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Post Posted December 3rd, 2018, 11:28 am

So , I'm , on Win 7, w/ FF 63.0.1

Looking to install Thunderbird

Would be working with Gmail.....

Would I use Pop, Imap ? would both be available ? or is there a default ? Pop3

Could someone go thru the advantages / disadvantages of each ?

Thanks
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Post Posted December 3rd, 2018, 11:51 am

Both POP and IMAP access are available from Gmail and both work fine in Thunderbird. As for advantages and disadvantages, that depends on how you access/use your email. Will you be accessing the account from multiple computers or just one? Do you have a very large amount of mail on Google right now?

With IMAP your messages are stored on the server and can be accessed from multiple computers, both sent and received messages. Gmail IMAP does have some quirks, such as putting a copy of your sent messages in your own inbox as well as the defined sent folder.

POP accounts are good if you access the mail on only one computer or one computer and a mobile device. They also allow you to easily back up all of your message data as it is stored on your local computer.

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Post Posted December 3rd, 2018, 11:59 am

Duplicate of question in viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3044196&p=14817228#p14817228

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