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Old 06-27-2011, 12:35 PM   #1
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thunderbird doesn't recognize name/password


In getting my Fedora 15 installation up and running (which it mostly is, now, thanks to help from LQ!) I am at the point of installing thunderbird so that I can send/receive email. It seems to install fine, but when setting up the account it says that my username/password is not recognized. I know that I am typing them in right, and if I go directly to gmail with firefox rather than through thunderbird they work OK. Any thoughts? (I am also posting to the thunderbird forum at mozilla.)
 
Old 06-27-2011, 02:40 PM   #2
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If you're using the POP Mail Server, set the following (open Thunderbird, click on the Gmail heading just above the Inbox)
  • Server Settings: pop.gamail.com, port 995, your e-mail address (who@gamil.com), SSL/TLS, Normal password
  • Copies & Folders: all of them Gmail
  • Composition & Addressing: Up to you
  • Junk Settings: Up to you
  • Disk Space: Defaults
  • Return Receipts: Up to you (I do not allow them)
  • Security: Defaults
  • SMTP Settings: Google Mail, smtp.googlemail.com, port 465, username you@gmail.com, normal password, SSL/TLS
That works for me.

Hope this helps some.
 
Old 06-27-2011, 02:58 PM   #3
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Well, no, that did not help. I can set it up OK to the point where it wants my username and password for gmail, and it will not accept those. But thank you for the suggestions.
 
Old 06-27-2011, 03:01 PM   #4
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Perhaps this can help:
https://mail.google.com/support/bin/...?answer=180189

Kind regards
 
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:31 PM   #5
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Well, it may have helped. That is, the problem is not solved. But I have some things to try. Thanks.
 
Old 06-28-2011, 10:19 AM   #6
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OK, I solved the problem. IPv6 has to be disabled when using Thunderbird with Fedora 15 (it also has to be disabled when using Firefox with FC 15). I cannot claim credit -- I was told how to fix the problem with Firefox (after asking the question on LQ) and thought I would try the same thing with Thunderbird. Sure enough.
 
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Thank you for posting the solution.

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