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Change gmail password on Thunderbird

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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?

thanks carol

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? thanks carol

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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.

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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 ~

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You are most welcome. Thanks for brightening my day.

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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