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That's good. I don't think following my instructions will cause
problems but since you have one good working copy now, you might
want to place a new copy on the machine and place the profile from
the old machine in that one. If it works properly fine, you can use
that one. If it doesn't, you can use the one that works well now
and transfer the address book in a different way. That's one of the
advantages of using the portable version. You can try things using
a completely different copy of the program if you don't want to take
a chance of causing problems with a copy that works well.
You don't need to set up an account in a new copy. Just transfer
the profile. The profile contains the account information.
On 7/31/2022 12:26 PM, Howard Traxler
I have restored the subject to its original.
The third time seems to be the charm, as they say. After
setting it up this time, it seems to be working perfect now.
Sure do appreciate all your help.
You can follow the steps I gave in my previous message. I
don't know what is causing the problem so I don't know if those
steps will help. I'm not saying this is the case but these
kinds of problems and what appears to be their irrational
occurrence makes me wonder if there is some sort of problem in
the system somewhere that is causing Thunderbird not to work
I know almost nothing about this but I seem to recall that there
are times when a program doesn't work properly on a specific
machine. Others may have comments on that.
Perhaps you could correct the problem by doing something drastic
such as placing a clean copy of Windows on the computer and
reinstalling everything, but its hardly worth the time and
If you can't get it to work, you can always try installing
Thunderbird and setting up an account. I suspect you will have
the same problem but you might want to try.
If you continue to have problems, and whether you want to try
working with the installed version or not, you could try using
Windows Live Mail.
I prefer Thunderbird but Windows Live Mail works well on most
people's machines and it won't take much explanation to tell you
how to use it, as I recall the program. It isn't that much
different to use than Thunderbird in terms of working with
settings and sending, receiving mail, etc. is similar.
But if you use Windows Live Mail, it is an older program and you
will need to get an application specific password. I have
instructions I can send if you want to. There are alternatives
such as Outlook which I don't use and which, of course, you need
to purchase. Other people may have other suggestions for
On 7/31/2022 11:52 AM, Howard Traxler wrote:
Yes, this is the second time I've set it up and it now sends out
messages just fine and quickly. But when it tries to download
new messages it times out. It did get about 20 messages at
first; and now it just stalls. I don't even know what to look
On 7/31/2022 11:38 AM, Gene wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Do you mean it times
out after you removed the first copy and had the second copy
create the account again?
On 7/31/2022 11:35 AM, Howard Traxler wrote:
Well Gene, Now it sends mail very well, I think. But:
When I first set it up, I got about 20 or so new mails; and now
it times out after about a half a minute. No error messages,
just a time out; and no new ones.
What do you think?
It's so convenient when you folks sign your messages with your
name (or even an alias). Then I don't have to close the message
and look through the headings to find the originator.