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Thunderbird won't work

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'''Refer to this: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/gmail/report-an-issue/account-access-and-safety/computer-email-program-please-specify-apple-mail-outlook-thunderbird-etc/O5UUomkk9vE this thread can explain my situation'''

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I am puzzled. I just created a new gmail account and set it up in Thunderbird with IMAP. It "just works" for me; but then it didn't challenge me with the 2 step verification. As wdurham said, google and Thunderbird make a natural pair. The gmail set-up is pretty much hard coded into Thunderbird.

Are there any exotic characters in your password? Some non-alphanumeric characters are not supported by the protocols used by email, but are supported via http, which you use when going directly to the website in your browser. So a password that works in one context may not work in the other.

I am puzzled. I just created a new gmail account and set it up in Thunderbird with IMAP. It "just works" for me; but then it didn't challenge me with the 2 step verification. As wdurham said, google and Thunderbird make a natural pair. The gmail set-up is pretty much hard coded into Thunderbird. Are there any exotic characters in your password? Some non-alphanumeric characters are not supported by the protocols used by email, but are supported via http, which you use when going directly to the website in your browser. So a password that works in one context may not work in the other.

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My password is just a normal one, with lower and upper case characters and ofcourse numbers.

I don't get it why it doesn't work.

As you may noticed I tried everything, meanwhile like you said you just it works fine for you without doing anything special.

My password is just a normal one, with lower and upper case characters and ofcourse numbers. I don't get it why it doesn't work. As you may noticed I tried everything, meanwhile like you said you just it works fine for you without doing anything special.

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As you may see, everything is in default and I just entered my credentials and it says that my username/password is wrong. http://puu.sh/aW2BD/54d1bab5ec.png

As you may see, everything is in default and I just entered my credentials and it says that my username/password is wrong. http://puu.sh/aW2BD/54d1bab5ec.png

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Anyone? Please!

Anyone? Please!