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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 send messages

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

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.

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.

Dangerous directories

Some system folders are not allowed when setting Thunderbird storage location as they cause issues.

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