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google is trying to make me sign in through their gmail account.

How can I stop Google constantly interfering with my usage of other programs. It wants me to sign -in with my gmail a/c. Not interested. Only just happened. Have been us… (read more)

How can I stop Google constantly interfering with my usage of other programs. It wants me to sign -in with my gmail a/c. Not interested. Only just happened. Have been using Thunderbird (and Firefox) without any problems for many years. I feel Google is trying stand-over tactics.

Peter Olsen peteranneke@bigpond.com

Asked by peteranneke 1 week ago

Last reply by christ1 6 days ago

I can't set up Thunderbird to cope with 'modern authentication' on my Hotmail account, using a local Windows account on Windows 10

I use Thunderbird 115.12.2 (64-bit) with Hotmail, using a local account on Windows 10. Microsoft is introducing 'modern authentication' on Hotmail, and I want to be read… (read more)

I use Thunderbird 115.12.2 (64-bit) with Hotmail, using a local account on Windows 10. Microsoft is introducing 'modern authentication' on Hotmail, and I want to be ready for this, but I cannot follow the guidance at https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/office/modern-authentication-methods-now-needed-to-continue-syncing-outlook-email-in-non-microsoft-email-apps-c5d65390-9676-4763-b41f-d7986499a90d

If I try to alter my existing Thunderbird Account Settings for my Hotmail account, the authentication method for Outgoing Server (SMTP) is shown as Normal Password but there is no option to change it to OAuth2. If I delete and recreate my Hotmail account in Thunderbird, I get an error message from Microsoft saying that I cannot log in because my browser is not set to allow cookies -- even though I believe I have set both Thunderbird and Firefox (my default browser) to allow cookies.

Asked by d_drysdale 1 week ago

Last reply by Matt 6 days ago

Security issue with email through The Messsaging Company

Dear Sir or Madam, I have just migrated Thunderbird to my new CUBI desktop running Windows 11. I get security errors when I launch Thunderbird. My email provider The Mes… (read more)

Dear Sir or Madam,

I have just migrated Thunderbird to my new CUBI desktop running Windows 11. I get security errors when I launch Thunderbird. My email provider The Messaging Company advised me to change server settings, which are now shown in the Troubleshooting Information page as account1 (pop3) pop.themessagingco.com.au:995 SSL/TLS Normal password smtp.themessagingco.com.au:587 STARTTLS Normal password true.

On launching Thunderbird I get the message Secure connection failed live.mozillamessaging.com uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate has expired. Error code: <a id="errorCode" title="SEC_ERROR_EXPIRED_ISSUER_CERTIFICATE">SEC_ERROR_EXPIRED_ISSUER_CERTIFICATE</a>

   This could be a problem with the server's configuration, or it could be someone trying to impersonate the server.
   If you have connected to this server successfully in the past, the error may be temporary, and you can try again later.

Or you can add an exception…

AND when I attempt to send an email I get warning that the SMTP server does not have a valid certificate. If I ask, in either case, to "Get Certificate" the response is that the site attempts to identify itself with invalid information.

I have "tried again later" over two weeks, and nothing has changed.

The Messaging Company is a fairly large email provider: it seems strange that its security is incomplete. However, I am not happy to just set an exception and over-ride these errors without doing all I can to check that there is not something screwy going on. I really value using Thunderbird, and The Messaging Company's advice that I should just use webmail is not at all satisfactory: I keep everything on my computer or backed up to a portable drive here.

Please: is there anything I can do or should know to fix this problem?

Best Regards, Margaret Mackisack

Asked by m.mackisack 1 week ago

Last reply by Matt 6 days ago

thunderbirds does not recognise my new virgin media password, I have tried creating a new profile.

When I first installed thunderbird a couple of months ago I set it up for my vigin media and my google email addresses and it all worked fine. Then about a month ago it … (read more)

When I first installed thunderbird a couple of months ago I set it up for my vigin media and my google email addresses and it all worked fine. Then about a month ago it refused to send e-mails from my virgin media email address ( I can receive but not send). Virgin media said it was a password issue I had to use a third party e-mail address to log into my account and change the password. It has taken VM 3-4 weeks to create the new password for me.

However Thuderbirds does to recognies the new password. I removed the VM email address for Thunderbird and tried to reinstall it but I can't as it says the pass word is wrong. The new password works in outlook and in the google e-mail browser on my phone and tablet but not in thunderbird, so nothing wrong with the password.

I have read a blog from someone with a similar issue (except he could not receive emails from his VM address). He was recommended to create a new profile. I have done that and it still does not work.

 Any ideas anyone?

Asked by Innes Griggs 6 days ago

Last reply by david 6 days ago

"Saved Passwords" - Thunderbird

Issue began Monday 7/1 where Thunderbird would not receive new email from AOL. At times it would tell me to enter the password. But the p/w I entered was not correct so t… (read more)

Issue began Monday 7/1 where Thunderbird would not receive new email from AOL. At times it would tell me to enter the password. But the p/w I entered was not correct so that made situation worse. Found "Saved Passwords" in Help->Settings where I was able to retrieve the -correct- p/w for one of the email addresses being actively used in Thunderbird and problem solved. When I went to find the correct p/w for the other email address, the account in "Saved Logins" was not there?? Was odd that the list did display email accounts I haven't used in years, but not the 2nd one that I use daily! I tried changing the p/w at AOL Mail, but that didn't work for either of my two accounts. Bottom line, why isn't lf82me@verizon.net showing up in the "Saved Passwords" in Settings?

Asked by lf82me 1 week ago

Last reply by Matt 6 days ago

Update your sign-in technology before September 16th, 2024 to maintain email access. You will no longer be able to access your Outlook.com, Hotmail or Live.com email address on September 16th.

Tell me how I can continue to use thunderbird with the above account and also Denis.Clarke.hotmail.com after September 18. I have 4 individual historic E mail accounts an… (read more)

Tell me how I can continue to use thunderbird with the above account and also Denis.Clarke.hotmail.com after September 18. I have 4 individual historic E mail accounts and thunderbird joins them together. What do you need to do? To deal with threat below.


If you are receiving this email, you are currently using an email or calendar app that uses a less secure authentication method to connect to your Outlook.com email account. You will need to upgrade your third-party mail and calendar app to a version which supports modern authentication methods.

Asked by Denis.Clarke 1 week ago

Last reply by david 1 week ago

Sending emails

Hi Cannot send emails via Thunderbird. Sending an email via grahamg.d@ntlworld.com failed (as do my others addresses - not tested this time) with message "Mail server res… (read more)

Hi Cannot send emails via Thunderbird. Sending an email via grahamg.d@ntlworld.com failed (as do my others addresses - not tested this time) with message "Mail server responded - Authentication Code Require (VM401). can you help please? Have been having email problems with Virgin Media for some time now and it has got worse I can receive emails

Asked by grahamg.d 1 week ago

Last reply by david 1 week ago

Microsoft Changes to Secutity

Hi, I've just had an email from Microsoft saying :- Update your sign-in technology before September 16th, 2024 to maintain email access. Is there a step by step tu… (read more)

Hi, I've just had an email from Microsoft saying :-

Update your sign-in technology before September 16th, 2024 to maintain email access.

Is there a step by step tutorial on how to do this?

Regards,

Paul

Asked by pebbleridge13 1 week ago

Last reply by david 1 week ago

Passwort

Hallo, durch eine Unachtsamkeit habe ich das Hauptpasswort (Primäres Passwort.) von Thunderbird gelöscht. Ich finde auf den Hilfeseiten keinen Hinweis wie man da Passwo… (read more)

Hallo, durch eine Unachtsamkeit habe ich das Hauptpasswort (Primäres Passwort.) von Thunderbird gelöscht. Ich finde auf den Hilfeseiten keinen Hinweis wie man da Passwort zurücksetzten kann. Dadurch komme ich nicht mehr an meine Mails. Freundliche Grüße

Asked by Frank Heinig 1 month ago

Last reply by david 1 week ago

Password use and storage

WHY is it that I can get into my email account through Thunderbird and download mail, but when I try to go into the account manually I can't? I go into the settings copy … (read more)

WHY is it that I can get into my email account through Thunderbird and download mail, but when I try to go into the account manually I can't? I go into the settings copy the password, then manually input it into gmail, but it says it's the wrong password? I am using MacOS 10.14.6, and Thunderbird 115.12.2 (64-bit)

Thanks.

Asked by mastump317 1 week ago

Last reply by david 1 week ago

Microsoft Modern Authentication

I have TB ver 115.12.2 64 bit. It reports as being up to date. During attempting to make the changes necessary to accommodate Microsoft's Modern Authentication I reach a … (read more)

I have TB ver 115.12.2 64 bit. It reports as being up to date. During attempting to make the changes necessary to accommodate Microsoft's Modern Authentication I reach a point where the option to select OAuth2 does not appear in the Outgoing Server SMPT settings drop down menu, see the image. How do I deal with this? Thanks for your help.

Asked by roballan 1 week ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 week ago

SMTP suddenly stopped working

Hello, So - SMTP suddenly stopped working in our whole company. We are using Gmail accounts configured with Thunderbird for a few years already. It's all been working un… (read more)

Hello,

So - SMTP suddenly stopped working in our whole company. We are using Gmail accounts configured with Thunderbird for a few years already. It's all been working until an hour ago.

Tried deleting and adding accounts, changing authentification to google app passwords etc.\

SMTP servers do have different descriptions.

Just configured an account in outlook and it works out of the box, so I'm guessing it's got something to do with Thunderbird settings, but we didn't change anything, and especially that we have 8 PCs and it stopped working on every one of it.

The error I get when trying to send a message is:

"Sending message failed. The message failed to send because it failed to connect to the outgoing mail (SMTP) server "smtp.gmail.com". The server may be unreachable or not accepting SMTP connections. Please verify that your outgoing mail server settings are correct and then try again or contact your server administrator."

(translated from polish).

Best regards.

Asked by Mateusz Makar 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Googlethunderbird 2 weeks ago

Thunderbird request to take over my Google account

Without notice, Thunderbird today required me to sign-in to my Google account and then produced a window in which it said it wanted to access to my mail, contacts and cal… (read more)

Without notice, Thunderbird today required me to sign-in to my Google account and then produced a window in which it said it wanted to access to my mail, contacts and calendar; in order to compose, send, share, delete permanently, among actions on my personal content. I tried to "Deny" (see below) but the window just returned and returned and could not be deleted. (see "Uploaded images", below for the content of this window).

Is this a scam? Or the result of a hacker?

Asked by RJK 2 months ago

Last reply by david 2 weeks ago

where are the junk filters stored when I identify a message as junk

Lately I have been getting a lot of spam and have identified all coming into my inbox as spam. Now many are automatically moved to junk mail box and that is a good thing… (read more)

Lately I have been getting a lot of spam and have identified all coming into my inbox as spam. Now many are automatically moved to junk mail box and that is a good thing. Unfortunately it also seems to be slowing Thunderbird down. I am afraid that many of the "Filters" generated may be duplicated. Is it possible to see them and maybe edit them to reduce the impact on my system?

Asked by KuchleiT 4 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 2 weeks ago

My provider Network Solutions is updating their security. They would prefer that clients use IMAP rather than POP. Thunderbird software won't let me change this; why? If I have to delete my account and create a new one, wha?

I've used Thunderbird for years using a POP setting; Network Solutions would prefer that I use IMAP. I don't know the difference, but they must and prefer that it be IMA… (read more)

I've used Thunderbird for years using a POP setting; Network Solutions would prefer that I use IMAP. I don't know the difference, but they must and prefer that it be IMAP (netsol-imap-oxcs.hostingplatform.com) (PORT: 993. When bringing up the settings in my mail account, it doesn't allow anyone to change that field. What can I do? I want to use Thunderbird; because of this particular setting I haven't been able to, and must instead log on to Network Solutions and go through their email interface. Thank you.

Asked by diane2 5 months ago

Last reply by david 2 weeks ago

Google Account security/sign in changes September 2024

Dear Sir/Madam, I use the Thunderbird email client on my Microsoft Windows 10 desktop tower PC in order to access my Gmail account using POP3, using "only" my email addr… (read more)

Dear Sir/Madam,

I use the Thunderbird email client on my Microsoft Windows 10 desktop tower PC in order to access my Gmail account using POP3, using "only" my email address and password.

However, I note that Google plan to introduce more stringent and tighter sign in/authentication methods from September 2024 as follows:

https://support.google.com/a/answer/6260879?hl=en

https://support.google.com/a/answer/6260879?hl=en

Does Thunderbird have a workaround for Google's plans please?

Thanking you.

Asked by PAUL F 2 weeks ago

Last reply by christ1 2 weeks ago

Add-On in 2024? How can I block the very annoying Ads in newsletters? These newsletters from mainstream newspapers are a real imposition

Hi I cant find an Add-On for blocking ads in newsletters. How can I block the very annoying Ads in newsletters? These newsletters from mainstream newspapers are a real … (read more)

Hi

I cant find an Add-On for blocking ads in newsletters.

How can I block the very annoying Ads in newsletters? These newsletters from mainstream newspapers are a real imposition.

How-To block ads in mails with Thunderbird?

Asked by Linnéa 3 weeks ago

Last reply by christ1 2 weeks ago

Can't receive from a specific emal addr

Hello: I can't seem to receive emails from a specific address from a professional office (with their own URL), which I have never (not knowingly) ever classified as JUNK,… (read more)

Hello: I can't seem to receive emails from a specific address from a professional office (with their own URL), which I have never (not knowingly) ever classified as JUNK, ... I have checked my Junk box, Deleted Box, and my filters from __@Bell.net, from which I download to T-Bird. That email addr or URL is NOT blocked, and I have put that addr on my "SafeSenders" List.

I don't see that email anywhere else in T-Bird Folders,, and the sender had to call me, and resend from a diff address, their own Gmail acct.!

And I can send to them, to few ppl in that office,... And I don't get any emails from anyone @the URL, meaning no other staff from that URL can send anything to me!

Did I accidentally classify it as JUNK, but I never received anything from the beginning,.. So I do NOT believe I would have set it as Junk...

I have checked ALL settings in T-Bird and at __Bell.Net in my settings, but to no avail.

Pls help, Much appreciated, Az

Asked by AzeemH 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Matt 3 weeks ago

email account missing in saved passwords

I went to passwords to change my password and one of the email ids - bobmater@comcast.net - is missing. There’s no account listed to change the password. All my other ema… (read more)

I went to passwords to change my password and one of the email ids - bobmater@comcast.net - is missing. There’s no account listed to change the password. All my other emails addresses are there. I think when you changed over, you deleted my account somehow.

Asked by 8m8v5kvhh9 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Matt 3 weeks ago