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Old 05-11-2017, 02:29 PM   #1
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Thunderbird account creation


Thunderbird account creation wizard does not work for me. My provider has some sort of sub domains or something. Whatever the reason is, no Thunderbird account for me. I don't actually care what the problem is,because I have zero interest in that wizard.

I have found some workarounds, bits and pieces of information, but never a full procedure. So, here it is:

1. Close account creation dialog

2. Enable the menu bar by clicking on toolbar

3. Set Thunderbird to work offline (File/Offline/Go Offline)

4. Start account creation dialog. It will complain like hell, but ignore it

5. Skip Ghandi.net offer and chose "Use my existing account"

6. Fill the data into form fields

7. You can't complete the process, but you can press the "Advanced Configuration" button and good old account interface will pop up

8. Finish the account creation

9. Don't forget to go online again
 
Old 05-12-2017, 08:34 AM   #2
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That wizard is indeed very very annoying when it leave no easy ways to bypass it.

We cannot mark your post as useful, as I would like. Probably because it is the first in this thread. If you make a second post, quoting all text of the first, then the issue could be "solved" (quoted here because it is just an alternative solution).

Please submit a bug with your post, possibly detailing a few things a bit more.

There is a discussion that can be useful too:

How to *manually* configure another email account?
news://news.mozilla.org:119/mailman....ts.mozilla.org
 
Old 05-12-2017, 09:19 AM   #3
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We cannot mark your post as useful, as I would like. Probably because it is the first in this thread.
You can "Add to askfor's reputation" by clicking of the third icon under the left column (looks like the balance scales). It won't show it on the post, but it will add to their reputation and it allows you to leave a comment.
 
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:50 AM   #4
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1. Close account creation wizard

2. Edit > Account Settings > Account Actions [select box] > Add Mail Account
 
Old 05-12-2017, 10:46 AM   #5
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It sounds strange, but Xsane's solution works for me only if I have, at least, one account created already. With no accounts it complains that account can't be verified. I tried to remove password, but it keeps insisting, nevertheless.

Even the USENET news account counts as "already have".

So, I guess, one could create a movemail account and add POP or IMAP later, following Xsane's procedure.

I have mozilla-thunderbird-52.1.0-i586-1_slack14.2, and matching 64-bit on the other machine.

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I have created completely new system user, then "movemail" account and POP3 account after that, the wizard complained, but it worked.

Conclusion: This wizard is one really strange piece of software, when it can't verify your email provider. Long ago I've created some Outlook accounts. There was also a wizard of some sort, but it never got in the way. I can't avoid the idea that it has something to do with possible Ghandi.net sponsorship

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Old 05-13-2017, 09:19 AM   #6
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You might want to play with this about:config setting:
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mail.provider.enabled; false
It kills the dialog to auto provision an account (which I find annoying).

It has been quite some time since I've created an account, so things may have changed.

This link is outdated, but you might find something helpful in it as well:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...-configuration
 
Old 05-13-2017, 10:34 AM   #7
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You can "Add to askfor's reputation" by clicking of the third icon under the left column (looks like the balance scales). It won't show it on the post, but it will add to their reputation and it allows you to leave a comment.
By hovering the cursor in askfor's reputation stones, it says "reputation disabled". Does this mean "reputation zero" or is there a way to disable it?
 
Old 05-13-2017, 11:26 AM   #8
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By hovering the cursor in askfor's reputation stones, it says "reputation disabled". Does this mean "reputation zero" or is there a way to disable it?
Perhaps I need to enable something, but I have no idea how and where. I went to MyLQ and tried to access "User Control Panel", whatever that might be, but nothing happened. I guess that lowers my reputation.....
 
Old 05-13-2017, 12:03 PM   #9
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By hovering the cursor in askfor's reputation stones, it says "reputation disabled". Does this mean "reputation zero" or is there a way to disable it?
I'm not sure. My guess is that askfor has the "Show reputation level" option unchecked, so it won't display it to people on the forum, however, I believe adding to the reputation of their posts will still show for them under the My LQ link.

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Perhaps I need to enable something, but I have no idea how and where. I went to MyLQ and tried to access "User Control Panel", whatever that might be, but nothing happened. I guess that lowers my reputation.....
My guess is that you need to enable "Show reputation level" in Edit Options (it's the second checkbox down).

And I don't think there's any way to lower your reputation on the forum... only to add to it. But you can't do anything to your own reputation (other than hide it). It is based on what other people do for you... mainly clicking "yes" when you find posts helpful or clicking that little scale icon, which allows you to add a note that the person can see.

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Old 05-13-2017, 12:08 PM   #10
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Perhaps I need to enable something, but I have no idea how and where. I went to MyLQ and tried to access "User Control Panel", whatever that might be, but nothing happened. I guess that lowers my reputation.....
Something is wrong here. By the time I wrote "By hovering the cursor [...]", I already did give reputation to that first post and made a comment for it - do you see it somewhere? /-:

I do not remember doing anything to enable my reputation. I just received it and got a bit happy with that.
 
Old 05-14-2017, 08:57 AM   #11
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Something is wrong here. By the time I wrote "By hovering the cursor [...]", I already did give reputation to that first post and made a comment for it - do you see it somewhere? /-:

I do not remember doing anything to enable my reputation. I just received it and got a bit happy with that.
I have found this link:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...do=editoptions

It allowed me to enable reputation. Title on the page suggests it is the "User Control Panel", sme one that I have not been able to access from MyLQ. Looks like it is a forum bug. Should we report it ?
 
Old 05-14-2017, 09:44 AM   #12
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I have found this link:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...do=editoptions

It allowed me to enable reputation. Title on the page suggests it is the "User Control Panel", sme one that I have not been able to access from MyLQ. Looks like it is a forum bug. Should we report it ?
Yes! Please do! The best forum to do this is:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nd-feedback-7/
 
  


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