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Sending of password for user xyz@gmail.com did not succeed

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Thunderbird suddenly start showing this error, nothing changed from my side. password checked and is correct.

Sending of password for user xyz@gmail.com did not succeed. Mail server pop.gmail.com responded: Web login required: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/78754

did everything listed in google link above. not working yet!

thunderbird version: 60.5.1

Thunderbird suddenly start showing this error, nothing changed from my side. password checked and is correct. Sending of password for user xyz@gmail.com did not succeed. Mail server pop.gmail.com responded: Web login required: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/78754 did everything listed in google link above. not working yet! thunderbird version: 60.5.1
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christ1
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Did you 'allow less secure apps' for your Google account?

Did you 'allow less secure apps' for your Google account?

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christ1 said

Did you 'allow less secure apps' for your Google account?


I did. but not worked. BTW, I managed to fix it by enabling 2-Step Verification and then using app password.

''christ1 [[#answer-1198736|said]]'' <blockquote> Did you 'allow less secure apps' for your Google account? </blockquote> I did. but not worked. BTW, I managed to fix it by enabling 2-Step Verification and then using app password.

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may i ask what you mean by using app password? i've been struggling all day with this problem and willing to give 2-step verification a try. thanks!

may i ask what you mean by using app password? i've been struggling all day with this problem and willing to give 2-step verification a try. thanks!
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user01229325 2241 solutions 10216 answers

Google has instructions for it`s mail system here. https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/1085463?hl=en

Google has instructions for it`s mail system here. https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/1085463?hl=en
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tiburonfirst 0 solutions 14 answers

thanks! it looks intimidating though when you're close to 71. i have no idea why at 10am thunderbird stopped downloading my gmail. it's been working for years .....

thanks! it looks intimidating though when you're close to 71. i have no idea why at 10am thunderbird stopped downloading my gmail. it's been working for years .....
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user01229325 2241 solutions 10216 answers

Because gmail declared everyone but themselves "less secure." You want to use their service, you play their rules. This applies to all email clients not just Thunderbird.

Because gmail declared everyone but themselves "less secure." You want to use their service, you play their rules. This applies to all email clients not just Thunderbird.
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tiburonfirst 0 solutions 14 answers

as of this morning it has fixed itself!

as of this morning it has fixed itself!
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