I've made a few other posts about parts of this problem, but none have been answered. I really need some advice, since the situation I am now in is that it takes nearly five minutes to start Portable Thunderbird. I need a portable mail client with GnuPG that I can use to *quickly* plug in to a guest PC and get my mail. I need the ability to sign my messages so the recipient can verify that it really *is* from me, even when I am away from my "home" PC.
I downloaded version 184.108.40.206 with Enigmail+GPG after several unsuccessful attempts to install Enigmail in the "Vanilla" version. After a lot of experimenting I found where the Profiles were stored and got my address book and saved mail working. The GnuPG stuff works fine from my "home" PC, but when I connect using a guest PC, it does not sign my messages. That is the object of the whole thing - to be able to send a message from anywhere, and have the recipient able to verify through the GPG signature that it came from me.
Then the UPDATE happened! It never asked, it just downloaded the update, and now whenever I start Portable Thunderbird, I get this 5 minute delay while it tries to update a bunch of files. (Yes, I do have write access to the whole Thunderbird directory structure) Finally the update fails and T'bird starts up as 220.127.116.11.
At best, I would like to get an up-to-date version working. At worst, I would like to revert back to the partially working version I had three days ago.
Please - someone - John? - tell me what I must do to get this thing working again!