Verizon offloaded its email accounts to AOL/Yahoo in 2017. Until this week, my Thunderbird worked using the Verizon pop and smtp server/port configurations. In February 2… (read more)
Verizon offloaded its email accounts to AOL/Yahoo in 2017. Until this week, my Thunderbird worked using the Verizon pop and smtp server/port configurations. In February 2021, AOL contacted its Verizon users with these instructions for re-configuring their email clients:
At the bottom of that page there is an 'Access mail via Thunderbird' section. The instructions listed there do not work. Right below these instructions is a 'Read more on removing and re-adding accounts in Thunderbird' link that leads to support.mozilla.org. The instructions listed there don't work either.
It seems that AOL wants its email users to use OAuth2 for both incoming and outgoing authentication. The individual email account settings in Thunderbird have OAuth2 listed as an option for pop authentication, but there is no OAuth2 authentication option for the smtp server.
Google searches indicates that other are having this problem, lots of guessing going on, but no solution. Does anyone have a solution for this problem? I've used Thunderbird for many years and would like to continue using it. My version of Thunderbird is 78.7.1 64-bit.