Frequently asked questions


How do I update to my new email password in Thunderbird for Mac?

In Thunderbird, you will usually be greeted by a message asking you to enter a new password when you open the program (or close and open it again). You can then follow the steps for Standard .

Click here or scroll down to Manual if you do not get the message as described above


  1. Click Enter new password

  2. Enter your new password and make sure that Use Password Manager to remember this password is checked

  3. Then click OK

To update to a new password for outgoing e-mail , you must try to send an e-mail (for example to yourself).
Then repeat steps 1 to 3 .

Your e-mail account is now ready for use!


If you do not receive a message to update your password, you can update it manually as follows:

  1. Open Thunderbird

  2. Click on the "hamburger" menu at the top right

  3. Click on Settings

  4. Click on Saved Passwords...

  5. Click Show password , then confirm with Yes

  6. Locate your email account in the list (both IMAP and SMTP )

  7. Double-click your old password for IMAP , enter the new password and press the Enter key

  8. Repeat for SMTP

  9. Click Close

Your e-mail account is now ready for use!

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