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Hello,

A General question for Thunderbird and passwords.I am not an expert in security, encryption or programming.

I was trying to access my gmail from chrome. I made 2-3 attempts, but my attempts were unsuccessful.
I went to Thunderbird to check my password in the case where i was incorrect.

I opened the "Saved Logins", I hit "Hide passwords" and I found that my password has been changed...
The password that i found was a long random word with mixed characters/numbers and symbols.

The password that i found in Thunderbird is the following:
1//03IW_23h1DVktCgYIARAAGAMSNwF-L9IrPg8AORg_OAAbYoh3CnJIFqYEZeBge4mLBfOyURWEeZf5dtdXXnZgdWjFtZfN2ck-jnl

The Thunderbird was capable of receiving emails. After the recovery of my gmail account, I found that Gmail did not record any change in my password and i did not receive any message for this change (the random word).

Could you please someone explain to me what was happened?

Thanks

What I have tried:

The Thunderbird was capable of receiving emails. After the recovery of my gmail account, I found that Gmail did not record any change in my password and i did not receive any message for this change (the random word).
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Updated 14-Apr-20 7:38am
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Richard MacCutchan 11-Apr-20 3:39am
   
This is not anything to do with programming. You need to logon to your gmail account via a browser and try to change it there.

Most likely the password that you found was the encrypted version of your password.
   
That looks like it's an "app password", which allows an application to authenticate without using two step verification.

Sign in using App Passwords - Google Account Help[^]
   

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