Linux Mint Thunderbird GMail Two Factor Authentication Setup Guide

January 17, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Setting Up Thunderbird

  1. 1. Access Account Settings

    First, Choose View Settings for this Account
    (If you are still in the Initial Account Creation Wizard then Hit Cancel to Escape)
    Like here below:

    Mint Thunderbird GMail Two Factor Authentication Setup Guide - View Settings
  2. 2. Setting Up IMAP Auth Mode

    Then Change the IMAP Authentication Mode
    To Normal Password:

    Mint Thunderbird GMail Two Factor Authentication Setup Guide - Server Settings
    Mint Thunderbird GMail Two Factor Authentication Setup Guide - Authentication Normal Password
  3. 3. Setting Smtp Auth Mode

    Again to Setup SendMail
    Choose Outgoing Server:

    Mint Thunderbird GMail Two Factor Authentication Setup Guide - Outgoing Server

    Again Edit Settings:

    Mint Thunderbird GMail Two Factor Authentication Setup Guide - Edit Settings

    And Change the Authentication Mode
    To Normal Password:

    Mint Thunderbird GMail Two Factor Authentication Setup Guide - Authentication Normal Password

    Finally, Set the Auth Mode to ‘STARTTSSL‘.

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