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Upgrade to 68 Causing So Many Issues: No Calendar Loading, Ignored Settings And Options, No New Automatic Email Downloads, Not Responding On Blank Page

I upgraded to 68 yesterday and Thunderbird just blew up after a decade of virtually no issues: 1. Upon initial TB loading, won't get new emails, won't load Lightning, ign… (read more)

I upgraded to 68 yesterday and Thunderbird just blew up after a decade of virtually no issues:

1. Upon initial TB loading, won't get new emails, won't load Lightning, ignores all options and account settings

2. Immediately goes to a white page, shows "Not Responding"

3. Immediate goes back to my email, no calendar, no automatic download of email

4. Today's Pane is turned off, have to manually change it to see my calendar

5. Today's pane shows no schedule events

Rinse, Repeat.

What has happened?

Went back to 60.8, all is well.

This is unbelievable that so much core functionality on my desktop is broken.

Asked by Theo1352 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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I have a thunderbird inbox problem - older messages keep disappearing - how do I get them back?

Since i swopped to a new laptop I have had this problem with my inbox (but not with my sent folder) - older inbox messages just disappear without me deleting them. I have… (read more)

Since i swopped to a new laptop I have had this problem with my inbox (but not with my sent folder) - older inbox messages just disappear without me deleting them. I have had the latop since September , but this morning only had inbox messages back to 2nd Dec then today even more have disappeared - I now only have back to 28th December! I need these emails for work and to refer back to - rather difficult to refer back when thunderbird deletes them! I never had this problem on my old laptop where messages only disappeared if i chose to delete them!

Asked by davegrundy 3 years ago

Answered by user1121639 3 years ago

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How do I recover all my all my lost accounts and folders? (60.9.0)

Version 60.9.0 (32-bit) My PC was "hibernated" over the week-end (Windows 10) and when I opened Thunderbird this morning no folders or mail boxes where present. I was p… (read more)

Version 60.9.0 (32-bit) My PC was "hibernated" over the week-end (Windows 10) and when I opened Thunderbird this morning no folders or mail boxes where present. I was presented with a dialogue to set up a calender when Thunderbird loaded, and, after completing this, the only mailbox available was the one I had designated for access to the calender.

How do I recover everything please? Why was I presented with the calender dialaogue when TB loaded?

Thanks

Asked by Andy C 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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Cannot change text colour in 68.4.1

The normal route of clicking on write email >format>text colour used to go to a drop down menu where you simply clicked on the colour on a large ball. Now it has a … (read more)

The normal route of clicking on write email >format>text colour used to go to a drop down menu where you simply clicked on the colour on a large ball. Now it has a silly drop down which stays on black whatever you do. Why do developers mess up things that have functioned the same way for years successfully?

Asked by hughmoz 10 months ago

Answered by Sea Mac 10 months ago

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HOW CAN i FIND OUT THE SOURCE OF AN EMAIL

On my previous email server I just had to right click an email and click on properties to find out where the email had come from I cant do this in thunderbird. Why? … (read more)

On my previous email server I just had to right click an email and click on properties to find out where the email had come from I cant do this in thunderbird. Why?

Asked by tontoe0 4 years ago

Answered by Zenos 4 years ago

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settings for a simple experience with gmail and thunderbird

I am in my 70s and have been through a lot in the last 3 years (flooded home, my husband, dog and chihuahua living in a tiny room for a year and a half, suffering a $50,0… (read more)

I am in my 70s and have been through a lot in the last 3 years (flooded home, my husband, dog and chihuahua living in a tiny room for a year and a half, suffering a $50,000 loss to a shifty contractor, two cancer scares, etc.), and the latest challenge--the pandemic--has fried what used to be my pretty good brain cells. Now,I find that in order to continue using technology, I must have step-by-step directions, preferably with pictures, or I simply cannot function in the tech world. I am not quite ready to give up, so I was wondering if some kind soul(s) out there that still have working brain cells would be willing to help me? My dad kept his computer skills going until he passed away at 92, and I am hoping to be that fortunate, but it is not looking good. Everything is so interwoven now days, it drives me to distraction.

I have managed to set up a gmail account, then installed Thunderbird on my desktop, but I am at a loss understanding what configuration to use to get the easy-to-use performance I want. Some notes:

1. When I get an email, I do not need to archive it anywhere (not sure what that means anyway). I open the mail, read it and then save it to the appropriate folder on my hard drive, then delete the copy in my Thunderbird (and, hopefully, it deletes in gmail). I don't know what ALL MAIL is or why I need it? What should my settings be to accomodate my system? Once I have saved an email to my hard drive or deleted it, I want it gone, period, from gmail and Thunderbird. I usually only have email from the current or previous day, that's it. I keep a clean inbox and have a highly structured set of folders to save any emails I want throughout my hard drive in the logical folders for them.

2. I like sent mail copIes in a SENT mail folder until I delete them because sometimes I check back to see what I sent.

3. I want the contacts set up in gmail synced to Thunderbird and stay current with any changes in either email client.

4.The DRAFTS folder is important so that, if I am interrupted, I can come back and finish mail later.

5. I do not want LABELS, IMPORTANT, STARS or any other folder to complicate things. I just want INBOX, DRAFTS, SENT, SPAM, AND TRASH...and when I put it in TRASH, I want it gone when I close Thunderbird.

6. In summary, I just want the basics so that I can continue to use technology no matter what challenges are going on in my life.... for another decade, if possible.

I am using a Lenovo Legion laptop, Windows 10 64bits, Chrome (sorry, Firefox, but I am too old to switch now), and Thunderbird whatever the latest version is. I truly love Thunderbird, but I cannot figure out what settings to use to accomplish the system above.

This Texas granny would be forever grateful if any brainy people out there could dumb-down some steps for me to accomplish the above... and if you have screenshots, I will sing your praises from now until eternity!

Donna in Texas

Asked by guidrydesktop 4 months ago

Answered by guidrydesktop 4 months ago

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Message :- Current operation on "Sent" did not suceed - Mail Server responded unavailable

I've had problems with Yahoo mail, my "Sent" folder was deleted. They restored this, but now in Thunderbird I get this message:- Current operation on "Sent" did not succe… (read more)

I've had problems with Yahoo mail, my "Sent" folder was deleted. They restored this, but now in Thunderbird I get this message:- Current operation on "Sent" did not succeed, The mail Server responded unavailable. But I can send mails, it's just annoying. So how do I stop the message?

Asked by johnoo 1 year ago

Answered by AgnesRM 1 year ago

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Is there a way to increase the font size in the message list pane and folder list with MacOS?

The Folder pane and message list are showing up as about 6 point on my 27 inch Apple screen and very hard to read. I know there is a font adjuster add-on for Firefox Ma… (read more)

The Folder pane and message list are showing up as about 6 point on my 27 inch Apple screen and very hard to read. I know there is a font adjuster add-on for Firefox Mac users, but is there the same for Thunderbird? (Before I go blind!)

Asked by skyreburn 2 years ago

Answered by Zenos 2 years ago

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mailing list says not a valid email address. It worked this morning

I have a mailing list with nine emails. This morning it worked fine. Now instead of putting the email addresses in the To space it puts the name of the List and when I … (read more)

I have a mailing list with nine emails. This morning it worked fine. Now instead of putting the email addresses in the To space it puts the name of the List and when I send I get <> is not a valid email address because it is not of the form user@host. You must correct it before sending the email.

Asked by steventonpc 7 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 7 months ago

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when i try to open a twitter link in thunder bird i get error message

whe i try to open a twitter message it wi not open in Thunderbird or in Firefox it used to open before see attachment i was able to open it before now it will … (read more)

whe i try to open a twitter message it wi not open in Thunderbird or in Firefox it used to open before see attachment i was able to open it before now it will not open do i need to configure thunderbird somehow

Asked by Mary 5 months ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 4 months ago

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Traveling to NY from Israel - what settings need to be changed?

I'll be staying with a friend whose ISP is Spectrum. Spectrum claims they have no idea what settings I need to change in Thunderbird in order to go through them to get to… (read more)

I'll be staying with a friend whose ISP is Spectrum. Spectrum claims they have no idea what settings I need to change in Thunderbird in order to go through them to get to my ISP's mail servers. I'm assuming that there ARE settings that have to be changed because a few years ago, when staying with different friends in NY, I had to call their ISP (Verizon) to find out what needed to be changed in Outlook Express' settings. I no longer recall which ones.

Asked by doniel 2 years ago

Answered by doniel 1 year ago

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Emails Disappearing

I noticed yesterday that the majority of emails in my inbox are gone. There were emails dating back to 4/2017, when my desktop machine was new and I installed Thunderbir… (read more)

I noticed yesterday that the majority of emails in my inbox are gone. There were emails dating back to 4/2017, when my desktop machine was new and I installed Thunderbird. Yesterday, they only went back to 3/11/2018. When I booted up this morning, 9 more days were gone. Folders and sent items do not appear to be effected. Only the inbox. I have not touched any settings. Looking for a solution to make this stop happening, and possibly retrieve the missing emails going back a year. My ISP is Comcast. I am not sure if they are to blame, but I'm waiting to hear back from them. If they are disappearing from my Thunderbird inbox, it seems like a local problem. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I have version 59.0.2 64 bit installed on Windows 10. Thank you.

Asked by Lauraloo1 2 years ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 2 years ago

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Colored icons for folders

Dear Sirs, Is there any possibility to have the colored icons back in Thunderbird 78.x? It helped me a lot to differentiate between folders and other stuff. Now with the … (read more)

Dear Sirs,

Is there any possibility to have the colored icons back in Thunderbird 78.x?

It helped me a lot to differentiate between folders and other stuff. Now with the black and white display only, it is for me more difficult.

Sincerely,

Jens Wickinger

Asked by FF Konto Jens 1 month ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 month ago

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Unread messages are no longer bold with MacOS 10.15 beta

Yes, I realize I was taking a chance going with a public beta. Since I installed Catalina unread messages in Thunderbird no longer appear in bold font. Any ideas as to… (read more)

Yes, I realize I was taking a chance going with a public beta. Since I installed Catalina unread messages in Thunderbird no longer appear in bold font.

Any ideas as to what might correct this behavior? Is this an issue I can change a setting on to resolve?

Thanks.

Asked by srredbeard 1 year ago

Answered by tony36 1 year ago

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My HP scanner cannot access my email program on my PC.

I have a new HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 all-in-one. It is set up and all settings are complete and correct. It tells me I can scan to email, but when I try to scan to email … (read more)

I have a new HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 all-in-one. It is set up and all settings are complete and correct. It tells me I can scan to email, but when I try to scan to email I get a message that the scanner cannot find my email program and that internet based email programs are not supported. I have worked live with HP on this issue (my previous scanner, an earlier HP, scanned to email with no problem). Windows 10 is my operating system and Comcast is my server. Comcast tells me the issue is not with them and HP assures me that all is good on that end as well. I can scan to my computer and the new OfficeJet does everything except scan to email. This is a feature I frequently use so I am frustrated. Thunderbird is listed as my default email program and is selected as the default program for all of files related to Thunderbird. My security setting in Comcast is SSL/TLS.

Asked by Ann 7 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 7 months ago

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Some folder indexes missing

Hi, I have a strange problem with Thunderbird. In my Inbox I have a sub-folder that is intact but below that were 5 sub-folders which have all 'disappeared'. The .sbd fol… (read more)

Hi, I have a strange problem with Thunderbird.

In my Inbox I have a sub-folder that is intact but below that were 5 sub-folders which have all 'disappeared'. The .sbd folders and the .msf files are still in my Profile but the folders and emails don't show in Thunderbird. I've deleted global-messages-db.sqlite and re-launched Thunderbird but that doesn't work.

I'm using the latest Thunderbird and Windows 7.

As this is my work email I'm desperate to get access to those emails again!

I've run out of ideas. Any help much appreciated.

Andy

Asked by AndyT-R 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago