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Thunderbird Apps denied by Gmail

Submitted by arielheryanto on October 12, 2020 - 9:53pm

From a couple of hours ago I can no longer access my office email account (Gmail-based). Google sent me a message, saying that it had blocked my access, because Google considered Thunderbird portable apps “doesn't meet our security standards”.

Having routinely relied on Thunderbird portable apps for the past 20 years, this news shocked me. Did anyone experience the same? Does anyone have any advice on how to meet this challenge? Thanks.

Portable Thunderbird No More Portable Than Mainstream Thunderbird?

Submitted by dr.duane.thresher on October 8, 2020 - 5:27pm

Before I heard of Portable Thunderbird I tried -- successfully but not enough for me -- to do this myself using mainstream Thunderbird and just inputting the removable drive as the installation directory.

This was a Windows 10 Dell laptop that had had the previous installation of Thunderbird on its C: drive deleted, including ALL Mozilla/Thunderbird directories. The removable drive (D:) was an SDHC.

The new Thunderbird was 78.2.2 and the custom install settings were:

Install Location D:\Mozilla Thunderbird\
Install Maintenance Service

Why is ThunderbirdPortable using non-portable locations?

Submitted by renaldafeen on October 1, 2020 - 8:30pm

I have standard Thunderbird installed in the standard location on my C: drive.
I just created a fresh install of Thunderbird Portable on a thumb drive using the PortableApps app.
Before creating ANY account or profile information, I navigate to /// -> Help -> Troubleshooting Information.
I see that the Update Folder parameter is pointing to a directory in C:\ProgramData\Mozilla\updates; this is NOT portable.

Thunderbird portable doesnt show foders on WINDOWS PC after using on LINUX PC

Submitted by ik8wtd on September 25, 2020 - 12:39pm

Dear all,

please sorry this is the second time i post this help request just because the previouse one i deleted for my mistake.

I have Thunderbird portable on a USB Key and I used it on my linux computer ( thank to wine software layer ). I had no problem to check mail, to see all my folders on ther left folder pane, etc.

When I came back to use the USB Key on my Windows computer I discovered that all folders was disappeared.

ThunderbirdPortable.exe not recognized as default Email client.

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Submitted by international on September 22, 2020 - 12:18pm

Greets. As always, thanks for the awesome work you do here.

I have the Thunderbird Portable 32bit version. Ever since the most recent update of Thunderbird (78.2.2) I can no longer get Windows to see it as the default for opening mailto links. It defaults to:

\PortableApps\ThunderbirdPortable\App\Thunderbird64 and in so doing asks me to create a new account.