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How to set up a Google Account in ThunderBird

Open Thunderbird, enter your account information and click Continue.

  • Full Name: [your name]
  • Email Address: your full email address [username@gmail.com, or username@your_domain.com for Google Apps users]
  • Password: your Gmail password

Thunderbird will do all of the setup for you, but confirm your settings with the information below. 

Select Manual Config if it doesn't automatically set up your email account via IMAP.

  • Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server - Requires SSL
    • imap.gmail.com
    • Port: 993
    • Requires SSL:Yes
  • Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - Requires TLS
    • smtp.gmail.com
    • Port: 465 or 587
    • Requires SSL: Yes
    • Requires authentication: Yes
    • Use same settings as incoming mail server
  • Full Name or Display Name: [your name]
  • Account Name or User Name: your full Gmail address (username@gmail.com). Google Apps users, please enter username@your_domain.com
  • Email address: your full Gmail address (username@gmail.com) Google Apps users, please enter username@your_domain.com
  • Password: your Gmail password

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