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Gmail OAuth2.0 fails due to browser outdated notification.

Hi everyone, Google seems to have a problem with the Thunderbird embedded browser. I have seen this problem with Google's desire to over compensate for all the dummies … (read more)

Hi everyone,

Google seems to have a problem with the Thunderbird embedded browser.

I have seen this problem with Google's desire to over compensate for all the dummies in the world already so often, to this extend, it becomes really annoying.

I have added several Gmail accounts to my Thunderbird (always latest version) 102.1.0 at the moment. This went ok after I had the cookies on accepting.

But today I get the problem that Google has decided that the embedded browser in Thunderbird is outdated. So there is no way to verify or receive the OAuth2 token needed, to add another email account.

The login window appears, credentials can be entered but after entering the password and clicking the login button, it logs you actually in but redirects to a window that shows you a message your browser is outdated and no link on the page will work.

I have seen this in the search results only once with someone using stacks, but that is not my expertise and I have no idea on even how to copy the url from the embedded browser because it is simply not possible / selectable.

In detail: I do get a login confirmation on my phone while inserting the correct password, but instead of the adding of the email account into Thunderbird, Thunderbird hangs on verifying the password and the google window changes to a "browser is outdated" window, I am logged in however, but no link is working except log out, logging in again in the same window works but then after retrying to add the account, Thunderbird tells me the server is already existing and it will keep doing that until I close the (embedded) browser window where I am logged in.

I read in the stack post from someone else with this OAuth2.0 problem who had the same experience, that this is caused by the (thunderbird?) embedded browser window being explorer or old safari based.

Is Thunderbird (Mozilla) coming with an update to solve this, or is there a workaround for a button pusher like me??

Some string I can change in the config?? (with navigation instructions please).

Any help would be appreciated

Asked by Hendrix 1 year ago

Answered by Hendrix 1 year ago

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How do I delete local copies of email out of the synchronization target of 90 days while keeping the remote copy on gmail?

I have set the synchronization target to be 90 days inside the account settings. Upon compacting the folders and restarting thunderbird, the messages outside of that ran… (read more)

I have set the synchronization target to be 90 days inside the account settings.

Upon compacting the folders and restarting thunderbird, the messages outside of that range is still in their respective folder.

Is there a way for me to delete the ones out of range, but keep a remote copy on gmail?

Asked by Concrete03 1 year ago

Answered by Concrete03 1 year ago

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Thunderbird Not updating error

Previously I raised a question where I had a regular message from TB about failure to update and advising me to go to website to download 91.10.0 and then run it to inst… (read more)

Previously I raised a question where I had a regular message from TB about failure to update and advising me to go to website to download 91.10.0 and then run it to install.

I though I had solved it but....

Thunderbird has automatically updated itself to 102.0.2 (64 bit) without my intervention - despite the release notes saying it is only offered as a direct download and not an upgrade. It has since updated itself to currently 102.0.3 However, TB reminds me every day with a message stating that it cannot do an update and wants me to visit the TB site and download. I am on the release update channel.

I assume some software switch is stuck and saying that there is an update when there isn't and posting the reminder. Is there some way of clearing this? I have cleaned the cache several times and clean installed the previous [91.10 version?] twice.

Asked by prv.hg 1 year ago

Answered by Wayne Mery 1 year ago

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lost my adresslist by download new version Thunderbird

I was forced to download the newest version of Thunderbird and m adress list is obvriously not taken over. So I lost all my addresses. How ist this possible as you stated… (read more)

I was forced to download the newest version of Thunderbird and m adress list is obvriously not taken over. So I lost all my addresses. How ist this possible as you stated, all personal installations were taken over?

Asked by Hermann 1 year ago

Answered by stellastai 1 year ago

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why is ff failing to import anything from MS Edge?

I am following all the instructions. It has continued to fail for the past year. I've uninstalled ff and reinstalled ff. I've tried creating new profiles. I can import ev… (read more)

I am following all the instructions. It has continued to fail for the past year. I've uninstalled ff and reinstalled ff. I've tried creating new profiles. I can import everything into Chrome or from Chrome to MSE, but NOTHING will import into ff from any other browser.

Asked by lolaiii 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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PC Clean Install

My PC had a sudden and total crash just recently and left me no option but to wipe the drive and do a clean install of everything. After I had put Windows 11 back on plu… (read more)

My PC had a sudden and total crash just recently and left me no option but to wipe the drive and do a clean install of everything.

After I had put Windows 11 back on plus other software, I reinstalled Thunderbird as well.

However it will only download emails from the reinstallation date and nothing prior.

Any advice on how to rectify this?

Is there perhaps something in SETTINGS that I need to look at?

Asked by Mr Dee 1 year ago

Answered by Mr Dee 1 year ago

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Icons Doubled in Size

When I installed version 103 on Windows 10 yesterday, the Tabs, address panel row of icons and the onscreen bookmarks icons doubled in size pushing about half of them off… (read more)

When I installed version 103 on Windows 10 yesterday, the Tabs, address panel row of icons and the onscreen bookmarks icons doubled in size pushing about half of them off screen. Can I get them back to the size the were?

I keep them on screen to facilitate use and work more effectively. Pushing them off screen reduces the effectiveness of Firefox for me. I spent too much time today trying to find options that would allow me to revert to the former format without uninstalling v.103 - without success.

HELP!!!!

Asked by rabbit 1 year ago

Answered by rabbit 1 year ago

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Update to foxfire and logins and passwords are gone and I cannot add them back in

Two day ago the update wiped out my logins and passwords but not bookmarks I added them from google but they do not save I have reinstalled current an past versions but … (read more)

Two day ago the update wiped out my logins and passwords but not bookmarks I added them from google but they do not save I have reinstalled current an past versions but it will not hold any logins or passwords in memory

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Asked by jaysea5413 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Address book empty after update to v91 - mab -> sqlite problem?

Hi, I had to update from an older version of TB to the latest due to the gmail security changes. I had an security/authentication issue that was brilliantly solved by a … (read more)

Hi,

I had to update from an older version of TB to the latest due to the gmail security changes. I had an security/authentication issue that was brilliantly solved by a contributor here.

I have now realised that the update caused another problem ... my address book is empty. I have been doing much searching and reading about this and it seems that the problem is that there was a failure to convert the old .mab address file to the new .sqlite address file that the newer TB version uses. What I could not really find is the definitive answer.

I do not have any .mab.bak files in my profile folder. I have:

  • abook.mab(44KB and filled with addresses)
  • abook.sqlite (256KB and filled with zeros)
  • history.mab (77KB and filled with addresses)
  • history.sqlite (256KB and filled with zeros)

From what I read, the option open to me is to downgrade TB (all the others appear to rely on the .mab.bak files), export the address book, upgrade TB again and then import the exported address book. What I'm hoping is that someone here know a simpler way in which I can get the new TB to convert or "see" the old .mab file.

Many thanks.

Asked by thegoodguy 2 years ago

Answered by david 2 years ago

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Firefox and Chrome open and close almost immediately on brand new computer (Windows 11)

As said in the title, both Firefox, Firefox DE and Chrome will open and crash/close instantly on my new Lenovo Legion PC with Windows 11 installed on it. Only Edge works,… (read more)

As said in the title, both Firefox, Firefox DE and Chrome will open and crash/close instantly on my new Lenovo Legion PC with Windows 11 installed on it. Only Edge works, and so far I've tried a lot of solutions : -Restart PC -Uninstall, delete files and fresh install both programs -The MSCONFIG thing and unchecking start programs -Every update Windows update recommended me -Entire new windows install, without any linking with my previous pc (which had the same problem two times already, both fixed by returning to a previous version of windows)

I believed it was a ram problem with my previous pc because it was old, but this one is completely new and has the same problem, while there's nothing except my microsoft account that is common to both PCs

I'm completely lost, help me please (writing this on another PC)

Asked by matderoubaix 2 years ago

Answered by matderoubaix 2 years ago

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unable to get out of S mode in Windows

I bought this laptop because it had Windows 10 so I could download firefox, The laptop immediately updated to Windows 11, no way to stop it. I am locked out of my microso… (read more)

I bought this laptop because it had Windows 10 so I could download firefox, The laptop immediately updated to Windows 11, no way to stop it. I am locked out of my microsoft account, have been for years. How do I get firefox downloaded ?

Asked by RevJim 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 2 years ago

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Stop auto-download for Version 98.0.1 (64-bit)

Hi, new updates on Version 98.0.1 quite a hassle for me. It auto-download all my files even when I just want to view. Is there any other way to disable this feature? I op… (read more)

Hi, new updates on Version 98.0.1 quite a hassle for me. It auto-download all my files even when I just want to view. Is there any other way to disable this feature? I opened Setting>Download but there is no disable button or checkbox for that. Please help me. Thank you in advance.

Asked by miszluuna 2 years ago

Answered by Terry 2 years ago

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Incoming server already exists

I've been happily using Thunderbird for email for many years. Recently, the gmail OAuth2 requirement has made my POP3 accounts quit working. Currently on 38.5 for Windo… (read more)

I've been happily using Thunderbird for email for many years. Recently, the gmail OAuth2 requirement has made my POP3 accounts quit working. Currently on 38.5 for Windows 10.

Following various posts, I've tried to convert two specific email accounts to imap, and things are not going well.

My primary email is already imap and works fine. I've tried multiple times to convert the other two, and my current state is I've deleted those two accounts entirely (via Account Actions). When I try to install Existing Account, I eventually get to the point where the server config seems correct, but hitting "Done" results in the above message. I'd be surprised if imap.gmail.com can only support one email address. The emails are named differently, and use different passwords. Imap is enabled via browser based access to both accounts.

Incoming server imap.gmail.com:993 Outgoing smtp.gmail.com:465

Asked by jjgurley 2 years ago

Answered by jjgurley 2 years ago

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Thunderbird 102, after upgrade lost all my emails, folders, and profiles. How do I recover?

I am on windows 10. My Thunderbird was upgraded automatically from 91.11.0 to 102.0. I've lost all my emails, folders, accounts, and profiles, including Giganews (usene… (read more)

I am on windows 10. My Thunderbird was upgraded automatically from 91.11.0 to 102.0. I've lost all my emails, folders, accounts, and profiles, including Giganews (usenet). I tried re-installing TB 91.11.0 and restoring my profile folder, but I still cannot access my old folders, accounts, or profiles.

What did I do wrong? Is there any way to get back to a working Thunderbird? I have numerous backups of my old Thunderbird profile folder.

Asked by arnold.trembley 2 years ago

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When I download pdf file from FF it tries to convert the file to a Word document

Starting today, I went to download a .pdf file to open automatically with Adobe Acrobat as I usually do. However, this time I got a pop-up from Microsoft Word stating, "W… (read more)

Starting today, I went to download a .pdf file to open automatically with Adobe Acrobat as I usually do. However, this time I got a pop-up from Microsoft Word stating, "Word will now convert your PDF to an editable Word document. This may take a while. The resulting Word document will be optimized to allow you to edit the text, so it might not look exactly like the original PDF, especially if the original file contained lots of graphics."

I went to Settings - General - Applications, went down Contents list to Portable Document Format (PDF), and tried the various settings under the Action column, to include "Save File," "Always Ask," "Use Acrobat Adobe 2020." None of these worked or made any difference. I open numerous .pdf files every day and I need to be able to just click on them in the website and have them open in my Adobe Acrobat program - as they have up until today. What do I have to do to fix this? I am using Version 102.0.1 (64-bit).

Asked by starjazz 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Import Extensions from Chrome

Anyone know if there is a way to import Google Chrome extensions into Firefox. I am moving over and want to make it easy. When I search all I get is bookmarks which I kno… (read more)

Anyone know if there is a way to import Google Chrome extensions into Firefox. I am moving over and want to make it easy. When I search all I get is bookmarks which I know how to do.

TIA!

Ron

Asked by Ron 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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Thunderbird update

"About Thunderbird" tells me I am on release 91.11.0 (32-bit) on my desktop PC running win8.1. It also tells me I am "on the release update channel". Release notes indi… (read more)

"About Thunderbird" tells me I am on release 91.11.0 (32-bit) on my desktop PC running win8.1. It also tells me I am "on the release update channel".

Release notes indicate that Version 102.0.3, first offered to channel users on July 20, 2022, is the current release.

My question is why is my Thunderbird, on release 91.11.0, is not being offered migration to release 102.0.3? I have not been able to find any answers to this on any of the forums.

Explanation/assistance appreciated. Thanks

Asked by sfgrob 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year ago