My columns keep changing order

Each of my email account has their own order for the columns in Inbox, Draft, Sent .... e.g. "Sender / Subject/ Date/ Size .... Now when I go from one folder to another… (funda kabanzi)

Each of my email account has their own order for the columns in Inbox, Draft, Sent .... e.g. "Sender / Subject/ Date/ Size .... Now when I go from one folder to another, say from Sent to Junk the order and the actual columns change back to some other order e.g.. Thread/Star/Subject/Read/Date/ they are not permanent. I tried Safe Mode but my newly sorted columns still switch back to another (random?) order.

Asked by harald22 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by harald22 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Migrating from Windows 7 to Linux Mint

Hi I am migrating a Windows 7 PC to Linux Mint. Originally the PC had Seamonkey, and reading about the migration I decided it is best to switch to Thunderbird. Migration … (funda kabanzi)

Hi

I am migrating a Windows 7 PC to Linux Mint.

Originally the PC had Seamonkey, and reading about the migration I decided it is best to switch to Thunderbird. Migration from Seamonkey to Thunderbird worked fine on Windows 7.

I followed the instructions to migrate from Windows 7 to Linux on this thread https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1277613 but it does not appear to work.

I have done the following: 1. I renamed all files and folders under .thunderbird folder in Linux with -old so that I can recover them in case they are needed 2. Copied all files and folders including the ini files from Thunderbird profile in Windows to .thunderbird in Linux Mint 3. Copied all files from Profile folder into .thunderbird folder so profile folder is empty 4. I removed pkcs11.txt from the profile folder 5. Started Thunderbird in Linux

However, what I get is a message "Need to create a new profile because this is an older version", and it creates a new profile but it is all empty. No accounts (I have 5 accounts), no emails, or passwords!

I have checked and both Windows and Linux Thunderbird installations are the latest available versions. Windows (78.7.1 - 32-bit) and Linux (68.10.0 64-bit). I know I have not converted 32-bit to 64-bit, but I am unsure if that is the cause and if it is, how to carry out the conversion (and on which machine).

Asked by AZL 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by AZL 23 imizuzu edlule

Thunderbird regulary deleting all inbox in imap account

I tried change setting and it it did not help. After the update, it was ok, but now after last update I have the same problem. Thunderbird sometimes delete all inbox in i… (funda kabanzi)

I tried change setting and it it did not help. After the update, it was ok, but now after last update I have the same problem. Thunderbird sometimes delete all inbox in imap account (imap.wp.pl  ; ~5400 emails on account) and download everythink again. How to repair that?

Thanks for answer.

Asked by mateon9 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by mateon9 1 usuku oludlule

Myriad of Problems (since last update?)

Thunderbird has become dysfunctional, I think since the last update. I’ve been using Thunderbird for many years, with an Earthlink account, set to POP3 server. Currently,… (funda kabanzi)

Thunderbird has become dysfunctional, I think since the last update. I’ve been using Thunderbird for many years, with an Earthlink account, set to POP3 server. Currently, I am using it on my iMac with Mojave 10.14.6. The first symptom that I encountered was being unable to Send emails. Then, I discovered that I couldn’t download emails. Later, to my surprise, it downloaded the latest emails from Earthlink, but all of that email was still on the Earthlink server.

I changed the Earthlink password because I was afraid it was defaulting to IMAP, which I don’t want. But I haven't been able to enter the new password in Thunderbird. I can hardly do anything without getting the spinning ball, and the application freezing. I have to Force Quit to try again, but the same thing happens. Furthermore, I have discovered that the Earthlink account is duplicated under Account Settings. I have absolutely no clue how that happened!

Loading the program and selecting About Thunderbird brings up nothing, so I can’t tell you the version I am using. The Earthlink account is not my only account in Thunderbird. If I have to reinstall the application, would I have to set up all of those accounts all over again?

I have archived emails going back to 1998, when I used Netscape. Most under Local, but some in the Earthlink account that I was using for downloading emails. Yes, my Thunderbird library (libraries?) is/are backed up. But I’m afraid to delete things from within Thunderbird.

Asked by NY2LA 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by NY2LA 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Migrating from old Mac to new PC

I just migrated my old Thunderbird 3.1 on an old Mac to Windows 10. Everything is good, but I can't find how to see my old Local Folders. I have years of business project… (funda kabanzi)

I just migrated my old Thunderbird 3.1 on an old Mac to Windows 10. Everything is good, but I can't find how to see my old Local Folders. I have years of business projects sorted on these folders. I've copied them to my new Profile (Mail>Local Folders) but I still don't see them. How do I get them to appear on my new Windows version?

Asked by Charles Syrett 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Charles Syrett 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Lightning calender reminders problem

I regret very much that the lightning calender can't be trusted any more, even since several months. is there a chance that this will be fixed? I trusted the reminders. … (funda kabanzi)

I regret very much that the lightning calender can't be trusted any more, even since several months. is there a chance that this will be fixed? I trusted the reminders. Best regards Konrad

Asked by k-buchheit 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by k-buchheit 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

I have 4 gmail e-dresses. Is there a way I can leave gmail & get them on Thunderbird/Charter.net

Well let me begin by saying I 'LOVE MOZILLA AND THUNDERBIRD!'! Next I need help. I am not the brightest star in the computer sky. A kind phrase would be "Computer Chal… (funda kabanzi)

Well let me begin by saying I 'LOVE MOZILLA AND THUNDERBIRD!'! Next I need help. I am not the brightest star in the computer sky. A kind phrase would be "Computer Challenged Olde Pharte". I want to escape Snoopy g-mail/Google & all the others including Facebook. But I have FOUR gmail addresses 1. church groups & the like; 2. E-pals Jokes & Stories; 3. JUnk Mail - all the stores that want your e-dress; & 4. e-Bay. I have Charter.net as my ISP. So they are where I get my T-bird emails. HOW can I or CAN I??? Get rid of gmail (I use Duck Duck Go for search engine) ??? Bless you all for what you do Being altruistic in this day & age is NOT easy!

More Explanation: My internet is provided by Charter/Spectrum. When I look at Thunderbird, it is on my charter email address. I have 4 gmail email addresses & 1 gmail Facebook address. Is there some way I can get e-mail accounts without having to use gmail, or hotmail, or the other big boyz? I guess I am okay with having to pay my widow's mite to an email provider who does not use all my communications to sell & otherwise profit from them. But how do I do that if it is possible? Thanks again good Firefox friends. Kathy Hall

Asked by Kattitude 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Kattitude 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

How to have messages marked as read only when fully opening it, even when the preview pane is set to be visible.

If I allow the preview pane to exist, then new messages will be marked as read even if I just have it highlighted. The settings will only allow me to set it so that messa… (funda kabanzi)

If I allow the preview pane to exist, then new messages will be marked as read even if I just have it highlighted. The settings will only allow me to set it so that messages won't be automatically marked as read, or that they will be after a set amount of seconds. This applies even if I don't fully open the message. Is there a way to have the message be marked as read only if I fully open it, while still having it set so that the preview pane visible?

Asked by 22ragtag 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by 22ragtag 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

STILL NEED HELP: TB for Mac reverts to old version on startup and hangs (see last replies)?

bold textWhen I finally installed the most recent Thunderbird update, to 78.7.0, it crashed and I lost everything, including specialized mail folders and settings. Is it… (funda kabanzi)

bold textWhen I finally installed the most recent Thunderbird update, to 78.7.0, it crashed and I lost everything, including specialized mail folders and settings.

Is it possible to go back to a date just before that crash, to retrieve and reinstall those folders and settings/prefs via Time Machine on my Mac desktop? It's certainly not the easiest way to do this, but I don't know how else to get all of that back.

Thank you!

Asked by Mickey 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by Mickey 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Sometimes my responses to emails are not received by sender.

Sometimes when I respond to an incoming email the sender does not receive my reply. I also tested cc'ing myself (to another Gmail email account I own), and the email was … (funda kabanzi)

Sometimes when I respond to an incoming email the sender does not receive my reply. I also tested cc'ing myself (to another Gmail email account I own), and the email was not delivered to that email address either.

However, if I create a BRAND NEW email entirely (from scratch) with EXACTLY the same subject line and body as the original (I copy and paste from the original email to the new one to ensure its exactly the same) and send that to the SAME person who sent it to me, they receive it every time.

I don't understand the following:

(1) Why sometimes when I respond to an email the sender does receive it, while other times not... Appears to be completely random.

(2) Why the brand new email I create with exactly the same subject line and body works every time when responding to the same sender.

Has anyone else experienced this?

Any assistance will be appreciated.

Thank You.

Asked by simon95 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by simon95 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

How To Access Hangouts/GTalk/GoogleTalk CHAT web-service inside Thunderbird TAB

How To Access Hangouts / GTalk / GoogleTalk CHAT web-service inside Thunderbird TAB: Details here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/63255601/3553808 (please upvote my Q+A b… (funda kabanzi)

How To Access Hangouts / GTalk / GoogleTalk CHAT web-service inside Thunderbird TAB:

Details here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/63255601/3553808 (please upvote my Q+A both there if its useful/helpful)

BRIEF SUMMARY:

TB = Thunderbird.

Tested + worked on Thunderbird : v68.12.1 , v78.7.1 (and one step earlier TB).

• Load "BrowseInTab" TB addon : TB > Tools > Addons > in "Find More Extensions" box, type: BrowseInTab click on [ + Add To Thunderbird ] button > "Add" > restart TB. • Also load "Open Tab" TB addon : TB > Tools > Addons > in "Find More Extensions" box, type: Open Tab click on [ + Add To Thunderbird ] button > "Add" > restart TB.


• Also load an Advertisement & Harmful Code/Script Blocking type of addon that can work inside TB , or else Harmful/abusive website codes will begin to abuse your computer, & increase electrical power consumption, & overheat/warm your computer, & abuse thunderbird, & waste your internet data limits, steal DATA ( theft of Privacy), etc, etc, etc: LOAD the "uBlock Origin" addon for Firefox, inside the Thunderbird . (as of this moment, it works). How to do that, is outlined in detail, inside the linked page's SOLUTION # 1 : https://stackoverflow.com/a/63286125/3553808 (please upvote my Q+A both there if its helpful/useful)


• now send a HTML-formatted email (not plain-text Email) , into any one of the email-address (or email account) that is already setup in your Thunderbird, in that email you must send an URL LINK, this link: https://www.hangouts.google.com/ . You can also type the full URL manually in a new email (before sending), then select that full URL text & press Ctrl+C (or Cmd+C) to copy into buffer memory > TB main menu > Insert > Link > paste the copied link by pressing Ctrl+V (or Cmd+V) > Ok . Send to yourself or into another email-address that is inside the same TB.


• Inside TB if you select option to allow all Cookie ( a tracking file with tracking codes ) , then TB begins to store all types of Cookies : Unnecessary & unsafe & tracking & monitoring & advertisements, etc related ALL TYPE OF COOKIES/codes ... • So such is not a safe, not secured, not Privacy-Right respecting practice, & not-recommended. • Some users lack knowledge on how to increase security/privacy , and Some (lazy+ignorant) users prefer convenience over extra steps which will be necessary to take, to increase security/privacy. • Your dog learns or you have to TRAIN it , when it need to bark, and when it does not need to bark, when outsider or unwanted comes close ... similarly you have to train your TB on what to stop & what to allow. • Goto TB (Thunderbird) "Preferences" (or "Options"/Settings ) > then find/goto "Privacy" > goto "Web Content" section. Thunderbird - Preferences - Privacy - Web Content - Exceptions: • it should by-default have the option "Accept Cookies From Sites" unselected , for now keep it like that, ( if not-unseleted , then unselect it ) > then, in that same row , in right side, there is a button [ Exceptions ] , click on that > a new window will popup/appear : type-in (or copy from here) each of below web-address (URL) into the "Address of Website" textbox, & then press [ Add ]/[ Allow ] button :

  • The "Hangouts" web-service:
    https://hangouts.google.com/
    https://accounts.google.com/
    https://myaccount.google.com/
    https://ogs.google.com/
    https://clients6.google.com/
    https://clients4.google.com/
    https://chat-pa.clients6.google.com/
    https://chat-pa.clients4.google.com/
    https://people-pa.clients6.google.com/
    https://people-pa.clients4.google.com/
    https://signaler-pa.clients6.google.com/
    https://signaler-pa.clients4.google.com/
    https://ssl.gstatic.com/
    https://www.gstatic.com/
    https://apis.google.com/
    https://aa.google.com/
    https://0.client-channel.google.com/ (You will have to add multiple of these servers, by changing "0" into other numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ... etc, Add upto atleast 30 . Which exact one will be used, depends on which one is free & randomly selected by google to serve your connection)

After all URLs are added/allowed/entered , then press [ Save Changes ].


• goto the received email which has the link https://hangouts.google.com/ in Thunderbird (TB) > right-click on that LINK > you will see an new option "Open Link in New Tab" , use/select that , a new web-browser TAB will open up inside the TB=Thunderbird.


• Login/signin to Hangouts website : Enter your GMail email-address > "Next" button > enter gmail google account's main password , and wait few seconds , then you can use it for CHAT. This process uses full standard encryption/secured protocols for all parts of communication , so its more safer.


• Google's "Hangouts" site/web-service allows to do VoIP (voice over internet protocols) chat , VoIP to Direct Dial (into mobile/landline phone) chat , Video chat over Internet , Text (over internet) chat , SMS text chat , etc . ( it mixes/combines various services ). Google will stop VoIP to Direct Dial chat , SMS text chat , etc services/options in "Hangouts" website/web-service , And move some of those services/features into their "Voice" website/web-service . The "Voice" site will have almost all features of earlier "Hangouts" site : SMS text chat , Text (over internet) chat , VoIP chat , VoIP to Direct Dial chat , etc. The "Hangouts" based Text CHAT/chatting (over internet) functionality will keep on working in "Hangouts" website/web-service. Their "Meet" site/service will provide Video Meeting (Video over internet), etc web-services. Long time ago Google moved GTalk (aka: google-talk , google-chat (not gsuite), etc) web-service(s) into their "Hangouts" website/service.


• TB itself has a builtin purple library & wrappers, etc for it , which uses XMPP/Jabber protocols to connect with GTalk text chat network service. That/those has/have bugs (and very old) , & does not use full standard security measures in all areas of communication , see here/below few bug reports : So avoid that builtin option inside the TB , and use the option i have shown above, which uses full standard TLS/SSL security (from user's TB to google servers). • https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1258255https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1092701https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1122567https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=955019https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/known-vulnerabilities/thunderbird/https://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerability-list.php?vendor_id=452&product_id=3678&page=1&cvssscoremin=7&order=1&trc=921https://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerability-list.php?vendor_id=452&product_id=22102&page=1&cvssscoremin=7&order=1&trc=216

TB's builtin GTalk option using old components, and does not use newer App-Password (or OAuth2) or newer full standard+safer TLS/SSL communication , so user have to use google account main password with old components in TB , and that is not good.


TB is a communication suite type of software , it needs to have more & more INSTANT communication features , by using standard security protocol based solutions. Users worldwide using more & more instant messaging/communications.


More you use TB , & contribute to TB development , more functions & features will be integrated with more/higher security , when you/user will keep on requesting them.

Asked by atErik 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by atErik 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Thunderbird profile

Hi, I copied my account folder from an old computer. Not the whole Thunderbird folder, but only the one I will need (I had a few more profile folders). I put the folder … (funda kabanzi)

Hi, I copied my account folder from an old computer. Not the whole Thunderbird folder, but only the one I will need (I had a few more profile folders). I put the folder in AppData \ Roaming \ Thunderbird \ Profiles on the new computer (after I turned off the Thunderbird). I also changed the path in profile.ini (Profiles / mail.maxcredit.bg). However, when starting the thunderbird, a screen for creating a new profile appears - it does not detect that I have an account. What can I do about it?

Asked by plamen.dimitrov 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Thunderbird 78 exchange 2013 account, cannot send email

We have exchange 2013 . And problem with one domain account. We can not send emails via Thunderbird 78. But we can send emails via weboutlook or microsoft outlook so… (funda kabanzi)

We have exchange 2013 . And problem with one domain account. We can not send emails via Thunderbird 78. But we can send emails via weboutlook or microsoft outlook softoware. All other acconts send emails correctly. I checked all moments in parameters It seems smtp and imap options.

Asked by kudan1 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by kudan1 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Problem trying to open Thunderbird window id="messengerWindow"

When trying to open windows after a reboot I get the following message <window id="messengerWindow" ^ This is in a grey window, jpg attached. </p>Any suggestions… (funda kabanzi)

When trying to open windows after a reboot I get the following message

<window id="messengerWindow" ^ This is in a grey window, jpg attached. </p>

Any suggestions appreciated.

Asked by IanH 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by IanH 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Lost local mail folders after migration to another mail exchange

Hi friends, I have been using Thunderbird client for my company emails. Recently, I have upgraded the client to the latest version 78.7.1 (32-bit) and my company also mi… (funda kabanzi)

Hi friends,

I have been using Thunderbird client for my company emails. Recently, I have upgraded the client to the latest version 78.7.1 (32-bit) and my company also migrated their mail servers to O365. I stored all my old emails in a local folder (D:\Mails). I gather there should be 3 files with the same name; one with .sbd, 2nd with .msf and 3rd with no extension (may be mbox).

After the above 2 upgrades/migrations, I can't find any of my old emails on the client and the local folder location still points to D:\Mails. When I go to D:\Mails, I don't see any files without the extension (mbox files) but can see .sbd and .msf files.

Please advise if there is a way to get my emails back. Thanks much in advance !!

Regards, Nitesh

Asked by nitesh260 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by nitesh260 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

old emails deleted from Trash despite the retention policy being set to 'Don't delete any messages'

Old emails are keep disappearing from the Trash folder and the Archives as well. Inbox is fine. In the Synchronization and Storage section it is set to not delete any mes… (funda kabanzi)

Old emails are keep disappearing from the Trash folder and the Archives as well. Inbox is fine. In the Synchronization and Storage section it is set to not delete any messages and same is true for the retention policy. Even tried the retention policy 'always keep starred messages and the starred messages disappeared from Trash as well... I already tried repairing the folders, didn't help.

Do you have any idea for recovering these or at least preventing them from deletion?

Thank you in advance.

Asked by Zs 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Zs 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Address Books- I can't see or access them

Hi, I'm on a Mac, OS 10.15.7, using Thunderbird 78.7.1 (64-bit). Recently my Address Books disappeared from view. I can only see a list of all contacts in all address boo… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, I'm on a Mac, OS 10.15.7, using Thunderbird 78.7.1 (64-bit). Recently my Address Books disappeared from view. I can only see a list of all contacts in all address books. I cannot find a setting that allows me to see the 10 individual address books that I've set up over the years. If I ask to create a 'new' address book, I can see a listing of my other address books by I cannot access them. Can anyone help?

Asked by bkgondor 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Reply to all as BCC

When I reply to "all" I would like to address it just to the person who sent it to me, but include all of the people he sent it to, without revealing all of the names and… (funda kabanzi)

When I reply to "all" I would like to address it just to the person who sent it to me, but include all of the people he sent it to, without revealing all of the names and email address which came with the email to me. I don't want to repeat the "netiquette" breach the sender committed. Is there any way to BCC the other recipients? Is there a "BCC reply all" mode? Thanks.

Asked by John Clarke 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by John Clarke 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule