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Password required on sending

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Password required on sending

I have recently installed a HDD in my laptop... running windows 7 pro.. with thunderbird as email client... emails arrive ok.. but since installing this hdd, ( been in store for a few months out of laptop)... when I try to send an email, it asks me for my password every time... this did not happen with previous hdd... please advise what setting needs changing so that I can just click on "send" and it goes, without me having to input my pn password every time.

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Re: Password required on sending

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Do you not get a dialog box appearing asking you if you want to save this password once you have entered it?

 

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Re: Password required on sending

@Mook  Strangely.... I have just replied to your reply to my email... and it requested a password.. ( I think there was a box there about saving passwords, but it was , ( if I remember ) to do with using master passwords, which I don`t use...

 

 so.. after reading your post... I decided to send myself a test message, and it just sailed away, with no request !.. so  maybe its a kind of " trainging " thing, on the server... i.e. it gets used to your ip address, etc.. not being satisfied, I then sent another test to myself, using another email address, and that too, went with no request for password... so ... we shall see..  !

 

Yeah, I`ve not been away.. been skulking in the shadows... ! 

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Re: Password required on sending

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Re: Password required on sending

It's certainly not a training issue @shutter, I think you will find that the prompt will reappear either when the cached password expires or your restart your client.

You don't need to use a master password, I don't and I use TB as well, the master password is optional.

 

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Re: Password required on sending

OK   have logged out of windows 7 and been pratting about with Linux on a USB stick... like crawling through treacle trying to get FF to load up a Google search page... and then another crawl through another load of treacle to get anything downloaded.. so back on here... thought I would do another email check... and this time, it is asking for my password again.

there is a box underneath which says.... " Use password manager to remember this Password"  

                                                                     [ O K ]                                [Cancel]

 

I don`t use a password manager... so should I tick the box  ? 

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Re: Password required on sending

It's referring to Thunderbirds in-built password manager .i.e do you want thunderbird to remember the password.

So , yes, you should tick the box...

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Re: Password required on sending

Thanks @MisterW 

 

Perhaps the other tests were sent auto because I was logged in on the forum.... but the one`s that did  require a password insertion, probably because I was not logged in .