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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Using webmail with your email client - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

Using webmail with your email client

From MozillaZine Knowledge Base

This article was written for Thunderbird but also applies to Mozilla Suite / SeaMonkey (though some menu sequences may differ).

Thunderbird supports using POP and IMAP mail servers for fetching/reading new messages. It does not support webmail. If you want to use webmail (or WebDAV or HTTPMail) with Thunderbird you need to use an extension or an add-on that essentially makes it emulate a POP or IMAP account.

  • Yahoo! typically provides access to a POP server if you have a free account in a non-USA yahoo domain (for example though you may have to sign up for Yahoo Delivers. If you get a free account in the USA ( you only have support for webmail and need to add something like the YPOPs! add-on or the webmail extension.
  • Gmail provides a free POP and SMTP server with all webmail accounts.
  • MSN/Hotmail provides a free POP and SMTP server with all webmail accounts.
If you check "Tools -> Account Settings -> Server Settings -> Leave messages on server" you can access your mail both from Thunderbird and from a browser. You may want to set the number of days it keeps a copy to avoid filling up your

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This may work with Outlook too. I haven't tried it yet. I found this by just searching Google for "using thunderbird hotmail"  (aol) you could change the thunderbird to Outlook too find info on that...


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