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Migrating from Eudora OSE to Thunderbird

I'm trying to help an elderly friend move from Eudora OSE to Thunderbird. I found this closed thread on the forum - and I want to know 'how to back up the Eudora OSE Prof… (read more)

I'm trying to help an elderly friend move from Eudora OSE to Thunderbird. I found this closed thread on the forum - and I want to know 'how to back up the Eudora OSE Profile' - or any other help you can give re migrating from Eudora OSE to Thunderbird. (She has thousands of old emails.)

The tech person said,

"May I suggest, back up your OSE Profile, and give it a try.

And the other replied: "I took the tech's suggestion Backed up Euroda files and simply installed Thunderbird VOILA ! When I launched Thunderbird it simply accessed the same files and file structure (and settinge/etc) as Eudora and I didn't have to do anything ... awesome !"

Asked by rache1 8 months ago

Answered by david 8 months 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 7 months ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 7 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 7 months ago

Answered by jjgurley 7 months ago

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tbsync won't connect to gmail account

I have been using TB for many years, but with the latest update to version 78 I cannot connect my Google contact list as the addon I used is not longer compatible. The s… (read more)

I have been using TB for many years, but with the latest update to version 78 I cannot connect my Google contact list as the addon I used is not longer compatible. The suggestions I have read about is to use TBSync, which I have installed, but I can't get it to connect to my Google account. Each time I try autodiscover I get a message saying it has failed. I tried to manually enter the server name, but that wouldn't work either.

I can't find any support instructions in the Add In web site or on the Mozilla support site. Can anyone help?

Can I revert to an earlier version of Thunderbird?

Asked by ptbadams 2 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 years ago

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Does a Thunderbird IMAP account work on more than one PC and sync on both

Hi, I hope someone can help me. I'm using Thunderbird Version 102.4.1 on a 7 year old laptop and it's getting to the end of life with numerous driver and non responding p… (read more)

Hi, I hope someone can help me.

I'm using Thunderbird Version 102.4.1 on a 7 year old laptop and it's getting to the end of life with numerous driver and non responding problems. Also, it is not compatible with Windows 11. I have linked 3 Yahoo mail and 4 Gmail accounts to Thunderbird on it and they work really well. All are IMAP server settings. I have just bought a new laptop, an early Black Friday deal, and hope to set it up the same as my existing one, so when the old one dies, as it's likely to, I will still have access to the same programmes and emails.

I know I can access Gmail emails direct on any device and they are always up to date - is that called synced? What I don't know is if all email accounts will be synced or the latest - if I use Thunderbird on both laptops. If I delete an email on one device will it be deleted on the other device.

If this is possible, do I download Thunderbird on the new laptop, then set up the accounts for each email and just enjoy from there, OR do I have to copy the profile from the old device to the new one.

I love browsing, streaming etc. but hate trying to get my PC set up or sorting out problems with it. Presume I know very little if you are replying. I have never had two working laptops before so never had to worry about syncing.

Asked by PhilG 2 months ago

Answered by david 2 months ago

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att.yahoo email for TB set up fail

Hello at Mozilla, I tried the archives first and have the exact set up but the same error like others have had keeps coming up, server error, password failed, try again l… (read more)

Hello at Mozilla,

I tried the archives first and have the exact set up but the same error like others have had keeps coming up, server error, password failed, try again later, etc, yet all settings are correct. I closed my online email program, restarted TB, same error.

I also used SM for a long time, like over a decade I think. Every few years when I change out my laptop, I go through this and it takes days to re set up my email to a client.

I really like having my emails in my computer to go through on/offline. It doesn't appear SM will be supported anymore so on to TB, which looks very similar.

Any ideas are appreciated, thanks!! ~Kirch

Asked by kirch 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago

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Emails from LOCAL Folders missing when moving them to a new Windows 11 PC

I've just got a new Win 11 PC and have followed the method to transfer all the emails in my Local folders to the new PC. TBH I've tried many of the methods without succe… (read more)

I've just got a new Win 11 PC and have followed the method to transfer all the emails in my Local folders to the new PC. TBH I've tried many of the methods without success.

I've copied the folders from the relevant directory on the old Win 10 PC onto a USB. With TB closed on the new PC I've copied the folders from the USB to a new Folder in Local Folders directory.

When I open TB, of the ~7,500 emails I copy, only 282 appear

I've tried this many times now with no luck What am I doing wrong please?

tia Pete

Asked by retepgr 6 days ago

Answered by retepgr 3 days ago

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Updating to 102 from Tbird version 91.12.0 - new messages showed only the Subject but not message body.

I updated to ver. 102.1.2 from withing Tbird but had to roll back to version 91.12.0 because new messages showed only the Subject but not message body. Has this been fixe… (read more)

I updated to ver. 102.1.2 from withing Tbird but had to roll back to version 91.12.0 because new messages showed only the Subject but not message body. Has this been fixed yet?

Asked by fortisy 5 months ago

Answered by fortisy 5 months ago

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Can I restore POP emails to the server?

The Mac Mail client I've used for years is falling apart under Big Sur. I mentioned this to a friend and he reminded me of Thunderbird - I had used it MANY years ago. … (read more)

The Mac Mail client I've used for years is falling apart under Big Sur. I mentioned this to a friend and he reminded me of Thunderbird - I had used it MANY years ago. I've recently converted to Firefox so this seemed like something to explore.

I downloaded it and entered the account info for my personal email via Sonic.net (POP) and work (via gmail). I was pleased to see the emails syncing for both accounts.

Until a couple of hours later when I noted that ALL my mail was gone on my laptop running Mail. I traced this to a DEFAULT setting of removing the emails from the server.

Please insert an expletive here.

You've got to be kidding me - this is the default? Is there ANY way I can get those emails back on the server? Luckily my work account still has the emails on the server.

I hope you can help.

-Johnny Klonaris

(Please don't make me burn my Firefox - he's cute up there on the shelf)

Asked by firefox1600 1 year ago

Answered by firefox1600 1 year ago

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Upgraded to latest

I've just upgraded, automatically, to the latest Thunderbird. On opening nothing exists, no address book, no folders or emails, nothing. No idea what's happened as this w… (read more)

I've just upgraded, automatically, to the latest Thunderbird. On opening nothing exists, no address book, no folders or emails, nothing. No idea what's happened as this was an automatic process. I have found a profile folder where it should be but I'm not confident to start trying to change things as I'm happy to find what looks like the data but don't want to do anything that might affect it. Any help? As far as I'm aware my install is 'normal'.

Asked by allanmac2409 5 months ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 5 months ago

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upgrading issues from 91.13.1 to 102 on windows 10 home 64b 22H2

tried upgrading/clean install, 32b and 64b, version 102 when came out and now 102.5.0 always end up with a non-usable , no folders (sent, trash etc) top right menu does … (read more)

tried upgrading/clean install, 32b and 64b, version 102 when came out and now 102.5.0 always end up with a non-usable , no folders (sent, trash etc) top right menu does not open either had to go back with system restore and today even reinstall old version

does the new version require any windows component that the old one did not? (i may have disabled some features i dont need). all other programs work perfectly.

any advice will be appreciated, thanks

Asked by idol.lif 2 months ago

Answered by idol.lif 2 months 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 10 months ago

Answered by Matt 10 months 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 10 months ago

Answered by david 8 months ago

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Transferring Local Folders old computer to new computer

I have been able to move my profiles and Thunderbird is working correctly. However, I cannot find/get my local folders (the TB equivalent of a PST file) to move to my ne… (read more)

I have been able to move my profiles and Thunderbird is working correctly. However, I cannot find/get my local folders (the TB equivalent of a PST file) to move to my new system so I can still have access to all those save emails and records. I have searched here and cannot find a clear answer on how to get those files moved. Any help (please dub it down a little for me :) is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Asked by mog_zuriel 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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Still remained a question, how to import contatcs into Tbird

Happy New Year all volunteers, In W10, after crash all my applications, and their setup/data got wiped out. Tbird worked before like charm. Then it was a new installation… (read more)

Happy New Year all volunteers, In W10, after crash all my applications, and their setup/data got wiped out. Tbird worked before like charm. Then it was a new installation 2 years ago. I moved mail data from Vista Mail on a Toshiba PC to my then new GP PC, with W10. Now, I have to re-install all the apps, and try to import/collect data. Luckily, my Vista PC is still working, so I can recover things from there. So, in Vista Mail i exported contacts, tried .csv, and .vcf. Csv seemed to work, however the import in Address Book was not functional. The names and e-mail addresses were mixed up. Then, I tried .vcf: with a single contact it works fine, but not with a list of .vcf files. Then, I found the advice to create one .vcf file for all contacts via copy *.vcx merged.vcf. The file got created, and looks fine. The windows contact too can open it, one-by-one. Windows10 Mail can handle it also. But, when I try to import this in TB I got as far as START import. Then, the message "Import failed unexpectedly, more information may be available in the Error Console". I do not see error console, and more hints. I must tell, extracting contacts from GMAIL works too. But, unfortunately I do not have set up gmail so that it saved all contacts upon referencing, so I just have a subset of contacts there... Do you guys have a working solution, or is this a new chart again ? By the way, the TB version is the newest one, a guess it is 102. Cheers, Zoltan

Asked by zszemeti 3 weeks ago

Answered by zszemeti 1 week ago

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domain change has screwed up thunderbird

Hello, My webhost provider switched my domain last week. And Thunderbird is now a complete mess. They combined the names of the two domains and I'm not sure if I delete t… (read more)

Hello,

My webhost provider switched my domain last week. And Thunderbird is now a complete mess. They combined the names of the two domains and I'm not sure if I delete this email address I'll be in trouble because they've tied it to WordPress. All the pathways and files I've looked at - why I don't know because I don't really understand what I'm seeing - show the old email names and such. I've been pleading and begging for assistance to straighten out this mess, but without success. Also I'm prompted to login but Thunderbird won't recognize either the old ones nor the new ones I've created.

What I'm wondering is should I remove the current install and start again. And, if I start again, are the instructions easy for this poor senior's tech-phobic brain to follow?

(I'm not sure I trust the tech support at my provider since they keep saying I created the blended email address. This is entirely untrue: I created the one I wanted them to have done in the first place... and ended up deleting the contents of the old email in the process! =:o) Thank you, Zoe

Asked by paintedfern2100 3 weeks ago

Answered by david 3 weeks ago

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Thunderbird not working with Gmail (SENDING NOT WORKING)

TELUS in canada has Forced me to switch to Gmail. I've spent 10 HOURS trying to get this working beyond frustrated!! Basically I set up thunderbird with the settings give… (read more)

TELUS in canada has Forced me to switch to Gmail. I've spent 10 HOURS trying to get this working beyond frustrated!!

Basically I set up thunderbird with the settings given by telus and the following is occuring.

[Thunderbird]

- Receiving emails thru thunderbird - WORKING - Sending Emails thru thunderbird - NOT WORKING. Shows they are SENT (in thunderbird) but in if I go to Gmail it's not in the SENT folder.

"An error occurred while sending mail: The mail server sent an incorrect greeting: mtlp000083 cmsmtp ESMTP server not available." when sending email thru thunderbird


[Gmail website]

- I can SEND and COMPOSE/SEND a message and it will receive to thunderbird. Messages composed in gmail will show it's in the SENT folder in gmail.

PLEASE HELP! I've spent over 10 HOURS now doing everything I can. Telus support has not completely stopped helping me as it's not there end.. I have no idea what to do..

Asked by camarosource 1 year ago

Answered by camarosource 1 year ago

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Thunderbird profile does not load

I can't get Thunderbird to open my profile. I am using Linux Mint 20.3 as op system and latest version of TB 91.5.0. I had TB open on my computer but it stopped recognisi… (read more)

I can't get Thunderbird to open my profile. I am using Linux Mint 20.3 as op system and latest version of TB 91.5.0. I had TB open on my computer but it stopped recognising my accounts. I closed TB and then opened again to see the TB start page (set-up wizard). I have read the information at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-thunderbird-stores-user-data and http://kb.mozillazine.org/Recovering_a_missing_profile and followed the advice there as best I can. In summary everything I do just results in the same situation and TB not loading my profile. I have used TB for years (including transferring profiles across computers) and never had a problem like this before. I freely admit I am no 'techie' so may just have got things wrong but I am at a loss to know what to do as I don't want to loose all my filed emails. Happy to provide any information/screenshots requested. Any assistance will be very gratefully received. (my time zone = UTC+0)

Asked by Simon 11 months ago

Answered by david 11 months ago

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PC Clean Install

My PC had a sudden and total crash just recently and left me no option but to wipe the drive and do a clean install of everything. After I had put Windows 11 back on plus… (read more)

My PC had a sudden and total crash just recently and left me no option but to wipe the drive and do a clean install of everything.

After I had put Windows 11 back on plus other software, I reinstalled Thunderbird as well.

However it will only download emails from the reinstallation date and nothing prior.

Any advice on how to rectify this?

Is there perhaps something in SETTINGS that I need to look at?

Asked by Mr Dee 6 months ago

Answered by Mr Dee 6 months ago