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Mozilla Thunderbird is a free E-mail application. It is available for download for both Windows and Linux systems. You can download it here:

Download Mozilla Thunderbird

Today, we’ll help you configure Thunderbird for Gmail.

Configuring Thunderbird :

For this example we will be using a Demo Account

username : [email protected]

Step 1 : Log in to your gmail account.

Step 2 : Click on the Gear shaped icon

Step 3 : Click on settings

Step 4 : While on the settings page click on “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab

Step 5 : Click on Enable IMAP radio button

Step 6 : Save your changes

Step 7 : Open Thunderbird and go to Tools

Step 8 : Select Account Settings and Account Actions tab.

Step 9 : Click on Add Mail Account

Step 10 : Enter your details in the next screen that appears

Step 11 : Click on Continue

Step 12 : Select IMAP radio button and Click on create account

Step 13 : Click on OK

Select your mail account from the right column panel and click on get mail. Thunderbird will Check all your mail from your gmail account.

To Send a mail click on write and everything is same as in Gmail.

Happy Mailing 🙂


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