Mozilla Thunderbird ISP Configuration Settings: Gmail.

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http://linuxlandit.blogspot.com – Thunderbird can be configured to work seamlessly with Google's Gmail service. Messages are synchronized between your local version of Thunderbird and the web-based Gmail. Configuring your Gmail account To configure Thunderbird to work with Gmail, first enable IMAP on your Gmail account. See Gmail's instructions for help. (IMAP is enabled on new Gmail accounts by default.)  Next, select File | New | Mail Account. The Mail Account Setup dialog is displayed. After you provide your account information, Thunderbird will automatically configure your Gmail connection. See Automatic Accoun (HowTos)