Thunderbird Gmail Authentication Method

Thunderbird Gmail Authentication Method

An App password is a 16-digit access code that gives permission to an application or device to access your Google account. If you use two-step verification and see an “incorrect password” error when you try to access your Google account, a password from the application may resolve the problem. Most of the time, you only have to enter a password for the application once per application or device, so do not worry about memorising it.

  • Visit the password page for your application. You may be asked to sign in to your Google account.
  • At the bottom, click on the Select application and choose the application you are using.Google app passwords
  • Click on Select device and choose the device you are using.
  • Choose Generate.
  • Follow the instructions to enter the application password (the 16-character code in the yellow bar) on your device.
  • Select Done.

Generated app password

Once you have finished, you will not see the application’s password code again. However, you will see a list of applications and devices for which you have created passwords for the application.

Thunderbird Gmail POP3

Thunderbird Gmail POP3 Setting

For the issue that you are facing, I’d suggest you please follow the steps below to get all the incoming emails on Thunderbird using POP3:

  • Change your Gmail settings:
  • Sign in to the Gmail account you want to import to.
  • In the top right, click Settings and again Settings.Gmail setting
  • Click the Accounts and Import or Accounts tab.
  • In the “Check mail from other accounts” section, click Add a mail account.Add a mail account Gmail b
  • Type the email address of the other account, then click Next Step.
  • Type your password.

Recommended: Check the boxes next to the options below:
“Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail”
“Label incoming messages”
Leave the other boxes unchecked.
Click Add Account.