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Contents of emails missing

After an upgrade of Thunderbird Around 12/27-28/21 almost all of the contents of my emails before the upgrade have disappeared, 2012 to 12/27/21. Emails after that date w… (read more)

After an upgrade of Thunderbird Around 12/27-28/21 almost all of the contents of my emails before the upgrade have disappeared, 2012 to 12/27/21. Emails after that date were sent to a new folder, Inbox2 and they are readable. I have since had new emails rerouted to the main Inbox. How can I restore the contents?

FYI - I tried repair folder and all of the emails vanished. I have since restored the last backup. All emails are from AOL; no other backups exist before 1/20/22 without going to my old PC which was last used in July so I would still lose everything between then and 12/27/21 to 1/14/22.

Asked by yurex109 3 hours ago

Sudden purge of my Inbox...

Hi, Vols! ~ Yeah. So, during the day today, while I was on the phone and tending to a matter that involved navigating on certain Browsers and simultaneously cross-referen… (read more)

Hi, Vols! ~

Yeah. So, during the day today, while I was on the phone and tending to a matter that involved navigating on certain Browsers and simultaneously cross-referencing back to my email in Tb, suddenly my Inbox purged off about 19k emails, which don't seem to have been moved to any other of my files. They just were dumped and vanished!

Interestingly, my Inbox is now constantly maintaining at 10,000 even, even as new emails keep coming...

Why would this happen? And, can they be retrieved???

Thanks everybody!

Lawrence ~

Asked by larry3names 3 hours ago

T-bird search is so poor when Eudora search was simple and fast and great

I ran Eudora for decades. Finally at the start of 2021 I migrated to T-Bird thru the long process of starting with old T-bird and importing old Eudora emails and then wor… (read more)

I ran Eudora for decades. Finally at the start of 2021 I migrated to T-Bird thru the long process of starting with old T-bird and importing old Eudora emails and then working up in versions. Now running 91.4.1 . I use it professionally and have many clients.

In other words I have been running T-bird every day for a year.

My basic issue here is the Search messages functionality has improved a wee little bit thru the newer version but it still is so crippled and lacking. As one user posted in frustration, (paraphrasing) "I do not want to know how to do all sorts of tweeks and cntl-key stuff. I just want to select search and only type one thing in and see EVERY email that has it IN ANY PART OF THE EMAIL". I am the same way and usually that is fine and I do not normally need to refine the search.

But that is so hard to achieve. Another user I saw posted in frustration with the lack of the "any header" search option and the response from t-bird folk is just to add all the to, from , subject, body things in the dialog. REALY?

Then the next step is what email folders am I interested in? Another awkward thing in t-bird. After a year I still cannot get what I want. I hate the format. The "display as list" thing is weird. And it is just returning false info on some searches.

To find a good example of search run Eudora 7 search. One tab gives you quick and easy control over the folders and the other quick and easy control of the search params with results. Super easy to get specific with searches. Thus a novice beginner can use and a proficient expert can use.

So why cannot the t-bird developer folk use Eudora search as a template for a nice search within the t-bird product? JUST START FROM SCRATCH!

SEARCH IS SO CRITICAL TO ME THAT NOW I RUN BOTH EUDORA AND T-BIRD ALL THE TIME SO THAT WHEN I NEED TO SEARCH I USE EUDORA: CRAZY!!!

So get the picture here? We need a decent search like Eudora used to have.

Asked by namedotname 1 day ago

Last reply by namedotname 10 hours ago

I have used tags for years, however now I cannot find those I have recorded this year though earlier ones remain visible

I have been using tags for years. However I now find that the tag emails I have been creating in the recent past are only partially retrievable. Is there a limit to the f… (read more)

I have been using tags for years. However I now find that the tag emails I have been creating in the recent past are only partially retrievable. Is there a limit to the file size of tagged mails?

Asked by follower 11 hours ago

thunderbird mail

I had tb mail for a few years. After an update it stopped working. Won't start automatically. Have tried "POP access settings and instructions for Yahoo Mail". Still … (read more)

I had tb mail for a few years. After an update it stopped working. Won't start automatically. Have tried "POP access settings and instructions for Yahoo Mail". Still not working. Will appreciate any help. scooter

Asked by scooter 12 hours ago

Searching or listing S/MIME messages

Does anybody know if there is a way to search for S/MIME messages in TB ? Or at least, order the list of messages (in some folder) according to whether messages are S/MI… (read more)

Does anybody know if there is a way to search for S/MIME messages in TB ? Or at least, order the list of messages (in some folder) according to whether messages are S/MIME or not?

Asked by asantoni64 1 day ago

Last reply by asantoni64 14 hours ago

Junk mail not moving from inbox to junk mail folder

This has happened a couple of times now running the most current version of Thunderbird as of 1/25/22 and for the past week my junk mail is not moving to the junk mail fo… (read more)

This has happened a couple of times now running the most current version of Thunderbird as of 1/25/22 and for the past week my junk mail is not moving to the junk mail folder. The settings are correct in the tools and accounts. This happened about 2 months ago and then one day it started to work, now it is not again. Any ideas. I have to go through about 300 junk emails now each day which is a waste of time.

Asked by Jeff 1 day ago

Last reply by Jeff 15 hours ago

Thunderbird, typing recepient does not look deep enough in Address Book

Starting typing first letter you get maybe 5 suggested recepients. Typing more letter only reduce list among these 5. It does not look deeper in address book, it seems. Y… (read more)

Starting typing first letter you get maybe 5 suggested recepients. Typing more letter only reduce list among these 5. It does not look deeper in address book, it seems. You know you have other recepients that correspond, but not looked for. So have to type entire address from memory.

Thunderbird v91.5.0

Thanks.

Asked by gog756 2 days ago

Last reply by gog756 18 hours ago

Inbox on Outlook, connected to through IMAP, does show different than Inbox on Thunderbird

Hi, I am using a long time already Thunderbird in connection with an Outlook account (at work). Recently I need to use Outlook every now and then. The issue I see is that… (read more)

Hi,

I am using a long time already Thunderbird in connection with an Outlook account (at work). Recently I need to use Outlook every now and then.

The issue I see is that the Inbox at Outlook shows more mails than the corresponding Inbox at Thunderbird. I.e. mails that I moved from Inbox in Thunderbird to another folder still show in the Outlook Inbox.

See here what I did try already, but ultimately I got stuck ... :

  • "compacting" the Inbox at Thunderbird always gives the desired result, i.e. the Outlook Inbox is again synchronous with the Thunderbird Inbox.
  • From there, I got some hunch it would be related to the "expunge" functionality. So I decided in the advanced preferences to set:
    • "expunge_after_delete" to true
    • "expunge_threshold_number" to 0.

However, still no success. Unless I compact manually, the Outlook Inbox stays out of sync.

I don't think it is very version related - feels like I have this issue forever - but now I am on 91.5.0.

Any hint as how I could solve this?

Asked by firefox1342 1 day ago

Last reply by firefox1342 1 day ago

opening files

Since about three weeks ago thunderbird is not opening CorelDraw files. I have checked the prefernces menu and CorelDraw is still the software recommended to open .cdr fi… (read more)

Since about three weeks ago thunderbird is not opening CorelDraw files.

I have checked the prefernces menu and CorelDraw is still the software recommended to open .cdr files.

please help!!!

Asked by It's me 1 day ago

Last reply by It's me 1 day ago

word wrap sent message view?

Hey, when I compose a message word wrapping works and the message text is wrapped to the message composer window size. That all works fine. However whenever I review a s… (read more)

Hey, when I compose a message word wrapping works and the message text is wrapped to the message composer window size. That all works fine.

However whenever I review a sent message, there is no word wrapping. The result is every paragraph is one long line that has to be scrolled to view. Is there no way for Thunderbird to wrap in the sent message view?

Thanks for you support!

Asked by streetwalker.dreams 1 day ago

Multiple new mail notifications for the same email

I cannot be too precise when this started happening but at some point in the past two months, I have found that Thunderbird repeatedly notifies me about the same unread e… (read more)

I cannot be too precise when this started happening but at some point in the past two months, I have found that Thunderbird repeatedly notifies me about the same unread emails. I think it's probably since upgrading to 91.

I am accessing my inboxes with IMAP and they have multiple subfolders. The subfolders may contain 1 or more unread emails. I do not want or need more than one notification about any given unread email. I am quite sure that Thunderbird 78 did not do this, as it is noticeably irritating.

I am experiencing this with Thunderbird on Debian accessing my personal email and Thunderbird on Ubuntu accessing my work email.

Asked by firefox1522 2 days ago

Last reply by firefox1522 2 days ago

mailmerge errors

Hi Just tried to do a mailmerge using a csv file that I have used before, and got the following error message [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x8050000e (… (read more)

Hi Just tried to do a mailmerge using a csv file that I have used before, and got the following error message

[Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x8050000e (NS_ERROR_ILLEGAL_INPUT) [nsIConverterInputStream.readString]" nsresult: "0x8050000e (NS_ERROR_ILLEGAL_INPUT)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://mailmerge/content/utils.js :: csv :: line 374" data: no] Any help on this much appreciated Colin

Asked by Balljoint 2 days ago

Thunderbird 91.5.0 (64-bit) (Ubuntu 20.04) is constantly eating a lot of CPU:-(

In the 15h, my laptop was online today, Thunderbird took out 6h CPU time:-( Sorry, I find that a bit excessive:-( Any idea, what to look at? i7-9750H CPU @ 2.60GHz, 6-c… (read more)

In the 15h, my laptop was online today, Thunderbird took out 6h CPU time:-( Sorry, I find that a bit excessive:-(

Any idea, what to look at? i7-9750H CPU @ 2.60GHz, 6-core/12-thread, 32GB RAM. So, that should not be a slow machine. Ubuntu 20.04

Thanks for any ideas, -- Marco

Asked by mw46d 2 days ago

how do I change primary email/

My Linux Mint 18 (64bit) upgraded my Thunderbird to version 91.5.0. That version is a mess. I am trying to ask a question and Mozilla wants to send replies to my primar… (read more)

My Linux Mint 18 (64bit) upgraded my Thunderbird to version 91.5.0. That version is a mess. I am trying to ask a question and Mozilla wants to send replies to my primary email. Unfortunately due to the Thunderbird upgrade I can no longer pop my emails to that address nor send anything.

I have a gmail account that works but how do I change my primary email address since Mozilla keeps sending me a code to an address that Thunderbird won't let me get mail at?

Asked by see3ducks 3 days ago