I really hate Google right now, but that’s beside the point. I have been using Thunderbird for years. And it’s my understanding that Google has changed their security protocols so that you can’t use a 3rd party email client unless you check some setting to allow “less secure” apps. I did that. I actually managed to set up my email accounts, after multiple attempts and much frustration, on Evolution. I prefer to use Thunderbird, however, and I can’t get my emails set up on it. Correction, I initially was able to get my emails set up. I recently had to do a reinstall of the OS. When I first set up my email, everything seemed to be working fine, and it was working without my needing to check the less secure apps box. I’m not sure what happened but all of a sudden everything just stopped logging in. I tried turning off the firewall. I tried deleting the accounts. I then tried deleting and reinstalling Thunderbird. Nothing seems to work. Now I’m concerned that in uninstalling it I may be missing something to help it to work, even though it wasn’t working at the time that I uninstalled it. At the moment, this issue seems to be specific to Thunderbird. Is there any way to fix this?
Also since I’m here, if anyone has any recommendations for free or paid email services that work well with Thunderbird, I more than welcome the recommendations. Google is making it way too difficult to just access my email someplace other than a browser or their Android app. It may be time to start migrating my email. TIA.