Learn to set up accounts, read, send and manage emails

  • Set up email Add and configure your email accounts on Thunderbird
  • Read, send and organize emails Learn how to manage your email messages
  • Blocking a sender This article explains how to block a particular sender in Thunderbird.
  • Filelink for Large Attachments Messages with large attachments are often rejected by mail servers. Thunderbird can use web-based storage services to send large file attachments.
  • Archived Messages This article explains how the "archive" feature of Thunderbird works.
  • How to create and use mailing lists on Thunderbird A mailing list is used to send one email to a group of contacts. This article explains how to create and use mailing lists in Thunderbird.
  • Ignoring threads The Ignore Thread (or Subthread) feature is very useful for mailing lists. It lets you skip reading the rest of a conversation you're not really interested in.
  • Make Thunderbird the Default Mail Client If Thunderbird is specified as your system's default email application, it will integrate with other applications (such as word processors and web browsers).
  • IMAP Synchronization IMAP stands for the Internet Message Access Protocol. It enables a mail client (such as Thunderbird) to access messages stored on a mail server. It is more modern and fully featured than POP (Post Office Protocol), which is the other major protocol for accessing mail messages. Most email providers now support IMAP. To see whether your account uses IMAP or POP, check the Server Settings page in the Account Settings.
  • Switch from POP to IMAP account This article explains how to switch from a POP to an IMAP account in Thunderbird.
  • Thunderbird and Gmail Thunderbird can be set up to work seamlessly with Google's Gmail. Messages will be synchronized between your local version of Thunderbird and web-based Gmail.
  • Cannot receive messages Troubleshooting information for if you are having problems receiving messages.
  • Cannot send messages If you cannot send messages, this page provides a series of steps you can use to check for common problems.
  • Recalling an Email Email has no option to recall messages once they are sent. Thunderbird provides the ability to delay sending a message, and to cancel it before it is sent.
  • Why does Thunderbird warn me that my server doesn't use encryption? This article explains why Thunderbird displays a warning if you set up an account which doesn't use encryption in order to protect your connection.
  • Open Search Instantly take part of a message and search for it in Bing, Yahoo, Twitter or other websites.
  • Maildir in Thunderbird Discussion of the Maildir interface introduced in version 38.
  • Hyperlinks in Messages Not Working When clicking hyperlinks in email, your default web browser should open and display their content. Learn why that may fail and why links may not be clickable.