Thunderbird for Windows

Follow the instructions below to setup your Gmail account using Mozilla Thunderbird on Windows using IMAP.

  1. Select Account Settings from the Tools menu.
  2. On the Account Settings window click Account Actions.
  3. Choose Add Mail Account.
  4. Enter your name as you would like it to appear in the Your Name field. This is the name that will displayed on the emails you send from this account.
    • Enter your Gmail email address in the Email Address field.
    • Enter your Gmail email address password in the Password field.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Click Manual Config (this will appear automatically).
  7. Enter the following settings:
    • Select IMAP from the drop-down menu next to Incoming.
    • Enter imap.gmail.com in the Server Hostname field.
    • Enter 993 for the incoming Port field.
    • Select SSL/TLS from the SSL drop-down menu.
    • Select SMTP from the drop-down next to Outgoing.
    • Enter smtp.googlemail.com in the Server Hostname field.
    • Enter 465 in the Port field
    • Select SSL/TLS from the SSL drop-down menu.
  8. Once the Done button appears, click it to complete the setup.

Your Gmail email account should now be ready for use with Mozilla Thunderbird on Windows. Having your account configured using IMAP allows you to have access to all of your messages on all of your devices easily.