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    Home Forums AskWoody support Non-Windows operating systems macOS Pop3 setup for Gmail in Thunderbird

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      • #2381030
        anonymous
        Guest

        It seems that Thunderbird wants to discourage Pop3 setups. I’m not accomplishing this manually.  Can someone provide the proper setup parameters to access Gmail on Thunderbird for POP3?

      • #2381045
        anonymous
        Guest

        It’s me again.  Just want to add that I need the set up for Mac which I think differs from Windows.

      • #2381052
        PaulK
        AskWoody Lounger

        This works on Windows, I don’t know what Server differences there would be for a Mac.
        GmailSrvr

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        • #2381055
          PaulK
          AskWoody Lounger

          Forgot to add the SMTP settings.
          SMTP-1

          (Edited – first insert inadvertently put in a Juno. Sorry.)

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      • #2381083
        anonymous
        Guest

        Thank you so much PaulK for taking the time and effort to detail your settings.  I used them and hit the same road block as before.  At first I get a confirmation that the info is correct (that Thunderbird found the account) but when I progress it doesn’t work.  I have decided to leave the account as IMAC.

        Thanks again for your response.

      • #2381134
        PaulK
        AskWoody Lounger

        Have you set Gmail to authorize POP downloads?
        Log into your Gmail account via a browser.
        Near the top right corner, click on the gear: Settings
        Quick settings > See all settings
        Forwarding and POP/IMAP
        Shown below is that ‘POP is enabled’. The default is disabled.

        Set1
        Set2

      • #2381142
        anonymous
        Guest

        Yes I set Gmail to authorize POP.  Interestingly enough even when POP is enabled in Gmail Thunderbird only works with IMAP, even though IMAP was not enabled in Gmail.  I don’t know if this is a Mac thing or Thunderbird does not like POP. 🙂

        • #2381149
          EricB
          AskWoody Plus

          I use Thunderbird on Windows with two different email providers. One is IMAP and the other is POP3. It handles mail from both without any problems.

      • #2381153
        PaulK
        AskWoody Lounger

        Create a NEW Thunderbird Profile (“Test”?) and define a new Account.
        Ensure that it is POP from the beginning.
        The existing account definition may be corrupted.

      • #2381154
        anonymous
        Guest

        I did create two different profiles — one for my husband’s gmail and one for mine.  I appreciate your help but at this point I’m completely stumped.    Actually, I do not like Thunderbird — on the Mac the font is extremely small and I do not find it as user friendly as GMail.  My reason for making Thunderbird accounts is that if my internet connection fails (which it has been doing lately when I wake the computer from sleep) I can still read the emails.  I prefer POP to IMAC because I think it is a simpler interface but since the Thunderbid account is only for emergency use I can live with it.

      • #2381689
        SallyBrown
        AskWoody Plus

        For a corrupted T Bird setup, an uninstall and reinstall is probably needed.  After uninstalling, look for remnants under your user name and anywhere else.  Like many programs it saves some info for reinstalls.  I have to do that occasionally on Windows when add ons don’t work after an update, a real pain.

        T Bird was handed off from Mozilla to an independent developer a few years ago who really messed it up.  Mozilla took it back a year or so ago and has improved it dramatically in the meantime.  Still needs work but it’s stable.

        I’m not familiar with MacOS but there has to be a setting somewhere that will scale the program differently, similar to dpi settings in windows.  For Windows, right click the T Bird executable, click properties, click compatibility, click high dpi settings.  There are also scaling settings in Settings.  Big Linux distros have these features, I’d guess MacOS too, somewhere.

        When T Bird went haywire with the other developers I spent forever looking for a decent replacement and couldn’t find one, paid or free.  Email clients aren’t as popular as they once were.

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