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Thunderbird program password loophole?

Hi. Has anyone noticed that the password you can set within the program doesn't actually do anything to stop someone from reading the e-mails? I noticed this by just clic… (read more)

Hi. Has anyone noticed that the password you can set within the program doesn't actually do anything to stop someone from reading the e-mails? I noticed this by just clicking "x" to exit the notification of having to enter the password. After pressing "x" 3 times, it didn't ask me again and I can freely look around all the e-mails I have stored.

Is that supposed to happen? I'd rather if the password stopped anyone from being unable to read the e-mails stored. Isn't that the idea of having a password on the program?

Kind regards,

Geo

Asked by Geo 3 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 3 days ago

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Difficulty finding Password Manager (Saved Logins)

This may be an inexperienced "user error" but I believe that a recent update has removed "options" from the Tools menu thereby removing menu access to Password Manager. I… (read more)

This may be an inexperienced "user error" but I believe that a recent update has removed "options" from the Tools menu thereby removing menu access to Password Manager.

I finally accessed the Password manager from Tools/preferences/privacy/passwords/saved passwords

While Thunderbird help continues to reference "Password Manager", I believe it was renamed "Saved Logins"

Asked by JackT-CA 4 days ago

Answered by Stans 4 days ago

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Enter Password with "Use Password Manager to remember this password" box checked does not connect to server.

Hi, I just moved my thunderbird (latest version for Windows XP 32-bit) from my old Windows XP PC to new Windows 10 PRO PC (Thunderbird 91.2.0 64-bit). I moved my profile … (read more)

Hi, I just moved my thunderbird (latest version for Windows XP 32-bit) from my old Windows XP PC to new Windows 10 PRO PC (Thunderbird 91.2.0 64-bit).

I moved my profile folder to new PC. All my messages were moved with no problem but had to enter all passwords as if they didn't come with my moved profile.

I'm now having problem logging in to POP3 mail servers. Every time I logged in, if I checked the box "Use Password Manager to remember this password" It showed as

> Gmail: Nothing happened. No email downloaded from server. > Outlook: the bottom status bar showed "Connect to pop-mail.outloook.com..." and stayed like that forever. No email downloaded from server.

However, if I unchecked the "Use Password Manager to remember this password" box, Thunderbird can download all my emails. But I have to enter all passwords every time if I restart Thunderbird.

What I have done but problems still persist.

> Uninstall Thunderbird and reinstall > Delete key4.db, key3.db, logins.json, cert9.db from my profile folder and restart Thunderbird > Turn off 2-step verification in gmail account and use real password instead of app password

How can I correct this? Please help. Thank you.

Asked by parinya71 5 days ago

Answered by parinya71 5 days ago

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Change of ID

All of a sudden I'm getting the Yahoo maiil ID changed to Google Mail with out any authorisation on my part ? I know Google owns Yahoo. I use Yahoo mail all the time and … (read more)

All of a sudden I'm getting the Yahoo maiil ID changed to Google Mail with out any authorisation on my part ? I know Google owns Yahoo. I use Yahoo mail all the time and Yahoo is my ID for many applications so why has this happened ? If something like this can change unknowns to me does this mean that Google has control of my MAC and FireFox and its content .??

Asked by dwnunderoz@mail.com 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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copy-to-clipboard option disappeared from right-click menu

copy-to-clipboard option disappeared from right-click menu upon upgrading to version 91.2.0 in Linux Ubuntu. I get more junk/suspicious emails than I'd prefer here, so I … (read more)

copy-to-clipboard option disappeared from right-click menu upon upgrading to version 91.2.0 in Linux Ubuntu.

I get more junk/suspicious emails than I'd prefer here, so I always found this copy-to-clipboard option extremely useful if I wasn't sure if I should look at an email.

It seems this option is no longer available upon version 91.2.0, however I guess one workaround would be to "view as text", rather than html.

I liked that copy-to-clipboard option because it did not entail opening a possibly infectious email that may very well be best never opened.

That being said, I'd like to humbly suggest that the copy-to-clipboard option be put back.

Is there something that I am missing?

Asked by Joe Ess 1 week ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 week ago

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AD Blocker Message

Firefox Browser uprated to 92.0 today. Previously whilst browsing Ad's were showing; today I have no Ad's displayed but have not enabled an Ad Blocker on Firefox. A site … (read more)

Firefox Browser uprated to 92.0 today. Previously whilst browsing Ad's were showing; today I have no Ad's displayed but have not enabled an Ad Blocker on Firefox. A site I use extensively cannot now be properly viewed; I get a message to turn off Ad Blocker. I have set Enhanced Tracking Protection to 'Off' but am still unable to obtain full functionality, I am using standard Firefox Privacy settings otherwise. I am able to browse the site properly using MS Edge. I have deliberately refrained from using any AD Blocking on my part so as to ensure the site in question can be properly viewed. The only Firefox extension being used is Kaspersky Protection; I get the turn off Ad Blocker message both when Kaspersky Protection is on or off.

Asked by ericbates 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Security when taking PC to repair shop

I only use Firefox as my PC browser. I always run in private mode, so all cookies etc are deleted. I have about 100 login passwords saved, but use a FF primary password. … (read more)

I only use Firefox as my PC browser. I always run in private mode, so all cookies etc are deleted. I have about 100 login passwords saved, but use a FF primary password. The PC is protected at startup with the standard pin code. I never save personal data such as credit card details or addresses. Can I be confident that if I take the PC to a repair shop and leave it there it will be safe? Is there anything else I can do to make things more secure in the event of repair, or PC being stolen?

I also have MS Edge on the PC (can't seem to delete it) but all personal data is deleted.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Rob 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Textual access to Security

When I open the Security page, it shows 'about:preferences#security' in the address bar, but when I paste the same string 'about:preferences#security' into the address b… (read more)

When I open the Security page, it shows 'about:preferences#security' in the address bar, but when I paste the same string 'about:preferences#security' into the address bar, it does not open Security, but instead a Google Search Result page. Is there a text string that will open Security ?

Asked by Sebastian42 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Blocked downloads in Firefox 93

Since updating to Firefox 93.0, I notice that downloads from certain sites are being blocked, because they are using a basic HTTP connection, requiring me to explicitly a… (read more)

Since updating to Firefox 93.0, I notice that downloads from certain sites are being blocked, because they are using a basic HTTP connection, requiring me to explicitly allow each download. I understand that this is a new "feature," as explained here: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/10/05/firefox-93-protects-against-insecure-downloads/, however, I in no way desire this behavior. It is an asinine nuisance, and if I cannot disable it, I will have no choice but to revert to an early version of Firefox. My question, then is this: is it possible to disable this check, and simply allow all downloads? If so, how can I do that?

Asked by ljbetche 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

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How Do I Generate a New Firefox Key

Hi can you tell me how I can generate a new Firefox Key because when I signed in to my firefox account to follow yr instructions, but there is No "Create" Button next to… (read more)

Hi can you tell me how I can generate a new Firefox Key because when I signed in to my firefox account to follow yr instructions, but there is No "Create" Button next to my name or email? I checked all the headings, security etc and can not find yr Create Button

Thank you

cheers Kev

Asked by Kevin Borg 1 week ago

Answered by Kevin Borg 1 week ago

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May Firefox team to add flag of strict mode for notification about addons that access to permissions?

I am control freak so because it I like Mozilla Firefox. So I need feature (inside about:config) that will 1. Notificate me about every access to every API that generate … (read more)

I am control freak so because it I like Mozilla Firefox. So I need feature (inside about:config) that will

1. Notificate me about every access to every API that generate extensions (history access, bookmarks, webpage content, tabs access etc) 2. Ability to disallow/allow access inside these popups (permanently, session mode) 3. Such permission sandbox only for a list of addons (not all)

Asked by FirefoxIsAwesome 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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HTTPS-Only Mode interferes with Automatic proxy configuration URL settings?

I'm an old Firefox user. Thank you for excellent Browser! However, I've seen some bad things in Firefox 89, so I'll report it. After upgrading Firefox to 89, access from … (read more)

I'm an old Firefox user. Thank you for excellent Browser!

However, I've seen some bad things in Firefox 89, so I'll report it. After upgrading Firefox to 89, access from behind the proxy no longer reaches all addresses beyond the firewall. I noticed that the page opens correctly when I play around with the settings, which is related to the HTTPS-Only Mode and Automatic proxy configuration URL settings. I specify the address of "http:" in the Automatic proxy configuration URL. In that case, if HTTP-Only Mode is ON, it seems that the proxy configuration file cannot be read correctly. When I turned off HTTP-Only Mode and reloaded again, the page was displayed correctly. Alternatively, I can give up the specification in the Automatic proxy configuration URL and switch to the manual specification. That said, before 89, all settings were displayed correctly, so I think it was a trigger for the change in 89. Is there anything you can think of? Is such a phenomenon happening in other people?

Asked by m-ina 4 months ago

Answered by m-ina 1 week ago

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How can I find/remove an incomplete login name?

FF is offering me two versions of my e-mail when I login to a website where I have specifically told it to 'never' remember a password. The little black selection dropdo… (read more)

FF is offering me two versions of my e-mail when I login to a website where I have specifically told it to 'never' remember a password. The little black selection dropdown shows both myUserName@myMailserver.com myUserName@myMailserver.co When I click to login page of 'website.com'. It does not offer this for all websites that use e-mail address as login.

I have checked and the website in question shows up in 'never save' exceptions to my 'ask to save usernames and passwords'.

So I have no saved passwords to remove for that site--when I look up 'website.com', I get nothing.

2 questions: why does FF continue to offer a login name for that site?

FF 93.04 beta (will be updated in a few minutes to next version) MacOS 11.6 Big Sur and where can I find and zap 'myUserName@myMailserver.co' without losing all of my other logins & passwords that I do allow FF to store for me?

Asked by Foxfree99 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Can't send mail in Thunderbird 91.1.2 with gmail account.

Can't send mail in Thunderbird 91.1.2 with gmail account. Recently changed Google password. Incoming mail is working. Outgoing requires password but won't accept it. … (read more)

Can't send mail in Thunderbird 91.1.2 with gmail account. Recently changed Google password. Incoming mail is working. Outgoing requires password but won't accept it.

Asked by ceciljohn6 1 week ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 week ago