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I made a decent living programming in assembly language, so I am not utterly stupid. However, I have aged beyond any understanding of these modern systems. My main comput… (read more)

I made a decent living programming in assembly language, so I am not utterly stupid. However, I have aged beyond any understanding of these modern systems.

My main computer suffered a fatal crash, and so I broke out this laptop that has not seen service during the coronavirus pandemic. I did not have it written it down, so it is only by memory that I can claim it was running Thunderbird 26-point-something. Both machines are on Win 7.

Oddly, the system claimed that Thunderbird was "up-to-date", and that the machine was "on the release scheme". Knowing that my other Thunderbird installation was at 78.11.0, and putting aside the fact that I would have expected the laptop to auto-update the way the main machine regularly did, I went ahead and installed the 78.11.0, assuming that I would be bringing the laptop up to where the main machine must have been.

Whereupon Thunderbird refused to fetch my email without my supplying password(s) to the server, of all things. The laptop was able to fetch email before I "upgraded" it, so obviously it had any needed passwords tucked away somewhere.

I have not had to think of email-server passwords for perhaps 10 years, so that was a shocker and a complete blocker. It would have been helpful if Thunderbird had warned that the "upgrade" would impose some new, unexplained, password protocol. That is, if Thunderbird is in fact at fault here. Could this somehow be Comcast’s problem?

Comcast allows one to use 7 email addresses, and I use them all on the main machine, but only 3 on the laptop. I have two, written-down, passwords for Comcast, but only one of them works, the one that applies to 2 of the 3 in-service addresses.

The missing password applies to my main address, so I am in serious trouble here.

In days of yore, while idly exploring, I have seen some pages showing Thunderbird passwords, but cannot find any such now. I would have expected them to be shown under “Account Settings/Server Settings”, but they are not there. Would it do me any good if they were accessible? If they were thus available, wouldn’t Thunderbird just apply them? And how did Thunderbird ever lose them in the 1st place?

Although I now have restored, if limited, access with the one working password that I have, Thunderbird is making things difficult by repeatedly insisting that I frequently re-enter that same password. It happened again, just minutes ago, so I have a fresh example. I put in the password, this time checking “Use Password Manager to remember your password”, put the machine to “sleep” in order to attend to other matters, and upon return find Thunderbird again demanding the same password. I would guess that I have entered that password 15 times so far during this one day.

The wording of the “Use Password Manager” message is a little odd, but in any case it doesn’t in fact seem to remember anything.

Can I revert to an earlier version, perhaps as far back as 26? That seems like a desperate move, and it probably won’t work, but anyone can see why I would be tempted to give it a try. Before the main machine gave up, I had taken all the many offered Thunderbird updates. I have no record of the final version installed, but can say that it came sometime after Thunderbird changed to having a “CC” tab above and somewhat to the right of the email address block. Before that mod, one had to change the block(s) to the left of the address lines, which defaulted to “cc”, “bcc”, &c.

I am assuming through all this that this new password behavior is due to Thunderbird. It seems implausible that Comcast would change their behavior at exactly the same time that all these other troubles descended. If it is in fact Comcast’s problem, then it will remain severe since their system appears impenetrable from the outside.

Asked by misskeating 2 hours ago

2FA Encrypted account forgotten password

I started a Authy 2FA account. I forgot my backup password so can't access the token. Authy said i should request that you delete the 2FA from my account. Can you please … (read more)

I started a Authy 2FA account. I forgot my backup password so can't access the token. Authy said i should request that you delete the 2FA from my account. Can you please delete. or can you point me in direction of where i need to go to resolve it as i can't find a contact form or email anywhere Thank you

Asked by PsYAuM 2 hours ago

Incognito Mode API

When will firefox android prevent websites from checking the status of user API? Most browsers have transitioned to prevent this but it seems like firefox is lagging beh… (read more)

When will firefox android prevent websites from checking the status of user API?

Most browsers have transitioned to prevent this but it seems like firefox is lagging behind. Is there a reason for this?

Asked by nooygnus 3 hours ago

Thunderbird no longer accessing Gmail

Running TB 78.11.0 in Windows 10 21H1. Being running TB for years. Last couple of days no longer accessing Gmail when press Get Mail button get box saying Certificate not… (read more)

Running TB 78.11.0 in Windows 10 21H1. Being running TB for years. Last couple of days no longer accessing Gmail when press Get Mail button get box saying Certificate not trusted and asking me to add a security exception. I have changed nothing in TB account settings or Gmail. Gmail messages accessable OK via web browser or iPad. Is anyone else seeing this, and any ideas of solution.

Asked by northants1 11 hours ago

Last reply by northants1 3 hours ago

Firefox does not connect to "google.de" or "amazon.de" do to "HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)"

Firefox does not connect to "google.de" or "amazon.de" do to "HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)". First I cleaned the "Firefox" (about:config). Then I deinstalled and… (read more)

Firefox does not connect to "google.de" or "amazon.de" do to "HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)". First I cleaned the "Firefox" (about:config). Then I deinstalled and reinstalled it. No change in behavior. I started with an empty "SiteSecurityServiceState.txt" Anyway still no connection possible to "google.de" or "amazon.de". I would be glad if anyone could help me.

BS is WIN10 Version 20H2 (Version 21H1 could not be loaded yet --> mistake while installing. I am still waiting for a solution to this problem via MS)

Sorry for my humble English.

Asked by gimmeshelter 1 day ago

Last reply by gimmeshelter 9 hours ago

Mozilla Tracking Content script exception

Hi All, Would like to ask if there is an exception script that we can use to prevent the specific API from being blocked by Enhanced Tracking Protection in private mode o… (read more)

Hi All,

Would like to ask if there is an exception script that we can use to prevent the specific API from being blocked by Enhanced Tracking Protection in private mode of the browser?

Thank you in advance!

Asked by Coco21 10 hours ago

Can't access Linkedin unless Using Private Window

Today I received an email from a friend from Linked in. I clicked on their link to Linkedin.com and Firefox opened and just started spinning. I've been using Firefox fo… (read more)

Today I received an email from a friend from Linked in. I clicked on their link to Linkedin.com and Firefox opened and just started spinning. I've been using Firefox for years and have never had any issues with getting a Linkedin email then clicking on the link to open Firefox which logs me in automatically to Linkedin. Today was the first time. I was on Linked in last week with no problems. I was able to access Linkedin using a "Private Window". This happened recently with another service I used when I tried to connect to their administrative page (I think it was a TV service). After contacting support we tried a private window and all worked fine.

I'm getting pretty tired of security shutting me down without any clue why, and I have to spend 15min to 1 hr troubleshooting everything in my computing world.  :-(

I couldn't find anywhere where I could "manage exceptions". I found a [Manage Exceptions] button in the "Browser Privacy" section next to "Enhanced Tracking Protection", but I wasn't able to enter anything there.

Firefox v89.0 (64-bit) Windows 10 Pro 10.0.18362

Asked by Bill 2 days ago

Last reply by Bill 2 days ago

passwords won't be suggested on some sites

Hello, my problem is even if I saved my password, firefox doesn't autofill it and just prompt "show the saved IDs". It's only when I click on the message and it opens Fir… (read more)

Hello,

my problem is even if I saved my password, firefox doesn't autofill it and just prompt "show the saved IDs". It's only when I click on the message and it opens Firefox lockwise that the password I am waiting for appears on the website. It is quite convenient and makes me lose time as it happens on a website I use for work.

Thanks a lot for your help and sorry for the poor english

Asked by slacklase89 4 days ago

Last reply by slacklase89 2 days ago

Cookies not deleting when using shortcut

I don't know if this has just become a problem with the most recent release of FF or was a problem before, as I only recently discovered the problem, but I did discover t… (read more)

I don't know if this has just become a problem with the most recent release of FF or was a problem before, as I only recently discovered the problem, but I did discover that my cookies were not deleting when using the shortcut Ctrl+Shft+Del -- and yes, making sure 'Cookies' and 'Everything' were selected. I can still manually delete the cookies by going to 'Settings > Privacy & Security > Cookies and Site Data > Manage Data' (which is how I discovered they were not deleting using the shortcut; I just happened to check here), but I would like to be able to use the shortcut. Any ideas on why this isn't working? Thank you for any solutions/suggestions.

Asked by jma33 2 days ago

enhanced privacy protection not working

firefox enhanced privacy protection is worthless. it just shows that it is blocking trackers but its not. brave browser's tracker and adblocker is way better than firefox… (read more)

firefox enhanced privacy protection is worthless. it just shows that it is blocking trackers but its not. brave browser's tracker and adblocker is way better than firefox. for firefox i have to use extensions while for brave there is no need of extension for privacy.

please improve it

Asked by portfolio.codestate 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

Firefox Account Deletion

Whenever I try to delete my Firefox Account, it says that my password is incorrect. I've changed my password, copy-pasted it from the password change page and it still sa… (read more)

Whenever I try to delete my Firefox Account, it says that my password is incorrect. I've changed my password, copy-pasted it from the password change page and it still says my password is incorrect. How can I fix this? The password works fine for other Firefox things, just not the account deletion page.

Asked by saathvikgowda2025 2 days ago

Can't add my Qualified certificate for electronic signature in Firefox 89 on Mac Book Pro (Big Sur) with M1 chip

Why can't I install my Qualified certificate for electronic signature in security device (firefox version 89) on Mac Book Pro (Big Sur) with M1 chip. The latest version i… (read more)

Why can't I install my Qualified certificate for electronic signature in security device (firefox version 89) on Mac Book Pro (Big Sur) with M1 chip. The latest version in which I can add a secure device is 82!!! When I try to load Security Device in a higher version, it doesn't work!!!??? I don't have any problems with my Qualified certificate for electronic signature on Mac Book Pro (Big Sur) with Intel chip.

Thanks.

Asked by baremka 2 days ago

Separate Firefox browser 'ADVERTORIAL' windows open while I am using Firefox

Recently, separate Firefox browser windows open automatically while I am using Firefox. The windows are always advertisements. This is the URL for the most recent pop-up … (read more)

Recently, separate Firefox browser windows open automatically while I am using Firefox. The windows are always advertisements. This is the URL for the most recent pop-up browser window: https://yourrealupdates.com/braingav/sharkbrain.html?cep=K7bbk4RsABzkShauNVpcmPf86do11n9lI0EHcuSn7vwd-UwAvQWNGt0ICmwybCrVpypwsU_P8Hye0Kdds3DAjtLEs7LGHq57B4Mn3ALLimiua0EWIU7hsU-nP4mURMGbAxW_gLzSPG6-3liLWxCyI4DlhBu0pYH2L51CnbR4VxTnIT0iGrlUcR7bwxiGvc-TxXaAjoJAfHs12ZgLYJTLhIsQ8l96QG7f4XARM2yScq3NRUeroJOHEDLwW-A6YP7j2vU0Syt9hrLEDE_wU5W6ux-hH50izav0ocyUUZMErsosKaLLk_msOGDEIQtZ1MkO0Jt4yrGZgLFreSB2tRbk7SRwXx3Zc4-3ygopircT9W75bv3ZSUlikWi9kWsepycf2ixfSIN10DbLYLebSioGBlUoSx2iwchF1PGk9Q9PP4WZTrxskTmjSESId_JxV4h_zM4AyjSnlp-Ii8MRZ7-YBXnIxDf9pSZqh-v5EcIMiziEUwjN-a3lYZLcHm7Unj7yH4GulUNh0ts-1U7D2b-uHBWuf1BwUzSQ0K1XWLfJUdq3wogbkSK6VRr1DpjkBDImwOm7JTlByLyELM3rtqyWsNkjZCvXiWbkGe-cdrmxGGXq4ha4F3RGFSbOMOMA6Y8G&lptoken=16e923f55933689a6386&operatingsystem=Windows&placementID=89497&siteID=5464&domainid=8287&channel=News&subchannel=Conservative+News&mediaID=111576&keywords=&city=Bloomsburg&browser=Firefox&cpv=0.010924861&s2sParam=a70c595a-e491-4fc6-a964-5fdd2cb5821b I am attaching a screenshot of the suspect browser webpage.

Asked by sspur12 4 days ago

Last reply by sspur12 3 days ago

Is it possible to recover access to old passwords etc. if I found an old recovery key after resetting the password without it ?

Hello, Is it possible to recover access to old passwords etc. if I found an old recovery key after resetting the password without it ? If there is a chance what do I need… (read more)

Hello,

Is it possible to recover access to old passwords etc. if I found an old recovery key after resetting the password without it ? If there is a chance what do I need to do or who do I need to reach out to.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Asked by eremo55 3 days ago