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Can Thunderbird support 2fa with Xfinity email?

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Hi, Xfinity keeps asking if I want to enable 2 factor authentication, but I don't know if Thunderbird could support it. Is there a way to use 2FA with Xfinity email (pop)? I don't see any articles about this.

Thanks, KR

Hi, Xfinity keeps asking if I want to enable 2 factor authentication, but I don't know if Thunderbird could support it. Is there a way to use 2FA with Xfinity email (pop)? I don't see any articles about this. Thanks, KR

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TB doesn't currently support 2FA or multiFA. When 2FA or two-step verification is applied to an account through the account provider's website, you have to either apply OAuth2 authentication in TB (if the account provider supports OAuth, like gmail and Yahoo/AOL) or generate an app password that is used in TB instead of the regular account password.

I don't see any provision to generate app passwords with Xfinity, so I don't know if you would be able to access an account in TB if it has 2FA. There's no mention of it in the instructions for mail clients.

https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/multi-factor-authentication-xfinity-authenticator-setup

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TB doesn't currently support 2FA or multiFA. When 2FA or two-step verification is applied to an account through the account provider's website, you have to either apply OAuth2 authentication in TB (if the account provider supports OAuth, like gmail and Yahoo/AOL) or generate an app password that is used in TB instead of the regular account password.

I don't see any provision to generate app passwords with Xfinity, so I don't know if you would be able to access an account in TB if it has 2FA. There's no mention of it in the instructions for mail clients.

https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/multi-factor-authentication-xfinity-authenticator-setup