I’m not sure how to solve your problem. I can tell you
how to avoid unnecessary problems of this sort in the first
Don’t make trouble and inconvenience for yourself for no
reason. there may be sites where changing a password over
time may be advisable but I don’t know that. If your
password is adequate, that is strong as that is defined, and
nothing has happened on a site, I don’t see why it should be
changed. As far as I know, Just having a password for a
period of time doesn’t make it more dangerous. Others may
wish to comment.
In the case of GMail, you don’t need to worry unless
your password isn’t strong. I doubt Google would have let
you use one that isn’t strong. I believe I was asked to
change a very old password by Google years ago because it
wasn’t strong. I had set up my GMail account perhaps in the
early 2000’s. I would think Google wouldn’t have let you
use a password that isn’t strong eight years ago.
Google informs you if someone has signed into your
account using an unknown device and you can tell Google if
it is you. this notice is routinely sent out whenever this
happens. Google also sends out a notice even if someone
tries to log into your account with an unknown device and
fails. There is no reason to change the password just
because time passes and if someone unsuccessfully tries to
log in and fails, though your password is likely not known,
you may wish to change it to be safer.
Even when I sign into Gmail from an unknown location or
using a device I haven’t signed in with before, Google
notifies me and asks if it is me.
I hope you solve your problems soon.
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 4:32 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Thunderbird Issue
I thought I would post this here to see if different
opinions come in.
On Wednesday, I changed my gmail password because it hasn't
been done in
8 years and thought it was time. After I changed it, I was
receive mail but then I couldn't send it. I put in the
password but it
kept rejecting it so I went in to account settings and
screwed up when I did that because now I can send mail but I
receive it. I can get it on my phone and go to the website
but it's not
downloading into my inbox in Thunderbird. What happens when
Thunderbird, it does nothing and then a few minutes later,
it says the
pop3 server has timed out. I'm in the view window where I
could go to
the different boxes. Jaws doesn't speak while I'm in
so I don't know if I hit something accidentally or not. If
offer any assistance on how to get my mail coming back into
I would greatly appreciate it. Simple instructions please!