Thunderbird has become dysfunctional, I think since the last update. I’ve been using Thunderbird for many years, with an Earthlink account, set to POP3 server. Currently,… (read more)
Thunderbird has become dysfunctional, I think since the last update. I’ve been using Thunderbird for many years, with an Earthlink account, set to POP3 server. Currently, I am using it on my iMac with Mojave 10.14.6. The first symptom that I encountered was being unable to Send emails. Then, I discovered that I couldn’t download emails. Later, to my surprise, it downloaded the latest emails from Earthlink, but all of that email was still on the Earthlink server.
I changed the Earthlink password because I was afraid it was defaulting to IMAP, which I don’t want. But I haven't been able to enter the new password in Thunderbird. I can hardly do anything without getting the spinning ball, and the application freezing. I have to Force Quit to try again, but the same thing happens. Furthermore, I have discovered that the Earthlink account is duplicated under Account Settings. I have absolutely no clue how that happened!
Loading the program and selecting About Thunderbird brings up nothing, so I can’t tell you the version I am using. The Earthlink account is not my only account in Thunderbird. If I have to reinstall the application, would I have to set up all of those accounts all over again?
I have archived emails going back to 1998, when I used Netscape. Most under Local, but some in the Earthlink account that I was using for downloading emails. Yes, my Thunderbird library (libraries?) is/are backed up. But I’m afraid to delete things from within Thunderbird.