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Table of Contents
1 Introduction................................................................................................................................... 9
1.1 Who can use these guides?............................................................................................... 9 1.2 How to use this document............................................................................................... 10

2 Getting Started.......................................................................................................................... 13
2.1 Try before you decide...................................................................................................... 13 2.2 The example used in the guide.......................................................................................13

3 Setting up Gmail for email synchronization.........................................................................19
3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Setup a Gmail account.................................................................................................... 20 Setup Gmail to download emails from webmail accounts................................................20 Setup Gmail to download email from other email accounts............................................21 Enable Email Synchronization......................................................................................... 21 Summary......................................................................................................................... 21 More stuff you can do...................................................................................................... 22

4 Setting up Thunderbird 5.x for email synchronization....................................................24
4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Modify existing accounts................................................................................................. 25 Create a new email account in Thunderbird 5.x to access Gmail....................................26 Tip: Setting up Thunderbird on multiple computers........................................................40 Testing email synchronization......................................................................................... 41 More stuff you can do...................................................................................................... 43

5 Setting up Gmail for multiple email addresses...................................................................46 6 Setting up Thunderbird 5.x for multiple email addresses..............................................48 7 Optimize your settings............................................................................................................. 50
7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Downloading emails for offline use..................................................................................50 Deleting messages and the Gmail All Mail folder.............................................................52 Using the Gmail Spam filter for all your messages..........................................................53 Why is my unread count different in my email client and on Gmail?...............................53 Storage space on Gmail.................................................................................................. 53 Turn off your old email and stay with Easy-Email............................................................54 Turn off Easy-Email and stay with your old email setup...................................................55

8 Now what?................................................................................................................................... 56
8.1 Donations gladly accepted!............................................................................................. 57 8.2 Simplify your email life even further with the Advanced Guide.......................................57

9 Appendix: Gmail.......................................................................................................................... 61
9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 Backup and restore your emails......................................................................................62 Hide the All Mail folder from other email clients..............................................................68 Export contacts............................................................................................................... 70 Import contacts............................................................................................................... 71 Create a signature........................................................................................................... 72 Backup your Google Calendar......................................................................................... 73 Restore your Google Calendar......................................................................................... 75 Backup Google Docs........................................................................................................ 82

10 Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x .................................................................................................. 84

10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9

Backup and restore your emails....................................................................................84 Download emails to Thunderbird 5.x for offline use......................................................92 Copy old emails to Gmail from Thunderbird 5.x............................................................95 Turn off an email account.............................................................................................. 96 Synchronize contacts between Thunderbird 5.x and Gmail.........................................100 Create a signature in Thunderbird 5.x.........................................................................105 Group emails by thread in Thunderbird 5.x.................................................................107 Gmail Conversation View Add On................................................................................108 How to find your mail server settings..........................................................................110

11 Appendix: How to find the information you need............................................................114
11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Check the setup in your current email program..........................................................114 Search on Google........................................................................................................ 114 Visit www.Easy-Email.net............................................................................................. 115 Contact your email provider........................................................................................115

12 Appendix: Understanding sending and receiving emails................................................116

Overview

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1 Introduction
Easy-Email extends your existing email setup, so you can: ✔ ✔ ✔ Manage all your email addresses in one window with one login on any computer! Work with your webmail offline on your own computers. Read and write emails on the plane, the bus and the beach! Synchronize your email on as many computers as you would like. Automatically! Get your Outlook email anywhere! (...or any other email client)

Easy-Email is changing the way people use email. No more: ✗ ✗ ✗ Logging in to several different email accounts to check all your email addresses. Difficulties using email clients on more than one computer. Emailing yourself copies of emails from one email account to another just so you can keep yourself informed :-)

Your email is streamlined, efficient, accessible anywhere, from any computer – easy! Whether you currently use webmail or an email client, whether you use one email address on multiple computers or you have multiple email addresses on multiple computers, we can save you heaps of time and hassle. You do not need to purchase new software – you simply setup your existing email client software or use free email software. In fact, our favorite email client, Thunderbird, is free to download and works on Mac, Linux and Windows. The Easy-Email solution works with most popular email clients (Outlook, Thunderbird, Live Mail, Apple Mail etc.), you can use webmail and many mobile devices (Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm webOS, Symbian, Windows Mobile and more) to access your email. The solution also works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Gmail is used as your webmail client. You can still send and receive email with your Hotmail and other webmail addresses except the free Yahoo Mail. For more details read Will I have to use Gmail as my webmail client? See it in action in our videos here. And you can find real life use cases on our website here.

1.1 Who can use these guides?
These guides are designed to be used by anyone with a moderate level of computer ability. There are screenshots and step by step instructions for almost every step, even showing you where to find menu items and what buttons to click on. This is the reason why a simple solution needs such a long explanation! If you have set up your own email accounts with incoming and outgoing servers (not just webmail) you should be fine. If you are not comfortable doing the setup yourself just call your IT “go to” person or a handy teenager and give them this guide! Once Easy-Email is set up you do not need to do anything to enjoy the benefits. If you are a more technical user you will find plenty of interesting tips in this document and the forum on our website for discussions and questions. And of course following this guide will still save you lots of time over researching it yourself. Email a friend Buy us a coffee! -9Send us feedback Buy the Advanced Guide

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1.2 How to use this document
This document contains a fair number of pages but as you'll see most of the pages are screenshots! You can make it easier to find your way around the document if you open the Table of Contents on the left hand side of the PDF reader. The way to do this varies from PDF reader to PDF reader, but here is a screenshot showing you what it looks like:

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2 Getting Started
This section contains important information to help you get the job done smoothly.

2.1 Try before you decide
We have designed the Easy-Email instructions so you will keep the old way of working with your email active while you try out the new solution. For the Easy-Email Essential setup you will create a new account only for this purpose. For the Easy-Email Advanced setup you will be downloading your emails twice until you decide which solution to keep. However it also means that you can – at any time – go back to your old system. And it is easy! Once you are comfortable that Easy-Email works for you, you can turn off the old way of getting your emails. See Turn off your old email and stay with Easy-Email on page 54 and Turn off Easy-Email and stay with your old email setup on page 55 for specific instructions on how to do this.

2.2 The example used in the guide
To make the instructions easier to follow we have created an example person, John Doe, who we use throughout the Easy-Email guides. He has four email addresses:   Gmail: walletpcuser1@gmail.com This email address is mainly used for email synchronization. Work: JohnDoe@pogo-card.com This is John's work email address, and it has a mailbox attached. Gmail needs to pick up the mail from the pogo-card mailbox. Personal: JohnDoe@acango.com This is John's personal email address and it is forwarded to the Gmail address, it does not have its own mailbox. Webmail: walletpcuser1@hotmail.com This is a personal email address which John uses when he is away from his computers.

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2.2.1 Part 1: Email synchronization (Essential and Advanced guides)
In part 1 we will setup email synchronization for John using a Gmail address. All his email clients will automatically be updated no matter what he does to his email. Sent email and read/unread marks etc. will all be synchronized for his Gmail account. The Essential Guide allows you to try the Easy-Email system of automatic synchronization so you can see if this is for you. With the Essential Guide you will not be synchronizing your personal email. The instructions for this are only included in the Advanced Guide.

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2.2.2 Part 2: Multiple email addresses (Advanced Guide only)
In part two we will extend John's setup, so he can send and receive email using his personal email addresses.

He can also neatly manage all of his email addresses in one window with one login. He can use Gmail, Thunderbird, Outlook or any other email client.

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John's multiple inboxes in Gmail John wants each email address to have a separate Inbox and Sent Mail. And he wants to be able to manage all his addresses from Windows Live Mail on his home computer, from Outlook Express on his netbook and from Gmail when he is on the road without the netbook. John will be able to send an email from JohnDoe@pogo-card.com using Gmail and no one can tell it was not sent from the office. Note! Part 2 is only included in the Advanced Guides.

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3 Setting up Gmail for email synchronization
This chapter explains how to setup Gmail for email synchronization. If you buy the Advanced Guide you will also be guided through downloading emails from other email accounts (both webmail and non-webmail accounts). At the end of the chapter you will find references to more information which is relevant for working with Gmail and Easy-Email.

Note! The purpose of the Essential Guide is to show you the value of the Easy-Email system by setting up Email Synchronization for one Gmail address. We recommend you set up the system on two or more computers or mobile devices. After you have completed the setup you can see the advantages of the Easy-Email system in live action, specifically: ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ Read an email on one computer and it is marked as read on all your computers Send an email from one computer and it will appear in the Sent Mail folder on all your computers Move an email to a folder on one computer and it will be moved automatically on all your computers Your email Inbox is automatically synchronized on all your computers You can synchronize your email on your mobile device too You can access your email from Gmail when you are away from your own computers

Once you have seen the system in action you can purchase the Advanced Guide to extend the Easy-Email system to include sending and receiving email from your own personal email addresses. Another advantage of the Easy-Email Advanced system is that you can manage all your personal email addresses with one login from Gmail when you are away from your own computer.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Setting up Gmail for email synchronization In this chapter: ➢ ➢ Setup a Gmail account Setup Gmail to download emails from webmail accounts ◦ ◦ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ Transfer contacts and email from your webmail account to Gmail Setup Gmail to download new email from your webmail account

Setup Gmail to download email from other email accounts Enable Email Synchronization Summary More stuff you can do

3.1 Setup a Gmail account
If you do not have a Gmail address already create one now. Go to www.gmail.com and sign up. It is free.

3.2 Setup Gmail to download emails from webmail accounts

This section is only included in the Advanced Guide.

3.2.1 Transfer contacts and email from your webmail account to Gmail

This section is only included in the Advanced Guide.

3.2.2 Setup Gmail to download new email from your webmail account

This section is only included in the Advanced Guide.

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3.3 Setup Gmail to download email from other email accounts

This section is only included in the Advanced Guide.

3.4 Enable Email Synchronization
IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol and it is the function that allows you to synchronize mail between different accounts. ➢ ➢ Log on to your Gmail account. Click the little gear at the top right hand corner of the page, then click Mail Settings.

Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.

Click Enable IMAP then Save Changes.

3.5 Summary
Gmail will now: ➢ ➢ ➢ on a regular basis download emails from your mailbox at your Internet Service Provider or Webmail provider (only included in the Advanced Guide). send mails as if you were sending them from your other addresses (only included in the Advanced Guide). allow other email clients to synchronize email with Gmail

This completes the Gmail setup.

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3.6 More stuff you can do
In the appendix you will find more interesting information on how to get the most out of your email: ➢ Backup and restore your emails We strongly recommend you backup your emails before you setup Easy-Email. This section explains how you do this. And it explains how you restore your emails if you should need to do that. Hide the All Mail folder from other email clients The All Mail folder in Gmail is your email archive. This is where your emails are stored when you remove them from the Inbox unless you explicitly delete them. Typically you do not need to synchronize this folder for offline use with other email clients. This section explains how to hide the All Mail folder from your other email clients. Export contacts from Gmail If you have contacts stored on Gmail and you want to copy them to other email clients this section explains how you do this. Import contacts into Gmail If want to copy contacts stored on other email clients to Gmail this section explains how you do this. Create a signature in Gmail This section explains how you create a signature in Gmail.

You can find many more tips and tricks on using Gmail and managing your email on the website: www.Easy-Email.net

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4 Setting up Thunderbird 5.x for email synchronization
Thunderbird 5.x is a free email client. It is fast, small and it works very well with Easy-Email. We like it, use it and recommend it. Thunderbird 5.x works on Windows, Mac OS and Linux and is translated into many different languages. You can download Thunderbird 5.x from Mozilla here. Note! The names of some menus vary on different operating systems: Windows Tools → Account Settings... Linux Edit → Account Settings... Mac Tools → Account Settings...

Tools → Options... Edit → Preferences Thunderbird → Preferences... The steps you need to take to configure Thunderbird 5.x are the same though. The screenshots below are from Windows. This chapter explains how to setup Thunderbird 5.x for email synchronization for one Gmail address. At this point you should have completed the setup of Gmail for email synchronization. At the end of the chapter you will find references to more information which is relevant for working with Thunderbird 5.x and Easy-Email. In this chapter: • Modify existing accounts (page 25) • • • • • • Accounts using POP (page 25) Accounts using IMAP (page 25)

Create a new email account in Thunderbird 5.x to access Gmail (page 26) Tip: Setting up Thunderbird on multiple computers (page 40) Testing email synchronization (page 41) More stuff you can do (page 43)

Important! Backup your emails before you start! You can find instructions for how to do this in Backup and restore your emails on page 84. Easy-Email does not accept responsibility for any data loss under any circumstance.

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4.1 Modify existing accounts

This section is only included in the Advanced Guide.

4.1.1 Accounts using POP

This section is only included in the Advanced Guide.

4.1.2 Accounts using IMAP

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4.2 Create a new email account in Thunderbird 5.x to access Gmail
Gmail has already been setup to pick up your email for you. This step tells Thunderbird 5.x to synchronize with Gmail so you can download copies of your emails. Follow these steps: ➢ ➢ Start Thunderbird. If this is the first time you start Thunderbird the Mail Account Setup window will automatically appear. Skip the next two steps. If you have used Thunderbird before click Tools → Account Settings...

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Setting up Thunderbird 5.x for email synchronization ➢ Then click Account Actions → Add Mail Account... Note! You might have other email accounts defined already.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Setting up Thunderbird 5.x for email synchronization ➢ For Your Name enter your name, for John that is John Doe. For Email Address enter your Gmail address, which for John is walletpcuser1@gmail.com. For Password enter your Gmail password. Click Continue.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Setting up Thunderbird 5.x for email synchronization ➢ Thunderbird automatically finds the correct settings for your email account. Click Create Account.

Your folders and email are synchronized with Gmail. Note! You have to click on the Gmail inbox for the folders to refresh.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Setting up Thunderbird 5.x for email synchronization ➢ To get a better view of your email choose the All Folders view. You can change the view by clicking on the little triangles.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Setting up Thunderbird 5.x for email synchronization ➢ To complete the setup we need to make a few modifications. Click Tools → Account Settings...

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Setting up Thunderbird 5.x for email synchronization ➢ In the Account Settings window click on your new account. The name is the same as your Gmail address, so for John this is walletpcuser1@gmail.com. Change the Account Name to My Mail IMAP.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Setting up Thunderbird 5.x for email synchronization ➢ (Recommended) Disable the Thunderbird spam filter. Gmail's spam filter processes all incoming mail and it does a very good job. If you wish to use Thunderbird's spam filter you can configure Thunderbird to work with both spam filters. In that case follow the alternative step below. If in doubt disable the Thunderbird spam filter. Click on Junk Settings. Uncheck Enable adaptive junk mail controls for this account.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Setting up Thunderbird 5.x for email synchronization ➢ (Alternative) Configure the Thunderbird spam filter to work with Gmail. We will tell Thunderbird's spam filter to work with Gmail, so any messages flagged as spam by Thunderbird will be moved to the Spam folder in Gmail. Click on Junk Settings. Check Enable adaptive junk mail controls for this account. Check Move new junk messages to: Click on Other: Click on My Mail IMAP → [Gmail] → Spam. Note! The account name change we made above might first be effective after you close this window, so My Mail IMAP might still be walletpcuser1@gmail.com. When set correctly it should read: Spam on My Mail IMAP. Click OK to close the Account Settings window.

Note! When you start using a new spam filter make sure you check the spam folder often until you are comfortable that the spam filter works as you would like it to.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Setting up Thunderbird 5.x for email synchronization ➢ There are a few other settings we can change in Thunderbird to make it work better with Gmail. Select Tools → Options.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Setting up Thunderbird 5.x for email synchronization ➢ Click the Security tab. Check When I mark messages as junk: Select Move them to the account's “Junk” folder. When you manually mark a message as Junk in Thunderbird it will now be moved to the Gmail Spam folder.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Setting up Thunderbird 5.x for email synchronization ➢ Click the Advanced tab then Config Editor...

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Setting up Thunderbird 5.x for email synchronization ➢ Read the warning. Rest assured you are in safe hands! Click the button.

In the Filter box type in mail.server.default.fetch_by_chunks.

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Close the configuration editor, then close the options window.

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4.3 Tip: Setting up Thunderbird on multiple computers
If you are setting up Thunderbird on more than one computer you should read the article How to copy your Thunderbird settings to another computer on our web site. Once you have set up one computer and downloaded all the files you can easily copy your settings and email to another computer. This also works if you are copying from a PC to a Mac for example. If you are continuing with the Advanced Setup you should complete the setup before you copy your settings to your other computers.

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4.4 Testing email synchronization
Now that you have set up the basic Easy-Email system with one Gmail address on two (or more) computers it is time to test how it works. ➢ Start Thunderbird 5.x on computer 1. ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ➢ From another email address (not your new Gmail address) send two emails to your new Gmail address. One with a subject of ”Test 1” and one with a subject of ”Test 2”. Verify that the emails arrive in your Gmail inbox. Open the email with a subject of ”Test 1” and reply to the email. Verify that the email is marked as Read. Verify that the reply is in your [Gmail]->Sent Mail folder. Create a new folder in the Gmail account. Name it ”Test Folder”. Move the ”Test 1” email into the ”Test Folder”. Close down Thunderbird 5.x on computer 1.

Start Thunderbird 5.x on computer 2. ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Verify that you have the “Test 2” email in your inbox and that it is marked unread. Verify that you have the “Test Folder” and that the “Test 1” email is in the folder marked as read. Verify that you have the reply to the “Test 1” email in your [Gmail]->Sent Mail folder. Open the “Test 2” email so it is marked as read. Close down Thunderbird 5.x on computer 2.

Open your Gmail account in an internet browser. ◦ ◦ ◦ Verify that you have the “Test 2” email in your inbox and that it is marked read. Verify that you have the “Test Folder” and that the “Test 1” email is in the folder marked as read. Verify that you have the reply to the “Test 1” email in your [Gmail]->Sent Mail folder.

If you have a mobile device setup the Gmail account on that device too, and complete the tests. ◦ You can find instructions for setting up mobile devices by clicking here.

Now that you have seen how easy the Easy-Email system is (it works automatically once it has been set up), you are most likely eager to expand the system to work with your personal email address(es). Configuring multiple email addresses and Sent Mail from your personal email addresses is not trivial. However we have made it easy for you by documenting every step in the Easy-Email Advanced Guide. You can purchase the Advanced Guide from our web site by clicking here. You have already seen how much time you can save with a fully automated email synchronization system, so you know the guide will pay for itself very quickly.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Setting up Thunderbird 5.x for email synchronization An added benefit of the Advanced version of the system is that you can manage all your email addresses from Gmail with one login when you are away from your own computers. No more logging into several different email accounts!

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4.5 More stuff you can do
In the appendix you will find more interesting information on how to get the most out of your email: ➢ Backup and restore your emails We strongly recommend you backup your emails before you setup Easy-Email. This section explains how you do this. And it explains how you restore your emails if you should need to do that. Download emails to Thunderbird 5.x for offline use This section explains how to make your emails available for use without an internet connection. You will be able to read and respond to emails on a plane or train for instance. Once you get an internet connection again your emails will be sent. Copy old emails to Gmail from Thunderbird 5.x This section explains how you can copy your old emails from Thunderbird 5.x to Gmail. This will make the emails available to any client you synchronize with Gmail. Turn off your old email account You have setup email synchronization without making changes to your old email setup. This allows you to try out Easy-Email without affecting the way you manage your email today. This section explains how to phase out your old email setup once you are comfortable with Easy-Email. Export contacts from Thunderbird 5.x If you have contacts stored on Thunderbird 5.x that you want to copy to other email clients this section explains how you do this. Import contacts into Thunderbird 5.x If want to copy contacts stored on other email clients to Thunderbird 5.x this section explains how you do this. Create a signature in Thunderbird 5.x This section explains how you create a signature in Thunderbird 5.x Group messages by thread in Thunderbird 5.x If you like the way Gmail organizes emails in threads or conversations this section explains how you can get a similar view in Thunderbird 5.x. How to find your mail server settings If you do not know your mail server settings this section explains where you can locate this information in your current setup.

➢ ➢

And that completes the setup of Thunderbird 5.x for email synchronization.

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5 Setting up Gmail for multiple email addresses
To get this chapter please buy the Advanced Guide. We have included the table of contents here for your information.

This chapter explains how to setup Gmail to work with multiple email addresses. You will be guided through creating labels, setting up email receiving and sending, creating filters and signatures. At the end of the chapter you will find advice on writing and replying to emails and a few tricks on how to make your Gmail experience even better. In this chapter: ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ Create labels Setup email receiving Setup email sending Setup filters Setup signatures Write emails Reply to emails Other recommended options

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6 Setting up Thunderbird 5.x for multiple email addresses
To get this chapter please buy the Advanced Guide. We have included the table of contents here for your information.

This chapter explains how to take the basic email synchronization setup for Thunderbird 5.x to the next level with multiple email addresses. Thunderbird 5.x is designed to work well with multiple email addresses. When we setup Thunderbird 5.x for Email Synchronization we only worked with the JohnDoe@pogo-card.com email address. We will setup Thunderbird 5.x to work with our other email addresses as well. You will be guided through adding your Gmail address to your My Mail IMAP account and adding identities to send email via your own outgoing mail server and via Gmail's outgoing mail server. You will setup Thunderbird 5.x to check for new email in all folders and learn how to write and reply to emails. In this chapter: ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ Refresh the folder list from Gmail Add the Gmail address to the My Mail IMAP account Add identity to send email via your own outgoing mail server Add identity to send email via Gmail's outgoing mail server Write emails Set the default email address for new email Reply to emails

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7 Optimize your settings
When you have completed the Easy-Email setup there are a some things you should be aware of. A few things work in a slightly different way than you might expect, and you need to make some choices as to how you would prefer to work. In this chapter: ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ Downloading emails for offline use (page 50) Deleting messages and the Gmail All Mail folder (page 52) Using the Gmail Spam filter for all your messages (page 53) Why is my unread count different in my email client and on Gmail? (page 53) Storage space on Gmail (page 53) Turn off your old email and stay with Easy-Email (page 54) Turn off Easy-Email and stay with your old email setup (page 55)

7.1 Downloading emails for offline use
What do you want to have available offline? All your emails will be stored on Gmail from now on. You can choose which emails to have a local copy of on your computer(s) by adjusting the Synchronization Settings. If you do not have many emails or if you have plenty of disk space on your computer you can safely download all emails to each email client. This will be the case for most people. When you download emails they will be available offline. So if you like to do your email on the bus in the morning this is the way to go. Synchronize before you go to work and then you can read and reply to your emails on the bus. Once you get an internet connection again your emails will automatically be synchronized with Gmail. Easy! If you have a large number of emails you can select certain folders to download for offline use. Some Wallet-PCs and netbooks have limited disk space for instance. We recommend that you work with the following settings:

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Optimize your settings Folder Inbox All Mail Synchronization Option Comment All Messages Don't Synchronize Hmm... yes, you guessed it: your inbox Contains your messages archive. See Deleting messages and the Gmail All Mail folder on page 52 for more details. Drafts Sent Mail Spam All Messages All Messages All Messages Draft messages. Includes draft messages composed on other email clients. Useful! Sent Mail. Also very useful if you need to remind yourself what you have told people. Why synchronize the spam folder? Because you want to see if any real mails end up in the spam filter. It does happen occasionally – even with the best spam filters! These are the messages marked with a flag or a star because you want them to get special treatment. Useful to synchronize in case you ever need to pull something back up from the trash can. These are the folders you create to organize your email. You may not need to synchronize all folders on all email clients. For instance you might leave out work folders on your home computer.

Starred

All Messages

Trash

All Messages

Personal folders All Messages

In the guide for each email client we have described where to adjust the Synchronization Settings. For Thunderbird 5.x you can find the instructions in Download emails to Thunderbird 5.x for offline use on page 92. For other email clients please see the corresponding documentation. The options are generally:     Don't Synchronize -> Do not download messages. You can only see the content of the folder in Gmail. All Messages -> Download all messages and their contents to the computer. You can then read and respond to messages offline. New Messages Only -> Only download messages arriving from now on. Headers Only -> Only download the subject and sender information, not the message contents. The contents can only be accessed when you are connected to the internet and will be downloaded if you click on the message.

Tip! On Gmail you can hide the All Mail folder from your all of your email clients in one go. See Hide the All Mail folder from other email clients on page 68 for more information.

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7.2 Deleting messages and the Gmail All Mail folder
Gmail's system for managing and searching for emails is very efficient however it may take a bit of getting used to if you do not know it. Gmail works with the concept of labels. Labels correspond to folders on other email clients. When an email is received, Gmail automatically labels it 'Inbox'. When you read your email you might want to add another label, say 'Work' for example. Doing this will make the message appear under both the Inbox and Work labels. In other words, an email can have more than one label, which means it exists in more than one folder if you're comparing it to other email clients. In Gmail you can Archive a message or you can Delete it. ➢ Archiving a message basically just removes the Inbox label. The message still exists in the All Mail folder and you can still search for it. It's a great way of cleaning up your Inbox. Deleting a message moves it to the Trash folder, where it will wait for 30 days before it is finally deleted. This gives you some time to change your mind.

On an email client other than Gmail, pressing Delete will remove the email from the current folder. If an email exists in more than one folder it will still appear in the other folders. In other words pressing Delete is the same as archiving in Gmail. If you do want to send an email to the trash can you may do so by dragging the email to the Trash folder under [Gmail].

So the All Mail folder has a copy of every email you have sent or received – apart from the emails you have sent to the trash can. You can also change this behavior so an email is automatically moved to the Trash instead of the All Mail folder. Read this article for more information: How to delete Gmail IMAP emails. If you wish to access the All Mail folder offline you will need to synchronize it for offline use. However you will most likely have all the messages you need in your Inbox, Sent Mail and your personal folders. Google has a great article on How do actions sync in IMAP?

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7.3 Using the Gmail Spam filter for all your messages
Since you are now receiving all your email messages through Gmail, their spam filter will automatically catch any baddies coming in. Gmail's spam filer is extremely good. Effectively this means you do not have to purchase a separate spam filter. Once you decide to stay with Easy-Email you can turn off your email clients spam filter. You will find the instructions for how to do this in the appendix if this is relevant for your preferred email client. This is only relevant for some email clients, like Outlook and Windows Live Mail. For other email clients such as Thunderbird this is not relevant. If you occasionally do find a spam message in your Inbox you can mark the message as spam by dragging it into the [Gmail]/Spam folder. Gmail will pick it up from there.

You should make a habit of regularly verifying that the emails in the [Gmail]/Spam are really spam messages – every now and again a real email ends up in the spam folder. If this happens you can mark it as “not spam” in Gmail and it will be moved back to your inbox. On your email client you can drag the message from the spam folder to any other folder and it will also mark the message as “not spam”. Tip! It is a good idea to save the email addresses of newsletters and mailing lists that you are expecting to receive in your Contacts. That way Gmail recognizes them as wanted emails.

7.4 Why is my unread count different in my email client and on Gmail?
Gmail organizes emails in threads. In some email clients threads are called conversations. Therefore Gmail looks at the unread count in a slightly different way than other email clients. Don't worry – you still have all your emails.

7.5 Storage space on Gmail
If you find you are running out of space on Gmail you have a lot of emails! They give you 7.5Gb of space for free. Fortunately it is easy to buy more Gmail space... in Gmail go to Settings → Accounts and Import → Add additional storage for the details.

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7.6 Turn off your old email and stay with Easy-Email
You need to: ➢ ➢ ➢ Tell Gmail to remove downloaded email from the mailbox Turn off your old way of downloading emails Change your email forwarding addresses

7.6.1 Tell Gmail to remove downloaded email from the mailbox
For each email address where Gmail is picking up the emails you need to tell Gmail to remove downloaded email from the mailbox. This ensures you will not run out of space. For your webmail addresses we recommend that you still leave email on the server. To have Gmail remove downloaded emails follow these steps: ➢ ➢ Go to Settings → Accounts and Import and click edit info. Uncheck Leave a copy of retrieved messages on the server. Click Save Changes.

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7.6.2 Turn off your old way of downloading emails
If you are using Thunderbird 5.x you can find the instructions for how to do this in Turn off an email account on page 96. Otherwise please refer to the corresponding document for the email client you are using.

7.6.3 Change your email forwarding addresses
Gmail only collects email from your mailboxes once per hour. If you have email addresses forwarding mail to your other mailboxes you might want to change the forwarding address to be your Gmail address instead. This will ensure your email arrives as soon as possible.

7.7 Turn off Easy-Email and stay with your old email setup
We would love to hear why you do not think Easy-Email is for you! Please send us an email at feedback@easy-email.net and tell us what we can do to make this work better for you. Turning off Easy-Email is very easy to do: ➢ If you are using Thunderbird 5.x you can find the instructions for how to do this in Turn off an email account on page 96. Otherwise please refer to the corresponding document for the email client you are using. Remember to turn off all the accounts you might have created with Easy-Email, and ensure that your old account is turned on.

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8 Now what?
Make sure you sign up for news and updates at www.Easy-Email.net/easy-email-news so we can keep you informed. We continue to develop and search for improvements for these guides and we often send out free bonuses or tips that will be very useful.

Now your email life is really simple! You can access your work emails from home, your home emails from an internet cafe, your hotmail emails from Outlook, your Outlook emails from Gmail... it's brilliant! Have fun! You probably recall that we designed the Easy-Email instructions so you will keep the old way of working with your email active while you try out the new solution. It does mean that you will be downloading your emails twice until you decide which solution to keep. Remember! Once you are comfortable that Easy-Email works for you, you can turn off the old way of getting your emails. See Turn off your old email and stay with Easy-Email on page 54 and Turn off Easy-Email and stay with your old email setup on page 55 for specific instructions on how to do this. And don't forget to send us feedback and testimonials on how it's helped you in your life. Just click on the feedback link in the footer. We review all feedback and incorporate comments and suggestions to improve the quality of our products and website. Thanks!

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8.1 Donations gladly accepted!
The Easy-Email Essential solution makes your life a lot easier. Even if you do not need the Advanced Guide you can still help us to extend Easy-Email to include more email clients and other useful guides such as Calendar Synchronization etc. How much is the Essential Guide worth to you? How much easier is your life after Easy-Email? Only you know, so feel free to donate an amount of your choice to support the further development of Easy-Email.

You can also help by spreading the word to your friends. Click the link in the footer, and we will write the email for you. Of course you can change the text before you send the email and you choose who to send the email to.

8.2 Simplify your email life even further with the Advanced Guide 8.2.1 What is in the Advanced Guide?
This video shows the Advanced setup using Gmail and Thunderbird: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUsAo9Dijy4 The result is the same in any other email client so it's worth a look! With the Easy-Email Advanced Guide you can: ➢ Work with all your email addresses in one window with one login ◦ ◦ ◦ ➢ ➢ ➢ No need to log in to different webmail clients No need to install more than one email program on your computer Work with all your email from all your email addresses on your mobile device

Give each email address its own inbox and outbox Respond to email using the correct email address and signature automatically (most but not all email clients, see known issues) Backup all your email with one program

After John has completed the Easy-Email Advanced Guide his Gmail looks like this:

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John has three separate inboxes for his Gmail address, work address and personal address. He can also organize his emails in To Do and To Read sections. John is managing three different email addresses in one window with one login. Note! In most email clients the inboxes, sent mail and personalized folders are shown in list form.

With the Easy-Email Essential setup, sent email may appear as sent 'on behalf of' or with 'sender' information depending on which email client the recipient is using. The Advanced Guide shows you how to set up your sent email so that, even while working in Gmail, your email is in fact sent via your own mail server!

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9 Appendix: Gmail
This appendix has more information on Gmail and how it works with Easy-Email. In this appendix: ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ Backup and restore your emails Hide the All Mail folder from other email clients Export contacts Import contacts Create a signature Backup your Google Calendar Restore your Google Calendar Backup Google Docs

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9.1 Backup and restore your emails

Important! The method described here is the recommended way to backup your emails when you have setup Easy-Email. When you use a new method of backup for the first time it is important to verify that you can restore your precious data again. Consider creating a temporary Gmail account to test the backup and restore function.

There are a number of different backup programs available. And since we promised you did not have to buy any software we will start with the free software first. ➢ Gmail Backup, which runs on both Windows and Linux, is our preferred option. Get it here: www.gmail-backup.com Note! Gmail-Backup has some limitations on label names. No special characters are allowed. IMAPSize is another free option, but it only runs on Windows. Get it here: www.broobles.com/imapsize Note! We have experienced some difficulties restoring data with this program. If you choose this program make sure you test the restore function. BackupGoo.com has both a free and a paid for version. It runs on Windows, Linux and Apple Mac. A commercial solution is Gmailkeeper. It runs on Windows only. Get it here: www.gmailkeeper.com A rather technical solution for Apple Mac can be found here.

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9.1.1 Backup your emails in Gmail using Gmail Backup
The instructions here are for Windows, but the Linux version is virtually identical. If you do use another platform please check our web site www.Easy-Email.net for the latest backup instructions. To get your backups going on Windows follow these steps: ➢ ➢ If you have hidden your All Mail folder as described in Hide the All Mail folder from other email clients on page 68 you should unhide it before you start the backup. Download Gmail-Backup here: www.Gmail-Backup.com Download the .exe file for Windows. You have to scroll down to find the link.

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When the download is complete install Gmail Backup by executing the downloaded file. Follow the instructions and keep all default values. The installation creates an icon for Gmail Backup on the desktop. Double click the icon to start the program.

Specify your Gmail login and Gmail password. For Server enter imap.gmail.com. Select your preferred backup folder and give the backup file a name. Tip! The naming of the file: GmailBackup-YYYY-MM-DD.zip is not a coincidence. The date format will ensure that your backup files are listed in date order and the .zip file - 63 Send us feedback Buy the Advanced Guide

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Note! If you see the message below after you click Backup it is because your All Mail folder is hidden. Follow the instructions in Hide the All Mail folder from other email clients on page 68 to

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When you see the message below the backup is complete.

Hide the All Mail folder again as described in Hide the All Mail folder from other email clients on page 68.

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9.1.2 Restore your emails to Gmail using Gmail Backup
To restore your emails from a backup follow these steps: ➢ Start Gmail Backup.

Gmail Backup remembers your Gmail login and the name of the last backup file. Enter your password. Verify that the name of the backup file is correct. Click Restore.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Gmail ➢ When you see the message below the restore is complete.

Tip! You can backup from one Gmail account and restore to another Gmail account. This can be useful if you want to test the restore function or if you want to move emails from one Gmail account to another Gmail account.

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9.2 Hide the All Mail folder from other email clients
The All Mail folder in Gmail is your email archive. This is where your emails are stored when you remove them from the Inbox unless you explicitly delete them. Apart from when you want to backup your emails you have no need for this folder. That is, you do not need to synchronize this folder for offline use. The exception is if you are using Thunderbird 3, which has an archive feature that works with the Gmail All Mail folder. If you wish to make use of that feature you need to enable the All Mail folder. Otherwise you will not be able to access the archive from Thunderbird. One option is to deselect the All Mail folder in your email clients when you configure them for email synchronization. Instructions for this option are in the guides for each email program. Another option is to hide the All Mail folder in Gmail. You just need to do this once and the folder will be hidden in all email programs. Follow these steps: ➢ ➢ Log in to your Gmail account. Click Settings at the top right hand corner of the page.

Click the Labs tab.

Find the Advanced IMAP Controls lab feature and click Enable.

Click Save Changes.

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Click Settings → Labels. A new option has been added for each label: Show in IMAP. For All Mail untick this option.

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9.3 Export contacts
It is easy to copy the contacts you have stored on Gmail to other email clients. You simply export them from Gmail and import them on the other email client. With some email clients you can automatically synchronize contacts with Gmail. This is true with Thunderbird for example. Visit the web site www.Easy-Email.net for the latest information or see the documentation for your preferred email client. To Export your contacts, i.e. send them from Gmail to another email program: ➢ In the main Gmail window click Contacts.

In the contacts window click Export. Select Outlook CSV as the output format. Then click Export.

Save the file in a place where you can find it again.

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9.4 Import contacts
It is easy to copy the contacts you have stored on another email client into Gmail. First you export them from the other client, then you import them into Gmail. With some email clients you can automatically synchronize contacts with Gmail. This is true with Thunderbird for example. Visit the web site www.Easy-Email.net for the latest information or see the documentation for your preferred email client. To import contacts: ➢ In the main Gmail window click Contacts then Import. Browse to the file you wish to import and click Import.

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9.5 Create a signature
To create a signature: ➢ ➢ Click on Settings. Under the General tab, enter the signature.

Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

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9.6 Backup your Google Calendar
To back your Google Calendar follow these steps: ➢ Log in to your Google Calendar at www.google.com/calendar

Under My calendars click Settings.

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Save the file in a safe place, which you include in your normal backup of your computer (you do backup, right?).

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9.7 Restore your Google Calendar
Unfortunately restoring your Google Calendar is not easy. There are a couple of technical challenges you face when you want to re-import your calendar. Google Calendar can be difficult when it comes to re-importing events that have been deleted. Surprisingly it actually refuses to import them. You will get the message: “Failed to import events: Some of the events in this file were not imported because you had imported them to Google Calendar before. Other events in this file have been imported..”

9.7.1 Unpacking the backup file
Google Calendar is helpful when you backup your calendar. It automatically zips it for you to save space. However you cannot import the zip file again to Google Calendar. If you try you will get the following error:

Inside the zip file you will find an xxx.ics file. Extract this file to your file system. The xxx.ics file can be imported to Google Calendar.

9.7.2 Restoring from a total loss of calendar data
If you have suffered a total loss of calendar data your best option is to create a new calendar and use that one in the future. This will allow you to import all your calendar data from your backup file. Follow these steps:

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Gmail ➢ Under My calendars click Settings.

Click Create new calendar.

Give your calendar a name and click Create Calendar.

Your new calendar show up in the list. Click Settings.

Click Import calendar.

Browse to your .ics file. Important! Make sure you select your .ics file – not the .zip file. Select your new calendar, in John's case this is My new calendar.

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Your backup file is imported. Click Close.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Gmail ➢ And your new calendar has all the appointments from your backup file.

Optionally you can delete your old calendar.

9.7.3 Restoring from a partial loss of calendar data
If you have only lost parts of your calendar data you can restore your data to a new calendar and then selectively copy appointments back to your primary calendar. Follow these steps: ➢ Under My calendars click Settings.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Gmail ➢ Click Create new calendar.

Give your calendar a name and click Create Calendar.

Your new calendar show up in the list. Click Settings.

Click Import calendar.

Browse to your .ics file. Important! Make sure you select your .ics file – not the .zip file. Select your new calendar, in John's case this is My new calendar.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Gmail Click Import.

Your backup file is imported. Click Close.

Make sure both calendars are selected under My Calendars. As you can see here, entries in blue are on the primary calendar and entries in green are on the new calendar. As the “Lunch with the boss” appointment is shown in green

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To restore the lunch appointment click on the appointment. Then click More Actions → Copy to walletpcuser1@gmail.com.

Click Save to add the appointment to your primary calendar.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Gmail ➢ And your appointment is restored.

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Repeat for any other appointments you wish to restore. Optionally you can delete the new calendar when you are finished.

9.8 Backup Google Docs
If you have documents stored in Google Docs this is the way to back them up. ➢ ➢ Open Google Docs. Select one item. It does not matter which item you select.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Gmail ➢ Click More actions → Export...

Select the All items tab. Click Download. Note! The export is limited to 2GB. If you have more than 2GB of documents you have to repeat the export process. Select groups of documents, that are less than 2GB in size.

Google Docs zips your files and the download will begin once the zipping process is complete. Save the file in a safe place.

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Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x
Backup and restore your emails (page 84) • • Backup your emails in Thunderbird 5.x (Windows) (page 84) Restore from backup in Thunderbird 5.x (Windows) (page 88)

This appendix has more information on Thunderbird 5.x and how it works with Easy-Email. In this appendix:

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Download emails to Thunderbird 5.x for offline use (page 92) Copy old emails to Gmail from Thunderbird 5.x (page 95) Turn off an email account (page 96) • • Turn off a POP account (page 97) Turn off an IMAP account (page 98)

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Synchronize contacts between Thunderbird 5.x and Gmail (page 100) Create a signature in Thunderbird 5.x (page 105) Group emails by thread in Thunderbird 5.x (page 107) Gmail Conversation View Add On (page 108) How to find your mail server settings (page 110)

10.1 Backup and restore your emails
Windows users can download a free program, MozBackup, to make the backup easier. Follow our instructions below. Linux and Mac users can get advice on how to backup their emails in this article: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_backup Mac users also have a choice between two different free programs: ➢ ➢ MaBuRe: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/system_disk_utilities/mabure.html. Email Backup: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/30601.

Important! This way of backing up your emails is not suitable for IMAP. Once email synchronization is set up you will need to use a different system of backup. Refer to Backup and restore your emails on page 62 for instructions on how to backup your emails with EasyEmail.

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Backup your emails in Thunderbird 5.x (Windows)

Follow these steps: Download the program here: http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/ Install the program. Close Thunderbird 5.x if it is open.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x ➢ Go to Start → All Programs → MozBackup → Mozbackup to start the program.

Click Next.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x ➢ Select Backup a profile. Select Mozilla Thunderbird. Click Next.

Select your profile. Optionally change the Backup directory. Click Next.

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Leave the default settings to backup emails, contacts and other settings. Click Next.

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Restore from backup in Thunderbird 5.x (Windows)

Should you need to restore your emails again follow these steps: Close Thunderbird 5.x if it is open. Go to Start → All Programs → MozBackup → Mozbackup to start the program.

Click Next.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x ➢ Select Restore a profile. Select Mozilla Thunderbird. Click Next.

Select your profile. Optionally change the Backup directory and file. Click Next.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x ➢ Leave the default settings to restore emails, contacts and other settings. Click Next.

Read and understand the warning message. Thunderbird 5.x will be in exactly the same state after you restore as it was when you did the backup. This means any emails you have received after you made the backup will be lost and any new contacts you added will disappear. Click Yes.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x ➢ The restore is completed. Click Finish.

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10.2 Download emails to Thunderbird 5.x for offline use
All your email is now stored on Gmail. Thunderbird 5.x works as you are used to, however it will synchronize with Gmail instead of downloading emails. By default Thunderbird 5.x will download a copy of your emails so you can work offline as well. This means you will be able to read and respond to emails when you are on a plane or a train for instance. Once you get an internet connection again your emails will be sent. You can choose which emails to have a local copy of on your computer by adjusting the Synchronization Settings. See Downloading emails for offline use on page 50 for a discussion of these settings. To set the synchronization settings follow these steps:

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x  Go to Tools → Account Settings → My Mail IMAP → Synchronisation & Storage. If you wish to save space on your computer you can adjust the settings in the Disk Space section. Then click Advanced...

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x  Deselect any folder you do not need offline access to on your computer. Note! In Gmail on the Settings → Labels tab you can uncheck Show in IMAP for the All Mail folder. If you have done this the All Mail folder will not appear here. If you wish to use the new Archive function in Thunderbird 5.x you will need to check Show in IMAP for the All Mail folder. Otherwise you will not be able to work with the archive in Thunderbird. Click OK twice.

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10.3 Copy old emails to Gmail from Thunderbird 5.x
If you have your old emails stored in Thunderbird 5.x you will probably want to copy them to Gmail. This will make the emails available to any client you synchronize with Gmail. This is easy to do.

Note! For a much more detailed guide to transferring your email from Thunderbird to Gmail please see the Transfer Email from Thunderbird to Gmail Guide. If you purchase the Thunderbird Advanced Guide the Transfer Email guide is available to you for only $1.

For the special folders (Inbox, Sent Items/Mail, Drafts, Trash, Spam and Starred) you have to select all the emails in the folder and drag them to the corresponding folder under your new My Mail IMAP account. If you want to copy emails to a folder with a different name you also need to select all the emails in the original folder and drag them into the new folder. Hint! Ctrl + A selects all emails in the current folder. For folders you have created yourself (i.e. not the Inbox etc.) you can copy them simply by dragging them onto My Mail IMAP in the folder view.

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10.4 Turn off an email account
Initially you setup email synchronization without making changes to your old email setup. This allows you to try out Easy-Email without affecting the way you used to do email. When you have decided which solution is right for you, you need to turn off either your old email setup or the Easy-Email setup. This section explains how to turn off an email account. In this context an email account is simply the settings in Thunderbird 5.x you use for downloading your emails. Turning off an account just means you will stop downloading emails the way you used to. You can always come back at a later time and turn the account back on again should you wish to do so. There are two types of accounts: IMAP and POP. Your old email account is most likely a POP account. In the Account Settings window the IMAP accounts have a tab called Synchronisation & Storage, while POP accounts have a tab called Disk Space.

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Turn off a POP account

To turn off a POP account follow these steps: Go to Tools → Account Settings... Select the Server Settings tab for your POP account. Uncheck Check for new messages at startup. Uncheck Check for new messages every 10 minutes. Uncheck Automatically download new messages. Click OK.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x ➢ You can manually check mail on this account if you should wish to do so. Click the little arrow next to Get Mail. Click on your old account name.

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Turn off an IMAP account

Unfortunately you cannot just turn off an IMAP account. You will have to remove it. If you wish to keep your account settings make sure you make a note of them before removing the account. Follow these steps: ➢ Go to Tools → Account Settings...

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x ➢ Select the account you wish to remove. Click Remove Account.

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10.5 Synchronize contacts between Thunderbird 5.x and Gmail
Thunderbird 5.x has an add on, which automatically synchronizes its address book with Gmail.

Note! If you only need to synchronize email addresses (not postal addresses or other information) Zindus will do the job just fine. However we have uncovered issues with Zindus in certain circumstances: • • You synchronize with Thunderbird on Apple Mac. You would like to synchronize postal addresses. ◦ This is especially true if you want your postal addresses to be available on other types of email clients (Outlook for instance) or devices like smart phones.

You use Google Groups to organize your contacts.

In this case we recommend the solution described in our Thunderbird Contacts and Calendar Synchronization Guide, which is available on our web site. If you purchase the Thunderbird Advanced Guide the Contacts and Calendar Synchronization Guide is available to you for only $1.

To install Zindus follow these steps:

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x  Go to Tools → Add-ons

In the Search All Add-ons field enter zindus and press enter. Then click Install.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x  Wait for the installation to complete then click Restart now.

When Thunderbird 5.x has restarted go to Tools → Zindus.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x  Click Add.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x  Enter your Gmail address and password. Click Test Connection.

Click OK twice to get back to the Zindus Configuration Settings window.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x  Click Sync Now to start the initial synchronization. Click OK to close the window.

From now on your contacts are automatically synchronized with Gmail. No further action is required on your part. Any contacts added or changed in Thunderbird will be updated in Gmail and any contacts added or changed in Gmail will be updated in Thunderbird.

10.6 Create a signature in Thunderbird 5.x
To create a signature follow these steps:

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x  Go to Tools → Account Settings. Select the your account, for John this is My Mail IMAP. In the Signature text field enter the text for your signature. Note that you can also use HTML in the text box or attach a file with text, HTML or an image if you prefer. It is also possible to use vCards. Click OK.

And your new signature is working.

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10.7 Group emails by thread in Thunderbird 5.x
Gmail organizes emails in conversations. Thunderbird can order emails in a somewhat similar way by enabling Threads. Responses to an email are grouped with the original email making it easy to follow an entire conversation. To view messages in thread order go to View → Sort By → Threaded.

In View → Threads you can fine tune the settings. Unthreaded message pane.

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You can also toggle threads by clicking the thread symbol next to the star.

10.8 Gmail Conversation View Add On
Jonathan Protzenko from http://www.xulforum.org/go_code has developed an add on for Thunderbird 5.x, which gives you a conversation view even more like the Gmail view. To install it follow these steps: ➢  Go to Tools → Add-ons In the Search All Add-ons field enter Gmail Conversation and press enter. Then click Install.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x  Wait until the installation is complete then click Restart now.

When Thunderbird starts you will see this window. Click Apply changes.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x The add on works as follows: ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ if it is a collapsed thread, that means you want to see the full conversation if it is an expanded thread, that means you want to see the individual messages if there is no thread, automatically fetch the conversation (can be disabled through the options. It is on by default). if you want to see the conversation without collapsing the thread, add the button called View full conversation to the main toolbar. Go to View → Toolbars → Customize... to add the button. This button allows you to trigger the conversation view manually (or install customizeheadertoolbar and add the even smaller button to the mail toolbar).

Note that you will have to change the folder view back from Unified Folders to All Folders

→ If you like this add on please consider making a contribution towards its continued development: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/54035.

10.9 How to find your mail server settings
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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x ➢ Go to Tools → Account Settings... Select your old email account. Make a note of the name of the Outgoing mail server.

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Easy-Email Essential Guide To Thunderbird 5.x - Appendix: Thunderbird 5.x ➢ Click on Server Settings. Make a note of the information on this tab.

Click on the Outgoing Server (SMTP) tab. Click on the name you recorded in the first step.

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Click OK to close the window.

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11Appendix: How to find the information you need
This appendix has more information on how you can find the information about your current email configuration you need to complete the Easy-Email setup. Note! If you are not given any information about the port numbers and whether SSL is enabled or not assume your settings are the same as for our sample user, John Doe. In this appendix: ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ Check the setup in your current email program Search on Google Visit www.Easy-Email.net Contact your email provider

11.1 Check the setup in your current email program
If you have an email program already setup with the email address you want to use with EasyEmail you can get the settings from there. If you do not know where to find your settings see How to find your mail server settings on page 110.

11.2 Search on Google
Go to Google and search for “the name of your email provider” + “email pop settings”. For example if you use Bigpond then you would search for “Bigpond email pop settings”.

Often the first result will have the information you need.

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In this case there is no information for port number and SSL, so assume the port number is 110 and that SSL is not enabled. This is a very common setup.

11.3 Visit www.Easy-Email.net
If you are using a well known email provider our web site might have the information for you. Look in the forum, and if you have no luck you can always post a question there.

11.4 Contact your email provider
If you have not found the settings using the methods above it is time to contact the help desk of your email service provider.

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12 Appendix: Understanding sending and receiving emails
To get this chapter please buy the Advanced Guide. We have included the table of contents here for your information.

This appendix describes how email sending and receiving works in relation to Easy-Email. In this chapter: ➢ Understanding the three different ways of receiving emails ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ➢ Emails sent to our Gmail address Emails forwarded from another email address to our Gmail address Emails we have Gmail pick up from our other mailboxes So which option should I choose?

Understanding the six different ways of sending emails ◦ Outgoing mail server – what it is and what your options are ▪ ▪ ◦ Sending emails using the Gmail mail server Sending emails from Gmail using your own mail server

Sending emails ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ Using your email client to send email via the mail server of your email address Using Gmail to send email from your Gmail address Using Gmail to send email from a personalized email address via the Gmail mail server Using Gmail to send email from a personalized email address via the mail server of your email address Using your email client to send email from a personalized email address via the Gmail mail server Using your email client to send email from a personalized email address via Gmail and the mail server of your email address

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