[arch-general] Warning - Thunderbird 5 Breaks Access to pop accounts

Stewart Taylor stewarta.taylor at btopenworld.com
Wed Jun 29 12:51:25 EDT 2011

On 29/06/11 17:37, David C. Rankin wrote:
> On 06/29/2011 11:16 AM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
>> Am 29.06.2011 18:10, schrieb David C. Rankin:
>>> Guys,
>>> This may just be on my box, but after update to thunderbird 5, all
>>> access to new messages on pop accounts broke. The error message said:
>>> Please send PASS command.
>>> It looks like the mailer wasn't responding properly to the server
>>> communications. I rebooted, I tried everything. Finally I had to
>>> downgrade to thunderbird-3.1.11-1 to restore access to my pop
>>> accounts.
>>> Anyone else see this?
>> No problems here.
> Hmm...
> No matter if I manually entered my password or clicked 'retry' in
> response to tbirds "Please send PASS command" error, it would not
> connect. I shut down, restarted, restarted tbird several times, etc...
> - no joy. I have 5 pop accounts in tbird - maybe it has to do with
> multiple pop account handling.
> The downgrade was the only way to get back into my mail. I'll mess
> with it after work today, don't have time right now. Thanks for the
> reply.

I have 2 pop3 accounts and have no problems.


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