Make 'Get messages' download all available messages

After setting up a TB POP account with an Gmail email account, around 3500 messages had been downloaded (the whole year 2015, 2016 and half of the year 2017) at first. Th… (funda kabanzi)

After setting up a TB POP account with an Gmail email account, around 3500 messages had been downloaded (the whole year 2015, 2016 and half of the year 2017) at first. Then I had to manually execute 'Get messages' to download "new" messages. Executing 'Get messages' on a POP account, gets around 100 messages at once. I still need to download about 4000 messages. That is about 60 'Get message' execution. I wonder, if there is any add-on or settings to download all the messages at once.

No error or other messages about limits has been display to time.

p.s. I aim to download all messages, back them up in a TB native archive or else and migrate away from Google. I anybody has a good suggestion to migrate and archive, you are welcome.

Asked by svj.svetova.523.1 11 imizuzu edlule

Send email from one inbox to another in the same program

Hi all I have 4 emails in my Thunderbird, and I shared them with a coworker. When I have to send from InboxA@xpto.com to InboxB@xpto.com (I have both in my thunderbird, a… (funda kabanzi)

Hi all

I have 4 emails in my Thunderbird, and I shared them with a coworker.

When I have to send from InboxA@xpto.com to InboxB@xpto.com (I have both in my thunderbird, as my coworker), to send a email to my coworker, we both don't receive the sent email.

Otherwise, works fine.

Appreciate your help.

Thanks Pedro

Asked by jpcfc 1 ihora elidlule

Disappearing .msf files

For several days now, for unknown reasons, the summary files for many of my email folders (a POP account with Verizon) just keep vanishing from my profile. I have repeat… (funda kabanzi)

For several days now, for unknown reasons, the summary files for many of my email folders (a POP account with Verizon) just keep vanishing from my profile. I have repeatedly recreated the files and repaired the folders, and then at random they vanish again. I updated to 68.10.0, tried starting in Safe Mode, and the same thing keeps happening. I'm running Windows 10 on an HP Pavilion laptop (which keeps giving me all sorts of hell, but that's neither here nor there).

A few days ago I needed to do a System Restore to roll back from a graphics driver update that rendered the computer unusable, and while I can't imagine why that would have affected Thunderbird, it does coincide with when this issue began.

Asked by tabula-rasa 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by Stans 1 ihora elidlule

Email folder disappeared

Hi, I tried to move a folder but it had a stop-sign but I released the mouse button and the folder was gone, I figured it would simply leave it where it was. now the fold… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I tried to move a folder but it had a stop-sign but I released the mouse button and the folder was gone, I figured it would simply leave it where it was. now the folder is neither in its old nor in the location i wanted to put it in. If I search for emails within that folder, results still come up but when i click on the email it shows another search page with no results... can I still somehow restore these emails? what could have caused this? this also deleted the emails from my imap-email so i cannot recover them from there they are also not to be found in any trash folder, neither locally nor remotely on the server

Asked by Questionario 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by Stans 1 ihora elidlule

Loose my local maps

When I update Thunderbird 60.0 to 68.10.0 I loose all my local maps. If I reinstall version 60.0 I will get back all the local maps. What shall I do to remain all my l… (funda kabanzi)

When I update Thunderbird 60.0 to 68.10.0 I loose all my local maps. If I reinstall version 60.0 I will get back all the local maps. What shall I do to remain all my local maps if I want to use version 68.10.0? best regards / Lasse

Asked by ansa.lasse 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by Toad-Hall 2 amahora adlule

Thunderbird email not sending after 68.10.0 update

Since the Thunderbird 68.10.0 update I cannot send emails . I get an error message saying the connection was lost in the middle of the transmission. Receiving emails OK.… (funda kabanzi)

Since the Thunderbird 68.10.0 update I cannot send emails . I get an error message saying the connection was lost in the middle of the transmission. Receiving emails OK. Using Windows10 and Bitdefender. It works on other machines.

Asked by ed.soja 10 amahora adlule

Last reply by Matt 2 amahora adlule

Thunderbird Local Folder behaves like Drafts

I have set up archiving on Local Folders. However, when I double-click any email in the Local Folder, it opens as a draft. If I right click any email, the context menu ha… (funda kabanzi)

I have set up archiving on Local Folders.

However, when I double-click any email in the Local Folder, it opens as a draft.

If I right click any email, the context menu has Edit Draft Message as the first option. I'm assuming this is the option that gets triggered on a double click. Subsequent options are Open in a new Tab, Open in a new Window and Open as a Conversation. I would have imagined that the last one should be the default option.

I saw a backup of Drafts as one of the folders under Local Folders. I don't recall how/when I configured this, but I deleted it thinking it may have converted the whole of Local Folders into Drafts. But that has not helped either.

Any pointers would be welcome.

Thunderbird version info attached.

Regards Thomas

Asked by thomasa1 6 amahora adlule

Last reply by Matt 2 amahora adlule

Thunderbird won't open properly. I can only get a small, 2cm. square window

Hi, Thunderbird won't open properly. It has worked fine for years. Now, although there are icons on the task bar, desktop and start menu list, double clicking any of thes… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, Thunderbird won't open properly. It has worked fine for years. Now, although there are icons on the task bar, desktop and start menu list, double clicking any of these highlights the icon in the task bar. Then hovering the mouse over this icon shows a small window of the in box, 2cm. square. Right clicking on the icon opens a window with a task list: "Write mail, Open address book...Restore, Close" None of these work. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Thunderbird and get the same problem. Windows 10. Thanks in anticipation for any help. Keith D

Asked by keith42 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Matt 2 amahora adlule

After updated to 68.10.0 (32-bit), Thunderbirds no longer able to login my Gmail

I used Thunderbird for many years without a serious problem. But today, after followed Thunderbird's promote to updated it to 68.10.0, I am no longer able to login to my … (funda kabanzi)

I used Thunderbird for many years without a serious problem. But today, after followed Thunderbird's promote to updated it to 68.10.0, I am no longer able to login to my gmail account from Thunderbird. It always gives the message "Sending of password for user xxx@gmail.com did not succeed. Mail server pop.gmail.com responded: Web login required: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/78754".

When I login for web browser to my gmail account, I cannot find anything wrong. The "less secure app access" is ON, "2-step verification" is not used. So, what else I can do, or is it a bug of 68.10.0?

Please help, thank you in advance.

Xiaogang

Asked by xiaogangz 2 amahora adlule

Last reply by Matt 2 amahora adlule

Thunderbird Replacing From Address on All Accounts with Incorrect Account

Thunderbird has started replacing the From address on all emails with a new account that was added last week. Since this issue arose I've removed the new account from Thu… (funda kabanzi)

Thunderbird has started replacing the From address on all emails with a new account that was added last week. Since this issue arose I've removed the new account from Thunderbird and it is still using the account that no longer exists as the From address. Sending email via gmail.com works perfectly fine so this is definitely an issue in Thunderbird only. I've also made sure that the SMTP settings in Thunderbird are correct for each account.

Has anyone seen it do this before and have an idea of how to resolve?

Asked by bennett4 18 amahora adlule

Last reply by Matt 2 amahora adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

All email folders do not appear in left pane and all accounts do not show

1. I use Thunderbird 68.10.0 2. The correct profile shows: D:\ATA\Thunderbird\Profiles\d711fnwp.default 3. No Email folders appear in the left pane. 4. All Email accoun… (funda kabanzi)

1. I use Thunderbird 68.10.0 2. The correct profile shows: D:\ATA\Thunderbird\Profiles\d711fnwp.default 3. No Email folders appear in the left pane. 4. All Email accounts are missing, I am asked to create an account. 5. The profile folder is 15.6GB email folders seem to be there. 6. The mail folder shows my pop3 accounts. 7. My laptop crashed and then this issue occurred.

Can anyone help and find a solution for my emails and accounts to show?

Asked by post8 1 usuku oludlule

Answered by Matt 1 usuku oludlule

When I use the Mozilla Thunderbird client to click on a folder and read 15MB emails, "Compiled summary file for XXX" is displayed. What is the problem?

Import 4G Mbox in the Thunderbird folder. Each time you click on the folder, the folder cannot be used, and the bottom left corner of the main program prompts "Compile Su… (funda kabanzi)

Import 4G Mbox in the Thunderbird folder. Each time you click on the folder, the folder cannot be used, and the bottom left corner of the main program prompts "Compile Summary File for XXX", and it takes a few minutes to compile. The filter cannot filter the message to the specified folder. When the thunderbird reads a large message of more than 15M, it cannot use and the message is in the reading state. The client's local directory and system are placed in the SSD. How to solve this problem?

Asked by michael_tan 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Matt 3 amahora adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Address Book Import

Thunderbird Address Book Import csv in v68.10.0 This is a more of statement for a developer rather than a question, but it worked. 1. Create a newly named address book … (funda kabanzi)

Thunderbird Address Book Import csv in v68.10.0 This is a more of statement for a developer rather than a question, but it worked.

1. Create a newly named address book in the left-pane. 2. Highlight the new book. 3. Tools > import > csv > find ThunderUp2.csv 4. Click the proceed button. 5. Thunderbird reports successful import, but . . . 6. No data.

What did occur however, is another new address book appeared in the left-pane entitled "ThunderUp2" (minus the .csv), obviously named after the import file. Unfortunately, both of the new address books showed no contacts, nevertheless, a file search produced two new *.mab entries in the roaming\profile sub-dir, impab.mab and I forgot the other, maybe impab2. Anyway, both of these new files indicated zero bytes, confirming exactly what I saw, nothing in either address book.

Anyway, without touching anything (leaving both new address books in the left-pane), I re-imported "ThunderUp2.csv" into the new address book entitled ThunderUp2, both with and without the "first row contains header" option several times - no success. Then I modified ThunderUp2.csv by inserting a header row (the category names) and then tried both combinations of "first row contains header". Eventually, one of these latter combinations imported the data into the address book entitled ThunderUp2.

With that accomplished, its seemed safe to delete the first new address book that contained nothing, and now, a quick search of c:\ *.mab confirmed there's only one new book (impab.mab), as well as the original two default books (abook.mab and history.mab).

The import process seems a little clunky. Note: At this point, I suppose renaming the ThunderUp2 address book to whatever one desires is an option using the menu options.

The good news is the import process mapped the data fields correctly, including the birthday fields. One surprise, however. Although ThunderUp2.csv included both a "first" and "last" name, I purposely did not include a "display name" (entered this instead ,,) in order to determine if it would populate "display name" by combining the first and last data fields, something that occurs automatically when manually entering new contact data. It did not, but first and last names were still in data file.

Instead, the "contact summary header bar" (above the contact's photo) displayed the data field "work organization", rather than marrying the first and last names into a person. It appears that unless there's data in the "display name" field, it assumes its an organization, a clever but un-obvious substitution, probably causing more confusion that its worth.

This test was produced by manually entering unique text in every data field (text describing the particular slot), then exporting the book as xxx.csv. Next, take the exported file apart in excel and append the text from each data field with an arbitrary suffix (the numeral 2 in this case) to create ThunerUp2.csv. This confirmed the import feature correctly maps the data fields since all the data fields indeed re-imported with a suffix of 2.

Maybe someone could improve the shenanigans required to ingest the csv file, and don't forget to populate the "display name" data field if its a person.

The original exported csv (from the default address book) and the re-imported ThunderUp2.csv contained only a single contact, something possible since this is a fresh install of v68.10.0 on a new machine.

One caveat, the typical user is likely to import their csv data into the default address book (abook.mab), rather than a newly named address book, which might produce different behavior (and more confusion than necessary), but based on the chatter, it appears others are having issues importing contact data.

abook.mab (default address book) history.mab (automatically stored replied contacts?) impab.mab (import address book)

After inspecting the contents of the above .mab files, its clear that none of them contain their external file names, or the name of the address book that uses them, making moving them problematic (probably causes a crash of some sort). Hence, the numerous and confusing descriptions of how to move, copy, rename or backup the entire profile directory in a manner that keeps the address book bundled with its co-dependent files, and then re-queing the application to find the moved profile directory. This is just a guess of the actual process, but it seems unnecessarily confusing when there's 12 different conflicting examples of how to accomplish the task.

All I really want to know is what precisely constitutes a functional back up bundle, and what bundle can be safely erased without causing a crash, in case the FBI shows up uninvited.

If you get this far, there's a couple pictures. ThunderUp2.csv is actually displayed on screen as ThunderUpload2. One pic is the original exported cvs with the name of the data field, ThunderUp2 confirms all the data fields include a 2 appended in every field, but in organization view instead of a person.

Asked by barkersbin 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by Matt 1 usuku oludlule

Thunderbird has stopped working

Hi, my Thunderbird interface has just stopped working. My inbox has dssappeared and there is very limited functionality from the drop down menus. I cannot even access my … (funda kabanzi)

Hi, my Thunderbird interface has just stopped working. My inbox has dssappeared and there is very limited functionality from the drop down menus. I cannot even access my account settings. Its almost as though my account is blank?

Asked by dchavenga 22 amahora adlule

Last reply by Fabio 4 amahora adlule

lost all files on an account

After my Thunderbird wouldn't log in to gmail I attempted various resetting of passwords etc and the system indicated I should switch to imap (as opposed to pop) format b… (funda kabanzi)

After my Thunderbird wouldn't log in to gmail I attempted various resetting of passwords etc and the system indicated I should switch to imap (as opposed to pop) format but still no joy so eventually I tried to reinstate the account but the new account has somehow ditched all my files and drafts etc. Is there any professional help available actually with Mozilla?? that might be able to find the missing content or assist with an explanation??

Asked by markgerardmolloy 6 amahora adlule

Last reply by Fabio 5 amahora adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

When composing an email, I am no longer able to easily change the text color.

When composing an email in Thunderbird, I am no longer able to easily change the text color, whether it be selecting the color first and then typing, or selecting the tex… (funda kabanzi)

When composing an email in Thunderbird, I am no longer able to easily change the text color, whether it be selecting the color first and then typing, or selecting the text and then choosing a color. Pulling up Apple’s Color Picker and choosing a color was all I had to do previously. Now it is not working. Here is what does and does not work:

Thunderbird > Toolbar > Formatting Bar > Choose color for text > Choose a color > I select a color and the ‘Choose a color’ bar turns that color, but no other color box changes to that color, nor does my selected text in the email. (This method does not work.)

Thunderbird > Toolbar > Formatting Bar > Choose color for text > Last-picked color > does work

Thunderbird > Toolbar > Formatting Bar > Choose color for text > Enter an HTML color string (e.g.: “0000ff” or “blue”) > does work

Thunderbird > Toolbar > Formatting Bar > Font, Bold, Italics, Underline, Larger, Smaller, etc. > does work


Below is information that I assume will be useful:

As an example, I composed an email to myself. I have attached a screenshot. I also attached a screenshot of that email’s source code.

Apple’s Color Picker works fine in other applications

MacOS v. 10.11.6

Thunderbird v. 68.4.2 (64-bit)

Thunderbird > Account Settings > Composition & Addressing > Compose messages in HTML formatting > checked

Thunderbird > Account Settings > Attach the signature from a file instead (text, HTML, or image) > unchecked

Thunderbird > Extension & Themes > Extensions > All add-ons have been disabled by safe made

Thunderbird > Extension & Themes > Themes > Default

Thunderbird > Preferences > Display > Colors > Use system colors > unchecked

Thunderbird > Preferences > Display > Colors > Override the colors specified by the content with my selections above: > Only with High Contrast Themes

Thunderbird > Preferences > Composition > General > HTML > Font: > Variable Width

Thunderbird > Preferences > Composition > General > HTML > Size: > Medium

Thunderbird > Preferences > Composition > General > Use reader’s default colors > checked

Thunderbird > View > Message Body As > Original HTML

Thunderbird > Help > Troubleshooting information > Copy text to clipboard > see below


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Diagnostics AzureCanvasBackend skia AzureContentBackend skia AzureFallbackCanvasBackend none TileHeight 512 TileWidth 512 Decision Log HW_COMPOSITING disabled by user: Disabled by pref blocked by runtime: Acceleration blocked by safe-mode

OPENGL_COMPOSITING unavailable by default: Hardware compositing is disabled

WEBRENDER opt-in by default: WebRender is an opt-in feature unavailable-in-safe-mode by runtime: Safe-mode is enabled

WEBRENDER_QUALIFIED blacklisted by env: No qualified hardware

OMTP blocked by runtime: OMTP blocked by safe-mode

Media Audio Backend audiounit Max Channels 2 Preferred Sample Rate 44100 Output Devices Name Group Vendor State Preferred Format Channels Rate Latency Internal Speakers AppleHDAEngineOutput:1B,0,1,1:0 Apple Inc. Enabled All default: F32LE, support: S16LE S16BE F32LE F32BE 2 default: 44100, support: 44100 - 96000 110 - 4192 EPSON Projector MPP Audio com_epson_driver_EPSONProjectorMPPAudioEngine:0 Enabled None default: F32LE, support: S16LE S16BE F32LE F32BE 2 default: 44100, support: 44100 - 44100 14 - 4096 Input Devices Name Group Vendor State Preferred Format Channels Rate Latency Internal Microphone AppleHDAEngineInput:1B,0,1,0:1 Apple Inc. Enabled All default: F32LE, support: S16LE S16BE F32LE F32BE 2 default: 44100, support: 8000 - 96000 24 - 2314 EPSON Projector MPP Audio com_epson_driver_EPSONProjectorMPPAudioEngine:0 Enabled None default: F32LE, support: S16LE S16BE F32LE F32BE 2 default: 44100, support: 44100 - 44100 14 - 4096 Important Modified Preferences accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar 0 browser.cache.disk.amount_written 219488 browser.cache.disk.capacity 1048576 browser.cache.disk.filesystem_reported 1 browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value 358400 browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run false browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max false browser.download.useDownloadDir true extensions.lastAppVersion 68.4.2 font.internaluseonly.changed false idle.lastDailyNotification 1581173230 media.gmp.storage.version.observed 1 network.cookie.prefsMigrated true network.predictor.cleaned-up true places.database.lastMaintenance 1581020908 places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages 76951 plugin.importedState true security.sandbox.content.tempDirSuffix {eb7310d7-b1a5-3e46-9a58-01575af469f5} security.sandbox.plugin.tempDirSuffix bf6a5676-9055-db48-afaa-6093dcb6b48d signon.importedFromSqlite true storage.vacuum.last.index 1 storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite 1581020907 Important Locked Preferences

Places Database

JavaScript Incremental GC true Accessibility Activated false Prevent Accessibility 0 Library Versions Expected minimum version Version in use NSPR 4.21 4.21 NSS 3.44.3 3.44.3 NSSSMIME 3.44.3 3.44.3 NSSSSL 3.44.3 3.44.3 NSSUTIL 3.44.3 3.44.3 Sandbox Content Process Sandbox Level 0 Effective Content Process Sandbox Level 1 Internationalization & Localization Application Settings Requested Locales ["en-US"] Available Locales ["en-US"] App Locales ["en-US"] Regional Preferences ["en","he","fr","el"] Default Locale "en-US" Operating System System Locales ["en","he","fr","el"] Regional Preferences ["en","he","fr","el"]

Asked by applejack 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Matt 5 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Thunderbird email

I am not sure if I chose the correct topic for my question... I just purchased a new computer and installed Thunderbird for my email server. I noticed that I do not have … (funda kabanzi)

I am not sure if I chose the correct topic for my question... I just purchased a new computer and installed Thunderbird for my email server. I noticed that I do not have "next" and "before" (I think it was "before") in the top bar, so that when I am reading an email, I can just click "next" to go to the next email. (I had those two choices in Thunderbird on my previous computer.) Is there a way to get those up there in the same area where there is "get messages, write, chat, address book, tag"?

Asked by larrylinda1020 9 amahora adlule

Answered by Matt 9 amahora adlule

Fail link referral from an email

For some reason when I have a link shown on any email in my Mozilla Thunderbird the process is interrupted with a window that pops up saying I need to choose another appl… (funda kabanzi)

For some reason when I have a link shown on any email in my Mozilla Thunderbird the process is interrupted with a window that pops up saying I need to choose another application.

Asked by Don Webb 15 amahora adlule

Last reply by Matt 8 amahora adlule

Is there an add-on to search attachment contents for Thunderbird 68+?

I know in Outlook there is a method to search the contents of email attachments for keywords. Is there an add-on to search attachment contents for Thunderbird 68+? I hav… (funda kabanzi)

I know in Outlook there is a method to search the contents of email attachments for keywords. Is there an add-on to search attachment contents for Thunderbird 68+?

I have tried to install ATTACHMENT SEARCH TAB but it does not support Thunderbird 68+.

Asked by marcbliss 14 amahora adlule

Last reply by Matt 8 amahora adlule