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These instructions are for setting up an email account in Thunderbird
3.x on your Windows 7.
1. Launch Thunderbird (if you
need to download/install it, go to mozilla.org and choose Thunderbird).
You will be prompted to put in your name, email address and password,
as in the window below. (Entering the password at this point tells
Thunderbird to remember it, which is optional.) Click Continue when you
Thunderbird will now configure the IMAP and SMTP settings
automatically. When complete, you should see a similar
window to the one below.
Make sure that the following information is
- Incoming : imap.googlemail.com
IMAP 993 SSL/TLS
- Outgoing : smtp.googlemail.com SMTP 465 SSL/TLS
Then click "Create Account".4. Your account is now set. It may take several hours for Thunderbird to fetch all your mail from the server.