have access to the old profile and email.

I tried loading the old profile, which will not connect for new mail but does display the old mail, then creating new/existing email accounts to get the new email but I get a new message saying “incoming server already exists”.

I appear to be stuck, I can have the new mail working with no old mail or the old mail visible with no collection of new mail but not both.

Any pointers or help would be much appreciated.

Alan

Asked by alan174 2 years ago

Answered by Stans 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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how to save thunderbird downloads to my home directory

I use thunderbird with Debian linux. I want to change the destination for downloads from '/home/myusername/Downloads' to '/home/myusername'. Under Preferences > Gene… (read more)

I use thunderbird with Debian linux. I want to change the destination for downloads from '/home/myusername/Downloads' to '/home/myusername'. Under Preferences > General > Files & Attachments > Save files to, I can specify any subdirectory of '/home/myusername', but not '/home/myusername' itself. The best I have been able to do is to select 'Always ask me where to save files', so that I can force the download to go where I want it to. Is there a better way, like a configuration file that I could edit? Thanks.

Asked by drkayak 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year 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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Language Setting Issues -> Culprit is the update installer

I cannot point out "which" version caused this (looks like 91.2.1 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1355115), but on my Windows 10 x64, the Preference -> Gen… (read more)

I cannot point out "which" version caused this (looks like 91.2.1 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1355115), but on my Windows 10 x64, the Preference -> General -> language setting was messed up. It showed and was set up to English (Canada) in lieu of English (US).

Asked by chuy1 1 year ago

Answered by chuy1 1 year ago

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Profile is not loaded after migration from another Ubuntu machine, folders are correct

I have migrated my profile for Thunderbird (TB) from an old machine to a new machine, both running Ubuntu 20.04.4LTS. Both have TB 91.7.0 installed via apt. The Profile f… (read more)

I have migrated my profile for Thunderbird (TB) from an old machine to a new machine, both running Ubuntu 20.04.4LTS. Both have TB 91.7.0 installed via apt. The Profile folders are located on a separate NTFS partition. I opened a terminal and ran "thunderbird -p" to open the profile manager. I created a new profile and pointed it to the profile folder path (path/to/ntfs/partition/Thunderbird/Profiles/xxxxxxxxx.default).

I open TB but only see the "welcome page" asking me to setup a new account. When I check the profile folder under about:profiles it shows me the correct path.

What could be the issue? I appreciate your help!

For migrating Firefox everything worked smoothly using the same procedure.

Asked by Wollipolli 1 year ago

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Where are Contacts settings?

There is little help with Contacts/Address Book. How do I put the address books in the l/h sidebar into a specific order like alphabetical, for instance? How do I change … (read more)

There is little help with Contacts/Address Book. How do I put the address books in the l/h sidebar into a specific order like alphabetical, for instance? How do I change the order of contacts from alphabetical by first name to alphabetical by surname?

Where are the setting controls which do this?

Asked by Jim Kinnibrugh 1 year ago

Answered by YongHan 1 year ago

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Trying to restore my e-mails

My old computer crashed and a new is on the table. I have downloaded Mozilla Thunderbird again and I have a backup made by Mozilla Backup onan USB. When I try to use the … (read more)

My old computer crashed and a new is on the table. I have downloaded Mozilla Thunderbird again and I have a backup made by Mozilla Backup onan USB. When I try to use the Mozilla Backup to restore i lokks fine, I have the backup file in the window and it starts working. It works a long time with the "e-mail" part and than all the other parts says "OK" on by one. BUT, when opening the Thunderbird---nothing there. Despite the Restore has worked a long time nothing is to find in the Thunderbird. ? I have used the same metod earlier with other transfers between computers without any problems.

Please out there, help---what can I do?

Sten

Asked by Stenteg 1 year ago

Answered by Stenteg 1 year ago

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Transferring from Mac to PC

I've checked other replies to this question but I seem to be having difficulty. My Mac is running 11.6.5 of the OS and version 91.8.1 (64-bit) of Thunderbird. I located t… (read more)

I've checked other replies to this question but I seem to be having difficulty. My Mac is running 11.6.5 of the OS and version 91.8.1 (64-bit) of Thunderbird. I located the Thunderbird folder on the Mac and copied over my network onto the PC (Downloads folder to start with). The PC is running version 10.0.19043.1645.

I've then gone into C:\Users\Martin\AppData\Roaming and copied and pasted the Thunderbird folder from Downloads into there. Everything transfers successfully. I've gone into C:\Users\Martin\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\n8bomz85.default and deleted the pkcs11.txt file as posted elsewhere

When I open Thunderbird (91.8.1 on Windows) I'm prompted to setup a new email account. From what I've read, opening up should take me straight into my mail that is currently sitting on my Mac. I'm clearly doing something wrong - can anyone help please?

Asked by Martin 1 year ago

Answered by Stans 1 year ago

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Trouble Migrating Thunderbird from superceded Laptop (old versions)to new Laptop which runs current version

I set up a new Dell 5510 Inspiron with the latest version of Thunderbird which runs well in Windows 11 environment. Previously when I set up a new PC I followed instructi… (read more)

I set up a new Dell 5510 Inspiron with the latest version of Thunderbird which runs well in Windows 11 environment. Previously when I set up a new PC I followed instructions which created a backup from the superceded Windows 10 Laptop on to a USB file Mozilla Thunderbird. I installed Thunderbird and compared the files and discovered 1 file which had no data in it and copied that data directly into that file and it worked perfectly - bringing across everything contacts, folders etc.

On the new DELL I followed the setup prompts and had no success - I activated the top box to store data, not on cloud but to retain on server. I uninstalled and tried again this time activating the box under the top one to store most historic data on Laptop - again no success. - comparing data was fruitless as there was no file with 0 data

It has been suggested that (with Thunderbird closed, I just copy the Back-up USB Folder "Mozilla Thunderbird" from the Window 10 Laptop over the "Mozilla Thunderbird" in Apps under Settings in Windows 11 and magically all (Contacts and email history in folders ) is supposed to happen. Reason is that the new Thunderbird App does all the conversion and set-up.

reluctant to do this as it's taken 2 weeks to reach this point and I don't wish to over-write those Thunderbird that have been received in that time.

Your advice would be appreciated. I the process as it has been suggested above OR is there another process to be followed ?

Thanking you in anticpation of your time to digest the above and respond accordingly.

Asked by ianwhitbread1 1 year ago

Answered by Stans 1 year ago