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setting reply address

I use one account on several machines, one machine = one user. To sort the answers, we need to know from which machine the e-mail was sent, when the recipient replied. Fo… (read more)

I use one account on several machines, one machine = one user. To sort the answers, we need to know from which machine the e-mail was sent, when the recipient replied. For example info@domain.com - machine 1. We used Bat before, where the reply address was set as "info@domain.com - machine 1" but on Thunderbird is this address this doesn't work.

Asked by veselyslon 15 hours ago

Last reply by david 10 hours ago

Manual EMail Migration

I may have asked this question before, but I an running on my new mac mini M1, and I cannot find the original question online, so here goes (again): I am in the process o… (read more)

I may have asked this question before, but I an running on my new mac mini M1, and I cannot find the original question online, so here goes (again): I am in the process of manually migrating from a 2018 mac mini to the 2021 Mac Mini M1. Because I didn't want to possibly infect the new computer with minor issues I was having with the old computer, I figured it would be pretty easy to do the migration as I am not an "app heavy" user.

Before attmepting to migrate my Thunderbird Profiles, I went online and read a bunch of articles and watched quite a few movies on how to isolate the "Profiles" folder in the library (click on GO and option at the same time to click on Library, and then Thunderbird) to find the profiles folder, to copy it, and to place it on a removable hard drive to be transferred to the new mac and it's fresh Thunderbird install. Information noted, and I copied the profiles folder with just 2 files in it: 02estxxx.rick and 4omw47xx.default from the old computer.

On the new computer I did the fresh install of the Thunderbird program, then after opening the program and closing it, I went to the Applications/Thunderbird/Libraries/Profiles on the new computer and one many of my several attempts to transfer the profiles I did both: a. Open the profiles folder and delete the original profiles folders and replaced them with the profiles folders from the original computer (on one attempt) AND on another attempt, replaced the WHOLE profiles folder on the new computer with the original profiles folder from the original mac mini. In both instances it was a no go and I neither got my old emails nor my address book from the old computer. What I ended up doing (was to open Thunderbird) and Manually populate the IMAP settings on each of my email accounts to get them to show up, but what I didn't get was my contact emails. So now when I try to send someone an email, I type in their name in the To: part of the email and it doesn't populate with their email. Now I have to go to an old conversation in one of my own folders to copy their email address from there to put in the to: field. I hope I am describing this accurately. I'm not a computer guy and I have spent more hours on trying to figure this thing out than I care to admit. I sure would like to have some suggestions spelled out in an easy format so I can figure out how to manually migrate my address book from the old Thunderbird program to this new Thunderbird program. Attached is a photo of my Library\Thunderbird\Profiles folder on my new computer after I added both of the old files from the old computer to the files IN the new computer, if that helps.

Asked by suninasky 1 day ago

Last reply by Matt 1 day ago

Problems with thunderbird installation on my new notebook

I installed thunderbird on my new lenovo, - and I am missing quite a few emails that were stored in my previous lenovo. What went wrong, and how can I get the missing i… (read more)

I installed thunderbird on my new lenovo, - and I am missing quite a few emails that were stored in my previous lenovo. What went wrong, and how can I get the missing info (emails) added to my new notebook?

Asked by bjarnehadland 6 days ago

Last reply by david 5 days ago

Switched to new inbox?

I don't know what happened. I was looking at all the settings, to see why messages I deleted from the server (from my phone) were still coming to Thunderbird. (OK, so tha… (read more)

I don't know what happened. I was looking at all the settings, to see why messages I deleted from the server (from my phone) were still coming to Thunderbird. (OK, so that's a different problem). I must have changed something, and now my emails stopped coming into my Local Folders - Inbox. They are now coming into a new Inbox which appears directly under the account, pop.verizon.net.

To see what was happening, I went into Server Settings - Message Storage - Advanced then I try to change it to Inbox for Local Folders, but it asks me ominously if I want to "Defer Account?" so I'm afraid to say yes.

How do I get everything back in the Local Folders?

Thank you for any insight!

Asked by barbarajaffe 1 week ago

Last reply by Matt 6 days ago

Cannot add Thunderbird to Chrome

I have been using Thunderbird for years as my default email app and have always added an icon in the Chrome browser address line (similar to Ghostery, Adblock, etc) to em… (read more)

I have been using Thunderbird for years as my default email app and have always added an icon in the Chrome browser address line (similar to Ghostery, Adblock, etc) to email a browser page. I recently reinstalled Chrome and now cannot add the icon link. Can you tell me how to add Thunderbird to my browser now?

Asked by marcarb 6 days ago

Last reply by david 6 days ago

Transfer all messages from POP to IMAP on a Mac

Because GoDaddy is using Microsoft now, my mail account is switching to IMAP. I was hoping this would be as simple is changing a server setting on my existing account, bu… (read more)

Because GoDaddy is using Microsoft now, my mail account is switching to IMAP. I was hoping this would be as simple is changing a server setting on my existing account, but no.

After creating a new account in the past with POP, all I had to do is dive into the Library directory and copy all of the files and folders from the old account to the new. Worked perfectly.

This is not working. I quit Thunderbird, copy the files, fire up the program and the IMAP account is back like it was.

One of your support articles stated that you can drag and drop folders from one account to the other in the program, but that isn't working.

How do I accomplish this?

I'm using version 91.5.0

Asked by jeff177 1 week ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 6 days ago

Moving email from AppData to Data Drive

I simply want to move my T-bird profile from the AppData folder to my Data drive on my computer. It seems like it should be easy, but I'm missing something!  :( Any hel… (read more)

I simply want to move my T-bird profile from the AppData folder to my Data drive on my computer. It seems like it should be easy, but I'm missing something!  :( Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Asked by BDS1959 1 week ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 week ago

Using Thunderbird as an Offline Backup Email Reader

Hello! I have some old Gmail accounts I don't use anymore and just want the old emails on them stored locally so I don't have to go back to them again. If I can get all o… (read more)

Hello!

I have some old Gmail accounts I don't use anymore and just want the old emails on them stored locally so I don't have to go back to them again.

If I can get all of those emails into a mbox format. Is there a way to use Thunderbird strictly as an offline old email reader? Everytime I start it, it ask for me to enter an account and I'm not sure how to get around that ?

Asked by gekiganger 1 week ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 week ago

Update to Thunderbird 91.5 causing problems

I was running 91.4, automatic update told me it failed and I should download and install 91.5 manually. So I did. 91.5 became a new install and didn't pick up any data &a… (read more)

I was running 91.4, automatic update told me it failed and I should download and install 91.5 manually. So I did. 91.5 became a new install and didn't pick up any data & settings from 91.4, which was still there. I uninstalled 91.5 and it deleted all my 91.4 data & settings, so 91.4 was now a new installation. I uninstalled 91.4, installed 91.5 and restored an old profile (yes I should backup profiles more often!) The big legacy is that I can't click on a file in File Explorer and share it by email. 'No associated program' is the message. (Thunderbird is my default email client). I read that File Explorer can only do this operation with 32 bit apps. Outlook users are being advised to downgrade their 64 bit app back to 32. Certainly I have a 91.5 64bit install (I don't recall what 91.4 was). Can I downgrade? Is 91.5 available in 32 bit?

Asked by david564 1 week ago

Last reply by eehines 1 week ago

Importing Thunderbird data to new computer

I tried to transfer Thunderbird data to my new laptop, using your instructions (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/moving-thunderbird-data-to-a-new-computer); I used Dr… (read more)

I tried to transfer Thunderbird data to my new laptop, using your instructions (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/moving-thunderbird-data-to-a-new-computer); I used Dropbox as the storage facility. However, all the emails in my inbox now have blank content.

Asked by chriso1 1 week ago

Last reply by david 1 week ago

Same email downloads.... No emails after this one downloads

Have same email address on another computer.Only happens on this one. Happened suddenly this a.m The email comes from a legitimate subscription. Thanks for any help.....… (read more)

Have same email address on another computer.Only happens on this one. Happened suddenly this a.m

The email comes from a  legitimate subscription. Thanks for any help..... Artie

Asked by artieg 1 week ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 week ago

the inbox summary file cannot be opened. perhaps there is a disk error, or the full path is too long.

Hello. I am using version 68.12.1 and the unified folders work fine. I have upgraded to version 91.5.0 (32-bit) and I get this error: can't open the inbox summary file. m… (read more)

Hello.

I am using version 68.12.1 and the unified folders work fine. I have upgraded to version 91.5.0 (32-bit) and I get this error:

can't open the inbox summary file. maybe there is a disk error, or the full path is too long.

The error appears in English. I don't know if the English translation is exact.

The unified folders look like in the attached image.

I need help, thank you

Asked by administracion37 1 week ago

Last reply by david 1 week ago

Upgrade to ThunderBird 91.5 caused problem with Outlook folders

After following the support document to import Outlook folders using Thunderbird 32.?, my Outlook folders were listed as a separate hierarchy folder system under "Local" … (read more)

After following the support document to import Outlook folders using Thunderbird 32.?, my Outlook folders were listed as a separate hierarchy folder system under "Local" folders. Now that the system has automatically updated my Thunderbird version to 91.5, I cannot find my Outlook folders. Where did they go? Help! Thanks in advance.

Asked by Merrill 1 week ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 week ago

Thunderbird for iOS

I don’t understand the explanation for implementing Thunderbird for iOS, involving IMAP. Please explain it! Tell us what to do—step-by-step. Although only one person a… (read more)

I don’t understand the explanation for implementing Thunderbird for iOS, involving IMAP. Please explain it! Tell us what to do—step-by-step. Although only one person asked the question, I think MANY people would like Thunderbird for iPhones and Androids. Thank you very much!

Asked by Nancy S. Lyons 1 week ago

Last reply by James 1 week ago

Use One Profile from Windows and Chromebook?

I'm trying to transition from a Windows laptop to a Chromebook. If I move my Thunderbird profile to my Google Drive and have that mirrored on the Windows laptop, can I sw… (read more)

I'm trying to transition from a Windows laptop to a Chromebook. If I move my Thunderbird profile to my Google Drive and have that mirrored on the Windows laptop, can I switch between using Thunderbird between the Windows and Chromebook machines, as long as I'm only logged into one of them at a time, of course? Thanks in advance for any help. I'm assuming there's a Chromebook app for Thunderbird, correct me if wrong.

Asked by Diver4242 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 2 weeks ago

Transfer address book from hard drive to new Mac mini

My iMac display failed and I have replaced it with a new Mac mini. I have rescued the hard drive from the old iMac and have it installed in a docking station connected vi… (read more)

My iMac display failed and I have replaced it with a new Mac mini. I have rescued the hard drive from the old iMac and have it installed in a docking station connected via USB. How do I transfer the address book from this HD to the new Thunderbird installation on the Mac mini?

Asked by bfelberg 2 weeks ago

Last reply by andmagdo 2 weeks ago

Downloading of verizon.net email from AOL for both my windows machine and my I phone.

I've and email problems before but never on both my Windows 10 AND IOS devices at the same time. Previously, I was always able to fix the problem, but with the advent of … (read more)

I've and email problems before but never on both my Windows 10 AND IOS devices at the same time. Previously, I was always able to fix the problem, but with the advent of the latest version of Thunderbird, I am at a total loss as what to do. The fact that this happened on two very different machines suggests, at least to me, that the issue may be with AOL, and that's a quagmire that I really don't want to go into myself. I would need a well-armored Knight to have the remotest chance of coming out with what's left of my recently abused sanity.

As always, Thank you for the help.

Rick in Gainesville, Fl

Asked by Rick's Firefox 2 weeks ago

Last reply by sfhowes 2 weeks ago

Moving Thunderbird from XP to Win 7

Hi. I am trying to move my Thuderbird on Windows XP (version 45.8) to a new computer using Windows 7. I have moved my e-mails etc by copying the profile, but I can't find… (read more)

Hi. I am trying to move my Thuderbird on Windows XP (version 45.8) to a new computer using Windows 7. I have moved my e-mails etc by copying the profile, but I can't find my address book. I also find it won't save my passwords to look up new e-mails. If I tick the box to save the password, it dosen't recover any new e-mails, if i don't tick the box i get new e-mails, but the password is not saved? Any ideas please? Many thanks

Asked by nigelf 2 weeks ago

Last reply by sfhowes 2 weeks ago