[Bug 267147] Re: "Enter your password" repeated 100 times.

Kacper86 cpphool at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 16:01:52 UTC 2008

in my case it's Windows XP and Thunderbird version (20080708).

it's not exactly the same, because i have this problem only with my
google imap account. from time to time thunderbird asks for my password
(and it keeps asking for a while like if i was wrong with my attempt). i
assume it might be caused by some errors/inactivity from gmail imap
server, but asking for the password over and over again is a serious bug
that blocks entire application (thunderbird).

more people have this issue:

** Description changed:

  Binary package hint: thunderbird
  I have 5 email accounts.  But when I try to receive emails, it always asks for my password about a dozen times.
  I use Password Manager, but it still asks me for passwords for my various email accounts.
  I left Thunderbird open overnight.  The next day it had over 100 dialog boxes open asking me for a password.
  The title bar of one of them said "Enter your password: <104>".
  I clicked the "Cancel" button for over 80 of them.  At number <19> it
  got stuck, and would not exit from this dialog box.  Both the "Cancel"
  and "OK" buttons got no response.  And I could not exit from
  Thunderbird, which is its normal behaviour when its waiting for a
  password, but which was a problem at this time.  I had to use "KDE
  System Guard" to kill the process.
  I am using Thunderbird "" with Kubuntu "8.04.1".
+ //Similar problem with Gmail Imap account and Windows XP (details in the comments section).

** Tags added: gmail google imap mail password required server

"Enter your password" repeated 100 times.
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