User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:47.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/47.0 Build ID: 20161031133903 Steps to reproduce: Installed Thunderbird - set up "new mail acount" - entered gmail password when prompted Actual results: password refused over and over again Expected results: Should have been able to connect to gmail as it has worked for YEARS - something you recently did means I can NO LONGER use TBird AT ALL. As usual, something totally fundamental appears nowhere in the list of "bugs" as far as I can see.
This looks like it may be a duplicate of bug 1379475. Also confirm you are using the latest version of Thunderbird https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1159011.
We had problems with Gmail which were fixed on TB 52.2.1, see release notes: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/52.2.1/releasenotes/ There are however still reports of further Gmail problems, see bug 1379475 or bug 1379592.
Bundling remaining Gmail problems to bug 1379475.
I am on release 17.0.8 Thank you for the information, but I am getting nowhere. What I do not understand is that with a completely new install it STILL does not work, even though the gmail account is found. I have never had this problem before and have been using Thunderbird for many years now. Someone somewhere forgot the old saying: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." I have to look for an alternative to Thunderbird, or use gmail direct - which is not as nice.
TB 17? Please upgrade to TB 52.2.1. Or have you already?
> I am on release 17.0.8 If Thunderbird version 17 then this may not be a duplicate of bug 1379475. Chris, did everything work for you when using version 52??