How do you go about setting up Mozilla Thunderbird as email client to receive send email from Gmail and Yahoo Mail?

Setting up Thunderbird to receive Gmail

While it is free to set up gmail POP client it is not free for yahoo. So to set up gmail all you have to do is sign into your gmail account and go to "Settings" in the top right hand corner of the screen. Then go to the "Forwarding and POP" tab. Then select the option "Enable POP for all mail", if you want to download all of your messages including archived messages. You can also just select "Enable POP only for mail that arrives from now on". Now just click "Save Changes" and you are done with the first part of the set up.

The next part of the set up will be to configure Thunderbird. Open Thinderbird and go to File > New > Account... Next select "Gmail", click next and enter your name and gmail address(note: you do not have to enter the "" part of the address just your username). Click next and you should come to a summary and an option that you can select if you want to download all of your gmail messages. Select the option if you wish and click "Finish" . You will then be asked to enter your password, but note that you can select an option to remember your password otherwise you will have to enter the password everytime you send and receive mail. So select that option if you wish and hit enter.

If you followed all the steps correctly you should be done. Now all you have to do is test it by sending an email to your yahoo email address.

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