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01/10/2016
Original Poster
Barry Bullen

Web login required: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/78754

OK, I access all my mail accounts via Thunderbird.  Six of them are Gmail accounts.  All of them are OK except this one, which has just started returning the above message.  I have logged in via the web client several times (I am logged in to send this message).  I have changed the password several times.  I have waited overnight several times unless there's some primitive update process.  I have been through this process several times on this and other accounts (because Gmail doesn't seem to have heard of airplanes and understand that people do log in from different locations so flags the tedious "somebody has your password' every time).  I have turned off (the pretty well hidden) security which locks the accounts and requires a password change every time this happens.

But this time nothing I do will reopen this account for access via my own client no matter how often I access via the web or change the PW.


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Cloudsmith.
01/10/2016
Cloudsmith.
Can you try to remove the account and add it back to the email client?

01/10/2016
Original Poster
Barry Bullen
Should have mentioned - Have done that a couple of times, just to be sure there's no corruption.  And have done it again now.  No change.  Pretty sure the problem isn't in my client.
bkennelly
01/10/2016
bkennelly
In the Account Settings in Thunderbird, switch both IMAP and SMTP to use OAuth2 for authentication.  That should fix the problem and avoid running into it in the future.   (You will also not need "less secure apps" access for Thunderbird.)
02/10/2016
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Barry Bullen
Tks.  That may or may not work, but it won't help me.  Should also have mentioned that I need to use POP3 which is what all my other gmail accounts are set to and as this account has been working quite happily for several years.
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