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From Google. You may lose access to some of your third-party apps

Hi, I have several Gmail accounts. I have been using Thunderbird for many years. POP3 I keep everything on my Desktop. I just got this from Google and I'm at a loss. … (read more)

Hi,

I have several Gmail accounts. I have been using Thunderbird for many years. POP3 I keep everything on my Desktop. I just got this from Google and I'm at a loss. Anyone have any idea if or how it will affect Thunderbird's login?

Google On May 30, you may lose access to apps that are using less secure sign-in technology ??????@gmail.com To help keep your account secure, Google will no longer support the use of third-party apps or devices which ask you to sign in to your Google Account (Link to my account) using only your username and password. Instead, you’ll need to sign in using Sign in with Google or other more secure technologies, like OAuth 2.0.

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What do you need to do?

Email software, like Outlook 2016 or earlier, has less secure access to your Gmail. Switch to Office 365, Outlook 2019 or newer, or any other email software where you can sign in using Sign in with Google.

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Asked by JoeGons 2 months ago

Answered by david 2 months ago

not suitable for message storage

Hello i wanted to move my emails storage from c/user/user/appdata.... to d/thunderbird/profile.... results a lost all... i have 2 or 3 email accounts i cant attach the … (read more)

Hello i wanted to move my emails storage from c/user/user/appdata.... to d/thunderbird/profile.... results a lost all... i have 2 or 3 email accounts i cant attach the new D/ .../rpfile/8dsw...to others 2 email account only to 1 so i decide to get back ( C/ user/.../profile/8dsw... still in pc ) and get no more emails on 3 account and i if i add the profile file (8dsw...) to 1 email account show me all file associated to the account but nothing in inbox... ahhh misery misery ... Thanks for help

Asked by michelg99 11 hours ago

Last reply by david 1 hour ago

How to navigate to a new account. It's a second account.

I have an account with Spectrum that I used for years. Now I've added a second Spectrum account, but I don't know how to navigate to it. I looked in Tools>Preferences … (read more)

I have an account with Spectrum that I used for years. Now I've added a second Spectrum account, but I don't know how to navigate to it. I looked in Tools>Preferences but didn't find anything there.

TIA for your help. SweetTasha

Asked by SweetTasha 16 hours ago

Last reply by david 1 hour ago

Thunderbird Freezing Consistently five minutes or more when using Teamup calendar

Hello, all. Ever since I upgraded Thunderbird to 91.9.0 (64-bit), it has been freezing consistently and repeatedly - upon startup, and every 30 minutes, it freezes for ap… (read more)

Hello, all.

Ever since I upgraded Thunderbird to 91.9.0 (64-bit), it has been freezing consistently and repeatedly - upon startup, and every 30 minutes, it freezes for approximately 5 minutes and 40 seconds. Then it unfreezes and works fine. But then 24 minutes and 20 seconds later, it freezes once again, going "Not Responding" in Windows 10.

When it freezes, Thunderbird uses 12-16% of my CPU, and memory usage steadily climbs, going up 0.1-0.2Mb each second, and goes back down to normal on the unfreeze.

Now, what have I done? It still happens in Troubleshooting mode. It happens in Troubleshooting mode while Windows is in Safe Mode With Networking. Adding an exception in my antivirus (NOD32) did nothing, as did turning off Allow Windows Search Messages in Advanced. Turning off Check For New Messages in Account settings does nothing. Nothing consistent shows up in the Error Console either, but I'm not a coder, so don't really know what to look for.

Ideas?

Thanks.

Asked by lindgoldnz 1 week ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 2 hours ago

Thunderbird hangs for ~30 seconds viewing photos

While browsing e-mails, e-mails open and when the e-mail has no photo attachments, the program behaves normally, the messages are loaded quickly. When the message include… (read more)

While browsing e-mails, e-mails open and when the e-mail has no photo attachments, the program behaves normally, the messages are loaded quickly. When the message includes attachments in the form of photos, various jpg, png formats, the program hangs for a moment, about 10 - 25 seconds, it happens only in the case of e-mails containing photos. I have 4 computers with the same configurations, with the same program, the same configuration, the same windows 10, the settings are the same on all computers, the same account type (POP3), the same e-mail end, and stranger the problem occurs on 2 computers and on the other 2 no, on the other 2 they have the same email with the photo message, the email is loaded very quickly, on the other 2 you have to wait as I wrote above until they are buffered, and the other 2 computers open the message preview in the same way, I couldn't find anything about it in the help, please help.

Asked by marek34 3 days ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 2 hours ago

Unable to send from GMail accounts

System: Windows 10, current version, with current updates. Thunderbird 91.9.0 (downloaded and installed on 5/14/22) I have been unable to send from Gmail… (read more)

System: Windows 10, current version, with current updates.

               Thunderbird 91.9.0 (downloaded and installed on 5/14/22)

I have been unable to send from Gmail accounts for about a month. I can send from my Outlook and GMX accounts just fine, but not from my Gmail accounts.

I have verified all my IMAP settings per the instructions at https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7126229?hl=en

Please see the attachments for error messages.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Asked by kdr4296 5 days ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 2 hours ago

Unable to Send E-mails from Gmail account in Thunderbird.

Hello, I have a standard gmail, not a work email. I have used OAuth2 settings as well as attempted app password setup. Both have the issue of being unable to send emails.… (read more)

Hello,

I have a standard gmail, not a work email. I have used OAuth2 settings as well as attempted app password setup. Both have the issue of being unable to send emails.

I have deleted all Thunderbird user data, removed my e-mails, uninstalled Thunderbird, restarted my PC & installed a freshly downloaded version of Thunderbird, setup my e-mail using OAuth2 & the issue still persists.

I have verified in Gmail that Thunderbird has access to send, receive, & delete emails on the correct Gmail account.

I have recently had issues with my Gmail account while using Thunderbird. My issues are as follows:

I can receive all my emails but I am unable to send any form of e-mail.

My error is: "Sending of the message failed. The failed message could not be sent becausr connecting to Outgoing Server (SMTP) SMTP.GMAIL.COM failed"

I am using the recommended IMAP settings & I have performed this to verify it's correct:

Right click on gmail imap mail account name in Folder Pane and select 'Settings' select 'Server Settings' Under 'Authentication Method' change to 'OAuth2' then change the outgoing server info.

In left pane at the bottom select 'Outgoing server (SMTP)' select the name of the gmail server click on 'Edit' Alter the Authentication Method to say 'OAuth2' click on OK click on OK

IMAP Settings: Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server imap.gmail.com

Requires SSL: Yes

Port: 993

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server smtp.gmail.com

Requires SSL: Yes

Requires TLS: Yes (if available)

Requires Authentication: Yes

Port for SSL: 465

Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587

Asked by ayedog26 14 hours ago

Last reply by christ1 3 hours ago

Count of Total messages in favorite folders also includes sub-folders

When I select a folder (containing subfolders) as a favorite, by default, in the folder pane, the total number of messages in the favorite folder also includes the messag… (read more)

When I select a folder (containing subfolders) as a favorite, by default, in the folder pane, the total number of messages in the favorite folder also includes the messages from sub-folders (not expected). When I clean the Quarantine sub-folders, the total number of messages in the favorite folder doesn't include the messages from sub-folders anymore (expected).

Steps to reproduce:

I select a folder (containing subfolders) as a favorite.

Actual results:

By default, in the folder pane, the total number of messages in the favorite folder also includes the messages from sub-folders. When I clean the Quarantine sub-folders, the total number of messages in the favorite folder doesn't include the messages from sub-folders anymore.

Expected results:

the total number of messages in the favorite folder should never include the messages from sub-folders.

Asked by david.pate 3 hours ago

Daily prompt that "Thunderbird can't update to the latest version" but alredy running latest version

Every morning when I open Thunderbird I receive the notice that "Thunderbird can't update to the latest version." but I am already running the latest version (91.9.0 as o… (read more)

Every morning when I open Thunderbird I receive the notice that "Thunderbird can't update to the latest version." but I am already running the latest version (91.9.0 as of this writing, screen capture attached).

None of the following have worked to resolve this issue yet:

  • Download and install from "Download Thunderbird" link in notice.
  • Uninstall and re-install from fresh download.

Any thoughts what I'm doing wrong, or what else I can try?

Thank you.

Asked by srshowers 3 days ago

Last reply by christ1 3 hours ago

website bypasses blockers

There is a website that I block every day from my email. And every day it shows up again with the same email address. I use the message filter "from, contains" . Yet ever… (read more)

There is a website that I block every day from my email. And every day it shows up again with the same email address. I use the message filter "from, contains" . Yet every day the same web site appears.

The site is " newsletter@zerohedge.com". How is the site bypassing my message filter? Other sites I block do not do this.

Asked by rhunter73 4 days ago

Last reply by christ1 3 hours ago

Problems with emails

Hello! I have an issue with email, many times when I go to read one or the content is something completely different or it shows something like this below, any ideas? I h… (read more)

Hello! I have an issue with email, many times when I go to read one or the content is something completely different or it shows something like this below, any ideas? I have created a completely new profile and to fix this temporary I need to repair the folder, I do this almost daily...see below:

<body bgcolor="#fff" style="color: #333; font-style: normal; line-height: 1.42857143; font-size: 13px; font-family: 'Avenir Next',Avenir,Roboto,'Century Gothic','Franklin Gothic Medium','Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-weight: normal; text-align: left; background-color: #fff; background: #fff; margin: 0; max-width: 100%; padding: 0; width: 100%;">
      

Asked by onedolphin 3 hours ago

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How will this Google announcement affect Thunderbird?

On 30 May, you may lose access to apps that are using less secure sign-in technology To help keep your account secure, Google will no longer support the use of third-par… (read more)

On 30 May, you may lose access to apps that are using less secure sign-in technology


To help keep your account secure, Google will no longer support the use of third-party apps or devices which ask you to sign in to your Google Account using only your username and password. Instead, you’ll need to sign in using Sign in with Google

Asked by peter.d.budd 2 months ago

Answered by david 2 months ago

Adding folders to Thunderbird

Why would Thunderbird be refusing to add folders to the three e-mail addresses I use it for? One account has 24 folders , next has two, last one has five. I've looked a… (read more)

Why would Thunderbird be refusing to add folders to the three e-mail addresses I use it for? One account has 24 folders , next has two, last one has five. I've looked at all the switches in Settings and can't find anything indicating I'm locked out from creating new folders. But I am.

If anyone has any ideas on this, please let me know.

Thank you.

Asked by fmc2 8 hours ago

Problem: "A unique identity matching the From address was not found"

After a recent upgrade of Thunderbird, I am getting the following message: "A unique identity matching the From address was not found. The message will be sent using the … (read more)

After a recent upgrade of Thunderbird, I am getting the following message: "A unique identity matching the From address was not found. The message will be sent using the current From field and settings from identity ------------" In addition to no links being "live" in received messages that are in my Inbox, there are no longer options available to "reply" or "forward" etc.!

I haven't a CLUE how to troubleshoot this and have never had this problem before in the 3 years I've used Thunderbird?

Asked by nielsen3 4 months ago

Last reply by Matt 8 hours ago

Gmail and oAuth2

I'm a long time user of Linux Mint. Now on 20.3 and Cinnamon desktop. Also a long time user of Thunderbird. Now in version 91.8.1 Always used the "allow insecure apps" in… (read more)

I'm a long time user of Linux Mint. Now on 20.3 and Cinnamon desktop. Also a long time user of Thunderbird. Now in version 91.8.1 Always used the "allow insecure apps" in my gmail account settings and used normal password stored in Thunderbird. Google urges to change the authentication method to oAuth2. Tried everything to no avail. Always "authentication fails when connecting to imap.gmail.com" Cleared all cookies, allowed them, deleted all saved passwords, followed all published advise I could find, and nothing. Then I made a brand new profile pointing to an empty dir and entered my gmail address and checked everything. Same result. In despair I installed Evolution and all run fine at the first try. Should I really give up on Thunderbird? Thanks in advance for any help!

Asked by pftavares 4 days ago

Last reply by pftavares 11 hours ago

smtp server not getting mail where it needs to go

This week, I started noticing people aren't getting my emails. I changed nothing that I know of in Thunderbird to create a propblem. I'm using Thunderbird 91.9.1 (32-b… (read more)

This week, I started noticing people aren't getting my emails. I changed nothing that I know of in Thunderbird to create a propblem. I'm using Thunderbird 91.9.1 (32-bit). My outgoing smtp settings are:


Server Name - smtp.comcast.net Port - 465 Connection secrity - SSL/TLS Authentication method - normal password user name - ehersh316@comcast.net


The meesages I create go into my "sent" folder, but do not arrive at their destination. I did try a 'test' message to myself at the comcast address, and it comes to my inbox. But gmail and other addresses are not going through. I called Comcast and verified the port 465 as correct, and they had me try 587 which didn't work either. I log onto Comcast in my browser, and I can send email from there as a work-around. Can you help? thanks,

Asked by ehersh316 11 hours ago

Very Slow "Send" in TBird email

Recently (past 2 weeks) it takes a very long time for an email message to "send". Once in a while it will be almost normal speed but it might take as long as 20 seconds … (read more)

Recently (past 2 weeks) it takes a very long time for an email message to "send". Once in a while it will be almost normal speed but it might take as long as 20 seconds or more to send. Incoming seems fine and everything else seems to be working. My gmail a/c is very fast as are all other sites when loading. Has something happened recently that would cause this? Thanks so much for your help. mac a.

Asked by macallen 1 day ago

Last reply by googlethunderbird 12 hours ago

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Default action "Edit draft message"

Somewhen before or with 91.2.1, the default action when opening an existing email became "Edit draft message." (W10 19043, synching to GMail) That setting is nonintuiti… (read more)

Somewhen before or with 91.2.1, the default action when opening an existing email became "Edit draft message." (W10 19043, synching to GMail) That setting is nonintuitive and just wrong. A default should NEVER be an action that commits to an irreversable behavior path. Please fix.

This extremely bad design "feature" has apparently been around quite a while and generates exactly the problems returned by a search here on "delete attachments Thunderbird." I first noticed the behavior just about the time GMail introduced two-factor authentication. Maybe no connection there, but ...

Asked by c.roy.taylor 4 months ago

Answered by Matt 4 months ago

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OAuth2 for gmail Not Working

TB 91.7.0 (64-bit I used to send/rcv gmail no problm, started having issues ~ Oct 2021 I then setup a 3rd party app password in gmail account for thunderbird. That … (read more)

TB 91.7.0 (64-bit I used to send/rcv gmail no problm, started having issues ~ Oct 2021 I then setup a 3rd party app password in gmail account for thunderbird. That allowed me to Send Gmails, but, not receive it kept asking for password. Then I read to use OAuth2 and saw that Google will no longer allow 3rd party app passwords, so i deleted it in google, and set both Imap.gmail.com and smpt.gmail.com to use OAuth2 (both set for SSL/TSL). I did this just for smpt first when the 3rd party app password was still enabled, i could recv but, when i went to send, it would ask for password, i enter it, then it would sent msg to my cell phone to Allow thunderbird, i would press Allow on my phone, and Thunderbird would come up with Sending message.. with the progress marked all way to end BUT, it will never complete sending.... I have to hit cancel it then shows Failed message unable to authenticate. After I deleted the 3rd party app password in gmail settings, now when i start thunderbird or try to receive emails, it goes through the same authorization process with my phone, but, then never downloads any new emails. I have spend HOURS on this.. extremely frustrated (I have been forced to us ms mail which i really don't like, i am too used to thunderbird (although I wished thunderbird had check boxes on emails to select via checkboxes for delete, or moving, etc)

Asked by jbeals108 1 month ago

Answered by jbeals108 1 month ago