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How can I save emails to my hard drive? Does Archive save to my hard drive or to a Mozilla server?

All my email disappeared from my Yahoo email inbox. So I created a Thunderbird email account which automatically mirrors my Yahoo email. I thought this would be a back… (read more)

All my email disappeared from my Yahoo email inbox. So I created a Thunderbird email account which automatically mirrors my Yahoo email. I thought this would be a backup, in case all my yahoo email disappears again. But I am no so sure this is really a backup since the emails on Thunderbird might also disappear someday (for reasons which are entirely beyond me).

So in view of the foregoing, I wanted to store all my emails to my hard drive as a backup, without having to cut and paste the content of each message. Is there any way of doing that for emails on Thunderbird (or Yahoomail)?

I don't think the Archive feature is satisfactory since that just stores mail on another Thunderbird or Yahoo server, and again, that could be lost, and there will be no way to retrieve it.

Thanks!

Asked by dciao 4 years ago

Last reply by user01229325 4 years ago

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Loosing German Language after downloading 64 Bit Version

Hello Support; I have downloaded the 64 Bir Version of thunderbirdand tried to download a german-Language Pack. Instead,I have received a complete thunderbird Installati… (read more)

Hello Support;

I have downloaded the 64 Bir Version of thunderbirdand tried to download a german-Language Pack. Instead,I have received a complete thunderbird Installation with a 2nd icon on my desktop.Now,can Isimpli delete the Icon on my desktop or is it possibe,to deinstall this second Thunderbird Installation without the danger,to deinstall my thunderbird Imstallation. Greetings Rolf Schädel

Asked by Rrolff 4 years ago

Answered by James 4 years ago

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Thunderbird emails get automatically forwarded and appear in my sent mail file as Re: bounce-9511_HTML-159185783-15811-7217130-382756@bounce.mc.pd25.com Help

See question. Here are some other Re: examples TU9NFE9-DWEXJZ-RNZ31B-QFXOKK-A5ICNKA-H-M2-20160422-f11cf1236ba7a@billmelater.bounce.ed10.net YH4TWCP-7A1F0B-FX98RV-BMJ59C2… (read more)

See question. Here are some other Re: examples TU9NFE9-DWEXJZ-RNZ31B-QFXOKK-A5ICNKA-H-M2-20160422-f11cf1236ba7a@billmelater.bounce.ed10.net YH4TWCP-7A1F0B-FX98RV-BMJ59C2-3OGOO4A-H-M2-20160424-45d21a7fbca3@cvs.bounce.ed10.net This sometimes happens to friends emails and they all say the message field is blank. Can this be eliminated by changing a seeting or am I infected with a virus?

Asked by FriarTed 4 years ago

Last reply by FriarTed 4 years ago

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The migrate Thunderbird help article has an error.

Thunderbird Path Why moving Thunderbird into a new computer might fail. This is my computer's folder path to the Thunderbird email files: … (read more)

Thunderbird Path Why moving Thunderbird into a new computer might fail.

This is my computer's folder path to the Thunderbird email files:

   C:\Users\Stan\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\iq9rzk1o.default\Mail\pop.att.yahoo.com\Inbox

In that Thunderbird email folder:

Are these folders:
  Crash Reports          A long list of very tiny "Install Time" text files.
  Profiles                    Folders and files holding all the Thunderbird user's email and preferences.                                       
And these files: 
  Registry.dat             A very small file with perhaps some entries for installation in the Registry.
  Profiles.ini                A very small text file containing only this:
                    [General]
                    StartWithLastProfile=1
                    [Profile0]
                    Name=default
                    IsRelative=1
                    Path=Profiles/iq9rzk1o.default     <--- Note this.

If that Path entry is not exactly the same as the path following the Thunderbird folder, then Thunderbird does not start.

         Error message:  "Your Thunderbird profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible."

So, when copying/moving Thunderbird from the old computer into the new computer, that Profiles.ini file must be included.

        To do that copy/move the entire Thunderbird folder. NOT just the Profiles folder, as that Help article describes.

Thus this Help article needs correcting: Moving a Profile [ Because it fails. ]

    See:   https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-tb#w_moving-a-profile

Asked by StanLogue 5 years ago

Answered by Matt 5 years ago

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How can forward emails to another account but only at certain times of the day (after reception has left and before the start of the next working day)?

I run a private school. The receptionist leaves at 1800 and starts at 0900 the next day. How can I receive the emails between 1800 and 0900 to my private account, but not… (read more)

I run a private school. The receptionist leaves at 1800 and starts at 0900 the next day.

How can I receive the emails between 1800 and 0900 to my private account, but not the email during the working day?

Asked by geothorpe 5 years ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 5 years ago

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EDIT SUBJECT HEADER WHEN WILL IT BE PART OF THUNDERBIRD?

Outlook, Groupwise and Pegasus(freeware) allows editing of received e-mails. Thunderbird had plug-in that is not working with curent version. WHY NOT make it standard fe… (read more)

Outlook, Groupwise and Pegasus(freeware) allows editing of received e-mails. Thunderbird had plug-in that is not working with curent version. WHY NOT make it standard feature of Thunderbird??? Please do it. If others can do it, why cannot Thunderbird not do it?

Asked by Johann-Joubert 5 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 5 years ago

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Outlook Express Import folder, moving accounts out of unified Local Folders, and message archiving

A while ago I gave up using an old XP PC and Outlook Express, and moved over to a new one and Thunderbird, but never had the time to get TBird organised properly: now I d… (read more)

A while ago I gave up using an old XP PC and Outlook Express, and moved over to a new one and Thunderbird, but never had the time to get TBird organised properly: now I do and starting to think about it.

Email was imported into Thunderbird from OE and, ever since, an extensive set of my own storage/filing folders and subfolders that were in OE (where I moved/redistributed Sent and Received messages) have been sitting within a folder called "Outlook Express Import", which itself sits inside Local Folders -- it's where the import process put them.

Also in Local Folders is a unified Inbox etc for the multiple accounts existing at the time of the changeover/import. All mail on these pre-existing accounts currently comes into and goes out from the unified folders. Several older addresses from a previous ISP are still in use to an extent, in addition to ones with the current ISP, and all were/are POP3. The unified Inbox etc for multiple accounts was fine as I was used to it in OE, and in many ways prefer it.

Quite recently a couple of new/additional email accounts were created for the first time since the changeover, and Thunderbird put these outside Local Folders, each with their own Inbox, Sent and so forth. It's given me the chance to see how I get along with separate Inboxes: not sure yet, but meanwhile a couple of questions.

(1) If I DID decide on separate Inboxes for the older ex-OE accounts, rather than unified, how do I achieve this? Maybe I used the wrong search terms, but so far haven't found how to move them outside of Local Folders and the unified setup, which Thunderbird organised while importing.

In the wizard would I set up another (duplicate) account in each case as if it was a new one, but call it something slightly different and enter the relevant details, so that TBird then created it outside of Local Folders? Then delete the older entries once these were created? Seems a longwinded method, and also not sure if TBird would allow it if it detected details were identical to an existing account? Is there a better way I haven't found?

(2) The "Outlook Express Import" folder seemed rather superfluous once the importing deed was done -- an extra level in the folder structure that wasn't really necessary.

What I'd like to do with all the many folders inside it is move/drag them up one level, so they're directly in Local Folders rather than nested within the extra OE Import folder. Then delete the Import folder once it's emptied.

Before doing this I wanted to check the OE Import folder didn't have any special or unusual status within Thunderbird, bearing in mind they're older messages that (a) didn't originate in TBird and (b) used to be in a different format in OE. I wondered if the fact that TBird created it there in the first place, and put all my storage folders inside it, was particularly important or significant now (post-import) for some reason, maybe in the way it handles the older messages stored inside, how it's able to find them or something like that?

Bottom line concern: will anything adversely affect the stored messages if these folders are dragged to another location? I'd hate to forego ready access, be unable to read anything, move them around, search/find, print etc.

I wouldn't want to risk losing any of it obviously, but one particular chunk of folders/messages is very important as it relates to a business and MUST be retained and safely stored for several years (all the Thunderbird mail is backed up), but there's a lot of it in a whole series of many storage folders + sub-folders + sub-sub-folders and so on, per subject, person or whatever. Too many and too much to easily check it was all still usable, beyond picking on and testing some random messages in a few folders here and there.

So before charging ahead with moving/dragging them to a new location in Local Folders, it would be good to be reassured there are no adverse consequences -- or indeed any consequences :))

(3) Only checking something briefly with this one. I'm not sure archiving messages is something I really need Thunderbird to do, given I already move most messages out of Inbox and Sent to the filing/storage folders. If I don't want Thunderbird automatically archiving messages, would I only need to untick the checkbox for "Keep message archives in..." in the Copies & Folders section for each account? It would then leave me to continue dealing with everything manually without TBird deciding at some point it would move a chunk of messages somewhere else, yes?

Thank you so much.

Asked by cottage-r 4 years ago

Answered by Matt 4 years ago

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Update to Thunderbird 38.6.0 killed all references to Calendar. No Lightening and not folded into Thunderbird. How do I get it back?

Previous Thunderbird update stalled Calendar, but it came back with all historical information intact. With 38.6.0 there is no mention of calendar in any of the tabs. … (read more)

Previous Thunderbird update stalled Calendar, but it came back with all historical information intact. With 38.6.0 there is no mention of calendar in any of the tabs. How do I at least save old calendar information?

Asked by Scurrie 4 years ago

Answered by Zenos 4 years ago

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Inbox clearing

My inbox is way too big. It would be helpful, for a start if I could delete just the 692 UNREAD messages. Is it possible to do this please?

Asked by brianm788 4 years ago

Answered by Matt 4 years ago

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Getting very sick of duplicate emails, several per day. Can remove but that doesn't solve the problem

Have installed "remove duplicates" but I would actually like to stop getting them. I am removing emails off the server on downloading but still keep getting duplicates in… (read more)

Have installed "remove duplicates" but I would actually like to stop getting them. I am removing emails off the server on downloading but still keep getting duplicates including after the first one has been deleted.

Asked by oldbloke 5 years ago

Last reply by Matt 4 years ago

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Moving profile from a very old version of Thunderbird to another computer with a current version of Thunderbird

I have an old Toshiba Satellite A205 laptop, running Vista and Thunderbird 3.1.14. I want to move all the emails to another computer, currently without Thunderbird insta… (read more)

I have an old Toshiba Satellite A205 laptop, running Vista and Thunderbird 3.1.14. I want to move all the emails to another computer, currently without Thunderbird installed. I have copied the Users/owner/appdata/roaming/Thunderbird/profiles directory to a thumbdrive.

Question: Can I install the current version of Thunderbird on the second laptop and then copy the profiles directory from the thumbdrive to the same named directory on the new laptop/current version of Thunderbird? Will it work?

I run Firefox as my default browser on all my computers.

Asked by gmagg 4 years ago

Answered by christ1 4 years ago

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Thunderbird won't start after WIndows 7 hard shutdown

Today I installed a piece of software on my Windows 7 64bit environment and at the end it rebooted my machine without warning and now when I start Thunderbird, I just get… (read more)

Today I installed a piece of software on my Windows 7 64bit environment and at the end it rebooted my machine without warning and now when I start Thunderbird, I just get the spinning circle. I presume something got corrupted during the shutdown. How do I get it restarted. Firefox itself doesn't have anything in the crash log. Is there a crash log for Thunderbird? I'm not getting an error during startup, just the spinning circle. The Thunderbird window looks normal with my email folders on the left and it says "Thunderbird Email - Inbox" where my mail normally is. I clicked on 'read messages' and that's when the spinning circle started. Tks in advance. ...Ian

Asked by iroach 3 years ago

Answered by iroach 3 years ago

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How can I stop having a regular correspondent always tagged as possibly spam?

Five days a week I receive some flash fiction from dailysciencefiction.com. Thunderbird always flags it as possible spam. This has been going on for years and I am tire… (read more)

Five days a week I receive some flash fiction from dailysciencefiction.com. Thunderbird always flags it as possible spam. This has been going on for years and I am tired of it, but I cannot find a way to correct the program's errors.

Asked by Yooper49 4 years ago

Answered by christ1 4 years ago

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a password was added to my thunderbird email. i did NOT ADD IT . How do I remove it?

i wnet to -Tools -options --passwords -saved passwords clicked remove all (thinking it would remove the password) NOT!! Thank Goodness I saved that password!! HELP… (read more)

i wnet to -Tools -options --passwords -saved passwords

clicked remove all (thinking it would remove the password) NOT!! Thank Goodness I saved that password!! HELP

Asked by bbqben 6 years ago

Last reply by user01229325 6 years ago

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nowhere to enter pw for manual setup of charter email acct

changed internet provider to Charter and created a charter email account. Tried to setup thunderbird to access this account. All attempts failed. There appears no plac… (read more)

changed internet provider to Charter and created a charter email account. Tried to setup thunderbird to access this account. All attempts failed. There appears no place to enter my charter Password in manual setup or other ways. Mike

Asked by mickeyp1943 6 years ago

Answered by mickeyp1943 6 years ago

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email ain't working at all

Thunderbird just plain stopped working. All it does is spin the l ittle circle around and around. I use gmail as my email server and everything was working fine last nig… (read more)

Thunderbird just plain stopped working. All it does is spin the l ittle circle around and around. I use gmail as my email server and everything was working fine last night. Now nothing. Can't even send a "Test" message to myself. I am still getting my email to my cell phone, but not to my laptop. Is there a way to fix this on your end?

Have to go to work now so won't be home to check till later tonight. Thanks in advance.

Martin Weeks

Asked by martinweeks 4 years ago

Answered by amanchesterman 4 years ago