I am trying to setup a gmail account in the Thunderbird and I get the following error:

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Here are the IMAP settings (I have tried it with imap.gmail.com as well and it doesn't work):

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Here are the SMTP settings (I have tried it with smtp.googlemail.com as well and it doesn't work):

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I do have IMAP enabled on my gmail. I enter full user name (username@gmail.com). Port 993/995, 465 are open, Windows Firewall is disabled, I am running Thunderbird on Windows 7.

I used the most recent Thunderbird and downgraded to previous versions in the hope that maybe that was an issue, but the same issue keeps occurring.

Please, help! Thank you!

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First your imap server info is incorrect, see attached.Also, your outgoing (smtp) should be TLS not SSL. Also Thunderbird should auto-configure all of this for you on any recent version with you just entering your email address and password.

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server - Requires SSLimap.gmail.comPort: 993Requires SSL:Yes

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - Requires TLSsmtp.gmail.comPort: 465 or 587Requires SSL: YesRequires authentication: YesUse same settings as incoming mail server

Full Name or Display Name: [your name]Account Name or User Name: your full Gmail address (username@gmail.com). Google Apps users, please enter username@your_domain.com

Email address: your full Gmail address (username@gmail.com) Google Apps users, please enter username@your_domain.com

Password: your Gmail password

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In addition it may be needed to switch on the support for lesser secure applications (be sure to read the page): google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps– markusNMay 16 '15 at 9:16
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See also discussion here: superuser.com/questions/855676/…– markusNMay 16 '15 at 9:18

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