View Full Version : How do I configure ThunderBird to get all my GMail email and not just new messages?
25th April 2009, 11:12 PM
How do I configure ThunderBird to get all my GMail emsil and not just the new messages on the server?
Yes, I have asked the mozilla forum this question too. But I wonder if some people here are savy about this as well?
26th April 2009, 02:27 PM
I don't use Thunderbird, but I had an idea for a workaround. If you mark all your gmail emails as unread and download all "new" mails with Thunderbird, will that take care of your problem? You're just trying to get a complete backlog of emails downloaded to your local machine, right?
Edit: nvm that, this is how to do it.
Sign in to Gmail.
Click Settings at the top of any Gmail page, and open the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
Select Enable POP for all mail (even mail that's already been downloaded).
Click Save Changes.
Open the mail client you've configured for Gmail, and check for new messages.
27th April 2009, 09:31 AM
GMail supports IMAP access now; that's a better alternative than POP. In IMAP, the mail client - such as Thunderbird - is directly accessing the mails stored on the server; in POP the mails are downloaded. In addition, GMail shows your tags as folders when accessed this way.
Learn more (http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&ctx=mail&answer=75725) on GMail IMAP
Configuration instructions (http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&ctx=mail&answer=75726) for IMAP
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