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Migrating Thunderbird from Old to New Computer

How does one transfer the old Thunderbird Profile files from one computer to another? This appears to be a common question on the Internet and here on the Support forum.… (funda kabanzi)

How does one transfer the old Thunderbird Profile files from one computer to another? This appears to be a common question on the Internet and here on the Support forum.

I've seen, read and followed the help article but have been unsuccessful after weeks of trying.

I have Thunderbird Ver. 76.11.0 on the target computer and the same version on the source computer.

I have followed the steps outlined very carefully. I'm using an NTSF formatted thumb drive with ample capacity to copy the profile files from the source computer. (I discovered by a very circuitous route that the NTSF formatting is necessary. The 'how to' article should be updated to include a note about this.) I was able to copy the entire Profiles folder successfully from this path: C://users/<username>/AppData/Roaming/Thunderbird/Profiles. I have confirmed that the same files and folders from the source machine are on the thumb drive.

I have tried copying the entire Profiles folder over the existing Profiles folder on the target machine, with Thunderbird closed, without success. When I restart Thunderbird on the target machine there are no addresses from my address books and no email history.

I have tried copying just the folders contained within the Profiles folder over the equivalent folders on the target machine - again with Thunderbird closed - with the same result when I restart Thunderbird on the target machine.

Either I am doing something wrong or the instructions in the how-to are wrong. If the process is literally to copy the data from the source machine to the target machine, am I copying the correct files and folders? If not, what should I be copying? If I'm copying the right files and folders, where should they be placed on the target machine. The instructions do not include a complete pathname for the target machine but they do include instructions to copy with Thunderbird closed.

Help will be greatly appreciated and gratefully received.

Asked by rabbit 1 usuku oludlule

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Frontier/Ziply email sending error -- message "exceeds a temporary size limit"

I am periodically getting "Alert" when trying to send emails. Sometimes sending works, then later doesn't work. Receiving always works okay. Only sending text message, no… (funda kabanzi)

I am periodically getting "Alert" when trying to send emails. Sometimes sending works, then later doesn't work. Receiving always works okay. Only sending text message, no attachments, only to one recipient.

The Alert says: The size of the message you are trying to send exceeds a temporary size limit of the server. The message was not sent; try to reduce the message size or wait some time and try again. The server responded: 4.7.1 <unknown[my.ip.address]>: Client host rejected: my.ip.address exceeded hourly recipients threshold.

Seems to me that the error has to be at the server end. I have the same issue on three different computers with different operating systems, and frequently different updates of Thunderbird. When email is working on one system it is working on all; when down on one it's down on all.

We are currently Ziply customers since they took over Frontier. But Ziply says it's not their problem since it's a Frontier.com email address; Frontier says it's not their problem since our account is with Ziply.

The final conclusion from a pleasant (but possibly clueless) Frontier rep was that the problem is with Thunderbird; the main reason being that sending of email always seems to work via web interface.

Any insights appreciated. Thank you.

Asked by allen-swan 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by allen-swan 1 ihora elidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

sending email via thunderbird

Have written email message via thunderbird. Somehow, the SEND box is now greyed out and the message is not sent. No action knowingly by me preceded this condition. Thank … (funda kabanzi)

Have written email message via thunderbird. Somehow, the SEND box is now greyed out and the message is not sent. No action knowingly by me preceded this condition. Thank you.

Asked by bruceg921 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by christ1 1 usuku oludlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

I don't have a Thunderbird Profile folder?

First of all, I am using KDE Neon and my version of Thunderbird is 78.11.0 I was looking to read my emails through pythons mailbox library and the mbox file that I've rea… (funda kabanzi)

First of all, I am using KDE Neon and my version of Thunderbird is 78.11.0

I was looking to read my emails through pythons mailbox library and the mbox file that I've read is in `~/.thunderbird/<Profile-Name>/*.mbox` but inside of my thunderbird directory is `'Crash Reports'/ ho4bladv.default/ 'Pending Pings'/ ebcc78zm.default-release/ installs.ini profiles.ini`.

I thought it might be in the ebcc... folder but I can't find an mbox folder in there either. There is an IMAP folder which seems to have my work account and personal account but there aren't mbox folders in there either. Am I doing something wrong here?

Asked by ragreenburg 1 usuku oludlule

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How can I get the spell check to suggest words I have added to the dictionary ?

I have added many words to my Thunderbird dictionary - a lot of which are hard work to type right - that's part of why I added them. But Thunderbird NEVER offers those op… (funda kabanzi)

I have added many words to my Thunderbird dictionary - a lot of which are hard work to type right - that's part of why I added them. But Thunderbird NEVER offers those options when I misspell something. Type civid by mistake, for instance and although covid has been added to the dictionary it only offers vivid, civil, livid, civic and viscid. How can I make it include the words in my custom dictionary in its suggestions ?

Asked by fuzzbucket 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by fuzzbucket 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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forwarding in TB

I use to be able to automatically forward incoming emails from one of my TB accounts to the other, I can no longer find that option - is there one or a workaround? thank … (funda kabanzi)

I use to be able to automatically forward incoming emails from one of my TB accounts to the other, I can no longer find that option - is there one or a workaround? thank you, M

Asked by missmissie6 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by Toad-Hall 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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Line spacing in message pane is too big

I would like to reduce the line-height in the message pane no ... not the message tree list ... nor the folder tree list but the message itself I have searched thru' all … (funda kabanzi)

I would like to reduce the line-height in the message pane no ... not the message tree list ... nor the folder tree list but the message itself I have searched thru' all the previous question/answers this question has arisen before but NOT been answered I am using ThunderBird v89.0.1 (64 bit) on m$.win10 I have already created a profile folder called 'chrome' I have already created a file in the 'chrome' folder called 'userChrome.css' the file 'userChrome.css' is empty (0 bytes) because I don't know the secret codes to use for this purpose and I cannot find ANY reference on your website I have included a screen-shot to help visually describe what I would like rendered in three different web-browsers: m$.edge, Brave & Firefox as well as the markup used to produce it

Asked by -c- 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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Automatically set sender identity based on receiver domain

Hi. Background: I have several identities. One is for my university, and I sometimes have to write mails to some people there. My default mail address is my private one, … (funda kabanzi)

Hi.

Background: I have several identities. One is for my university, and I sometimes have to write mails to some people there. My default mail address is my private one, and I have forgotten to change this on multiple occasions now, sending people in my university mails from my private account.

Question: Is it possible to change the default sender identity based on what domain I enter in the To box?

Regards, Poolitzer.

Asked by Poolitzer 1 isonto elidlule

Answered by День сумо 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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I can no longer send email from my Thunderbird POP gmail account.

I can no longer send email from my Thunderbird POP gmail account. I can receive but not send. When I try to send, Thunderbird immediately gives me an alert reading "An … (funda kabanzi)

I can no longer send email from my Thunderbird POP gmail account. I can receive but not send. When I try to send, Thunderbird immediately gives me an alert reading "An error occurred while sending mail: The mail server sent an incorrect greeting: +OK Gpop ready for requests from [my ip address] k16mb102005795ool." (The numbers following my ip address are always different.) I am using Windows 10. I have been using Thunderbird for many, many years and have never had a problem. I have several other email addresses on Thunderbird but they are all IMAP - and they all continue to work just fine.

Thank you most sincerely in advance for your help.

Asked by Will-o 1 isonto elidlule

Answered by Toad-Hall 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

TB 78.10.2 has deleted almost everything

TB sent regular update invitation for TB 78.10.2 but it installed rather than updated and even generated a pop-up telling me the "old profile has been deleted". Result w… (funda kabanzi)

TB sent regular update invitation for TB 78.10.2 but it installed rather than updated and even generated a pop-up telling me the "old profile has been deleted". Result was I lost records of sales and over 300 emails from visitors containing update info relating to photos.

The annoying thing is when I look at the profile I can see all the old emails using notebook but cannot access them in email format.

How can I get these emails to display?

Also, same problem as lots of others. Unable to distinguish between folders with new email and folders with unread email. The Dark Blue/Black problem. I am using white background with black outlines and need to be able to change text colours to something more eye catching.

I had this problem previously and the advice given on changes to the CSS did the trick but can longer access the email.

Would welcome any suggestions.

Bob203

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  • Kusonjululiwe

activity manager deleting emails

Activity manager seems to be deleting some of my emails :-( How can I stop this? I'm not terribly computer literate, so a step by step explanation would be most helpful! … (funda kabanzi)

Activity manager seems to be deleting some of my emails :-( How can I stop this? I'm not terribly computer literate, so a step by step explanation would be most helpful!

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I can't send mail through Thunderbird for my POP.Gmail account

I can no longer send mail from my Thunderbird POP.Gmail account. When I try to do so I instantaneously get an Alert with the following message: “An error occurred while … (funda kabanzi)

I can no longer send mail from my Thunderbird POP.Gmail account. When I try to do so I instantaneously get an Alert with the following message: “An error occurred while sending mail: The mail server sent an incorrect greeting: +OK Gpop ready for requests from [my IP address] ]k16mb102005795ool”. (The numbers following my IP address always vary). I can receive email at this address, but I can send nothing. I have several more email addresses on Thunderbird (all through Gmail) and they work fine but they are all IMAP. My POP incoming port is 995 and the SMPT output port is 465. My ISP is Spectrum. Can someone please help?

Asked by Will-o 1 isonto elidlule

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  • Kusonjululiwe

attach a file (not entire email) received via email from sender A to a new email to receiver B in thunderbird

Hello how to attach a file (not entire email) received from sender A to a new email to be sent to receiver B ? (in thunderbird!) couldn't spot this in help topics Thanks … (funda kabanzi)

Hello

how to attach a file (not entire email) received from sender A to a new email to be sent to receiver B ? (in thunderbird!)

couldn't spot this in help topics

Thanks

Asked by mss64 1 isonto elidlule

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  • Kusonjululiwe

Sync Address book to two computers

I have one computer in my upstairs office and other in the basement. I use Thunderbird on both of them as my email client for several email accounts. What I want to do … (funda kabanzi)

I have one computer in my upstairs office and other in the basement. I use Thunderbird on both of them as my email client for several email accounts. What I want to do is sync the Address Book and Calendar between the two computers. Firefox has a sync feature that works really well to keep Firefox synced to all of my computers, tablets and phones. Is there something similar for Thunderbird.

Asked by WizardAce 1 isonto elidlule

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Thunderbird

I have a comcast email account and a gmail account in Thunderbird. When I send an email from comcast, replies come to my gmail account creating confusing threads. Can th… (funda kabanzi)

I have a comcast email account and a gmail account in Thunderbird. When I send an email from comcast, replies come to my gmail account creating confusing threads. Can this be corrected and if so, how?

Asked by jsd6582 1 isonto elidlule

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  • Kusonjululiwe

duplicating an address book

Can I duplicate an address book in Thunderbird? I have too many contacts in one of my lists, and want to separate the list into two without having to reenter all the cont… (funda kabanzi)

Can I duplicate an address book in Thunderbird? I have too many contacts in one of my lists, and want to separate the list into two without having to reenter all the contacts

Asked by lmmc 1 isonto elidlule

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  • Kusonjululiwe

Cannot send or receive email

since my last update I have not been able to send or receive emails. When I go to my server everything is fine. I have gone through the troubleshooting. Everything is fin… (funda kabanzi)

since my last update I have not been able to send or receive emails. When I go to my server everything is fine. I have gone through the troubleshooting. Everything is fine with my security program and I have deleted and re entered my password twice and it still doesn't work. I am not real savvy with computers however I have usually been able to find my way through stuff like this before. This is a first time with Thunderbird and I have had it for years and years. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you, Danny

Asked by Komet 1 isonto elidlule

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  • Kusonjululiwe

Thunderbird: Recover lost emails

I use Thunderbird for my Earthlink email account (imap). I have not changed any configuration options. I was checking my email and I noticed that I only have mail that … (funda kabanzi)

I use Thunderbird for my Earthlink email account (imap). I have not changed any configuration options. I was checking my email and I noticed that I only have mail that goes back to May 21, 2021. I used to have older mail in my Thunderbird mail account. I do have a backup of my Thunderbird directories that may contain the old emails. But, when I load / restore the MSF and email files from the backup, it still deletes the older emails.

Is there a way to recover these emails from a backup? The emails where in the main inbox and not subfolders.

Asked by Sarahmacin 1 isonto elidlule

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