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Thunderbird attempting to send emails I did not gererate.

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I do not allow Thunderbird to store passwords for my incoming and outgoing SMTP servers. When I start Thunderbird, it asks for, and I enter, the password for incoming mail. Lately, just after that, the dialog box appears asking for the outgoing SMTP password, even though I have not composed or tried to send an email, and there are none in my draft or outgoing folders. This has been going on for a few months. It only used to ask for the outgoing password when I actually tried to send an email. What is is trying to send? If I enter the password, nothing appears in the sent folder.

I do not allow Thunderbird to store passwords for my incoming and outgoing SMTP servers. When I start Thunderbird, it asks for, and I enter, the password for incoming mail. Lately, just after that, the dialog box appears asking for the '''outgoing''' SMTP password, even though I have not composed or tried to send an email, and there are none in my draft or outgoing folders. This has been going on for a few months. It only used to ask for the outgoing password when I actually tried to send an email. What is is trying to send? If I enter the password, nothing appears in the sent folder.

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Who is the mail provider? Maybe the authentication method has changed.

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No changes that I am aware of. Happened with more than one provider, starting at the same time.

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There may have been changes that you're unaware of. Once again, who is the mail provider(s)?

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Again, have two different accounts, two different providers, behavior is the same with both, and both started at the same time. Respectfully, I do not know with whom I am communicating, so prefer not to give you that information. What I will add is that, after I do not enter the outgoing password, I get a dialog box that says "the sending of the email failed". What email? Again, and to the root of the question, I am not sending any email! Additionally, if I close T-bird, and reopen it within a few minutes, it does not ask for the outgoing password after the incoming password, never having entered the outgoing.