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Thunderbird 60.8.0 does not store passwords

Post by SSpooky » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:56 am

When I manually add an account TB saves the password, no problem.
When I copy myprofile.default from Win7 to Home /.thunderbirrd in LM 19.2
And adjust the ini file (I replace the path line in Path = myprofile.default)

[General]
StartWithLastProfile = 1

[Profile0]
Name = default
IsRelative = 1
Path = myprofile.default

then I see all my accounts, mails, filters, etc. (and all works).
But every time I want to send an email (which works) TB asks for the password.
the password manager does not want/cannot remember it.
(I don't use a master password)
Since MozBackup does not work in Linux I have done it this way.

You can also import in TB, but then TB asks for an application to import data from???
In program management I have searched for something similar like MozBackup but I can't find anything.

Does anyone have any idea where it goes wrong in my first attempt or which application I can use to import?

Thanx for your intrest and quick reply
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SOLVED: Re: Thunderbird 60.8.0 does not store passwords

Post by Wurlitzer28 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:53 am

I too have a similar and very frustrating issue.

I am dropping MS Win 10 for everything possible and running Linux Mint. I moved my fully functional "Profile" to the Linux Mint laptop and everything in my folders were there and got my calendar working perfectly except for this password issue.

At every launch of Thunderbird, I get prompted to enter a password for my Roadrunner, Gmail, Yahoo accounts and every time I try to send a message I get another prompt to enter a password.

It makes no difference if I tick the "remember password" or not.

If I attempt to send an email from my gmail account I also get the Google message to permit it. Then I get another notification from Google about Thunderbird trying to use my account.

If I look into Thunderbird Preferences "Saved Passwords", NOTHING appears in that dialog box for ANY of my 3 email systems.

I verified, line by line, every setting from my functioning Thunderbird settings on my Win 10 laptop to this Linux Mint laptop and still have to enter a password at every launch and every send.

As my passwords are very long and complex only Keypass2 makes this re-verification possible. Without it I could not use Thunderbird.
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Re: Thunderbird 60.8.0 does not store passwords

Post by JerryF » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:19 am

Shot in the dark :idea:

Check the permissions of the myprofile.default folder.

See if you are the owner and have read/write permissions.
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Re: Thunderbird 60.8.0 does not store passwords

Post by Wurlitzer28 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:53 am

Good thought JerryF but read/write permissions were allowed.

Strange that this same "Profile" file has no issue in Win 10.

So far, this has been my only unresolved issue moving from Win 10 to Linux Mint.

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Re: Thunderbird 60.8.0 does not store passwords

Post by Spearmint2 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:42 am

Did you use a different version thunderbird in windows?

Find this file and rename it with a - in front of name.

signons.sqlite


thunderbird should make a new one.

If that doesn't cure it, May need to delete key.db also, and especially if there are more than one, with number up on it. Just get rid of all the key* files. Thunderbird will create a new one.
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Re: Thunderbird 60.8.0 does not store passwords

Post by Wurlitzer28 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:33 pm

You may have spotted the issue spearmint. While 3 days prior to copying my 'Profiles" to Linux Mint from my Win 10 machine there was an Thunderbird update.

I assumed that would have given me the latest and greatest. Well it did SORT OF. It is 60.9.0 {not 60.8.0} but 32 bit. So given that, and that while I am an acceptable Assembly programmer, I am a dunce in Linux and not sure how to proceed. Thanks for taking the time to reply.

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Re: Thunderbird 60.8.0 does not store passwords

Post by Wurlitzer28 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:36 pm

I did not find a signon.sqlite file. Any ideas what directory that might reside?

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Re: Thunderbird 60.8.0 does not store passwords

Post by Spearmint2 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:57 pm

Wurlitzer28 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:36 pm
I did not find a signon.sqlite file. Any ideas what directory that might reside?
Thunderbird settings are in a hidden folder. All hidden folders and files in linux start the name with a period.

.thunderbird

In the file manager, set it to expose hidden files and folders. You can then find the .thunderbird folder in your home user's area.
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Re: Thunderbird 60.8.0 does not store passwords

Post by Wurlitzer28 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:03 pm

Thanks again Spearmint. I had unhidden the files in that folder but do not see the signon.sqlite file.

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Re: Thunderbird 60.8.0 does not store passwords

Post by Spearmint2 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:12 pm

Wurlitzer28 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:03 pm
Thanks again Spearmint. I had unhidden the files in that folder but do not see the signon.sqlite file.
It will start with "sign*", but there are several they've used over years, not sure of what's on that particular version. This is similar to what I told you at their support sight.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1175527

Maybe check the "server settings" for each mail account, delete the password, then put it in again.

Also,if you changed your firewall settings, that might cause this.

Moved the profile from windows thunderbird to the linux?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1263932

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/ca ... p-password

If all else fails, upgrade your Thunderbird version. In the thunderbird support area I see a number of complaints for that version, the same complaint. You can find them, go to link, put in "server password" for search.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/thunderbird
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Re: Thunderbird 60.8.0 does not store passwords

Post by Wurlitzer28 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:52 pm

Thanks again Spearmint for taking the time to reply. You've given me a plethora of possible solutions and I'll start working through them.

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SOLVED: Re: Thunderbird 60.8.0 does not store passwords

Post by Wurlitzer28 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:44 pm

Ah, you nailed it Spearmint!
I rename pkcs11.txt to xpkcs11.txt and launch TB entered my passwords. Closed TB and relaunched and Shazzzzam it worked.

Thank you very much my friend.

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Re: Thunderbird 60.8.0 does not store passwords

Post by Spearmint2 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:47 pm

good deal. I liked that possible when I saw it, but with so many others....
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Re: SOLVED: Re: Thunderbird 60.8.0 does not store passwords

Post by JerryF » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:30 am

Wurlitzer28 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:44 pm
Ah, you nailed it Spearmint!
I rename pkcs11.txt to xpkcs11.txt and launch TB entered my passwords. Closed TB and relaunched and Shazzzzam it worked.

Thank you very much my friend.
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Re: Thunderbird 60.8.0 does not store passwords

Post by Wurlitzer28 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:11 am

Done! Thanks Jerry

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