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trying to set up new Gmail account in Thunderbird gives 'Unable to log in at server' error.

A few days ago Thunderbird stopped updating the content of the Inbox for my Gmail account. The account was still able to send messages, but gave an error saving a copy to… (read more)

A few days ago Thunderbird stopped updating the content of the Inbox for my Gmail account. The account was still able to send messages, but gave an error saving a copy to the Sent folder. I tried a few things to remedy the problem without success. Then I tried removing the account from Thunderbird and setting it up anew. To set it up, I used File...New... Existing Mail Account... I filled in the 'Set Up Your Existing Email Address' page with my name, email address and password and clicked Continue. The page refreshed with a 'Configuration found in Mozilla ISP database'. When I clicked Done, I got an error 'Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, username or password.' I verified my password by logging into Google through a browser interface. My online searches for a solution have not turned up anything that seems to fit my situation. I would appreciate guidance for resolving this.

Asked by linovcom 5 months ago

Answered by Wayne Mery 5 months ago