Solved Setting up Thunderbird to accommodate 2 email addresses

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April 12, 2020 at 11:52:02
Specs: Windows 7, 4096 D MMb
How do I setup Thunderbird email for 2 email addresses. I have deleted Windows Live Mail 2012 and replace it with Thunderbird. I have successfully installed and setup email address, call it A. Now I want to add an additional address for my wife. I have managed to set up both but when I send an email to the 2nd address it appears in the inbox of address A and nothing in B. One window I'm not sure what to select is the one regarding authentication but I'll follow any advice available. Apologies ifthe wrong category is selected. i see nothing on email.

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April 13, 2020 at 07:14:57
"so I went back to NONE"
Good, that's all that matters. We still don't know whether you are using POP or IMAP

Both accounts, I have their webmail site open all the time in my browser, I then either Delete or if I want the mail on my comp, I hit > Get Messages in Thunderbird.
In other words, all 5 boxes in Server Settings are unchecked.

Been using TB for at least 10 years & just keep it updated.



#1
April 12, 2020 at 12:08:45
I do not use Thunderbird, but here is a How-To that might help:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/k...

MIKE

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April 12, 2020 at 12:47:58
I have managed to setup the default address but I get no joy out of setting up address B. Btw Which email program do you use?

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April 12, 2020 at 13:01:15
Btw Which email program do you use?

I use Gmail from Google.

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#4
April 12, 2020 at 13:19:29
You're using different account names - and login/password details for each account -regardless of which email provider/service you use (hotmail/outlook, Gmail, Yahoo mail etc.)?

And you're sure you're sending to account B when testing from account A.

I have three different email accounts using T-bird; and each was set up (POP3 in my case) following the basic/standard T-bird - routine for creating an account.
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#5
April 12, 2020 at 13:37:22
Hi T thanks for responding. I managed to get it right. I DISCOVERED BY CHANCE that address B had a different password than A. I never set it up like that. For example A's password is my LOCAL email provider's and B is my microsoft password. How this happened I have no idea. i miss my WLM 2012 simply because I can scroll up or down using the 2 arrows. I don't see this in Thunderbird unless I don't know how to set it up.

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#6
April 12, 2020 at 14:07:14
Depending on which you use - IMAP or POP3... the default server settings for Pop3 need a closer look... They are set to act as if IMAP... And there are options to leave messages on the server (which is why many of us prefer POP3) but the default (for T-bird POP3 accounts) is to delete them.

Carefully check "all" settings for in/out servers on both accounts; in-case they aren't as you'd like them to be.

I set my POP3 server settings to never delete; it's pretty obvious what to check/uncheck (when you look at the server settings) to arrange that.

How it’s sets defaults for IMAP - no idea as I don't use it.


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#7
April 13, 2020 at 03:33:36
At last I managed to get email B going. BUT it is set automatically without ENCRYPTION and I got a severe warning that this was not a good idea. Should I continue as it is or should I try and activate encryption if indeed, it is necessary.

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#8
April 13, 2020 at 04:36:16
Hi Dawie, I don't use any encryption in my Thunderbird dual account.
In Account Settings > Server Settings > Security Settings > Connection security:
Mine is set at > STARTTLS

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#9
April 13, 2020 at 05:59:59
Thanks J. I tried STARTTLS in both but it created a snag so I went back to NONE. It seems to be working just fine. Any fine tuning I need to do t make it more user friendly? For example to move between messages quickly.

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April 13, 2020 at 07:14:57
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"so I went back to NONE"
Good, that's all that matters. We still don't know whether you are using POP or IMAP

Both accounts, I have their webmail site open all the time in my browser, I then either Delete or if I want the mail on my comp, I hit > Get Messages in Thunderbird.
In other words, all 5 boxes in Server Settings are unchecked.

Been using TB for at least 10 years & just keep it updated.


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#11
April 13, 2020 at 15:34:51
"For example to move between messages quickly"
I don't do anything special in this regard, no tricks.

Maybe, these will help.

thunderbird keyboard shortcuts
https://bit.ly/3cgce0U
https://shortcutworld.com/Thunderbi...
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/k...


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#12
April 14, 2020 at 04:30:40
Sorry J. I use POP. Just another problem. Both the email accounts receive exactly the same emails. How can I set the program so that each address receives its own emails?

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#13
April 14, 2020 at 04:38:25
"All 5 boxes are unchecked". My problem is whether I go to any of the 2 and hit the "download messages" button they will all in any case be downloaded to A and when I d the same in B they will again all be downloaded to B. Any way I can sort that out?

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#14
April 14, 2020 at 04:44:32
My apologies, I see i use IMAP.

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April 14, 2020 at 04:53:02
Apologies again. I notice that the Server Type in A is shown as POP3 and in B it is IMAP. That sounds very confusing yet they work!

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#16
April 14, 2020 at 05:36:21
" How can I set the program so that each address receives its own emails?"
I suspect that B needs to have a new account set to POP.

Or,
You can try as per my post #10


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#17
April 14, 2020 at 14:34:46
I have three accounts in Thunderbird on my Mac. Each one created its own in-box when I created the account.

No idea why your two accounts haven't done the same...

To double check I added a fourth account and it created its own inbox immediately.

All my accounts are POP3.

Either try recreating the account in question... or use the rules routine to direct incoming mail to the correct inbox?

Incidentally you can't convert an IMAP account to a POP3 - or visa versa.

But you can apparently have both types for a given account; if I read Mozilla correctly. I stand (willingly) to be corrected on this though by those more familiar with T-Bird than I am at present.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/k...

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/k...

https://www.liquidweb.com/kb/how-to...

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#18
April 14, 2020 at 15:47:47
Auto may select IMAP, you then have to change to POP3.

Automatic Account Configuration
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/k...


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#19
April 14, 2020 at 16:39:15
Yes the default is IMAP...

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April 15, 2020 at 05:17:59
I'll experiment further and see where I end up. Thanks.

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#21
April 15, 2020 at 05:48:26
I do not remember in detail but on one of our computers I set a double account up but that was years ago. I think I remember that there was a question during setting up the second one that asked about individual in boxes. There have been many upgrades since then so the process would have changes I assume since then. If you delete one account and set the second one again and go slowly, reading every choice you might find the options.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#22
April 16, 2020 at 04:24:27
Hi F thanks for responding. What I have done now I have disabled "automatic" download. So the 2nd email address is now dormant until I decide to download the emails for that address.

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#23
April 16, 2020 at 05:56:25
Regardless of when/how new mail is downloaded, it ought to go into the inbox associated with the account to which the mail is sent.

Is this still not happening?

On my (formerly 3 but now) four accounts in T-Bird each one gets its own mail in its own inbox; and they can all download at the same time.


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#24
April 18, 2020 at 12:09:13
no I'm afraid not.

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#25
April 18, 2020 at 12:31:09
Have you tried deleting the problem account (B) - and recreating it afresh?

And to clarify accounts...

Account A has a different name (before the @)) to that of account B? And of course each has its own password...


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#26
April 18, 2020 at 12:53:57
Hi T. Thanks for responding. Yes you're right. I still need to do the deletion part and will report back.

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#27
April 18, 2020 at 13:39:16
Regardless of which system you use - IMAP or POP3 - the account "ought" to generate its own inbox and other associated default boxes.

And as earlier from moi and Johnw _ carefully check the server settings - to ensure they area s "you"want them. Remember the T-bird default server settings for POP3 are almost as if IMAP...


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#28
April 19, 2020 at 04:27:04
I'll check it again.

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#29
April 20, 2020 at 03:52:50
I did delete and recreated it but it is exactly the same as before I had deleted it and it still receives all the mail email A, the default is receiving.

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