thunderbird email failed login to aol today for first time.
error was "pop.verizon.net responded: (sys/temp) server error. Please try again later. after this I updated to latest Tunderbird 78.12. That didn't seem to help. I then changed my password on may aol mail account. I can login to my aol mail account from Firefox browser with not problem. Can seem to make thunderbird do it today. No problems until today.
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I tried the below fix from Bo445 and it corrected the problem. Thanks Bo445!
Bo445 7/15/21, 1:40 PM more options Found this info below on https://downdetector.com/status/aol/. I used it and my AOL/Verizon incoming and outgoing mail now works. You retain your existing webmail password, and generate a new one for your Thunderbird in- and outgoing mail.
Thunderbird users, listen up. We have to enter a new password for incoming & a new password for outgoing. In AOL webmail, click on "Options" in the upper right, under your email address. Go to Account Info Go to Security (list on the left) Scroll all the way down to "Manage App Passwords" Generate a code for "other" by inputting "Thunderbird" Copy and save it to clipboard.
Go back to Tbird. Click on 3 bars in upper right, then "options" Then "privacy and security" Scroll down to "saved passwords" Delete the old ones. Attempt to receive emails. When prompted, give Tbird the new password. Make sure to check "manage with password manager," or something like that. Then do the same for sending an email. Check to make sure the "saved passwords" have one for incoming & one for outgoing.
(ht to DeborahFeller and MegansUncle2)