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Old 11-18-2008, 01:29 AM   #1
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How to configure Thunderbird to download mail to the local folder directly using IMAP


Dear all,

I am using Ubuntu - 8.04 on my acer laptop and i want to configure thunderbird 2.0.0.16 to download emails directly to the local folder stored in the local hard drive so that it is available offline.

Currently, i am using IMAP to download emails from my google account, but everytime i click any email or folder it will access the internet and download the message. I have configured thunderbird to download messages instead of just the headers.

The other option is to select folders for offline usage and download them whenever i want to, but i dont want to do this, coz everytime i create a new folder, i have select them for offline usage and download them.

Basically, i want to have all my emails delivered to a local file and access them even if i am not connected to the internet just like an outlook PST File stored locally.

Thanks
Avinash
 
Old 11-18-2008, 04:14 AM   #2
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hey Google has the facility to POP. Configure your Google Settings to support POP. And re-configure your thunderd for POP Account. In Under Account settings find a option called Server srttings and select "Leave message on server" and left everything default. It will leave a copy of all your message on Gmail server.Now Download message from server.

Also You can do same job in gamil(web) settings.

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Old 11-23-2008, 08:50 AM   #3
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Thanks, i know this, but i guess i cannot do this using IMAP?
 
Old 11-24-2008, 07:37 AM   #4
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You can also retrieve mail via POP with Fetchmail and configure Thunderbird for the local account. This allows you to download email from a cron-job without running a mail client.

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Old 11-25-2008, 12:55 AM   #5
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Thanks for the information
 
Old 11-25-2008, 01:42 AM   #6
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What you are trying to do is what POP is designed for, whereas IMAP is designed to leave messages on the server.

Thunderbird gives you the option on you laptop to use POP but also leave messages on the server if you want to collect them from elsewhere (it looks like you have to set the account up, then modify it to leave mail on server). Fetchmail can do this also.

POP should only look for new messages.
 
Old 11-25-2008, 12:24 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by avinash.rao View Post
Dear all,

I am using Ubuntu - 8.04 on my acer laptop and i want to configure thunderbird 2.0.0.16 to download emails directly to the local folder stored in the local hard drive so that it is available offline.

Currently, i am using IMAP to download emails from my google account, but everytime i click any email or folder it will access the internet and download the message. I have configured thunderbird to download messages instead of just the headers.

The other option is to select folders for offline usage and download them whenever i want to, but i dont want to do this, coz everytime i create a new folder, i have select them for offline usage and download them.

Basically, i want to have all my emails delivered to a local file and access them even if i am not connected to the internet just like an outlook PST File stored locally.

Thanks
Avinash
yeah just POP it and you can acquire it without the internet connection. IMAP there isn't a way to without an internet connection.
pop.gmail.com SSL port 993

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Old 11-25-2008, 11:00 PM   #8
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Thank you all for the clarification, I have got it now!! POP works for me..

Cheers
Avinash
 
  


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