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Thunderbird e-mail

New to Comcast, I am trying to configure Mozilla Thunderbird to use in Comcast e-mail, much as I used it in Verizon e-mail earlier.

It's not hard to follow all the directions, but when I click"re-test" near the end, the two 'Authentication' entries revert from "autodetect" to "Normal password".

Two questions arise:

1) Will the use of 'normal password' mean anything more than a requirement to login before I receive and (again) before I sed any mail? and

2) Does the automatic change of authentication entries mean something is fishy with the program?

 

Thanks for any interest or suggestions; answers would be most appreciated, and right answers may be beyond my capacity to deal.

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Re: Thunderbird e-mail


@andrewholliday wrote:

New to Comcast, I am trying to configure Mozilla Thunderbird to use in Comcast e-mail, much as I used it in Verizon e-mail earlier.

It's not hard to follow all the directions, but when I click"re-test" near the end, the two 'Authentication' entries revert from "autodetect" to "Normal password".

Two questions arise:

1) Will the use of 'normal password' mean anything more than a requirement to login before I receive and (again) before I sed any mail? and

2) Does the automatic change of authentication entries mean something is fishy with the program?

 

Thanks for any interest or suggestions; answers would be most appreciated, and right answers may be beyond my capacity to deal.


Nothing is fishy with the program.  Enter your password [Normal password] and Thunderbird will ask if you want to save it so you won't have to enter it again.

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Re: Thunderbird e-mail


@andrewholliday wrote:

New to Comcast, I am trying to configure Mozilla Thunderbird to use in Comcast e-mail, much as I used it in Verizon e-mail earlier.

It's not hard to follow all the directions, but when I click"re-test" near the end, the two 'Authentication' entries revert from "autodetect" to "Normal password".

Two questions arise:

1) Will the use of 'normal password' mean anything more than a requirement to login before I receive and (again) before I sed any mail? and

2) Does the automatic change of authentication entries mean something is fishy with the program?

 

Thanks for any interest or suggestions; answers would be most appreciated, and right answers may be beyond my capacity to deal.


Nothing is fishy with the program.  Enter your password [Normal password] and Thunderbird will ask if you want to save it so you won't have to enter it again.




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Re: Thunderbird e-mail

Thanks for the reply.  I boldly went where I had not gone before and assumed it was all OK (after checking some more sources).  Ignoring it, it seems to work just fine.  Thanks for taking the time to reply.

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