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  • Thunderbird will not get or send mail

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      • #2242190
        AskWoody Plus

        After working with ATT and Direct TV I got locked out of Thunderbird and G-mail

        I have been trying anything I can think of nothing works.

        Using Win 7 with Firefox and Chrome

        Any ideas are appreciated

        Thank You

      • #2242276
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        We need more details about your setup and what you have tried.

        Can you access mail via your browser?
        What error messages do you get in Thunderbird?

        cheers, Paul

      • #2242292

        ATT uses Yahoo servers for email.
        If you log in directly to the mail server, you use your ATT password for access.
        But if you use Thunderbird for your mail program, it is not considered a secure application.
        So you have to create a 16-charcter secure mail key to use the email application, and you use this instead of your ATT password when you set up Thunderbird.
        Here is some information on Open Authentication or OAuth and how to set it up.

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