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Resolved Error accessing hotmail.com accounts in Thunderbird

Discussion in 'Firefox, Thunderbird & SeaMonkey' started by rsinfo, 2016/11/20.

  1. 2016/11/20
    rsinfo

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    I have 3 accounts on hotmail.com & 2 accounts on outlook.com. Had been downloading emails from all of them through POP in Thunderbird for ages. No problem at all.

    For last 4 days I am getting the following error on accessing mails from one of my accounts in Thunderbird

    Sending of password for user sxxxxxxxxxv@hotmail.com did not succeed. Mail server pop-mail.outlook.com responded: Authentication failure: unknown user name or bad password. [Error= "AuthFailed:LogonDenied-FederatedStsUnreachable-<X-forwarded-for:103.211.52.146><ADFS-Business-604ms>failed logon error - STSFailure - '<S:Fault xmlns:S='http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap-enve...:Value></S:Subcode></S:Code><S:Reason><S:Text xml:lang='en-US'>Invalid Request</S:Text></S:Reason><S:Detail><psf:error xmlns:psf='http://schemas.microsoft.com/Passport/]


    Now the same error occurred in my other hotmail.com account today.

    I have double checked the email id, the password, the POP settings. Everything is as per book. I can access the mails through the browser & on my Android phone. Any ideas ?
     
  2. 2016/11/21
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    Yep. Seems like that. Nothing to be done I guess.
     
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    Status update. Both the accounts start working this morning. Means that the glitch at the server end has been resolved for the time being.

    But one on my Yahoo email a/c started misbehaving. Sigh.
     
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