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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Automate the Setup of Gmail and Google Apps IMAP account in Thunderbird

20081102imap01 If you are using POP3 with your Gmail account then setting it up in Thunderbird is a breeze – just select the Gmail option and enter your username and password. Thunderbird will do the rest.

However if you choose the IMAP option you will have to manually set up the account with all its individual settings – an inconvenient process.

Gmail IMAP Account Setup is a Thunderbird addon that automates this process of setting up your Gmail and Google Apps IMAP account in Thunderbird. Just install the addon and the next time you create a new email account you will be shown the option to setup an IMAP account [previously not shown]. Select it and Thunderbird will take it from there and setup the account for you.

The Developer’s website

Google Apps is a service provided by Google where you can use Gmail with your own domain name (example Here though you are using a Gmail account, your email id will not show but your choice of domain name

If you want to set up Gmail with your own unique domain name, you may take a look at this post:

Creating your own, unique email id - Google Apps

If Microsoft you worship:

Creating your own, unique email id - Microsoft's Live Domain