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beenz

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#273389 19-Aug-2020 21:42
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Hi

 

I have been using thunderbird on my laptop for a while now for my Gmail account.

 

The last few days it has stopped working.

 

I deleted the account and thought I would load it on again but it comes up with message of wrong configuration, most probaly user name and password which I know is correct.

 

 

 

Using Win 10 and Thunderbird 78.1.1 (32-bit) which updated in the last few days !


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Oblivian
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  #2544766 19-Aug-2020 21:48
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Do you have 2 factor authentication enabled? If so Gmail is secure on the likes of apps. But uses unsecure mode for smtp/imap.

 

You can't use your 'normal' password. It needs to be an app specific that would have been generated

 

https://support.google.com/mail/answer/185833?hl=en


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  #2544768 19-Aug-2020 21:56
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Title of thread could be better like ' Gmail stopped working in Thunderbird since update ' and also posted in off-topic again

 

Maybe a admin could move this thread to https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=50 or https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=37

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2544770 19-Aug-2020 21:58
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I did a bit of Google search and found this and could be related

 

Enabling less secure apps to access Gmail

 

     

  1. Open your Google Admin console (admin.google.com).
  2. Click Security > Basic settings .
  3. Under Less secure apps, select Go to settings for less secure apps .
  4. In the subwindow, select the Enforce access to less secure apps for all users radio button. ...
  5. Click the Save button.

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  #2544774 19-Aug-2020 22:13
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Linux:

Title of thread could be better like ' Gmail stopped working in Thunderbird since update ' and also posted in off-topic again


Maybe a admin could move this thread to https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=50 or https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=37


 




Yes post could have been better and I appreciate your comments but would prefer that it is left as is in this forum please as I think I can resolve it now.
Cheers

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  #2544775 19-Aug-2020 22:16
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..Twice..

 

 

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=273388

 

But no, it has it's place. It is something that needed help. And related to a working system. It's not off-topic. It's topical.


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  #2544859 20-Aug-2020 05:33
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Oblivian:

..Twice..


 


https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=273388


But no, it has it's place. It is something that needed help. And related to a working system. It's not off-topic. It's topical.




I believe I posted that and had no response hence I posted it again in another forum.

It's been removed anyway.
Looks like this is the right forum.
Back on topic I will attempt to sort Thunderbird out later today.
It has been working but suddenly stopped which is weird!!

Thanks all for the help

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  #2544861 20-Aug-2020 06:03
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Try creating a Google app password.

 

I've been having odd problems with Google Mail for a few days, but the web interface rather than Thunderbird / IMAP. IMAP has been stable.


 
 
 
 


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  #2544896 20-Aug-2020 08:25
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Are you sure it is not a regular automated check and enable of your previous issue where it had updated and blocked insecure connection methods

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=129&topicid=262192&page_no=1#2389134 

 

App passwords stop this.


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  #2544899 20-Aug-2020 08:33
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I've setup 68.10 several times the last few days with Gmail accounts and OAuth has worked fine. Maybe reinstall a slightly older version and re-try?

 

If OAuth won't work, as mentioned above you either need to go for an app specific password, or enable access for less secure apps. 


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  #2545036 20-Aug-2020 10:42
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     >I did a bit of Google search and found this and could be related  Enabling less secure apps to access Gmail<

 

Exactly, happens every 4 or 5 months when Google re-set the Secure Apps feature.  Microsoft Outlook too is not considered a 'secure app' by them 😉

 

 


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  #2545486 20-Aug-2020 17:40
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just noticed something else......when i try to send an email with an attachment from my Gmail account from Chrome it does not send.

 

Thde attachment was only a small one ?


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  #2545496 20-Aug-2020 17:58
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I'm still having odd problems with Gmail website.


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  #2546574 20-Aug-2020 20:42
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There's an acknowledged problem with Gmail, particularly around sending emails.


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  #2546600 20-Aug-2020 20:46
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I have just checked and I am using TB 68.11.0 (32bit) on Win 10 pro.

 

When I check for updates I get a report that I am up-to-date.

 

Also GMail works well on the TB version I am using.

 

I have checked online and TB 78.1.1 (32bit) is available for download.

 

 





Gordy

 

My first ever network connection was a 1MHz AM crystal(OA91) radio receiver.


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  #2546615 20-Aug-2020 21:18
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And just like that everything is working again :)


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