Thunderbird IMAP manual config V60 - Here's how

  1. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
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    Thunderbird IMAP manual config V60 - Here's how


    Hi folks

    For Thunderbird using non standard types of accounts and IMAP it's not intuitive to get into the manual config screens.

    After add account selection : (it will assume use existing email -- don't even think of using "new email address" you'll just go round in circles !!!).

    What you have to do is use a totally rubbish email address e.g test.dog and then as soon as it starts looking in isp database hit the manual configuration bar and then the system goes straight into manual config and you can configure your accounts -- otherwise the system will stay forever looking in its isp database for your server !!!! even though you select manual. You don't have to be offline either.

    If you use anything remotely like a sensible email address you get stuck in an endless loop between looking in isp database and coming back to original screen again if you select stop or manual configuration -- weird !!!!!!

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    Not sure what this fad is in "automating" everything -- it's ok if it works but when it doesn't there should be easy override options.

    I didn't have problem on V52 on Linux -- anyway the get around works.

    cheers
    jimbo
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Just upgraded manually - tried a couple of server addresses I use which are not typical; it worked ok. Shame, I love crashing stuff!
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