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#1 SpeedCrazy


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:54 AM

Hey Guys,

I'm having a rather irritating problem. I use thunderbird for accessing my email and as such have 3 accounts connected to it. Two of those accounts are gmail. This morning, thunderbird failed to login to my primary gmail acc.

So first i logged in online to make sure the password had not been changed, all good. I changed the password, updated thunderbird and still it wont log in. The other account is working fine the whole time.

I did some googling and reduced the number of cached connections, no dice.

Changed servers, tried pop and imap, neither work. But the other gmail account continues to work.

Any ideas guys, i really need to get this fixed.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:20 PM

I found something that might work. Login to your google account through a browser and go to account settings, then go to security, on the security page scroll down to the bottom of that page and you should see a header " Connected applications and sites", click on the "Manage Access" button. Scroll down to the "Application-specific passwords" section and generate a new specific password for use with thunderbird.


Hope that will be of some use, good luck.