The size and content of the profiles file

Can anyone let me know the 'shape' of a correct profiles file. I have a relatively small number of emails in the system (perhaps 1000 or so??) but my profiles file is a g… (funda kabanzi)

Can anyone let me know the 'shape' of a correct profiles file. I have a relatively small number of emails in the system (perhaps 1000 or so??) but my profiles file is a gigantic 4.5Gby with 63k files in 83 folders. I feel this can't be right. There are hundrends of 'mini files' that are meaningless to me. This large file seems to be giving Tundebird indegestion at times when it says that it can't transfer a file from one folder to aother. I guess I could scrap it and start again but that would obviously mean l lose all my emails and addresses. Is there any way to 'clean' the profiles file and reduce the size. The compact facility doesn't seem to do this for me.

Thanks, Terry

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Recently changed hosts and now I have TWO mailboxes in Thunderbird

Hi, I have just changed my hosting company. I reconfigured my server settings and now I have TWO mailboxes: ray@raysloan.com (this is the one I want!) and another ray@nil… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, I have just changed my hosting company. I reconfigured my server settings and now I have TWO mailboxes: ray@raysloan.com (this is the one I want!) and another ray@nilgaut.o2switch.net All mails are going into the latter and this is NOT the one I want. If I look at 'settings' for raysloan.com at the top it says 'The following is a special account. There are no identities associated with it - account name ray@raysloan.com' !?

Please see the screen shots attached.

I am terrified of trying anything for fear of losing important mails. The last time something similar happened I lost all of my client information ! How can I get my primary mailbox back as my default mailbox and get rid of the ray@nilgaut.o2switch.net without losing mails ?

Thanks very much for any help.

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Import Email From Linux Mint Mate 20.3 to Thunderbird 91.5

Import Email from Linux Mint Mate 20.3 to Thunderbird 91.5. I have been working on this problem since Dec 2021. And I want and need to preserve those emails that have a l… (funda kabanzi)

Import Email from Linux Mint Mate 20.3 to Thunderbird 91.5. I have been working on this problem since Dec 2021. And I want and need to preserve those emails that have a lot of history, personal and financial. You're help is most important. I have been at a number of Web sites that stated they could help but after some time it became apparent it was all out dated. What I am dealing with is now, I need you're help.

Please keep on mind I am not a Linux Professional. Do not confuse me please.

Thunderbird 91.5. Help, More Trouble Shooting Information, Information Profile Directory Open /home/donald/.thunderbird/xqfvqvc.default-release Select Mail Select Profiles Select Mint Thunderbird Select nt3r4mao.degault-202111105-1529 Select Mail Select Local Folders Now you see all the Email I wish to import INTO T-Bird 91.5

Linux Mint Mate 20.3 /home/donald/Documents/Email Backup/Profiles/Mint Thunderbird/nt3r4maO.default-20211105-1529/Mail Local Folders Now you see all those Mail Folders I wish to Import Into Thunderbird 91.5

I have a new download Thunderbird 91.6 but I am concerned that the Emails that I have accumulated in 91.5 would be lost. Don't want that. Thank you so much for you're time and effort to solve this problemthat.

Additional Comment and hopefully use full. I have been with Linux Mint, and Ubunto (I know bad spelling) for some time. And when I did a new install that Email mail was always imported in to the NEW Thunderbird. Before this fiasco I was using Linus Mint Cinnamon 17.3 with Thunderbird 60.6.1. It worked perfectly. AND now you can imagine how I feel. Did I make a mistake?

I would appreciate an Acknowledgment that this has been received Please.

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Problem: "A unique identity matching the From address was not found"

After a recent upgrade of Thunderbird, I am getting the following message: "A unique identity matching the From address was not found. The message will be sent using the … (funda kabanzi)

After a recent upgrade of Thunderbird, I am getting the following message: "A unique identity matching the From address was not found. The message will be sent using the current From field and settings from identity ------------" In addition to no links being "live" in received messages that are in my Inbox, there are no longer options available to "reply" or "forward" etc.!

I haven't a CLUE how to troubleshoot this and have never had this problem before in the 3 years I've used Thunderbird?

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Signing into Firefox after resetting my laptop

Hi there I reset my pc I know my username and password to my login here but not letting me sign into gmail (given I might have used Firefox's password generator thingy an… (funda kabanzi)

Hi there I reset my pc I know my username and password to my login here but not letting me sign into gmail (given I might have used Firefox's password generator thingy and I can't login and I've got my important websites signed into that login, thoughts on how to reset my password?. I want that one as I've spent £££ on Patreon and that and building my custom Firefox account :(

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Can't send Bcc anymore

I've used Thunderbird for many years, problem free. Suddenly, when trying to send a Bcc email, I get this: Sending of the message failed. The message could not be sent… (funda kabanzi)

I've used Thunderbird for many years, problem free. Suddenly, when trying to send a Bcc email, I get this:

Sending of the message failed.

The message could not be sent using Outgoing server (SMTP) smtp.cox.net for an unknown reason. Please verify that your Outgoing server (SMTP) settings are correct and try again.

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Thunderbird not asking for password, can't get mail

Tonight I accidentally mistyped my password upon starting Thunderbird, so I chose "enter new password" and retyped it correctly. But now it won't download my mail, and I… (funda kabanzi)

Tonight I accidentally mistyped my password upon starting Thunderbird, so I chose "enter new password" and retyped it correctly. But now it won't download my mail, and I can't find any way to try entering the password again. (My password is not saved.) When I click "Get messages" the blue progress bar flickers at the bottom of the screen briefly but the Activity Manager remains blank. No mail is downloaded and there are no progress messages. There is also a small "null" note at bottom left, not sure whether that's related.

I have tried restarting Thunderbird several times, and restarting my computer entirely. No difference. I went into Settings / Privacy and Security and confirmed that there is no password saved. None of the settings have been changed. But I'm not getting an error message when I try to download mail, it's not doing anything at all (aside from the brief flicker of the progress bar).

I tried sending a test message and got the error "Sending of the message failed. The message could not be sent because connecting to Outgoing server (SMTP) smtp.theworld.com failed. The server may be unavailable or is refusing SMTP connections. Please verify that your Outgoing server (SMTP) settings are correct and try again." But none of my settings have changed. I can access my mail via web server so there isn't a problem with the ISP. But answering mail that way is really clumsy and time-consuming. I need my Thunderbird!

I am using Thunderbird 102.12.0 with Windows 10 Pro. I have been a happy Thunderbird user for many years (since 2015 I think) and have never encountered this problem before. I really hope you can tell me how to solve it, I am aware of several time-sensitive messages in my mailbox and I can't download anything. Thanks very much for your time!

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Resolved - Cannot set up an existing account.

I have an existing Thunderbird account on my Windows 11 PC. I am now trying to open and access this same account on another PC with Windows 10.This is the message that ke… (funda kabanzi)

I have an existing Thunderbird account on my Windows 11 PC. I am now trying to open and access this same account on another PC with Windows 10.This is the message that keeps on appearing:

Unable to login in at server. Probably wrong configuration,username or password.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Suksan 2 iminyaka edlule

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Place / configure TB 115's main window's menu bar ABOVE the button toolbar

Hi, In TB 102 the menu toolbar was still above the button toolbar, if I am not mistaken. In TB 115 this seems to have changed... I could not find a way to customize it b… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, In TB 102 the menu toolbar was still above the button toolbar, if I am not mistaken. In TB 115 this seems to have changed... I could not find a way to customize it back as it was. Pointers anyone ? Thank you.

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cannot find a window i closed today having multiple tabs, using "history" and recently closed tabs/windows (both).

tell me whether i can find a window i closed today having multiple tabs, using "history" and recently closed tabs/windows (both). i especially want to be able to restore … (funda kabanzi)

tell me whether i can find a window i closed today having multiple tabs, using "history" and recently closed tabs/windows (both). i especially want to be able to restore the tab for Institute for the Study of War and its companions. i hope you are warm and rested.


to do my regular research, i have lost three or four (or more) windows with multiple tabs, as a result of my reorganizing tabs. i think of each window with one of its tabs, so these would be, "Emma Loop" (which includes all federal court districts tabs and related info); "Kyle Griffin" (which includes various journalist/news tabs); "emptywheel" (which includes various journalist/news tabs); and other such similar windows whose name ID i don't remember.

restore scares me because it will apply to bookmarks.

i recently began migrating from twitter to mastadon, and wanted to add my regular tabs to mastadon. i moved tabs to keep track, but it seems the tab's parent windows disappeared. i cannot be more clear, because i had a total of about 15 windows with multiple tabs EACH. i regularly exited the program to install updates and because of my settings, all the windows/tabs were saved correctly. this is a great feature.

it takes time to create a window with multiple tabs, and i don't have much of a brain, so it's hard for me to learn new stuff. maybe we can work together to clarify what i need. i just want my "lost" windows/tabs to return to the others so i can continue going forward. i blame this guy - the "new twitter owner" - who has even made changes to UKRAINIANS' account performances. thank you.

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Webpages are not loading, at all on FF for Android

I have no idea what is happening... But after restarting, clearing my cache, making sure I have data and it is working for other apps... Still no results. No matter what… (funda kabanzi)

I have no idea what is happening... But after restarting, clearing my cache, making sure I have data and it is working for other apps... Still no results.

No matter what, whether I try to type in a URL, click on a link in the google app, or refresh a page I already have open, the app doesn't even attempt to load a page or throw up an error. Just a blank background, no loading bar, no error messages, and no redirects...

FF for Android Version 112.2.0 Build #2015946691

Asked by x10guy 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Can't send email after every new version of thunderbird downloaded

Every time I download new version of thunderbird I suddenly cannot send emails, I can receive fine. It's so maddening ughh Once this happens I spend many hours searching … (funda kabanzi)

Every time I download new version of thunderbird I suddenly cannot send emails, I can receive fine. It's so maddening ughh Once this happens I spend many hours searching support and it takes forever to find the answer. Some times it's a simple server setting change is the fix or adding @.... after the username but now this is not working

Please please help

Sending of the message failed. An error occurred while sending mail: Outgoing server (SMTP) error. The server responded: shw-obgw-4003a.ext.cloudfilter.net cmsmtp 138.199.21.216 is listed on Cloudmark CSI-Global. Please visit:// https AUP#IPBL100

My settings are: SMTP port 587 starttls normal password

Server serrings pop.shaw.ca port 995 ssl/tls normal password

Many thanks in advance

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Event Colours (Colors) 91.5.0 (64-bit) now back to tiny dots

So. Thunderbird released an update, I updated, and all my custom event colours, that I really need, have gone from old to current see attachments. This was asked https:/… (funda kabanzi)

So. Thunderbird released an update, I updated, and all my custom event colours, that I really need, have gone from old to current see attachments. This was asked https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1326997?utm_campaign=questions-reply#question-reply

And a solution found that worked. Now Mozilla in their ludicrous wisdom have somehow screwed this up again. Anyone have a solution that works? I and lots of other people like the whole event title bar being a single colour. These 'dots' at the end are useless to see. Thanks PS Stop screwing with the settings. What to add something new, then create an add-on.

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MacOS Ventura update to MacOS Sonoma caused Thunderbird to stop working

When I upgraded from MacOS Ventura to MacOS Sonoma, Thunderbird stopped working. Getting it to work the first time required me to use Apple's 2 Step Verification process… (funda kabanzi)

When I upgraded from MacOS Ventura to MacOS Sonoma, Thunderbird stopped working. Getting it to work the first time required me to use Apple's 2 Step Verification process to create an app-specific password. After the MacOS upgrade, that process was no longer available. Apple switched to 2 Factor Authentication, which is apparently different and incompatible with 2sv. The other websites and applications on my iMac have already switched to 2fa, and I'm not sure I can have both methods active on the same computer (but I've asked, Apple, anyway).

Is there a recent change in Thunderbird that would allow me to use 2fa instead of 2sv to access Thunderbird?

I have many years worth of emails in Thunderbird that I can no longer access. I can see the directory structure, and some of the email lists, but not the content.

Thanks for the help!

Asked by Ray Johnston 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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Need help restoring messages missing after profile creation/deletion

Last night I created a new profile in an attempt to fix a problem with downloading mail. (It turned out to be on the ISP's end.) Tonight I briefly opened two copies of … (funda kabanzi)

Last night I created a new profile in an attempt to fix a problem with downloading mail. (It turned out to be on the ISP's end.) Tonight I briefly opened two copies of Thunderbird, one with the old/original profile and one with the new profile, to make sure the download would work. I was able to download my new mail to the original profile, so I moved last night's mail from the new inbox to my original inbox in the new profile, and then deleted the new profile since I don't need it. But now the past six months' worth of mail is missing from both my inbox and my sent folder! They both jump from June 13 to yesterday. I noticed it when I had the two copies open next to each other (those messages were missing in both copies), but thought maybe it was a merge problem and hoped they would be restored when I deleted the second profile. But they weren't. I absolutely did not delete all those messages and many of them are really important. Where did they go and how can I get them back? Help!!!

p.s. Sadly I haven't backed up in a while... :-(

Asked by elkatd 3 izinyanga ezidlule

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Server settings for TLS 1.2.

In very simple terms, plz, my mail comes thru AOL to TBird. Changing Outgoing/Incoming settings for TLS 1.2, where do I make the changes, in AOL or TBird, or both? Curr… (funda kabanzi)

In very simple terms, plz, my mail comes thru AOL to TBird. Changing Outgoing/Incoming settings for TLS 1.2, where do I make the changes, in AOL or TBird, or both? Currently the settings were picked up by TBird when I installed it in 2020. On TBird they all include the name AOL. (I get mixed up with words like 3rd party and email client) Thank you

Asked by Annette 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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I lost Everything! Accounts had to be reentered (Win7)

Yesterday my Thunderbird crashed I suppose. When I tried to open it I kept getting that the shortcut for thunderbird. exe have been chenged or moved. I couldn't find th… (funda kabanzi)

Yesterday my Thunderbird crashed I suppose. When I tried to open it I kept getting that the shortcut for thunderbird. exe have been chenged or moved. I couldn't find thunderbird anywhere. So I downloaded again. Yesterday it worked fine had had all my emails, files and addressbooks. Today I try to open it and I got something that said I had to put in my name email password, basically like putting everything in. I did that for one email and I got my emails BUT I have no addressbook or files. I am at a loss. I am devastated because some of those file had things not only that I needed, but memories (like my father's last emails).

HELP! What do I do. Please understand that I am not a computer geek so please explain clearly, in a way I can maybe hopefully get my information back. I have used Thunderbird for years and this is the first time I have had a problem. Please help!

thank you.

Asked by celiat 1 unyaka odlule

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Each time I send a message using Thunderbird is asks for a password and always fails

I recently installed Thunderbird on a new computer.I set it up to use my Yahoo account. It does receive emails sent to Yahoo but will not send. Every time i click SEND it… (funda kabanzi)

I recently installed Thunderbird on a new computer.I set it up to use my Yahoo account. It does receive emails sent to Yahoo but will not send. Every time i click SEND it asks for a password and always says it failed.

Under settings, there are 2 servers, IMAP and SMTP. Each has a different password, but at one point I made them the same. It does not matter because the outgoing server keeps changing its password to about 20 random letter and characters. At one point I copied these random characters into the clipboard and posted it in after it asked for a password...and it still FAILS.

I am using version 81.0.19 Until I get this fixed it is useless. An annoying thing is that each time I start Thunderbird, it asks for the password...on my previous pc it remembered it. Both machines are Windows 10. Can anyone help?

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