Thunderbird Not Accepting Gmail Password

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, open-source email client with access to all IMAP and POP3 email accounts. You can manage your emails, chats and create new groups as well. Similarly, like any other email client, Thunderbird stores your email credentials, and you need not enter those details each time you log in. However, many users have faced the issue of Thunderbird not accepting their Gmail passwords. If you are one among them, don’t worry. Let us see how to fix the issue of Thunderbird not accepting Gmail passwords.

Check the Gmail server settings:

  • Step : 1 Sign in to the Gmail account from a web browser and make sure the username and password are correct.
  • Step : 2 Go to the Gmail settings page and see if the Less secure apps access is enabled. If this is not enabled, you won’t be able to log into your Gmail account from Thunderbird or any other email client.
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  • Step : 3 Now, access your Gmail account in Thunderbird and see if it accepts the password.
  • Step : 4 Make sure you provide the correct details in the required field, such as username and password.
  • Step : 5 If the error occurs, then restart the application.
  • Step : 6 Open the Thunderbird application again and click on the Help menu.
  • Step : 7 Choose the Restart option and click Continue.
  • Step : 8 If the problem arises again, then it could be a server issue.
  • Step : 9 Make sure you provide the correct details.
  • Step : 10 Now restart your PC and access your Gmail account in Thunderbird to check whether the problem has been resolved.

Still, are you stuck? Are you not able to access your Gmail account in Thunderbird? Is Thunderbird still not accepting your Gmail password? Have a word with our technician to get the issue fixed forever.

Meanwhile, in the below section, we have provided the steps to check the Gmail server settings in Thunderbird. This is because, if you had configured your Gmail account with incorrect server settings, then there are chances for Thunderbird to not accept your Gmail password.

How to change the server settings in Thunderbird?

  • Step : 1 Open Thunderbird and right-click on the account to access it.
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  • Step : 2 Select Settings from the list and choose the Server settings option.
  • Step : 3 Choose IMAP in the Incoming server field and enter the IMAP hostname for Gmail in the Server hostname field.
  • Step : 4 Type 993 in the Incoming port field and 465 in the Outgoing port field.
  • Step : 5 Provide your Gmail password and username in the required fields.
  • Step : 6 Click OK after providing the necessary details.

By making these changes to your Gmail account, you can avoid the situation where Thunderbird doesn’t accept your Gmail password.

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