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remitdlo
 
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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 12:56 pm

:? I am running Thunderbird on my iMac as imap.gmail.com and my android phone currently with no problems. I am trying to install on a macbook pro downloaded the same version (current) but after normal installation I get "The current operation on 'inbox' did not succeed. The mail server of account Tim..." I have compared the setting in the iMac to the new MacBook and they are the same. Any suggestions?
Last edited by DanRaisch on December 9th, 2017, 6:07 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Split from previous thread as that discussion involved Yahoo and not Gmail.

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Post Posted December 9th, 2017, 1:33 pm

I've seen that error message with a couple of IMAP accounts such as Yahoo, Outlook and Comcast (always a temporary problem that the server admin eventually fixes), but never with Gmail.

I suggest you compare the settings in tools -> account settings -> Gmail -> server settings -> advanced too. That specifies things such as what namespace to use, and what the IMAP server directory is. I always set the latter to [Gmail] to make the folder hierarchy in the folder pane more sensible.

Another possibility is that the Gmail IMAP account settings are the same on both machines, but "Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP ->Enable IMAP" might not have been set in the second google account using a browser. I found one example of that at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1103857

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Gmail

remitdlo
 
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Post Posted December 10th, 2017, 10:27 am

Thank you for the response. It does appear to have been temporary as of this morning all work.

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