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* How to access mail from [http://opensourcearticles.com/thunderbird_15/english/part_10 yahoo and gmail]. * How to access mail from [http://opensourcearticles.com/thunderbird_15/english/part_10 yahoo and gmail].
-One topic the tutorial doesn't address is keeping a copy of your messages on the POP3 server after you checked for new messages with Thunderbird, so that you can still access those messages using webmail. Unlike many email clients this doesn't occur by default. You need to check the checkmark for tools -> account settings -> server settings -> "leave messages on server" when you create the account if you want to do that. +One topic the tutorial doesn't address is keeping a copy of your messages on the POP3 server after you check for new messages with Thunderbird, so that you can still access those messages using webmail. In Thunderbird the default setting is to delete all messages from the server after downloading. If you want to keep your messages available for webmail access, you need to check the checkmark at "[[Menu differences in Windows, Linux, and Mac|Tools -> Account Settings]] -> Server Settings -> Leave messages on server". Do this '''before''' you download your mail for the first time.
==External links== ==External links==
*[http://opensourcearticles.com/articles/introduction_to_thunderbird Older version of the tutorial] (suitable for Thunderbird v1.0.7 or earlier) *[http://opensourcearticles.com/articles/introduction_to_thunderbird Older version of the tutorial] (suitable for Thunderbird v1.0.7 or earlier)
[[Category:E-mail account setup (Thunderbird)]] [[Category:E-mail account setup (Thunderbird)]]

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If you're a beginning user of Thunderbird, you may have many questions about how to get started once you've downloaded and installed the application. A good place to begin is this tutorial. It will walk you through the basic setup and usage of Thunderbird, including:

One topic the tutorial doesn't address is keeping a copy of your messages on the POP3 server after you check for new messages with Thunderbird, so that you can still access those messages using webmail. In Thunderbird the default setting is to delete all messages from the server after downloading. If you want to keep your messages available for webmail access, you need to check the checkmark at "Tools -> Account Settings -> Server Settings -> Leave messages on server". Do this before you download your mail for the first time.

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