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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, 15:17

Does anyone use this program.
I've used it for my email for years yet suddenly it asks for my password and says it's incorrect.
It worked perfectly yesterday but I suddenly see two emails in my sent folder dated 25th Jan with the title 'unsubscribe followed by a load of gobbeldee gook and at mailin.mcvs.net
but nothing in the body of the email. Needless to say I didn't send them.

I can access the account perfectly well via the browser or on my Samsung phone app. Both with the password Thunderbird says is wrong.
Any ideas folks.

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Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, 15:41

I've had to give up on Thunderbird after Sky/Yahoo went browser only a couple of years ago, despite all my login & POP3/STMP credentials being correct. A full day's googling led me to that information but now I've kinda got used to it. 

I can't even get my own emails via my work gmail (which I was formerly able to). They really want to be able to hold you to ransom should they ever feel the need to.

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admars (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, 15:42

I use it, and yes, that sometimes happens, i just press ok/cancel and it sorts itself out without me entering password again.

actually, what email provider is it? if it's something like yahoo, you have to authenticate again, you should have had an email from yahoo or whoever telling you that

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https://mobro.co/admars?mc=1

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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, 17:15

Yes I still use it, do you know who your email provider is?


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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, 21:30

It's a sky dot com email which is to say Yahoo.
As I said I can log on direct to Yahoo on the browser and the Yahoo app works on my phone.

I haven't had any emails from Yahoo or seen any alerts about Thunderbird not working or being altered. 

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My new Flash Fiction blog. All my own work
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Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, 21:46

Here's your answer

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1272037

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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, 22:14

Quote:
Pete-MK says...
"Here's your answer"

Maybe and maybe not.
That all dates from November 2019, if the dates are American format, and everything's been tickety boo up until today.
As it says in the comments they may not support it or offer advice but I don't think they actually block it.



Snaps



My new Flash Fiction blog. All my own work
500ish




I am not young enough to know everything.

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admars (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, 23:30

found the email i had from yahoo, i remember now, I had to remove, and add again

https://uk.help.yahoo.com/kb/new-mail-for-desktop/SLN27791.html?impressions=true#others

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/automatic-account-configuration

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/thunderbird-and-yahoo

I guess it's cos yahoo don't really want you to use a client, they want you to read the adverts there

https://admars32.wordpress.com/
https://mobro.co/admars?mc=1

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RE: Thunderbird

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 4th February 2021, 00:42

Okay tried all that and get a nice yellow band announcement.

'Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, username or password'

With the the added bonus I've now lost all my email history.
Blank, bugger all there.

Quote:
admars says...
"I guess it's cos yahoo don't really want you to use a client, they want you to read the adverts there"

Then I'd suggest they design a better interface like...
Oh I don't know...
Thunderbird.



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I am not young enough to know everything.

This item was edited on Thursday, 4th February 2021, 00:47

RE: Thunderbird

Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Thursday, 4th February 2021, 08:30

ignore, info already posted

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This item was edited on Thursday, 4th February 2021, 08:32

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