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How can I get Profile Password back after recent update removed it?

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After the last update, Thunderbird no longer requires a password be entered to sign into my emails. Hence all my emails are available to whoever opens Thunderbird. How do I get the Profile Password feature back again? This has nothing to do with the Master Password.

After the last update, Thunderbird no longer requires a password be entered to sign into my emails. Hence all my emails are available to whoever opens Thunderbird. How do I get the Profile Password feature back again? This has nothing to do with the Master Password.

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The ProfilePassword add-on can be enabled or installed in TB 60 if you open Tools/Options/Advanced/General/Config. editor and double-click the preference extensions.strictCompatibility to false, OK to close Options.

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I can only guess you are asking about the Thunderbird Master Password although it has nothing to do with preventing access to any emails you have already downloaded. You can read about the Master Password here.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Master_password

I can only guess you are asking about the Thunderbird Master Password although it has nothing to do with preventing access to any emails you have already downloaded. You can read about the Master Password here. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Master_password
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The ProfilePassword add-on can be enabled or installed in TB 60 if you open Tools/Options/Advanced/General/Config. editor and double-click the preference extensions.strictCompatibility to false, OK to close Options.

The [https://freeshell.de//~kaosmos/profilepassword-en.html ProfilePassword] add-on can be enabled or installed in TB 60 if you open Tools/Options/Advanced/General/Config. editor and double-click the preference ''extensions.strictCompatibility'' to false, OK to close Options.
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A thousand thankyous to sfhowes. I could never have worked that out.

A thousand thankyous to sfhowes. I could never have worked that out.
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onlytanmoy 0 solutions 22 answers

jennylin said

A thousand thankyous to sfhowes. I could never have worked that out.

I am on TB latest version 60.5.0 (32-bit)...followed the steps as provided by sfhowes...still unable to make the profilepassword work :( It gets installed but I am unable to set a master password...there is no OK button to save the password that I am entering in the addon settings. Are you able to help?

''jennylin [[#answer-1188717|said]]'' <blockquote> A thousand thankyous to sfhowes. I could never have worked that out. </blockquote> I am on TB latest version 60.5.0 (32-bit)...followed the steps as provided by sfhowes...still unable to make the profilepassword work :( It gets installed but I am unable to set a master password...there is no OK button to save the password that I am entering in the addon settings. Are you able to help?
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Sorry no I can't help. I am complete amateur. Only can say that Profile Password and Master Password are two completely different things.

Sorry no I can't help. I am complete amateur. Only can say that Profile Password and Master Password are two completely different things.
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onlytanmoy 0 solutions 22 answers

Ok, no worries...yep I am aware of the difference between the two :) thanks for your response.

Ok, no worries...yep I am aware of the difference between the two :) thanks for your response.
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sfhowes
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Instructions for Master Password are provided here, and are available independent of any add-on.

ProfilePassword settings are under Tools/Add-on Options.

Instructions for Master Password are provided [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/protect-your-thunderbird-passwords-master-password here], and are available independent of any add-on. ProfilePassword settings are under Tools/Add-on Options.
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sfhowes said

Instructions for Master Password are provided here, and are available independent of any add-on. ProfilePassword settings are under Tools/Add-on Options.

Thanks for your response. Well, I am not using Master Password. I just can't get ProfilePassword working in my TB. I have downloaded it from here Yep, I have tried both the below navigation to reach the add-on settings but as I said before there is no OK button to save the password that I am entering in the add-on settings window. Tools --> Add-on Options --> ProfilePassword Tools --> ProfilePassword

''sfhowes [[#answer-1196518|said]]'' <blockquote> Instructions for Master Password are provided [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/protect-your-thunderbird-passwords-master-password here], and are available independent of any add-on. ProfilePassword settings are under Tools/Add-on Options. </blockquote> Thanks for your response. Well, I am not using Master Password. I just can't get ProfilePassword working in my TB. I have downloaded it from [https://freeshell.de/~kaosmos/profilepassword-TB-1.0b1.xpi here] Yep, I have tried both the below navigation to reach the add-on settings but as I said before there is no OK button to save the password that I am entering in the add-on settings window. Tools --> Add-on Options --> ProfilePassword Tools --> ProfilePassword
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sfhowes
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Yes, it seems the ProfilePassword add-on installs in TB 60, and the Options appear to work, but the OK button is dead and there's no way to save a password. I haven't seen any reports of attempts to modify it for TB 60, so I guess the best alternative is to protect profiles by applying operating system user accounts.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Protect_the_profiles_contents

There is an add-on that expands the master password options, that may provide sufficient 'protection' for accessing TB:

https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/master-password/

Yes, it seems the ProfilePassword add-on installs in TB 60, and the Options appear to work, but the OK button is dead and there's no way to save a password. I haven't seen any reports of attempts to modify it for TB 60, so I guess the best alternative is to protect profiles by applying operating system user accounts. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Protect_the_profiles_contents There is an add-on that expands the master password options, that may provide sufficient 'protection' for accessing TB: https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/master-password/
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onlytanmoy 0 solutions 22 answers

thanks sfhowes.

thanks sfhowes.
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