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Using Thunderbird with Google Apps Email ([email protected])

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Shekibobo, Aug 27, 2009.

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  1. Shekibobo

    Shekibobo Thread Starter

    Dec 23, 2008
    My school has recently switched to Google Apps for its email service, now resulting in students having an address of [email protected]. I also started working for a company that uses this email in the form of [email protected]. I would like to be able to access both of these email accounts using Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.

    I've been told that by changing the user name for these accounts to include the full email address will allow access as if the account was a regular Gmail account, but I have not been able to make this work. I continue to get an error message:

    Sending of password did not succeed.  Mail server pop.googlemail.com responded: Username and password not accepted.
    This also happens for the mail server pop.gmail.com.

    I tried using the Unlock CAPTCHA feature for both accounts. It worked for the [email protected] email address (it unlocked it, supposedly), but not for the [email protected] account. For the edu account, the unlock CAPTCHA responded saying the username and password do not match.

    I also just installed the addon Gmail IMAP Account Setup for Thunderbird, which seems to know just what to do. However, with the employee email, I get the error message, "Login to server imap.gmail.com failed." With the student email, I get the error, "Invalid credentials (Failure)" followed by the same error as the employee email.

    My I know my login information is correct. This is getting very frustrating. What do I do to fix this? What am I doing wrong?
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