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Thunderbird doesn't check for new emails except at startup

Q: Thunderbird doesn't check for new emails except at startup

Last time I asked a complicated, general question. This one is extremely specific. I hope that will be less annoying.

I recently migrated to Thunderbird from the Outlook Express I had on my 12-year-old computer. Thunderbird definitely does have the correct settings for my account; it successfully checks for and downloads new messages every time I open the program. However, despite being set to check for new messages every 10 minutes, it never does. I can verify this by going to my ISP website and finding emails that have been waiting there for a lot longer than 10 minutes. Even manually clicking Get Messages does no good. But if I close Thunderbird and re-open it, then it does download the waiting messages.

It seems to send messages I write immediately. It's not like it can't send OR receive. It simply won't receive.

In case you doubt I have it set correctly, I have attached a screenshot of the settings page. I don't think it includes any confidential information. Incidentally, the way I am used to taking a screenshot didn't work. I found an article that claimed there are many ways to make a screenshot http://www.digitalcitizen.life/4-ways-take-screenshots-windows-8-81-using-built-tools and none of them worked either -- until I tried the Snipping Tool. What happened to good old fashioned "Print Screen"??? But that would be a different question.

For now -- what on earth can be wrong with Thunderbird that it checks for new email successfully at startup but no other time.

I looked online but could find no help.

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Recently, I have had Windows XP's check disk utility come up during start up and run through the disks to check for corruption. Every time, it would just scan and be ok. Yesterday however, after my computer was on stand by, I tried to open up thunderbird to check my emails when I got the corrupt file windows message. I restarted and the check utility came up again..this time a lot of messages popped up saying that it was "fixing" the disks etc. When I got back into windows and opened up thunderbird..my entire inbox was gone. Everything else with thunderbird is there instead of the inbox. The check disk is still coming up on startup.

Can I recover my inbox? Thank you.
 

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Hello,

first I'd like to say that english is not my first language so please have understanding for any spelling or grammar errors.

Most of our clients use Thunderbird as a mailclient. We never really had any problems with it and we are very happy Thunderbird users.

The problem is that one of our clients now connects (on a new external domain) to a POP3 server out of our reach. Thunderbird is configured to check for mail every minute, but it doesn't seem to be able to find new ones automatically. When we check for mail manually, it downloads new messages without a problem. Strange thing is that MS Outlook CAN download/find the new mail each minute. And Thunderbird gives no error or anything.

So in short; Thunderbird (2.0+) seems unable to check for new pop mail each minute, while outlook (2007) can.

Is this a known issue? Any help would be very welcome and thanks in advance
 

A:Solved: Thunderbird doesn't automatically check for new mail on pop3

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Thunderbird just now started to NOT receive new emails and NOT send emails. 1) When trying to receive new emails then a message pops up: "Sending of password for user, [email protected], did not succeed. Mail server, pop.att.yahoo.com, responded: Server error - please try again later". 2) When trying to send an email then a message pops up: "Login to account, 'AT&T', failed. Login to server, smtp.att.yahoo.com, with user name, [email protected], failed, Retry. Enter new password. Cancel." The following displayed when I clicked on TOOLS>ACCOUNT SETTINGS: 1) Server Settings>Server Type: POP Mail Server> Server Name: pop.att.yahoo.com>User Name: [email protected]>Server Settings: every item has a check mark EXCEPT, 'Fetch Headers Only'. 2) Outgoing .. "SMTP Server: AT&T - smtp.att.yahoo.com, Normal Password." I sure hope that I copied everything correctly for your perusal. This disruption occurred at the worst time as the hospital nurse called & indic... Read more

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Hi,
I have a HDD that crashed recently and I need to pull my old email messages off the old hard drive (currently rigged as a slave drive, Vista is the OS) and put them on the new one.
I want to use Thunderbird on the new machine (as that's what I used before) can someone please give me an idiots guide on how to do this from start to finish?

A:ThunderBird Emails...

Thunderbird stores profiles the same way Firefox does.

Navigate to the following address on the slave drive:

Users\yourName\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles

Drag the profile folder (it's in the form of "xxxxxxxx.default", where xxxxxxxx is random numbers and letters) from the slave drive to the same location on the host drive. Your profile (and presumably all your emails) will now be on the host OS. I've done it with Firefox profiles before, but I assume it works the same way with Thunderbird. I checked Thunderbird on my netbook, and inside my profile folder (if you go deep enough) there is a small file named "Inbox" (I only have 2 emails in my inbox because I only used the program once).

Let me know if this works for you.

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Hello
I recently opened Thunderbird and I was forced to create a new account via the wizard option. This had meant that I lost all my emails.
After reading several help options on Thunderbird I understand that my emails and profile are on my system but I am really confused how to get everything back. I know it is possible but I need it explained in layman terms. Can anybody help me with this.

Thanks in advance

Paul

A:Lost Emails in Thunderbird

Hello woodman,I've had this same experience some time ago, but now I know a lot more. Thunderbird creates a Profile folder and in it is a mail folder. What I'm not too certain about at this moment is if by creating your new account that you also created a new profile folder. That has likely happened. Whether or no, I'd suggest opening your current Thunderbird account and under both local folders and the main account area create one folder each with an odd name. Here's an image of this accomplished in Local Folders:This is strictly for identification purposes so you know you've got the right folders. I'd choose something near the top of the alphabet.Aardvark and AARP come to mind.Once you have done that, close Thunderbird.Now, here's where you get to navigate.My computer ==> Local Disk ==> Documents and Settings ==> Your user name on the computer (woodman?) ==> Application Data ==> Thunderbird ==> Profiles ==> MailIf you see more than one profile, open that profile and keep that window open, then do the navigation over again and open the OTHER profile. Resize your windows so that they are either side-by-side or one above and one below.Now, in each window, open the Mail folder. Inside that folder in each window, you will see a folder labeled Local Folders and a folder with your account name. In One window, open the Local folder. See if your odd named folder is in it. If it is, then you have your new account. If it isn't go back to the previous f... Read more

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I need help to restore them if possible. Thank you. stream.

A:Emails gone from inbox in Thunderbird 3.0.4

Didn't manage to inadvertently create a new profile did you? Have a look here,

Profile Manager - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

to see how to check, and see if that is what happened.

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My company just switched to at&t dsl. I have always used Mozilla Thunderbird without a problem. Since the switch I can receive but cannot send any emails (ymail.com or charter.net acounts) through thunderbird. When I try this is the message I receive....The message could not be sent because connecting to SMTP server smtp.charter.net failed. The server may be unavailable or is refusing SMTP connections. Please verify that your SMTP server setting is correct and try again, or else contact your network administrator. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

A:ThunderBird will not send emails

Did the POP and SMTP server names remain the same with the changeover? I would expect that smtp.charter.net might have been the prior ISP? Many ISPs do not allow use of their SMTP servers without validation to prevent them from being used as SPAM vehicals. You will either need to validate to charter or use the AT&T outgoing (SMTP) server. If that is the AT&T SMTP server, try using port 587 rather than port 25.

Your company's IT folks should be able to assist you.
 

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Hi all,

I am needing to move some old emails that i have on my old pc on to my new computer that i have just got, i have had a look on Google and there are a few sites saying how to do it but they vary on their methods.

does anybody have a tutorial on how to do this?

Thank you

JPLamb
 

A:Move Thunderbird emails from pc to pc

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Hello...Is it possible to copy some /all emails plus attachments from Thunderbird to CD to free up some space on my PC and Firefox. Thanks for any reply. Alan

A:Copying emails from Thunderbird to CD

Tutorial for TB2, but pretty much same goes for TB3: http://www.freeemailtutorials.com/mozillaThunderbird/backupRestore.cwd

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Since the summer, Thunderbird (Now on version 31.2) operating on Windows 7 has been repeatedly downloading from Yahoo any email that has an attachment. Deleting popstate.dat does not cure the problem, which is only overcome by logging into Yahoo and deleting the offending email from there. Apart from being the proverbial pain in the ***, all these repeats with attachments add significantly to my download allowance. I can find numerous instances on various forums of people having similar problems, but no offered cures, apart from the popstate.dat one.
Can anyone help?
 

A:Thunderbird and emails with attachments

No responses so far. Problem persists. Help appreciated.
 

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All of my emails, folders, and accts are gone its as if I've never used thunderbird!

Is there any way to get them back? What happened?
 

A:i opened thunderbird and ALL of my emails are gone!

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Disappearing_mail
 

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i have thunderbird in which i have amny account in that i have lost my eamils which are very important mails and they are around 2000 mails so can any one help me plz
thanks
 

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I would like to know how to delete individual emails and also all emails in mozilla thunderbird on my pc. I can already do it on my phone.

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I have changed to thunderbird from wlm its ok but I prefer my latest emails to come in on top, how do I do this in thunderbird. thanks.

A:how to get latest emails on top thunderbird

Hi, see if this sorts it https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1027908

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Hi, I'm a newbie so treat me nicely!

I've had Thunderbird two months now. Everything is going well until I switch on one day and all the emails that have been downloaded previous are corrupt. I can't see the content, they are either blank of have thousands of random letters. The only thing I can do is delete the emails. It has now happened twice in two months. Can anybody offer any advice? Thanks.

David

A:Thunderbird corrupting emails

How recently have you compacted your folders? Compacting is something that needs to be done regularly in any email program. We recommend weekly, but many of us do it daily. When done often enough, it can be an extremely fast process. Not doing so can lead to problems like those you are experiencing. See this about how to and why it's so important: Compacting folders - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

To avoid this happening again, see the tips in these articles:
Keep it working - Thunderbird - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
Performance - Thunderbird - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

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Hi,

How can I save my old thunderbird email so I can burn them on a disc? I know how to open windows folder and drag'n drop emails from the outlook inbox folder to the folder I created on my desktop. It does not work like this in Thunderbird. Any idea?

Thank you

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I have changed to thunderbird from wlm its ok but I prefer my latest emails to come in on top, how do I do this in thunderbird. thanks.

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I would like to know how to delete individual emails and also all emails in mozilla thunderbird on my pc. I can already do it on my phone.

A:delete emails in thunderbird

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Originally Posted by tony007


I would like to know how to delete individual emails and also all emails in mozilla thunderbird on my pc. I can already do it on my phone.




When you click on the e-mail, a box should open with delete in it. To delete all e-mails, select from the edit menu, "select all" and then click the delete button in the upper left hand corner of the mail toolbar. You can also delete by selecting the message and clicking delete in the mail toolbar. If you do not see the mail toolbar, go to "view" in the menu bar and click on toolbars and check "mail toolbar".

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I get notices of mails through thunderbird but with nothing in the body. For example, an ebay message from a potential buyer. I have to go to ebay and check messages to read it. The same happened with an answer from a seller to a question I asked about a product I wanted to buy on amazon. My other emails come in OK.

thanks, Frank

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I have used Thunderbird for years. Something happened, I believe during an update, that disabled my ability to send emails. I tried one suggestion to switch to port 587 but that did not work. I use Cox Communications as my internet provider. I can access my emails there and recently started downloading to gmail from five aliases at Cox. I can send from any of them using gmail.

I prefer the format at Thunderbird and would like to return to it. Anyone have suggestions?
 

A:Solved: Thunderbird Won't Send Emails

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Would like to transfer my emails from thunderbird to windows mail. Also my emails continue to go to thunderbird even tho Windows mail is selected. Mail not arriving in Windows mail.
 

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Dear Friends
I have the latest version of thunderbird installed I also run NOD32 Antivirus programm.
The problem that occurs is that in the last two weeks I recieve all the time where the sender and the reciepient is me. If I open this mails inside there are junks like drugstores, sexsites etc. If I open via thunderbird the message code of this emails then there is allways some email address from spammers or people I dont know in the reply section.

What can I do I recieve allmost 100 spam mails per day but now plus 30 to 40 from my self.

Thanks for your help


Konstantinos

A:Recieving emails from My self with junk with Thunderbird

Welcome to TSF!!

Hi,

I would start by not opening any email that has a sent to and reply email that is the same, that is usually a good queue that it spam. Next about the emails that you are opening in Thunderbird. I would recommend that you start sending all of the suspected spam messages to your junk folder. This may take some time but it will get the job done.

I haven't used thunderbird in a couple of years but i am pretty sure that there is a junkmail function. I found an article on the mozillaZine, Mozilla's online magazine. Take a look at this for help with it.

Cheers!

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I have had 3 Aol email accounts for years and used TB with them. When i created my first gmail address and included it with my AOL email accounts, I am greeted with this full 'page' Log in from Google. No matter how right I enter the info, i am always told that its incorrect. I have to go through the verification process code in order to read all my emails. Why does Google monopolize Thunderbird?
 

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I just set up Thunderbird on my dad's machine, and all emails are going to the "trash" folder. I searched around settings, etc, but can't figure out how to set incoming emails to default to the inbox. Can someone tell me how to do this? Thanks.
 

A:Thunderbird: How can I get incoming emails to go to inbox?

By default email should go to Inbox, except the suspected spam Thunderbird sends to the Junk folder.

Did you set any message filters? Change any settings in 'folders and offline storage'?
 

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Hi this is my first time on this Tech Support, so tell me if I'm asking a common question that the answer can be found elsewhere.
I am using Thunderbird, have since Outlook Express didn't work July 07.
All was working OK, I leave my computer on all the time, connected to internet and Thunderbird on, I went out at 6pm came home around 9pm and my computer had restarted? Maybe there was a power failure while I was out? So I opened up Thunderbird email again, to check out what new emails I'd received, but I kept getting "Alert" messages for all 7 of my email addresses. "Could not connect to the server. Connection was refused" After I'd called my ISP Optusnet.com.au and told them the probelms, they wouldn't support my problem because I'm using Thunderbird, not Outlook Express, they suggested I remove all email accounts and re-enter them, and that would fix it. So I removed the email accounts and re-entered them again. I could not see any place in the set-up area to add in any passwords, so I guess you don't need them for Thunderbird? So I re-added all 7 email account settings. But the emails still will not download from the server. They are on the server as the Technical Support at Optusnet, checked for me.
He stated I needed to type in the incoming and outgoing server as mail.optusnet.com.au, which I did for that part, even though it shows on the finished form for outgoing server name : suzee3-mail.optusnet.com.au.
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A:[SOLVED] Thunderbird Emails not Downloading

Hi Suzee3 and welcome to TSF,

I checked at your ISP and the servers are correct. Go Here if you want to double check them.
The Suzee3 on the outgoing is right. T-bird just displays it that way to keep the login info for the multiple accounts seperate.

Here's a link to Mozilla on connection errors. See if anything there applies.

One thing you could try is to click Tools>Options>Privacy>Passwords tab>Edit saved passwords. Remove the login information for one of the usernames (try just your main account). The mailbox:// is the Incoming and smpt:// is the Outgoing. Close T-bird.
Open T-bird and you should be asked for your password. Enter it and see if it downloads for that account. If it does, repeat the above for all accounts.

T.

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Ever since I tried an upgrade to Thunderbird 3.0 I've been unable to keep my emails on the comcast.net server. Reverting to a Thunderbird 2.0 version has not helped; I've tried uninstalling (deleting everything) and reinstalling, but it's just not working.

Because I'm frequently switching back and forth from my laptop to my desktop as I work, I like having the emails download into Thunderbird on my desktop but leaving them on the comcast/SmartZone server as well, since I can then access them on my laptop.

Ever since the Thunderbird 3.0 fiasco, the messages disappear from the SmartZone/comcast server once they've downloaded onto my hard drive. Apparently if you have an IMAP server you can uncheck the sync, but comcast only supports pop.

Any suggestions as to what I can do to put this back to the way it was before? If not, any suggestions for other free email clients that won't have the same problem with sync?

Appreciate any help you can provide. This has taken on a new urgency, since I'm going to have to be spending more time out of town with a sick parent.

A:[SOLVED] How do I unsync Thunderbird emails?

Account Settings:Server Settings:Check Leave Messages on Server

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I use TB 3.1 and Gmail. I don't have a spam folder in TB, (I thought I use to have but I don't anymore for whatever reason), but when I go to Gmail directly I find emails from certain sites I don't want to ignore. How can I keep certain emails from being recognized as spam when they are not. It seems to happen mostly wit email newsletters from one or 2 of by senders.
Can anyone help? I'd appreciate it.
Floyd

A:How do I keep certain emails in Thunderbird from going into the spam folder

Take a look at the following: Using filters in Gmail.This should explain and help you do what you want.Gmail's filters allow you to manage the flow of incoming messages. Using filters, you can automatically label, archive, delete, star, or forward your mail, even keep it out of Spam -- all based on a combination of keywords, sender, recipients, and more.Bold is mine.

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HI,

yesterday it was recommended to me to change over from OutExpress (sorry if I have name wrong. It is the email that is with IE) to Firefoxe's Thunderbird (My browser is Firefox)

So I installed Thunderbird 2, and thought I was doing the right thing. I was asked to type in a password (something I didn't seed to do for Outexpress), so I did. And my emails got transferred. BUT then I noticed that I have not now--for hours (which is very unusual) received ANy email. I even emailed Tom--who had recommened me change to T-Bird --to send me an email to know all's alright, and there is nothing, so I know something is up

Now I thought maybe I should click "get mail" and then I get: This folder is being processed. Please wait until processing is complete to get messages.

Then I get: Please enter a new password for user [my email]

when I do that, and submit i get an Alert pop-up saying: Sending the password did not suceed. Mail server pop.ntlworld.com responded: invalid user name or password

I don't know what to do, and am expecting important emails!
 

A:Just changed over to Thunderbird and cannot receive emails!!!

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Most of my outgoing Thunderbird emails contain annoying strange characters included after each sentence. How to fix? Thanks. Old submariner, John
 

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Hello,

One of our workers received a new laptop, they were running XP with netscape mail 7.2, and now have a new Vista Business laptop.

I ultimately want to convert the user from using netscape to more common, supported email, so I suggested outlook 2007 or thunderbird 2.x with Lightning calendar and address book thing, until thunderbird 3 comes out with all that built in.

I've tried importing via the import tools, tried copying directly then just running the program, everything I tried doesn't seem to want to import his emails into either program.

I noticed there is no easy "export" settings/emails/address books from netscape to import it later... not even if it was the same version..

So, I backed up the entire profiles folder and tried dumping that in the same place, and still no luck.

Is there anything I can do to either get all the emails/settings into either thunderbird or outlook?

I've gotta tackle this again first thing tomorrow morning, so I appreciate the quick replies/solutions. thanks everyone
 

A:Converting emails from netscape to thunderbird help

Well you have the right idea... Export to an archive file. Import from the archive file.
There are plenty of instructions at www.mozilla.com unless that has changed recently.

Or use Eudora to import, then export to a file that Thunderbird will import.
 

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Hi.Just want to clarify one little item regarding thunderbird backup.I have the mozbackup installed just would like to confirm my setting just for the backup of thunderbird emails,Address book & My settings
This my setup,Is it correct or do I need to change some of the check boxes?

I'm sorry if this question don't comply in this forum,But I thought that someone is using thunderbird email client here.

Thanks.

A:Thunderbird emails & Address book

Your settings are OK, I use the same ones.
Jerry

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Hello-
My old pc crashed- I saved my harddrive. I bought a new pc.
I downloaded mozilla thunderbird.
I need to get my old emails off my old hard drive (which is connected to my pc) and re-install them in the new email.

Some stuff to know:
My old email client was mozilla thunderbird.
My new email client is mozilla thunderbird.
All my old info is saved on a connected harddrive.
I am using windows vista now.
I tried the thunderbird help but it was to complicated.
I can invite someone to my pc via gotomypc.
can anyone help.....please
 

A:Mozilla Thunderbird- Reclaim my old emails

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Hi, I am helping a friend who would like to reorganize her Thunderbird email folders to make more sense. She had various folders on the server and saved locally, and wants to consolidate them. We reviewed her emails and agreed on a folder list that makes sense, and I've created those on the server. However, I'm having trouble moving all of the locally save emails to the new folders.

Part of the problem is that she relies in DSL, so the process is unbearable slow and easily interrupted. I am wondering how I can best accomplish this. Can I take her account offline, save everything, then reorganize it, and upload the new folder structure? Would it be better to convince her to come to my location, sign in on my laptop, and do the moves in real time via decent broadband?

She has a desktop box with Windows 10. I have FIOS internet, a Macbook, and a Windows 10 PC. She is an 85 year old music arranger and former actor on a Sreen Actors Guild retirement, so hardware changes would be difficult.

Thanks for any advice.

M.A. in Delaware
 

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Hi all,
I have researched this problem on the forum and other sites but to no avail. I am running Windows 7 on all three of my computers and have Thunderbird 3 installed on them. The problem is with only one computer. All setting are identical. I am using AVG and Zonealarm free for Windows 7.
The problem is that Thunderbird on this one computer will not send out any emails. It will not reply or forward any either. The message that displays after trying to send is as follows:
"Sending message failed. The message could not be sen because the connection was lost in the middle of the transaction. Try again or contact your network administrator." Also when I click on the error console, this error message appears:
"Error:[Exception... '"JavaScript component does not have a method named: "handleEvent'" when calling method: [nsIDOMEventListener::handleEvent]" nsresult: "0x80570030 (NS_ERROR_XPC_JSOBJECT_HAS_NO_FNCTION_NAMED)" location: "<unknlwn>" data: no].
I have tried every solution that I could find, including unistalling and reinstalling TB. Changing the account setting to all the different setting. service is with ATT.yahoo.
The other two computer are sending email just fine. I have compaired the setting of all three and are identical. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
Radioman1
 

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Hello,

Tried backing up my Thunderbird eMails using MOZ Backup.
Always worked just fine on my old pc running W7.

Now, with W10 on new pc, I get a warning from my BitDefender Anti Virus program that there "might" be ransomware, as MOZ Baxkup is trying to modify some file called "index.xxx"

Anyone have any experience running MOZ Backup in W10 ?
Think it is safe to run ?

Any thoughts on ?

Thanks,
Bob

A:MOZ Backup (for backing up Thunderbird eMails) ?

I have used MozBackup on all my Windows 10 computers without any problems. My guess is a false positive.

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Until yesterday Thunderbird was sending & receiving mail OK & has done for a few years.
Now when I try to reply to mail or create new mail the prog just hangs.
There is no error message.
I am stll receiving all mail.
I am running three accounts on different outgoing servers Virgin media & google & all have the same problem.
I have uninstalled, downloaded a new Thunderbird. It has picked up all the old mail & continues to receive but won't send.
Running XP Service pack 3
Mail will still go out if sent direct from google or virgin.
Any ideas as I am at a loss and as there is no error message I don't know what else to try?

A:MOZILLA THUNDERBIRD NOT SENDING EMAILS

Tools>Account Settings>Outgoing Server (SMTP). Recheck Port Settings against each of the three providers you're using.

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My emails disappeared right before my eyes from my Thunderbird email inbox yesterday.
I am desperate and would like to retrieve my emails.
I have tried compacting and also reindexing and neither of those brought my emails back.

I also tried to delete the inbox.msf file but am not quite sure if I got the right one. Still no
return of my emails when I restarted Thunderbird after deleting the inbox.msf file.

Would anyone have a detailed step by step set of instructions to deleting the inbox.msf file that they can share with me? I have some emails that I absolutely have to retrieve and today is only day 2 so I feel the longer I take to get things back the less my chances will be of restoring my email profile to what it was before all the emails disappeared.

Help please, and thank you.
 

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Today I'm unable to receive my emails from my Yahoo.com address via Thunderbird version 2.0.0.16 (20080708) on computer running Vista. I am still able to send emails however. I'm worried that I might have messed with the options cos when I had a similar problem I changed the port numbers (as it told me to do in the Yahoo Help files) and it started to work. That time I changed the SMTP port setting to 587 and the POP port setting to 110 and everythings worked fine for the best part of a year. Today I stupidly went in, fiddled with the settings and can't remember what the original settings should be (except the ports which are still set as 587 and 110). Should the SMTP be "SSL" or "No"? Should the POP be "Never", "SSL" and/or should the "use secure authentication" be ticked? I don't understand what it means and I'm just totally confused.

Thanks
Lulabelle

A:Thunderbird - Receiving Emails - Not Working

Been out for dinner and on return it seems to be functioning Ok again, so it appears I didn't do any lasting damage.

Anyone who can explain what all this secure setting/SSL means would make me a very happy bunny.

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TB3 will not accept my password. Have tried every password I have ever used
As result I cannot send mail. Can anyone help?
 

A:Solved: Thunderbird W7 cannot send emails

I'm confused, I thought I couldn't send, but instead I can't receive email in Thunderbird 3. I can send.
I use Firefox and Windows 7. I think the problem is the password but I have reset it and it does not get recognized. I'm completely frustrated and would appreciate some help. Anybody?
 

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i've been having trouble being able to set up my thunderbird and entourage email clients...i can recieve emails perfectly fine but i cannot reply. my boyfriend said it's something to do with my ISP, which is sbc...and they don't allow you to send emails through clients like these.

any suggestions or ideas on how i can get this working?
 

A:trouble sending emails through thunderbird/entourage...

You need to use the SMTP settings from your ISP.
In Tbird click on Tools/Account Settings, then the last entry on the left that says Outgoing Server (SMTP).
Under Server Name, put in the SBC-server entry on port 25.
You MAY also need to put your userID/Password in there.
SBC has nothing to say WHICH email client you use!

If you have started or migrated to Yahoo then your email settings will be:
Incoming Mail Server: pop.sbcglobal.yahoo.com
Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.sbcglobal.yahoo.com

If your email is @sbcglobal.net then:
Incoming Mail Server: pop.sbcglobal.net
Outgoing Mail Server: smtpauth.sbcglobal.net
For details see: http://global.swbell.net/help/sims/
 

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Anyones help on the following would be appreciated-thanks.
I have the correct outgoing smtp.tiscali.co.uk

Some emails had been going out previously at a reasonable rate though some took a long time or not going at all

Keep getting error message:-
An error occured sending mail. the mail server sent an incorrect greeting.
then said sorry your ip address isnot allowed to send email via me.
 

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Good afternoon,

We recently manually cleared a recycle bin due to an ongoing error message / issues accessing drive and have as a result lost all emails stored. We really need them back. Help???
No other changes to computer.
Note: tried to complete system repair however despite admin access, system repair is disabled.
Emails critical, so any assistance greatly appreciated!!!
Computer is Windows 10.

Thanks,
Alisha
 

A:Thunderbird/Exetel emails suddenly lost?

Hi,

I assume you're working for a company. All I can do, I think, is suggest some possibilities for how it might be able to be recovered.

Here are the pieces of information you need to know:

Whether your Thunderbird is setup for either IMAP or POP3
Do you work for a company that hosts it's own email server or is your email supported by another party, such as an online email provider? Either your company or the other party may store backups going back to a time before you deleted your recycle bin (which I'm assuming is the recycle bin in Thunderbird and not the Windows recycle bin).
Does your computer get backed-up locally or online, and does that backup include the following path (a question for your IT):
C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\(a unique identifier)​
The exact location can be found by doing the following:

In Thunderbird, select - "Help"
Select - "Troubleshooting Information"
Look for "Profile Folder" and click the button to the right to "Open Folder"
The path at the top is the location of your Thunderbird profile containing it's settings
​Two ways in which you'd be receiving email:

IMAP -- Your Thunderbird application basically provides you with a synced copy of what is on the email server. When you delete something it will not delete it on your computer, but will send a signal to the email server that the file needs to be deleted.
POP3 -- This works dif... Read more

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is there an easy way to transfer emails, address book etc. from an XP(3) PC running thunderbird to a Win7 PC running Win Live Mail?
 

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I am using Mozilla Thunderbird version 52.5.0 (W10 32bit) for my emails.

I can receive but not send emails. My wife is also using same programme for emails and hers is working fine for send/receive. Because my Bigpond Webmail can send/receive Bigpond Tech support are saying the problem is to do with Mozilla (i.e. which they don't support).
Message I get is "Login to server mail.bigpond.com failed." It then asks me to Retry or Enter New Password etc.

I have checked (as best I can) the settings and all appears to be ok.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Good afternoon,

We recently manually cleared a recycle bin due to an ongoing error message / issues accessing drive and have as a result lost all emails stored. We really need them back. Help???
No other changes to computer.
Note: tried to complete system repair however despite admin access, system repair is disabled.
Emails critical, so any assistance greatly appreciated!!!
Computer is Windows 10.

Thanks,
Alisha
 

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