Ways to reset password on Mozilla® Thunderbird
What are the ways to reset a password on Mozilla Thunderbird? What are the issues you may encounter?
Mozilla Thunderbird is an e-mail application designed by Mozilla. It provides easy interfaces and simple instructions. This is user-friendly and also a firmware. Without any cost you can download this application from its proper website and the installation is also free. During installation itself, you can choose the options you need. The custom installation of Mozilla Thunderbird will help you to choose settings that you want to activate on your system. E-mail address book in Mozilla Thunderbird helps you to manage contacts successfully. Two address books come with Mozilla Thunderbird - personal address book and commonly added address books. The collected address book is the location where Mozilla Thunderbird stores contacts from e-mails. You can change the password for your user account in Mozilla Thunderbird through various methods.
The following points explain the details about password resetting in Mozilla Thunderbird:
- Need to reset password
- Ways to reset password
- Tips to resolve issues
Need to reset password
Password resetting will be necessary in various situations. The main situation in which you need to reset a password is after changing the e-mail server. In such situations you cannot enter your account with the old password. If you have accidentally change password for your account, then you need this password to be reset. If you save the password on a system which is accessible by more than one user and if there is a chance that your password can be viewed by any other user, then you need to change the password.
Ways to reset password
Different versions of Mozilla Thunderbird offer different options to reset the password. Resetting methods are same in 1.x version 2.x versions of Mozilla Thunderbird. In these two versions, you need to select 'Options' from the 'Tools' menu followed by 'Privacy'. There you can see 'Passwords' tab and you need to click 'Edit Saved Passwords' button. There you can change the existing password by providing the user name. You should be careful while selecting the e-mail account. In 3.X version, the initial steps are same and you need to select 'Saved Passwords' option instead of 'Edit Saved Passwords' option from the 'Passwords' tab. After changing the password, you need to click 'Ok'. The password will be changed after this.
If you select an incorrect user name while changing the password, the password will be changed for any other account and that will stop you from accessing mail from that account as well. So you should be careful while selecting a password. If you want to remember the password on your system, then you can select the 'Use password manager to remember the password' option in the system. This will help you to avoid resetting the password.
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