Install, Migrate and Update

How to install and keep Thunderbird up to date

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 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.

Switching to Thunderbird

This article explains how you can switch to Thunderbird from your current mail application, such as Windows Mail, Outlook or also Mail on Mac OS and Evolution on Linux.

New in Thunderbird 60

This article describes the major changes in Thunderbird version 60.0 released in August 2018.

Thunderbird Beta

Test about-to-be-released features and fixes in the most stable pre-release build.

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