I've successfully used Gmail with Thunderbird for years. I prefer to download mail to my PC, in Thunderbird. Yesterday (November 30, 2020), this stopped working. I see my… (читать ещё)
I've successfully used Gmail with Thunderbird for years. I prefer to download mail to my PC, in Thunderbird. Yesterday (November 30, 2020), this stopped working. I see my email just fine in Gmail in a browser. And my secondary email account (not Gmail) still works as always, in Thunderbird.
In looking around for a solution, I saw that Gmail must be configured with IMAP. When I looked at my Thunderbird account settings, the Gmail account server was set to POP. Compared this to my husband's account on his machine, and the server was correctly set to IMAP.
Why did this spontaneously change on my machine, or maybe in my Gmail account? I've got Thunderbird 78.5.0.
Found suggestions to fix this by creating a new account in Thunderbird for my existing Gmail email address. So far so good: (See Setup dialog.jpg)
Hit Done. Got this. (See Unable to log in.jpg)
Looking at all the settings: (See Configure manually.jpg)
Have been hunting for information on this. I see I'm not the only person to experience this, but nothing has worked.
I DO NOT have 2-factor authentication on yet. That was mentioned in many suggestions.
It was suggested to clear saved usernames and passwords in Thunderbird, but I don't have any. It was suggested to clear cookies and cache in Firefox, and I have done that.
It was suggested to have "less secure apps" on in Google/Gmail, and I have turned that on now, but it has made no difference.
I supposed I should be grateful that I still have access to my email at all. But this unexpected change WHICH I DID NOT MAKE, and after this had been working for years, is beyond frustrating.