Thunderbird+Gmail setup failure

I'm trying to set up Thunderbird (version 102.6.1, under Windows 10) to work with my Gmail account. I hope someone can help me understand what is happening. First I enab… (read more)

I'm trying to set up Thunderbird (version 102.6.1, under Windows 10) to work with my Gmail account. I hope someone can help me understand what is happening.

First I enabled IMAP protocol in Gmail. Then I started "Add a new account" in Thunderbird and entered my name, email address, and email password. Thunderbird displayed details of the configuration it set for me, which looked correct: incoming, IMAP with SSL/TLS; outgoing, SMTP with SSL/TLS.

When I clicked Done, Thunderbird opened a browser window in which Gmail prompted me to sign in. The correct email address was prefilled.

I clicked Next and was prompted for the password; I entered the password and clicked Sign In.

Gmail displayed a page that asked whether Thunderbird should be allowed to access my account. I clicked Allow.

The browser window closed, returning me to the Thunderbird configuration screen, which displayed both of these messages:

  • (Yellow background) Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration username or password.
  • (Green background) (checkmark) Checking permission.

So, Thunderbird seems to be saying that Google failed to authenticate me, and simultaneously, that it's in the process of authenticating me (although it never reports that it has finished).

If Google failed to authenticate me, why did it prompt me to allow or deny Thunderbird access?

If Google successfully authenticated me, why does Thunderbird report that it failed?

One possible answer is that I entered my password correctly when Gmail prompted me, but entered it incorrectly in Thunderbird. But I tested that possibility by copying the password from the value I entered in Thunderbird and pasting it into Gmail's password prompt. Gmail said it was correct, so in Thunderbird it must also be correct.

Asked by JHS 1 week ago

Last reply by JHS 22 minutes ago

An alternat way to display an email account

thunderbird 102.6.1 64bit linux 6.1.8 I am looking to transfer our email accounts to a new host. Alas, the way the new host has configured their server (dovecot), all fol… (read more)

thunderbird 102.6.1 64bit linux 6.1.8

I am looking to transfer our email accounts to a new host. Alas, the way the new host has configured their server (dovecot), all folders show has subfolders of the INBOX. Any folder created is a subfolder, and there is no way to move folders to the same level as INBOX.

Is there a way to have TB ignore the initial prefix (INBOX)?

Asked by jimoe 25 minutes ago

After recent update emails going to Spam folder but Spam folder does NOT exist!

Some emails I have received are being put into a Spam folder by Thunderbird but there is no Spam folder visible and they have [spam} inserted into the subject header and … (read more)

Some emails I have received are being put into a Spam folder by Thunderbird but there is no Spam folder visible and they have [spam} inserted into the subject header and emaisl from this sender have never been received anywhere but my Inbox.

I have to search all messages to find out where the message has gone and it shows as in a Spam folder. I then have to flag it as Junk, go to my Junk folder and flag it as Not Junk before it appears in my Inbox.

I am using POP3 email accounts and Thunderbird 102.7.0 (64-bit) and have never had this issue before.

I have attached 3 screenshots showing: 1) The email on the account server showing that there is no [spam} in the subject title. 2) The email as picked up by Mailwasher Pro and as it is highlighted in green, this shows that Mailwasher Pro has identified it as friendly according to my Spam settings and again, no [spam] in the subject title. 3) The email in Thunderbird after I moved it into my Inbox but you can see [spam] has been added to the subject title!

I have looked at other posts relating to this so it definitely appears to be a problem and if I could at least see the Spam folder, I would have a temporary workaround until this is fixed so if anyone can tell me how to see the Spam folder, that would help at least for now!

Thanks.

Asked by Hawkeye58 1 day ago

Last reply by Hawkeye58 42 minutes ago

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Asked by ragalindo 1 hour ago

Can only recieve emails...can not send emails

I've had Thunderbird for a long time and never really had any issues. About 6 months ago I found that I could not send emails from my account. I can receive emails...I ju… (read more)

I've had Thunderbird for a long time and never really had any issues. About 6 months ago I found that I could not send emails from my account. I can receive emails...I just can't send any. When I started looking at things, I noticed a small padlock over the envelope icon by both mine and my wife's email address...but not on our business address. We can send emails from our business address but not from the 2 emails with the padlock on the envelope icon.

Please help...it has become extremely frustrating.

Thank you.

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Can't find old Thunderbird profile, before crash to reinstall into new Thunderbird

My computer completely crashed on 2/1, which Microsoft tech support had me reinstall Windows. I have reinstalled Thunderbird, since I use it for my personal email. When … (read more)

My computer completely crashed on 2/1, which Microsoft tech support had me reinstall Windows. I have reinstalled Thunderbird, since I use it for my personal email. When I opened Thunderbird, I didn't get an option to reimport my old profile. I think I found my old profile, since it's dated from yesterday. I have attached a screen shot of the location.

I noticed that OneDrive has reconfigured my settings, so the drives are a little different than they were before. how do I save the old profile in Thunderbird to use that profile, since the new Thunderbird has already created a new profile?

Thanks in advance.

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Last reply by a_hart 3 hours ago

How do I stop several junk emails per day that are coming from mail-in-a-box?

I get 2-4 emails per day from construction "estimating services", probably because I previously owned a contracting company, which no longer exists. They appear to be fro… (read more)

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All my inbound emails in Thunderbird are all DRAFT messages it wasn't always this way until Firefox update

I never seemed to have a problem with my Mozilla Thunderbird but shortly after the last Mozilla Firefox update my inbound email thru Mozilla Thunderbird come into my inbo… (read more)

I never seemed to have a problem with my Mozilla Thunderbird but shortly after the last Mozilla Firefox update my inbound email thru Mozilla Thunderbird come into my inbound email box as DRAFT Messages. this is a big problem because I can't reply and or forward because there is no (((send))) showing up anywhere. Nobody seems to know how to solve this problem so it must be a first. My wife is on the same Home network as I and she has no problem like mine. I hate to reinstall Thunderbird because I don't know if it would interfere with all here computer info especially with her Thunderbird which seem to be OK (( No inbound Draft email Messages )). I use cox as my IP and mail coming into their email does not have a inbound draft problem, nor does AOL or GMail just Mozilla Thunderbird.

Asked by law2432 3 days ago

Last reply by law2432 4 hours ago

Tbird putting good messages in junk folder

For some reason, this new version of Thunderbird (I think it is the one before 102.7.1) is placing emails in my junk folder, including messages I have not marked as junk.… (read more)

For some reason, this new version of Thunderbird (I think it is the one before 102.7.1) is placing emails in my junk folder, including messages I have not marked as junk. Before all the junk messages would stay in my inbox but they would be marked as junk. That is what I prefer. Now messages that are legit are somehow being put in my junk folder. Please please please help me to get Thunderbird to stop doing this.

Asked by ellencleary 8 hours ago

Last reply by ellencleary 5 hours ago

thunderbird

on some of my email, when I get an incoming email it could be for 5 different people but on the From: it's always the same name. and there email looks like this c22420743… (read more)

on some of my email, when I get an incoming email it could be for 5 different people but on the From: it's always the same name. and there email looks like this c224207439h42577404a9d13m627540946@mail.conversations.godaddy.com

how can I fix this can someone please help. thank you

Asked by RSilva2000 5 hours ago

I deleted a duplicate email but left the original in Thunderbird. The next time I downloaded emails from the server, the email that was a duplicate on Thunderbird was deleted from the server. Why?

I deleted a duplicate email but left the original in Thunderbird. The next time I downloaded emails from the server, the email that was a duplicate on Thunderbird was del… (read more)

I deleted a duplicate email but left the original in Thunderbird. The next time I downloaded emails from the server, the email that was a duplicate on Thunderbird was deleted from the server. Why?

I have Thunderbird setup to leave the emails on the server until I delete them. However, I only deleted a duplicate of an email. Should this have happened? If so, how can I avoid it if I want to clean up duplicate emails on Thunderbird? My mail server is a POP server, if that's important. And I'm using the Remove Duplicates addon

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Error adding mail account in TB with Provider For Exchange Active Sync

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Asked by rbss7 2 weeks ago

Last reply by rbss7 7 hours ago

OAuth2 Gmail accounts on Thunderbird 52.9.1

I am using Thunderbird 52.9.1 on XPMode (virtual Windows XP) and since quite some time my OAuth2 Gmail accounts have stopped working from Thunderbird 52.9.1: I am request… (read more)

I am using Thunderbird 52.9.1 on XPMode (virtual Windows XP) and since quite some time my OAuth2 Gmail accounts have stopped working from Thunderbird 52.9.1: I am requested to enter password and other stuff but then nothing happens in terms of receiving (IMAP) or sending (SMTP) emails.

Don't know if this is related, but I am aware of the Gmail changes occurred around end of May 2022: [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/automatic-conversion-google-mail-acc...]

Are there any ways (tips/tricks, advanced or not) to have OAuth2 Gmail accounts working again on Thunderbird 52.9.1?

Thank you

Asked by Ned89 1 week ago

Last reply by Ned89 7 hours ago

Oauth and Outlook-to-Thunderbird -- apologies in advance for so many questions to follow

I've been using Outlook to send and receive email for my AOL account for about ten years. Last October, a bug occurred on the AOL site, "temporarily" removing users' abil… (read more)

I've been using Outlook to send and receive email for my AOL account for about ten years. Last October, a bug occurred on the AOL site, "temporarily" removing users' ability to generate a 16-character server password. This did not create a problem for me until I changed my AOL email password a few days ago. Now I can see my old email in Outlook and I can view new email via iPhone, Thunderbird or the AOL website, but I can no longer send or receive email in Outlook. This has happened to a lot of people in the last three months, and no one at AOL seems to want to fix the problem.

I saw the following remark from someone who was in a similar situation:

"The only fix I have found is to use Thunderbird. Thunderbird allows you to manually switch the server authentication to Oauth so it can use your email password instead of an app-generated one."

That made me curious enough to download and set up Thunderbird V102.7.1 (64-bit), and it does allow me to view my recent email. My goal is have the same viewing experience as I had with Outlook; that is, an Inbox folder in the left margin for recent email that requires follow-up, and about 240 other folders where I'm storing receipts, business conversations, and anything else that I may one day need to look up.

To that end, I was hoping that the "easy" way to do that would be to:

1. Find a software product that will convert my Outlook PST files to a format that TB can import 2. Import the converted files into TB

The first problem I'm hitting with that approach is that when I select Import from Outlook in TB, I get a bright red "No profile found" message. Does that message mean that TB is looking unsuccessfully for something in my Outlook installation? Does it mean that TB is looking for one of my profile names (e.g. "Default-User") instead of Outlook? Or do I perhaps need to create another profile in TB and name it Outlook?

I haven't tried converting PST files yet, and I may wait on that until I have an answer to the import question.

OK, one other question, and it involves a very low-tech approach to solving my problem. It would go something like this:

1. In Outlook, move all email from Inbox folder to a new folder named "000 - Temp" 2. In Outlook, pick a folder, e.g., "Amazon" 3. In Outlook, drag all email from the Amazon folder to the Inbox folder 4. Wait for the Inbox folder on the TB email page to "find" and display the email that was just moved there 5. Create an Amazon folder in TB and move the messages from TB Inbox to TB Amazon 6. Repeat steps 2 thru 5 for every folder in Outlook

I already know this would be painfully slow and tedious. My question is, will the TB Inbox actually find and display messages shortly after I move them from one of my other folders?

OK, end of Part One. Thanks in advance for input, suggestions or laughter.

Asked by DLESNER123 23 hours ago

Last reply by DLESNER123 7 hours ago

Importing Microsoft Outlook *.pst files into Thunderbird for Linux

How to import Microsoft Outlook *.pst files [calendar, contacts, tasks] into Thunderbird [Linux Mint]. I no longer have Windows OS or applications on my computer. Thanks … (read more)

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OAuth2 authorization stopped working.

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Can I transfer emails from the prior accounts to their corresponding new email accounts? If so, is it just a drag and drop matter or are there other things I should know.

Thanks,

Steve Carmeli

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