[Solved] Error message from Thunderbird email client “login to server imap.gmail.com failed “
You’ve downloaded Thunderbird email client to manage all your emails into one place. After you’ve put all imap and stmp correctly into your Thunderbird setting for your gmail account.
1) SETTINGS IN YOUR THUNDERBIRD
Under Server Settings
Server Type: IMAP Mail Server
Server Name: imap.gmail.com
Connection security: SSL/TLS
Authentication Method: Normal password
Under Outgoing Server (SMTP)
Description: Google Mail
Server Name: smtp.gmail.com
User Name: firstname.lastname@example.org
Authentification method: Normal password
Connection Security: SSL/TLS
2) SETTINGS IN YOUR GMAIL.COM
And also login to your webmail gmail.com into your “Settings”
In your gmail.com configure the settings :Under “Forwarding and POP/IMAP”
Select IMAP Access: Enabled
Select Auto-Expunge on – Immediately update the server. (default)
Select Do not limit the number of messages in an IMAP folder (default)
Now that you have configure all the settings above, it pops up error message in your Thunderbird email client
It pops up an error message “login to server imap.gmail.com failed “
3) GENERATE APPLICATION SPECIFIC PASSWORD
What you need to do now is, you need to generate an application specific password for your Thunderbird when it pops up “login to server imap.gmail.com failed”.
How to generate an application-specific password
Visit your Google Account settings page.
On the left, click Security.
Under the “2-step verification” topic, click Manage your application specific passwords.
Under the Application-specific passwords section, enter a descriptive name for the application you want to authorize, such as “Thunderbird”.
Key in this into password when it pops up the error message