On 64-bit linux (Zorin), can I make profile symlink to profile on 64-bit Win10?

I dual boot Win10 and Zorin Linux 17.1, and run Tbird on both of them, works great! I copied my profile directory from Win10 to Zorin, and then renamed it to the name o… (read more)

I dual boot Win10 and Zorin Linux 17.1, and run Tbird on both of them, works great!

I copied my profile directory from Win10 to Zorin, and then renamed it to the name of the profile directory that the Tbird installation on Zorin had chosen. So both systems access the same 10 IMAP email accounts. I keep messages locally, so the profile uses a fair bit of disk space on both systems.

In fact, the profile originally came from a different Win10 machine, so I had to copy it to a (large) thumb drive. And that took several hours and encountered numerous problems. The structure and content of the profile directory tree is bewildering. But despite the errors that caused a few thousand items (of the 302,000) not to get copied, it seemed to work just fine(!).

It turns out that Zorin seems able to read and write NTFS filesystems quite well. So now I'm wondering if I can copy the profile directory from Zorin to the Win10 partition on the same machine, and replace it with a symlink to that NTFS directory? Does Tbird do funky low-level things to the profile that might not work as expected with Zorin accessing it on NTFS? There would be no risk of race conditions since only one system can be booted at a time. It's just the problems I had copying to the thumb drive in the first place that make me worry that Tbird does some kind of magic with the profile that might not work with linux accessing NTFS...

I guess I'll go ahead and try it (and report back here), but I'm wondering if I should expect problems.

Thanks!

Asked by sootsnoot 12 minutit tagasi

Feature request: export events as simple .ics

Hi there, I'd like to be able to export events as a simple .ics-file. This has various reasons (e.g. sharing with others without getting updates) and I have seen this bei… (read more)

Hi there, I'd like to be able to export events as a simple .ics-file. This has various reasons (e.g. sharing with others without getting updates) and I have seen this being requested by many others before. I know there is a work-around if you copy an event and then paste it into a text editor, but this seems like an awfully crude way to do something that should be super simple. I think that would be simple yet very valueable addition. Kind regards

Asked by daniel.glaser 1 tund tagasi

Every time i open thunderburd....

Hi. Why every time i run thunderbird and if i leave it open too often it bring me the error message for all hotmail/outlook mail accounts i have??? What the heck is hap… (read more)

Hi.

Why every time i run thunderbird and if i leave it open too often it bring me the error message for all hotmail/outlook mail accounts i have???

What the heck is happening and how i can solve this?

Asked by Gregory 5 päeva tagasi

Last reply by Gregory 1 tund tagasi

Client freezes

Hey newbie is here I download a clean client for MacOS and add 3 emails. I can open the client and leave for a few hours. But when I focus again on the client it starts … (read more)

Hey newbie is here

I download a clean client for MacOS and add 3 emails. I can open the client and leave for a few hours. But when I focus again on the client it starts freezing and loading something. How can I fix these freezes?

Asked by 1bdc68dd-5fc0-46a4-a5ae-199305f687b7 1 tund tagasi

My tasks - Mozilla Thunderbird

Hi, I would like to add tasks to ‘my tasks’ however, I do not know how to connect a remote calendar that will be synced across all logged in devices. Please give me detai… (read more)

Hi, I would like to add tasks to ‘my tasks’ however, I do not know how to connect a remote calendar that will be synced across all logged in devices. Please give me detailed instructions on how to add and select a calendar that supports tasks. I'll be gratefull for your help.

Asked by NJ M 2 tundi tagasi

Last reply by NJ M 2 tundi tagasi

Immages not showing when opened

All of a sudden images are not shown when I open an e mail, doesn't matter what server it is coming from. I have tried all the suggestions listed I could find. The only … (read more)

All of a sudden images are not shown when I open an e mail, doesn't matter what server it is coming from. I have tried all the suggestions listed I could find. The only new thing was Optus sent out a message to change from POP3 to IMAP if mail was being rejected by hotmail accounts.

Asked by Malrider 4 päeva tagasi

Last reply by Malrider 4 tundi tagasi

transferring Thunderbird from Windows 10 to new Windows 11 computer

When I went from Windows 7 to Windows 10, I thought I copied my profile folder from one computer to the other and then edited the profile.ini folder to use my old profile… (read more)

When I went from Windows 7 to Windows 10, I thought I copied my profile folder from one computer to the other and then edited the profile.ini folder to use my old profile. That apparently doesn't work anymore. So, I uninstalled Thunderbird and restarted my computer. Reinstalled Thunderbird thinking I would have a fresh install. No, my old profile and edited profile.ini file are still there. How do I get rid of the changes that I made and transfer Thunderbird the correct way? TIA

Asked by zzolson 2 päeva tagasi

Last reply by zzolson 13 tundi tagasi

Thunderbird hangs when getting e-mails with message "checking mail server capabilities"

When I tried to get new messages, Thunderbird responds "Check mail server capabilities" and hangs. The latest new e-mail is dated 3:52 AM this morning and nothing since,… (read more)

When I tried to get new messages, Thunderbird responds "Check mail server capabilities" and hangs. The latest new e-mail is dated 3:52 AM this morning and nothing since, although I can see many later e-mails using my web-based mail server.

Asked by Joe Huang 4 päeva tagasi

Last reply by Joe Huang 16 tundi tagasi

Taskbar badge on T-bird 115 icon remains after email has been read

Two emails arrive, and the badge displaying "2" appears on the taskbar icon for T-bird V. 115, POP, on a Windows 11 computer. There are no other unread emails. One email… (read more)

Two emails arrive, and the badge displaying "2" appears on the taskbar icon for T-bird V. 115, POP, on a Windows 11 computer. There are no other unread emails. One email is read, and the 2 remains, instead of decrementing to 1. Then the second unread email is read, and the "2" still remains. The only way to get rid of the "2", which is now a false reading, is to close and reopen T-bird. Is there any reason, other than a bug, for the badge on the T-bird icon to be entirely unresponsive to reading all the remaining emails in the list? Are any Win 11 settings relevant for this issue area? [T-bird was downloaded yesterday, so up to date.]

Asked by Quenchoo 4 päeva tagasi

Last reply by Quenchoo 17 tundi tagasi

Frozen on "looking up configuration" while setting up thunderbird with existing email address

I am on the 'Setup your Existing Email Address" tab/section in Thunderbird however after inputting the details of my existing email address I want to link with Thunderbir… (read more)

I am on the 'Setup your Existing Email Address" tab/section in Thunderbird however after inputting the details of my existing email address I want to link with Thunderbird, at the bottom it just states "looking up configuration" but nothing happens. And yes, my email address details along with the password are correct.

Please help.

Asked by Tommy-j 20 tundi tagasi

Last reply by Tommy-j 17 tundi tagasi

TBird hangs after disabling M/S Copilot.

In working with T-Bird and trying to scroll an email, or sometimes scrolling folders (targets of rules) T-bird will stop responding. I have had this happen on two differe… (read more)

In working with T-Bird and trying to scroll an email, or sometimes scrolling folders (targets of rules) T-bird will stop responding. I have had this happen on two different W11 machines. ALT-F4 does not terminate T-Bird. I have to do the 3 finger salute, get into task manager and kill it from there. It will restart as if nothing happened. 115.8.1 (64-bit) is the level I am using. I see a new level is available, so I will try that in a while. (handling multiple tasks...).

i

Asked by Wylbur 18 tundi tagasi

Thunderbird changed after a Windows update. Can't get it to work

Had a Windows update, and it apparently screwed up Thunderbird. Can't block delete messages, and the write message screen size changed - it's now all the way across the … (read more)

Had a Windows update, and it apparently screwed up Thunderbird. Can't block delete messages, and the write message screen size changed - it's now all the way across the screen. That's just for openers - can't imagine what else might be screwed up.

Tried "troubleshooting" and it didn't work, and have no idea how, or if, the changes from the Windows update can be reversed.

Thanks very much for your help. I've been using Thunderbird for many years, but the mail has become almost unusable - if mail can't be fixed, what do you recommend to replace Thunderbird?

Phil

Asked by Phil Hardy 1 päev tagasi

Last reply by Phil Hardy 19 tundi tagasi

I cannot receive email. I receive it in Spectrum webmail, but not in Thunderbird. But I can send email.

My email was hacked last week. I worked with Spectrum yesterday to solve the incoming mail problem as far as webmail is concerned. But I still cannot receive mail throu… (read more)

My email was hacked last week. I worked with Spectrum yesterday to solve the incoming mail problem as far as webmail is concerned. But I still cannot receive mail through Thunderbird.

Asked by Denise Woods 19 tundi tagasi

After reboot my composition screen is very messed up.

After reboot my composition screen is very messed up. For one thing it's missing the "send" button, and the usual instructions (click on "view", then "toolbars", then "co… (read more)

After reboot my composition screen is very messed up. For one thing it's missing the "send" button, and the usual instructions (click on "view", then "toolbars", then "composition" do not fix it.

I've restarted Thunderbird and re-rebooted and the problem persists.

Screenshot attached.

Asked by wes19 1 päev tagasi

Last reply by wes19 21 tundi tagasi

Search not finding results

Been noticing stuff missing from the search results for a while. Just tested it. It doesn't find stuff in the server Deleted Items folder (and I suspect many others, Sent… (read more)

Been noticing stuff missing from the search results for a while. Just tested it. It doesn't find stuff in the server Deleted Items folder (and I suspect many others, Sent Items for instance)

if I go to those folders and use Quick Filter, it finds what I am looking for.

I thought this search function was mean to be advanced and 'global'.

Is there something wrong with my installation or is the search known to not cover all folders?

thanks

Asked by mozilla516 21 tundi tagasi

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Can't re-set up email account

I had to delete an email account and reinstall it due to change of password and server. I completely deleted the email account. Yet when I try to reinstall it, I cannot. … (read more)

I had to delete an email account and reinstall it due to change of password and server. I completely deleted the email account. Yet when I try to reinstall it, I cannot. I've done all the easy obvious things and a few non-obvious ones too. When I go to "Set Up Your Existing Email Address" it auto-configures fine but as soon as I put in my password it just freezes and never accepts or denies. In fact it doesn't even matter if the password is wrong. I've tried to delete the outgoing server settings. No difference. I love Thunderbird but generally this is a bad area, lots of bugs. If you want to change your password, even regularly for good security, good luck with that. I think this is something that should be improved for security as well as functionalty. Please help.

Asked by dan308 23 tundi tagasi

Last reply by dan308 21 tundi tagasi