Thunderbird Question, Again

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Jewelzz, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Been using Thunderbird for about a month now (I think), it's been working fine, no problems ... until last night.

    It just stopped sending and receiving email. Anyone have a similar problem? Any clue what happen and how to fix it? Do I need to uninstall and reinstall? If I do, will I lose all my email?
     
  2. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    First make sure it is not in offline mode.

    Click File > Offline; Work Offline should be unchecked.


    If you need to backup your mail and profiles copy this folder.

    Documents and Settings\user name\Application Data\Thunderbird
     
  3. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Silly question, but you didn't accidentally block it on your firewall?
     
  4. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I had the exact same problem when I tried Thunderbird and had to go back to Outlook :suprised:
     
  5. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    Out of curiousity, what do you use for an Anti-Virus program? I forget which one it was but it messed my email settings up, so you might want to check that as well.
     
  6. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I'm not using a firewall. AV is AVG. Now the odd thing ... I got Outlook up and running last night to get my mail. Tonight I started downloading with Outlook and opened TBird, to check the offline settings and thought, let's see what happens when I click "Get Mail" ... it's working again :blink:

    Thanks to those who answered me :)
     
  7. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    You don't have a firewall !! :eek: :p
     
  8. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Nope, running a router. Plus all I have is NIS and well, I'm tired of Symantac crap
     
  9. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I had the same problem adn went back to outlook. Another thing with thunderbird that didn't set well with was multiple email accounts, it can't handle them very well ..
     
  10. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Thunderbird has this odd quirk - if ever it stops sending/recieving close it, kill any left behind processes, start it up again and alll is golden until the next time :)
     
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  11. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I have 5 or 6 accounts and Thunderbird seems to be handling them well ... no complaints.

    The funniest thing about this problem ... I called my ISP thinking perhaps they were having an issue...

    Tech: We haven't have any issues reported
    Me: I'm reporting it
    Tech: What email client are you using?
    Me: Thunderbird
    Tech: Huh? What's that?
    Me: An email client
    Tech: We don't support that
    Me: I'm not asking you to support it, I'm asking if you email serving is having issues.
    Tech: We don't have any issues reported.
    Me: I'm reporting an issue.

    Haha, drove that f*cker crazy with my b!tchiness
     
  12. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    lol, tech support is always well informed... i know a few who think that SpyBot is a virus :S
     
  13. Yharn

    Yharn meh.

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    there is a spybot virus (W32.spybot.worm). I have to deal with it quite frequently doing tech support for my university.

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.spybot.worm.html

    the above link is to one of the spybot virus variants.
     
  14. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    It was crashing during the process of trying to connect to diff email servers with diff pop and smtp information.
     
  15. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    I installed Thunderbird and wasn't impressed because it was fickle about sending and recieving email. In fact for the first 5 days it didn't work at all. When I would start it up, it would ask if I wanted to import any new messages from outlook express so I would click yes because I would start up OE at the end of the day to double check my e-mails and it would pull them no problem. So I'd shut down TB and restart it and that's when it would update the messages.

    Strange. I uninstalled it and I would like to use it again but that didn't impress me all that much. I like Firefox but it seems Thunderbird needs some more work.
     
  16. Weasel

    Weasel Define 'Cynical'

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    I find it rather interesting that some of you are having problems or aren't impressed with it. I have five different pop accounts and have been using Thunderbird since pre-0.1 and have been quite happy with the results (switched from OE and FoxMail). Of course, I haven't tried importing anything but since I tend to forget to backup my e-mail when I reformat, it's almost nothing when I loose all of it and have to start from scratch. I'd say install the latest version, setup your accounts, and just go from there. Don't bother importing e-mails yet since you're going to have OE installed anyway and can just open that whenever you need to glance at an older e-mail. Create an extra pop account on the mail server if you can and use that for Thunderbird, learn it's qwerks and whatnot. Make a backup of your OE e-mail and try to import it, learn what's spazzin' out there.

    Not trying to force anyone to use Thunderbird, just throwing out some [hopefully helpful] suggestions. :)
     
  17. Jewelzz

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    I don't want to go back to Outlook but it's continuing to happen. Might post on their forum to see if there's a fix