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Google's application specific password and Thunderbird

As you might know already Google introduced 2-step verification and application specific passwords. This is definitely some great news but those who use Mozilla Thunderbird might get a surprise when they enable new security features. The trick is that once you have created a special password for Thunderbird it will be the one you should use when in Thunderbird. If you still see this password in your Google account in a browser don't be in a hurry and make sure you try to send a dummy mail from Thunderbird. It should ask for a password for smtp. Tell Thunderbird to remember it. If you don't do this and you log out from your Google account the application specific password will be gone and there will be no way to see it later. As a result, no sending mail from Thunderbird. The only solution that I see right now is revoke this password and generate a new one.

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