The new mail orange or yellow star for new messages

I have not found a setting in thunderbird that allows thunderbird to keep using and orange or yellow star next to new messages, at least for the same day, after opening a… (read more)

I have not found a setting in thunderbird that allows thunderbird to keep using and orange or yellow star next to new messages, at least for the same day, after opening any message. As soon as I open a message, all of the orange or yellow stars that indicate new messages disappear. To me, that is illogical and unnecessary. Is there a setting in thunderbird that would change this behavior and keep the stars beside the new messages?

Asked by rbhall52 18 minutes ago

Save IMAP emails on PC but delete them on IPAD

I access emails using the IMAP server on both a Windows PC and on an IPAD. The IPAD is used mainly for travel and has limited storage. Is there any way to delete older … (read more)

I access emails using the IMAP server on both a Windows PC and on an IPAD. The IPAD is used mainly for travel and has limited storage. Is there any way to delete older emails from the IPAD but not delete them from the IMAP server or from the PC?

Asked by Tom 39 minutes ago

setting up thunderbird: how do I get it to download ALL existing messages, old and new?

Hello wise people of the internet, I've just installed Thunderbird, which happily downloaded the last couple years worth of messages... and then stopped. I can't get it… (read more)

Hello wise people of the internet,

I've just installed Thunderbird, which happily downloaded the last couple years worth of messages... and then stopped. I can't get it to pick up the rest, even though there's another fifteen years of email that I'd like to preserve on this computer. I tried repairing the folder: it flickers through the existing emails for a while, and maybe stretches the stop date another month or two back, but otherwise doesn't change anything.

I'd be very grateful for any suggestions! I'm truly just using this as a backup for my emails (I continue to read and send within the browser), so it's important to me to get it all here.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by ri3068466 4 hours ago

Last reply by ri3068466 1 hour ago

How to I remove a duplicate sent file folder in Thunderbird?

Apparently last Thunderbird or Windows 10 update added a second duplicate sent file folder. How do I remove it? I saved info as an rtf file with images pasted into it.… (read more)

Apparently last Thunderbird or Windows 10 update added a second duplicate sent file folder.

How do I remove it?

I saved info as an rtf file with images pasted into it. Can not paste in or attach here.

Asked by JayinOK 1 hour ago

Last reply by JayinOK 1 hour ago

Three of my four accounts are hidden behind the fourth. They exist on the system but I cannot access the mail boxes

My thunderbird program has suddenly started to display the mail from only one of my four accounts. The accounts can be seen flashing behind the default on startup but I c… (read more)

My thunderbird program has suddenly started to display the mail from only one of my four accounts. The accounts can be seen flashing behind the default on startup but I cannot find a way to display them as they were before and as they work on other machines I have. This is a toshiba laptop which has worked perfectly with thunderbird till now.

Asked by wildoats 1 hour ago

Thunderbird used to hold my emails going back a few months. I could search for old emails. Now can't do that. how to fix

I used to be able to have a few months of incoming emails in Thunderbird. As updates came in, my settings got all messed up and I am lucky to have a few emails in my inbo… (read more)

I used to be able to have a few months of incoming emails in Thunderbird. As updates came in, my settings got all messed up and I am lucky to have a few emails in my inbox. No good to search because there are not many there. My internet provider has very little support for Thunderbird, so I cannot reset my preferences to keep my emails in the inbox. Sometimes emails don't send, and the app has become a real hassle. I had used it close to 20 years and have given repeated donations to Mozilla. How can we get our Thunderbird back to being a good email app, like it used to be?

Asked by Roy 1 hour ago

Tbird v102 Index/Synchronization Hang

Hello hi ya' doin', Win10 64x, Thunderbird v102 32x, IMAP. When I launch thunderbird it takes a long time for the password dialog box to open. Check mail, send mail, in… (read more)

Hello hi ya' doin',

Win10 64x, Thunderbird v102 32x, IMAP.

When I launch thunderbird it takes a long time for the password dialog box to open. Check mail, send mail, indexing, synchronize are sluggish and hang in the activity manager. I have to turn off thunderbird and turn it back on to try to get it to work, and even then if it looks like it's open and ready to go, "determining which messages to index" never goes away in the activity manager. This all started when I updated to v102.

So I uninstalled/reinstalled. 1. Backup profile folder. 2. Uninstall via Settings > apps > uninstall thunderbird. 3. Restart. 4. Reinstall thunderbird 102, check for updates. 5. ESET exclusions. I notice on the IMAP computers, Mozilla Thunderbird Folder is in C: Program Files and Mozilla Maintenance Folder is in C: Program Files(x86). On the POP computer both those folders are in (x86). (I don't understand why one installation is one way and the other installation is the another way. It doesn't seem to me like POP vs IMAP have anything to do how the installer installs. But I'm just a layman.) 6. Restart 7. Launch thunderbird and it opened up with all the IMAP and Local folders. I didn't even need the backed up profiles folder.

It was at least 100% better but still never turned off the "determining which messages to index" thermometer in activity manager. That thermometer is always there stuck at full. That was day before yesterday. Now today when I launch thunderbird it hangs when checking mail and gets stuck trying to bring current the sends/receives/moves/deletes I've done on the iphone. It reaches a point and gets stuck. I turn thunderbird off and back on and it reaches another point and gets stuck. Maybe I should re install again but this time ShiftRightClick the installer and Run as Administrator?

Asked by Scott 1 month ago

Last reply by Scott 1 hour ago

How do I find Thunderbird folders?

Thunderbird (now 102.9.0) appears to change structures/methods from time to time, leaving me unable to find mail folders. This time, creating a new folder does what it s… (read more)

Thunderbird (now 102.9.0) appears to change structures/methods from time to time, leaving me unable to find mail folders. This time, creating a new folder does what it should do, but then I can't find the folder afterward. It's there somewhere, but Thunderbird has no tool to find a folder - nor to search for a folder, or to relocate a folder. I can tell the folder exists, because I can't create another one. It's there, somewhere.

Aside from opening folders from A-Z, there seems to be no quick way to find a new folder (nor any folder, for that matter) that I can discover. Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Asked by rjburke1 1 hour ago

IMAP to POP

I am currently using IMAP. Rackspace hosts my email. I want to change ISP's. I understand that my Rackspace emails will disappear once I delete my Rackspace account an… (read more)

I am currently using IMAP. Rackspace hosts my email. I want to change ISP's. I understand that my Rackspace emails will disappear once I delete my Rackspace account and they will not be uploaded to the new ISP.

I need to have access to all my old emails and I don't care about the limitations of POP.

Before I make the move, can I switch from IMAP to POP and download all my emails? Will this retain the file structure - in particular, "inbox" and "sent"

If that works, I'll set up the new ISP for POP. Will new emails be appended to my exiting inbox and sent folders?

Asked by Otis 8 hours ago

Last reply by Otis 2 hours ago

Export af Thunderbird til ny Windos 11 laptop

Hej Jeg følger fremgangsmåden i artiklen Moving Thunderbird Data to a New Computer, men har lidt (store) problemer. Først fungerede det slet ikke. Efter slet og ny instal… (read more)

Hej Jeg følger fremgangsmåden i artiklen Moving Thunderbird Data to a New Computer, men har lidt (store) problemer. Først fungerede det slet ikke. Efter slet og ny installation på den nye maskine fik jeg mails og adressebog over, men kalender mangle bortset fra et enkelt fremtidigt møde. Efter forsøg på export og import (under Events og tasks) får jeg dannet en fin iCalendar (.ics) fil som jeg efterfølgende ikke kan importere fordi filen ikke indeholder importerbare el Jeg prøver så at gennemføre hele processen med Moving Thunderbird ... igen, og får som ventet spørgsmål om Overwrite existing ..., som jeg svarer ja til. Der overskrives data, men de nyests mails kommer ikke med og kalender mangler stadig. Adressebog stadig fin. Noget tyder på min Thunderbird klient kigger efter data et andet sted end processen tror. Når jeg kigger i Thunderbird Account settings peges der ned i ...Roaming/Thunderbird/Profiles/...., men nærmere kan jeg ikke komme det. Er der en måde jeg med sikkerhed kan slette al data i Thunderbird, og så prøve at gennemføre Move ... processen igen. Og hvis kalender stadig ikke kommer med over, hvordan får jeg så min dagbog tilbage fra 2009 over til den nye laptop ?? Venlig hilsen Johannes Elkjær Madsen

Asked by Johannes51 7 hours ago

Last reply by Johannes51 2 hours ago

TB Taking Forever to Open

After updating my 2017 iMac from OS Catalina to Ventura (13.2), TB 102.8.0 is taking more than a minute to open. Once open it seems fine, so far, but that startup time is… (read more)

After updating my 2017 iMac from OS Catalina to Ventura (13.2), TB 102.8.0 is taking more than a minute to open. Once open it seems fine, so far, but that startup time is way longer than it used to be. I used Troubleshoot mode to 1) send myself a troubleshoot report via email and 2) clear the starting cache, but that didn't fix the long start-up time. My email accounts are with my website's hosting company, but hosting says things are fine on their end. Please advise on what can be done in TB to address this, thanks.

Asked by barry78 4 days ago

Last reply by barry78 3 hours ago

Lost email in thunderbird migration

Help! I tried to follow the migration instructions in Thunderbird support, but it didn't work and now I can't find any of my folders or emails. I need someone to help me … (read more)

Help! I tried to follow the migration instructions in Thunderbird support, but it didn't work and now I can't find any of my folders or emails. I need someone to help me through reconstructing this. I have all the profiles and email information, saved, I hope, but I appear to be doing something wrong. I would really prefer to do this over the phone, if that's possible. Sydney

Asked by sydney1 4 hours ago

Open links from Thunderbird witn non-default browser?

Is it possible to open links from Thunderbird with non-default browser? I came across a similar old question on superuser and from there this article but even after se… (read more)

Is it possible to open links from Thunderbird with non-default browser?

I came across a similar old question on superuser and from there this article but even after setting network.protocol-handler.warn-external.https to true Thunderbird does not prompt for browser to use.

I am using Thunderbird version 102.9.0

Asked by hemal.pandya 4 hours ago

Thunderbird connects to freewebarcade.com

Running the netstat -b (or -abf) command as admin in the cmd.exe shows that Thunderbird has incoming and outgoing established port connexions to freewebarcade.com in the … (read more)

Running the netstat -b (or -abf) command as admin in the cmd.exe shows that Thunderbird has incoming and outgoing established port connexions to freewebarcade.com in the range port 54000-59999. This is odd. Is it a feature of Mozilla? I doubt. If not, how can such a hook be put in place? What would you suggest to get rid of the issue? Thanks

Asked by juwrwu 4 hours ago

Tbird 102.8.0 (64bit) makes extra sent folders.

Running Tbird 102.8.0 (64bit) on Linux Mint 21.1 Since the previous Tbird update, more Sent folders are appearing. I am running unified folders and when I start Tbird in … (read more)

Running Tbird 102.8.0 (64bit) on Linux Mint 21.1 Since the previous Tbird update, more Sent folders are appearing. I am running unified folders and when I start Tbird in troubleshooting mode the Sent folders don't appear. I have my unified Sent folder, then a second folder appeared under that one labeled Sent - Local Folders. Then a second Sent Local Folders appeared with a Sent folder inside it, Today a third Sent Local Folders has appeared. I now have 4 Sent folders under my main Sent folder! I have 7 pop3 email accounts and when I send an email from any of them, the sent emails show up in the first Sent - Local Folders folder. When I generate the troubleshooting file there are 8 accounts listed as account 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Account 2 shows as (none) Local Folders with security as 0. The other 7 show the correct pop3 names and ports. I have added 2 screen shots, the one without the extra folders is the troubleshooting run. When I right click on the extra folders, there is no delete option. No crash reports and no error messages in the troubleshooting file. I have tried turning unified folders on & off several times.

Asked by jsmoley 4 hours ago

Calendar Events past midnight

Events that start late one day and go into the next day past midnight show up on both days, I would love to be able to have it show up only on the first day, like it does… (read more)

Events that start late one day and go into the next day past midnight show up on both days, I would love to be able to have it show up only on the first day, like it does on my Google Calendar. Is there a way to fix this? Or a way to set the "beginning of day" to be later like 5AM?

Asked by littleboyck 7 hours ago