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Thunderbird won't start up

I have been working fine with Thunderbird, but today it won't start up. It asks my master password, but then it doesn't show the screen with my email accounts / emails.. … (read more)

I have been working fine with Thunderbird, but today it won't start up. It asks my master password, but then it doesn't show the screen with my email accounts / emails.. In task manager I have two lines with Thunderbird, but no activity. I tried to re install (without uninstall as I don't want to lose my emails), but that didn't change anything. Not sure what I can do.

Asked by HW 3 weeks ago

Answered by HW 3 weeks ago

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New email not appearing in inbox

As of yesterday after 9 pm I have not seen any new email in Thunderbird (115.7.0 (64-bit)). I can see new email in my service provider's (Shaw) webmail service. I downlo… (read more)

As of yesterday after 9 pm I have not seen any new email in Thunderbird (115.7.0 (64-bit)). I can see new email in my service provider's (Shaw) webmail service. I downloaded Mailspring and they download to that program. I had a look at Microsoft Mail, which has all of my mail accounts (3 gmail + shaw) and bizarrely, in Mail I can see that the new email are there in my Shaw account.... but are not visible in Thunderbird.

Any suggestions? Uninstall & reinstall?

Asked by skysails 2 months ago

Answered by skysails 2 months ago

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Pull Down menus don't populate

recently and without other changes that I am aware of my thunderbird pull down menus do not populate with text, or sporadically do so after delay of 15 - 30 seconds. … (read more)

recently and without other changes that I am aware of my thunderbird pull down menus do not populate with text, or sporadically do so after delay of 15 - 30 seconds.

Asked by pcohen 9 years ago

Answered by Matt 9 years ago

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Folder pane blank until moused over SOLVED disable Hardware acceleration

Hi, In the new version of Thunderbird, the folder pane, despite having been set as directed, is invisible until I pass my cursor over it, and so is all the mail in the… (read more)

Hi, In the new version of Thunderbird, the folder pane, despite having been set as directed, is invisible until I pass my cursor over it, and so is all the mail in the inbox invisible unless I swipe over it. Once I have written an email, both lists revert to this invisible appearance again. This is quite irritating. I would like to see the lists constantly as normal without having to continually swipe over them to make them appear.

Is there some way to stop this from happening?

Thank you

Asked by Magistra 3 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 3 years ago

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Local Folders issue SOLVED by disabling Hardware Acceleration

After installing version 78.4.0 (and continuing into 78.4.1), I have an issue with many of the folders in my Local Folders account. When I click on an affected Local Fold… (read more)

After installing version 78.4.0 (and continuing into 78.4.1), I have an issue with many of the folders in my Local Folders account. When I click on an affected Local Folder folder, it is not highlighted and no messages appear. Messages will appear if I scroll the mouse pointer over the message pane. I can then also read the messages, etc. If I move to another Local Folders folder, messages may appear or they may not (always the same folders) until I move the mouse pointer as described above. Note that the folder name is also not highlighted after clicking it. Sometimes the entire folder/account column on the left side of the screen is blank until I scroll the mouse pointer over that column. Very annoying! Any ideas? FYI - I have tried "repairing" the folders in question. That does cause the messages to appear but as soon as the folder loses focus, the problem reappears - meaning the messages disappear and do not reappear until I either scroll the mouse pointer over the message pane or re-repair the folder.

Ken in Kansas

Asked by lamxguard-general 3 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 3 years ago

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Archive action not following options (A single folder)

TBird version: 91.4.1 OS: Linux Mint Debian Edition (Debbie) / Cinnamon 5.0.7 Settings: Account Settings > Copies & Folders > Mesage Archives Current setting … (read more)

TBird version: 91.4.1 OS: Linux Mint Debian Edition (Debbie) / Cinnamon 5.0.7

Settings: Account Settings > Copies & Folders > Mesage Archives

Current setting is "Keep messsage archives in: Other [set to 'Archive' folder on IMAP mail server] - see settings-1.png Archive options = A single folder - see settings -2.png

Issue: when I archive from my inbox, the mails go into Yearly folder; I want the emails to go into a single folder.

I have tried to reset the configuration multiple times and restarted Thunderbird multiple times, issue still remains. Your assistance is appreciated. Let me know if you need additional information. Thanks!

Asked by Scott L 2 years ago

Answered by Scott L 2 years ago

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Repeated Google login requests

I have one email address in regular use: xxxxxx@ntlworld.com. I have had two other email addresses in the past (both gmail.com), neither of which has been used for at lea… (read more)

I have one email address in regular use: xxxxxx@ntlworld.com. I have had two other email addresses in the past (both gmail.com), neither of which has been used for at least a couple of years. But for the last several weeks, I have been getting repeated popup pages from Thunderbird nearly full screen interrupting anything else I am doing asking me to sign into my Google account using one of the redundant addresses. If I ignore this and close the window, it pops up again a few seconds later. If I log in as requested, it is replaced by another page requesting permission for Mozilla Thunderbird to "Read, compose, send, and permanently delete all your email from Gmail". This I have denied as it seems an unwarranted intrusion. But the requests for login using the redundant address continue every few seconds. How can I prevent this, and allow the redundant email address to rest in peace? Or, how can I delete the redundant addresses permanently? I'm using Thunderbird 91.2.1

Asked by geoffharry 2 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 years ago

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Beta version versus this forum

In another question I received an answer to how to revert from beta to current version. I realized I had another question somewhat related. When a problem occurs in beta… (read more)

In another question I received an answer to how to revert from beta to current version.

I realized I had another question somewhat related. When a problem occurs in beta, I know crash reports go in. Or are they going somewhere else?

I also know a report can be filed on bugzilla. I’ve done that and Felt like a spectator while everybody else fixed the problem.

Ought a person using beta not use this venue for such things?

Aggravations are fairly short lived with beta, I don’t mind if I am being helpful.

If I misunderstand and beta version is for “bug busters then I’m in wrong place.

And I need to revert.

Asked by DrDively 2 years ago

Answered by Stans 2 years ago

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Virtual Folders and Gmail

Apparently since version 91, I have an issue with Virtual Folders. Current version is 91.3.0 In my "Sent" virtual folder, messages sent by Gmail do not appear in the ov… (read more)

Apparently since version 91, I have an issue with Virtual Folders.

Current version is 91.3.0

In my "Sent" virtual folder, messages sent by Gmail do not appear in the overview list.

I tried to clarify the issue: - the messages sent through my Gmail accounts do not appear in the summary list, but they appear in the detailed folders - this problem concerns all my Gmail accounts and no other accounts (laposte.net, me.com). - this problem only concerns the SENT virtual folder, not the other virtual folders - I can make all the messages sent to reappear correctly, by going to the properties of the virtual folder, then "choose" and ticking the right folders. But when I quit Thunderbird and come back, the messages no longer appear (and the checkmarks for those folders have disappeared). - I arrive at the same result by deleting in the data of Thunderbird the folder "smart mailboxes" and the file "VirtualFolders.dat": at the first launch everything works, at the second one again, the unified view for the Gmail accounts is lost (and Gmail mailboxes do not appear in the VirtualFolders.dat file, section Sent ". They appear in all other sections.) - I deleted and recreated one of my Gmail accounts, without success.

Thanks in advance for your help. Jean-Pierre

Asked by jp.levy 2 years ago

Answered by Wayne Mery 2 years ago

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Some e-mail from Gmail not loading in Thunderbird (not in spam)

I have noticed that several of my e-mails from Gmail are not downloading into my Thunderbird. It's e-mails that WERE coming over fine months ago (ex. Discover statement,… (read more)

I have noticed that several of my e-mails from Gmail are not downloading into my Thunderbird. It's e-mails that WERE coming over fine months ago (ex. Discover statement, utility bill). They are not going Thunderbird spam or Gmail spam. I can see them in Gmail when I log in there. I hit "get messages" and they still don't come. I've added the e-mail addresses to my contacts, but it still doesn't work. Anyone have any ideas?

Asked by Chris Duffield 2 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 years ago

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Compacting mail folders

Does compacting affect the use and/or availability of disc space on a digital harddrive differently than it does on a mechanical harddrive? I have heard that processes s… (read more)

Does compacting affect the use and/or availability of disc space on a digital harddrive differently than it does on a mechanical harddrive? I have heard that processes such as defrag etc are not advisable for digital harddrives.

Thanks Howard Dahlberg

Asked by howarddahlberg7297 2 years ago

Answered by christ1 2 years ago

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"Compact Folders" message is confusing

I'm using Thunderbird 87.0b3 (32 bit) on a 64 bit PC I recently deleted an email and saw the message: “Compact Folders. The messages you have deleted can be purged f… (read more)

I'm using Thunderbird 87.0b3 (32 bit) on a 64 bit PC I recently deleted an email and saw the message:

“Compact Folders.     The messages you have deleted can be purged from disk. This operation will save you 202MB of disk space. Select the option below to let Thunderbird do this automatically without asking you.

[] Remove message deletions automatically and do not ask me. Proceed Cancel”

This message confused me. It was entitled “Compact Folders”, but then stated it would PURGE messages from my disc. Without ticking [] Remove message deletions automatically, I selected “Proceed”. I was very relieved to see that messages were compacted but none of my messages in “Trash” had been deleted.

I strongly suggest that this message should be rewritten to say: Compact folders. If you allow Thunderbird to compact your folders this operation will save xxx MB of disk space. Select the option below to let Thunderbird do this automatically without asking you. [] Compact folders automatically and do not ask me.

Asked by Grrrrhwll 3 years ago

Answered by christ1 3 years ago

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Thunderbird and Gmail

I have two gmail accounts in Thunderbird. One will send and receive perfectly. The other account receives but will not send emails and keeps asking for a password when do… (read more)

I have two gmail accounts in Thunderbird. One will send and receive perfectly. The other account receives but will not send emails and keeps asking for a password when doing so. Both use the same SMTP settings of course. This happens if the account is setup IMAP or POP3. The password is valid as the account will login online though any browser and also with windows 11 email app. I have removed and re-inslalled the rogue account several times but to no avail. Even copying the password from the browser password cache and pasting into Thunderbird does not work. Any ideas?

Asked by r.s.miller 2 years ago

Answered by Stans 2 years ago

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? INSERT TEXT FILE CONTENTS INTO COMPOSER ?

How can I ... INSERT TEXT FILE CONTENTS INTO Thunderbird COMPOSER ? WHY? Because I have pieces of reusable ("boilerplate") text that I want to include in different… (read more)

How can I ... INSERT TEXT FILE CONTENTS INTO Thunderbird COMPOSER ?

WHY? Because I have pieces of reusable ("boilerplate") text that I want to include in different messages.

Asked by miker206wa 2 years ago

Answered by david 2 years ago

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From Google. You may lose access to some of your third-party apps

Hi, I have several Gmail accounts. I have been using Thunderbird for many years. POP3 I keep everything on my Desktop. I just got this from Google and I'm at a loss.… (read more)

Hi,

I have several Gmail accounts. I have been using Thunderbird for many years. POP3 I keep everything on my Desktop. I just got this from Google and I'm at a loss. Anyone have any idea if or how it will affect Thunderbird's login?

Google On May 30, you may lose access to apps that are using less secure sign-in technology ??????@gmail.com To help keep your account secure, Google will no longer support the use of third-party apps or devices which ask you to sign in to your Google Account (Link to my account) using only your username and password. Instead, you’ll need to sign in using Sign in with Google or other more secure technologies, like OAuth 2.0.

Learn more (Link to my account)

What do you need to do?

Email software, like Outlook 2016 or earlier, has less secure access to your Gmail. Switch to Office 365, Outlook 2019 or newer, or any other email software where you can sign in using Sign in with Google.

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Asked by JoeGons 2 years ago

Answered by david 2 years ago

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Thunderbird v96.6.1 imap.gmail authentication failure

Please HELP About a week ago Thunderbird stopped connecting to imap.gmai.com and have authentication failures. I have spent days reading and trying the fixes but still no… (read more)

Please HELP About a week ago Thunderbird stopped connecting to imap.gmai.com and have authentication failures. I have spent days reading and trying the fixes but still no joy. Please help I'm at my wits end. Reagards

Asked by chasecar1 2 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 years ago