google mail and thunderbird -

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at
Fri Feb 29 23:17:31 UTC 2008

Bob Goodwin <bobgoodwin at> writes:

> My ISP,, has switched all their e-mail accounts to "gmail."
> I am accustomed to having all my mail neatly sorted into directories
> with Thunderbird mail.
> Suddenly I have almost 800 messages dumped into one list broken into
> pages of fifty lines.  I found a rudimentary filter system but it
> doesn't appear to sort my mail into directories as I am accustomed to?
> Or I may be missing something ...
> Can someone tell me how to deal with this mess?  At least point me in
> the right direction.  I am still in shock and not sure what to do
> next!
> Bob Goodwin

You can access GMail just like any other POP or IMAP e-mail server.

Start here or do a Google search for "Thunderbird Gmail":

For POP:


You can retain the filters in Thunderbird after fetching the e-mail from
Gmail or use the Gmail labels and filters to organize the e-mail into
virtual folders for using the Gmail web interface.

Take a deep breathe and do some reading...  :-)


Marc Schwartz

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