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Windows 7: For Any Thunderbird eMail Users (from Sr. Citizen)

12 Apr 2015   #1
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
For Any Thunderbird eMail Users (from Sr. Citizen)

Hello,
Great Forum.
Thanks for all previous help.

Hate to appear dumber than i am now, so will just blame it on my age.

Using Thunderbird 31.6.0 for eMails.
Comcast had me change my Password, and this new one works fine.
But-

Thunderbird now asks me, every time, to give my Password.
Once entered, all is fine
Driving me crazy.

Looked in every menu and tab in Thunderbird I can find, but see no place for entering a Password.
Where is it, exactly, please ?

Thanks,
Bob


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12 Apr 2015   #2
Not Myself

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

This belongs in the Browser and Mail forum on this site.

Passwords are found in Tools/Security/Passwords, but that is not what you need: When you are asked to enter a password, click on the entry about keeping the password.
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12 Apr 2015   #3
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP:

Hello,

Thanks for help; nice of you.
Sorry about posting in the wrong Forum, but probably best to just continue the thread here.
Will know better next time.

I tried your suggestion, but it doesn't seem to "remember it"

Question 1: Rather than going thru the setting up a new account routine, is there any way to just
find/get-at the original Password for the existing account, and then (just) simply change it ?

2. Can the "Account Name" be anything ? I see that what I set up many years ago for this account
has my eMail address (for some reason) for the Account Name.

Thanks again,
Bob
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12 Apr 2015   #4
Not Myself

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
Hello,

Thanks for help; nice of you.
Sorry about posting in the wrong Forum, but probably best to just continue the thread here.
Will know better next time.

I tried your suggestion, but it doesn't seem to "remember it"

Question 1: Rather than going thru the setting up a new account routine, is there any way to just
find/get-at the original Password for the existing account, and then (just) simply change it ?

2. Can the "Account Name" be anything ? I see that what I set up many years ago for this account
has my eMail address (for some reason) for the Account Name.

Thanks again,
Bob
1. Your passwords are, as previously stated, in Tools/Options/Security. You can delete them there, but not modify them. As to why you are telling Tb to save passwords, which are not then saved, I've no idea. When you say that you enter a password, but it is not saved, do you mean that after you enter it and are done, you close Tb, and when you restart the program, the password is not there?

If that is so, first step would be to ascertain that the password you entered is in the password list, then recheck after restarting. If it was there, but is not still there later, try starting Tb in Safe Mode and rerunning the check. Safe Mode is found in Help, "Restart with add-ons disabled."

2. Accounts can certainly be named with email addresses
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12 Apr 2015   #5
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

There's a guide here:

How to Change an Email Account's Password in Mozilla Thunderbird - About Email

As Not Myself states - remove any existing passwords via Tools > Options > Security > Passwords > Save Passwords

Then exit Thunderbird and re-launch it. Then use the information in the above link to re-enter your password and save it.
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20 Apr 2015   #6
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
For Any Thunderbird Users, Please. Gandi.net ?

Hello,

Trying to get going again with Thunderbird for my eMails, like I had before,
after getting wiped out by that CTB Locker virus.

Thought I had the right Password marked down in my records.
But it won't accept it.

So, I tried to establish a new Account.

It keeps suggesting, or sending me to, this Gandi.net.
Huh ?

Safe ?
Should i proceed ? Anyway to "just" use Thunderbird, as before ?
Who are they ?

Thanks,
Bob
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20 Apr 2015   #7
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
For Any Thunderbird Users: Help Please From Sr. Citizen

Hello,

Have been spending hours on this, and would be most appreciative if anyone can
offer any wisdom on my problem.

I guess I have to admit that at my age now, this "stuff" doesn't seem to get any easier.

Had problems with a virus, which I now think has been eliminated, but Thunderbird
no longer functions.

So, I download a new, clean, installation for it.

Using Thunderbird with Comcast.

Going around the circle with all the settings.

The XFinity page of Comcast shows the majority of the required settings, but not all.

A real big problem is that when I speak with one of their Cust. Rep's, who actually sounded knowledgeable, what they give as settings is not what is on the Comcast page !

Doing a Google Search hasn't helped, as most of the settings that folks were good enough to Post, are several years old.

So, Can anyone please give me the Incoming and Outgoing Server Settings, and Ports that actually work ?
Please make it a full list of all of them.
And, perhaps, a step by step procedure for doing all of this.

Would be most appreciative.

Just want to add three other things that might be useful:

-It looks like I can receive eMails sent by others, but not if I try to send myself a test message.

- A small icon that looks like a lock comes up next to what I think is the Account name.
What is this, please ? Seems like a good thing to eliminate, probably; how ?

- This is interesting. The Cust Rep says I should use my Comcast Password. But for the "old" account
that was recently wiped out, and worked, I am fairly certain that it used a Thunderbird given
Password.
Do I use my Comcast Password ?

Thank you very much. Really appreciate your help,
Bob
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20 Apr 2015   #8
Not Myself

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

A quick` Googleation' fournd that Gandi.net is a domain name registrar.

That aside, you have failed to give even a scintilla of information that might assist others in solving the problem. Please, give us a step-by-step description of precisely what you do that takes you to the step of your being sent to Gandi.net
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20 Apr 2015   #9
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP

Hello,

Thanks for help.

If I try to set up a brand new mail account in Thunderbird, it seems to generate a new
screen directing me to this gandi.net

Have no idea why, or what any relationship is between the Mozzila folks and
this gamdi outfit ?

Best regards,
Bob
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21 Apr 2015   #10
Not Myself

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
Hello,

Thanks for help.

If I try to set up a brand new mail account in Thunderbird, it seems to generate a new
screen directing me to this gandi.net

Have no idea why, or what any relationship is between the Mozzila folks and
this gamdi outfit ?

Best regards,
Bob
What is it that you don't understand in "Please, give us a step-by-step description of precisely what you do that takes you to the step of your being sent to Gandi.net"? Your complete failure to follow instructions leaves me having to guess at what you are doing, so this may not be even close to relevant. From the mozillaZine Knowledge Base:

"The new account wizard is an attempt to make it easier to add an account for most users. However, if your email provider is not listed in the Mozilla ISP database Thunderbird makes very poor guesses for security or authentication settings. If you have problems adding an account press the Advanced Configuration button on the second pane to see and edit the settings it uses. Typically you want to replace auto-detect with "SSL/TLS" under Security and "normal password" under Authentication. If that doesn't help either press the Manual Configuration button or install and use the Add Mail Account Manually add-on."

I don't know if Gandi.net is currently in the database used by the ISP database, is just a poor guess, or other reason. The only listing I found of ISPs is now four years out-of-date.
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