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configure mozila thunderbird for gmail

7 Feb

Mozilla Thunderbird  is a free  open source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Thunderbird is a free email application that’s easy to set up and customize – and it’s loaded with great features!

configure Gmail:

  • Login to your Gmail account.Then go to mail setting option.
  • go to Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab and then IMAP Access option.
  • click on Enable IMAP button and then save setting.

configure ThunderBird:

  • Select Tools | Account Settings… from the menu in Mozilla Thunderbird.
  • Click Add Account.
  • Make sure Email account is selected.
  • Click Continue.
  • Type your name under Your Name:.
  • Enter your Gmail address under Email Address:.
  • Make sure IMAP is selected under Select the type of incoming server you are using.
  • Type “imap.gmail.com” under Incoming Server:.
  • Click Continue.
  • Leave your Gmail account name as automatically inserted by Mozilla Thunderbird in the Incoming User Name: field.
  • Click Continue.
  • Give the account a descriptive name (“Gmail” or what Mozilla Thunderbird suggests, your email address) under Account Name:.
  • Click Continue.
  • Now click Done.
  • Highlight Outgoing Server (SMTP) in the account list.
  • Click Add… on the right.
  • Type “Gmail” under Description:.
  • Type “smtp.gmail.com” under Server Name:.
  • Enter your Gmail account name under User Name:.
  • Make sure SSL is selected under Use secure connection:.
  • Verify “465” appears under Settings | Port:.
  • Click OK.

Now you have successfully configured your email client.

Enjoy it !!

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