IMAP vs POP3 - How to Email in the 21st Century

POP is bad. IMAP is good.

Add Your OTHER email services to Thunderbird Using IMAP

For add your other Email accounts to Thunderbird is simple.

  • Open Thunderbird and type your name, Email address and password
  • Click Continue

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  • Tick the check box on IMAP(remote folders) and click on Manual config

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  • But as usual like Gmail/Yahoo and AOL for the other mail accounts it's difficult to find out your mail server

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  • Simply go to and type your email address into the Signup box on Sanebox to find out your mail server

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  • Sanebox will helps you to find out your mail server
  • Now we need to manually enter in our settings (what we get from the sanebox)

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  • If you've entered everything in correctly, task will be completed successfully and you can click on Create Account
  • Now you can check your mails from Thunderbird clicking on Read messages

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Setting up your Sent folder properly

  • Thunderbird > Tools > Account Settings > Copies & Folders: set Place a copy in to Sent Items on the mail server
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  • Restart Thunderbird.