Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Thunderbird Gmail Configuration

Configuring Thunderbird 1.5.0.8 to receive emails from my Gmail account proved to be challenging for me. I configured my account exactly as outlined by the Gmail Help Center http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=38343. It didn't work for me, however. I was continuously receiving error "Failed to connect to email server gmail.google.com". It turned out that I had configured Thunderbird to use my proxy server. In order for the configuration as outlined in Gmail Help Center, you'll need to select Direct Connection to the Internet option (Go to Tools > Options... On General tab click Connection Settings...). After you do this, you should be able to send and receive email thru your gmail account. And, yes, I am behind an ISA firewall. Cheers!

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