Thunderbird Isn't Prompting Me for My Password/Passphrase When It Starts

If Thunderbird is *not* prompting you for your password/passphrase when you launch the application OR you are *not* prompted for your password/passphrase when you try to send a message, one of the following two things may need to be changed. Either, the “Check for new messages at startup” isn’t checked or the security_enable_SSL2 switch needs to be turned to the value “true”.

To set the server setting to “Check for new messages at startup” do the following:

1) Tools/Account Settings/Server Settings, then check “Check for new messages at startup”

 

Server Settings

Steps to turn the security_enable_SSL2 switch to “true” are:

1) Launch Thunderbird, then Tools/Options

Inbox  Tools

2) Click “Advanced” Tab then click on “Config Editor...”

Options on Configurations

3) Enter “ssl2” in the Filter line and double click “security.enable_ssl2” to toggle the value to “true” the click on the “X”.

About Config and Entering ssl2

The problems stated above should now be fixed.

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