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Thunderbird Portable

Disable SplashScreen for ThunderbirdPortable via the INI file

Submitted by AbsolutelyRandom on November 6, 2022 - 2:19pm

Is it safe to simply create an INI file named ThunderbirdPortable.ini, place it next to ThunderbirdPortable.exe and include just one line:
Or maybe it is required to copy the whole content of ThunderbirdPortable.ini from "Other\Source"? I would like to know what I'm doing so I don't ruin the app's portability.

How to start the Thunderbird Portable on a Tablet or Smartphone ?

Submitted by on October 15, 2022 - 8:34am

I have stored all files on a Stick and connected it to my Android-Smartphone via a Micro-USB.
A Describtion advices to start the Portable with the ".exe".
But this doesn't work on my Smartphone.
Is there anywhere an APP to start an ".exe" ?
Is there any other way ?

Thanks für ideas or solutions

Migrating a profile from an old TB portable installation to the most recent PortableApps including TB

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Submitted by DocCabbage on September 14, 2022 - 9:23am

I have a backup copy from June of a TB portable installation I recently lost. I installed PortableApps, including TB portable, afresh from a download on Sep. 14. 2022 on a USB stick. It would be great to transfer all the account information, passwords, etc., plus a history of e-mails from the last 10 years. What has happened since June is still in my IMAP account and will hopefully be available after reconnection.

Thunderbird update, working and not working

Submitted by cbaxterm on August 25, 2022 - 1:26pm

I am using Thunderbird Portable as stand-alone installed on hard disk.

For years I have updated on the Help/About Mozilla Thunderbird page. Today I noticed that I was on version 91.1.x and the button said [Update to 91.1.y]. The thing is that I knew the current version was v102, meaning that the updater on the "About Mozilla Thunderbird" page was not working, or was only offering to update to a minor version that was still months out of date.

global inbox - "Include this server when getting new mail" checkbox doesn't work

Submitted by Lazy F. on August 12, 2022 - 11:35am

Windows 10 Pro 32 bit (all updates), Thunderbird portable 102.1.2 (updated and also new clean install.).

I created a new Gmail-account (pop3) whose messages are saved in the global inbox; this setting is saved. I check the mails manually.
Now I want this account to be included when manually fetching messages, and checked the corresponding box in the server settings/advanced of the account:

Tools / Account Settings / ACCOUNT NAME / Server Settings / Advanced / "Include this server when getting new mail".

Stable version TB

Submitted by janvr0 on August 3, 2022 - 5:59pm

Is Thunderbird 102.1.0 the stable version?
When I tried downloading the Windows version of a reliable site
they had a message saying that version 91.1.12 is stable
and I better wait dwnlding 102.1.0 until all (possible) errors are solved

The left Folder show empty when I upgrade from TB portable 8x.x to 102

Submitted by ollydbg23 on August 3, 2022 - 2:56am

Hi, today I just download the latest portable Thunderbird version 102, and I make a install which overwrite my old Thunderbird portable 8x.x (I can't remember the version now, as I just overwrite the old installation folder)

When I try to start the new installed Thunderbird portable, the main window shown up, and I see the left Folder is empty.

See this screen shot image:

Multiple Instances using Thunderbird Portable 2nd Profile

Submitted by bendre on July 5, 2022 - 8:32pm


I have multiple profiles running in multiple instances of thunderbird at same time.

Each version of thunderbird portable has updated
with changes as below
AdditionalParameters= -no-remote

I have setup multiple copies of PortableApps