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Used Tbird for years, 4 computers, 3 OS. yesterday can't get into gmail, no settings changed

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Hi, I have used Thunderbird as a client for my Gmail email account. On 5 different Computers, over 6 years, running XP - 7 - 8.1 - and now 10. Suddenly yesterday Gmail rejects the Thunderbird password. I get this error message "Sending of password for user jstevens1fkp@gmail.com did not succeed. Mail server pop.googlemail.com responded: Web login required: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/78754" I have found dozens of others getting that same message and problem. NOTHING has changed in Settings or Updates for either Thunderbird, Windows 10 - or Gmail. I have triple checked all settings, permissions, passwords, etc. . I have spent 1 1/2 days, tried every suggestion I found, nothing helps. I have another Windows 10 Computer here, There is no problem using Thunderbird for Gmail. Tried System Restore to when it was working, no help. There is no problem using my password to access Gmail via a Browser. The only thing I have not tried is deleting Passwords on both Tbird and Google, creating a new Password. HELP!!!

Hi, I have used Thunderbird as a client for my Gmail email account. On 5 different Computers, over 6 years, running XP - 7 - 8.1 - and now 10. Suddenly yesterday Gmail rejects the Thunderbird password. I get this error message "Sending of password for user jstevens1fkp@gmail.com did not succeed. Mail server pop.googlemail.com responded: Web login required: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/78754" I have found dozens of others getting that same message and problem. NOTHING has changed in Settings or Updates for either Thunderbird, Windows 10 - or Gmail. I have triple checked all settings, permissions, passwords, etc. . I have spent 1 1/2 days, tried every suggestion I found, nothing helps. I have another Windows 10 Computer here, There is no problem using Thunderbird for Gmail. Tried System Restore to when it was working, no help. There is no problem using my password to access Gmail via a Browser. The only thing I have not tried is deleting Passwords on both Tbird and Google, creating a new Password. HELP!!!

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There were lots of folk with issues a couple of days ago, then they spontaneously fixed themselves. is that you as well?

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There were lots of folk with issues a couple of days ago, then they spontaneously fixed themselves. is that you as well?

There were lots of folk with issues a couple of days ago, then they spontaneously fixed themselves. is that you as well?

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Yes, as a matter of fact, it "fixed" itself about an hour after I sent in my question. From my days of research, seems it pops up and down occasionally over the years, found reference to it as far back as 2008. Surmised back then as a Gmail - Google issue

Yes, as a matter of fact, it "fixed" itself about an hour after I sent in my question. From my days of research, seems it pops up and down occasionally over the years, found reference to it as far back as 2008. Surmised back then as a Gmail - Google issue