Combine all your emails, Gmails, Ymails, Hotmail’s and more into one program, Mozilla Thunderbird. Organize your email life and be more efficient! Not only that, but you can sync your tasks, calenders, RSS feeds and more! Download Mozilla Thunderbird here.
Overview To Combine All Your E-mail’s
We as busy people end up with many emails. Then we have to go to different places on the web to check them all. There are programs out there that will put all your emails into one place. A while ago I made a tutorial on the evolution email application. I want to show you another application that I am currently using for my multiple emails.
Why You Want To Use IMAP instead of POP3
It is better to use IMAP instead of POP3 because IMAP will keep a copy of your emails on your server until you delete it. Think of this: you need to check emails on your phone but then you still want the same emails available when you get to your computer, right? Therefore, you want to use IMAP instead of POP3. If you only check emails on one device like your computer, then choose POP3. If you need to check your emails from several devices, then you want to choose IMAP instead of POP3. This is the best setting in Mozilla Thunderbird.
Deleting Emails In IMAP
So you may wonder how does email deletion work with IMAP. Well, if you choose to delete an email from any device, computer, phone or tablet, then that email will delete for all of them. When you respond, archive, move, or filter emails, it will synchronize on every device as well with IMAP.
IMAP and POP3 Acronyms
IMAP is an acronym for “Internet Messaging Access Protocol”. POP3 is an acronym for “Post Office Protocol Version 3”.
Gmail, Ymail, Hotmail offer IMAP
Gmail, Ymail and Hotmail all offer the IMAP service. More than likely, so does your domain server if you use custom domain emails. Do not think that you have to check your Gmail with only gmail.com, you can check it with several clients like Mozilla Thunderbird which I am going to show you in this tutorial.
Operating Systems That Can Use Mozilla Thunderbird
All operating systems can use Mozilla Thunderbird. Windows, Mac and Linux. However, Mozilla Thunderbird has not released an application for smart phone or tablet use. This does not matter though, because we use IMAP in this tutorial to sync our email accounts.
Now lets go over the steps to add an email to Mozilla Thunderbird.