Date   

test.

Billy Inglis
 


Windows 10 Update To 1909 Revisited

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I sent a message to the list concerning my system's failure to update from Windows 10 1903 to 1909 a few days ago.  I called Microsoft disability and they assured me that I could still upgrade.  They sent me a link to what was supposed to be an ISO image that was supposed to contain  Windows 10 1909.  However, when I downloaded the file, it was indeed a CAB file, but it was only 60 KB in size and when I opened it it was some sort of XML FILE group. I didn't know what to do.

Is there some sort of program other than the standard zip programs that should be used in this case to start some sort of download of this ISO image?  The woman at Microsoft spoke very poor English and I don't believe she explained any additional steps I would have to take to install the upgrade.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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This week on Eyes On Success: the Case for and Against Service Animals

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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials Issue

Mike B
 

Hi Veronica,
 
I found a couple of notes that might help you with navigating MSSE.
 
From: Gene
Because list members ask, from time to time, how to work with Microsoft
Security Essentials, I
have provided a quick guide.  I don't discuss every quirk you will find as
you look around and there are some settings I don't explain but this is
enough material to give you most of the knowledge you need  to work with
the program and is more than enough to allow you to start using it as a
beginning user.
 
To begin, let's find a good place to start working from in the interface..
 You may not wish to do this as you gain experience using the program but
for now, after you open the program, tab to the home button.
Now tab through the items until you return to the home button.
Pay close attention to the structures your screen-reader tells you you are
in.  For example, the first item will be a radio button that will indicate
the kind of scan that will be performed.  If you want to perform a
different kind of scan, use the up and down arrows to select a different
radio button.  Continuing to tab will place you on a scan now button and a
change my scan schedule link.  You will then return to the home button.
 
You can now either left or right arrow from button to button.  Once you
get back to the home button, you can go through all the buttons again.  In
other words, either right or left arrowing will move you through all the
buttons as many times as you wish.
 
You don't have to press the space bar on these buttons.  Moving to them
causes the screen to change and items related to the button you move to
will be displayed.
You get from the button to the items by tabbing.  For example, if you
right arrow once from the home button, you will be on a button that says
update.  To perform an update, tab once to another button that says
update.  You will also hear alt u announced as the short cut.  this is the
only item you can work with.  If
you tab again, you will be returned to the first update button again.  So,
if you want to update the definitions, and perhaps the program would
update as well, you would tab to the update button that takes the action
and press the space bar.
 
for now, tab back to the button that says update and does not say alt u.
You are now back on the buttons we have been working with.  Right arrow
once.  You are now on a button that says history.  If you tab you will get
to radio buttons that determine what will be shown.  I haven't had any
items removed or detected from scans I've done so I haven't been able to
review the history.  Down arrow through the items to see what they are.
It appears  to me that you may have to move to an item if you want to
change what is displayed, then use the JAWS cursor or the Mouse Pointer in
Window-eyes or equivalent in other screen-readers to review the screen.
I'm not sure about that, however.  If you ever get lost, leave the virtual
mouse if your screen-reader requires this to return to the application
cursor, then tab until you get back to the history button.
 
Return to the history button now and right arrow to the next button. You
are now on the settings button.
Tab once.
You are in a list.  Don't do anything in the list yet.  Tab once and you
will see a check box you can change that applies to the first setting you
were on.  Continue to tab back to the list.  Down arrow once.  Tab and you
will see items related to the item you moved to in the list.  You
 
can down arrow through the items and tab around to see the available
settings for each item in the list.  Unless you understand the settings,
don't change them.  One thing you will see is a cancel button.  Unless you
have made changes, you can just tab until you get to the settings button
again and move to another button.  If you haven't changed anything,
canceling is not necessary, just moving to a different button will leave
the settings as they were.
 
Now, tab back to the settings button and move to the right.  You are on a
help button.  It may be that you need to be connected to the Internet for
this button to do anything.  My computer running Microsoft Security
Essentials is not connected to the Internet now and moving to this button
doesn't do anything.  You can look around on your computer to see what
happens.  the same is true for the next button to the right, which is
named something like additional help options.
Right arrowing again returns you to the home button, where you started.
 
When you are on the home button, you can use your screen-reader's read
status line command to hear when the last scan was conducted and what kind
of scan it was.
If you move the JAWS cursor or equivalent to the bottom of the screen and
move up the screen somewhat, you will see a line of text telling you when
the last definitions were created.  In other words, you can hear how
current your definitions are.
 
Remember that if you get confused as to where you are, tabbing will return
you to the row of buttons that stretch across the screen from left to
right, the home, update history, settings, etc. buttons we have been
working with. Whether you have to tab one time or perhaps four times, you
will get there so you can't get very lost in the program.
 
Gene
 
From: Gerald Levy
 
MSE operates on the premise that "no news is good news".  So if your scans
are clean, MSE will not display any results.  However,if MSE detects a virus
or other malicious threat, it will alert you with a dialog box that contains
an option to learn more details about the threat and A Clean Computer button
to remove it.  Any threats detected by MSE are listed on the History page
which can be accessed by tabbing to the Home button, and then right arrowing
to the History button and hitting Space.  The absence of any listed items on
the History page means that your scans have been clean.  You may need to use
the JAWS cursor to read all the information on this page.  And if you're
concerned that your MSE virus definitions are up to date, you can check your
update history on the Microsoft Update site, which lists all updates to the
MSE definitions database.
 
Gerald

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft Security Essentials Issue

Hi Mike,

 

I haven’t ever had MSE quarantine anything, so I do not even know where I would look for that.  Also, whenever I set a schedule for MSE to scan, it did not do it, so I just do it manually once a week. 

 

By the way, thanks so much for the post on how to get my scanner to scan in a word document.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 9:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft Security Essentials Issue

 

Yes maybe it works that way for you but, whenMSSE finds something & quarantines it, I get the potentially unprotected message.  I go in and do what's necessary and the PC status protected, message returns.


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

----- Original Message -----

From: Gene

Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 5:55 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft Security Essentials Issue

 

I really doubt it.  Whenever I've seenn such a message, its because the
definitions aren't automatically updating and you should manually update
them.  Quaranteening something means the item is no longer active or
potentially active.  it is ;separated from anyplace where it could do harm
and antimalware programs don't care if you leave something in quaranteen.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 6:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft Security Essentials Issue


Either the program has found something and quarantined it, the program needs
updating or, a scan needs to be run.  I don't know how many days the
computer can run without MSSE doing a scan that it takes to give you the
potentially unprotected message.  Try doing a manual quick scan, reboot the
computer and see if that'll clear up the potentially unprotected message.
After rebooting the computer wait 10 or 15 minutes before check for the
unprotected status in the system tray.  I've noticed that after a reboot it
takes a little time for it to come back, if it's going to.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please
everybody.
----- Original Message -----
From: Vicki W
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 2:28 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Microsoft Security Essentials Issue

Hi,

I'm running Microsoft Security Essentials on my Windows 7 and the last
several days, when checking the system tray, it tells me that my computer is
potentially unprotected. Until several days ago it always read that the PC
was protected.

I've checked in all my settings under both Essentials and Windows update and
nothing has changed.

Any ideas why this is happening?

Thanks.

Vicki

 



Re: Accessible Email Marketing

Rayn Darren
 

HI Joe,

Michael Babcock <michael@yourownpay.com>, does email marketing at reasonable prices. I personally haven’t used him as I don't do mass mailings, yet, but he's good at what he does.

HTH,
Sarah

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Orozco
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:21 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Accessible Email Marketing

Hi, does anyone have recommendations on accessible email marketing?
Mailerlite did not prove very accessible. I’m not having a ton of success with MooSend, though much better than the former. I’ve also started testing out MailChimp. I hear ConvertKit is supposed to be good, though their pricing is a little rich for my blood. If anyone has other suggestions, or suggestions on how to better work with the listed services, please let me know. Thank you kindly in advance.

Joe


Re: WordPress Guides for Blind Developers

Rayn Darren
 

Hi Joe,
Mystic Access has a decent one, it's audio and last time I checked was about %100. I'll be happy to answer any questions you have though. I wouldn't mind asking a few drupal questions either if you wouldn't mind... a nice trade I'd think 😊.
Sarah

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Orozco
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:36 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] WordPress Guides for Blind Developers

Hi,

Can anyone point me to accessible guides for learning WordPress? I have a hosted site, not on WordPress.com. I’ve already started adding some pages and have downloaded some plugins to get going; however, I know I could be a lot more proficient with some of the settings and menus. I’m slowly moving over from Drupal, and although some of the tasks are more intuitive, there is enough of a learning curve to make me feel slow. I’m going to make my way through the standard WordPress manual but just wondered if there were any guides written from the perspective of a blind developer. I’m on the latest build of WordPress 5. Thanks for any help.

Joe


chrome box questions?

goshawk on horseback
 

hello all,
am seriously thinking about getting a chromebox, but have a few questions please, as follows:
1, is there an easy way for a total to turn the talkback on the first time a chromebox is switched on?
 
2, would adding a touch screen monitor help, make no difference to, or hinder accessibility?
 
3, are there any external soundcards, and/or webcams/video cameras that will work with a chromebox?
 
4, will a standard pc keyboard work, or would I need some sort of specialist chromebox keyboard that has certain special keys?
 
and 5, can standard external USB hubs be used with a chromebox? (as the ones I have been looking at seem to only have a few USB ports).
 
Simon
 
 


Re: Edge question

Sam Taylor <sjt1982@...>
 

Hello Madison,

Regardless of the screenreader you are using, alt + d, or control + l, will focus you on the address bar. These keystrokes are common to most modern browsers.

Cheers

Sam


On 8/07/2020 3:47 am, Madison Martin wrote:
Hi all,
Using Jaws 2018, the latest Edge and Windows 10 can someone please tell me how
to get to the address bar so that I can select and copy it so that I can send it
to someone? I know how to do it with Internet Explorer, but I know that I can't
rely on IE forever. Any help is much appreciated!! Thanks 
Madison





Re: Microsoft Security Essentials Issue

Veronica Kirk
 

Hi Mike,

 

I haven’t ever had MSE quarantine anything, so I do not even know where I would look for that.  Also, whenever I set a schedule for MSE to scan, it did not do it, so I just do it manually once a week. 

 

By the way, thanks so much for the post on how to get my scanner to scan in a word document.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 9:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft Security Essentials Issue

 

Yes maybe it works that way for you but, whenMSSE finds something & quarantines it, I get the potentially unprotected message.  I go in and do what's necessary and the PC status protected, message returns.


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

----- Original Message -----

From: Gene

Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 5:55 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft Security Essentials Issue

 

I really doubt it.  Whenever I've seenn such a message, its because the
definitions aren't automatically updating and you should manually update
them.  Quaranteening something means the item is no longer active or
potentially active.  it is ;separated from anyplace where it could do harm
and antimalware programs don't care if you leave something in quaranteen.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 6:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft Security Essentials Issue


Either the program has found something and quarantined it, the program needs
updating or, a scan needs to be run.  I don't know how many days the
computer can run without MSSE doing a scan that it takes to give you the
potentially unprotected message.  Try doing a manual quick scan, reboot the
computer and see if that'll clear up the potentially unprotected message.
After rebooting the computer wait 10 or 15 minutes before check for the
unprotected status in the system tray.  I've noticed that after a reboot it
takes a little time for it to come back, if it's going to.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please
everybody.
----- Original Message -----
From: Vicki W
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 2:28 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Microsoft Security Essentials Issue

Hi,

I'm running Microsoft Security Essentials on my Windows 7 and the last
several days, when checking the system tray, it tells me that my computer is
potentially unprotected. Until several days ago it always read that the PC
was protected.

I've checked in all my settings under both Essentials and Windows update and
nothing has changed.

Any ideas why this is happening?

Thanks.

Vicki

 



Re: Need Help with Thunderbird

Evan Reese
 

Hi Gene,

I saw those Move Up and Down buttons, but I didn't know what they were for, so I didn't mess with them.

Evan

On 7/7/2020 1:19 PM, Gene wrote:
As I understand it, the move up and down buttons will change how every addressbook entry is imported.  You may be able to delete the addressbook you imported, then import it again and use the move up and down buttons. Others who use Thunderbird may offer information.

Gene

-----Original Message----- From: Evan Reese
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 11:01 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need Help with Thunderbird

Thanks Gene,

There are 276 Contacts in that file. If I have to check every single one
of them, well, that sounds like a great deal of work. I'm going to try
importing a VCS file, see if that works better.

I can't help saying though that it's hard to believe that Thunderbird
can't import a CSV file properly. I'm beginning to wonder if I should
switch to a different email program that is more developed.

I had to get an add-on just to import my messages.

Sure, it's accessible with JAWS, but accessibility without functionality
is not very useful.

Evan


On 7/7/2020 11:44 AM, Gene wrote:

I don't use Thunderbird but I have an old cophy in case I might be able to help.  Since you have received no answers, I'll say that it may be the way the information is presented in the file.

You should have seen something, while you were setting parameters to import the address book that told you to use the up and down buttons to make the fields properly correspond to each other between what is in the file and how it is imported.
It appears that there is a mismatch in the Windows Live Mail CSV file I tried and the thunderbird file being created.  A llot of my imported entries, when I press enter on them and the information comes up have the e-mail addresses where the last name should be. I didn’t look at the move up and down buttons and the choices enough to help further.  You can manually cut and paste information in the entries when you press enter on them to see the information.  But I would think and hope there is an accessible way to see what fields correspond to what when you work with the buttons.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Evan Reese
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 9:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need Help with Thunderbird



Hello,

Do you know how I can get my imported Contacts to be recognized by Thunderbird?

They were imported successfully, but they're in a separate file, and it appears that Thunderbird does not recognize them. When I try typing in an address in a new message, it is not automatically filled in the way addresses are from my Collected Addresses, the ones I got by simply replying to messages. Also, unlike those in my Collected Addresses, I cannot arrow through them and read their names, although I can edit them if I hit Enter on each one. I can search them though, so it appears that Thunderbird knows they are there, but won't fill them in when I start typing an email address.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Evan




On 7/7/2020 1:30 AM, Billy Inglis wrote:


               Hi guys, I have a different issue with thunderbird. Wonder if anyone can help.

When I try to access the option menus, the menus come up all right, but there is no buttons at the bottom of the page to save changes you make.

Anyone know what is happening here. I am using the latest version, Billy



Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Evan Reese
Sent: 06 July 2020 15:11
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need Help with Thunderbird





Thanks Sam, that did the job.

I must have misheard something, or misunderstood something I heard. I did have an older version of the Import Export Tool. Getting the one from the link you sent, I got my old messages imported successfully.

Thanks again.

Great  list!

Evan





On 7/5/2020 6:37 PM, Sam Taylor wrote:



Hi Evan,



Thunderbird updates itself, and you are running the same version as I am, which is the latest.

You may not have downloaded the latest version of the add-on. The add-on below is from the official Thunderbird addons repository and claims it will work with versions between 60x and 70x:

https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/importexporttools-ng/

Good luck

Sam







On 6/07/2020 7:49 am, Evan Reese wrote:



Hey Guys,

I had some major problems with the unsupported Windows Live Mail, so I dumped it and got Thunderbird.

I've gotten it working pretty well so far, but I am having some issues with it.

The main one is that I cannot import my messages from Windows Live Mail.

I found some instructions, but they do not seem to apply to my version of Thunderbird.

I was told to export the WLM messages in .eml format, which I did.

Then create a new folder in my Thunderbird Local Folders section and then select it, which I also did.

Then, I was told to right click on that folder and find Import Export Tools. But that option isn't in my Context menu.

So I went out to Google and found an add-on called Import Export Tools and downloaded it.

I couldn't figure out where to put it, and the page where the file was located didn't tell me, so I once again went to Google and looked up how to install an add-on from a file. I followed the instructions and was told that the add-on was incompatible with my version of Thunderbird, version 68.10.1. Apparently, there are newer versions of Thunderbird. I wasn't aware that I was getting an older version when I got it a couple weeks ago.

I'm using a Windows 7 laptop, which I hope to replace in the not too distant future, but I'd like to get my old WLM messages imported before then.

A related problem is that I do not see any way to update Thunderbird in any of the menus.

So you can see, I need a bit of help. <smile>

I'm not sure how old this program is, so perhaps it's not quite ready for prime time yet. Surely, importing messages from other email clients is a pretty basic function that I shouldn't need an add-on to get, shouldn't it?

Oh, I did try to import from the Tools menu, but that didn't work. I only get two choices in there, Becky and Outlook. Neither one of those works.

Any help would be appreciated.

Much thanks.

Evan























creating a set-up

heather albright
 

Hello, i am getting my mom's small 2016 samsung tv.
I wanted to increase the sound so, I am thinking about connected it to a pare of USB powered speakers that have a 3.5 to them.
I do not like bluetooth but, i am trying to limit the amount of cords.
So hoping to use my usb hubb and a 3.5 connection to the tv.
Do you guys think it will work?
1 tv connected to ac power, 1 set of USB powered speakers connected to the USB powered hubb and to the tv by a 3.5 cord. 
A firestick 4k connected to the HTMI port.
 I want to control the volume with the firestick remote.
 Right now, I have the firestick connect to a converter box which is connected to the fire stick and is connected to usb powered speakers with the 3.5 cord to the converter box. I realize I will not need the converter box any more wonce I get her tv. Her tv does work with the remote when the fire stick is on.  So if I want to change the volume with the connected speakers, will it work or will it only work for the speakers on the tv?
Thanks Heather
 


Re: multiextra

Jaffar Sidek
 

Troy.  Try running the installer as administrator.  Also, sometimes programs take a while to open, or files to be fetched and expanded for installation.  Give it at least 10 minutes and see what happpens.  HTH.  Cheers!

On 7/7/2020 5:02 am, Gene wrote:
I didn't see anything on the page about multiextra indicating that the developer would charge anything.  did you get a message when using the program or see anything from the developer indicating that?

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 3:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] multiextra

Gene,

Everything seems to be preset, as I say with multiextra you just go down
to search on youtube and once you hit on that you type what you want and
hit search and the listview starts populating.

I'm not sure why but when I downloaded multiextra from the link you sent
me so far I haven't been able to get it installed. I had a previous
version installed and I tried to uninstall it first and it wouldn't
uninstall, so I decided to install over the top and it didn't seem to
work. The install seemed to start because it seemed to be unzipping some
files but when it got through with that it never went any further. It's
not causing me any problems so I may just go back to using Pontes.

Troy


On 7/6/2020 3:23 PM, Gene wrote:
can you set the bit rate of MP3 files or are they preset?  Also, it may be easier to upload videos using multiextra than working directly with the web site.  I haven't done so either way but others may have comments.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 3:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] multiextra

I use Pontes as well but this multiextra is just easier in my opinion. I
just open it, down arrow to download with youtube and hit that, then an
edit field opens up and I type what I'm looking for. Also, most of the
time I'm looking for old baseball games so if I look with multiextra I
can type mlb radio games for example and when I start the search the
list view keeps populating with new results.

The last time I used Pontes the downloads weren't always showing up when
the program said they had completed even though I was in the correct folder.

Troy



On 7/6/2020 1:59 PM, Gene wrote:
What don't you like about the free Pontes Media  Downloader?  The ;program you are using may be a little more accessible and the interface may work a little better in terms of not having to arrow at times with nothing happening and having to arrow more in the recent verssions, but if you have problems with Pontes, we may be able to help you with it.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 1:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] multiextra

Hi all,

I've been using a program called multiextra recently, it's a
blind-friendly program for downloading from youtube. The person who
created the program has recently started charging a small monthly fee
but when I try to get to what I thought the web site was the site I
reach is for sale. The site I tried to access was softjewel.com, does
anybody know what the actual site is?

Thanks.

Troy



















Re: Need Help with Thunderbird

Sameer
 


Hi, Evan,


Try the following to see if it solves your problem.


1. Go to Tools & within Tools, go to Options.

2. In the Options tab, select Addressing from the combo box. Addressing is the second option in the combo box.

3. Under Addressing, you will find 2 options related to your problem.

a. Add Contacts to - This is a combo box. Select the contacts file to which you want new addresses to be added. It could be the Collected Addresses file or your Windows Live Mail contacts file.

b. The next option is Select contacts from. This is also a combo box. Select the contacts list from which you want addresses to be picked up. This can be your Windows Live Mail addresses file.



Regards
Mr. Sameer Latey
On 07-07-2020 01:16 am, Evan Reese wrote:

Oh, I just discovered that if I hit Enter on one of these files in my imported WLM Contacts, I can edit it. But that still does not fix the problem of my not being able to read them without having to hit Enter the way I can the other addresses, and it still won't fill in automatically the way it does with the addresses it has in the other address book. So they're there, but not really integrated with the other Contacts.

That might help you advise me. I hope so.

Evan


Hi, Evan,


You need not pay to transfer your contacts from Windows Live Mail to Thunderbird.


1. Export the contacts from Windows Live Mail in .csv format.

2. In Thunderbird, go to Tools & within Tools, go to Address Book

3. In the Address Book tab, go to Tools & select Import.

4. On the first Import screen, select Address Book & go to the next screen.

5. On the second screen, select Text as the option. In the types of files covered in this option, it mentions csv files also.

6. Follow the prompts to complete the import process.


Regards
Mr. Sameer Latey
On 06-07-2020 08:18 pm, Evan Reese wrote:

Hi Sam,

I'm afraid I have another question.

I want to import my Contacts from Windows Live Mail into Thunderbird.

From the Googling I have done so far, it looks like I have to install another add-on to do that.

If I'm not mistaken, when I click the link to this add-on, called

MoreFunctionsForAddressBook

I have to pay for it. There's a PayPal button at the top of the page.

Do I really have to pay for an add-on to get my Contacts into Thunderbird?

I hope you'll tell me it ain't so! <smile>

It isn't as though I want everything for free, but importing Contacts from one email to another seems like it should be a part of the email program already.

Thanks much.

Evan


On 7/5/2020 6:37 PM, Sam Taylor wrote:

Hi Evan,


Thunderbird updates itself, and you are running the same version as I am, which is the latest.

You may not have downloaded the latest version of the add-on. The add-on below is from the official Thunderbird addons repository and claims it will work with versions between 60x and 70x:

https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/importexporttools-ng/

Good luck

Sam



On 6/07/2020 7:49 am, Evan Reese wrote:
Hey Guys,

I had some major problems with the unsupported Windows Live Mail, so I dumped it and got Thunderbird.

I've gotten it working pretty well so far, but I am having some issues with it.

The main one is that I cannot import my messages from Windows Live Mail.

I found some instructions, but they do not seem to apply to my version of Thunderbird.

I was told to export the WLM messages in .eml format, which I did.

Then create a new folder in my Thunderbird Local Folders section and then select it, which I also did.

Then, I was told to right click on that folder and find Import Export Tools. But that option isn't in my Context menu.

So I went out to Google and found an add-on called Import Export Tools and downloaded it.

I couldn't figure out where to put it, and the page where the file was located didn't tell me, so I once again went to Google and looked up how to install an add-on from a file. I followed the instructions and was told that the add-on was incompatible with my version of Thunderbird, version 68.10.1. Apparently, there are newer versions of Thunderbird. I wasn't aware that I was getting an older version when I got it a couple weeks ago.

I'm using a Windows 7 laptop, which I hope to replace in the not too distant future, but I'd like to get my old WLM messages imported before then.

A related problem is that I do not see any way to update Thunderbird in any of the menus.

So you can see, I need a bit of help. <smile>

I'm not sure how old this program is, so perhaps it's not quite ready for prime time yet. Surely, importing messages from other email clients is a pretty basic function that I shouldn't need an add-on to get, shouldn't it?

Oh, I did try to import from the Tools menu, but that didn't work. I only get two choices in there, Becky and Outlook. Neither one of those works.

Any help would be appreciated.

Much thanks.

Evan







Re: Need Help with Thunderbird

Sameer
 


Hi, Sam


Thanks for the extension. It made the task of importing mails from Windows Live Mail very easy.


Regards
Mr. Sameer Latey
On 06-07-2020 04:07 am, Sam Taylor wrote:

Hi Evan,


Thunderbird updates itself, and you are running the same version as I am, which is the latest.

You may not have downloaded the latest version of the add-on. The add-on below is from the official Thunderbird addons repository and claims it will work with versions between 60x and 70x:

https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/importexporttools-ng/

Good luck

Sam



On 6/07/2020 7:49 am, Evan Reese wrote:
Hey Guys,

I had some major problems with the unsupported Windows Live Mail, so I dumped it and got Thunderbird.

I've gotten it working pretty well so far, but I am having some issues with it.

The main one is that I cannot import my messages from Windows Live Mail.

I found some instructions, but they do not seem to apply to my version of Thunderbird.

I was told to export the WLM messages in .eml format, which I did.

Then create a new folder in my Thunderbird Local Folders section and then select it, which I also did.

Then, I was told to right click on that folder and find Import Export Tools. But that option isn't in my Context menu.

So I went out to Google and found an add-on called Import Export Tools and downloaded it.

I couldn't figure out where to put it, and the page where the file was located didn't tell me, so I once again went to Google and looked up how to install an add-on from a file. I followed the instructions and was told that the add-on was incompatible with my version of Thunderbird, version 68.10.1. Apparently, there are newer versions of Thunderbird. I wasn't aware that I was getting an older version when I got it a couple weeks ago.

I'm using a Windows 7 laptop, which I hope to replace in the not too distant future, but I'd like to get my old WLM messages imported before then.

A related problem is that I do not see any way to update Thunderbird in any of the menus.

So you can see, I need a bit of help. <smile>

I'm not sure how old this program is, so perhaps it's not quite ready for prime time yet. Surely, importing messages from other email clients is a pretty basic function that I shouldn't need an add-on to get, shouldn't it?

Oh, I did try to import from the Tools menu, but that didn't work. I only get two choices in there, Becky and Outlook. Neither one of those works.

Any help would be appreciated.

Much thanks.

Evan







Edge question

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
Using Jaws 2018, the latest Edge and Windows 10 can someone please tell me how
to get to the address bar so that I can select and copy it so that I can send it
to someone? I know how to do it with Internet Explorer, but I know that I can't
rely on IE forever. Any help is much appreciated!! Thanks
Madison


Re: Need Help with Thunderbird

Gene
 

As I understand it, the move up and down buttons will change how every addressbook entry is imported. You may be able to delete the addressbook you imported, then import it again and use the move up and down buttons. Others who use Thunderbird may offer information.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Evan Reese
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 11:01 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need Help with Thunderbird

Thanks Gene,

There are 276 Contacts in that file. If I have to check every single one
of them, well, that sounds like a great deal of work. I'm going to try
importing a VCS file, see if that works better.

I can't help saying though that it's hard to believe that Thunderbird
can't import a CSV file properly. I'm beginning to wonder if I should
switch to a different email program that is more developed.

I had to get an add-on just to import my messages.

Sure, it's accessible with JAWS, but accessibility without functionality
is not very useful.

Evan


On 7/7/2020 11:44 AM, Gene wrote:

I don't use Thunderbird but I have an old cophy in case I might be able to help. Since you have received no answers, I'll say that it may be the way the information is presented in the file.

You should have seen something, while you were setting parameters to import the address book that told you to use the up and down buttons to make the fields properly correspond to each other between what is in the file and how it is imported.
It appears that there is a mismatch in the Windows Live Mail CSV file I tried and the thunderbird file being created. A llot of my imported entries, when I press enter on them and the information comes up have the e-mail addresses where the last name should be. I didn’t look at the move up and down buttons and the choices enough to help further. You can manually cut and paste information in the entries when you press enter on them to see the information. But I would think and hope there is an accessible way to see what fields correspond to what when you work with the buttons.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Evan Reese
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 9:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need Help with Thunderbird



Hello,

Do you know how I can get my imported Contacts to be recognized by Thunderbird?

They were imported successfully, but they're in a separate file, and it appears that Thunderbird does not recognize them. When I try typing in an address in a new message, it is not automatically filled in the way addresses are from my Collected Addresses, the ones I got by simply replying to messages. Also, unlike those in my Collected Addresses, I cannot arrow through them and read their names, although I can edit them if I hit Enter on each one. I can search them though, so it appears that Thunderbird knows they are there, but won't fill them in when I start typing an email address.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Evan




On 7/7/2020 1:30 AM, Billy Inglis wrote:


Hi guys, I have a different issue with thunderbird. Wonder if anyone can help.

When I try to access the option menus, the menus come up all right, but there is no buttons at the bottom of the page to save changes you make.

Anyone know what is happening here. I am using the latest version, Billy



Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Evan Reese
Sent: 06 July 2020 15:11
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need Help with Thunderbird





Thanks Sam, that did the job.

I must have misheard something, or misunderstood something I heard. I did have an older version of the Import Export Tool. Getting the one from the link you sent, I got my old messages imported successfully.

Thanks again.

Great list!

Evan





On 7/5/2020 6:37 PM, Sam Taylor wrote:



Hi Evan,



Thunderbird updates itself, and you are running the same version as I am, which is the latest.

You may not have downloaded the latest version of the add-on. The add-on below is from the official Thunderbird addons repository and claims it will work with versions between 60x and 70x:

https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/importexporttools-ng/

Good luck

Sam







On 6/07/2020 7:49 am, Evan Reese wrote:



Hey Guys,

I had some major problems with the unsupported Windows Live Mail, so I dumped it and got Thunderbird.

I've gotten it working pretty well so far, but I am having some issues with it.

The main one is that I cannot import my messages from Windows Live Mail.

I found some instructions, but they do not seem to apply to my version of Thunderbird.

I was told to export the WLM messages in .eml format, which I did.

Then create a new folder in my Thunderbird Local Folders section and then select it, which I also did.

Then, I was told to right click on that folder and find Import Export Tools. But that option isn't in my Context menu.

So I went out to Google and found an add-on called Import Export Tools and downloaded it.

I couldn't figure out where to put it, and the page where the file was located didn't tell me, so I once again went to Google and looked up how to install an add-on from a file. I followed the instructions and was told that the add-on was incompatible with my version of Thunderbird, version 68.10.1. Apparently, there are newer versions of Thunderbird. I wasn't aware that I was getting an older version when I got it a couple weeks ago.

I'm using a Windows 7 laptop, which I hope to replace in the not too distant future, but I'd like to get my old WLM messages imported before then.

A related problem is that I do not see any way to update Thunderbird in any of the menus.

So you can see, I need a bit of help. <smile>

I'm not sure how old this program is, so perhaps it's not quite ready for prime time yet. Surely, importing messages from other email clients is a pretty basic function that I shouldn't need an add-on to get, shouldn't it?

Oh, I did try to import from the Tools menu, but that didn't work. I only get two choices in there, Becky and Outlook. Neither one of those works.

Any help would be appreciated.

Much thanks.

Evan


















Re: Need Help with Thunderbird

Billy Inglis
 

hi guys, does thunderbird have any settings to change to help accessibility using jaws. I am using latest jaws version, and find the program alittle sluggish.

On 07/07/2020 17:01, Evan Reese wrote:
Thanks Gene,
There are 276 Contacts in that file. If I have to check every single one of them, well, that sounds like a great deal of work. I'm going to try importing a VCS file, see if that works better.
I can't help saying though that it's hard to believe that Thunderbird can't import a CSV file properly. I'm beginning to wonder if I should switch to a different email program that is more developed.
I had to get an add-on just to import my messages.
Sure, it's accessible with JAWS, but accessibility without functionality is not very useful.
Evan
On 7/7/2020 11:44 AM, Gene wrote:

I don't use Thunderbird but I have an old cophy in case I might be able to help.  Since you have received no answers, I'll say that it may be the way the information is presented in the file.

You should have seen something, while you were setting parameters to import the address book that told you to use the up and down buttons to make the fields properly correspond to each other between what is in the file and how it is imported.
It appears that there is a mismatch in the Windows Live Mail CSV file I tried and the thunderbird file being created.  A llot of my imported entries, when I press enter on them and the information comes up have the e-mail addresses where the last name should be. I didn’t look at the move up and down buttons and the choices enough to help further. You can manually cut and paste information in the entries when you press enter on them to see the information.  But I would think and hope there is an accessible way to see what fields correspond to what when you work with the buttons.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Evan Reese
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 9:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need Help with Thunderbird



Hello,

Do you know how I can get my imported Contacts to be recognized by Thunderbird?

They were imported successfully, but they're in a separate file, and it appears that Thunderbird does not recognize them. When I try typing in an address in a new message, it is not automatically filled in the way addresses are from my Collected Addresses, the ones I got by simply replying to messages. Also, unlike those in my Collected Addresses, I cannot arrow through them and read their names, although I can edit them if I hit Enter on each one. I can search them though, so it appears that Thunderbird knows they are there, but won't fill them in when I start typing an email address.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Evan




On 7/7/2020 1:30 AM, Billy Inglis wrote:


               Hi guys, I have a different issue with thunderbird. Wonder if anyone can help.

When I try to access the option menus, the menus come up all right, but there is no buttons at the bottom of the page to save changes you make.

Anyone know what is happening here. I am using the latest version, Billy



Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Evan Reese
Sent: 06 July 2020 15:11
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need Help with Thunderbird





Thanks Sam, that did the job.

I must have misheard something, or misunderstood something I heard. I did have an older version of the Import Export Tool. Getting the one from the link you sent, I got my old messages imported successfully.

Thanks again.

Great  list!

Evan





On 7/5/2020 6:37 PM, Sam Taylor wrote:



Hi Evan,



Thunderbird updates itself, and you are running the same version as I am, which is the latest.

You may not have downloaded the latest version of the add-on. The add-on below is from the official Thunderbird addons repository and claims it will work with versions between 60x and 70x:

https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/importexporttools-ng/

Good luck

Sam







On 6/07/2020 7:49 am, Evan Reese wrote:



Hey Guys,

I had some major problems with the unsupported Windows Live Mail, so I dumped it and got Thunderbird.

I've gotten it working pretty well so far, but I am having some issues with it.

The main one is that I cannot import my messages from Windows Live Mail.

I found some instructions, but they do not seem to apply to my version of Thunderbird.

I was told to export the WLM messages in .eml format, which I did.

Then create a new folder in my Thunderbird Local Folders section and then select it, which I also did.

Then, I was told to right click on that folder and find Import Export Tools. But that option isn't in my Context menu.

So I went out to Google and found an add-on called Import Export Tools and downloaded it.

I couldn't figure out where to put it, and the page where the file was located didn't tell me, so I once again went to Google and looked up how to install an add-on from a file. I followed the instructions and was told that the add-on was incompatible with my version of Thunderbird, version 68.10.1. Apparently, there are newer versions of Thunderbird. I wasn't aware that I was getting an older version when I got it a couple weeks ago.

I'm using a Windows 7 laptop, which I hope to replace in the not too distant future, but I'd like to get my old WLM messages imported before then.

A related problem is that I do not see any way to update Thunderbird in any of the menus.

So you can see, I need a bit of help. <smile>

I'm not sure how old this program is, so perhaps it's not quite ready for prime time yet. Surely, importing messages from other email clients is a pretty basic function that I shouldn't need an add-on to get, shouldn't it?

Oh, I did try to import from the Tools menu, but that didn't work. I only get two choices in there, Becky and Outlook. Neither one of those works.

Any help would be appreciated.

Much thanks.

Evan


















Re: Need Help with Thunderbird

Evan Reese
 

Thanks Gene,

There are 276 Contacts in that file. If I have to check every single one of them, well, that sounds like a great deal of work. I'm going to try importing a VCS file, see if that works better.

I can't help saying though that it's hard to believe that Thunderbird can't import a CSV file properly. I'm beginning to wonder if I should switch to a different email program that is more developed.

I had to get an add-on just to import my messages.

Sure, it's accessible with JAWS, but accessibility without functionality is not very useful.

Evan

On 7/7/2020 11:44 AM, Gene wrote:

I don't use Thunderbird but I have an old cophy in case I might be able to help.  Since you have received no answers, I'll say that it may be the way the information is presented in the file.

You should have seen something, while you were setting parameters to import the address book that told you to use the up and down buttons to make the fields properly correspond to each other between what is in the file and how it is imported.
It appears that there is a mismatch in the Windows Live Mail CSV file I tried and the thunderbird file being created.  A llot of my imported entries, when I press enter on them and the information comes up have the e-mail addresses where the last name should be. I didn’t look at the move up and down buttons and the choices enough to help further.  You can manually cut and paste information in the entries when you press enter on them to see the information.  But I would think and hope there is an accessible way to see what fields correspond to what when you work with the buttons.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Evan Reese
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 9:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need Help with Thunderbird



Hello,

Do you know how I can get my imported Contacts to be recognized by Thunderbird?

They were imported successfully, but they're in a separate file, and it appears that Thunderbird does not recognize them. When I try typing in an address in a new message, it is not automatically filled in the way addresses are from my Collected Addresses, the ones I got by simply replying to messages. Also, unlike those in my Collected Addresses, I cannot arrow through them and read their names, although I can edit them if I hit Enter on each one. I can search them though, so it appears that Thunderbird knows they are there, but won't fill them in when I start typing an email address.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Evan




On 7/7/2020 1:30 AM, Billy Inglis wrote:


               Hi guys, I have a different issue with thunderbird. Wonder if anyone can help.

When I try to access the option menus, the menus come up all right, but there is no buttons at the bottom of the page to save changes you make.

Anyone know what is happening here. I am using the latest version, Billy



Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Evan Reese
Sent: 06 July 2020 15:11
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need Help with Thunderbird





Thanks Sam, that did the job.

I must have misheard something, or misunderstood something I heard. I did have an older version of the Import Export Tool. Getting the one from the link you sent, I got my old messages imported successfully.

Thanks again.

Great  list!

Evan





On 7/5/2020 6:37 PM, Sam Taylor wrote:



Hi Evan,



Thunderbird updates itself, and you are running the same version as I am, which is the latest.

You may not have downloaded the latest version of the add-on. The add-on below is from the official Thunderbird addons repository and claims it will work with versions between 60x and 70x:

https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/importexporttools-ng/

Good luck

Sam







On 6/07/2020 7:49 am, Evan Reese wrote:



Hey Guys,

I had some major problems with the unsupported Windows Live Mail, so I dumped it and got Thunderbird.

I've gotten it working pretty well so far, but I am having some issues with it.

The main one is that I cannot import my messages from Windows Live Mail.

I found some instructions, but they do not seem to apply to my version of Thunderbird.

I was told to export the WLM messages in .eml format, which I did.

Then create a new folder in my Thunderbird Local Folders section and then select it, which I also did.

Then, I was told to right click on that folder and find Import Export Tools. But that option isn't in my Context menu.

So I went out to Google and found an add-on called Import Export Tools and downloaded it.

I couldn't figure out where to put it, and the page where the file was located didn't tell me, so I once again went to Google and looked up how to install an add-on from a file. I followed the instructions and was told that the add-on was incompatible with my version of Thunderbird, version 68.10.1. Apparently, there are newer versions of Thunderbird. I wasn't aware that I was getting an older version when I got it a couple weeks ago.

I'm using a Windows 7 laptop, which I hope to replace in the not too distant future, but I'd like to get my old WLM messages imported before then.

A related problem is that I do not see any way to update Thunderbird in any of the menus.

So you can see, I need a bit of help. <smile>

I'm not sure how old this program is, so perhaps it's not quite ready for prime time yet. Surely, importing messages from other email clients is a pretty basic function that I shouldn't need an add-on to get, shouldn't it?

Oh, I did try to import from the Tools menu, but that didn't work. I only get two choices in there, Becky and Outlook. Neither one of those works.

Any help would be appreciated.

Much thanks.

Evan

















Re: Need Help with Thunderbird

Gene
 

I don't use Thunderbird but I have an old cophy in case I might be able to help. Since you have received no answers, I'll say that it may be the way the information is presented in the file.

You should have seen something, while you were setting parameters to import the address book that told you to use the up and down buttons to make the fields properly correspond to each other between what is in the file and how it is imported.
It appears that there is a mismatch in the Windows Live Mail CSV file I tried and the thunderbird file being created. A llot of my imported entries, when I press enter on them and the information comes up have the e-mail addresses where the last name should be. I didn’t look at the move up and down buttons and the choices enough to help further. You can manually cut and paste information in the entries when you press enter on them to see the information. But I would think and hope there is an accessible way to see what fields correspond to what when you work with the buttons.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Evan Reese
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 9:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need Help with Thunderbird



Hello,

Do you know how I can get my imported Contacts to be recognized by Thunderbird?

They were imported successfully, but they're in a separate file, and it appears that Thunderbird does not recognize them. When I try typing in an address in a new message, it is not automatically filled in the way addresses are from my Collected Addresses, the ones I got by simply replying to messages. Also, unlike those in my Collected Addresses, I cannot arrow through them and read their names, although I can edit them if I hit Enter on each one. I can search them though, so it appears that Thunderbird knows they are there, but won't fill them in when I start typing an email address.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Evan




On 7/7/2020 1:30 AM, Billy Inglis wrote:


Hi guys, I have a different issue with thunderbird. Wonder if anyone can help.

When I try to access the option menus, the menus come up all right, but there is no buttons at the bottom of the page to save changes you make.

Anyone know what is happening here. I am using the latest version, Billy



Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Evan Reese
Sent: 06 July 2020 15:11
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need Help with Thunderbird





Thanks Sam, that did the job.

I must have misheard something, or misunderstood something I heard. I did have an older version of the Import Export Tool. Getting the one from the link you sent, I got my old messages imported successfully.

Thanks again.

Great list!

Evan





On 7/5/2020 6:37 PM, Sam Taylor wrote:



Hi Evan,



Thunderbird updates itself, and you are running the same version as I am, which is the latest.

You may not have downloaded the latest version of the add-on. The add-on below is from the official Thunderbird addons repository and claims it will work with versions between 60x and 70x:

https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/importexporttools-ng/

Good luck

Sam







On 6/07/2020 7:49 am, Evan Reese wrote:



Hey Guys,

I had some major problems with the unsupported Windows Live Mail, so I dumped it and got Thunderbird.

I've gotten it working pretty well so far, but I am having some issues with it.

The main one is that I cannot import my messages from Windows Live Mail.

I found some instructions, but they do not seem to apply to my version of Thunderbird.

I was told to export the WLM messages in .eml format, which I did.

Then create a new folder in my Thunderbird Local Folders section and then select it, which I also did.

Then, I was told to right click on that folder and find Import Export Tools. But that option isn't in my Context menu.

So I went out to Google and found an add-on called Import Export Tools and downloaded it.

I couldn't figure out where to put it, and the page where the file was located didn't tell me, so I once again went to Google and looked up how to install an add-on from a file. I followed the instructions and was told that the add-on was incompatible with my version of Thunderbird, version 68.10.1. Apparently, there are newer versions of Thunderbird. I wasn't aware that I was getting an older version when I got it a couple weeks ago.

I'm using a Windows 7 laptop, which I hope to replace in the not too distant future, but I'd like to get my old WLM messages imported before then.

A related problem is that I do not see any way to update Thunderbird in any of the menus.

So you can see, I need a bit of help. <smile>

I'm not sure how old this program is, so perhaps it's not quite ready for prime time yet. Surely, importing messages from other email clients is a pretty basic function that I shouldn't need an add-on to get, shouldn't it?

Oh, I did try to import from the Tools menu, but that didn't work. I only get two choices in there, Becky and Outlook. Neither one of those works.

Any help would be appreciated.

Much thanks.

Evan


Re: Need Help with Thunderbird

Evan Reese
 

Hello,

Do you know how I can get my imported Contacts to be recognized by Thunderbird?

They were imported successfully, but they're in a separate file, and it appears that Thunderbird does not recognize them. When I try typing in an address in a new message, it is not automatically filled in the way addresses are from my Collected Addresses, the ones I got by simply replying to messages. Also, unlike those in my Collected Addresses, I cannot arrow through them and read their names, although I can edit them if I hit Enter on each one. I can search them though, so it appears that Thunderbird knows they are there, but won't fill them in when I start typing an email address.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Evan


On 7/7/2020 1:30 AM, Billy Inglis wrote:

                Hi guys, I have a different issue with thunderbird. Wonder if anyone can help.

When I try to access the option menus, the menus come up all right, but there is no buttons at the bottom of the page to save changes you make.

Anyone know what is happening here. I am using the latest version, Billy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Evan Reese
Sent: 06 July 2020 15:11
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need Help with Thunderbird

 

Thanks Sam, that did the job.

I must have misheard something, or misunderstood something I heard. I did have an older version of the Import Export Tool. Getting the one from the link you sent, I got my old messages imported successfully.

Thanks again.

Great  list!

Evan

 

On 7/5/2020 6:37 PM, Sam Taylor wrote:

Hi Evan,

 

Thunderbird updates itself, and you are running the same version as I am, which is the latest.

You may not have downloaded the latest version of the add-on. The add-on below is from the official Thunderbird addons repository and claims it will work with versions between 60x and 70x:

https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/importexporttools-ng/

Good luck

Sam

 

 

On 6/07/2020 7:49 am, Evan Reese wrote:

Hey Guys,

I had some major problems with the unsupported Windows Live Mail, so I dumped it and got Thunderbird.

I've gotten it working pretty well so far, but I am having some issues with it.

The main one is that I cannot import my messages from Windows Live Mail.

I found some instructions, but they do not seem to apply to my version of Thunderbird.

I was told to export the WLM messages in .eml format, which I did.

Then create a new folder in my Thunderbird Local Folders section and then select it, which I also did.

Then, I was told to right click on that folder and find Import Export Tools. But that option isn't in my Context menu.

So I went out to Google and found an add-on called Import Export Tools and downloaded it.

I couldn't figure out where to put it, and the page where the file was located didn't tell me, so I once again went to Google and looked up how to install an add-on from a file. I followed the instructions and was told that the add-on was incompatible with my version of Thunderbird, version 68.10.1. Apparently, there are newer versions of Thunderbird. I wasn't aware that I was getting an older version when I got it a couple weeks ago.

I'm using a Windows 7 laptop, which I hope to replace in the not too distant future, but I'd like to get my old WLM messages imported before then.

A related problem is that I do not see any way to update Thunderbird in any of the menus.

So you can see, I need a bit of help. <smile>

I'm not sure how old this program is, so perhaps it's not quite ready for prime time yet. Surely, importing messages from other email clients is a pretty basic function that I shouldn't need an add-on to get, shouldn't it?

Oh, I did try to import from the Tools menu, but that didn't work. I only get two choices in there, Becky and Outlook. Neither one of those works.

Any help would be appreciated.

Much thanks.

Evan





 

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