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ianas
 
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Post Posted October 25th, 2020, 12:55 pm

So aol did some security changes and I can no longer access my netscape account via thunderbird, I know aol also manages yahoo mail too a recent update opened a new window which tweaked my yahoo account so tbird can access it, anybody knows what tbird did to get connected to yahoo and how to apply it to netscape (aol) too.
Or what settings need changing so tbird can reconnect to aol?

ianas
 
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Joined: April 11th, 2012, 3:14 pm

Post Posted October 25th, 2020, 1:11 pm

OK found the a fix
my aol server was set to
pop.aim.com
switching to
pop.aol.com
opened a new window in t-bird which allowed me to re-authenticate and access my netscape mail.

tanstaafl
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Post Posted October 25th, 2020, 1:14 pm

Change the authentication method from "normal password" to "OAuth2 in both the POP/IMAP account and in the SMTP server settings. Thunderbird has support for using OAuth2 in Gmail and Yahoo/AOL accounts. The latter requires version 60.0 or later.

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