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Switching from outlook to Thunderbird on a different pc.

Hi, What is the best way to get mail and contacts in from a different pc ? Outlook exports as csv or .pst From what I have read mailstore home could convert pst to eml ? … (read more)

Hi, What is the best way to get mail and contacts in from a different pc ? Outlook exports as csv or .pst From what I have read mailstore home could convert pst to eml ? Then I have to delete the .eml extension from the file name ? Then where do I put them ,and do I run TB import ? And if so import everything or one of the other options ? Thanks in advance ....

Asked by scogan 5 days ago

Last reply by scogan 15 hours ago

helping someone migrate from gmail web account

Have somebody that has a gmail account (they took care of all non-gmail content) and they want to reduce their google footprint, and asked me to help. It's been a long ti… (read more)

Have somebody that has a gmail account (they took care of all non-gmail content) and they want to reduce their google footprint, and asked me to help.

It's been a long time since I had to do something like this, so I thought I would ask a few questions before just blindly stumbling around. they have about 8Gb of emails, and want to see if we can do the following: - keep the gmail account - copy all the gmail/gtask data to a pc with their PC email client - reduce the foot print in google so that perhaps only the last year or so's worth of emails are in the gmail cloud (maybe about 200Mb) - keep thunderbird synced with the gmail account (they use it with other devices also)

I will install the app and check it out, so hopefully I'll know the answer to some of these questions below anybody responds... just thought if they are quick and easy to answer, this post might help shortcut the effort.

questions: 1) does thunderbird support google tasks, natively or with an add-on? 2) is there a way to migrate data older than a certain date with Thunderbird? 3) is there a way to keep it synced AND ONLY KEEP gmails in the google cloud NEWER than a certain date? 4) are there any issues with a large migration like this, causing message duplicates etc. (I remember this kind of problem 10 or 15 years ago with Comcast and others) 5) any quirks with this kind of POP3/IMAP setup and Thunderbird?

Asked by migrationsupportfriend 3 days ago

Last reply by migrationsupportfriend 1 day ago

Not receiving Thunderbird email after replacing hard drive

Hard drive failed on Windows 10 computer. Installed a new one and cannot get archived email onto the new platform. However, I was able to get it to work on iPhone and iPa… (read more)

Hard drive failed on Windows 10 computer. Installed a new one and cannot get archived email onto the new platform. However, I was able to get it to work on iPhone and iPad by deleting the account from both devices and used the automated method of adding them back. They worked fine but the settings were changed to AOL SMTP Server with OAuth 2.0 Token Authentication which doesn’t seem to be a setting Thunderbird uses.

I even tried uninstalling TB and reinstalling, but no luck with that either. I copied the Profile to a thumb drive first just in case the reinstall deleted them but they were still there.

Apparently whatever happened affected other mail programs as well. It’s seems to be something with the password. Just haven’t found the right fix yet. I referenced the link below.

https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/97.0beta/releasenotes/

Asked by tvettera 3 days ago

Last reply by tvettera 3 days ago

Mozilla still hasn't issued a fix for the Dark mode problem

Really annoying, looked through all the threads, tried the various "fixes" nothing works. It should be possible for the Thunderbird app to be in light mode, while the re… (read more)

Really annoying, looked through all the threads, tried the various "fixes" nothing works. It should be possible for the Thunderbird app to be in light mode, while the rest of the system is set to Dark.

Asked by mattbirk3 1 week ago

Last reply by mattbirk3 4 days ago

Problem after moving profile contents to another PC

Just copied the contents of our old Win7 laptop Thunderbird profile to a new Win10 TB profile. The new Win10 already had TB installed and had 2 accounts. 1 pop account (A… (read more)

Just copied the contents of our old Win7 laptop Thunderbird profile to a new Win10 TB profile. The new Win10 already had TB installed and had 2 accounts. 1 pop account (AOL same email address acct copied form the Win7 TB early last year when the new W10 purchased) and 1 Comcast imap account with a new email address never used on the old Win7 laptop. When I copied the Win7 profile contents I knew it would replace the pop account (only used to receive email with links, etc) with the up to date Win7 messages and local folders which is what I wanted to do. What I did not expect is that the imap account would not be there. The one local folder that was created on the Win10 TB was also missing but I simply copy the 2 files with the folder name from the Win10 backup and now that folder is there along with the local folders transferred from Win7 TB. I tried copying the Imap folder which was just under the profile folder from the Win10 backup and the account is still not on the Win10 current TB. Is there another file that the transfer overwrote that I must find in the backup?

Asked by MikeZZ 5 days ago

Last reply by MikeZZ 4 days ago

Migrating email from Windows 10 to Apple Monterey 12.1

I've followed the guidance for coping the Thunderbird mail profile on the Windows 10 PC and installing Thunderbird on the MacBook Pro but I am unable to locate the Thunde… (read more)

I've followed the guidance for coping the Thunderbird mail profile on the Windows 10 PC and installing Thunderbird on the MacBook Pro but I am unable to locate the Thunderbird folder under applications. I've tried multiple times to ensure I have not missed a step but am unable to copy the files. Suggestions? Thank you.

Asked by George 1 week ago

Last reply by George 5 days ago

Thunderbird stops downloading messages from folders in Yahoo webmail account

I've been able to connect Thunderbird to thee IMAP and SMTP servers for my webmail account. I can see the inbox and all other folders fine but when it comes to downloadi… (read more)

I've been able to connect Thunderbird to thee IMAP and SMTP servers for my webmail account. I can see the inbox and all other folders fine but when it comes to downloading messages I've run into a problem.

If I click on a folder that I know has new messages in it, Thunderbird will announce "sending login information" and ":downloading nn messages from (folder name)." This works OK for 3 or 4 folders, but after that Thunderbird only says "sending login information" and downloads no messages from folders that I know have new messages. It also updates the inbox the same way; if I click on Inbox right away, the new messages will download. If I download from a few other folders first, Inbox won't download.

Does anybody have any idea why this happens?

Asked by AlanMintaka 5 days ago

Number of actual mails is less than that shown in Thunderbird.

Actual inbox has around 7k mails while Thunderbird shows that I have over 22k. This doesnt make sense. And the activity is just running (the indicator keeps spinning). I … (read more)

Actual inbox has around 7k mails while Thunderbird shows that I have over 22k. This doesnt make sense. And the activity is just running (the indicator keeps spinning). I tried reinstalling but still its doing the same.

Asked by Abhishek 6 days ago

Thunderbird does not recognize profile on Linux

I am running Thunderbird 91.5.0. on two identical operating systems, i.e. Ubuntu 20.04, the one a desktop and the other a laptop. When we travel, I transfer my .thunderb… (read more)

I am running Thunderbird 91.5.0. on two identical operating systems, i.e. Ubuntu 20.04, the one a desktop and the other a laptop. When we travel, I transfer my .thunderbird profile folder to my laptop so I can access my mails, diary etc., however, since the latest Thunderbird upgrade to 91.5.0 the laptop no longer recognises the .thunderbird profile generated on the desktop computer.

The problem started when the laptop installation was still running on the old Thunderbird version, so I hoped and assumed that if I upgrade to the same 91.5.0 version on the laptop, the problem will be solved, but that is unfortunately not the case.

When I copy the .thunderbird file to my external drive, there are some files that cannot be copied. The error message reads "Error while copying 'lock'" and "Filesystem does not support symbolic links" - Could this be the reason and what can I do to resolve the issue?

Asked by Langjan 6 days ago