Thunderbird worked very well for about 9 months after I installed it and moved over from Windows Live Mail, which had been getting very problematic. But now, pretty much… (читать ещё)
Thunderbird worked very well for about 9 months after I installed it and moved over from Windows Live Mail, which had been getting very problematic. But now, pretty much all of a sudden, Thunderbird started acting erratically, slow to shutdown, and finally it won't get or send emails on my gmail account. The comcast.net account seems to work fine, but despite it showing itself in contact with imap.gmail.whatever it is, no emails come down. My gmail account works fine on the gmail website itself, and also on my iPhone.
I have checked and all of the settings are correct, Thunderbird has clearance to penetrate the Windows Firewall, and the "run non-secure apps" is set up on Gmail. I have tried changing the settings to password and back to OAuth, and a few other things like erasing the gmail account and re creating it. The latter worked for half a day, and then first the sending of gmails quit, followed quickly by the receiving of gmails.
I have many folders in Thunderbird (and I think also in Gmail itself) that I use to save old emails in various categories, and I don't want to lost all of that. Would it make sense to completely uninstall Thunderbird and start over, hoping that the old files will come back over from gmail?
Any suggestions will be appreciated. I know little of computers other than to turn it on and off!