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settings for a simple experience with gmail and thunderbird

I am in my 70s and have been through a lot in the last 3 years (flooded home, my husband, dog and chihuahua living in a tiny room for a year and a half, suffering a $50,0… (funda kabanzi)

I am in my 70s and have been through a lot in the last 3 years (flooded home, my husband, dog and chihuahua living in a tiny room for a year and a half, suffering a $50,000 loss to a shifty contractor, two cancer scares, etc.), and the latest challenge--the pandemic--has fried what used to be my pretty good brain cells. Now,I find that in order to continue using technology, I must have step-by-step directions, preferably with pictures, or I simply cannot function in the tech world. I am not quite ready to give up, so I was wondering if some kind soul(s) out there that still have working brain cells would be willing to help me? My dad kept his computer skills going until he passed away at 92, and I am hoping to be that fortunate, but it is not looking good. Everything is so interwoven now days, it drives me to distraction.

I have managed to set up a gmail account, then installed Thunderbird on my desktop, but I am at a loss understanding what configuration to use to get the easy-to-use performance I want. Some notes:

1. When I get an email, I do not need to archive it anywhere (not sure what that means anyway). I open the mail, read it and then save it to the appropriate folder on my hard drive, then delete the copy in my Thunderbird (and, hopefully, it deletes in gmail). I don't know what ALL MAIL is or why I need it? What should my settings be to accomodate my system? Once I have saved an email to my hard drive or deleted it, I want it gone, period, from gmail and Thunderbird. I usually only have email from the current or previous day, that's it. I keep a clean inbox and have a highly structured set of folders to save any emails I want throughout my hard drive in the logical folders for them.

2. I like sent mail copIes in a SENT mail folder until I delete them because sometimes I check back to see what I sent.

3. I want the contacts set up in gmail synced to Thunderbird and stay current with any changes in either email client.

4.The DRAFTS folder is important so that, if I am interrupted, I can come back and finish mail later.

5. I do not want LABELS, IMPORTANT, STARS or any other folder to complicate things. I just want INBOX, DRAFTS, SENT, SPAM, AND TRASH...and when I put it in TRASH, I want it gone when I close Thunderbird.

6. In summary, I just want the basics so that I can continue to use technology no matter what challenges are going on in my life.... for another decade, if possible.

I am using a Lenovo Legion laptop, Windows 10 64bits, Chrome (sorry, Firefox, but I am too old to switch now), and Thunderbird whatever the latest version is. I truly love Thunderbird, but I cannot figure out what settings to use to accomplish the system above.

This Texas granny would be forever grateful if any brainy people out there could dumb-down some steps for me to accomplish the above... and if you have screenshots, I will sing your praises from now until eternity!

Donna in Texas

Asked by guidrydesktop 1 inyanga edlule

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Is there a way to increase the font size in the message list pane and folder list with MacOS?

The Folder pane and message list are showing up as about 6 point on my 27 inch Apple screen and very hard to read. I know there is a font adjuster add-on for Firefox Ma… (funda kabanzi)

The Folder pane and message list are showing up as about 6 point on my 27 inch Apple screen and very hard to read. I know there is a font adjuster add-on for Firefox Mac users, but is there the same for Thunderbird? (Before I go blind!)

Asked by skyreburn 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by Zenos 2 iminyaka edlule

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Tbird says its up-to-date but keeps asking me to update?

I use Windows 10 Pro and Tbird ver. 68.1.0 (64-bit). Help> About Tbird says I'm up to date yet every morning I get a small window that asks me if I would like to up… (funda kabanzi)

I use Windows 10 Pro and Tbird ver. 68.1.0 (64-bit). Help> About Tbird says I'm up to date yet every morning I get a small window that asks me if I would like to update Tbird. Why is this if I'm up-to-date? Second, I tried the update and the update opened as a new install w/o incorporating anything such as my existing sent messages, trash, contacts and most importantly my local folders. How best to handle this if in fact it really is a update?

Thanks.

Asked by TheBaron 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by christ1 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Using Apple email IMAP server. Error: Invalid UID fetch attribute XSENDER

Thunderbird has stopped fetching new messages, giving this message. The current operation on 'Inbox' did not succeed. The mail server for account ... responded Invalid UI… (funda kabanzi)

Thunderbird has stopped fetching new messages, giving this message.

The current operation on 'Inbox' did not succeed. The mail server for account ... responded Invalid UID fetch attribute XSENDER

I'm running release 52.2.1 on Windows 7.

Only the most recent messages give this error. Previously fetched messages display properly.

There has been no change to the account settings. Whatever happened seems to have happened at between 9 PM yesterday and 4 AM today. Subsequent messages are listed, but don't open, giving this message.

Asked by Dickr 3 iminyaka edlule

Answered by Dickr 3 iminyaka edlule

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Thunderbird does not accept my verizon-yahoo password

My password is valid because I can access my email via the verizon-yahoo web. However, TB suddenly stopped accepting the password. I get the following error message: Se… (funda kabanzi)

My password is valid because I can access my email via the verizon-yahoo web. However, TB suddenly stopped accepting the password. I get the following error message:

Sending of password for user jsaklas@verizon.net did not succeed. Mail server incoming.yahoo.verizon.net responded: Server error - Please try again later. OS: Windows10 Server is : POP Mail Server: incoming.yahoo.verizon.net Conn.Sec: SSL/TLS Auth meth: Normal password

There are NO saved passwords in the Saved Logins window in the Options - Security page.

Asked by jsaklas 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by sluchuck 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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I closed two toolbars where I compose letters and can't get them back, so I can't send the letter out.

The toolbars I closed are: - The menu bar, which includes the following buttons: file, edit, view, insert, format, option,s tools, help. - The composition bar which inclu… (funda kabanzi)

The toolbars I closed are:

- The menu bar, which includes the following buttons: file, edit, view, insert, format, option,s tools, help.

- The composition bar which includes the following buttons: send, spelling, attach, print, etc.

The toolbar where I choose font, size of font, italics, underlining, etc. remains and works.

Since I have no "send" button, there is no way to mail email from my desktop.

Thanks for any help or counsel.

Jim User name: MartinInKy

Asked by martininky 3 iminyaka edlule

Answered by Matt 3 iminyaka edlule

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Thunderbird crashing after W10 April update

Hello everyone. I have been getting recurring and seemingly random crashes since I update Windows 10 to the latest version, 1803. I have tried running Thunderbird in reco… (funda kabanzi)

Hello everyone. I have been getting recurring and seemingly random crashes since I update Windows 10 to the latest version, 1803.

I have tried running Thunderbird in recovery mode and it doesn't crash. Trouble is, I disabled every single plugin and extension and still I get the crashes if I run in normal mode.

So there must be some difference between normal and recovery mode which starts the crashes, but I have no idea what it may be.

The installed version is the latest version. I tried with an older version, 44-something, and still there are crashes.

Asked by Cooperdoop 2 iminyaka edlule

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New draft copy created on each save (POP3) [repost]

Hello! I'm writing this post because my previous post after a long time is still unsolved: please see at https://support.mozilla.org/it/questions/1246436. As described: … (funda kabanzi)

Hello! I'm writing this post because my previous post after a long time is still unsolved: please see at https://support.mozilla.org/it/questions/1246436.

As described:

  • Each time I save/close a draft message, a new updated copy of the message is created in the local Draft folder, but the old one isn't deleted.
  • AutoSave do the same

Steps done:

  • removed all IMAP accounts.
  • verified that draft settings point correctly into "Other" Global Account Draft folder.
  • restarted TB in safe mode and tested again.
  • repaired the Draft folder with right click > repair
  • tried to rebuild Draft folder.

Regarding last step done, I tried to rebuild Draft folder from the Local Folders. This didn't work because if I:

  • first close TB,
  • remove Draft and Draft.MSF files and
  • restart TB,

TB itself does NOT recreate the Draft folder as expected; and each time I save a draft I receive an error asking to use a new local-draft folder because Draft folder is having an issue.

Please also note I already read this KB/thread:

without any success. :(

Regarding the last question (#1282944) I didn't find any Drafts and Drafts.msf files into 'Mail' folder - 'pop mail account name folder'.

Thank you so much helping me to solve this very annoying problem I'm experiencing since years! ilNebbioso

Asked by ilNebbioso 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 inyanga edlule

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38.2 hangs frequently using Windows 10. SOLVED in version 38.3.0 (likely bug 1196662)

38.2 frequently (daily) hangs. The only button that works is the X to close the app. I have to restart it each time it hangs. I've restarted in safe mode and disabled al… (funda kabanzi)

38.2 frequently (daily) hangs. The only button that works is the X to close the app. I have to restart it each time it hangs. I've restarted in safe mode and disabled all add ons. Still hangs

Asked by jfiegel 5 iminyaka edlule

Answered by christ1 5 iminyaka edlule

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All Thunderbird versions in 45 series repeatedly crash under Windows 10 especially on the delete function (comast account)

After recently upgrading to Windows 10, Thunderbird frequently crashes especially upon deletions but also on other functions like move to other folders. I've had the sam… (funda kabanzi)

After recently upgrading to Windows 10, Thunderbird frequently crashes especially upon deletions but also on other functions like move to other folders. I've had the same crashing problem with all of the Thunderbird versions in the 45 series. While I hope Mozilla will be able to release an update that will fix this crashing problem. In the meantime, I hope you can recommend an earlier Thunderbird version that I can download and install that will not keep crashing under Windows 10.

Asked by Mort Ganeles 4 iminyaka edlule

Answered by Wayne Mery 3 iminyaka edlule

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Size of Thunderbird (text, mail, icons...) has become extremely small.

Today I migrated from an older mac to a brand new one (Mojave 10.14). When I opened Thunderbird (60.8, latest update checked), the display (fonts, icons, mails... everyt… (funda kabanzi)

Today I migrated from an older mac to a brand new one (Mojave 10.14). When I opened Thunderbird (60.8, latest update checked), the display (fonts, icons, mails... everything) had become so small it was almost impossible to read.

Zoom in/out didn't change a thing. The tiny size remained tiny.

Zooming in only worked on the add-on/plug-in page but not on the mails or on the display itself.

The "zoom" add-on won't work on mac. It was disabled many years ago.

Asked by paret.buzenol 1 unyaka odlule

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Thunderbird will not open! SOLVED had to clear cache, and other files. And disable addons

Using windows 10. Thunderbird and Firefox both operating fine. Allowed a Windows update and neither would open. Both gave a message to close since another instance was cu… (funda kabanzi)

Using windows 10. Thunderbird and Firefox both operating fine. Allowed a Windows update and neither would open. Both gave a message to close since another instance was currently running. Clearing error message made no difference nor would restart of OS. Restoring system to point when they did open made no difference. Corrected problem with Firefox by changing profile. Thunderbird still showing error message. Windows auto update happened and then Thunderbird no longer showed any sign of opening although Firefox continued to work fine. Installing Thunderbird Beta update made no difference. Uninstalled Thunderbird and reinstalled with no progress. Cleaned registry and ran anti malware utility without any positive results. Have tried Thunderbird P and other suggestions. Nothing helps!

Asked by techie43 4 iminyaka edlule

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Using Thunderbird 68.2 I get repeated login requests to use Google accounts

Occasionally with Thunderbird updates I'll need to reenter my Google account credentials to allow Thunderbird to access my Google email and calendar accounts (usually I n… (funda kabanzi)

Occasionally with Thunderbird updates I'll need to reenter my Google account credentials to allow Thunderbird to access my Google email and calendar accounts (usually I need to do this for email and calendar separately). With the latest version (68.2) I had to remove the old Lightning and Provider for Google Calendar extensions and reinstalled them. Now each time I start Thunderbird I repeatedly get prompted to enter my Google credentials. I logged into my Google account and removed the previous permissions for Thunderbird and Provider for Google Calendar to access the account, but it does not appear to be reestablishing the authorization.

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messages are deleted from server even though I have "Leave messages on server" selected.

I am using Thunderbird 24.4.0 to download my mail using POP3. My messages are being deleted on the server when I delete it in Thunderbird. I have Thunderbird set to "leav… (funda kabanzi)

I am using Thunderbird 24.4.0 to download my mail using POP3. My messages are being deleted on the server when I delete it in Thunderbird. I have Thunderbird set to "leave message on server" and I have checked "until I delete them" This has worked for several years without any problems. something has changed in the last week or two that I cannot figure out. Can you help me. Thank You, Jerry Laufer

 Application Basics
   Name: Thunderbird
   Version: 24.4.0
   User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/24.4.0
   Profile Folder: Show Folder
             (Local drive)
   Application Build ID: 20140316131045
   Enabled Plugins: about:plugins
   Build Configuration: about:buildconfig
   Crash Reports: about:crashes
   Memory Use: about:memory
 Mail and News Accounts
   account1:
     INCOMING: account1, , (none) Local Folders, plain, passwordCleartext
   account2:
     INCOMING: account2, , (pop3) pop3.postoffice.net:110, plain, passwordCleartext
     OUTGOING: smtp.postoffice.net:2525, plain, passwordCleartext, true
   account3:
     INCOMING: account3, , (pop3) transparentvideo.net:110, plain, passwordCleartext
     OUTGOING: smtp.postoffice.net:2525, plain, passwordCleartext, true
   account11:
     INCOMING: account11, , (pop3) pop.cox.net:110, plain, passwordCleartext
     OUTGOING: smtp.postoffice.net:2525, plain, passwordCleartext, true
   account12:
     INCOMING: account12, , (pop3) pop.cox.net:110, plain, passwordCleartext
     OUTGOING: smtp.postoffice.net:2525, plain, passwordCleartext, true
 Extensions
   Forward, 0.18, true, forward@mozdev.org

Asked by jerrylaufer 6 iminyaka edlule

Answered by jscher2000 6 iminyaka edlule

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Can I get Tbird to save only the most recent draft?

I press Ctrl+S every time I lean back to think. I press it a lot, to keep from losing work. But every time I do, I have yet another copy of the message in my drafts folde… (funda kabanzi)

I press Ctrl+S every time I lean back to think. I press it a lot, to keep from losing work.

But every time I do, I have yet another copy of the message in my drafts folder. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, if they get cleaned up when I send the message. But they don't. So:

  1. . Can Tbird be set to automatically delete drafts of sent messages?
  2. . Is there a setting that tells it save only the most recent draft?
  3. . Or maybe a setting that tells it how many drafts to save (say, 3)

Asked by EricArmstrong 4 iminyaka edlule

Answered by Matt 4 iminyaka edlule

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My new emails are going straight to bin, and not inbox.

I have just configured Thunderbird. When a new email comes in, it is going straight into my Bin, and not 'hitting' the Inbox. I can't see any configuration about wher… (funda kabanzi)

I have just configured Thunderbird. When a new email comes in, it is going straight into my Bin, and not 'hitting' the Inbox. I can't see any configuration about where to put new email. Can anyone help, please?

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Last reply by Wayne Mery 3 iminyaka edlule