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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 1 year ago

Answered by christ1 1 year ago

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Thunderbird stopped accepting Primary Password

Hello, This morning when I opened Thunderbird it wouldn't accept my master/primary password. I've used the same one for years, so I know I've not forgotten it. Plus it w… (read more)

Hello,

This morning when I opened Thunderbird it wouldn't accept my master/primary password. I've used the same one for years, so I know I've not forgotten it. Plus it worked yesterday!

Only thing that seems to have changed is the update to Thunderbird 91.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by p.sherburn 2 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 years ago

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connecting thunderbird to microsoft 365 email account

I have upgraded to the Microsoft 365 Business Professional email service which should allow me to continue with Thunderbird, now that basic authentication is no longer su… (read more)

I have upgraded to the Microsoft 365 Business Professional email service which should allow me to continue with Thunderbird, now that basic authentication is no longer supported.

I have enabled Exchange settings. Also, POP/IMAP and SMTP are authorized in the MS 365 account, and those setting are correct in T-Bird. From within Thunderbird, a login screen for the MS 365 email account is generated when T-Bird attempts to log in to the server, but the log in just takes me to the server page in the browser.

This help article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/microsoft-oauth-authentication-and-thunderbird-202 advises that Thunderbird may need to be authorized. I followed the link, but was not able to make it work.

Given the following provided link, what is to be used for {tenant-id} ? https://login.microsoftonline.com/{tenant-id}/adminconsent?client_id=9e5f94bc-e8a4-4e73-b8be-63364c29d753

Any other advice? Thank you very much!

Asked by mgedde 9 months ago

Answered by mgedde 9 months 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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Password missing for default outgoing SMTP server

Network Solutions upgraded their email, and I multiply-checked all my settings in Thunderbird (102.3.2) and can retrieve mail but the outgoing mail hangs and time out wit… (read more)

Network Solutions upgraded their email, and I multiply-checked all my settings in Thunderbird (102.3.2) and can retrieve mail but the outgoing mail hangs and time out with an error. I just discovered it's not my settings, but there's no password listed for the default outgoing SMTP server (my own domain). (I have 2 email accounts, and listed in the "Saved Passwords" are 2 passwords for incoming IMAP plus one the other account outgoing SMTP, 3 total.)

Is there any way to add a password without deleting the default server and then adding it back in, or some other solution?

Thanks

Asked by bnruben 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year ago

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E-mail provider dropping TLS1.0 and 1.1 Support

I received the following from my e-mail provider, and as a total dumbo about this, want to ask if I need to do anything about this in Thunderbird (Linux). As far as I can… (read more)

I received the following from my e-mail provider, and as a total dumbo about this, want to ask if I need to do anything about this in Thunderbird (Linux). As far as I can see, my e-mail account in Thunderbird is set to POP3, encrypted using SSL/TLs, normal password - can anyone tell me if this is OK - Thanks.

Quote: "We are contacting you because one or more of your devices or programs uses the TLS 1.0 and/or TLS 1.1 encryption protocols to connect to our mail.com email servers, or is using an unencrypted connection. This involves either access via SMTP (sending emails) or retrieval via POP3/IMAP (receiving emails).

Unfortunately, the TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 encryption protocols are outdated and no longer meet current security standards. To protect your email communications, soon we will no longer allow access to our mail.com servers with these outdated protocols. Unencrypted access will also no longer be possible.

After the protocols have been deactivated, the transfer of emails between your affected device or program and our mail.com servers will no longer work; i.e. no emails will be transmitted to or from your mail.com email account using TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1. Furthermore, unencrypted SMTP/IMAP/POP3 connections will no longer function. In other words, as of Oct. 5, 2022, it will only be possible to connect if TLS 1.2 or TLS 1.3 encryption is in place." Unquote

Asked by an_other 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago

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Confirm Security Exception not working

Hi I'm trying to set up another email account but the Confirm Security Exception dialogue is preventing it. The exception is already stored but still keeps asking and wh… (read more)

Hi

I'm trying to set up another email account but the Confirm Security Exception dialogue is preventing it. The exception is already stored but still keeps asking and when I reconfirm the dialogue flashes off/on and doesn't not disappear preventing the set up of the account. I have other emails from the same host and have not had this issue before. Anything I maybe doing wrong or bug? I've added a screenshot.

Many thanks Alan

Asked by alan175 1 year ago

Answered by christ1 1 year ago

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Thunderbird keep asking login to gmail.

Hi, I used to use Thunderbird to access Gmail, Yahoo mail and normal email account (all POP3). I have updated (not reinstall) Thunderbird to the latest version since Gm… (read more)

Hi,

I used to use Thunderbird to access Gmail, Yahoo mail and normal email account (all POP3).

I have updated (not reinstall) Thunderbird to the latest version since Gmail disabled non secure apps access.

I have changed the Authentication to OAuth by follow the instruction from your page, but the system keep asking me to login (I have grant access in Gmail).

This happens not only Gmail as well as my Yahoo mail and normal POP3 account. I am sure the password is correct and still cannot get my emails from all of my accounts.

I also notice the token/password has not been saved to the system in Saved Password session. ( I have tried to run as administrator but still doesn't work.)

What have I missed? Can still using POP3 method to get email if problem solved?

My current system is Win7 with Thunderbird 32bit installed.

Thanks!!

Asked by nkylau 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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Disable User-Agent Header in email

Outgoing email includes the user-agent header. I would like to disable or modify the string for better security. User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:91.0) Gec… (read more)

Outgoing email includes the user-agent header. I would like to disable or modify the string for better security.

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:91.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/91.8.0

Thanks...

Asked by beeblebrox-bsd 1 year ago

Answered by Matt 1 year 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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Unable to change password / Unable to change Primary Password

I've been using Outlook Express (from XP) for years, even into the Windows 10 era with a patched version of XP. Since GMail will no longer support it after May 2022 I dec… (read more)

I've been using Outlook Express (from XP) for years, even into the Windows 10 era with a patched version of XP. Since GMail will no longer support it after May 2022 I decided to migrate to Thunderbird Portable.

Since 91.8.1 doesn't import from Outlook Express, I first used Thunderbird Portable 52.9.1 x86 (last version that supports XP) to import mails, accounts and whatever else it imports. I then set up a Primary Password, and painstakingly manually added all rules from Outlook Express to Thunderbird's "filters". After everything was up and running, I upgraded to Thunderbird Portable 91.8.1 x86.

For some reason, when I try to login to any GMail account, after the login, pass, allow Thunderbird as email client, a popup window appears asking me to "Change Password", but whatever password I put, it always says "Unable to change password". If I go to "Privacy & Security", "Use a Primary Password" is disabled, and if I check it, it asks me to enter and re-enter a new password, but it also says "Unable to change Primary Password".

II tried both commands listed in the link below, both seem to work by pressing the Reset button, but the error console seems to output a uncaught exception. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/protect-your-thunderbird-passwords-master-password#w_resetting-your-master-password-if-you-have-forgotten-it

Any more suggestions?

Asked by johnyept 1 year ago

Answered by christ1 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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Microsoft Outlook Password

Hello, I am using the latest stable release of Thunderbird client on Windows 11 and just today it's been asking me multiple times for a password to my Outlook account. I… (read more)

Hello,

I am using the latest stable release of Thunderbird client on Windows 11 and just today it's been asking me multiple times for a password to my Outlook account. I have kept adding a one time app password through the official Microsoft website under account management but it's been asking a few times that it needs a password.

Do you know if there's been any outages to the Microsoft servers or what this issue could be related to? Is there a way I can send any logs directly to you that might help find the issue?

Thank you for your time.

Asked by Elite911 7 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 7 months ago

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Secure connection failed for months

I have been getting this message since January and am starting to be concerned Secure connection failed start.thunderbird.net uses an invalid security certificate. The … (read more)

I have been getting this message since January and am starting to be concerned

Secure connection failed start.thunderbird.net uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate has expired. Error code: <a id="errorCode" title="SEC_ERROR_EXPIRED_ISSUER_CERTIFICATE">SEC_ERROR_EXPIRED_ISSUER_CERTIFICATE</a>

  This could be a problem with the server's configuration, or it could be someone trying to impersonate the server.
  If you have connected to this server successfully in the past, the error may be temporary, and you can try again later.

Or you can add an exception… When I click on add an exception nothing happens. I tried closing Thunderbird, deleting my cert8.db file and restarting Thunderbird - no change - same message. I am running Windows 10, Thunderbird version 45.8.0

Help, please ! Thanks, Sarah

Asked by sarahereira 1 year ago

Answered by Stans 1 year ago

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TB is unable to show stored PW when hardware acceleration is enabled and profile on a mounted network device

After update to 102, TB is asking for a PW when starting in normal mode. -> PW-vault is empty When starting in safe-mode everything is working well. (PW-vault is not e… (read more)

After update to 102, TB is asking for a PW when starting in normal mode. -> PW-vault is empty When starting in safe-mode everything is working well. (PW-vault is not empty)

I tried to make a new profile. Then it worked, but only until next update (102.0.1).

This happend also after update to 102.0.2 and 102.0.3. :(

Now I tried to copy a not working profile folder from mounted NAS-drive to local drive. -> Profile on mounted device is working only in safe-mode -> Profile on local device is working well in normal mode

For me it looks like, TB is not able to read (decrypt?) stored PW from mounted devices in normal mode. (But it works well in safe-mode).

- Win10 - no addons

Asked by DJ_Ralf 1 year ago

Answered by DJ_Ralf 1 year ago

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After Thunderbird update to 102 from 93, I can't receive message from some provider.

I get a message: "This POP3 server does not seem to support encrypted passwords ..." My provider use only TLS 1. In the pas I have to set security.tls.version.min to 1. … (read more)

I get a message: "This POP3 server does not seem to support encrypted passwords ..." My provider use only TLS 1. In the pas I have to set security.tls.version.min to 1. This trick doesn't work with 102.

I also try to set security.tls.version.enable-deprecated to true : no good result.

With security.tls.version.fallback-limit set to 1 : no good result.

Any idea?

Asked by chebrou 1 year ago

Answered by chebrou 1 year ago

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SecurityError: a SecurityCertificate error occurred

ThunderBird stopped being able to pick up email from our pop3 server. The Error console shows: mailnews.pop3.1: SecurityError: a SecurityCertificate error occurred Pop3… (read more)

ThunderBird stopped being able to pick up email from our pop3 server.

The Error console shows:

mailnews.pop3.1: SecurityError: a SecurityCertificate error occurred Pop3Client.jsm:336:18

_onError resource:///modules/Pop3Client.jsm:336

This doesn't give me a hint as to the problem is with the security certificate. It hasn't changed recently and worked yesterday.

The cert is self-signed and expires in a few days. Previously (not recently) I had to do a variety of things to make Thunderbird happy with it.

Asked by hugh4 1 year ago

Answered by hugh4 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 1 year ago

Answered by Mike 1 year ago

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Thunderbird does not remember passwords after upgrading old version (24.3.0) to 91.8.1

Hello! After upgrading from a very old (but perfectly working) version of Thunderbird (24.3.0 on Windows 7) to 91.8.1 (on the same Windows 7 system), Thunderbird can no … (read more)

Hello!

After upgrading from a very old (but perfectly working) version of Thunderbird (24.3.0 on Windows 7) to 91.8.1 (on the same Windows 7 system), Thunderbird can no longer remember my passwords.

Apart from this everything in the new version works. Emails are retrieved fine when I enter the passwords manually.

Symptoms:

  • always asks me for my passwords, even when I have checked the "Use Password Manager to remember this password" checkbox.
  • no stored passwords show up in "Saved Passwords ..."
  • When I try to set a primary password (I did not use one so far), I get an error "Unable to change Primary Password".

What I tried after searching for solutions:

  • Remove files cert*.db and key*.db from my profile. Does not make any difference.

best regards

Edwin

Asked by edwin.steiner 1 year ago

Answered by edwin.steiner 1 year ago