Fix slowness, crashing, error messages and other problems

Troubleshoot error messages on Thunderbird.

Mozilla Crash Reporter TB

The Mozilla Crash Reporter dialog box appears when Thunderbird crashes and lets you send a crash report. Learn how it works and how to access your crash reports.

Cannot send messages

If you cannot send messages with Thunderbird, this page provides a series of steps you can follow to check for common problems.

Rebuilding the Global Database

Rebuilding the Global Database will initiate a re-indexing of emails and address book cards (newsgroup messages are not indexed).

Cannot receive messages

If you cannot receive messages, this page provides a series of steps you can use to check for common problems.

Cannot delete messages

This article explains how to fix issues with message deletion caused by a missing or corrupted trash folder.

FAQ Changing IMAP to POP

If your mail server supports both IMAP and POP, Thunderbird will use IMAP by default. Use these instructions to manually configure a POP account.

Hyperlinks in Messages Not Working

When clicking hyperlinks in email, your default web browser should open and display their content. Learn why that may fail and why links may not be clickable.

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