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Unable to download or send emails from Verizon Aol.com servers

I have been trying to download send emails in Thunderbird from the Verizon AOL.com servers. When I try to download emails, I get a message that says: Sending of password … (read more)

I have been trying to download send emails in Thunderbird from the Verizon AOL.com servers. When I try to download emails, I get a message that says:

Sending of password for user dhanig2@verizon.net did not succeed. Mail server pop.verizon.net responded: [SYS/TEMP] Server error - Please try again later.

I have checked my server settings, and they appear correct: pop.verizon.net at port 995 smtp.verizon.net at port 465

I can use my browser to see my emails, and I can use the AOL app on my iPhone, so I know I am still using the correct password. I have deleted and reinstalled Thunderbird, but the problem with Thunderbird persists.

What do I need to do to solve this problem?

Asked by dhanig2 2 weeks ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 week ago

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Thunderbird

Are you aware that 91.5 & 91.5.1 do not "Automatically Get New Messages" when first sign-in

Asked by Mike 2 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 days ago

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Missing received emails from Thunderbird - which are there in Gmail on line and phone app.

Gmail: I sometimes receive emails which are visible on my Gmail app, but do not show in the inbox of Thunderbird. There is a temporary 1 against the mail box, but no mail… (read more)

Gmail: I sometimes receive emails which are visible on my Gmail app, but do not show in the inbox of Thunderbird. There is a temporary 1 against the mail box, but no mail is visible as received. This seems to occur if Gmail message coming back is part of a conversation. Even forwarding the email from my phone app to my email address does not always work. Any Ideas?

Asked by chris_robb 1 day ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 14 hours ago

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Deleted account still asking for password

I deleted a gmail account from Thunderbird accounts, but every startup brings a prompt for that accounts password. It is not showing up in Account Settings. This is a nag… (read more)

I deleted a gmail account from Thunderbird accounts, but every startup brings a prompt for that accounts password. It is not showing up in Account Settings. This is a nagging problem.

Asked by corktowner 1 day ago

Answered by Matt 1 day ago

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How do I change Thunderbird default email account?

I have three mail accounts on Thunderbird. When i click the link in my browser (Edge) to send a page link by e-mail, it takes me to Thunderbird, but not to the mailbox I… (read more)

I have three mail accounts on Thunderbird. When i click the link in my browser (Edge) to send a page link by e-mail, it takes me to Thunderbird, but not to the mailbox I usually want replied to. How do I change this?

The account that's picked is at the top of my mailbox window, so I presume I can make the desired change by moving my preferred account to the top--but how do i do this?

I'm running Win 10 21H1 and Thunderbird 91.5.0.

Asked by oldmaven 2 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 days ago

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My verizon.com email addresses no longer work with Thunderbird...

I have two verizon.net email accounts. I used Thunderbird to download them to my laptop. One email stopped working a while ago, now my other one also stopped working yest… (read more)

I have two verizon.net email accounts. I used Thunderbird to download them to my laptop.

One email stopped working a while ago, now my other one also stopped working yesterday.

I do not have a cell phone so I can not do that 2 version account verification (or whatever it is called on aol).

I am happy to give you details if you will HELP. Laptop, Windows 10, Google Chrome, Thunderbird 91.5.1 (64-bit)

AOL has NO way online to get help unless you pay and upgrade. VERY bad customer service. They should allow emailing when people have problems.

I am thinking of dumping both AOL/Verizon and Thunderbird. TIA Elsie

Asked by elively304 2 days ago

Answered by david 2 days ago

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Can't reply to Meetup address.

Hello, I have a problem replying to emails coming from Meetup members. I'm using Thunderbird. I get this error message: "Sending of the message failed. An error occurr… (read more)

Hello, I have a problem replying to emails coming from Meetup members. I'm using Thunderbird. I get this error message:

"Sending of the message failed. An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: reply-messages-1065990726131445760-56b83e45d72fd66d0d3ab3e7195e6a396f3a82df@meetup.com is not a valid fully qualified email addresss [cerb:INVRCPT]. Please check the message recipient "reply-messages-1065990726131445760-56b83e45d72fd66d0d3ab3e7195e6a396f3a82df@meetup.com" and try again." This started happening after I changed my password about a month ago. What should I check to correct the issue? Thanks, Nyla

Asked by nylason 3 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 days ago

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Aol password not working on Thunderbird

Hello, I have a verizon.net email address that was moved over to AOL and it was working well for a long time until a few months ago when AOL did some changes and for some… (read more)

Hello, I have a verizon.net email address that was moved over to AOL and it was working well for a long time until a few months ago when AOL did some changes and for some reason the password I enter on Thunderbird is not accepted but the same password is working on the website

Today I happened to find others on this site that have the same problem and one suggestion was to change the authentication method to Oauth2 which I did and it accepted the password and I can receive emails now but the outgoing is still not working because there is no Oauth2 in the drop down list for the outgoing server so I cannot change it

Is there another solution or workaround for this ?

Asked by status1 2 months ago

Answered by status1 2 months ago

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not receiving email

PLEASE CALL BY PHONE. Unable to receive my emails on [edited from public] @fairpoint.net. I'm NOT tech savvy so Please call me to walk me through fixing the problem. T… (read more)

PLEASE CALL BY PHONE. Unable to receive my emails on [edited from public] @fairpoint.net. I'm NOT tech savvy so Please call me to walk me through fixing the problem. Thank you.

Asked by sassersontrucking 3 days ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 3 days ago

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Emails not deleting from from client views

I have an email account on Linux in /var/spool/mail, mbox format. I have Thunderbird 91.4.1 on a different Linux host with POP access to the mbox. I have Thunderbird 91.5… (read more)

I have an email account on Linux in /var/spool/mail, mbox format. I have Thunderbird 91.4.1 on a different Linux host with POP access to the mbox. I have Thunderbird 91.5.0 on a Windows 10 host, also with access to the same mbox via POP. Both Thunderbird clients are set to "leave messages on server until I delete them." Both synchonize the inbox just fine.

The problem is deleting. If I delete an email on either the Linux or Windows Thunderbird (either DEL or SHFT-DEL), it does delete it from that Thunderbird's inbox, but it is still there on the other Thunderbird. I can even open the supposedly deleted message. Closing and restarting Thunderbird does not remove this message from the inbox. In both cases the message is deleted from the server, but persists in the inbox of the Tbird client which did not do the delete.

Cache is set to use 220MB.

Can I fix this behavior?

Asked by Mark Foley 5 days ago

Answered by david 4 days ago

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print selection

I have been using Thunderbird for a long time with few problems which were easily solved. I have always been able to select some text, click <ctrlp> and get a simpl… (read more)

I have been using Thunderbird for a long time with few problems which were easily solved. I have always been able to select some text, click <ctrlp> and get a simple dilog to select a printer which then prints my selection to the selected printer. Now I get print preview of the entire e-mail requesting a printer. The whole e-mail then goes to that printer. I tried preferences to find a way to direct to another source but couldn't find anything.

Asked by BillYoder 3 months ago

Answered by Matt 3 months ago

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Thunderbird - forwarded messages

Having followed the instructions about adding tick boxes to my Account to allow signatures to appear in replies and forwarded messages the signatures do not appear after … (read more)

Having followed the instructions about adding tick boxes to my Account to allow signatures to appear in replies and forwarded messages the signatures do not appear after ensuring these tick boxes are ticked.

Asked by ajplap 3 days ago

Answered by david 3 days ago

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Message: "Thunderbird can't update to the latest version."

Hello I quite often get this message: "Thunderbird can't update to the latest version. Download a fresh copy of Thunderbird and we'll help you to install it." 1. Do I … (read more)

Hello

I quite often get this message: "Thunderbird can't update to the latest version. Download a fresh copy of Thunderbird and we'll help you to install it."

1. Do I need to keep downloading 'latest versions'? 2. Is this the same as software updates - which, presumably, are essential? 3. What happens if I don't download this 'latest version'? Would there be security issues or something? 4. If I don't need to download/install anything is there a way of preventing this?

CONCERNS I'm pretty wary of downloading/installing anything. What would worry - and annoy me - most would be losing my familiar Thunderbird if some new download went and plonked itself all over it! Thereby deleting/obliterating/altering a lot of the features that I'm accustomed to using.

Trouble is, if I ignore this message, or select 'not now', it tediously continues to ask if I want this download/installation to 'make changes to my computer'.

Asked by Catherine Barber UK 4 weeks ago

Answered by Matt 4 weeks ago

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Not responding

TB works fine for a while then Poof " not responding" restart for 10 seconds, works fine. then Poof. not responding. I attempted to reinstall TB71, and "Opera" was insta… (read more)

TB works fine for a while then Poof " not responding" restart for 10 seconds, works fine. then Poof. not responding. I attempted to reinstall TB71, and "Opera" was installed.?????? Very long TB user. Help.

Asked by garyharris1946 3 weeks ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 2 weeks ago

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Thunderbird

There may or may not be someone who remembers the email software called Virtual Access, an unrelated precursor to Thunderbird. I still use it as my primary email software… (read more)

There may or may not be someone who remembers the email software called Virtual Access, an unrelated precursor to Thunderbird. I still use it as my primary email software, as does my company but its primary flaw is that it isn't truly compatible with HTML. It's great strength is the way it can manage emails. Thunderbird is almost as good but lacks the ability to move and re-thread an email, provided the email to be re-threaded is new than the one to which you want to thread it to. I also find Virtual Access email Rules (or Filters as Thunderbird calls them) easier to create and maintain. I have run Thunderbird in parallel but with HTML now taken for granted, need to change to Thunderbird both at home and at work.

I am looking for someone, on a daily fee basis, to help me in this transition. It is not something that can be done remotely as I need to show what Virtual Access can do and how best to get Thunderbird to work as close as possible to the way Virtual Access does. We are based in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes (UK). Thanks, Jonathon Whaley

Asked by Jonathon 1 week ago

Answered by david 4 days ago

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Thunderbird Will Not Automatically Download Emails When I First Open It

Hello! Thunderbird has suddenly stopped automatically downloading email when I open the app initially. All my emails server settings are set as they always were, to check… (read more)

Hello!

Thunderbird has suddenly stopped automatically downloading email when I open the app initially. All my emails server settings are set as they always were, to check on start up, check every 10 minutes and automatically download new messages.

The only "change" I have made is to move all the 2019 emails on all my email accounts from their Inboxes to their respective ARCHIVES. Some of them had thousands of emails to move, but that all went smoothly.

I cannot remember exactly when the problem first started, but it could have been the next day. Otherwise no changes at all.

Get All New Messages still works as does checking for new emails every 10 minutes.

I am running Version 91.5.0, first offered to channel users on January 11, 2022.

I am on Windows 10 Build 19043

Thanks for any advice.

Peter

Asked by paf1 4 days ago

Answered by paf1 4 days ago

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Managing Thunderbird profiles

I inherited a thunderbird installation with 5 profiles set up. I went through all the old emails and salvaged what I needed, consolidating them under 2 profiles I need to… (read more)

I inherited a thunderbird installation with 5 profiles set up. I went through all the old emails and salvaged what I needed, consolidating them under 2 profiles I need to keep. How can I delete the other three profiles?

Asked by ortondebi 6 days ago

Answered by david 6 days ago

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Thunderbird

I started using Thunderbird about a year ago after giving up on Outlook. I decided to start from scratch with TB. All my old Outlook folders and messages had been downloa… (read more)

I started using Thunderbird about a year ago after giving up on Outlook. I decided to start from scratch with TB. All my old Outlook folders and messages had been downloaded from the server, so if I needed to I could always fire up Outlook offline and refer to something from my archive. I then used TB very happily for 11 months.

Earlier this week my computer's SSD failed while under warranty and was replaced FOC by the supplier. I restored all my apps and data. The only issue I've had any problem with is my Thunderbird data.

Reinstalling the TB application was easy. Getting it to connect with my email server was rather harder but I managed to get it done, so now I can receive and send emails.

However, instead of my current list of TB folders, what I am seeing is my old Outlook folders from 11 months ago - every single one of them empty, I hasten to add! It's a complete mystery to me how TB has managed to pick up that particular profile!

Luckily I had backed up TB just before the SSD failed. All my TB folders and messages should therefore be safe and it ought to just be a matter of persuading TB to call up the correct profile. But I have got nowhere after hours of trying different approaches suggested by other TB users on various support threads.

In my TB backup I can see that the folder structure I want, and all the associated messages, are located in ...\Thunderbird\Profiles\wu6p6f5w.default-release\Mail\[my email folder]. I'm unclear why a couple of extra folders have been added on to wu6p6f5w.default-release, but if that's what is on the backup it can only mean that TB created the extra folders.

I made sure to copy all the contents of [my email folder], with the full identical file path, to my reinstalled TB profile; that TB's default profile pointed to wu6p6f5w.default-release; and then I restarted TB. But nothing changed: the empty Outlook folders were still there instead of the relevant TB folders.

I tried copying the contents of [my email folder] directly into wu6p6f5w.default-release. Again that made no difference, so I changed the profile path to point at ...Profiles\wu6p6f5w.default-release\Mail\[my email folder]. But still, no difference.

I hate to criticise TB, which in the main I think is excellent, but does this profile setup really have to be so complicated? That said, any suggestions would be very much appreciated!

Asked by David Townsend Jones 6 days ago

Answered by david 6 days ago