Google@UH Gmail Thunderbird(PC) setup

Configuring Thunderbird 10 with IMAP connection for Google@UH Gmail

Note: These instructions were written for Thunderbird 10.  If you have another version, the below steps might differ slightly.
Note: Make sure you have enabled IMAP in Google@UH Gmail before you continue, instructions can be found here.

  1. Select Tools > Account Settings, then look for the Account Actions (lower left corner) and select Add Mail Account...
  2. In the Name box, type your name as you would like it to appear on email you send.  In Email Address box, type your full email address (  Leave the Password box blank, and click Continue
  3. Immediately click on Manual config

  4. The next screen allows you to type in connection information for the Google@UH mail servers.

    Incoming should be set to IMAP.
    Sever hostname should be set to
    Set SSL to SSL/TLS.
    Set Authentication to Normal password.
    Change the Incoming server (IMAP) port to 993

    Outgoing should be set to SMTP.
    Sever hostname should be set to
    Set Authentication to Normal password.
    Change the Outgoing server (SMTP) port number to 465 if using SSL(Note: SMTP port 587 should also work with TLS/STARTTLS).
    Username should be your full email address (

  5. Click on Create Account.
  6. Click on OK.


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Article ID: 1350
Created: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 11:21am
Modified: Thu, 03 May 2012 12:26pm