changed gmail password now cannot connect imap with thunderbird 60.9.0

Bug #1852540 reported by Jeremy Winick on 2019-11-14
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thunderbird (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

this is a KNOWN problem as I have seen similar question on the Internet and it appears that something screwed up with Thunderbird in recent updates with their OAuth2 authentication method code. I am running Thunderbird 60.9.0 which appears to be the latest available for Ubuntu (Kubuntu) 16.04 LTS

Jeremy Winick (winickjr) wrote :

This problem is really unexpected and has caused me a lot of grief. When I got a message from a identity protection service that my gmail account MAY have been compromised, I changed my gmail password. Then as soon as I tried to get mail via thunderbird, I got imap authentication errors.

Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 1850651, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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