Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm trying to set my emails on thunderbird but I keep getting the same error message:

Thunderbird failed to find the settings for your email account.

I saw another thread of two people with the same problem but I couldn't find the solution to this problem. I'm sure I'm writing my profiles correctly.

share|improve this question

It looks like the problem is related to temporary maintenance of thunderbird since I could create my emails today. []'s

share|improve this answer
Yes, I agree. I've no clue what was going on, but I agree - I was trying to get Tbird to work a few days ago, but I could get it to work yesterday - no software updates or anything, so it's weird. shrug – James May 25 '12 at 1:57

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.