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Windows 7: Gmail Account

29 Sep 2016   #1

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
Gmail Account

Hi Folks,
I get this when trying to send an email using my Gmail account in Thunderbird portable (I use POP3).
Firefox Forums are unable to explain it.

Gmail Account-gmail.png

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29 Sep 2016   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Did you check your settings? Are you sure that you have the correct name and password on Thunderbird?
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29 Sep 2016   #3

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

Hi richc46,
I have been using TB for a while, this is its latest problem just started today.
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29 Sep 2016   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

I use GMail, too, but not Thunderbird. What I would do, if I had the problem.
Boot the computer, you would be surprised how many problems that can solve.
If that does not work, remove the GMail account from Thunderbird, boot and then supply the necessary information for GMail. Keep us posted.
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29 Sep 2016   #5

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1


Hmm, that's odd.

I'm on my Win10 box at the moment, but I cannot reproduce your issue with Gmail in Thunderbird 45.3.0 (full, installed version, not portable), POP3.

Outgoing messages working fine.

FWIW, there is no official Thunderbird "portable".
I assume you are using this?

Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition | - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives

Having said that, what happens when you try it from Mozilla Safe Mode (not the same thing as Windows Safe Mode)?
Safe Mode - MozillaZine Knowledge Base


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29 Sep 2016   #6

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

I'm using Thunderbird portable from PortableApps and don't have this issue with Gmail.
I use IMAP, not POP3.
I use the same TBird portable program and setup from Win 7, 8.1, and 10.
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30 Sep 2016   #7

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

Thank you all, I am now using TB portable with IMAP & it works.
I though at first I had done something to my laptop but it did the same on my desktop pc.
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