Thunderbird glitches: cannot enter password  and no message body content

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I do not know how I got to here. All has been fine since I got my new laptop (HP Pavilion dv5 / WIN 7) and installed fresh versions of MS Office and Mozilla FF and TB.
Suddenly, TB browser has: "forgotten" the passwords for the three e-mail accounts it manages and gives no opportunity to input either; downloaded header data but no content for the most active one of the three accounts; and gives the following error, when I click "get mail" for the most active account-- "Unable to write the email to the mailbox. Make sure the file system allows you write privileges, and you have enough disk space to copy the mailbox."  Like, why do I not have such privileges? I am the only one who has been using this machine.
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If TB has forgotten password, how does it download data?  In the accounts, are you using POP3 or IMAP?

Make sure that you computer date is correct, and that you are using the administrator account to access the accounts.

If no joy, delete and then recreate the accounts in TB.
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Thanks.  Your question would be my question, re data.  Using POP3. The date seems to be the issue.  Noticed date/time was wrong, reset, now mail is whole. Understood? Not really.  But problem solved. Thanks again

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Significance to problem of IMAP and POP3?

Why am I not (apparently, if there are disk-writing issues) the Administrator and how do I change that?

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SkidoggT has accepted war1's comment as adequate for answer to part of SkidoggT's issues and can close the question at this point.  Other concerns raised in original question [ID: 27245259] can be deferred.

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