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How do I get Thunderbird on Windows 10 on the desktop home page

My wife just upgraded to Windows 10 and both Foxfire and Thunderbird are missing from the desktop home page. We depend on Thunderbird for our email, and I have no idea h… (read more)

My wife just upgraded to Windows 10 and both Foxfire and Thunderbird are missing from the desktop home page. We depend on Thunderbird for our email, and I have no idea how to get the Thunderbird account on her computer now. Is it hidden somewhere in that new Windows OS (I hate it already!)? Or do I have to go through the whole process of downloading and installing and setting up both programs all over again? My wife did not do backups of windows 7 like she should have, so there isn't anything saved that is useful for this purpose. What should I do BEFORE I start the upgrade process on my PC (which I am now using) or my laptop, both of which are still running Windows 7? At 75 I'm getting tired of all the constant changing going on, none of which has made computing easier or faster, just more difficult. Give me Windows 98SE - it was by far the easiest to use and the easiest to reinstall and not lose anything.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Asked by Tuggerofhearts 5 years ago

Answered by Banban 5 years ago

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Thunderbird freezes since updating to Windows 10

My computer just has been updated to Windows 10. Unfortunately, Mozilla Thunderbird is no longer working, even after having re-installed it. A bug perhaps? It keeps on fr… (read more)

My computer just has been updated to Windows 10. Unfortunately, Mozilla Thunderbird is no longer working, even after having re-installed it. A bug perhaps? It keeps on freezing after not even a minute. Can't even check emails which is quite annoying.

Asked by soph 5 years ago

Answered by Mijanur Rahman Rayhan 5 years ago

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Thunderbird keeps asking for password

Lately, whenever I start Thunderbird, it asks for the password. It never did this before. When I first set up Thunderbird, i entered the password and it was working f… (read more)

Lately, whenever I start Thunderbird, it asks for the password. It never did this before. When I first set up Thunderbird, i entered the password and it was working fine. Something changed. How can I fix this< Thanks

Asked by oogie418 4 years ago

Answered by Mehul Patel 4 years ago

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38.2 hangs frequently using Windows 10. SOLVED in version 38.3.0 (likely bug 1196662)

38.2 frequently (daily) hangs. The only button that works is the X to close the app. I have to restart it each time it hangs. I've restarted in safe mode and disabled al… (read more)

38.2 frequently (daily) hangs. The only button that works is the X to close the app. I have to restart it each time it hangs. I've restarted in safe mode and disabled all add ons. Still hangs

Asked by jfiegel 5 years ago

Answered by christ1 5 years ago

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change password

How do I change my password once in a while for security without setting up a master password that needs to be entered before each session? I am the only one on this com… (read more)

How do I change my password once in a while for security without setting up a master password that needs to be entered before each session? I am the only one on this computer and on my droid.

Asked by Pinkerton2 4 years ago

Answered by user01229325 4 years ago

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Can't open any attached Microsoft office document after update to windows 10

I cant open any attached microsoft office document ( Exell, Word, Powerpoint ... ) after the Windows 10 update. Saving to desktop and open from the desktop is still worki… (read more)

I cant open any attached microsoft office document ( Exell, Word, Powerpoint ... ) after the Windows 10 update. Saving to desktop and open from the desktop is still working, but directly out of the thunderbird is not possible anymore. First error : program has found an error in the contence. Program can repair ( program can be powerpoint.exe or word.exe or .... ) ( sorry for the translation. I work in a dutch windows enviroment ) When I press 'repair ) I mostly have following error : The file (complete path and filename ) can't be read with the program. Finally I have the below error : The application failed to start properly ( 0xc0000022 ). Press Ok to close the application.

I already tried to remove the standard programm to open the attached file ( Extra / Options / Attachlents / Incoming ... ) But this didn't solve the problem. I hope someone knows how to solve this.

Version used thunderbird : 38.2.0

Thank you already for all the given advice.

Asked by Johan 5 years ago

Answered by user01229325 5 years ago

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Can I preview a message without it being marked as "read"?

Hi, I'm using Thunderbird on a notebook (not a phone) and I was just wondering if there was any way of landing on an email without it being marked as read? In other word… (read more)

Hi, I'm using Thunderbird on a notebook (not a phone) and I was just wondering if there was any way of landing on an email without it being marked as read? In other words, if I'm scrolling through my new messages, the minute I highlight the message, it goes from unread status to read. I'd like it not to do that, but don't know if that's possible in Thunderbird. I use POP account, not IMAP.

Thanks!

Asked by Sharon1 4 years ago

Answered by christ1 4 years ago

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Confirm Security Excepton

Every time I launch Thunderbird I am prompted to Add Security Exception. I am tired of having to click the "Confirm Security Exception" button 10+ times because the dialo… (read more)

Every time I launch Thunderbird I am prompted to Add Security Exception. I am tired of having to click the "Confirm Security Exception" button 10+ times because the dialog pops up over and over again. Its now changed to just prompting everytime I switch folders. But, that is no better.

Now sending doesn't work. I get an error message and a prompt to add a security exception. I click OK on the "Sending of message failed" error dialog and then "Confirm Security Exception" on the Add Security Exception dialog. I try to resend, but I get the same error and security exception prompt....over and over again.

Thunderbird has now become unusable. It simple doesn't work anymore. Its like trying to use an app written for Windows XP thats too incompatible to work anymore.

I am looking for a new mail app.

Asked by briandj 4 years ago

Answered by christ1 4 years ago

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how do i get email from an old hard drive to my new hard drive?

had to replace a hard drive. i now have a new drive with a clean copy of thunderbird on it. i need to get some emails off of thunderbird on the old drive to thunderbird o… (read more)

had to replace a hard drive. i now have a new drive with a clean copy of thunderbird on it. i need to get some emails off of thunderbird on the old drive to thunderbird on the new drive. i found the folders i need, i just can't figure out how to move them from here to there and get it to work.

Asked by smerritt123 4 years ago

Answered by amanchesterman 4 years ago

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How do i make ThunderBird ask for my password again

I couldn't remember my TB PW so tried the ones i thought it was only to be locked out. Now i know what it is, so how do i make ThunderBird ask for my password again? Than… (read more)

I couldn't remember my TB PW so tried the ones i thought it was only to be locked out. Now i know what it is, so how do i make ThunderBird ask for my password again? Thanks In Advance Dave

Asked by DANFL 4 years ago

Answered by Zenos 4 years ago

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Exporting folders from Yahoo Mail

I have been trying to set up Thunderbird as my primary email. Bringing my folders from Yahoo is another problem. It brings only the Inbox. What about the other folders… (read more)

I have been trying to set up Thunderbird as my primary email. Bringing my folders from Yahoo is another problem. It brings only the Inbox. What about the other folders. I have follow you instruction about setting for POP for incoming...and everything else was as your instruction. Yahoo Mail is set to received my mail anywhere. Not sure what else to do. Can you tell me how to brings the folders? Thanks


Asked by L Tabin 4 years ago

Answered by Zenos 4 years ago

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In Windows 10, Office apps are "not responding" after I installed Thunderbird SOLVED uninstall Office, reboot, and then reinstall Office

Within a short time after installing Thunderbird (about a week after upgrading to Windows 10), my Office programs stopped working properly. E.g., when attempting to print… (read more)

Within a short time after installing Thunderbird (about a week after upgrading to Windows 10), my Office programs stopped working properly. E.g., when attempting to print a Word document, the program stops responding.

Any explinations or suggeestions?

Asked by Joekelly3 5 years ago

Answered by Joekelly3 5 years ago

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Enigmail loaded ok, but does not unlock and decrypt message

Followed all directions and Enigmail shows it loaded into Thunderbird properly. However, when I get an encrypted email, it shows a closed lock and the following block sho… (read more)

Followed all directions and Enigmail shows it loaded into Thunderbird properly. However, when I get an encrypted email, it shows a closed lock and the following block shows up when I click on "Details":

Enigmail Security Info

Part of the message encrypted Error - no matching private/secret key found to decrypt message

gpg: decryption failed: No secret key

Note: The message is encrypted for the following User ID's / Keys:

 0xC8FED7D95D4C54DD

Asked by BOHICAMAN 5 years ago

Answered by BOHICAMAN 5 years ago

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Thunderbird 52.1.1 opens e-mail template when i try to open pdf.

Suddenly, Thunderbird 52.1.1 e-mail program refuses to open pdf attachments! Instead, when I click "open," the Thunderbird e-mail template appears with the (un-openable… (read more)

Suddenly, Thunderbird 52.1.1 e-mail program refuses to open pdf attachments! Instead, when I click "open," the Thunderbird e-mail template appears with the (un-openable) attachment in the attachment box.

Must have been something I unwittingly changed. Am unable to correct my error. Would greatly appreciate a solution!

Asked by Soo-z 3 years ago

Answered by user1121639 3 years ago

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POP box sends but won't receive

I am new to Thunderbird - only had it two days. So far, very impressed with it - easy to set up and use, nice and clear, generally very good. Small problem. I have two … (read more)

I am new to Thunderbird - only had it two days. So far, very impressed with it - easy to set up and use, nice and clear, generally very good.

Small problem. I have two POP addresses and three Gmail IMAP addresses. One of the POP addresses and all of the Gmail addresses are sending and receiving correctly - receiving as in incoming messages are visible and displayed in the relevant inboxes.

It is of course quite possible that it is me that has caused the problem by doing something wrong during setting up the problem account. However, I tend to discount that being the explanation this time because:

1. being completely new to Thunderbird I have been careful, and have successfully set up four other accounts/addresses, all of which send and receive correctly.

2. My other (correctly working) POP address, although relating to a different domain - a) is provided by the same company as the problem POP address b) uses the identical outgoing (POP) and incoming (SMTP) settings c) I have repeatedly checked the problem address's settings and can find no typos, etc.

However, the other POP address correctly sends out, but test messages sent TO it are not received, or at least are not being displayed.

I say that last "at least" comment because when I send a test message TO that problem address, (both sending FROM all three of my other addresses, and also my wife sending to it from her Gmail address, NONE of those other address get the sent test message bounced back as failed to deliver. I am therefore assuming, (wrongly perhaps ???), that those sends ARE being received by the problem address but just not being shown in the inbox of that account.

This might lead you to wonder if I had set up a filter to direct incoming mail elsewhere for this problem account. I have no filters set up for any of my five addresses. Having only had Thunderbird for two days, I haven't got that far with it yet.

I do have one related possibility. Whilst setting up my accounts originally, I did at one point spot a default option to direct incoming mail into the relevant inbox, (presumably to allow you to change that default should you wish). I did wonder whether I had unintentionally changed that default, but I cannot now find where that particular setting is, so I can't check it. Help to locate that option anyway, whether relevant or not, would be appreciated, for future reference.

My apologies for the length of this posting. I am just trying to avoid unnecessary exchanges by providing detail.

Asked by RiscAlex2 4 years ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 4 years ago

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Today, Yesterday, Last week etc not showing in IN BOX and some sub folders

The above headings for emails received each day do not appear in some inbox displays. See attached. Thunderbird 1 - my email account that shows the headings and all in bo… (read more)

The above headings for emails received each day do not appear in some inbox displays. See attached. Thunderbird 1 - my email account that shows the headings and all in box subfolders. Thunderbird 2 - my other email account (default) which does not have the daily headings, some subfolders have the headings others do not.

I tried reinstalling, but it made no difference. Can you help?

Regards Vic

Asked by Vic000 4 years ago

Answered by amanchesterman 4 years ago