I was having issues with inability to uninstall and reinstall which fixed using hint from here. But the reason why I was looking into this was because about 3 days ago, … (funda kabanzi)
I was having issues with inability to uninstall and reinstall which fixed using hint from here. But the reason why I was looking into this was because about 3 days ago, I stopped receiving any new mail from Gmail's POP server. Instead it started downloading old mail starting from years ago .. and only in little batches of 300 emails at a time. Fortunately, I have always run Tbird so that my mail is NOT deleted from the server after I read it so everything is there. Anyway, one of the things I tried was to go look at my settings in Gmail to see if something was wrong with how I have the POP server behavior configured and determined that I don't. DID -- and I shouldn't have done this now I know -- tell it to basically RE-download all my POP mail. Which then set up behavior where it every time I would hit "get new POP mail" -- what I'd get is another batch of 300 or so at a time starting back YEARS ago. I tried to uninstall it which I wasn't able to do and why I finally followed the advice I got elsewhere to simply delete the TBird folder and everything else related to it. Before I did that I did in fact create a backup copy of the whole Tbird folder in Roaming. Again .. a story of somehow not a complete backup (sigh..)
Moving forward -- I installed a fresh copy of TBird -- the latest one 32-bit (as advised) 91.2.1. And the behavior I was dealing with before hasn't gone away. Installed two clients -- one for POP and one for IMAP. FYI --- I have two gmail accounts. I access my other gamil account from my laptop using TBird . There I'm having no issues at all. In fact, that installation of TBird has been problem free. It's the one on this machine (a workstation) that's been giving me fits for months. This just the latest. So.. waht the heck do I do? Btw -- working from teh backup copy (incomplete as it is -- missing email back to last November which I've recovered using my IMAP client), I'm restoring the settings from the old installation (tags, etc.)
Whatever advice you can offer would be most appreciated. I'm worried that even I drive myself crazy hitting "Get new mail" over and over that when it finally gets up to the current day (my emails go back to 2008 so I'm using a filter that moves any email before 19Oct21 into the Local Trash), that I STILL won't receive any truly new emails. Sigh....
Thanks in advance!
p.s. Running Windows 10