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Password problem

Suddenly today my Thunderbird email account on my desktop won't send or receive mails until I enter the password. When I add in the correct password it doesn't accept it … (read more)

Suddenly today my Thunderbird email account on my desktop won't send or receive mails until I enter the password. When I add in the correct password it doesn't accept it but just comes back asking for it again. I suspect it is best to change my password but don't know how to do that. Incidentally the account is working fine on my phone and tablet with the same password but not on my desktop. Can anyone help? Thanks.

Asked by Mike Gibb 1 month ago

Answered by Matt 1 month ago

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GMail Password in Thunderbird

I can not, for some reason, sign into my Gmail account on Thunderbird. The password I'm entering matches the password on my google account. I'm stumped. Any help is ap… (read more)

I can not, for some reason, sign into my Gmail account on Thunderbird. The password I'm entering matches the password on my google account. I'm stumped.

Any help is appreciated.

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Asked by DSAbrams 2 years ago

Answered by Amelia 2 years ago

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VPN and Gmail Problems

Running Windows 11, Thunderbird version 91.6.2(64 bit), NordVPN Prior to installing NordVPN all the gmail accounts worked fine. Since installing the vpn I get an email m… (read more)

Running Windows 11, Thunderbird version 91.6.2(64 bit), NordVPN Prior to installing NordVPN all the gmail accounts worked fine. Since installing the vpn I get an email message from Google, for each of my gmail accounts, saying my account has been locked or blocked due to suspicious activity. The messages goes on to say someone tried to sign into my email account, using my password, from Phoenix, AZ (I live in Texas) with the date, time, etc. Since I won't give Google my cell phone number, I had to set up something like a recovery email address, other than gmail, for each gmail accounts. Every time I open the vpn I get these messages in 6 different email accounts and I have to disconnect the vpn and then open the messages in each account and click on "Yes it was me". I'm not sure what the time frame is but if I don't respond "Yes it was me" within the time frame I have to change the passwords on all my Gmail accounts. As a side note I have other mail accounts with @verizon.net and I never have this problem with the @verizon.net accounts. What I have been doing is closing Thunderbird before I open the vpn, but it's a pain, and I'm hoping there is a better solution. I'm attaching a screen shot of my Gmail account setting in hopes it's just a setting that needs to be tweaked.

Asked by bird_dog22 1 year ago

Answered by bird_dog22 1 year ago

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AOL generated app for Thunderbird

I followed instructions posted on a TB fourm on how to generate an app password in order for my TB to work with AOL. I'm receiving mail in Thunderbird but can't send. I … (read more)

I followed instructions posted on a TB fourm on how to generate an app password in order for my TB to work with AOL. I'm receiving mail in Thunderbird but can't send. I suspect that I may not have followed the instructions completely and would like to start over. Do I need to delete the AOL generated password on AOL and create a new one or just create a new one for the outgoing server? Would appreciate any help! JD

Asked by saints15 2 years ago

Answered by Matt 2 years ago

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Thunderbird Password reset in Version 91.5.1

Initial password to my Thunderbird email accounts were first specified on our server. Now interested in being able to change a password within the app and not on the se… (read more)

Initial password to my Thunderbird email accounts were first specified on our server. Now interested in being able to change a password within the app and not on the server. Instructions I find says to click on Tools and Options, or click the menu button and Options. However, no Options button is showing. I can click on Menu, then Preferences then Privacy & Security and view Saved Logins and Passwords, but no ability to change a Password within the Thunderbird email app.

Asked by terrya1 2 years ago

Answered by david 2 years ago

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How to make Thunderbird 91 work with Yubikey 5? Works with 32-bit Thunderbird, but not 64-bit.

Hello, I received a Yubikey 5 and all is working fine using GPG with it, except integration with Thunderbird on Windows. I followed this guide: https://wiki.mozilla.org/… (read more)

Hello, I received a Yubikey 5 and all is working fine using GPG with it, except integration with Thunderbird on Windows.

I followed this guide: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:OpenPGP:Smartcards including 64 windows section

I was able to successfully send mail to myself, but then thunderbird failed at decrypting this message: Thunderbird is indicating that key is not available and I see no prompt from gpg-agent. Key is correctly declared as GPG external.

If I try to decrypt tis email by storing it on file and using gpg in command line, it works fine: agent is asking for Yubikey PIN and gpg is decrypting the message. But this is an awful workaround, not user friendly at all.

I also did sanity check by sending to myself a message encrypted with a key generated by Thunderbird: all is working fine, the message is decrypted within Thunderbird.

=> How do you make Thunderbird decrypt message encrypted with key stored in Yubikey? How do you make the gpg-agent called by thunderbird?

Asked by AVsociaux 2 years ago

Answered by AVsociaux 2 years ago

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Remote contents of Old emails

If I view an old mail, and if the remote contents are no longer available in the server, then I cannot know the contents. Whatif Thunderbird downloads the contents (when … (read more)

If I view an old mail, and if the remote contents are no longer available in the server, then I cannot know the contents. Whatif Thunderbird downloads the contents (when the email is downloaded) and includes them in message itself?

Asked by Suresh Kumar Ramasamy 2 years ago

Answered by Matt 1 year ago

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Will Thunderbird work with Gmail after 30th May 2022

I have just received this message from Google / Gmail: "Google will no longer support the use of third-party apps or devices which ask you to sign in to your Google Acco… (read more)

I have just received this message from Google / Gmail:

"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 or other more secure technologies, like OAuth 2.0"

I currently use an older version of MS Outlook that apparently won't work after these changes are introduced.

My question is - will Thunderbird work with Gmail after the 30th May deadline? Is it compatible with 'Sign in with Google'?

Thank you for your help.

Mike

Asked by Mike 2 years ago

Answered by Mike 2 years ago

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OAuth 2.0

Gmail is going to require OAuth 2.0 sign-in SFAIK, that means I will no longer be able to access gmail with Thunderbird. Are there plans for Thunderbird to meet the OAuth… (read more)

Gmail is going to require OAuth 2.0 sign-in SFAIK, that means I will no longer be able to access gmail with Thunderbird. Are there plans for Thunderbird to meet the OAuth 2.0 requirement?

Asked by car-nuts 2 years ago

Answered by christ1 2 years ago

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New GMail Restrictions - Thunderbird?

Greetings - I received an e-mail in my gmail account today (I use Thunderbird as my desktop mail client as the primary way I access my e-mail) that says the following: … (read more)

Greetings - I received an e-mail in my gmail account today (I use Thunderbird as my desktop mail client as the primary way I access my e-mail) that says the following:


As of May 30, 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 or other more secure technologies, like OAuth 2.0. Learn more


So my question is, after May 30, does that mean I won't be able to use Thunderbird anymore as my e-mail client with my gmail account? Thanks very much.

Asked by bgray9054 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year ago

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GMail security changes coming soon, affects access to POP and SMTP

I have been using Thunderbird for several years for my GMail accounts, and have always preferred to download my messages using the POP and SMTP protocols, rather than use… (read more)

I have been using Thunderbird for several years for my GMail accounts, and have always preferred to download my messages using the POP and SMTP protocols, rather than use the IMAP protocol which leaves them all on the web. Google now inform me that "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 or other more secure technologies, like OAuth 2.0. 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." These changes are due to take effect from May 30th. How can I prepare for them and still use the POP and SMTP protocols after that date? Is OAuth 2.0 appropriate?

Asked by blackberrylane.co.uk 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago

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Can't send S/MIME encrypted message due to "Not trusted" certificate for the receiver

I'm trying to send an encryted message using S/MIME, I've already tested it myself with 2 certificates w/ 2 public keys over 2 PCs and it worked, however now that I am tr… (read more)

I'm trying to send an encryted message using S/MIME, I've already tested it myself with 2 certificates w/ 2 public keys over 2 PCs and it worked, however now that I am trying to send the actual message I want to send, the public key of the person I have imported says "not trusted" and I cannot send the message.

What am I doing wrong? Or how do I trust the receivers public key?

Asked by v0tsx 1 year ago

Answered by v0tsx 1 year ago

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Cannot access my second gmail account (2 days ago a I had no problem)

I have 2 gmail accounts setup in my thunderbird ver. 91.7.0 (64-bit). Until yesterday I had no problem with accessing both of them. I had to change the password for my fi… (read more)

I have 2 gmail accounts setup in my thunderbird ver. 91.7.0 (64-bit). Until yesterday I had no problem with accessing both of them. I had to change the password for my first account and I had to delete the saved login and by mistake also removed the one from the 2nd account. Now I can access normally to my first account (it shows 2 saved logins: imap and oauth) but I can no longer access the 2nd one (just 1 saved login imap). I have removed several times the saved logins of the 2nd one but it keeps saying that the password is wrong (which I type every time and I have confirmed that it was correct). Can you help me, please?

Carmo

Asked by carmolanca 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year ago

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Passwords only saved in troubleshooting mode ver 91.6

When I am in Thunderbird's troubleshoot mode, passwords are saved correctly, and as long as I stay in troubleshoot mode, all Thunderbird functions work with all my accoun… (read more)

When I am in Thunderbird's troubleshoot mode, passwords are saved correctly, and as long as I stay in troubleshoot mode, all Thunderbird functions work with all my accounts. Two are POP3 accounts with Comcast, and one is an IMAP account with my business. The IMAP account requires an OAuth2 authentication method, the POP3 accounts normal password authentication.

When I return to normal Thunderbird mode, I am asked and can enter the correct passwords, but they do not get stored, as evident in the Saved Password list. This is true for both the IMAP OAuth2 as well as the POP3 accounts. When I switch to troubleshoot mode, everything works and is stored correctly, including SMTP send functions for all accounts.

I have already tried the recommended erase files suggestions, (cert9.db, key4.db, pkcs11.txt, etc. but that does not help. This lack of storage is not due to a file cleanup function in Windows. The entered passwords are not being stored.

There are no add-ons or other items associated with Thunderbird, ver 91.6.

System is windows 11 Enterprise, latest version.

Asked by haig.keshishian 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago

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spam and junk

I'm using Thunderbird for gmail in IMAP mode. In my IMAP folder, I have a Junk subfolder, and in my Gmail subfolder I have a Spam subfolder. What is the difference betwee… (read more)

I'm using Thunderbird for gmail in IMAP mode. In my IMAP folder, I have a Junk subfolder, and in my Gmail subfolder I have a Spam subfolder. What is the difference between these? Does Gmail determine Spam, and Thunderbird determine Junk? Are BOTH Spam and Junk used for the Thunderbird adaptive junk filter log?

Asked by danflester 2 years ago

Answered by david 2 years ago

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Bitdefender warning thunderbird.exe trying to access https://signal1domain.com/

Bitdefender AV frequently flags and blocks thunderbird.exe trying to access https://signal1domain.com - or signal2, 3 or 4. I've tried to discover what these web address… (read more)

Bitdefender AV frequently flags and blocks thunderbird.exe trying to access https://signal1domain.com - or signal2, 3 or 4. I've tried to discover what these web addresses are and they appear to be connected with Amazon. I'm baffled why Thunderbird should be trying to access any Amazon site. I've not been able to pin the attempts down to any particular action in Thunderbird.

Asked by bluenorw 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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How do I stop Thunderbird automatically showing sent items from a Gmail account

When my wife sends emails from Gmail using her Android phone they are downloaded to Thunderbird on my PC. Should she send a confidential email I would be able to see it. … (read more)

When my wife sends emails from Gmail using her Android phone they are downloaded to Thunderbird on my PC. Should she send a confidential email I would be able to see it. Is there any way to stop this happening? Thanks in advance.

Asked by lindalepostoffice 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago

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Thunderbird couldn't connect to one.com accounts. Error message: banned by policy

Hello, this issue appeared today without a reason (couldn't find any change to my system): Thunderbird couldn't connect to one.com accounts. Error message: banned by pol… (read more)

Hello, this issue appeared today without a reason (couldn't find any change to my system): Thunderbird couldn't connect to one.com accounts. Error message: banned by policy Other Email accounts (e.g. strato.de) hosted by thunderbird work flawlessly. One.com support has no idea how to fix this issue and blames Thunderbird. Maybe someone here has an idea?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by s.lalala 1 year ago

Answered by s.lalala 1 year ago

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Latest version of Thunderbird always pops up a warning if I use a group email, i.e. "CC"

This latest version of Thunderbird thinks I need to see a warning every time I send a message out to a group and suggests I use BCC instead. I know about BCC. If I thou… (read more)

This latest version of Thunderbird thinks I need to see a warning every time I send a message out to a group and suggests I use BCC instead. I know about BCC. If I thought it was necessary to use BCC, I would do so. How do I get Thunderbird to stop warning me about using CC?

Thank you.

PS I attempted to attach a very small image file to illustrate what is happening but this forum page was unable to execute that upload for some reason. 117kb - very small image.

Asked by BDinger3 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago