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 de.yahoo.com) though you may have to sign up for Yahoo Delivers. If you get a free account in the USA (www.yahoo.com) 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.
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...