Tbird passowrd & Verizon.net server
I have Verizon.net e-mail. Tbird 91.5.0 64 bit Win 10. A few days ago, 1-18-22, I can no longer access this account thru Tbird, the password does not work any more. I do not have my password stored since I prefer to enter it manually everytime I start Tbird. Since AOL now controls verizon.net e-mail accounts I can get to the e-mail there. I have tried the app password thru AOL and that password when entered into Tbird will work for that session until I close Tbird for the night. What am I missing? What can I do ? Please help I am 67 and depend on this daily.
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Verizon requires you to use an application password. You will find the instructions on your AOL web site. It will be a computer generated nonsense password of about 12 characters. Personally I would not even try to remember it. But the choice is yours. Essentially I would suggest forget your preference and save the password. The next step of oAUth passwords which we are being pushed to by US based ISPS and mail providers require cookies and the storage of tokens. The days of typing in your password on demand are coming to a close. Whether we like it or not.