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
  • 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.
  • Blocking a sender This article explains how to block a particular sender in Thunderbird.
  • Archived Messages This article explains how the "archive" feature of Thunderbird works.
  • 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.
  • What is the winmail.dat attachment? When sending messages from email clients that use the Microsoft Exchange server, a file attachment called winmail.dat may be added. Learn how to prevent this.
  • Switch from POP to IMAP account This article explains how to switch from a POP to an IMAP account in Thunderbird.
  • Cannot send messages If you cannot send messages, this page provides a series of steps you can use to check for common problems.
  • 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.
  • Open Search Instantly take part of a message and search for it in Bing, Yahoo, Twitter or other websites.
  • 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).
  • Cannot receive messages If you cannot receive messages, this page provides a series of steps you can use to check for common problems.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maildir in Thunderbird Optional support for Maildir allows you to store email as individual files, unlike the default single file format. Learn about Maildir in Thunderbird.
  • Unify your POP email accounts with a global inbox We'll show you how to merge inboxes from various POP accounts to make what is called a global inbox, where all of the mail can be displayed in one place.