Daily prompt that "Thunderbird can't update to the latest version" but alredy running latest version

Every morning when I open Thunderbird I receive the notice that "Thunderbird can't update to the latest version." but I am already running the latest version (91.9.0 as o… (hamaky bebe kokoa)

Every morning when I open Thunderbird I receive the notice that "Thunderbird can't update to the latest version." but I am already running the latest version (91.9.0 as of this writing, screen capture attached).

None of the following have worked to resolve this issue yet:

  • Download and install from "Download Thunderbird" link in notice.
  • Uninstall and re-install from fresh download.

Any thoughts what I'm doing wrong, or what else I can try?

Thank you.

Asked by srshowers 10 minitra lasa

Thunderbbird address book

I have forgotten how to print individual addresses from my Thunderbird address books! I know I've done it in the long-ago past--perhaps 10 years ago--with no problems, bu… (hamaky bebe kokoa)

I have forgotten how to print individual addresses from my Thunderbird address books! I know I've done it in the long-ago past--perhaps 10 years ago--with no problems, but I can't figure out how to do it now. Help--and thank you!

Asked by caroGlou9815 12 minitra lasa

Sending Emails

Since Friday 5/13 I have not been able to send emails from Thunderbird. I have read just about every thread and did everything people have suggested but still having the … (hamaky bebe kokoa)

Since Friday 5/13 I have not been able to send emails from Thunderbird. I have read just about every thread and did everything people have suggested but still having the same issue. When I try to send an email, it will give me the "sending of the message failed" message and when I move that down there is the "creating mail message" bar that is behind it. I've had our IT guy look at it and he cannot figure it out. Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Asked by B. Provenzano 22 ora lasa

Last reply by B. Provenzano 14 minitra lasa

Missing address book and messages

I have re-installed Windows 10, and Thunderbird. My address book information and messages are missing. Can these be found somewhere and saved. thanks Rod Owen … (hamaky bebe kokoa)

I have re-installed Windows 10, and Thunderbird. My address book information and messages are missing. Can these be found somewhere and saved.

thanks

Rod Owen

Asked by Rod Owen 2 ora lasa

Last reply by Rod Owen 50 minitra lasa

Feature request: Trash folder for identities

Currently it is only possible for multiple identities in one account to use the same trash folder. I would like an option for defining a separate folder to which deleted … (hamaky bebe kokoa)

Currently it is only possible for multiple identities in one account to use the same trash folder. I would like an option for defining a separate folder to which deleted messages of an alias are moved, just as there is this option for the "Sent" messages.

Asked by Leander John 1 volana lasa

Last reply by Leander John 1 ora lasa

Message Filters not all Working #2

This is to re-open thread 1296678. I too have this problem, I suspect a failure mode and I have a work-around. I'm now on TB 91.8.1 build 20220413002405 but this has been… (hamaky bebe kokoa)

This is to re-open thread 1296678.

I too have this problem, I suspect a failure mode and I have a work-around.

I'm now on TB 91.8.1 build 20220413002405 but this has been going on for at least 4 years - I reported it (here, I think) some years back but no one did a fix so I built the work-around.

For context purposes I now have over 4G of mailboxes going back to at least 1993 so not easy to do housekeeping. I started using TB in approx 2011 and imported the old mail from my Eudora installation at that time, meaning 8 years of use before the problem started. I also used Thunderpunger before the author ended support(and it doesn't work now) and I have noticed some odd artefacts coming from its use, primarily whole (very old) mail boxes suddenly appearing as "new". The mail boxes are nested to at least 8 deep in some places. I also have about 40 active filters. The installation is still using POP3 and fetches mail every 5 mins. The filters were all set to run on fetching new mail and essentially file the messages in different places. The point is that it is a substantial chunk of files. Nice and efficient (not) but its what I use.

The filters started failing in approx 2019 in that on a mail fetch an error message saying "unable to access mailbox blah" would appear. This appeared to be worst at system start-up when the overnight mail was streamed in. This was a pain because you have to click "ok" each time the warning box popped up. I also noticed that when the filters ran successfully they all worked ok. At first this seemed to always be certain mail boxes but there were no problems with the file system. In fact I followed the suggested remedies when I posted the thread in the support forum without improvement. I also attempted deleting the mailboxes and making new ones elsewhere in the mail system and thus in the file system but the problem persisted. It looks like TB is running out of resources during the pass on "run filters when fetching new mail" when this runs the first time on boot, but not subsequently.

The work around was to switch off all the flags saying "run on fetching new mail" and instead "run [on inbox] every 10 minutes". The problem is now completely absent.

Over to you guys

Asked by nick.theboatman 1 andro lasa

Last reply by nick.theboatman 3 ora lasa

user.js Parsing Contents Of Another File?

I manage multiple Thunderbird client installations and would like to use the user.js file as a way keep a few options consistent across all clients such as calendar categ… (hamaky bebe kokoa)

I manage multiple Thunderbird client installations and would like to use the user.js file as a way keep a few options consistent across all clients such as calendar category colors. I can see changes needed from time to time and am looking for a way to deploy these future changes as efficient as possible. Since each installation has it's own profile location and I can't seem to find a Windows environment variable to locate Thunderbird profile directory location, I thought it would be nice to have a command in user.js pointing itself to a centrally located file to read in the contents as if the contents of my central file were actually in the user.js file. This way, I could add this framework manually to each client, but then update my central file to make future changes applied the next time the client is started.

 Thanks for any help!

Asked by urbnsr 1 andro lasa

Last reply by urbnsr 3 ora lasa

List of emails dissapearing frequently #2

This is to re-open thread 1322371. I recently (2 weeks ago) upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. In the process I did a general update of all apps (part of the global upd… (hamaky bebe kokoa)

This is to re-open thread 1322371. I recently (2 weeks ago) upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. In the process I did a general update of all apps (part of the global update process) and ended up with TB 91.8.1 build 20220413002405. The problem reported in thread 1322371 has started for this build (previously never seen) with the same symptom and work around. However, although I haven't really been scrupulous observing and analysing, I get the sense that it is manifesting itself only on the inbox. I have a mail system of over 4G of mailboxes now and there are some mailboxes that have quite a large number of messages in. It looks like the problem only happens with the inbox. Also looking at the old thread (people reporting all messages disappearing) I find that the messages disappear after using the quick filter (1. insert a string into quick filter, hit enter; 2. Do something with the shorter list of messages (read, move, delete etc); 3. all messages disappear; 4. (work around) click on another mail box then back to inbox: all messages reappear. Nice one :) Over to you guys

Asked by nick.theboatman 1 andro lasa

Last reply by nick.theboatman 3 ora lasa

Thunderbird stuck, cannot use, slows down the whole computer

This has happened sometime ealier already, but now it's worse. I got an email from friend, including approx 10MB attachments (photos). When I try to open that, Thunderbir… (hamaky bebe kokoa)

This has happened sometime ealier already, but now it's worse. I got an email from friend, including approx 10MB attachments (photos). When I try to open that, Thunderbird freezes. The whole PC gets slow. I need to close Thunderbird so I can continue working again. While it's opening the email, I cannot do anything in Thunderbird (just to wait... endlessly). Earlier I fixed this by closing it first, then restarting the PC, but now it didn't work. Also reinstalled, but no help. Also deleted that email from gmail, still no effect. What to do now?

I am using Windows 7. I also tried to open with Antivirus in off mode, no help anyway.

Asked by coconutzappa 3 ora lasa

[Solved] Back up e-mail filters after Thunderbird 91

In a previous thread 5 years ago, it has been asked how the e-mail filters can be backed-up. Back then, the suggestion was to locate the msgFilterRules.dat in the profile… (hamaky bebe kokoa)

In a previous thread 5 years ago, it has been asked how the e-mail filters can be backed-up. Back then, the suggestion was to locate the msgFilterRules.dat in the profile folder.

I just created a new user profile in Thunderbird 91.9.0 and I created some new filters, but the file msgFilterRules.dat hasn't appeared in the profile directory. Has the file been changed? Any tips on how to back-up the filters? Using Ubuntu 20.04.

SOLVED: one has to do the following steps:

1. Go to Help>More troubleshooting information>Profile Directory > Open directory 2. Right click, open in Terminal 3. type the command "find . -name 'msgFilterRules.dat'

this will list all the filters, dependent on different e-mail servers

Asked by radiobuzzer 5 ora lasa

My spam folder has gone into my trash and I can't get it out again

I use AOL and the spam folder in AOL is called, confusingly , Bulk Mail. My Bulk Mail folder has gone into my trash and I can't get it out again. I use an IMAP mailbox an… (hamaky bebe kokoa)

I use AOL and the spam folder in AOL is called, confusingly , Bulk Mail. My Bulk Mail folder has gone into my trash and I can't get it out again. I use an IMAP mailbox and I'm using 91.9.0 Thunderbird

Asked by Roger Corke 5 ora lasa

Gmail and oAuth2

I'm a long time user of Linux Mint. Now on 20.3 and Cinnamon desktop. Also a long time user of Thunderbird. Now in version 91.8.1 Always used the "allow insecure apps" in… (hamaky bebe kokoa)

I'm a long time user of Linux Mint. Now on 20.3 and Cinnamon desktop. Also a long time user of Thunderbird. Now in version 91.8.1 Always used the "allow insecure apps" in my gmail account settings and used normal password stored in Thunderbird. Google urges to change the authentication method to oAuth2. Tried everything to no avail. Always "authentication fails when connecting to imap.gmail.com" Cleared all cookies, allowed them, deleted all saved passwords, followed all published advise I could find, and nothing. Then I made a brand new profile pointing to an empty dir and entered my gmail address and checked everything. Same result. In despair I installed Evolution and all run fine at the first try. Should I really give up on Thunderbird? Thanks in advance for any help!

Asked by pftavares 5 ora lasa

Downgrading from beta to release, exporting account credentials, etc.

I've been running Thunderbird beta for some time, on one of my Macs. Presently at 101.0b3. It's fine, I don't have any bugs/issues, but I want to downgrade to release … (hamaky bebe kokoa)

I've been running Thunderbird beta for some time, on one of my Macs. Presently at 101.0b3. It's fine, I don't have any bugs/issues, but I want to downgrade to release and keep my installation uniform.

Now, of course I've read many people do this -- they don't set up duplicate Profiles for it (guilty here).

But what I'm seeing is perhaps a need for some more portability. Namely, if someone has only IMAP accounts, would it be useful to enable export of accounts/credentials in a format that can be imported and is generally portable within the Thunderbird ecosystem?

I see there is an add-on, of unknown (to me) origin or quality -- but it only runs on an older version.

In my case, I have a handful of accounts and while I see you can individually export something from the accounts panel, I don't see any meaningful way to translate that to another version (ie: release) of Thunderbird. Granted, this is not a task that someone does every day (imagine??) but it's a thought.

I wonder, too, if there can be alternate mechanisms to store account information in a secure manner that can be portable -- ie: in the cloud, encrypted -- in a file, etc.

OK that went onto a tangent, sorry -- but as far as I can see, the only option I have is to install the release version of Thunderbird (my beta Profile backed up) and go through the tedium of manually adding accounts.

Am I missing something?


Thanks! :)

Asked by forrie 9 ora lasa

Last reply by forrie 8 ora lasa

Thunderbird Mail

I upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04, with the download Thunderbird Mail was also installed. It quite often freezes requiring me to shut the computer down and reboot. Also it wil… (hamaky bebe kokoa)

I upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04, with the download Thunderbird Mail was also installed. It quite often freezes requiring me to shut the computer down and reboot. Also it will not allow me to send BCC mail. When it freezes, I get the option to wait or force shutdown. Any advice would be welcomed.

Rodney Jackson.

Asked by Jacko99 1 andro lasa

Last reply by Jacko99 8 ora lasa

Unsubscribed folders still showing in folder list

Hello, I'm using Thunderbird 91.9.0 (32-bit) on Windows 7. It's connected to a Gmail account via IMAP. The account contains dozens of message folders. I want to hide s… (hamaky bebe kokoa)

Hello,

I'm using Thunderbird 91.9.0 (32-bit) on Windows 7. It's connected to a Gmail account via IMAP. The account contains dozens of message folders. I want to hide some of those folders from the list of folders.

I tried unsubscribing from those folders. In the panel on left, I right-click my account name and select "Subscribe". The window that subsequently pops up shows all of my folders, and all of the checkboxes next to each folder are checked. I remove the checkmarks from each of the folders that I want to hide, and I click OK at the bottom.

However, after doing this, the folders still appear in my folder list.

When I reopen the Subscribe window, I see that the checkmarks for those folder are still removed. But the folders still appear in my folder list. Closing and restarting Thunderbird does not help.

Evidently, the Subscribe window does not function as I would expect it to. How can I make those folders go away without deleting them or removing them from Gmail's servers?

Thank you.

Asked by Jason Fourier 6 andro lasa

Last reply by Jason Fourier 9 ora lasa

Ingreso a cuentas de correo

Hola soporte, escribo porque se me esta presentando un incoveniente al querer ingresar a mi correo por medio de Thunderbird, el mensaje que me arroja es "Sending of passw… (hamaky bebe kokoa)

Hola soporte, escribo porque se me esta presentando un incoveniente al querer ingresar a mi correo por medio de Thunderbird, el mensaje que me arroja es "Sending of password for user sales@latin-tech.net did not succeed. Mail server mail.latin-tech.net responded: Authentication failed.", quisiera recibir ayuda sobre esto para saber que sucede, igualmente me sucede con otro correo similar que tengo, los dos estan configurados en POP.

Quedo atento, gracias.

Darlin Apraez.

Asked by darlingapra4 16 ora lasa

website bypasses blockers

There is a website that I block every day from my email. And every day it shows up again with the same email address. I use the message filter "from, contains" . Yet ever… (hamaky bebe kokoa)

There is a website that I block every day from my email. And every day it shows up again with the same email address. I use the message filter "from, contains" . Yet every day the same web site appears.

The site is " newsletter@zerohedge.com". How is the site bypassing my message filter? Other sites I block do not do this.

Asked by rhunter73 17 ora lasa

Thunderbird 91.9 Can't receive messages

I have Thunderbird 91.9 I have 4 email accounts only 1 is having the receive problem. here is a link to my Pastebin https://pastebin.com/u/Danorske Attached is a pix. A… (hamaky bebe kokoa)

I have Thunderbird 91.9 I have 4 email accounts only 1 is having the receive problem. here is a link to my Pastebin https://pastebin.com/u/Danorske Attached is a pix. Any other info you need? Thanks Ron

Asked by danorske 1 andro lasa

Last reply by danorske 20 ora lasa