Comment 63 for bug 1850651

(In reply to Andrew DeFaria from comment #54)

> Have you ever heard of the saying "If it ain't broke then don't fix it"? This wasn't broken until you broke it. And there appears to be no (simple) way back. I didn't ask for my email client of some 17 years to break so horribly. In fact, I was purposely avoiding it by testing it out on another system (laptop). I didn't even get a chance to say "Thanks but no thanks, I'll stay with what is working". AFAICT I was forced into this so Dan's statement of not forcing updates is, AFAICT, false. I've been using Thunderbird since before it was Thunderbird. Yes there are times when add-ons fail to work initially but never has it been this broken WRT Add-Ons in the 17 years I've been using Thunderbird.

I do not see your reply to Anje on your settings. Was the update contrary to your settings? This is a very core question that has been glossed over.

> What I meant by my environment being screwed up is that when run Thunderbird shows me a basic setup, no accounts, no add-ons, nothing. I'm coming to find out it seems to have created a blank profile instead of using my existing one. But my existing one was still there so using the ProfileManager I was able to log in with the correct profile and I'm cleaning that up.

That is called profile per install and is the "new" way things are done, thank you Mozilla core developers.