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After compacting folder, emails disappear

I recently posted to "After compacting folders Inbox is completely empty" about a similar problem with another folder I use for archiving emails. After hitting "Compact"… (read more)

I recently posted to "After compacting folders Inbox is completely empty" about a similar problem with another folder I use for archiving emails. After hitting "Compact" in the right-click on that folder, all the emails just vanished. Poof! Luckily, I had read the aforementioned post and did a backup of Local Folders should the problem re-occur. It has...and it hasn't.

After a few test runs, this occurrence is intermittent. I find no reason for the inconsistency. I have taken it on faith that before I compact ANY folder I will need to make a recovery backup. Until I can ascertain why this is going on, such would be my advice before any individual or bulk compacting gets done.

(using T-Bird 38.7.1 on Win7 and XP)

Fred B.

Asked by Fred_B 4 years ago

Answered by Matt 4 years ago

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Can't find Thunderbird forum

Umm, I've been bouncing around support.mozilla.org for 15 minutes now looking for the forum for asking Thunderbird questions. I always seem to get redirected to a page t… (read more)

Umm, I've been bouncing around support.mozilla.org for 15 minutes now looking for the forum for asking Thunderbird questions. I always seem to get redirected to a page that only has Seamonkey. Could some kind soul please point me the right way to find Thunderbird?

Asked by Michele31416 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago

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adding security exception

I keep getting 'add security exception' and when I click 'confirm exception' WITH 'permenantly add' ticked it keeps coming back! tried options/advanced/certificates but n… (read more)

I keep getting 'add security exception' and when I click 'confirm exception' WITH 'permenantly add' ticked it keeps coming back!

tried options/advanced/certificates but no option to manually add certificates.

Asked by josborneuk 4 years ago

Last reply by Matt 4 years ago

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After TB 24.7, the screen looks have changed

After TB 24.7, my screen look has changed. Attached are screen shots of TB 24.7 and all TB versions after 24.7 for the WRITE, REPLY, FORWARD AND REDIRECT screens. Curren… (read more)

After TB 24.7, my screen look has changed. Attached are screen shots of TB 24.7 and all TB versions after 24.7 for the WRITE, REPLY, FORWARD AND REDIRECT screens.

Currently I am using TB 38.7 on Windows XP but it applies to all versions I updated to since 24.7.

I believe that the screen layouts of TB 24.7 are the proper ones and that the updates after that messed up those layouts after that version. Can anyone help me get back to that look?

Asked by Ptaker 4 years ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 4 years ago

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Cannot connect to Yahoo ISP after Download of 17.0.9 and Eudora Settings Import

I downloaded TB 17.0.9 and imported my Eudora settings, etc. I've spent hours going through the help articles but can't seem to figure out the problem I'm experiencing co… (read more)

I downloaded TB 17.0.9 and imported my Eudora settings, etc. I've spent hours going through the help articles but can't seem to figure out the problem I'm experiencing connecting to Yahoo. I cannot download or send. When checking for new mail TB shows connecting to smtp.att.yahoo.com, but nothing downloads. When sending it shows the connection, but times out without sending. All of the settings were set from my Eudora import, and all appear correct. Help please!

Asked by theedgesite 3 years ago

Answered by christ1 3 years ago

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All my e-mail accounts disappeared from Thunderbird.

My Thunderbird version is 38.7.0 and is being used on Windows XP SP3. I use Thunderbird as the client for 5 e-mail accounts, 4 of which are from the same source, pop.emba… (read more)

My Thunderbird version is 38.7.0 and is being used on Windows XP SP3. I use Thunderbird as the client for 5 e-mail accounts, 4 of which are from the same source, pop.embarqmail.com. Yesterday, I had finished working on the computer and as I closed Thunderbird, I got a message that it had crashed. I sent the crash report, but did not look at it. Later that night, I opened Thunderbird and did not see any e-mail accounts. It looked like it did at the beginning before I added any e-mail accounts. Plus, my theme was gone and I was back at the default layout. When I looked at Saved Passwords in Options, I saw the user names and passwords for all the accounts. When I looked at the Address Book, my personal address book was complete and the collected addresses was as full as before, but the address book for the other four accounts did not appear. Not sure what to do, I added my smallest e-mail account. That went smoothly and downloaded all the e-mails from the Embarq server, but the address book for that account did not reappear. I looked at the profile folder in application data. I had a Local Folder modified in 2014 and a Local Folder-1 modified on that night. There were four pop.embarqmail.com folders, three of which had -1, -2, and -3 suffixes respectively and all of them being modified that night. When I looked inside each profile folder, I could identify each of the e-mail accounts by the size of their inbox and sent files. When I looked at the Error Console, I got a long list of messages such as "Could not read chrome manifest 'file:///C:/Program%20Files/Mozilla%20Thunderbird/chrome.manifest'.", "Could not read chrome manifest 'file:///C:/Program%20Files/Mozilla%20Thunderbird/extensions/%7B972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd%7D/chrome.manifest'." and "Timestamp: 3/24/2016 10:46:04 PM Warning: Use of Mutation Events is deprecated. Use MutationObserver instead. Source File: chrome://calendar/content/widgets/calendar-widgets.xml Line: 496". This was only the beginning. There were 20 other errors, warnings, and messages that happened in the first two minutes. So, this is what I have done. I feel certain that the mail for the five e-mail accounts are still on my computer. What can I do to get Thunderbird to read them and their address books again. Thanks.

Asked by jerryglass 4 years ago

Answered by Matt 4 years ago

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How do I find the names of my incoming and outbound servers?

There are two servers associated with any browser, and they have different names. They must be stored somewhere. examples: smtp.gmail.com or pop.gmail.com … (read more)

There are two servers associated with any browser, and they have different names. They must be stored somewhere. examples: smtp.gmail.com or pop.gmail.com

                 outgoing                  incoming

thanks for your help.

edrobey@wildblue.net

Asked by edrobey 5 years ago

Answered by user01229325 5 years ago

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Firefox lost path to all my contacts and inboxes but still uses same directory

My computer had issues so I restarted it. When I did and opened Firefox, it made me make a new account like it was a first time installation. I no longer have ANY of th… (read more)

My computer had issues so I restarted it. When I did and opened Firefox, it made me make a new account like it was a first time installation. I no longer have ANY of the information I originally had although it is still stored in the same directory that Firefox is using to store the new information including emails - it created new folders. I tried make a new profile but it still created new folders again. I'm using Firefox 38.2.0 and Windows XP Service Pack 3.

Asked by lewisres 5 years ago

Last reply by Matt 5 years ago

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My quick filter no longer shows "sender", "recipient", "subject", etc. How do I get this back?

Since a sender, recipient, subject, and/or content is not picked (because the option to pick any or all of them doesn't show up on the "Quick filter" toolbar), the filter… (read more)

Since a sender, recipient, subject, and/or content is not picked (because the option to pick any or all of them doesn't show up on the "Quick filter" toolbar), the filter doesn't filter.

Asked by talsness 4 years ago

Answered by Zenos 4 years ago

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Why is Thunderbird (British) download link for v45.0 providing v38.5?

I'm still on Windows XP and currently using Thunderbird v38.3. I was reminded today of v45 update and after a file integrity problem with in-channel update, I tried to do… (read more)

I'm still on Windows XP and currently using Thunderbird v38.3. I was reminded today of v45 update and after a file integrity problem with in-channel update, I tried to download British v45.0 from the Mozilla download site. Clicking on the link invited me to save the file as v38.5! A second attempt at an in-channel update was successful.

I thought Mozilla support should be advised as I had a similar problem recently with an attempted upgrade to Firefox v45.0. The link was for v43.01 and having just checked, so it remains!

As a result I still can't download the latest standalone British version of either Firefox or Thunderbird for installation on a new system.

Asked by ishorne 4 years ago

Answered by James 4 years ago

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Thunderbird not working

As of yesterday at approx 12:15 my Thunderbird just stopped working. I can't even get it to come up on my screen. I have tried from my desktop icon, going into all progr… (read more)

As of yesterday at approx 12:15 my Thunderbird just stopped working. I can't even get it to come up on my screen. I have tried from my desktop icon, going into all programs and then clicking the Thunderbird program and it will not even start. I believe that their was an automatic update yesterday which may have effected my system. I can get all other internet sites. I have turned off my microsoft defender and also my up to date Norton. turned off machine numerous times and it still won't come back.

I run my business from this email program and I need to know if I can get this back on. If I remove the program completley and then re-install it would I loose all the emails that I have already on the Thunderbird.

Help please

Cheers

Laurie

Asked by LAURIE789 4 years ago

Answered by amanchesterman 4 years ago

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How does one make a backup (to a memory stick) of the Address Book please?

I cannot find how to make a .csv file as I used to do with Outlook Express. I have tried to seek the info out on-line, but am still stumped!! Any hints gratefully rece… (read more)

I cannot find how to make a .csv file as I used to do with Outlook Express. I have tried to seek the info out on-line, but am still stumped!! Any hints gratefully received, ideally to make a copy so that should one's computer crash I will still be able to access a (long!) list of contacts? Thanks in advance, Richard

Asked by bartholomew20 6 years ago

Answered by user01229325 6 years ago

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"Username and PSW not accepted" for both incoming and outgoing Gmail). I didn't change anything. Juno OK. ??

With Thunderbird, trying to access my Gmail email, I get "Sending of PSW did not succeed, "Username and PSW not accepted." Similar message when sending email. I have no… (read more)

With Thunderbird, trying to access my Gmail email, I get "Sending of PSW did not succeed, "Username and PSW not accepted." Similar message when sending email. I have not changed anything from previous use. Unfortunately I do not know my Gmail password and cannot retrieve it because of above problem.

Asked by llchase36 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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thunderbird starts and disapears

I click on Thunderbird icon and Thunderbird starts but 2seconds later it turns off. Also I get a pop up that says Thunderbird is already running and I must close it down … (read more)

I click on Thunderbird icon and Thunderbird starts but 2seconds later it turns off. Also I get a pop up that says Thunderbird is already running and I must close it down before I restart it. How do I shut it down?

Asked by dick2000 3 years ago

Answered by Wayne Mery 3 years ago

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My super Outlook Express totally failed, so I turned to Mozilla Firefox web mail, which received incomming mail, but lost my Address Book; Thunderbird was ....

As I said Thunderbird retrieved my address book, but is not receiving incoming mail. Firefox receives mail but has lost my address book; and I cannot open attachments. … (read more)

As I said Thunderbird retrieved my address book, but is not receiving incoming mail. Firefox receives mail but has lost my address book; and I cannot open attachments. Can I join Firefox web mail and Thunderbird?

Asked by DouglasWilkinson 4 years ago

Answered by christ1 4 years ago

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I need to have the setting: "leave a copy on server" on my email configuration

my emails are not coming through since 7-27. Only some of them and they self delete on my other devices i.e ipad, phone how can I find the setting in tools: "leave a co… (read more)

my emails are not coming through since 7-27. Only some of them and they self delete on my other devices i.e ipad, phone how can I find the setting in tools: "leave a copy on server"?

Asked by maderholz 5 years ago

Answered by user01229325 5 years ago

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How to migrate from Win XP to Win 8? Folders are different.

I installed Thunderbird on Win 8 and it created not one but two trees of folders. It seems I should divide up the contents of my XP Application Data\Thunderbird folders … (read more)

I installed Thunderbird on Win 8 and it created not one but two trees of folders. It seems I should divide up the contents of my XP Application Data\Thunderbird folders and put them under the Win 8 tree but which XP files go where?

Asked by careymann 6 years ago

Answered by Moses 6 years ago