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Does Thunderbird work in Windows 8.1?

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1

    Does Thunderbird work in Windows 8.1?


    I recently upgraded to 8.1 and cannot send or receive email. I have the latest Thunderbird and have not altered any settings. I have uninstalled Thunderbird and reinstalled it and tried to google the problem.

    Thank you

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  2. #2


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    No problem here running Thunderbird on Windows 8.1.
    However I did a new install of Windows 8.1 rather than an upgrade from Windows 8, installed 8.1 on a new system build.
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  3. #3


    I am currently using Thunderbird on my Windows 8.1 desktop. I had a few problems with it crashing while writing a new mail message, but I disabled some add-ons and it seems to be doing fine now. This is my first experience with Thunderbird (I went to it because I needed a POP capable mail program and the native 8.1 mail does not support POP.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    No problems at all with latest Thunderbird on my upgraded 8.1 machine. Only add ons I use are Conversation View and Lighting Calendar. Two POP mail addresses.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    It must be the update to 8.1 that has screwed it then as I cannot do anything at all with Thunderbird even after reinstalling it. Is there anything I can do or should I find another mail program? I'm only using this because Outlook Express won't work.
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  6. #6


    Works like a charm here.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1

    thunderbird issues


    Hi There, I am also having issues with getting POP email account working with Windows 8.1. I tried using thunderbird for awhile and really liked it. However, at one point all the messages in my INBOX deleted...after that I stopped using thunderbird. However, just recently I had this issue also occur in my Windows Live Mail account. I continue to have problems getting email working, I don't want to use the OUTLOOK.COM interface but Microsoft seems to be bullying me into having no other choice...

    By the way I did really like the THUNDERBIRD email system, until I had that glitch where all my messages got deleted. I may try it again, it might help me to continue to get my POP email working.

    Anyone know why Microsoft has not made Windows 8.1 POP compatible?

    Colinf
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