Author Topic: Thunderbird and Gmail  (Read 1239 times)

Thunderbird and Gmail
« on: July 13, 2008, 08:55:58 pm »
Is there an option in Thunderbird to re-fetch all the emails from the Gmail web inbox and sent items?

border-rider

Re: Thunderbird and Gmail
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2008, 09:02:55 pm »
Yes.  Kind of

You have to set up T-bird to pick up G-mail - which is an option when you set up a new account.  Then in G-mail you have to enable POP3 mail (in settings) and specify that it applies to all mail - not just from now on.

Re: Thunderbird and Gmail
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2008, 09:23:11 pm »
Thanks MV.

I set it up as IMAP rather than POP and all the emails have been picked up now.

 :)

Re: Thunderbird and Gmail
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008, 11:55:10 pm »
What are the pros and cons of IMAP vs POP anyway?

Seems to work fine, if perhaps a little slower to fetch / send mail and to put a copy on Gmail itself.

border-rider

Re: Thunderbird and Gmail
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008, 10:51:36 am »
What are the pros and cons of IMAP vs POP anyway?

Seems to work fine, if perhaps a little slower to fetch / send mail and to put a copy on Gmail itself.

IMAP vs. POP3 - ClickZ

Re: Thunderbird and Gmail
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008, 11:56:27 am »
Thanks MV.