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Migrating local folders.

I am moving Thunderbird to a new PC, old was Win 10, new is Win 11. I installed Thunderbird on the new one, same version 115.10.2 though this is now 64 bit, old was 32 bi… (read more)

I am moving Thunderbird to a new PC, old was Win 10, new is Win 11. I installed Thunderbird on the new one, same version 115.10.2 though this is now 64 bit, old was 32 bit. I followed the instructions to move the profile by copying the Thunderbird folder onto aUSB stick then copying it to the new computer. The address book is there, but the local folders I had are not. Looking inFile explorer, I see that the Local Folders folder is there which contains all the folders I had, all populated, but there is also a Local Folders-1 there which does not, and this is the one Thunderbird is using. If I delete this folder, next time I start Thunderbird, it creates this folder again. I have obviously done something wrong, but cannot see what it is.

Asked by brianlec 1 month ago

Answered by david 1 month ago

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Upgraded to Sonoma 14.5 on iMac and when trying to open Thunderbird, I get the message "Thunderbird" is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash. What do I do?

Upgraded to Sonoma 14.5 on iMac and when trying to open Thunderbird, I get the message "Thunderbird" is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash. What… (read more)

Upgraded to Sonoma 14.5 on iMac and when trying to open Thunderbird, I get the message "Thunderbird" is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash. What do I do?

Asked by headimages 1 month ago

Answered by headimages 1 month ago

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New installation of Thunderbird 115.10.2 on Windows 11 has no buttons

Hi. I've just installed the latest version of Thunderbird on a clean copy of Windows 11. Thunderbird comes up with no buttons across the top (Get Messages, Write, Prin… (read more)

Hi.

I've just installed the latest version of Thunderbird on a clean copy of Windows 11.

Thunderbird comes up with no buttons across the top (Get Messages, Write, Print, Address Book, etc).

I can't see an option for displaying them.

Any suggestions please?

Thanks, Dave.

Asked by Dave 1 month ago

Answered by Dave 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

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cardbook addon to tb supernova and how do i now find my address books

I have downloaded the addon cardbook. Now, how do i find my old address books that existed prior to the addon? Please do not leave a single step out on how to migrate … (read more)

I have downloaded the addon cardbook. Now, how do i find my old address books that existed prior to the addon? Please do not leave a single step out on how to migrate back or forward or what ever i have to do to get my old tb moved to the new cardbook tb supernova. Thank you.

Asked by Bullish Bob Bagley 1 month ago

Answered by Bullish Bob Bagley 1 month ago

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gmail email download to Thunderbird

from today I cannot download my gmail to Thunderbird, I'm getting always here below error code: “400 invalid_request” or “Access blocked: App sent an invalid request,” i… (read more)

from today I cannot download my gmail to Thunderbird, I'm getting always here below error code:

“400 invalid_request” or “Access blocked: App sent an invalid request,” it means the app uses an authorization method that Google doesn't allow. Google has safe ways for you to sign in and share your Google Account data with third-party apps and sites.

Please let me know how to proceed.

Thank you

Asked by davidm2413 1 month ago

Answered by davidm2413 1 month ago

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Old PC emails

I have a new PC. After installing Thunderbird onto my new PC, emails from my old PC are not there. Can these be recovered? I have a copy of my old PC hard drive files bu… (read more)

I have a new PC. After installing Thunderbird onto my new PC, emails from my old PC are not there. Can these be recovered? I have a copy of my old PC hard drive files but not the actual PC. Thanks Jim Ferrier

Asked by Jigzoos 1 month ago

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Current Thunderbird Version

According to Help>About Thubderbird the current version is 115. But searches in my browser tells me the latest version is 105. Am I not searching deep enough? Thanks… (read more)

According to Help>About Thubderbird the current version is 115. But searches in my browser tells me the latest version is 105.

Am I not searching deep enough?

Thanks, James

Asked by JamesJ 1 month ago

Answered by christ1 1 month ago

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Importing mail

My mail is hosted on Hostpresto. Yesterday 'someone' (it wasn't me. I was in bed) gained access to my cPanel and email and deleted my only email address, then installed … (read more)

My mail is hosted on Hostpresto. Yesterday 'someone' (it wasn't me. I was in bed) gained access to my cPanel and email and deleted my only email address, then installed their own. All my mail gone. I was stupid though - I opened another email address with the same name as the old one and started Thunderbird on the pc. Of course, it synchronised to the empty folders!

Luckily I have another instance of TB running on another machine and it's all there - I am not internet connected there!

How do I bring the folders containing all the old mail from the 'safe' machine's appdata/roaming/thunderbird location to what will be my 'working machine' without it immediately synching to the server and deleting it all?

Thanks Andy

Asked by Andy 1 month ago

Answered by david 1 month ago

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Restore account "inbox" folder after drug-n-drop to "Local Folders"

I drag-n-dropped an account (POP3) folder "inbox" to the "Local Folders". How can I return the "inbox" folder back to my account folder ? Drag-n-droping back does no… (read more)

I drag-n-dropped an account (POP3) folder "inbox" to the "Local Folders". How can I return the "inbox" folder back to my account folder ? Drag-n-droping back does not work.

Asked by mytaira 1 month ago

Answered by mytaira 1 month ago

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Cannot Activate Thunderbird Email Account

I am setting up a new Windows 11 Computer and am trying to install Thunderbird. I have downloaded TB (Thunderbird Setup 115.10.2) to my Download Folder. I double click … (read more)

I am setting up a new Windows 11 Computer and am trying to install Thunderbird. I have downloaded TB (Thunderbird Setup 115.10.2) to my Download Folder. I double click on that file to run the Setup program, complete the user account information and TB and select Continue. TB completes the search and displays the correct account (att.net) connection information, SMP, POP3, Ports, etc. I select DONE and the Checking Password box displays. It runs for a few minutes and an Error message displays: "Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, user name or password." If I select Configure Manually, a window displays showing the correct configuration information (I have checked it four times). I will note that "Normal Password" has been selected for Authentication Method in case that is important. I have tried this method several times and get the same Error message. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

I have attached a screenshot of the configuration window. Note: My account is with att.net but I am still using my old pacbell.net account that was merged with ATT many years ago.

Asked by Mickeal950 1 month ago

Answered by david 1 month ago

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Migrating accounts from new Rogers/Yahoo mail

Hi, I am running Thunderbird v. 115.9.0 on Windows 10 on my desktop. I have been forced by Rogers in Canada to migrate my internet service from their legacy internet ser… (read more)

Hi, I am running Thunderbird v. 115.9.0 on Windows 10 on my desktop. I have been forced by Rogers in Canada to migrate my internet service from their legacy internet service to Rogers Ignite with its Ignite (Comcast) gateway. My email accounts were supposed to be migrated automatically, but, for reasons unknown, were not, and a tech support representative had to migrate them from the old legacy service to Ignite. After that was done, I opened Thunderbird, and was asked to authenticate my 2 Rogers/Yahoo email accounts, one of which is my primary account, the other a secondary account. I was asked to authenticate the secondary account first, which went well. I then clicked on my primary account in the left-hand pane and was again asked to authenticate, but the dialogue box showed it was for the secondary account. Thinking that this secondary account authentication was just being repeated for no particular reason, and not thinking that the email address in the authentication request box could be changed, I clicked Agree. My primary account is now showing the exact same emails as are listed in the secondary account, and I'm extremely concerned that I will not be able to recover all of the thousands of emails in my primary account, many of which are business-related. When I log into my primary account on the Rogers/Yahoo mail website, the emails in the primary account are still showing, so I know they are still on the Rogers IMAP server. However, I really want to continue to use my primary account on Thunderbird. I'm not sure if I should delete the primary account and recreate it - the Rogers support tech said that deleting the account may result in an issue where my current password for a re-created primary account may not be recognized, so I'm leaving things as they are until I hear back. It the advice is to not delete and recreate the account, what steps can I take to recover the emails on my primary account in Thunderbird. Thanks in advance for any help and advice that can be provided. LES.

Asked by addpro 2 months ago

Answered by addpro 2 months ago

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How do I download my Address book or Contacts from my email server

I just installed Thunderbird on a computer, current version, and it didn't update my address book or contact list off the server. How do I do this manually as I could n… (read more)

I just installed Thunderbird on a computer, current version, and it didn't update my address book or contact list off the server. How do I do this manually as I could not find something saying to "download contacts" or anything like that. There is the "Directory Server:" option but I don't know what that is or how to use it. I didn't do that on my other Thunderbird installation (Work Computer). My email server is Mail.com if that matters. Thanks

Asked by Wolf 1 month ago

Answered by david 1 month ago

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How can I recover email sub-folders

My email provider required me to migrate to a new server and advised setting up a new Account in Thunderbird. I did this and it successfully imported most or all of my st… (read more)

My email provider required me to migrate to a new server and advised setting up a new Account in Thunderbird. I did this and it successfully imported most or all of my stored emails from the old server. However, the import only preserved the first level of sub-folders (I have up to 3 levels). If I right-click on my email account in Thunderbird and choose Subscribe, I can still see the sub-folder structure there. Is there any way I can restore it so that it (a) shows the full collection of sub- and sub-sub folders in the tree; and (b) locates the correct emails in each sub-folder? If not, I face days of work to recreate sub-folders and move emails to their correct location. Thanks for any help!

Asked by MikeGatehouse 1 month ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 month ago

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Back Door if Thunderbird Doesn't Work Out

I've been using TB on 2 of my smaller email accounts for several months and really like the way it operates. I'm nearly ready to add my main email account (web-based Out… (read more)

I've been using TB on 2 of my smaller email accounts for several months and really like the way it operates. I'm nearly ready to add my main email account (web-based Outlook) to TB but have one final question. If I add the account to TB, give it a fair try, and just don't like the results, can I simply delete that account from TB and go back to accessing it via its website? I have confirmed that POP is disabled for my Outlook account so I understand all email remains on the server until I remove it. I also understand TB would leave the email from the account on the same server, again pending some action I might take to remove it. So it would seem that I could delete the account from TB and revert to web-based access for the account, just as I'm doing now, and the folders and saved emails would still be there. Am I overlooking anything?

Asked by rjfelts 1 month ago

Answered by david 1 month ago

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Calendars, Personal address book

Been using Outlook, but am having issues. Decided to try TBird. Got the email part set up (far as I can tell). Calendar and Address book are a different story. Calend… (read more)

Been using Outlook, but am having issues. Decided to try TBird. Got the email part set up (far as I can tell). Calendar and Address book are a different story. Calendar: Using Google Calendar as primary calendar. Consists of an appointment, birthday, and holiday calendars. Created a new calendar and entered the URL for my Google Calendar. It showed up in TBird apparently OK. Created ANOTHER calendar and entered URL for Googles stock Holiday calendar. It also seemed to show up OK. Tried to do what I did with those calendars to add my Birthday Calendar, but Google uses data from Google Contacts to create that calendar. Can't figure how to add that data. HELP? Address book: Exported Google Contacts Data to a CSV file. Tried BOTH Outlook CSV and Google CSV exports. NEITHER produced a CSV file ANYWHERE Close to what TBird appeared to want, based on what showed up on the "fields" page that appeared after I chose the CSV filename. Moving data around in a spreadsheet is a Royal pain. Isn't there a Google Contacts CSV export file that more closely approximates the arrangement that TBird WANTS?

Asked by PathMan 1 month ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 month ago

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Migrating accounts from new Rogers/Yahoo mail

Hi, I am running Thunderbird v. 115.9.0 on Windows 10 on my desktop. I have been forced by Rogers in Canada to migrate my internet service from their legacy internet ser… (read more)

Hi, I am running Thunderbird v. 115.9.0 on Windows 10 on my desktop. I have been forced by Rogers in Canada to migrate my internet service from their legacy internet service to Rogers Ignite with its Ignite (Comcast) gateway. My email accounts were supposed to be migrated automatically, but, for reasons unknown, were not, and a tech support representative had to migrate them from the old legacy service to Ignite. After that was done, I opened Thunderbird, and was asked to authenticate my 2 Rogers/Yahoo email accounts, one of which is my primary account, the other a secondary account. I was asked to authenticate the secondary account first, which went well. I then clicked on my primary account in the left-hand pane and was again asked to authenticate, but the dialogue box showed it was for the secondary account. Thinking that this secondary account authentication was just being repeated for no particular reason, and not thinking that the email address in the authentication request box could be changed, I clicked Agree. My primary account is now showing the exact same emails as are listed in the secondary account, and I'm extremely concerned that I will not be able to recover all of the thousands of emails in my primary account, many of which are business-related. When I log into my primary account on the Rogers/Yahoo mail website, the emails in the primary account are still showing, so I know they are still on the Rogers IMAP server. However, I really want to continue to use my primary account on Thunderbird. I'm not sure if I should delete the primary account and recreate it - the Rogers support tech said that deleting the account may result in an issue where my current password for a re-created primary account may not be recognized, so I'm leaving things as they are until I hear back. It the advice is to not delete and recreate the account, what steps can I take to recover the emails on my primary account in Thunderbird. Thanks in advance for any help and advice that can be provided. LES.

Asked by addpro 2 months ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 2 months ago

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account setup

Since installing Ubuntu 23.10 on my new desktop pc, Thunderbird is failing to see the account details in .thunderbird I copied all the files from my backup into a new acc… (read more)

Since installing Ubuntu 23.10 on my new desktop pc, Thunderbird is failing to see the account details in .thunderbird I copied all the files from my backup into a new account directory (/home/cfi/.thunderbird/y4xyxmli.default), a technique that has worked many times in the past, but not this time. Previously, thunderbird has simply taken the settings from the backed up files and used those to connect to my organisation's mail server. Any ideas? How can I force Thunderbird to read the old account settings?

Many thanks.

Asked by cfi2 1 month ago

Answered by christ1 1 month ago

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Problems moving Thunderbird to new computer

Old computer: Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit Thunderbird 115.10.0 32-bit (Don't know why it's 32-bit version on a 64-bit computer or whether that's relevant) The Profiles folder… (read more)

Old computer: Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit Thunderbird 115.10.0 32-bit (Don't know why it's 32-bit version on a 64-bit computer or whether that's relevant)

The Profiles folder is here (with 5 profiles): C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles

The new computer is Windows 11 Pro, 64-bit I just installed Thunderbird (V115.10.0 (64-bit) on the new computer.

On the new computer, the Profiles folder is here: C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles

I followed the directions here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/moving-thunderbird-data-to-a-new-computer

I basically took the Profiles folder that came with the Thunderbird installation, renamed it (Profiles.orig) and copied in the Profiles folder from the old computer in its place. When I start up Thunderbird, I get this error message:

           Your Thunderbird profile cannon be loaded.  It may be missing or inaccessible

What am I doing wrong? I've updated Thunderbird on the old computer and copied the Profiles folder over to the new computer again. Same result.

Could it be 1. an issue with the user name on the old computer is different than the one I'm using on the new computer? 2. All files on the new computer are set up as local (the user on the old computer started out as a Microsoft user but I made it local so as not to have to use OneDrive).

I'm stumped. Any help will be very much appreciated. If you need any more details I'm happy to provide them.

Asked by ksglasser 2 months ago

Answered by david 2 months ago