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SMTP password requirement

I am testing on my own home computer. The email setup I have used is exactly the same as my normal email client but...Tbird asks me for an SMTP password with an offer to save same. However, it just keeps on asking over and over again. Can anybody tell me why? The password provided is correct and correctly entered. I use Incredimail on one PC and Outlook Express on another and have previously used T/bird full version without difficulty.
Also, when I first started the app it went to the internet and offered to download a later version. Am I correct in assuming that that would be the full rather than the Portable version ?
Any assistance appreciated .

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Password / Upgrades are Fine

It will ask if the username supplied is incorrect. Sometimes you need to enter your email address as email#example.com instead of @. You'll need to check with your provider on that one. Try deleting it from your saved passwords if it is already saved. Ensure you're using a supported security method (SSL or TLS, etc). The copy of Thunderbird in Thunderbird Portable is unaltered and exactly the same as a local version... so if it works in the local one, it works in TBP... if it doesn't in TBP, then however you have it set up wouldn't work in regular TB either.

Also, letting it upgrade is fine. It's designed to auto-update.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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smtp password

Thanks for your quick response John, my tardiness is caused by the irksome process of having to earn a living !..
I appear to have more issues than I thought.
When I went looking for saved passwords, I opened a folder called Mail (I think) and
there was 59 folders within all called 00000000.000 all empty. I can not delete them.
The only thing I can think of doing is formatting the pen drive and starting again - unless you have another workaround for this (assuming that you have ever heard of it)
Rgds Linz

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smtp password

OK I have started again from scratch. All issues resolved and TBP is working as it should..I'm very happy with the result and the Portable Apps system.. Thanks

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Uh oh...

That sounds like a fake drive. See here. A qoute from the 'How to tell if your USB drive is counterfeit and has fake oversize capacity?' section -- 'Many have reported that many strange files/folders eg. 00000.000 will appear and you cannot delete them.'

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Master Password

As a newbie I found that even though I had entered passwords for all my email accounts, whenever I launched Thunderbird and it went off to read mail it asked for the password for each account.

In the Options section I found that I could set a Master Password (NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN, he shouted). Once set this is requested on launching Thunderbird and then appears to enable Thunderbird to access the passwords which it appears already to have stored for each account. It's a little odd because if it has them stored why does it need to ask for them if no Master Password is set?

BTW I'm using version 2.0.0.9 (20071031)

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