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changed password in Thunderbird

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Thunderbird does not have 2 step security or I need someone to tell me how to put in 2 step security. I changed my password in the HOW TO DELETE OR EDIT PASSWORDS it worked. I think it worked. I quit. I used the new password when the notification showed to sign in. It did not work. I used the old password and it let me in. I went to saved passwords and the outgoing server is showing. The other password for incoming, or why Thunderbird saved two passwords of the email the same day is unknown but it was the same password when I changed both. Why I cannot sign in with the new password?

Thunderbird does not have 2 step security or I need someone to tell me how to put in 2 step security. I changed my password in the [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/password-manager-remember-delete-change-tb#w_how-to-view-saved-passwords HOW TO DELETE OR EDIT PASSWORDS] it worked. I think it worked. I quit. I used the new password when the notification showed to sign in. It did not work. I used the old password and it let me in. I went to saved passwords and the outgoing server is showing. The other password for incoming, or why Thunderbird saved two passwords of the email the same day is unknown but it was the same password when I changed both. Why I cannot sign in with the new password?

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Thunderbird does not use time based passwords. If you are using them your will just have to tell Thunderbird not to save passwords and enter them all the time yourself.

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Who is the mail provider? If you have two-step verification on the account, you have to either apply an app password in TB, or apply OAuth2 authentication if it's e.g. a gmail or Yahoo account.

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Thunderbird email Gandi the above did not solve problem

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TB is not a mail provider. The provider is what comes after @ in your address.

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https://www.gandi.net/en-US/domain/email is my email and this did not help

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Maybe the problem is related to the old and the new website:

" Gandi has a new website, and an old website: each one has its own unique logins and passwords.

When you log into our new website (https://www.gandi.net), you must use the username and password that you chose for our new website when you created your account or performed the migration process.

You CAN NOT log into the new website with the old website (https://v4.gandi.net) handle and password. Doing so will launch the account migration/activation process.

Learn more about this in our documentation."

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That helped. The problem is TOTP in Thunderbird

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Thunderbird does not use time based passwords. If you are using them your will just have to tell Thunderbird not to save passwords and enter them all the time yourself.

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Yeah, Thunderbird needs two step verification?

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tat-2whatever said

Yeah, Thunderbird needs two step verification?

Actually I disagree. I find oAuth works well and has none of the ugliness of two factor authentication.