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Windows 7 and Thunderbird email


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#1 Moloki

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 01:08 PM

I just purchased a computer with Windows 7 on it for a colleague. Her computer needs to be reformatted. It is cooked.

I hooked everything up and thought (very operative term) I did the install correctly.

I downloaded Thunderbird so she could set up her email accounts. The problem is that some email accounts were accessible while others were not. The accounts that are not allowing us to set up give a message about either not recognizing a password, or not communicating with the server.

Would there be a security setting on Windows 7 that is stopping me? If so how do I go there? We set all POP and SMTP as they were on the old computer that used XP and ran Thunderbird. I called the company that runs the mail server and they report no problems. I can access the same email accounts from my XP OS but not with Win7.

I am a neophyte, so please be kind. Computer is turned ON. ;)



Many thanks,

Moloki

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 05:39 PM

Here is a Link to a Thunderbird email Set-up Tutorial which may Help

http://www.freeemailtutorials.com/mozillaT...mailAccount.cwd

When you see a box that asks you for you Password, enter the Password you used to log into your ISP email account & tick the box to remember Password

If you have multiple email addresses from a mailbox go to Thunderbird Tools > account settings > click on Mailbox left pane > Manage identities, right pane > in, "Identities for Mailbox" click on Add, & add your additional email addresses,

Hope this Helps, Good Luck.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 03:19 AM

Here is a Link to a Thunderbird email Set-up Tutorial which may Help

http://www.freeemailtutorials.com/mozillaT...mailAccount.cwd

When you see a box that asks you for you Password, enter the Password you used to log into your ISP email account & tick the box to remember Password

If you have multiple email addresses from a mailbox go to Thunderbird Tools > account settings > click on Mailbox left pane > Manage identities, right pane > in, "Identities for Mailbox" click on Add, & add your additional email addresses,

Hope this Helps, Good Luck.



This is the Mozilla T/bird Setup Tutorial, This may be of more help to you =


http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_:_FA...Getting_Started

#4 Moloki

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 09:27 AM

Thanks! I was at the end of me rope. That and a few other issues (security settings in IE were set to barely allow more than a connection to the internet) and I sure did not set them, finally solved the problem.




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