After the demise of Outlook Express we have used Thunderbird to view our downloaded emails. However, it is becoming so unstable that we are thinking of making a change. Can anyone recommend a good alternative please? and can we export our contacts and emails to the new service?
Thunderbird keeps telling me that mail.btinternet isn't responding when it obviously is as new emails have arrived and been sent. It also frequently claims that the password is wrong when there have been no changes and it was correct the last time it was used. It is easy enough to click 'Try again' but irritating and creates a feeling of unreliability.
Thanks for the link 'Forum Editor' - unfortunately most of the instructions go above my head.
We have used Thunderbird ever since Outlook Express disappeared and always found it most reliable and efficient, it is just the last two months when it has been throwing a wobbly.
There is nothing wrong with Thunderbird. Same as Lotvik I have used it for the last 6 years without any problem. I would suggest that you uninstall Thunderbird after taking a copy of your Thunderbird profile. Then reinstall and link it to the existing profile (but just in case I would keep a second backup copy of it).
You can create a new profile by Run/thunderbird.exe -p and following the install instructions.
I love Windows Live Mail 2012!
Now before everyone jumps up and down, I know it is no longer supported by MS after 10-1-17, but you can still download it up to then or else download the off-line installer for installation after that date.
Why do I like it? I find it simple and easy to use for single and multiple e-mail addresses (and I have a btinternet.com address!) Also I found it an easy transition from Outlook Express.
Give it a try - you can always revert back perhaps with a clean reinstall of Thunderbird.
So it looks like a bt/yahoo problem rather than Thunderbird and it looks like it's been going on for some time, may be I'm lucky it has only recently reached me!
I'm not holding my breath that bt is going to do anything about it as it is supposed to be coming out of its association with Yahoo yet we are still connected - whereas other friends on btinternet have been moved away.
I'll see if there is a way to contact btinternet - but, again, I have my doubts!
BTW have used Thunderbird since 2004 and still using it on all 3 PCs Linux included....nuff said.
Try using T/bird without the ad-ons, goto help>restart with ad-ons disabled and see if it runs any better.