How to Change Mozilla® Thunderbird® Password
What are the tips to keep in Mind While Changing the Password of Mozilla Thunderbird in Windows 7?
Mozilla thunderbird is a free, open source, cross platform e-mail client program.The e-mail on the web prevents the users from the offline access. The Mozilla thunderbird will help the users for the easy access to browse at leisure time. But this can cause problems like virus, losing of e-mails etc. But the Mozilla Thunderbird also provides an alternative to Outlook and Eudora which is a way to have the email without risking losing it. By using the Mozilla thunderbird we can download the emails in our account. For using the thunderbird, download the installation file first. Then open the file and follow the instructions to install the thunderbird. Then you have to give the email address and password. By giving yes to the question for whether you have to keep your email on server you can have it on your computer locally and will have a backup on the net also. Now enter into your email account and go to settings and enable popup access and imap access and start fresh with your email. Allow to export your contact list in .csv format so that you can import it into thunderbird. Now close the browser and open thunderbird it will download all your mails.
The following details discuss about the tips to change the password in Mozilla Thunderbird:
- Change password
- Change stored password
- Points to be kept in mind
Follow the below instructions to change the password in Thunderbird. You have to launch thunderbird first and select ‘options’ from ‘tools’ menu. Select privacy icon which is in the ‘options’. Now click on ‘passwords’ tab and then click on ‘view and save passwords’. ‘Password manager’ windows will appear on the screen. Now click on ‘’passwords saved’ tab and select the ‘show passwords’ option from that. Click on yes for viewing the current password. Now for disabling the current password click on ‘remove’ button and exit the ‘password manager’ by clicking on close. Now click ok to exit from the ‘options’ window and close thunderbird. Then launch thunderbird once again and on the opening the program will ask for the new password for entering and click on ok for confirming.
Change stored password
To change the stored password you may click on the ‘tools’ menu and click on ‘options’. Now click on the ‘security’ followed by on ‘passwords’ tab. Click on the ‘view saved password’ button. Now click on ‘show passwords’ button and click yes to view the password. Click on the ‘remove’ button for removing the password that is already stored in thunderbird. For closing the password manager window click on ‘close’ button. Now click on the ok button in options window. Now first close the thunderbird then reopen it. When it gets opened it will ask you for the new password. Enter the new password and click ok.
If you are changing the Mozilla thunderbird password you have to first change the password of your email account because if you want to download the email from your account you should give the same id and password of your account in the thunderbird also. Then only it can authenticate the account by going to the server. Also if your computer has multiple users then it is better to give long passwords for the email account and thunderbird so that you can avoid problems. If you gave a password wrongly and save it in your PC it will prevent you from email accessing so you should be very careful when you enter the account password in the Mozilla thunderbird.
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