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new password requests

I made a decent living programming in assembly language, so I am not utterly stupid. However, I have aged beyond any understanding of these modern systems. My main comput… (читать ещё)

I made a decent living programming in assembly language, so I am not utterly stupid. However, I have aged beyond any understanding of these modern systems.

My main computer suffered a fatal crash, and so I broke out this laptop that has not seen service during the coronavirus pandemic. I did not have it written it down, so it is only by memory that I can claim it was running Thunderbird 26-point-something. Both machines are on Win 7.

Oddly, the system claimed that Thunderbird was "up-to-date", and that the machine was "on the release scheme". Knowing that my other Thunderbird installation was at 78.11.0, and putting aside the fact that I would have expected the laptop to auto-update the way the main machine regularly did, I went ahead and installed the 78.11.0, assuming that I would be bringing the laptop up to where the main machine must have been.

Whereupon Thunderbird refused to fetch my email without my supplying password(s) to the server, of all things. The laptop was able to fetch email before I "upgraded" it, so obviously it had any needed passwords tucked away somewhere.

I have not had to think of email-server passwords for perhaps 10 years, so that was a shocker and a complete blocker. It would have been helpful if Thunderbird had warned that the "upgrade" would impose some new, unexplained, password protocol. That is, if Thunderbird is in fact at fault here. Could this somehow be Comcast’s problem?

Comcast allows one to use 7 email addresses, and I use them all on the main machine, but only 3 on the laptop. I have two, written-down, passwords for Comcast, but only one of them works, the one that applies to 2 of the 3 in-service addresses.

The missing password applies to my main address, so I am in serious trouble here.

In days of yore, while idly exploring, I have seen some pages showing Thunderbird passwords, but cannot find any such now. I would have expected them to be shown under “Account Settings/Server Settings”, but they are not there. Would it do me any good if they were accessible? If they were thus available, wouldn’t Thunderbird just apply them? And how did Thunderbird ever lose them in the 1st place?

Although I now have restored, if limited, access with the one working password that I have, Thunderbird is making things difficult by repeatedly insisting that I frequently re-enter that same password. It happened again, just minutes ago, so I have a fresh example. I put in the password, this time checking “Use Password Manager to remember your password”, put the machine to “sleep” in order to attend to other matters, and upon return find Thunderbird again demanding the same password. I would guess that I have entered that password 15 times so far during this one day.

The wording of the “Use Password Manager” message is a little odd, but in any case it doesn’t in fact seem to remember anything.

Can I revert to an earlier version, perhaps as far back as 26? That seems like a desperate move, and it probably won’t work, but anyone can see why I would be tempted to give it a try. Before the main machine gave up, I had taken all the many offered Thunderbird updates. I have no record of the final version installed, but can say that it came sometime after Thunderbird changed to having a “CC” tab above and somewhat to the right of the email address block. Before that mod, one had to change the block(s) to the left of the address lines, which defaulted to “cc”, “bcc”, &c.

I am assuming through all this that this new password behavior is due to Thunderbird. It seems implausible that Comcast would change their behavior at exactly the same time that all these other troubles descended. If it is in fact Comcast’s problem, then it will remain severe since their system appears impenetrable from the outside.

Задан misskeating 3 месяца назад

Последний ответ от christ1 3 месяца назад

OpenPGP

Does Thunderbird 91.1.0 support OpenPGP signing/encryption with < 3072 bit RSA keys? I have successfully imported my 2048 bit RSA key but Thunderbird does not recogniz… (читать ещё)

Does Thunderbird 91.1.0 support OpenPGP signing/encryption with < 3072 bit RSA keys? I have successfully imported my 2048 bit RSA key but Thunderbird does not recognize my email as having any valid keys. My 2048 bit RSA key is a pgp key.

Furthermore, when I opt to generate a new key, the minimum bit length is 3072, so I am led to believe that < 3072 bit length is unsupported but have found no documentation to support this assertion.

Задан Kapral67 5 дней назад

Последний ответ от Matt 1 день назад

how to disable the upgrade check?

Hi folks, for privacy concerns, how can I tell Thunderbird to not dial home checking for a new version and thus reveal details about my computing environment to people wh… (читать ещё)

Hi folks,

for privacy concerns, how can I tell Thunderbird to not dial home checking for a new version and thus reveal details about my computing environment to people who are not supposed to know?

Regards Harri

Задан Harridu 4 дня назад

Последний ответ от Matt 2 дня назад

Thunderbird will not send emails

I have a new computer. I installed Thunderbird 78.14 and restored my settings and mail from a backup. I am able to receive email but clicking the SEND button when compos… (читать ещё)

I have a new computer. I installed Thunderbird 78.14 and restored my settings and mail from a backup. I am able to receive email but clicking the SEND button when composing a new message does nothing - no error and it does not send. When I reply to a message, the SEND button is not available.

I do not have any antivirus loaded and I have turned off all the firewalls and the SMTP settings and passwords are the same between the two machines but the old one will send and the new one does not.

I have attached screenshots showing the greyed out send button on the REPLY to an email as well as my firewall screen.

Help would be much appreciated

Задан lporter.aens 3 дня назад

Последний ответ от sfhowes 3 дня назад

Event invitation responses in Thunderbird broken

Until recently, it used to be true that no matter which personality an event invitation received by a Thunderbird user was sent to, the Accept/Decline response was sent f… (читать ещё)

Until recently, it used to be true that no matter which personality an event invitation received by a Thunderbird user was sent to, the Accept/Decline response was sent from "main" personality. (How was this determined? First entered during setup? Top of the list? I don't know. Doesn't matter.)

This was both an operational and a privacy issue, since it's often not appropriate to reveal, for example, a personal email address to a business contact, and will often be confusing to the recipient of the response.

In a recent update to Thunderbird, this behavior was changed such that when responding to an *original* invitation addressed to other than the main personality, Thunderbird presents a pop-up window that says "you're not invited..." and a drop-down list so you can choose which personality to respond from. Big step in the right direction.

However, if there's a subsequent email received with a *change* to an event time, etc., the Accept/Decline response is again only sent from the main personality. There's no obvious way to change this. This needs to be fixed.

A possible fix would be the pop-up window and drop-down list presented to the original invitation.

From my point of view a better fix would be to send *all* invitation responses - original and change - from the personality they're received in, pretty much just like the "reply" function. Much cleaner, fewer clicks, right outcome.

Perhaps there's a reason not to take my approach, but I can't think of it. At a minimum, my "possible fix" should be implemented.

Задан jsemion 3 дня назад

cant setup a gmail account in thunderbird

Hello, I try to set up Thunderbird with my @gmail.com account. So I choose "New account" and fill the form with full name, Email address and Password. I see a green messa… (читать ещё)

Hello,

I try to set up Thunderbird with my @gmail.com account. So I choose "New account" and fill the form with full name, Email address and Password. I see a green message: Configuration found in Mozilla ISP database.

Now it shows me: Available configurations Keep your folders and emails synced on your server Incoming IMAPimap.gmail.comSSL/TLS Outgoing SMTPsmtp.gmail.comSSL/TLS Username "myEmailAdress@gmail.com"

So I click on "Done" and a window pops up "Sign in with your Google Account" So there I enter my email and my password and then click "Sign In'. Now it shows me a number and sends me a message to my phone where I have to confirm that it's me trying to connect and shows me 3 random numbers. I have to click on the number on my phone that is shown in the popup. Now I click a button and a window opens, where I have to confirm permissions. So I click on "Allow" and the popup disappears. Then back in Thunderbird I click on "Done".

Now the same popup shows up again and I have to do all steps done just now again Email, Password, Phone confirm.

Now I see the following message in Thunderbird: Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, username or password.

So I tried Configure manually, where I see all the following information: Incoming server Protocol: IMAP Hostname: imap.gmail.com Port: 993 Connection security: SSL/TLS Authentication method: OAuth2 Username: "myEmailAdress@gmail.com"

Outgoing server Hostname: smtp.gmail.com Port: 465 Connection security: SSL/TLS Authentication method: OAuth2 Username: "myEmailAdress@gmail.com"

Then I click "Done", again popup, again sign in, again confirm with phone with the same result: Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, username or password.

Sorry for a very detailed description, but I wanted to give all necessary information. Can anybody help me here? I tried all these steps many times.

Задан martin.nadolll 3 дня назад

Последний ответ от sfhowes 2 дня назад

Not receiving emails since I messed about with the security certificate or switching host!

Hi All, I'm not getting emails on my laptop since I either clicked the wrong thing when given the choices on security certificates or when I switched to another host. The… (читать ещё)

Hi All,

I'm not getting emails on my laptop since I either clicked the wrong thing when given the choices on security certificates or when I switched to another host. The gent who's doing the new hosting suggests it'd be best to delete Thunderbird and reinstall it, but I'm scared of losing all my address book, email, history etc. but might have to live with it. However, I can still receive emails on my phone.

I'm not a natural on IT, but once I'm shown the correct thing to do I'm not a numbskull either.

Anyone been this way before or has some simple and effective advice, thanks for taking the time to respond.

DB

Задан info6097 1 день назад

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How can I stop spam from someone called AT&T High Speed Internet? I do not know what the email address is.

I am receiving 100's of spam emails. They are all advertising different types of products but they all say they are from AT&T High Speed Internet. I have used the j… (читать ещё)

I am receiving 100's of spam emails. They are all advertising different types of products but they all say they are from AT&T High Speed Internet. I have used the junk filter on them but it does not pick them up as junk. I have to do it manually each time. I have contacted my UVerse provider and they cannot assist because it is getting through Yahoo to Thunderbird. They say that it is a problem that I will have to have assistance from Thunderbird to resolve so that I can have this listed as junk and will not have to do this manually. I am at my wit's end. Please, please help me!

Задан Frances 7 лет назад

Последний ответ от jscher2000 7 лет назад

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i dont remember my password for my email!

Please read Mozilla Support rules and guidelines when posting a question in a public forum this message keeps coming up when i try to get my email "Enter your passwor… (читать ещё)

Please read Mozilla Support rules and guidelines when posting a question in a public forum

this message keeps coming up when i try to get my email "Enter your password for [email address removed by Moderator Andrew]:" but when i enter the password i thought, it keeps saying it was incorrect and will not give me the option to reset it. my husband and my daughter both get their mail just fine. help! tiffany

Задан tiffrederick 7 лет назад

Дан ответ guigs 7 лет назад

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where do i change my password for each account

my passwords have been changed at the mail provider which is earthlink. where do i change them in thunderbird. this seems like it would be so easy, but i cannot find it… (читать ещё)

my passwords have been changed at the mail provider which is earthlink. where do i change them in thunderbird. this seems like it would be so easy, but i cannot find it.

Задан Lisa 7 лет назад

Последний ответ от RRavik 7 лет назад

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How do I uncompact my inbox?

Because my inbox has bee compacted Norton deletes my entire inbox when an infected message is found. You recommend files be compacted for various reasons. How can I remov… (читать ещё)

Because my inbox has bee compacted Norton deletes my entire inbox when an infected message is found. You recommend files be compacted for various reasons. How can I remove the compaction of a my inbox and other files, or should I never compact a file?

Задан Stewprob 7 лет назад

Последний ответ от Matt 7 лет назад

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Through Rogers I need to change the email settings and I have done what I think they info means but I still cannot send emails, please help

I need to change my settings to what is below, I went into account settings and changed the port to 993 and outgoing to 465, still can't send emails - PLEASE HELP change … (читать ещё)

I need to change my settings to what is below, I went into account settings and changed the port to 993 and outgoing to 465, still can't send emails - PLEASE HELP

change your settings to: Incoming POP3 port to 995, with SSL enabled OR Incoming IMAP port to 993, with SSL enabled

AND

Outgoing SMTP port to 465 with SSL enabled

Задан jisforme 7 лет назад

Последний ответ от christ1 7 лет назад

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How can my password be saved without having to enter it on my computer every time I want to look at or send an e-mail

Every time I try to read my E-mails or send an E-mail, I have to enter my password. Is there a way my password is automatically saved so I do not have to constantly ente… (читать ещё)

Every time I try to read my E-mails or send an E-mail, I have to enter my password. Is there a way my password is automatically saved so I do not have to constantly enter this information ?

Задан Sneakers 7 лет назад

Дан ответ christ1 7 лет назад

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I am locked out of IMAP for want of a password and I don't know what password is required.

I took my laptop overseas (from the UK) and because I was on a quite different wi-fi network, Gmail wanted me to verify my account and change my Google password, which I … (читать ещё)

I took my laptop overseas (from the UK) and because I was on a quite different wi-fi network, Gmail wanted me to verify my account and change my Google password, which I did. Gmail now works fine via Chrome. But Thunderbird now asks for:

Enter your password for [my  email address@gmail.com]@imap.googlemail.com:   and I have no idea what password is required.  Whatever password I put in, and I've tried every variant of password that I can ever remember using anywhere, gets rejected.

If I did set up such a password when I downloaded and began to use Thunderbird I can't remember it, and I can see no way to get Thunderbird to remind me. I even uninstalled Thunderbird and then loaded it afresh, but it just restored what I always had - no emails in for the last 2 weeks (though I have them all on Gmail itself).. Any suggestions welcome!

Задан CMRM43 7 лет назад

Дан ответ christ1 7 лет назад

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I can't log in to my email

I am running Mozilla Thunderbird for my email and it has recently stopped accepting my username and password. I am not sure how to reactivate or reset them. Could you ple… (читать ещё)

I am running Mozilla Thunderbird for my email and it has recently stopped accepting my username and password. I am not sure how to reactivate or reset them. Could you please help and send information to my iinet account, seeing as I can't access my Mozilla Thunderbird account. Thank you...

Задан alfonsogonzalez30 7 лет назад

Дан ответ christ1 7 лет назад

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I'm getting emails from my own email address to my email address. Has someone hacked my emails?

I'm receiving emails as if I had sent them. They say either info@1-800-cruise.com or chris@1-800-cruise.com. How do I stop this? I am obviously not sending emails to my… (читать ещё)

I'm receiving emails as if I had sent them. They say either info@1-800-cruise.com or chris@1-800-cruise.com. How do I stop this? I am obviously not sending emails to myself.

Задан akimchris 7 лет назад

Дан ответ Zenos 7 лет назад

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I am signed in on my main computer, but I am unable to sign in to gmail with my android phoneo

Recently purchased a 4g type android phone. I have a connection. When I put in my email address and my password for google it will not allow me to sign in. What am i doin… (читать ещё)

Recently purchased a 4g type android phone. I have a connection. When I put in my email address and my password for google it will not allow me to sign in.

What am i doing wrong?

Задан jhking 7 лет назад

Последний ответ от Matt 7 лет назад