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[TB] Configuring IMAP with comcast error 1014

First, I am supporting a family member, who has TB configured on two separate machines. Configuring for Comcast IMAP+SMTP, in the usual manner; nothing esoteric about tha… (read more)

First, I am supporting a family member, who has TB configured on two separate machines. Configuring for Comcast IMAP+SMTP, in the usual manner; nothing esoteric about that, all very routine.

Machine A seems to be working okay, no errors. TB up to date on this machine, connected over an ethernet wire, if that makes any difference.

Machine B, getting spam prompted over IMAP 1014 errors. No other information is provided than 1014.

I have tried dropping the account configuration hundred percent, restarting TB, re-adding the account configuration, to no avail. Still spam 1014 errors.

I did happen to notice TB needed an update, so I did that as well. Still 1014 errors.

I have also tried dropping that email saved password from the saved passwords, and responding to the subsequent re-enter password prompt. Also to no avail.

What if anything might have changed, and how can we contend with this? What is so corrupt, do we need to be mucking around in any AppData files, roaming files, etc?

We are not the only ones, apparently, to have bumped into this issue. Not sure if this is also Comcast specific, since a recent TB and/or IMAP specification change, i.e. maybe we try with a gmail account, for instance.

Wondering also, is it IMAP and/or Comcast somehow tieing Machine A to the IMAP and not releasing that association? Knowing a little bit about IMAP in this regard. And/or somehow now prohibiting Machine B+ from establishing a connection?

Asked by Michael Powell 1 week ago

Answered by Michael Powell 6 days ago

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Windows & Gmail Imap authentication failure

Hi, 3 weeks ago I suddenly could not log in to my email without errors. First I get a Google screen "Choose an account" showing the three Gmail accounts I use. I select… (read more)

Hi, 3 weeks ago I suddenly could not log in to my email without errors.

First I get a Google screen "Choose an account" showing the three Gmail accounts I use. I select the first one.

"Mozilla Thunderbird wants to access your Google Account". This refers to calendars. I take the Allow option.

Then I get the message "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead

Thunderbird detected a potential security threat and did not continue to localhost. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details."

When I close this window I get another Google screen .

"Mozilla Thunderbird wants to access your Google Account". This refers to i) mail, ii) contacts, and iii) calendars. I take the Allow option.

Then I get the same message message "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead

Thunderbird detected a potential security threat and did not continue to localhost. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details."

This process cycles through the other two emails. Then I get and authentication failure message.

I have seen hints that this might be a certificate issue but I have tried in vain to find certificates stored in Thunderbird.

Any help approeciated.

Thanks

PaulM

Asked by myerscough.paul 4 days ago

Answered by myerscough.paul 2 days ago

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Thunderbird changes hotmail password?

I've appreciated using Thunderbird for an ad-free Hotmail experience for quite some time. I've changed my Hotmail password every few weeks lately and Thunderbird worked … (read more)

I've appreciated using Thunderbird for an ad-free Hotmail experience for quite some time. I've changed my Hotmail password every few weeks lately and Thunderbird worked fine when I entered the new password at the prompt when Thunderbird started.

Just now however, I needed to get into my Microsoft account that uses the same password as my Hotmail account. My login to Microsoft failed. Trying to understand why, I looked in Thunderbird at the saved password for Hotmail's server:

oauth://login.microsoftonline.com (https://outlook.office.com/IMAP.AccessAsUser.All

https://outlook.office.com/POP.AccessAsUser.All 
https://outlook.office.com/SMTP.Send offline_access)

The saved password was a 464 character long ASCII string totally irrelevant to the password I'd selected for Hotmail and Microsoft.

I went through the password change process for Hotmail, was then able to get into my Microsoft account and restarted Thunderbird. As usual, Thunderbird asked for the new password. I entered it and was then able to receive new mail from the Hotmail server in Thunderbird. However, again, the saved password in Thunderbird for Hotmail was not the password I'd entered.

Next, I deleted the saved passwords in Thunderbird, restarted it and this time it prompted me to be sure I'd downloaded it from a reliable source. I've never seen that prompt before. It came with my Linux Mint installation, so I thought it would be safe, but again there's an irrelevant password saved for my Hotmail account.

It's like it eventually changes my password for Hotmail and Microsoft since I can get mail through Thunderbird with the odd password it saves, but if I use what should be my password for Hotmail or my Microsoft account via a web page interface, the password doesn't work.

I'll have to stop using Thunderbird if this continues.

Asked by change2peace+firefox 4 months ago

Answered by Stans 4 months ago

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Does PGP encrypt attachments?

I am using Thunderbird 115.10.1. I want to send an encrypted email with attachments of different types (pdf, docs, images, zips,...) I have set up PGP following this gui… (read more)

I am using Thunderbird 115.10.1. I want to send an encrypted email with attachments of different types (pdf, docs, images, zips,...)

I have set up PGP following this guidance: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/openpgp-thunderbird-howto-and-faq#thunderbird:linux:tb115


And I have confirmed it is working with Edward following this guidance: https://emailselfdefense.fsf.org/en/

But I have tried looking online to check, are the attachments to the email also encrypted?

Asked by andres20 1 week ago

Answered by christ1 1 week ago

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default account

I have 4 e-mail accounts in TB, and I want to switch from the current default account to another. But how do I do that. I cannot see any button, place where to do that in… (read more)

I have 4 e-mail accounts in TB, and I want to switch from the current default account to another. But how do I do that. I cannot see any button, place where to do that in the settings. Why the heck does TB needs to be so tricky to deal with, compared to Outlook?

Asked by music19 1 month ago

Answered by david 1 month ago

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Having issues with Thunderbird not retaining mail account and password

I am having issues with Thunderbird not retaining my email server and passwords. Each time I want to send an email, it prompts me for the password and then tells me that … (read more)

I am having issues with Thunderbird not retaining my email server and passwords. Each time I want to send an email, it prompts me for the password and then tells me that the email address and server don't match. I have tried numerous times to correct this, but it doesn't hold the information. It also switches the server info between accounts. I have 3 different email account and sometimes only one works correctly

Asked by tasman27 3 weeks ago

Answered by sfhowes 3 weeks ago

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Outgoing settings?

'Sending of the message failed. Unable to authenticate to Outgoing server (SMTP) mail.btinternet.com. Please check the password and verify the 'Authentication method' in… (read more)

'Sending of the message failed. Unable to authenticate to Outgoing server (SMTP) mail.btinternet.com. Please check the password and verify the 'Authentication method' in 'Account Settings | Outgoing server (SMTP)'.

Hello

I have been using Thunderbird as my email service and not had this before. Yesterday, I had to change my password for emails with BT. I changed it on Thunderbird too but now I am receiving emails OK on Thunderbird it is refusing to send any for me and shows the above message. I can send OK from my web based BT email but prefer Thunderbird.

I haven't a clue what I need to do to solve this.

Can you please help? Please tell me is very simple steps I'm not very computer savvy.

Thank you

Asked by tylex.polystyrene 3 weeks ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 3 weeks ago

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Openpgp: inline or s/mime encryption

I have imported a public key in my openpgp key-management/ In my settings of the end -to-end keys: preference of key technology: choose auto the key technology by the ava… (read more)

I have imported a public key in my openpgp key-management/ In my settings of the end -to-end keys: preference of key technology: choose auto the key technology by the available keys. I have read openpgp standard supports inline en s/mime encryption but what is used by thunderbird when I choose openpgp as key encryption when i type/send an email (w/o attachment by myself). I ask it because my correspondent only decrypts inline encryption.

Asked by Boerken2 4 weeks ago

Answered by Kai Engert 4 weeks ago

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An abusive administer who poses as me and steals my account and download malware and viruses on my devices

I need help with an abusive administer he only an administer because he stole my e-commerce operating system in 2017 by putting malware on to my keyboard port so no key b… (read more)

I need help with an abusive administer he only an administer because he stole my e-commerce operating system in 2017 by putting malware on to my keyboard port so no key board would type I could not stop him I was originally hacked in 2014 I shut down my system that was unopened at the time for two years until I had gone through 25 devices because the abusive administer put malware onto all my devices and ruined them this has got to stop u just won money I can’t get into my google account because he changed my password and took my phone numbers because of so I can change the password to get into it I have about 25 google accounts for this reason every time something good happens and money is involved he takes my accounts so it don’t happen this isn’t the firsts time he has done this very same thing some one has to stop this criminal He takes Money off my cards and spends my money how much more of this do I have to put up with he is not an administer he is a hacking thief and I demand help

Asked by ddhw63 1 month ago

Last reply by ak.mozilla 1 month ago

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Thunderbird is blocking my outgoing emails

Thunderbird continues to block my outgoing emails despite my best efforts. Please check my outgoing smpt server settings (attached) and let me know what I need to change.… (read more)

Thunderbird continues to block my outgoing emails despite my best efforts. Please check my outgoing smpt server settings (attached) and let me know what I need to change. Thanks.

Asked by Bill Washburn 1 month ago

Answered by david 1 month ago

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Thunderbird will not send emails

Since changing my email password on my BT Mail server, Thunderbird will not send emails. I get a popup saying Sending and a blue line which never completes. When I cancel… (read more)

Since changing my email password on my BT Mail server, Thunderbird will not send emails. I get a popup saying Sending and a blue line which never completes. When I cancel it I get the following:

Sending of the message failed. Unable to authenticate to Outgoing server (SMTP) mail.btinternet.com. Please check the password and verify the 'Authentication method' in 'Account Settings | Outgoing server (SMTP)'.

There is no password change option on the Outgoing Server (SMTP). Connection Security is set to SSL/TLS and Authentication method is "Normal Password".

I can receive emails with no problems.

Asked by John Crellin 1 month ago

Answered by Matt 1 month ago

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Thunderbird is able to logon to ATT.NET, after I changes my ATT.NET PW

Running Thunderbird, with auto login to my ATT.NET account. I recently changed my ATT.NET PW (on ATT.NET) Thunderbird is still able to log on to my ATT.NET account and re… (read more)

Running Thunderbird, with auto login to my ATT.NET account. I recently changed my ATT.NET PW (on ATT.NET) Thunderbird is still able to log on to my ATT.NET account and rec/send emails. I went into PW manager and removed the saved PW for my ATT email account.

Thunderbird is still able to log into ATT.NET

Asked by mkal1 1 month ago

Answered by mkal1 1 month ago

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Lost HTML and remote images on incoming emails

I am having a problem with incoming emails appearing in non-HTML format (see below), and I have checked "Allow remote content in messages" and there are no exceptions. I… (read more)

I am having a problem with incoming emails appearing in non-HTML format (see below), and I have checked "Allow remote content in messages" and there are no exceptions. Is there another setting that would cause the loss of HTML formatting and/or remote images? (see images of same email in full HTML and without) Thanks for any suggestions Lee

Asked by Lee 1 month ago

Answered by Lee 1 month ago

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lack of logon password for charter.net

I couldn't send email, so I deleted and re-setup my email account. This lost my remembered passwords, so now I can neither receive or send email. My basic password still … (read more)

I couldn't send email, so I deleted and re-setup my email account. This lost my remembered passwords, so now I can neither receive or send email. My basic password still lets me onto TB though.

Asked by flowersebf 1 month ago

Answered by flowersebf 1 month ago

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How to tell if signature verification succeeded?

Hello, I am setting up PGP in Thunderbird. Sometimes I want to send an email which is signed but not encrypted. However, before I send this to someone else I want to mak… (read more)

Hello,

I am setting up PGP in Thunderbird. Sometimes I want to send an email which is signed but not encrypted. However, before I send this to someone else I want to make sure that it works. So I sent an email to myself (2 different accounts which I both control and have added to Thunderbird). The email has the signature attached but the Thunderbird UX doesn't give me any information about whether or not it successfully verified the signature. I tried downloading the `.eml` file and checking the signature against that, but it failed (I'm assuming that I tried to verify the wrong thing, not that the signature is actually bad).

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by skyvine 3 months ago

Answered by skyvine 1 month ago

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cannot send emails

I'm using Thunderbird 115.7.0 (64 bits). Cannot send messages from my email account: katy.vandenhoek@gmail.com. It says it cannot make connection to server smtp.gmail.co… (read more)

I'm using Thunderbird 115.7.0 (64 bits). Cannot send messages from my email account: katy.vandenhoek@gmail.com. It says it cannot make connection to server smtp.gmail.com. Receiving emails is OK. The other emailaccounts are working OK. Looks like there is something wrong with the authentification. Reïnstalling Thunderbird didn't help.

Asked by katy.vandenhoek 3 months ago

Answered by katy.vandenhoek 3 months ago

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Thunderbird email "unable to connect" on second account, no problems on first account

Setting up a desktop (Dell Inspiron) for neighbors using latest Linux Mint (21.3 Cinnamon). They have simple needs, LibreOffice, Firefox and email. Plain jane, nothing ex… (read more)

Setting up a desktop (Dell Inspiron) for neighbors using latest Linux Mint (21.3 Cinnamon). They have simple needs, LibreOffice, Firefox and email. Plain jane, nothing extra added, straight from latest Mint install.

I am having trouble adding a second email account in Thunderbird (115.8.1). First comcast account was very easy, standard comcast defaults, works fine, downloads and sends. Second comcast account keeps giving "Unable to Connect" poput screen. (https://localhost/?code=0.ac.w2.PciwTw)

I can login to either Xfinity email account through Firefox browser using same addresses ((username)@comcast.net) and passwords I am using to attempt to add second account in Thunderbird.

Tried it with Mint Firewall off, then on, then off again. Do I need to setup firewall for second account?

Can someone give me a hint on this problem? Is is Thunderbird? Comcast? Something else?

Asked by bobstanl 2 months ago

Answered by bobstanl 2 months ago

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Thunderbird 115.8.0 can't find GPGME from Gpg4win 4.3.0

Hi, My PGP subkeys are on a Smartcard (Yubikey). I'm running Thunderbird 115.8.0 (64-bit) on Windows 11 Enterprise (23H2; 22631.3235) with Gpg4win-4.3.0. I configured… (read more)

Hi,

My PGP subkeys are on a Smartcard (Yubikey).

I'm running Thunderbird 115.8.0 (64-bit) on Windows 11 Enterprise (23H2; 22631.3235) with Gpg4win-4.3.0.

I configured an external key ID per Thunderbird:OpenPGP:Smartcards#Allow_the_use_of_external_GnuPG. I've imported my public key into Thunderbird's key manager.

However, when I try to send a digitally signed message, sending fails and the console in Browser Toolbox says "Error: invalid configuration, request to use external GnuPG key, but GPGME isn't working".

The GPGME shared library is installed at path "C:\Program Files (x86)\Gpg4win\bin_64\libgpgme-11.dll" and "C:\Program Files (x86)\GnuPG\bin\libgpgme-11.dll". PATH contains "C:\Program Files (x86)\Gpg4win\..\GnuPG\bin".

Is there something I'm doing wrong?

Asked by Luke Faraone 2 months ago

Answered by Luke Faraone 2 months ago