July 13, 2010

Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1

CNET editors' review

Reviewed by: Seth Rosenblatt on December 08, 2009

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Despite perceptions to the contrary, the desktop-based e-mail client is not dead. viagra affiliate Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0 is a serious reaction to the prevalence of Web mail, so whether you're looking for a strong desktop client, an Outlook replacement, or a powerful tool for managing archives and Web mail offline, Thunderbird can scale to your needs.

Outlook users will notice the speed and responsiveness of the program, which loads quickly, even when weighed down by multiple folders and RSS feeds, and the basic feature set remains intact: good junk mail filters, HTML support, multiple identities, and robust Web mail, POP, IMAP, and Microsoft Exchange server support. Security features include S/MIME, digital signing, message encryption, and a built-in phishing detector. Add-ons, based on the same code as Firefox's add-on network, can enhance your security even further.

Joining such useful features as the back and forward e-mail browsing buttons and customizable tags in version 3.0 are a set of must-have features. The powerful search tool integrates results with desktop searches on Windows Vista and Windows 7, while tabs reinforce the connections between Web browsing and e-mail reading. In fact, the new search tool is so powerful that if you have a massive number of e-mails, you may want to set it to index them overnight lest it drain system resources from other programs. Gmail support especially has been revamped, so you now get an All Mail folder in Thunderbird, among other improvements. Mozilla's new Personas skins work in Thunderbird, while the Lightning add-on supplies the missing Microsoft Exchange-compatible calendar feature.

Flexible, powerful, and lightweight, Thunderbird 3 is an appropriate companion to Firefox in every way.

 

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April 4, 2010

Use Outlook with Yahoo! Mail

Applies to

You can use Outlook with many Yahoo! Mail e-mail accounts. However, free Web browser-based Yahoo! Mail accounts based in China, Taiwan, or the United States can only be used in Outlook if you have a paid subscription Yahoo! Mail account that includes POP3 access and forwarding.

You can receive your Yahoo! Mail e-mail messages by using Outlook from most places with an Internet connection. Yahoo! Mail provides you access to an authenticated SMTP server — legal viagra allowing you to send e-mail messages using Outlook from your Yahoo! Mail account when you use another Internet service, such as at your office or when traveling.

 Note   Yahoo also provides mail services to partner Internet service providers (ISPs) (ISP: A business that provides access to the Internet for such things as electronic mail, chat rooms, or use of the World Wide Web. Some ISPs are multinational, offering access in many locations, while others are limited to a specific region.). All of these accounts can use be used with Outlook. See the chart at the end of this article to see if your e-mail account is included.

Do one of the following:

Add your Yahoo! Mail e-mail account

  1. On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
  2. Click Add a new e-mail account, and then click Next.
  3. Click POP3, and then click Next.
  4. Under User Information, do the following:
    1. In the Your Name box, type your full name the way that you want it to appear to other people.
    2. In the E-mail Address box, type your Member ID (or username), followed by the @ symbol and domain name.
  5. Under Server Information, do the following:
    1. In the Incoming mail server (POP3) box, type the server name from the chart below that corresponds to your e-mail address.
    2. In the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) box, type the server name from the chart below that corresponds to your e-mail address.
  6. Under Logon Information, do the following:
    1. In the User Name box, type your Yahoo Member ID (or username). Do not include the @ symbol or domain name.
    2. In the Password box, type your password.
    3. Select the Remember password check box.

       Note   You have the option to have Outlook remember your password by typing it in the Password box and selecting the Remember password check box. Having Outlook remember your password means that you won't have to type your password each time you access the account; however, it also means that the account is vulnerable to anyone who has access to your computer.

      Use strong passwords that combine uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Weak passwords don't mix these elements. Strong password: Y6dh!et5. Weak password: House27. Passwords should be 8 or more characters in length. A pass phrase that uses 14 or more characters is better. For more information, see Help protect your personal information with strong passwords.

      It is critical that you remember your password. If you forget your password, Microsoft cannot retrieve it. Store the passwords that you write down in a secure place away from the information that they help protect.

  7. To verify that your account is working, click Test Account Settings. If there is missing or incorrect information, such as your password, you will be prompted to supply or correct it. Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.
  8. Click More Settings.
  9. On the General tab, under Mail Account, type Yahoo! Mail.
  10. Click the Outgoing Server tab, and then select the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication check box.
  11. Click Use same settings as my incoming mail server, and then click OK.
  12. Click Next, and then click Finish.

 Notes 

  • Do not select the Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) check box.
  • Unless specified by Yahoo! Mail, all server and address entries are typed in lowercase letters.

Remove your Yahoo! Mail e-mail account

  1. On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
  2. Click View or change existing e-mail accounts, and then click Next.
  3. Click the Yahoo! Mail e-mail account that you want to remove, and then click Remove.
  4. Click Finish.

Yahoo! Mail server information

E-mail address Incoming mail server (POP3) Outgoing mail server (SMTP)

Yahoo partner ISPs in the United States

E-mail address Incoming mail server (POP3) Outgoing mail server (SMTP)
MemberID@yahoo.com pop.mail.yahoo.com smtp.mail.yahoo.com

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Add a Gmail account in Outlook

You can send and receive e-mail messages by using your Google Gmail e-mail account and Outlook. Gmail requires a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encrypted connection when you retrieve and send e-mail. Gmail uses POP3 port number 995 and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) port number 465. These settings are not the default for a POP3 account in Outlook and require you to modify account settings in Outlook.

The outgoing e-mail server is similar to those used by many Internet service providers (ISPs). However, Gmail requires authentication on their SMTP e-mail server. This requirement means that you must provide a user name and password — the same as your Gmail screen name and password — before you send your e-mail message. You can save the user name and password in Outlook so that you enter the information just one time.

The following steps configure Outlook for all necessary settings required to send and receive e-mail by using your Gmail e-mail account and Outlook.

 Note   When you change your Gmail password, you need to update the Gmail account information in Outlook.

Do one of the following:

Add your Gmail e-mail account

To use your Gmail e-mail account in Outlook, you must first make sure POP3 support is enabled in Gmail, and then you can add it to Outlook.

  1. Log in to your Gmail account.
  2. At the top of any Gmail page, click Settings.
  3. In the Mail Settings window, click Forwarding and POP.

    I don't see Forwarding and POP

  4. In the POP Download section, select Enable POP or all mail or Enable POP only for mail that arrives from now on.
  5. Click Save Settings.
  6. In Outlook, on the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
  7. Click Add a new e-mail account, and then click Next.
  8. Click POP3, and then click Next.
  9. Under User Information, do the following:
    1. In the Your Name box, type your full name the way you want it to appear to other people.
    2. In the E-mail Address box, type your e-mail user name followed by @gmail.com.
  10. Under Server Information, do the following:
    1. In the Incoming mail server (POP3) box, type pop.gmail.com.
    2. In the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) box, type smtp.Gmail.com.
  11. Under Logon Information, do the following:
    1. In the User Name box, type your full e-mail address, including @gmail.com.
    2. In the Password box, type your password.
    3. Select the Remember password check box.

       Note   You have the option to have Outlook remember your password by typing it in the Password box and selecting the Remember password check box. Having Outlook remember your password means that you won't have to type your password each time you access the account; however, it also means that the account is vulnerable to anyone who has access to your computer.

  12. Click More Settings.
  13. On the General tab, under Mail Account, type Gmail.
  14. Click the Outgoing Server tab, and then select the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication check box.
  15. Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
  16. Click the Advanced tab, and then under Server Port Numbers for both Incoming server (POP3) and Outgoing server (SMTP), select the This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) check boxes.
  17. Change the Outgoing server (SMTP) port number to 465.

    The Incoming server (POP3) port number should change automatically to 995 when you select the This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) check box.

  18. Click OK.
  19. To verify that your account is working, click Test Account Settings. If there is missing or incorrect information, such as your password, you will be prompted to supply or correct it. Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.
  20. Click Next, and then click Finish.

  Notes  

  • Do not select the Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) check box.
  • Unless specified by Gmail, all server and address entries are typed in lowercase letters.

Remove your Gmail e-mail account

  1. On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
  2. Click View or change existing e-mail accounts, and then click Next.
  3. Click the Gmail e-mail account you want to remove, and then click Remove.
  4. Click Finish.

 Note   You can export your Outlook Contacts as a Comma Separated Values (.csv) file and import your contacts into your Gmail account. For help on exporting and importing your Outlook Contacts, see the See Also section in this article.

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Use Outlook with Comcast e-mail

Applies to
Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003
Microsoft Outlook® 2002

You can use Outlook with your Comcast e-mail account. The following steps will set up Outlook to both receive and send e-mail messages with your Comcast account.

Note  You can receive your Comcast e-mail messages by using Outlook from most places with an Internet connection. Comcast provides you access to an authenticated SMTP server — allowing you to send e-mail messages using Outlook from your Comcast account when you are using another Internet service, such as at your office or when traveling.

Do one of the following:

Add your Comcast e-mail account

  1. On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
  2. Select Add a new e-mail account, and then click Next.
  3. Select POP3, and then click Next.
  4. Under User Information, do the following:
    1. In the Your Name box, type your full name the way you want it to appear to other people.
    2. In the E-mail Address box, type your e-mail user name followed by @comcast.net.
  5. Under Server Information, do the following:
    1. In the Incoming mail server (POP3) box, type mail.comcast.net.
    2. In the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) box, type smtp.comcast.net.
  6. Under Logon Information, do the following:
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    1. In the User Name box, type your user name provided by Comcast.
    2. In the Password box, type your password.
    3. Select the Remember password check box.

      Note  You have the option to have Outlook remember your password by typing it in the Password box and selecting the Remember password check box. Having Outlook remember your password means that you won't have to type your password each time you access the account; however, it also means that the account is vulnerable to anyone who has access to your computer. Use strong passwords that combine upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Weak passwords don't mix these elements. Strong password: Y6dh!et5. Weak password: House27. Use a strong password that you can remember so that you don't have to write it down.

  7. To verify that your account is working, click Test Account Settings. If there is missing or incorrect information, such as your password, you will be prompted to supply or correct it. Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.
  8. Click More Settings.
  9. On the General tab, under Mail Account, type Comcast.

    Note  If you are attempting to send and receive Comcast e-mail messages from a location where you are not directly connected to Comcast, such as at work or when travelling, see the Notes section for additional steps.

  10. Click OK, and then click Next.
  11. Click Finish.

Notes

  • Do not select the Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) check box.
  • Unless specified by Comcast, all server and address entries are typed in lowercase letters.
  • To send and receive e-mail messages with your Comcast account when you are not directly connected to the Comcast service, such as at work or when travelling, you must use the following:
    1. After step 9 above, click the Outgoing Server tab, and then select the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication check box.
    2. Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
    3. Continue with step 10 above.

Remove your Comcast e-mail account

  1. On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
  2. Select View or change existing e-mail accounts, and then click Next.
  3. Click the Comcast e-mail account you want to remove, and then click Remove.
  4. Click Finish.

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GMAIL & OUTLOOK

To set up your Outlook 2007 client to work with Gmail:

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. For new setups, select Do not upgrade.
  3. Click Yes.
  4. Enter your display name, email address (including '@gmail.com'), and password. Google Apps users, enter your full email address, e.g. 'username@your_domain.com.'
  5. Select the 'Manually configure server settings or additional server types' checkbox.
  6. Select Internet E-mail.
  7. Settings: name, full email address (including '@gmail.com' or '@your_domain.com')
    • In the Account Type dropdown menu, select IMAP; enter the incoming is generic viagra real and outgoing server names shown below.
    • In the 'User Name' field, give your full Gmail address, including '@gmail.com' or '@your_domain.com.'
    • After creating these settings, clicking Next takes you to the end of the setup.

  8. In the Tools menu, select Options then Mail Setup. Under 'Email Accounts,' click E-mail Accounts.
  9. Select an account, and click Change above the list of accounts. Click More Settings, then the Advanced tab.
    • Incoming server must be 993, and must use SSL encryption.
    • Outgoing server can use 587, TLS encryption.
  10. Click the Outgoing Server tab. Make sure that 'My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication' is selected. The radio button 'Use same settings as my incoming mail server' should also be selected.
  11. Click OK > Next > Finish > Close > OK.
  12. Check our recommended client settings, and adjust your client's settings as needed.
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