Hi again throoper,
Thank you for taking the time to help me resolve my Thunderbird problems.
And thanks for replying to my last email which I sent to you about 24 hours ago. But it seems that my Thunderbird program has decided to work again.
When I wrote my last email to you I was frustrated because after trying out some of your instructions, nothing had changed. I went to bed last night and when I came back to my computer this morning, it had been shut down and restarted again, but I had to go out straight away, so I couldn't open Thunderbird and check to see if it was all working again then.
So when I came home tonight. I opened up Thunderbird and the first thing that happened was what you said, it asked for my password ! (For the first time since I'd been trying to get this part to work) So I entered my password. And seeing I had only added one email address into the account area, it downloaded about 200 emails from the server... at last !
And because that was all working, back to normal, I added in the other 7 email account details etc, and all is working fine, all are back to normal.
After following your instructions and removing the passwords last night, I don't know why it all didn't work then? So I just guess it has something to do with the computer restarting. I don't know why my computer is shutting down when I have not physically done it myself? Its all a mystery to me??
Maybe there's a little gremlin in there causing havoc :)
Maybe my operating system is getting overloaded, and its just shutting down? can't cope?
I've ordered a new computer system, its being built in China for me. My son's friend Tim has started a new internet sales business over there, and he is buying all my required computer components at factory prices right there in his business building. For a spend of around $700AUD, I've asked for a Dual Core Processor 6 times faster than my 1Ghz I have now, plus at least 2GB RAM, a 1TB HDD, a new DVD/CD Burner, good quality Video card, good quality Sound card, 6 USB ports etc.
I'm not familiar with all the technical names of computer stuff, so I can only describe it in my own way. Tim will put all the necessary components into a new black tower for me and ship to me soon. I may also get him to send me a new 22" flat screen monitor, if its not more than $300AUD.
What do you think? $1000AUD plus shipping costs is not too bad for all that?
So for now I'm just biding my time on my old AMD Anthlon 1Ghz, 512MB RAM computer. My local computer repair shop who built this old one for me 6 years ago, says it has been outdated by newer types of components.
I'm happy to stay using Windows XP Pro for as long as I can. But I also want to have access to Vista as I have to teach this to some of my clients, and at this stage I'm learning and discovering things about Vista as I teach my clients on their computers. I have a small home based business "Ezee Home PC" teaching computer skills to clients (absolute beginners and intermediate), on their desktop computers or laptops.
Maybe I could have this old computer on and working with XP Pro and the new computer installed with Vista and have that on at the same time to learn more for myself. So far I'm not very impressed with Vista and the way they've changed everything.
For one example, I think Microsoft have gone too far with the visual tools and wizards in Word. It is so hard to find the right tools for editing and formatting etc in the new Vista style Office package.
I'd also appreciate your advice and comments on these other topics about me getting a new computer built and XP v Vista etc as above, besides the resolved Thunderbird problem.
Looks like I won't need to create a new profile. But thanks for suggesting that, and I can still do it if I wanted to.