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Cannot receive emails after latest update

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I've been using Thunderbird for years, but today (9/22/2022) it cannot receive emails. All else seems to work, but it just doesn't receive new emails.

I've been using Thunderbird for years, but today (9/22/2022) it cannot receive emails. All else seems to work, but it just doesn't receive new emails.

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Problem located & fixed! My ISP has changed the firm which handles their email accounts, and the new firm had the account addresses wrong. Apparently, they had many customer problems, as their IT Support wasn't accepting phone calls, so I couldn't contact them for help. Finally located another contact number & got things fixed. Thanks christ1 for your support! Brian

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See https://support.mozilla.org/kb/cannot-receive-messages

Is there any error message?

What version of Thunderbird?

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Sorry for the tardy reply, but I found your message in "Spam". I've never had anything in that folder before. No, no error message. When I open Thunderbird, the little horizontal bouncing ball next to the Inbox just keeps going back & forth. However, I found if I click on any other folder, the bouncing ball stops & the number of new mails appears. Then, I click on Inbox & read them.

Also, when this latest update came through, I could send a message, but it would not copy to the Sent Folder. It says that it is 100% sent to the Sent folder, but the 100% message would not go away! Checking Webmail, I find the message had really been sent OK. Fortunately, this bug appears to have been fixed after a few days.

So, I'm left with the lame new message retrieval method. Yes, in Settings, the box to check for new mail at start-up is checked.

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What is your anti-virus software?

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I am using Webroot, which I have been using for years with no changes. Today, my Thunderbird is worse. I can no longer receive any emails, even if I open another folder first. This is a change for the worst. Oddly enough, my: Sent, Spam, Archives, and Templates folders have disappeared. I thought my problems might be with my ISP and it's email handling. However, when I use Webmail, I can send & receive emails through this ISP, and all my folders are present there. I'm stumped!

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Try to start Windows 10 in safe mode with networking enabled.

Does the problem go away?

Windows safe mode disables anti-virus software. This is a troubleshooting step, not a solution.

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Safe Mode makes no difference. The problem began when I started Thunderbird last week. A message appeared "Thunderbird is installing a few updates & will start shortly" (or something like that). It's been acting up ever since....

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Can you post your Troubleshooting Information? At the top right of the Thunderbird window, click the menu button , then select Help > Troubleshooting Information. Press the "Copy text to clipboard button" and paste the information into your reply.

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Application Basics

   Name: Thunderbird
   Version: 102.3.1
   Build ID: 20220928170044
   Distribution ID:
   Update Channel: release
   User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:102.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/102.3.1
   OS: Windows_NT 10.0 19043
   OS Theme:
   Launcher Process: Enabled
   Multiprocess Windows: 0/0
   Fission Windows: 0/0
             Enabled by default
   Remote Processes: 3
   Enterprise Policies: Inactive
   Google Location Service Key: Missing
   Google Safebrowsing Key: Missing
   Mozilla Location Service Key: Missing
   Safe Mode: false
   Memory Size (RAM): 6.9 GB
   Disk Space Available: 767 GB
 Mail and News Accounts
   account1:
     INCOMING: account1, , (imap) newmail.alphacomm.net:993, 3, passwordCleartext
     OUTGOING: , smtp.alphacomm.net:465, 3, passwordCleartext, true
   account2:
     INCOMING: account2, , (none) Local Folders, 0, passwordCleartext
 Calendar Settings
   Home
     Name
     Value
     Name:
     Type: storage
     Disabled:
     Username:
     URI:
     Refresh Interval:
     Read-only:
     Suppress Alarms:
     Cache Enabled:
     iMIP Identity: id1
     iMIP Disabled:
     iMIP Account:
     Organizer Id:
     Force Email Scheduling:
     Popup Alarms Supported:
     Alarms on Invitation Supported:
     Max Alarms Per Event:
     Attachment Supported:
     Max Categories:
     Privacy State Supported:
     Priority Supported: true
     Event Supported:
     Task Supported:
     Local Time Supported:
     UTC/GMT Supported:
     Auto-Scheduling Supported:
 Crash Reports for the Last 3 Days
 Remote Processes
   Type: Count
     Web Content: 1 / 8
     Isolated Web Content: 1
     GPU: 1
 Add-ons
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     Type
     Version
     Enabled
     ID
       Amazon.com
       extension
       1.1
       true
       amazondotcom@search.mozilla.org
       Bing
       extension
       1.0
       true
       bing@search.mozilla.org
       DuckDuckGo
       extension
       1.0
       true
       ddg@search.mozilla.org
       Google
       extension
       1.0
       true
       google@search.mozilla.org
       Wikipedia (en)
       extension
       1.0
       true
       wikipedia@search.mozilla.org
 Security Software
   Type: Name
     Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere
     Antispyware:
     Firewall: Windows Firewall
 Graphics
     Features
     Compositing: WebRender
     Asynchronous Pan/Zoom: wheel input enabled; scrollbar drag enabled; keyboard enabled; autoscroll enabled; smooth pinch-zoom enabled
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Problem located & fixed! My ISP has changed the firm which handles their email accounts, and the new firm had the account addresses wrong. Apparently, they had many customer problems, as their IT Support wasn't accepting phone calls, so I couldn't contact them for help. Finally located another contact number & got things fixed. Thanks christ1 for your support! Brian

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