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I haven't used Thunderbird for a while but when I started to use it again I found out that I have to give the application the password for As far as I know, it's the same password as the email's. After I typed the password, I have an error that "login failed".

What should I do?

I'm using ubuntu for a couple of months and I don't know it very well yet!

Thanks for helping! :D

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This is in case that you are using a 2-step verification in Google Accounts. – Leo Jun 9 '13 at 20:43
It can be, then allow imap in and click save settings – C1sc0 Jun 9 '13 at 22:12

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