Multiple Thunderbird accounts got re-assigned?


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Jul 21, 2007
I've seen a second email address in my TBird account for quite a long time and never paid much attention to it. It was named the same as my email address but with a "_2" added to it. A few weeks ago I noticed a third account show up and it was listed the same but with a "_3" added. Then a week ago, I noticed that my incoming email was going into the "_2" account Inbox and nothing was going into the original address. As of 9 days ago the 3 different accounts got the names changed; the original is now the top one in the screen shot named as "_2" and has no new mail after 9/20/2021. The original "_2" Is now also a "_2" and the original "_3" now without the "_3" and has nothing in it. So in summary, top two together would be the total sum of all my mails. As in the first screen shot, the top account and the bottom account keep asking for the password to the account with Comcast, but recognize my password. The middle one doesn't ask but that is the one receiving all new mail. I am totally confused as to what went astray, but a friend suggested I try to update to the latest version. But when I log into TBird and click on "About Thunderbird" it tells me that it is Up-to-date at V 91.1.1 .. And also apparently won't provide me a way to upload a new install.
First: How can two accounts exist with the same name, and second: how did they get all re-arranged. And the BIG question, How can I get the top two merged and bring back my real address to the merged data? Also, who or what munched on this? Thunderbird bug, email provider (Comcast), or ???

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Dec 4, 2020
It is best to delete all IMAP accounts from Thunderbird and add them to it from scratch. That should create fresh Thunderbird account first added profiles of the email accounts. As for moving the emails back to the proper account of yours, a manual move will have to be done of all emails in the incorrect inboxes to your correct inbox for your email account.


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Aug 27, 2003
I deleted the attachment as it revealed your email address which you should never post on a public forum.

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