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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.

Thunderbird 78 FAQ

This document answers questions for new users of Thunderbird 78, in particular users who have upgraded from a previous version.

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.

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.

Add Search Engine to Open Search

Open Search enables Thunderbird users to search various websites from within Thunderbird. This article describes how to add additional websites to the Open Search interface.

Cannot send messages

If you cannot send messages with Thunderbird, this page provides a series of steps you can use to check for common problems.

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