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Changing an email password in Mozilla Thunderbird

 

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Question:

I changed my email password, how do I update my account settings? I am using Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.

Answer:

(This applies both to IMAP and POP3:)

For some reason, the password is not configured with the account's server settings (port, server name, user name are all in one place - password is configured elsewhere)
Thunderbird 'caches' your password. What you need to do is tell Thunderbird to 'forget' your (old) password.
  1. In the menu, select Tools | Options.
  2. Then click on Advanced
  3. Move to the Passwords section and click on 'Manage Stored Passwords'
  4. Select the site/username line where your password needs to be updated and delete it by clicking Remove.
IMPORTANT:
click Close and then restart Thunderbird.

The next time Thunderbird tries to poll email from this server, it will prompt you for the password and offer to save it.


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2006-07-17, 09:18:21
anonymous from Japan  
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thanks
2006-09-26, 09:54:08
anonymous from United Kingdom  
ive got 1.0.7. and that didnt help :o(

2006-11-10, 17:34:39
anonymous from United States  
They moved it. I'm using version 1.5.0.7, and I found the password stuff under Edit - Preferences - Privacy - Passwords - View Saved Passwords. Then I selected the 'Remove All' button, closed and restarted Firefox, and it asked for my password (as in the instructions above).
2006-11-13, 09:11:07
anonymous from Canada  
thanks for the help...
2008-05-15, 08:26:28
[hidden] from United States  
I installed Eudora and it never asked me for my password. Consequently, I can not log in or change my password. Any suggestions?
2009-04-26, 18:06:34
anonymous from Sydney, Australia  
I've tried to do the above 'steps' and when I opened Thunderbird again, it asked for my password...so far, so good. Then when I went to send a message, it asked again...and kept asking even though I had ticked the 'remember my password' box. So I still cannot send emails in thunderbird. What can I do to fix this?
2009-08-06, 07:24:50
anonymous from Germany  
@anonymous from Sydney, Australia

receiving and sending emails are two different things.
you have to authenticate yourself separately (you will see that there are two passwords stored for every account), most of the time, the password is the same.
apparentely, your settings for sending email are wrong (ssl, port etc.).
2010-02-02, 11:47:15
anonymous from United Kingdom  
I managed to reset my password for my main account, but I have 2 additional email accounts which I cannot access. It always asks for the password, but I have no clue what to put in. Any suggestions ?
2010-02-21, 19:06:55
anonymous from Singapore  
Thanks a lot :)
2010-05-06, 20:39:39
anonymous from United States  
does not work on thunderbird for mac!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2010-05-22, 23:05:00
anonymous from United States  
I need to change password.....how do I do that?
2011-10-17, 19:49:45
anonymous from United States  
Tools, Options, Security, Passwords
2011-11-01, 11:41:52
anonymous from United States  
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This is the most helpful site I've found about changing my password on Thunderbird. Thank you
2011-11-02, 10:43:06
anonymous from United States  
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Was able to change my passwords, both receiving and sending, after reading this. BUT it is under Tools, Options, Security, Passwords NOW. Thanks!
2011-11-30, 17:03:31
PhilKe3fl from United States  
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It helped but wasn't correct for Version 3.1.6, changes needed are:
1. In the menu, select Tools | Options.
2. Then click on Security
3. Move to the Passwords section and click on [Saved Passwords]
4. Select the site/username line where your password needs to be
updated and delete it by clicking Remove.
5. CLOSE Thunderbird
6. Restart Thunderbird & it will ask for your password
Enter the new password
[*] check the box asking to use password manager to save it
7. write a test email & send it, if there is another password needed
for this account it will ask for it when it tries to send the email.
Enter the new password
[*] check the box asking to use password manager to save it
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