Configure Gmail® in Mozilla® Thunderbird®
Discuss on how to configure Gmail in Mozilla Thunderbird.
Gmail is the most widely used e-mail program. It can be used for all e-mailing tasks like managing, sending and receiving e-mails. You can also download attachments in your system by the use of Gmail. But, now a days, there is an increased need to use multiple e-mail accounts. There are some browsers which have been designed as e-mail clients. Thunderbird is one of those browsers from Mozilla Corporation that can be used as a browser as well as an e-mail client. It allows you to read e-mails in your Gmail account even while you are offline. To access these benefits, you need to set up Gmail in Mozilla Thunderbird.
Following are some tips to set up Gmail in Mozilla Thunderbird client:
- Set up Gmail
- Set up Mozilla Thunderbird
- Clear cache
Set up Gmail
Initial step in setting up Gmail in Mozilla Thunderbird is to set up the Gmail. You need to create a Gmail account first. This can be done by the use of Gmail website. After the account has been created, it gets launched automatically in the system. You need to then select 'Settings' option of Gmail. Now, select 'Forwarding and POP/IMAP' option. Next step is to enable the POP3 or IMAP server. Finally, select 'Save Changes' to get these settings saved.
Set up Mozilla Thunderbird
You can now start configuring Mozilla Thunderbird. To do this, you need to open Mozilla Thunderbird and select Tools menu. Click on 'Add Account' option under the 'Account Settings' tab. You can then launch the 'Account Wizard'. In Account Wizard, select the Gmail account. You need to then enter proper user name that is going to be the sender name in future. Next step is to select Gmail address in 'Email Address' field. You need to verify each information on the screen and click on 'Finish' button. Navigate to the 'Account Setting' window and select 'Server Settings'. You need to deselect 'Leave Messages on Server'. Thus, Gmail gets configured in Mozilla Thunderbird successfully.
You need to take care of some tips while configuring Gmail account in Mozilla Thunderbird. One of the most important points is to clear the cache periodically. This is needed as the cache in the browser may create slowdowns in Gmail service.
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