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Correct Gmail password fails in Thunderbird

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I'm using Thunderbird version 60.3.2

I use Thunderbird to access two Gmail accounts.

I've been doing this for years.

For one of the Gmail accounts I can no longer receive emails due to an invalid password message that started yesterday, yet I can send emails from that account.

I have no problems with my other Gmail account.

I successfully changed my Gmail password hoping to resolve the problem, still receive the same error message.

I can receive my emails by going to the Gmail site, using the same password that Thunderbird has a problem with.

I've been a Thunderbird user for well over 10 years, have also been a donator.

I totally dislike using Gmail to access my emails, Thunderbird is such a superior product, love all its features.

Please help.

Thank you.

I'm using Thunderbird version 60.3.2 I use Thunderbird to access two Gmail accounts. I've been doing this for years. For one of the Gmail accounts I can no longer receive emails due to an invalid password message that started yesterday, yet I can send emails from that account. I have no problems with my other Gmail account. I successfully changed my Gmail password hoping to resolve the problem, still receive the same error message. I can receive my emails by going to the Gmail site, using the same password that Thunderbird has a problem with. I've been a Thunderbird user for well over 10 years, have also been a donator. I totally dislike using Gmail to access my emails, Thunderbird is such a superior product, love all its features. Please help. Thank you.

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Are you talking about a pop mail account? If yes, then it is possible gmail are deliberately blocking your access.

Logon to gmail webmail account and select the option to use 'less secure apps'. https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255?hl=en

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Chosen Solution

Are you talking about a pop mail account? If yes, then it is possible gmail are deliberately blocking your access.

Logon to gmail webmail account and select the option to use 'less secure apps'. https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255?hl=en

Are you talking about a pop mail account? If yes, then it is possible gmail are deliberately blocking your access. Logon to gmail webmail account and select the option to use 'less secure apps'. https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255?hl=en

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Yes, both Gmail accounts are POP.

You may not have noticed from what I wrote, but only one Gmail account out of two had the problem, the other wasn't effected.

Prior to reading your solution, I changed my password twice and I actually did try "less secure apps" to no avail.

Today it worked.

Still doesn't explain why there never was an issue with the other Gmail account.

Thanks for your time!

Yes, both Gmail accounts are POP. You may not have noticed from what I wrote, but only one Gmail account out of two had the problem, the other wasn't effected. Prior to reading your solution, I changed my password twice and I actually did try "less secure apps" to no avail. Today it worked. Still doesn't explain why there never was an issue with the other Gmail account. Thanks for your time!