[HOWTO] Access /e/-mailserver with Thunderbird

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#1

In order to access the mailserver of /e/ with Mozilla Thunderbird, you should use the following settings:


#2

Just out of curiosity, why “Normal password” as opposed to “Encrypted password”?? I see that SSL/TLS and STARTTLS is being used, so why is the Authentication not “Encrypted password”??

Again, just curious :innocent:


#3

Additionally, should I be using an App password (Security --> Devices & sessions --> Create new app password) instead of my actual account password?? If so, how do I go about setting that up??

Right now I’m getting an error unless I use my actual account password:

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Just asking because I thought the “App password” option was the safer route to go when using external tools like Thunderbird.


#4

The intention oft encryption is, that besides the intended target, no other Person can identify or guess the content of the message.

SSL/TLS already provides this encryption. Sending an encrypted password within a SSL/TLS communication would be redundant.

On my Nougat phone I was unable to find this app-password setting, so I can not tell you what this setting does.
But the password for the mail server can only be changed on the mail server itself.