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Facebook and/or firefox issue

All was good until sometime today. FF 84.0.2 W10 up to date. Previously, when browsing FB marketplace, i could send a message about an item for sale. That send messag… (read more)

All was good until sometime today. FF 84.0.2 W10 up to date. Previously, when browsing FB marketplace, i could send a message about an item for sale. That send message button is now greyed out. The messenger button on the top right of my screen used to open a dropdown/popup that gave me a summary of my messages. That no longer works. I have been thru all kinds of settings randomly on FF and FB to try and correct the issue but i cannot figure out what is going on. I have tried turning Ublock on and off but that has not helped either. The only access i now have to messenger is to open it separately. I have not changed any FB settings. I did not change any FF settings myself other than trying to find out what could be doing this and exploring ublock for possibilities as that seemed the most likely culprit. Can anyone shed some light on what the issue is.

Asked by callwill 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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New GSuite Oauth Requirement for Email Clients

Hello - I received an email regarding my G Suite account that says starting Feb 15, 2021, G Suite accounts will only allow access to apps using OAuth. Password-based acce… (read more)

Hello - I received an email regarding my G Suite account that says starting Feb 15, 2021, G Suite accounts will only allow access to apps using OAuth. Password-based access will no longer be supported.

It goes on to say: If you are using Thunderbird or another email client, re-add your Google Account and configure it to use IMAP with Oauth.

It says if I do not take the above action, when LSA access is discontinued after Feb 15, 2021, I'll begin receiving an error message that my username-password combo is incorrect.

I have personal and business G-mail accounts, both of which I access through Thunderbird. I'm not a techie -- this was all set up for me by someone else -- and I'm unsure about how to "re-add/reconfigure my Google account," and when to implement this -- or is it possible that Thunderbird has already made changes at that end to accommodate this new Oauth requirement?

I'd be eternally grateful for any specific how-to steps you can provide to ensure uninterrupted email service.

Thanks so much! Faith Brill Owner, Instant Karma Dog Training Orange County, CA

Asked by FBrill 2 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 years ago

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Deleting cookies and cache

Currently on Firefox Version 85.0 (64-bit) using with Windows 10 Pro Until recently (before Firefox updated versions) my cookies, cache and history, were automatically de… (read more)

Currently on Firefox Version 85.0 (64-bit) using with Windows 10 Pro

Until recently (before Firefox updated versions) my cookies, cache and history, were automatically deleted on exit from Firefox with no problem. Now I can not delete them for some reason. Even when I try manually to "Clear Data" and also manually clear all History (all sub-menus checked to be cleared). When I restart and open an online newsletter, normally I have to sign in. I don NOT have passwords checked to be saved in FF options and never did. But now with the new version it just auto signs me into that website. I do NOT want my passwords saved/remembered, nor any of my other info, etc! It is really annoying and not secure if FF is now saving information we don't want it to! What is going on here? How do I resolve and get back the way I had it before the update? Please advise. Thanks in advance!

NOTE: I don't want to start from scratch by clearing out Firefox totally or messing with my profile. I have too much customization to start over from scratch. (That would be like asking somebody to reinstall Windows entirely when something minor goes haywire!)

Asked by msg_824 2 years ago

Answered by alt4mike 1 year ago

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Prompted to change password encryption; is someone trying to steal my password?

Recently, when opening Thunderbird, I got the following error message: "The IMAP server (server name) does not seem to support encrypted passwords. If you just set up the… (read more)

Recently, when opening Thunderbird, I got the following error message:

"The IMAP server (server name) does not seem to support encrypted passwords. If you just set up the account, please try changing to 'Password, transmitted insecurely' as the 'Authentication method' in the 'Account Settings | Server settings'. If it used to work and now suddenly fails, this is a common scenario how someone could steal your password."

Based on an answer to a similar post in another forum, I changed the Connection security from "None" to "SSL/TLS" and the Authentication method from "Encrypted password" to "Password". Everything seems to work now, but I didn't change the port, as prompted in the post.

I'm not familiar with how encryption works, so my first question is this:

  • Does the choice of port have any meaning to ensure that my email traffic, or at least the password, is encrypted?

Also, since it used to work before, I'm worried that someone is trying to steal my password. However, I can't understand from the error message how this would be an attempt to steal my password.

  • Can someone explain what kind of attack would render the error message above, to give me an understanding of how to protect myself? I.e. have I done something wrong, what weaknesses would have been exploited in this case etc.

Asked by Stachenscarfen 2 years ago

Answered by christ1 2 years ago

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pop up blocker with bookmarklet

Hello, We run a website that uses a bookmarklet button which allows us to capture the current URL location and save it. This is placed on the Tool Bar where its easy for … (read more)

Hello, We run a website that uses a bookmarklet button which allows us to capture the current URL location and save it. This is placed on the Tool Bar where its easy for a user to use. Until now, its been working perfectly but with this latest update to FireFox we are seeing the pop-up blocking being activated with the yellow message bar at the top. Now this would be ok if we only had to allow the pop up once (by clicking allow site), but unfortunately the bookmarket button has to be able to work on all sites, which is the whole point of the button. So its impractical to keep allowing it every time its used. Disabling the pop-up blocker completely then works, but then the browser is open to other pop-ups. Is there any way to allow bookmarklets to display a pop up and not display a pop-up message? Without having to disable the entire pop-up functionality. Can the FF developers allow for user placed bookmarklets to not be pop-up blocked. Maybe an exception added for that. They are placed manually by the user so are allowed by the user only.

Thanks for reading. Paul.

Asked by paul319 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to remove useragent or randomize useragent when send out email ?

Where I can disable / remove user or randomize useragent when send out email using thunderbird? I tried add general.useragent.override with empty/null value, but it doesn… (read more)

Where I can disable / remove user or randomize useragent when send out email using thunderbird? I tried add general.useragent.override with empty/null value, but it doesn't work.

Asked by robbinespu 2 years ago

Answered by robbinespu 1 year ago

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I got the messege "Warning: Potencial security risk" several times using my new router, what could being wrong?

Hello, i was trying to configurate my wifi using ethernet connection and i got the messege several times even trying to access my provider page and my router page, howeve… (read more)

Hello, i was trying to configurate my wifi using ethernet connection and i got the messege several times even trying to access my provider page and my router page, however it does'nt happend with youtube, some how finally i got to my router page introduced my user id and password, i had to change my wifi antena and try with a a diferent driver but finally got my wifi working. But after that i got for first time in my life a blue screen on Windows 10.

Maybe isn't a big problem but i don't understand what happened, Firefox detected a true risk problem cause the ethernet conncection wasn't safe? Something (a virus or malware) enter my pc? Or was because a internal problem between firefox and a new not configureted router?

Also that messege appear on my android firefox one time.

Thank you and sorry for my english.

Asked by fire.of.kaladesh 1 year ago

Answered by pojoho7699 1 year ago

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Firefox won't allow email prompts on webpage; renders site unusable

Some websites prompt users to sign up for email notifications momentarily after arriving on the homepage. I have noticed in Firefox that, on some websites, this notificat… (read more)

Some websites prompt users to sign up for email notifications momentarily after arriving on the homepage. I have noticed in Firefox that, on some websites, this notification does not show. However, the background of the webpage is still locked - as though it is still expecting a response on the prompt that is not shown.

For me, this is occurring on TitanFitness.com. As seen in the screenshot, the website greys out and cannot be used. However, the prompt does not show.

I have automatic Firefox updates on, placed this website on popup exceptions, and allowed notifications. None of these solutions work. I'm not sure what other settings in browser could fix this. This website works on other browsers such as Edge and Chrome.

Asked by keystone.meyer 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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firefox 85 download

Why are there Chrome .idb files in my Firefox 85 browser? I've never used Chrome browser and don't have Chrome installed. These idb files take up a large amount of space.… (read more)

Why are there Chrome .idb files in my Firefox 85 browser? I've never used Chrome browser and don't have Chrome installed. These idb files take up a large amount of space. Also when first downloaded 85 seemed pretty fast. Now, after a few days it is back to being pretty slow. Could this Chrome stuff be effecting my browser in an adverse way?

Asked by JDR 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Remove OAuth2 token on exit automatically

Hi! I set up TB so that the Password Manager doesn't save my passwords (so I have to enter them every time I restart Thunderbird). Recently, Yahoo! migrated towards OAuth… (read more)

Hi!

I set up TB so that the Password Manager doesn't save my passwords (so I have to enter them every time I restart Thunderbird).

Recently, Yahoo! migrated towards OAuth2 protocol, which didn't give the same freedom. Once set up, I used the "change OAuth2 to Normal password in settings" method and it worked beautifully... until now. I can't use this method anymore, as TB warns that "Login to server imap.mail.yahoo.com with username blablabla@yahoo.com failed." again and again (I did check the account in my browser to make sure the password was the right one, remove the account from TB and set it up again). I can't access my mailbox (weirdly enough, that's the case for my yahoo.com address and not my yahoo.fr one, though I guess it's only a matter of time).

Is there a way for TB to delete automatically that OAuth2 token on exit, so that I'll still have to enter my password on start every time? Or is there another method to skip that OAuth2 login page and go back to "Normal password"?

There used to be some addons about passwords but they all seem to be obsolete.

I don't want to use a Master password or a app password, if possible.

Thunderbird 78.7.0 (32-bit) Windows 10 v. 2004 Kapersky 21.1.15

Thanks !

Asked by Louarntan 1 year ago

Answered by Stans 1 year ago

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Problem sending emails from talktalk.net account

I've had a problem today which has prevented me from sending messages on my talktalk.net account. The following appears in a message box "Sending of the message failed. … (read more)

I've had a problem today which has prevented me from sending messages on my talktalk.net account. The following appears in a message box "Sending of the message failed. Peer's Certificate issuer is not recognised. The configuration related to smtp.talktalk.net must be corrected" On pressing OK, another box pops up titled "add security exception" - image attached (587 is the default port) On pressing "Get certificate", the message "No information Available, unable to obtain identification status for this site" appears.

Any ideas? Thunderbird updated to the most recent release 78.7.0 on 27th Jan, and I sent a couple of emails successfully on 28th Jan

~Martyn

Asked by martyn.phillips 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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How do I deslect 'delect cookies and site data when firefox closes.'

How do I deslect 'delect cookies and site data when firefox closes.' It says I am in 'permanent private browing mode' and I don't want this. The option to deselect is gre… (read more)

How do I deslect 'delect cookies and site data when firefox closes.' It says I am in 'permanent private browing mode' and I don't want this.

The option to deselect is greyed out.

Asked by waste-bin 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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FIREFOX PREVENTED THIS PAGE...

Suddenly I am getting "Firefox prevented this page from redirecting" it also as you will know has an allow button but this does nothing this ia annoying. How can I stop i… (read more)

Suddenly I am getting "Firefox prevented this page from redirecting" it also as you will know has an allow button but this does nothing this ia annoying. How can I stop it from doing this?

Asked by globetrotter45 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Cannot set up new 2FA after disabling previous one

I could not log in with previous TOTP any more so I used a backup recovery code to gain access to the account. Disabled non-working TOTP and now I am trying to re-enable … (read more)

I could not log in with previous TOTP any more so I used a backup recovery code to gain access to the account. Disabled non-working TOTP and now I am trying to re-enable 2FA, but every time I successfully go through the process (there is a green bar on top of the screen that says "Two-step authentication enabled"), the end result is that 2FA is still disabled and not required when logging in to the firefox account.

Asked by firefox_user1234 1 year ago

Answered by firefox_user1234 1 year ago

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Cannot find "Forms and Autofill" section in options, need to autofill credit cards

I want to save my credit cards in Firefox, but I cannot find the option this article refers to: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/credit-card-autofill I only have "log… (read more)

I want to save my credit cards in Firefox, but I cannot find the option this article refers to:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/credit-card-autofill

I only have "logins and passwords" there, not "forms and auto-fill".

Am I missing something? Does Firefox even save credit cards for international users or not?

Thanks!

Asked by Zeeshan 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Firefox won't remember passwords when I restart my computer

I got a new macbook air and installed firefox. I set it to remember my login info, and it will when I just quit and restart firefox, but if I quit and restart my computer… (read more)

I got a new macbook air and installed firefox. I set it to remember my login info, and it will when I just quit and restart firefox, but if I quit and restart my computer, it will erase everything and I have to login on every website all over again. It's driving me nuts. Help!

Asked by ultramagic.supernatural 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago