Ways to configure Mozilla® Thunderbird IMAP settings
What is IMAP? What are the ways to configure Mozilla Thunderbird IMAP settings?
Mozilla Thunderbird is an efficient e-mail client. Views, Tags, Filters, Dast Search and Smart Folders help you to manage mail in Mozilla Thunderbird. It helps to get rid of junk mail precisely using Bayesian filtering and detects scams. Mozilla Thunderbird carries multiple POP and IMAP e-mail accounts. It finds messages fast and allows you to filter results comfortably by date, contacts and more. There are many Add-ons available for Mozilla Thunderbird. It is freely available and has multi-platform, multi-lingual and most importantly, it is highly customizable featuring lots of useful Add-ons and themes. One of the excellent new features of Mozilla Thunderbird is tabbed interface. It allows you to easily open multiple folders and e-mail.
Use of IMAP and ways to configure IMAP e-mail settings in Mozilla Thunderbird:
- About IMAP
- Configure Mozilla Thunderbird with IMAP
- Tips to configure IMAP e-mail settings in Mozilla Thunderbird
IMAP is a communication protocol used by Mozilla Thunderbird for accessing e-mail accounts. The full form of IMAP is Internet Message Access Protocol. Its main purpose is to retrieve e-mail messages. By using this protocol you can access e-mail from the local server. This is a type of client/server protocol. One of the benefits of this protocol is that it allows e-mail accesss from different computers. It is one of the standard protocols used by an e-mail client. IMAP provides a stable connection, and it also allows deleting and downloading of e-mail.
Configure Mozilla Thunderbird for IMAP
In order to configure Mozilla Thunderbird for use with IMAP, select 'Tools' and go to 'Account Settings'. Then you can select the account type as ‘Email Account', and click 'Next’ and you will get an account wizard for entering the name and e-mail address for identification purposes. Then choose IMAP as the option for mail server, and enter the incoming server and outgoing server as 'mail.rpi.edu' and enter the user name for a new account.
For accessing the properties of IMAP e-mail settings in Mozilla Thunderbird, you can open the newly created Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail account from 'Account Settings'. You can configure security by enabling the SSL or TLS on Mozilla Thunderbird. This can be obtained by selecting 'Server Settings'. There are various options available for configuring settings of IMAP e-mail settings on Mozilla Thunderbird, such as offline and disk space, composition and addressing.
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