How to delete a bad password

October 24, 2006

So, your email password changed, but Thunderbird still has the old one saved and is pitching a fit because the password isn’t correct. You just need to change the password that is saved. Actually, technically, you’re going to delete the old password and save a new one. Here’s how:

  1. Open Thunderbird and go to
    • Mac: Thunderbird > Preferences
    • Windows: Tools > Options
  2. Click on the Privacy tab, then the Passwords sub-tab
  3. Click the button that’s labeled “View Saved Passwords”
  4. Find the account that has the bad password
  5. Click on it, then click the “Remove” button. This will delete that entry in the Password Manager
  6. Close Thunderbird and reopen it
  7. Type in the correct password and check the “Use Password Manager to remember this password.” checkbox

Remove Password