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Gmail POP access on Windows 7 fails with OAuth2

On May 20, 2022, in a few days, Google will turn off "unsecure access" to Gmail from Thunderbird and Outlook. This will require changing the Thunderbird account settings … (funda kabanzi)

On May 20, 2022, in a few days, Google will turn off "unsecure access" to Gmail from Thunderbird and Outlook. This will require changing the Thunderbird account settings from "Normal Password" to "OAuth2" for verification. Problem is OAuth2 verification will not work on my Windows 7 laptop. It just runs in circles. A Google page opens, asks my Google account password, accepts it, and then shows a page asking to allow access to the account. Saying yes just closes the window, but no mail gets POPed down to Thunderbird. In my testing, OAuth2 does work on my Windows 10 laptop. If you are as stubborn as me about still using the Win7 computer, you can change your Google account to use 2-factor verification. They will call you or text you every time you log in to the Google account itself, or you can buy a USB dongle. Once you have 2FA setup, you can go to the "Security" sidebar in your Google account, and create an "app password". I said "Mail" and "Windows Computer" and it generates a 16-letter password shown as all caps, but when cut-and-pasted in my Keepass password manager is all small case. You can then go back to, or stay at "Normal Password" in your Thunderbird account settings, and when the password to your Google account fails, put in the app password and check "Remember in Password manager". Then you can POP emails from Gmail again. I don't know if Outlook has these problems. I assume IMAP on Win 7 might have these problems. I did create a new T-bird profile just to try this out. I detailed that misery quest in a previous post: "Almost can get Gmail with 2FA" https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1369836

The sad thing is my Google password is 15 characters alpha mixed with numeric, I assume case sensitive, and also special characters. So it is much more secure than the app password Google assigned me. Especially more secure now that hackers know our email password is 16 alpha non-case-sensitive. Oh well, that's Google for you. Don't blame them, blame the idiots that set their passwords to Password1.

After figuring out this with the new test Google accounts I made, I just switched one of my three "real" Gmail accounts to 2FA, and an app password for mail. If I read right, if you try to outsmart the system and drop out of Google 2FA, it also invalidates all your app passwords as well.

It would be nice if the T-bird team could see why OAuth2 verification fails in Win7. I posted results in my T-bird error console in that previous post. I hope this is a weird thing that only affects me, but just in case, I thought I would post this for other Win7 dinosaurs out there.

Asked by winopaul 15 amahora adlule

Last reply by Stans 1 ihora elidlule

Thunderbird Freezing Consistently

Hello, all. Ever since I upgraded Thunderbird to 91.9.0 (64-bit), it has been freezing consistently and repeatedly - upon startup, and every 30 minutes, it freezes for ap… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, all.

Ever since I upgraded Thunderbird to 91.9.0 (64-bit), it has been freezing consistently and repeatedly - upon startup, and every 30 minutes, it freezes for approximately 5 minutes and 40 seconds. Then it unfreezes and works fine. But then 24 minutes and 20 seconds later, it freezes once again, going "Not Responding" in Windows 10.

When it freezes, Thunderbird uses 12-16% of my CPU, and memory usage steadily climbs, going up 0.1-0.2Mb each second, and goes back down to normal on the unfreeze.

Now, what have I done? It still happens in Troubleshooting mode. It happens in Troubleshooting mode while Windows is in Safe Mode With Networking. Adding an exception in my antivirus (NOD32) did nothing, as did turning off Allow Windows Search Messages in Advanced. Turning off Check For New Messages in Account settings does nothing. Nothing consistent shows up in the Error Console either, but I'm not a coder, so don't really know what to look for.

Ideas?

Thanks.

Asked by lindgoldnz 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by lindgoldnz 1 ihora elidlule

Error Message-An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: Request failed: Mailbox unavailable-verify address.

"Error Message-An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: Request failed; Mailbox unavailable. Please verify that your email address is correct in y… (funda kabanzi)

"Error Message-An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: Request failed; Mailbox unavailable. Please verify that your email address is correct in your account settings and try again." I have two addresses(Same Domain). Address A works fine when sending a message. I get this error message when sending a message using address B. No problem receiving mail with either address. What do they mean by "Mailbox unavailable"? . I checked the outgoing server of address B, It is not added automatically so i was added manually, But still it is getting an error. Your help would be appreciated.

Asked by ramesh.chitta 3 amahora adlule

firefox slows down- randomly

I've been using Firefox for over 10 years. Slows down to a halt. It happens when opening a new tab or googling. I hit enter and it stops working. I've reinstalled FF3 tim… (funda kabanzi)

I've been using Firefox for over 10 years. Slows down to a halt. It happens when opening a new tab or googling. I hit enter and it stops working. I've reinstalled FF3 times and it keeps failing.

I have virus protection and I'm running it without firewall. I'm on windows 10.

Thanks for any help.

Marcos

Asked by Oblomurg 5 amahora adlule

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 4 amahora adlule

firefox continues to run and hold on to all memory after exiting application

Hours after exiting firefox, the application continues to run processes and hold on to the memory it was using when I exited the application. The only way to free the me… (funda kabanzi)

Hours after exiting firefox, the application continues to run processes and hold on to the memory it was using when I exited the application. The only way to free the memory is to key the processes via Task Manager

Asked by p29436 13 amahora adlule

Last reply by Terry 5 amahora adlule

Getting access denied, looks like website is perceiving me as someone suspicious.

I tried to log in to my bank and it says "access denied." I may have changed a setting or something on Firefox or my VPN. I'm confused, am not very computer savvy. I wen… (funda kabanzi)

I tried to log in to my bank and it says "access denied." I may have changed a setting or something on Firefox or my VPN. I'm confused, am not very computer savvy. I went to Apple store last weekend for phone and they said I should use Safari for info security, so I made that default on my Mac Mini (where I'm writing now) for a couple days, but then got blocked from a website where I plan to apply for a job, so I went back to Firefox, after I read articles saying that Firefox is more secure. I am using a VPN, so is that part of the problem ? (shouldn't be, because I have had that for a year or so). I don't know what to do, and it is after 12:45 am now, and I have to go to bed, have to get up for work in 6 hours. I hope someone has some help for me when I log in tomorrow. I hope that I have not been hacked. Thanks for reading!

Asked by brianarc1 5 amahora adlule

Last reply by brianarc1 5 amahora adlule

Choppy video in Firefox, unlike Chrome

Video, including TV-channels is always choppy in Firefox due to disk swapping. I have just refreshed the browser and it did not help to any extent. However, if I open the… (funda kabanzi)

Video, including TV-channels is always choppy in Firefox due to disk swapping. I have just refreshed the browser and it did not help to any extent.

However, if I open the same video in Chrome, it is smooth, always (!) And I do not close Firefox - it is still running in parallel to Google's browser, increasing swapping needs of the system (but it is not a problem for Chrome at all).

Please let me know what I can try here. The problem is probably in the method of data caching on disk in Firefox.

Thank you!

Asked by DVS75 13 amahora adlule

Last reply by Dropa 6 amahora adlule

firefox error message:: Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window. :: I have used the task manager to end it ; I have deleted it and re downloaded it; what shall I do next?

Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window. what is the fix for this ; I have closed it with task mana… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window.

what is the fix for this ; I have closed it with task manager. I have deleted it and reinstalled it. same error message. what shall I do next?

Asked by Gilead 10 amahora adlule

Last reply by FredMcD 8 amahora adlule

Firefox "hangs" (freezes)

In the past week or so, Firefox has unexpectedly "frozen" and does not respond. I have not loaded any new programs during this period. The only way I can get Firefox to… (funda kabanzi)

In the past week or so, Firefox has unexpectedly "frozen" and does not respond. I have not loaded any new programs during this period. The only way I can get Firefox to run is to end all the Firefox processes in Task Manager and restart it. I also noticed that there are usually 9 firefox processes running in Task Manager.

Asked by jathom1 9 amahora adlule

Last reply by FredMcD 8 amahora adlule

Firefox on my Windows 11 computer does not display graphic elements correctly.

Is this a Firefox problem or a computer problem? In Firefox, but not in Edge or Chrome, the shaded boxes enclosing text or delineating the page (on any web page, or in a… (funda kabanzi)

Is this a Firefox problem or a computer problem?

In Firefox, but not in Edge or Chrome, the shaded boxes enclosing text or delineating the page (on any web page, or in a PDF viewed in the browser) are missing.

In Gmail, for example, all the navigation elements above the list of emails are invisible, e.g. the little box and caption for selecting all the emails on the page, or for refreshing the page; and further, if all the emails are selected, the boxes for: Archive, Report Spam, Delete, Mark As Read, Snooze, Add To Tasks, Move to Inbox, More ... are invisible.

At WashingtonPost.com, for example, the banner ads that automatically display at the top of the home page, and at intervals throughout the page, and the shading around headlines on other pages, do not appear.

Asked by humanrightsproject 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by FredMcD 8 amahora adlule

Firefox not rendering - profile

Hello, recently i installed Kubuntu 20.04 (KDE Plasma 5.18.8). I have this problem where firefox (version 100) is not rendering the window and i think it's the profile fo… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, recently i installed Kubuntu 20.04 (KDE Plasma 5.18.8). I have this problem where firefox (version 100) is not rendering the window and i think it's the profile folder.

First i was thinking on the graphics. i have installed 'nvidia-driver-510'. I tried this Solution with no luck.

I have:

  • Intel HD Graphics 620
  • Nvidia MX130

I tried :

  • Renaming the folder '.mozilla' to '.mozilla_bak' works perfectly but i have to do this every startup, and firefox creates a new profile where i have to logon in every platform i use.
  • Downloading 'firefox-100.0.1.tar.bz2', it's the same, works fine with a new profile.

This lead me to the profile folder, running './firefox --profile ~/.mozilla/firefox/<profile_folder>' it's the same, not rendering the entire window. I dont know why my profile is causing this problem, i only use three addons: AdBlock, BetterTTV and FoxyProxy, i have the same problem even if i dont have these installed.

Asked by killuax 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by killuax 9 amahora adlule

Print <ctrl-P>... Preparing Preview hangs

I'm running v100.0.1 (64-bit) on Win10. I've seen others report this problem but haven't found a fix listed anywhere. <Ctrl-P> or Menu->Print results in the sa… (funda kabanzi)

I'm running v100.0.1 (64-bit) on Win10. I've seen others report this problem but haven't found a fix listed anywhere. <Ctrl-P> or Menu->Print results in the same problem. The print overlay starts up (say Print in top right corner), spinning wheel above Preparing Preview in the center of the overlay... Never ends. I have to Esc to get out of it. Happens on any page. Print dialogue works fine on same pages with Chrome and Edge.

Asked by Bryan 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by Dropa 10 amahora adlule

Firefox quitting when I click tab button on iOS

Whenever I tap the button to show all my tabs, so I can navigate to another one or close one, my browser quits. I have tried closing the app, restarting my phone, etc. bu… (funda kabanzi)

Whenever I tap the button to show all my tabs, so I can navigate to another one or close one, my browser quits. I have tried closing the app, restarting my phone, etc. but nothing is working. I am running iOS 15.4.1

Asked by JoleneTheSoulEatrr 11 amahora adlule

Mail in my "sent" folder is gone and I can't recover it

Hello, In January, after what I believe to be compacting issue, I lost years worth of emails in my Sent Folder. I just happened again, although I cannot seem to confirm … (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

In January, after what I believe to be compacting issue, I lost years worth of emails in my Sent Folder. I just happened again, although I cannot seem to confirm that this is due to a compacting error.

After a lot of research and trying a great many solutions, nothing has worked. I cannot recover my lost emails.

I have tried the "repair folder" method.

I have tried the "delete the index (.msf file)" method.

The "Sent" file that accompanies the "Sent.msf" file is quite small; smaller than it should be.

I am worried these emails are gone forever, but I don't know the cause.

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you!

Asked by matthewstewarttaylor 15 amahora adlule

Firefox is asking password to show HTML source and shows old cached content.

Recently I have noticed that when I want to display HTML source of the page Firefox asks me to log to the site once again. WHY? I am already logged in. The page is alrea… (funda kabanzi)

Recently I have noticed that when I want to display HTML source of the page Firefox asks me to log to the site once again. WHY? I am already logged in. The page is already loaded and displayed. So why it needs my password again?????

In some cases the page is actually loaded once again which can result in different content being displayed as "a page" and different as "a source" (if there is a dynamic insertion on the page changed on every get). But sometimes it shows old, cached source while the rendered page is already changed. I know that I can see actual content by using the Inspector but "show the source" function was more convenient. Now I can not believe that the "source" shown is a source of the actual "page" Such misfeatures make the function totally useless.

Firefox version 91.8.0esr for Debian.

Asked by jurkomp 21 amahora adlule

Last reply by cor-el 12 amahora adlule

Unable to play Twitter/Reddit/Facebook Video and GIFs on Firefox 99.0.1 (64-bit)

I have fedora 36 Linux on my laptop and I have installed Firefox from the software store. The version in Help>About>About Firefox shows 99.0.1 (64-bit). I am able t… (funda kabanzi)

I have fedora 36 Linux on my laptop and I have installed Firefox from the software store. The version in Help>About>About Firefox shows 99.0.1 (64-bit).

I am able to play videos on Youtube but no video or GIF is playing on Twitter/Reddit/Facebook.

I have installed media codecs as per this fedora help

My autoplay setting look like as per the attached image. I do not have any extensions except Bitwarden on Firefox.

I also tried playing videos on Firefox 100 by downloading it directly from firefox website but faced the same issue.

Asked by Bhanu Magotra 19 amahora adlule

Last reply by cor-el 12 amahora adlule

Only Firefox browser won't play sounds

Only Firefox Browser 100.0.1 (64-bit) and (32-bit) won't respond to HTML <audio> Tag in a webpage. I have 4 computers (tower, laptops and tablet) using Windows 7 o… (funda kabanzi)

Only Firefox Browser 100.0.1 (64-bit) and (32-bit) won't respond to HTML <audio> Tag in a webpage. I have 4 computers (tower, laptops and tablet) using Windows 7 or Windows 10 though Firefox won't play <audio> tag sounds on any of them. All computers are also running Chrome (Version 101.0.4951.67 (Official Build) (64-bit)) and Internet Explorer (Ver: 20H2 OS Build 19042.1706) and those browsers play the <audio> Tag just fine. Note: videos from YouTube play video & audio as well as .mp3 files just fine in Firefox. Volume Mixer for Firefox is set to 50%, no mute. All other applications in Volume Mixer are set the same. I also deleted browsing history, cookies, Cash, Forms, Offline website data & search history as well as Site settings. Range to clear 'Today'. And, Firefox still won't respond to the <audio> tag. Also, restarted the computer and uninstalled Firefox and re-installed it, no change. w3schools.com indicates Firefox first supported the <audio> tag in version 3.5. Coding on webpage is: (javascript) $document.onkeyup(function(i){if(i.keyCode==37){document.getElementById('audio').play();}else{if (e.keyCode == 39){document.getElementById('audio').play();}}}) HTML coding is: <audio id="audio" controls style="display:none"> <source src="https://www.b*******.mp3" type="audio/mpeg"> Your browser does not support the audio element.</audio>. I also tried including <code>audio</code> element. just before the </audio> closing tag though no change. Thoughts?

Asked by ramled.l951413 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 13 amahora adlule

fallo al iniciar firefox

al iniciar firefox enseguida se cierra solo, informa que ha ocurrido un fallo, lo reestablesco pero sigue ocurriendo, he desintalado completamente, reinstalo y sigue ocur… (funda kabanzi)

al iniciar firefox enseguida se cierra solo, informa que ha ocurrido un fallo, lo reestablesco pero sigue ocurriendo, he desintalado completamente, reinstalo y sigue ocurriendo el fallo. lo he abierto en modo seguro y ocurre el fallo

Asked by Ives Albarracin 19 amahora adlule

Last reply by Dropa 13 amahora adlule

Log into Microsoft OneDrive on the web no longer works

I have Firefox 100.0.1 on my Mac desktop, and Firefox 100.0 on my MacBook Pro laptop. I can no longer access my Microsoft OneDrive account via the web on my desktop, but … (funda kabanzi)

I have Firefox 100.0.1 on my Mac desktop, and Firefox 100.0 on my MacBook Pro laptop. I can no longer access my Microsoft OneDrive account via the web on my desktop, but I still can do so on my laptop. I have gone through your posted troubleshooting steps for Firefox on my desktop, to no avail. How do I get my desktop back to version 100.0 so it will work again? I can access my OneDrive account via the web on my desktop when I use the Safari browser, so the issue is definitely with Firefox version 100.0.1, and not with my desktop.

Asked by lalucher6 17 amahora adlule

Last reply by FredMcD 14 amahora adlule