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My issue began when I changed my Gmail password. Now every time I try to connect to gmail, Google login prompt pops up. I keep clicking "allow", but to no avail. Google security notified me that an unauthorized device was trying to gain access to my gmail account and gives me no options. What am I to do?

All my settings seem to be in order both in Gmail and Thunderbird. What have I missed?

Note: two other Gmail accounts are working seamlessly.

Please help.

My issue began when I changed my Gmail password. Now every time I try to connect to gmail, Google login prompt pops up. I keep clicking "allow", but to no avail. Google security notified me that an unauthorized device was trying to gain access to my gmail account and gives me no options. What am I to do? All my settings seem to be in order both in Gmail and Thunderbird. What have I missed? Note: two other Gmail accounts are working seamlessly. Please help.
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sfhowes
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Did you update the password in Tools/Options/Security/Passwords/Saved Passwords, show passwords, right-click, Edit Password?

Did you update the password in Tools/Options/Security/Passwords/Saved Passwords, show passwords, right-click, Edit Password?
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sfhowes said

Did you update the password in Tools/Options/Security/Passwords/Saved Passwords, show passwords, right-click, Edit Password?

Yes. Been there. Done that. I also deleted the account and tried to add it back. Same Google login prompt pops up every time. I "allow" and nothing happens.

''sfhowes [[#answer-1262432|said]]'' <blockquote> Did you update the password in Tools/Options/Security/Passwords/Saved Passwords, show passwords, right-click, Edit Password? </blockquote> Yes. Been there. Done that. I also deleted the account and tried to add it back. Same Google login prompt pops up every time. I "allow" and nothing happens.
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There's a problem today with adding gmail accounts with OAuth authentication:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1271710

There's a problem today with adding gmail accounts with OAuth authentication: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1271710
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There's a problem today with adding gmail accounts with OAuth authentication: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1271710

Thanks for the link. Misery loves company.

''sfhowes [[#answer-1262442|said]]'' <blockquote> There's a problem today with adding gmail accounts with OAuth authentication: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1271710 </blockquote> Thanks for the link. Misery loves company.
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See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1592407 and comment #22. TB 68.2.1: https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/68.2.1/releasenotes/

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Thank you sfhowe! I changed "autho2" to "normal password" and it works!

Thank you sfhowe! I changed "autho2" to "normal password" and it works!
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