Sunday, June 1, 2008

Gmail with Thunderbird - Just 2 minutes

This Saturday i was trying to set up an email client for my gmail account. First i laid my hands on Microsoft Outlook. It took nearly 30 mins to setup the same. Then i thought why to go for Outlook when i have open-source cross-platform way of doing it. Yes you got that right - Thunderbird.

In this tutorial i would show you how to setup ur gmail account so that its up and running in

First things first. Enable IMAP in Gmail. For this you have to follow the following steps.
Sign in to you gmail account.

Click on the settings from the top.

Click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
Select Enable IMAP radio button.
Click on save changes.
There you go, first part is done.

Now for the second part setting up the client, its too easy.
Download Thunderbird.
Run Setup.
After installation, run Thunderbird.
As it is the first time it will show you with below dialog box.

Select Gmail and proceed to next dialog box.
Enter you name and email Id.

There you are, Done!! You have configured gmail with ThunderBird Client. Just 2 minutes !!!