09-12-2017 09:35 AM - edited 09-12-2017 09:39 AM
Is possible that routing to the the GMAIL servers have network delays on Verizon that your old provider didn't have.
I have GMAIL and Thunderbird. Will give it a try to see if I have similar issues.
As a side note, when I google gmail thunderbird smtp, I do see a fair number of posts of people complaining about server timeout.
I understand that your previous setup worked fine, but it does sound as this is not a new issue to Thunderbird. Did you maybe get a recent software update? Or maybe check to see if there are more recent versions that may help alleviate the issue.
You know I did not notice it was Oregon. Wow glad you did !
Oregon?? Not Verizon territory unless you are talking Cell phone. Fios their is Frontier.
Note some areas are effected by Harvey and Irma. Definite delays here in FL.