Solved How do I use Thunderbird without my password

April 11, 2020 at 20:02:48
Specs: Windows 10
I have been working on this since last Friday.
Thunderbird does not keep these passwords.

Somebody had this issue and solved it.

How do I solve it??


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April 21, 2020 at 13:36:07
Actually I think there's a misunderstanding by the OP re' passwords in T-bird?

As I understand things...

T-bird is an email client which one uses to access email accounts - much like say Office/Outlook and so on; but is not an actual email account itself.

When an email account is established in T-bird (or similar) there is an entry for the email account password of course; and as best I know you can't successfully setup an account in any client app unless you provide the password - which is automatically saved when the account setup is complete. T-bird is using information related to that account so as to login/access it when required (which it will - providing it still has the correct password, and it hasn't been changed via another login on line directly or via another client; thus rendering the T-bird one is invalid).

After that... if prompted for the password and one has forgotten it for any given email account (accessed via T-bird in this case) then one has to contact the email provider and seek their help. Usually (at least with hotmail/outlook, yahoo, gmail and so on) there is an option to use an alternative email account via which to reset a forgotten password.

I don't think you can "recover it" from T-bird; unless one is truly into hacking - which as per Fingers, this site doesn't condone nor help.

My experience with all clients is that once you enter the incorrect password for an account (whose details are stored in that client), the client clears the recorded password; and thus you "have" to go to email provider to reset it. Like just about everyone I think, I have on occasion forgotten a password for an account which I haven't used for a while. and had to go the provider to reset it; confirmation in that vein being via another to which account I can login of course.

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#1
April 12, 2020 at 03:53:33
Which password(s) are you referring to exactly - just T-bird or others as well?

Usually one has the option to save a given login (user name/password) on the computer(s), being used, at least that’s my experience. As long as the saved password is correct then, usually, following a prompt when one starts to login to wherever, one can use the locally stored password?

When your account/login is created on wherever, that site will have a record of your login username/password. It checks against that record to ensure you’re using the correct user name/password, and if so then you’re allowed in.

If a given computer has not stored those details locally, then you have enter accordingly each time you logon from that computer.


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April 21, 2020 at 05:36:05
Thunderbird stores your password with the checkbox that is there on logon ...
Enable it once, and there you go.

The option should be there, if not: upgrade your copy


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April 21, 2020 at 07:17:24
I don’t, think I was clear.

The password for Thunderbird was never saved. Thunderbird and Mozilla do not have it.

I think I need a hacker.


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#4
April 21, 2020 at 12:54:11
This site will not help you hack.
Most email hosts offer a way to recover your lost password once you prove who you are. Google makes you enter a back up email address and a cell number so they have two ways of getting you a temporary password to access your account and create a new one. ISP's probably make you read them something significant from your bill or answer questions that you previously answered on their web site.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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April 21, 2020 at 13:19:29
thanks F...I didn't consider going to the ISP.....I'll let you know how that turns out.

(I really don't want a hacker)


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April 21, 2020 at 13:27:27
VictorMendoza wrote:

> I don’t, think I was clear.

You are right. You weren't clear, and still aren't.

> The password for Thunderbird was never saved.

What do you mean? What actually happened?

> Thunderbird and Mozilla do not have it.

Are you saying that the email program doesn't have your
password, or are you saying that the organization that
maintains the program doesn't have your password?

Describe what you are trying to do, and what happens
when you try to do it. Then people will know what you
need.

> I think I need a hacker.

For what?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis



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April 21, 2020 at 13:36:07
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Actually I think there's a misunderstanding by the OP re' passwords in T-bird?

As I understand things...

T-bird is an email client which one uses to access email accounts - much like say Office/Outlook and so on; but is not an actual email account itself.

When an email account is established in T-bird (or similar) there is an entry for the email account password of course; and as best I know you can't successfully setup an account in any client app unless you provide the password - which is automatically saved when the account setup is complete. T-bird is using information related to that account so as to login/access it when required (which it will - providing it still has the correct password, and it hasn't been changed via another login on line directly or via another client; thus rendering the T-bird one is invalid).

After that... if prompted for the password and one has forgotten it for any given email account (accessed via T-bird in this case) then one has to contact the email provider and seek their help. Usually (at least with hotmail/outlook, yahoo, gmail and so on) there is an option to use an alternative email account via which to reset a forgotten password.

I don't think you can "recover it" from T-bird; unless one is truly into hacking - which as per Fingers, this site doesn't condone nor help.

My experience with all clients is that once you enter the incorrect password for an account (whose details are stored in that client), the client clears the recorded password; and thus you "have" to go to email provider to reset it. Like just about everyone I think, I have on occasion forgotten a password for an account which I haven't used for a while. and had to go the provider to reset it; confirmation in that vein being via another to which account I can login of course.

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#8
April 21, 2020 at 15:43:15
Thank you trvlr.

You and Fingers have pointed me in the correct direction.

I'll let you know what happens.


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