Configuration Options for Downloading Messages

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This page describes Thunderbird's configuration options as they relate to downloading messages.


Specify the secure connection type and authentication method for a mail server

Menu location: ToolsEdit > Account Settings > account name > Server Settings

Specify whether Thunderbird should check for new messages at startup

Menu location: ToolsEdit > Account Settings > account name > Server Settings

Configure the name of a mail server

Menu location: ToolsEdit > Account Settings > account name > Server Settings

Specify the port that Thunderbird should use to communicate with a mail server

Menu location: ToolsEdit > Account Settings > account name > Server Settings

Specify how often Thunderbird should automatically check for new messages

Menu location: ToolsEdit > Account Settings > account name > Server Settings

Configure whether Thunderbird should automatically download new messages (POP servers)

Menu location: ToolsEdit > Account Settings > account name > Server Settings

Configure whether Thunderbird should only download message headers (POP servers)

Menu location: ToolsEdit > Account Settings > account name > Server Settings

Specify whether messages over a certain size should not be downloaded (POP)

Menu location: ToolsEdit > Account Settings > account name > Disk Space

Limit the number of messages my newsgroup account downloads

Menu location: ToolsEdit > Account Settings > newsgroup account name > Server Settings

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