Thunderbird 8.0; Authentication fails on server pop3.live.com (Tried all troubleshoots.)

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

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major
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
7 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: xxshinigamiremxx, Unassigned)

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x86
Windows Vista

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Description

7 years ago
Created attachment 574975 [details]
pop3settings.png

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1
Build ID: 20110928134238

Steps to reproduce:

Logging in with correct password does not succeed. A alert says "Sending of password did not succeed. Mail server pop3.live.com responded: authentication failed"
Using the same password I was able to enter the same email through my browser with success. I tried logging into Thunderbird many, many times.


Actual results:

I was unable to log in to my account even with many trouble shoots on and off the Mozilla site. I even tried to get a answer on Mozillas Get Satisfaction website, here: 

http://getsatisfaction.com/mozilla_messaging/topics/authentication_failed_with_pop3_live_com


Expected results:

Log in with complete access of my email at Naruchu@live.com

I've seen similar bugs
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Updated

7 years ago
See Also: → bug 234421

Comment 1

7 years ago
Can you try enabling POP3 logging?
Set these environment variables before starting Thunderbird:
set NSPR_LOG_MODULES=pop3:5	
set NSPR_LOG_FILE=c:/path/to/file/name (give path and name to file where you wish to write the log)

Are you able to access that mailbox using some web interface (webmail)? If it does have any.
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Comment 2

7 years ago
All sincere apologies for the late response. Ok I'll try that. And yes I can access on browser, I do all the time.
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Updated

7 years ago
Severity: normal → major
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Comment 3

7 years ago
(In reply to :aceman from comment #1)
> Can you try enabling POP3 logging?
> Set these environment variables before starting Thunderbird:
> set NSPR_LOG_MODULES=pop3:5	
> set NSPR_LOG_FILE=c:/path/to/file/name (give path and name to file where you
> wish to write the log)
> 
> Are you able to access that mailbox using some web interface (webmail)? If
> it does have any.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/environment-proxy/

Can I use the environment proxy add-on to do this?

Comment 4

7 years ago
No, that is something different.
On Windows, open the Command prompt, write those commands into it and run thunderbird from the command prompt (write something like C:\program files\thunderbird\thunderbird).
reporter, do you still see this problem when using a current version?
Component: General → Untriaged
Whiteboard: [closeme 2012-12-10]

Comment 6

6 years ago
Resolved per whiteboard
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Whiteboard: [closeme 2012-12-10]
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