Gmail is a webmail which provides free email service developed by Google. Users can access Gmail account by sign in to Gmail. In Gmail, every email is safely stored on the cloud. Gmail emails can also be accessed on local computers by email clients such as Thunderbird, Outlook, Apple Mail, etc. This post demonstrates the step by step method to setup Gmail account in Thunderbird. You can configure Gmail using either IMAP or POP.
Stepsto Setup Gmail Account in Thunderbird
Step1: Enable IMAPor POPin Gmail.
Sign in to Gmail. Click on Gear icon and then select Settings. Click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab. Select Enable IMAP. If you want to add Gmail account using POP then select Enable POP. Click Save changes.
Step2: Open Thunderbird and goto Tools menu, thenclick Account Settings.
Note:If you are starting Thunderbird for the first time, move to step4.
Step 3: Click on Account Actions and select Add Mail Account.
Step 4: Type your Name, Email Address and Password.
Step5: Click on Continuebutton.
Step6: click on Manualconfig.
Step7: Choosethe incoming protocol according to you.
ForIMAP, server hostname-imap.gmail.com, port-993/143,SSL, authentication- Oauth2.
ForPOP, server hostname-pop.gmail.com, port- 995/110,SSL, authentication- Oauth2.
Step 8: Choose the outgoing protocol(common for both).
SMTP:-server hostname- smtp.gmail.com, port- 465/587/25, SSL, authentication- Oauth2.
Step9:Click on Donebutton. A verification window will open. Enter your credentials andclick on Allowbutton.
Step10:Wait for Mozilla Thunderbird to synchronize your Gmailemails.
Mozilla Thunderbird is an email client in which you can access multiple Gmail account at once. But first, you will need to configure the email accounts. In this post, we have explained how to setup Gmail account in Thunderbird using IMAP and POP.