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Change gmail password on Thunderbird
I needed to change my gmail password. I went to Saved Passwords and changed the password on the account--I id'd the account by old password. However, I'm still getting the error message: The STAT command did not succeed. Error getting message number and sizes. Mail server pop.gmail.com responded: [AUTH] Invalid credentials.
The account was not an oauth account which has a password I don't recognize. Also, the associate smtp record has a different password.
How do I change the password? Do I need to change the smtp password also?
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I'm puzzled that it was not an OAUTH2 account and that you have different password on SMTP. Anyway, this may work: - click settings>privacy&security - click saved passwords and then show passwords - highlight the two rows for the account and delete them - change authorization to OAUTH2 - exit and restart thunderbird - attempt to retrieve mail and Google should prompt for your Gmail password. Once received, it should present a screen to allow access by Thunderbird - done
That series of steps works for IMAP, so I'm hoping it does for you.
Thank you, David -- I am always hesitant to delete things I know about :) I'm now getting my mail in Thunderbird! BTW: I deleted the other older records too ~
I appreciate you answering me and hope you are have a good week ~ carol ~
You are most welcome. Thanks for brightening my day.
Read ALL of the instructions before you start.
Then follow ALL of the instructions.
It worked with the latest version of TBird on 29NOV 2023