Missing Folders (and the whole account?) after Thunderbird update (now 102.5.1 64-bit)

Starting Thunderbird after a few days, I see none of my folders and in fact my entire email account. Instead I see "Local Folders" and below it "Trash" and "Outbox." Ther… (read more)

Starting Thunderbird after a few days, I see none of my folders and in fact my entire email account. Instead I see "Local Folders" and below it "Trash" and "Outbox." There is no trace of any of my emails in any of my folders or in inbox. I would appreciate any help or insight about what has happened. I believe Thunderbird has updated (to 102.5.1 64-bit), but I am not sure.

Asked by iomidvar 2 days ago

Last reply by iomidvar 24 minutes ago

Thunderbird/Google Calendar printing

How do I get my google calendar to talk to and exchange information with my Thunderbird 107.0.1 (64-bit) and then print that calendar, preferably in Thunderbird? Please,… (read more)

How do I get my google calendar to talk to and exchange information with my Thunderbird 107.0.1 (64-bit) and then print that calendar, preferably in Thunderbird? Please, a simple answer, I am not a programmer!

Asked by Tom Sails 2 hours ago

TB102.5.1 Address book

My Thunderbird (102.5.1) addresses have disappeared. I have been using TB for decades and have accumulated hundreds of addresses. The only ones there now are collected … (read more)

My Thunderbird (102.5.1) addresses have disappeared. I have been using TB for decades and have accumulated hundreds of addresses. The only ones there now are collected addresses from an email I have just replied to. How can I recover the remainder?

Asked by merrijigster 2 hours ago

Thunderbird Account Data Location

I would like to do some alterations to my email accounts that are configured. From my searching, it is suggested that all the email account configuration is in the prefs… (read more)

I would like to do some alterations to my email accounts that are configured. From my searching, it is suggested that all the email account configuration is in the prefs.js file in my TB profile.

It is really as simple as saving that file in case I screw up the accounts and then simply restoring it? That's what it seems, I just don't want to find out the hard way that I assumed facts not in evidence!

Asked by gunrunnerjohn 3 hours ago

"Sent" message folder on Thunderbird

Every time I send a message on Thunderbird I get an "extra" copy of that message posted in my "Sent" folder. In order to keep the number of messages down that take up ov… (read more)

Every time I send a message on Thunderbird I get an "extra" copy of that message posted in my "Sent" folder. In order to keep the number of messages down that take up overall data space I then have to erase one of those two for every one that I've sent. I've never experienced this before in any email system I've ever had. How can I shut that duplication off so it only stores the one copy of the message I just sent?

Asked by larryg06 3 hours ago

old/redundant IMAP account keeps asking asks for p/w - even though set to off-line.

Why does an imap account, (in this case redundant), keep asking for p/w despite being set to off-line? How does one stop this? The option to Keep Messages on this Compute… (read more)

Why does an imap account, (in this case redundant), keep asking for p/w despite being set to off-line? How does one stop this?

The option to Keep Messages on this Computer is selected. The msgs & attachments physically exist and can easily be viewed after clicking cancel at every P/W prompt.

It is just so annoying that there appears to be no way to stop this behavior.

Copying folder content to local folders usually fails after the first couple of messages (if one selects multiple messages), and one can not copy over 30,000 messages one by one.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Many thanks in advance.

Asked by peter.vox 3 hours ago

Disable HTML when adding a description to the calendar

Hi! I was wondering if it is possible to disable html when adding a description to a calendar event and just use plain text instead. I use many other email tools to sync … (read more)

Hi!

I was wondering if it is possible to disable html when adding a description to a calendar event and just use plain text instead. I use many other email tools to sync my google calendar to and every time I add or edit a description to an event I have in my calendar with Thunderbird it messes up the whole description. When I then look up the description on my phone it just displays me all the html tags that got added by Thunderbird.

Would be very usefull to be able to deactivate this feature! Or maybe someone can point me to the correct setting to disable it completely!

Thanks for your help!

Asked by valechelaru 4 hours ago

Thunderbird crashes when checking for new email

Mac OS 13.0 Thunderbird 102.4.1 Hello, Thunderbird now crashes every time it connects to check for new email. The program locks up, I get the spinning beach ball, and I h… (read more)

Mac OS 13.0 Thunderbird 102.4.1

Hello, Thunderbird now crashes every time it connects to check for new email. The program locks up, I get the spinning beach ball, and I have to force quit to close it. Letting it sit for an extended time has no impact.

If I start Thunderbird without an internet connection it behaves normally. Once it reconnects to the internet and attempts to download email, it locks up.

If I start in Troubleshoot Mode with add-ons and extensions disabled, it works normally. No problems at all. I don't appear to have any add-ons or extensions running, so I don't understand why this is fixing things.

I had read a previous post about disabling access to Contacts in System Preferences, I tried that, no luck.

What can I do to try to fix this>

Asked by andrewnelles 1 month ago

Last reply by andrewnelles 5 hours ago

spam blocking

I am being plagued by a spammer who spoofs the domain from which the mail shows to be sent. This spammer uses a very long (perhaps 64 characters) series of random lette… (read more)

I am being plagued by a spammer who spoofs the domain from which the mail shows to be sent. This spammer uses a very long (perhaps 64 characters) series of random letters for the domain, and every message has a different domain thus it's impossible to block the spam by blocking the sender because there are billions of permutations. I get 15 or 20 of these crap messages every day. They come approximately every hour. I have many, many hundreds of blocked addresses in my filter, but it's useless. They just keep coming.

I realize that I may lose a few valid messages, but I want to block any message where the sending domain is more than 50 characters. Is that possible? If not, is there an alternative solution?

 Thanks,
 John

Asked by carswellb58 9 hours ago

Last reply by carswellb58 6 hours ago

Bug Settings for Spelling language Selection

Proof of Concept Ensure you have at least 2 languages dictionaries installed - I have English (United States), and French. Go to: Settings > Composition In Spelli… (read more)

Proof of Concept

Ensure you have at least 2 languages dictionaries installed - I have English (United States), and French.

  1. Go to: Settings > Composition
  2. In Spelling ensure "Enable spellcheck as you type" is checked
  3. Uncheck ALL languages (English (United States), and French for me)
  4. Close Settings
  5. ...
  6. Open a new message
  7. Close the message
  8. ...
  9. Go to Settings > Composition
  10. One of the languages is now checked. (Bug)

~~~~~~~~~~~ The reason I unselect all languages in Settings, is that I don't want a default language when I compose a message. I want to CHOOSE which of my languages I want to spell check with. The main reason I do this is that since 102, we can select multiple languages, which personally I believe is a bad idea, or at least the developers should implement a modifier key to select on and unselect all the others in one click.

In any case, we have a bug here. Thanks!

TB 102.5.1 (64-bit) OS X 10.14.6 (18G9323)

Asked by Moustap 2 days ago

Last reply by Moustap 7 hours ago

thunderbird defaults to paragraph style after copy paste

In Thunderbird, I have unchecked "Use Paragraph format instead of Body Text by default" and it does start a Write window with Body Text format. However, after I copy and… (read more)

In Thunderbird, I have unchecked "Use Paragraph format instead of Body Text by default" and it does start a Write window with Body Text format. However, after I copy and paste or insert a bullet list, it reverts to Paragraph format.

How do I stop this change?

Thunderbird 1-2.5.1 (32 bit) on Win 10 Pro

Asked by gkcoulter 7 hours ago

Woed doc attachement

I have emails stored in local files, which have attachments of a word document. If I want to open them, by double click, I get a unreadable character mix. If I decide t… (read more)

I have emails stored in local files, which have attachments of a word document. If I want to open them, by double click, I get a unreadable character mix. If I decide to store the attached document (on desktop) , and open it using Word-Software, the doc ist completely readable, as known at any time. Is this a new mistake? I remember, that few years ago opening a word document worked well. To open a attached word document actually received in the in-basket works well. Why ist there a difference? Regards Ernst Hirschmugl

Asked by ernst-hirschmugl 9 hours ago

RSS generates duplicates

I use the RSS feature to monitor when someone mentions me on twitter. I subscribe to https://nitter.net/search/rss?f=tweets&q=%40my_twitter_handle for my different tw… (read more)

I use the RSS feature to monitor when someone mentions me on twitter. I subscribe to https://nitter.net/search/rss?f=tweets&q=%40my_twitter_handle for my different twitter handles and when there is a mention, the tweet appears under my Unified Folders as a new message that I can read, unread, tag etc like an email message. This is very useful because I don't have to check twitter all the time, and nitter standing in the middle also enhances privacy.

This works well with two of my three handles, but the third one generates duplicates all the time. I have been monitoring this for weeks and so far I got up to five copies of certain tweets. There is nothing unusual about this twitter account either. This looks like a bug as the other two handles work fine. Also, another RSS reader I use for comparison doesn't generate a single duplicate.

Asked by glocal 9 hours ago

Counting unread email

I have 2 email addresses for my Thunderbird email client. Total Unread emails show as a number in a red circle in my taskbar. Even after I have read all new emails in eac… (read more)

I have 2 email addresses for my Thunderbird email client. Total Unread emails show as a number in a red circle in my taskbar. Even after I have read all new emails in each account I must click on each INBOX icon to get that "unread" number to go away. I have had this for a long time. I use auto update so I am using the latest version 102.5. Thanks for your assistance, Sid Shusterman

Asked by k3sx 9 hours ago

Calendars partially after importing profile from Thundbird 91.6.2 to 91.13.0 (Debian 10 to 11)

Hi, instead of upgrading Debian 10 to 11 I made a new installation on a new hard disk and imported an rsync backup of my complete home directory. The problem: All except … (read more)

Hi,

instead of upgrading Debian 10 to 11 I made a new installation on a new hard disk and imported an rsync backup of my complete home directory. The problem: All except one network calendars I had under Debian 10/TB 91.6.2 are missing.

The calendar which is still in the list under Debian 11 (TB 91.13.0) has no entries and can not be unsubscribed ("Unsubscribe Calendar..." is grayed out). If I try to add one of the missing calendars with "New calendar..." nothing appears after finishing the import wizard.

I still have the Debian 10 hard disk so I can boot into the setup with the working TB calendars.

Any ideas how I can fix the calendars? Maybe some configuration data is missing for some reason?

Asked by saljut7 2 months ago

Last reply by saljut7 11 hours ago

Forwarding messages in Dark Mode

I run Thunderbird in Dark Mode under Windows 10. When I try to forward a message which was in Light Mode (which most of them are), the frowarded message appears OK, but t… (read more)

I run Thunderbird in Dark Mode under Windows 10. When I try to forward a message which was in Light Mode (which most of them are), the frowarded message appears OK, but the area of screen above it where I want to type new text is also now in white with white writing, so I can't see anything other than the cursor. I've tried to change the font color, but that doesn't work - it remains white on a white background.

Asked by Richard Davis 12 hours ago

Emails disappearing from local folders

I have seen instructions on how to fix this problem, regarding deleting global-messages-db.sqlite, panacea.dat, session.json, xulstore.json and various msf files but it h… (read more)

I have seen instructions on how to fix this problem, regarding deleting global-messages-db.sqlite, panacea.dat, session.json, xulstore.json and various msf files but it has not solved the problem of emails not appearing in local folders. After going through the process, the problem at first appeared to be fixed, but the emails were in jumbled chronological order: they were correct when set to oldest first, but not when set to most recent first. I then created a new sub-folder, copied emails, one at a time, from the old folder and deleted the old folder. This suffered from the same problem and when I looked at another folder and came back to the new one, the emails moved there today has disappeared again. Do you have any other solutions?

Asked by mjlawlor 14 hours ago

Last reply by mjlawlor 12 hours ago

All folders and Calendar are missing.

I just cloned my old drive to a new SSD drive. Everything seems to work except there are no folders in the folder pane and the calendar is missing. View,folders set to… (read more)

I just cloned my old drive to a new SSD drive. Everything seems to work except there are no folders in the folder pane and the calendar is missing. View,folders set to all. Layout has the folder pane enabled. Account Settings lists all my accounts. Get Messages does not show any action on the status bar.

Any ideas?

Collecting more info: The only "live" buttons are Get Messages and Write. Get messages does nothing. Write will open the familiar write window and I can enter a "To" and Subject but I can't type in the message field.

Asked by petejc 2 days ago

Last reply by petejc 12 hours ago