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Solved: Thunderbird and gmail

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by raquibird, Jan 11, 2010.

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  1. raquibird

    raquibird Thread Starter

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    Hi - First, I would like to send you a tiny donation - tiny only because of bank account - tiny is OK?

    Husband's computer: a new one is about to be unpacked. Right now: I gave him gmail, and he is getting messages there, and can send from there. He also is getting messages in thunderbird, but not the same ones that are coming to gmail. And he cannot send from Thunderbird. He seems to get 3 or 4 messages in Thunderbird, and then the bulk of his email in gmail. What I want: for him to get all his messages in gmail, and for him to temporarily be able to send from Thunderbird. As soon as the new computer goes on line (little pun there) Thunderbird will be a thing of the past. But right now, can you help?

    Thanks so much.

    Manuela
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Is this "gmail" a special email utility? It sounds like both it and Thunderbird are using POP mail and deleting the message from the server when it is downloaded--hence the first one to see a new message is also the only one to see it. If this is the case, either change the settings to delete from server only when deleted from the email client, or else use IMAP if possible.

    If cannot send from Thunderbird probably you do not have a valid SMTP (outgoing) server defined. Or don't have one of the settings correct. Double check them.
     
  3. etaf

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    Gmail works fine with my thunderbird
    Check the setting in the gmail account - make sure you have set to keep on those settings - a great backup facility .... if you delete on thunderbird - still will be in gmail - saved a few of my family and friends

    as terry says - you also have to setup the default SMTP

    I use POP on 2 gmail accounts all fine
     
  4. raquibird

    raquibird Thread Starter

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    Hi - Thanks for your help. His new computer is up and running and I fixed it all and have all his stuff coming into gmail and Thunderbird has flown away.

    Manuela
     
  5. etaf

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    if its all fixed would you mark as solved
    Button at the top of your first post

    (y)
     
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