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How Do I Import Old Gmail Mail To Thunderbird?


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How Do I import old Gmail-mail to Thunderbird? When I made my account I only got my new mail!
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See this page: Importing and Exporting Your Mail

GMail is on the page.

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I've downloaded and installed the "WEBMAIL" and "GMAIL" extension for thunderbird, but when i check the mail i dont get my old mail. What do I do now? Anything I'm doing wrong?
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I don't have Thunderbird, but you may have to go to your GMail account, select All, then click the Mark button and select as Unread. Then see if you can get your GMail imported with the TB tool.

Thunderbird supports using POP and IMAP mail servers for fetching/reading new messages.


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Gmail supports POP access through Thunderbird but only for new mail only. Therefore any mail you have in your Gmail account won't be picked up by Thunderbird.
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Neil: Didn't I just say that in my post? All mail in GMail has to be marked unread or go to Settings:

POP Download:
1. Status: POP is enabled for all mail that has arrived since 4:55 pm
Enable POP for all mail (even mail that's already been downloaded)
Enable POP only for mail that arrives from now on
Disable POP


Enable POP for all mail should work to download all mail to TB.

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Neil: Didn't I just say that in my post? All mail in GMail has to be marked unread or go to Settings:

POP Download:
1. Status: POP is enabled for all mail that has arrived since 4:55 pm
Enable POP for all mail (even mail that's already been downloaded)
Enable POP only for mail that arrives from now on
Disable POP


Enable POP for all mail should work to download all mail to TB.

Ron



Yezz! It worked! Thanks alot!
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You're more then welcome. Glad it worked out ok for you and thank you for using GTG.

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Neil: Didn't I just say that in my post?


Forgive me, I was ill and probably shouldn't have been on a computer. :whistling:
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Neil: Didn't I just say that in my post?


Forgive me, I was ill and probably shouldn't have been on a computer. :whistling:

I'm not ill and know I shouldn't be on a computer. :blink:

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Neil: Didn't I just say that in my post?


Forgive me, I was ill and probably shouldn't have been on a computer. :whistling:

I'm not ill and know I shouldn't be on a computer. :blink:

Ron


ditto...
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