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I am using Windows 11 and Thunderbird. A few days ago I was asked to type my password every time I opened the mail program. But the password is not accepted now. I have u… (read more)

I am using Windows 11 and Thunderbird. A few days ago I was asked to type my password every time I opened the mail program. But the password is not accepted now. I have used the mail program for years without this problem. How do I fix it?

Asked by wa23 4 months ago

Last reply by Googlethunderbird 3 months ago

Decryption tool for passwords in Firefox

Back in November 2023 I had the misfortune of a software engineer not doing his job correctly and he reinstalled the OS on my laptop instead of repairing some software th… (read more)

Back in November 2023 I had the misfortune of a software engineer not doing his job correctly and he reinstalled the OS on my laptop instead of repairing some software that wasn't functioning correctly. Mercifully, I have had Microsoft support working on recovering my data, which has proved a tremendous task. 4 months and counting.


We have now finally managed to recover my passwords for my browsers, but they are encrypted. Microsoft Support have therefore asked if Mozilla do a decryption tool as they cannot open the file without it being decrypted first. If I was using Microsoft Edge, they would have been able to assist as that is a Microsoft product, but as Firefox is a third party application, they've asked for assistance. By the way, these are NOT scammers or hackers 'helping' me, but Microsoft support and I get everything emailed about our support etc.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by darrenallen73 2 months ago

Last reply by TechHorse 1 month ago

Autofill address not working anymore

Autofill has been working perfectly fine until yesterday. There's not even a manage addresses in the privacy and security settings anymore. Autofill card still works, bu… (read more)

Autofill has been working perfectly fine until yesterday. There's not even a manage addresses in the privacy and security settings anymore.

Autofill card still works, but not addresses.

Asked by allanrivers99 3 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

Logins and password losts

My profile is not able to recover saved password. Logins.json file copied in the new profile but password not visible. In the default profile logins.json.corrupt appeared… (read more)

My profile is not able to recover saved password. Logins.json file copied in the new profile but password not visible. In the default profile logins.json.corrupt appeared. I am looking for a procedure to recover information in corrupted profile. Can you help?

Asked by Testone99 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Mozilla log in

Hey I registered for sync Mozilla. After each lunch I have message windows pass code...Its really irritating me. How to leave passcode (becouse I want to protecs my pass… (read more)

Hey I registered for sync Mozilla. After each lunch I have message windows pass code...Its really irritating me. How to leave passcode (becouse I want to protecs my passcodes manager settings ) and have turned on passcode windows just when I need pass code manager. Please fix it at next updates

Asked by Paul Kutskir 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Blocked pages

When I try to access my payment preferences page on xfinity.com, the page goes blank and it appears that it is being blocked. I can't figure out how to unblock it. I had … (read more)

When I try to access my payment preferences page on xfinity.com, the page goes blank and it appears that it is being blocked. I can't figure out how to unblock it. I had to use Microsoft Edge to access the page to change my information. Can you please assist?

Asked by Neil 3 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

Thunderbird 115.11.0 (64-bit) not accepting Gmail password, however Outlook and web DO work

Thunderbird 115.11.0 (64-bit) Edition Windows 11 Home Version 23H2 Installed on ‎10/‎22/‎2022 OS build 22631.3593 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22700.10… (read more)

Thunderbird 115.11.0 (64-bit) Edition Windows 11 Home Version 23H2 Installed on ‎10/‎22/‎2022 OS build 22631.3593 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22700.1003.0

Processor 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1260P 2.10 GHz Installed RAM 16.0 GB (15.7 GB usable) Device ID 5E92FCAE-C72A-4252-8BD4-D8E95E052268 Product ID 00342-22036-83915-AAOEM System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor Pen and touch Touch support with 10 touch points

Thunderbird refuses to connect to Gmail with password. Fresh install of Thunderbird. New password (triple verified I'm using the same password) OAuth2 enabled Gmail account entered correctly, Thunderbird contacts Gmail, secondary authentication text sent and verified, refuses to connect.

Outlook Office 365 - works gmail.com - works Thunderbird - "Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, username or password"

Incoming IMAP SSL/TLS imap.gmail.com

Outgoing SMTP SSL/TLS smtp.gmail.com

Asked by Paul Krummenacker 2 weeks ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 week ago

Enable/Disable Show Passwords

April 15, 2024 Thunderbird is Insecure There is missing functionality issues 1. How to Disable the "SHOW PASSWORD" Button in Security Settings 2. Either implement with a… (read more)

April 15, 2024 Thunderbird is Insecure There is missing functionality issues

1. How to Disable the "SHOW PASSWORD" Button in Security Settings 2. Either implement with a Password Password option, only to show the Passwords or 3. Allow the ability to Disable the Button

back in 1916-18 the ability to disable the "SHOW PASSWORD" Button worked with with a variation of the following at that time user_pref("pref.privacy.disable_button.view_passwords", true); I believe I created and used chrome.css or chrome.js

At some point this functionality ceased to work.

Now, I have scoured the Net to figure out a Solution simply setting the value to True, gets reset by Thunderbird, TB does not save it. it always reverts back to False and the button remains available and does not disable

I have tried everything, adding it in user.js, settings.js, userChrome.js I put it in every directory, nothing seems to work

Do I have to Lock it? - How? confusing and disappointing.

Please provide a simple step by step Solution to the problem

Thank you

Asked by icenews 1 month ago

Last reply by david 1 month ago

HTTPS overkill by Firefox

Later version refuses to connect to my modem, and goes into security web mode. This modem uses HTTP/HTTPS for access, i.e., connects directly it's IP address, then the us… (read more)

Later version refuses to connect to my modem, and goes into security web mode. This modem uses HTTP/HTTPS for access, i.e., connects directly it's IP address, then the user enters a username and password. At that point, the the modem switches to HTTPS for control.

With this recent update, there is NO WAY to access the modem for any work, or upgrade the HTTPS certificate on the modem. This is a BUG.

What should happen is that if the web site will accept a HTTP connection, Firefox should NOT refuse connection or test for security issues UNTIL the user or the device switches to HTTPS.

As an aside, I've used Firefox on this Zywall modem for years until recently.

Asked by ted41 6 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

"Access your data for all websites" Can a ADDON transmit that data over the internet?

I understand the necessity of some Extensions / add-ons to "Access your data for all websites" and therefore i agree to that for some of them. So here's the question: Is … (read more)

I understand the necessity of some Extensions / add-ons to "Access your data for all websites" and therefore i agree to that for some of them. So here's the question: Is it possible for the data collected by that ADDON to be transmitted over the internet to either the ADDON maker or any other unknown recipient? Or is it that they indeed are collected but stored and processed locally on my computer and never transmitted elsewhere?

Asked by RHXE 5 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 4 months ago

Prevented access to website

Firefox is blocking/preventing me from visiting a website even though it is secure but Firefox does not recognize the certificate issuer. How do I get around this? Thank … (read more)

Firefox is blocking/preventing me from visiting a website even though it is secure but Firefox does not recognize the certificate issuer. How do I get around this? Thank you.

Asked by cagey.k 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

Always ask you where to save files is broken and uselesss

Despite reading almost 100 questions about this exact issue asked for years, there still seems to be no answer, and no fix to get this function to work properly. Checkin… (read more)

Despite reading almost 100 questions about this exact issue asked for years, there still seems to be no answer, and no fix to get this function to work properly.

Checking the box should completely remove the drop box for location, and the entire point is that it should ask you where to save every file,instead of defaulting.

Asked by chadwitk 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

How to repiar error message: PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

I have dealt with this message when searching the web... after a google product search etc., the results populate- then I click on all the top results and I get nothing b… (read more)

I have dealt with this message when searching the web... after a google product search etc., the results populate- then I click on all the top results and I get nothing but this message and the sites will not open:

Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to www.googleadservices.com. PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR Error code: PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Learn more…

I noticed it's with most "Sponsored" results. Incredibly frustrating.

Please help!

Kevin

Asked by kmf777 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

"Your browser is managed by your organization" suddenly appeared

So this "Your browser is managed by your organization" appeared out of no where. How to remove it? I've tried: Removing the registry key in the certificates Reinstalling … (read more)

So this "Your browser is managed by your organization" appeared out of no where. How to remove it? I've tried: Removing the registry key in the certificates Reinstalling the browser

Asked by Tadapol 4 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

recaptcha problem

Until yesterday everything was fine. I was able to complete recaptcha. But when I tried searching something today, I couldn't do it because of the recaptcha. It was stuck… (read more)

Until yesterday everything was fine. I was able to complete recaptcha. But when I tried searching something today, I couldn't do it because of the recaptcha. It was stuck on infinite loading. Every website I visited the problem was there. I tried fixing it from the tips I found in the forum here but nothing seems to work. I was frustrated. Then I tried Brave browser and it was working. Please help me fix this problem. Thank you.

Asked by MOVIE BOSS 4 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Security Exception Error on 1 PC, not on other

My wife & I have the same PCs running Windows 10 & Thunderbird 115.11.0 (32bit). We have a hosted web-site that also supports email, and we each have an email ac… (read more)

My wife & I have the same PCs running Windows 10 & Thunderbird 115.11.0 (32bit).

We have a hosted web-site that also supports email, and we each have an email account (eg neddy@goon.com.au & minnie@goon.com.au). I've checked that both our POP server configurations are identical but despite that about once a week minnie@goon.com.au receives a warning to add security exception but neddy doesn't. This started happening two weeks ago after a years error free running.

The host has checked that goon.com.au has a valid SSL certificate, so what could be causing the discrepancy and how do I set about fixing it please?

Asked by mike741 5 days ago

Last reply by Matt 2 days ago

Email Password Location??????

I have spent the last TWO HOURS trying to find an answer to what should be a simple problem, and it seems not to exist! I need to find out WHERE Firebird lists my email… (read more)

I have spent the last TWO HOURS trying to find an answer to what should be a simple problem, and it seems not to exist!

I need to find out WHERE Firebird lists my email account PASSWORD.

I do NOT want to reset my password.

I simple need to know WHAT my password is, and since I set up the account [actually a few accounts] several years ago, my notes are evidently null and void, because none of those passwords seem to work.

My email is through verizon.net, which is one of the problems because they gave all of their email coltrol to AOL, which thouroughly sucks, and they seem not to have anyone who speaks fluent English who can assist me in FINDING the current password!

If ANYONE can help, it would be most greatly appreciated!!

Asked by avatar_i_am 2 months ago

Last reply by Matt 1 month ago

in Thunderbird how to change password when the original password is lost?

Hi, I am not sure how it happened, I am now in a position where I can't use my Thunderbird properly. Every time I open TB, it asks for "please enter your Primary Passwor… (read more)

Hi, I am not sure how it happened, I am now in a position where I can't use my Thunderbird properly. Every time I open TB, it asks for "please enter your Primary Password" which I don't have/deleted? If a try to remove the tick from "Use a Primary Password" it opens a box requesting my Current Password, I have tried the last one and the one before, none are accepted. When I search in Saved logins, it seems to me to be empty. in short I seem to need a current password to change my password. It is a vicious loop. Can any one help sort this out, Please Thank you from Ilio Pieroni

Asked by Ilio Pieroni 1 month ago

Last reply by david 1 month ago