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Thunderbird v17.0.6 - IMAP Setup


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IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) leaves the email messages on the server. Not like POP3 where it deletes the email from the server once it's downloaded. IMAP is good if you check your email in multiple computers, cellphones and tablets.



Open Thunderbird.
Click on Create a new account



This window may pop-up, if it does, uncheck (if you want) gandi.net and Hover.com.

Click on the Skip this and use my existing email button.



Your name:

Type in the name you want to appear on your emails.

Email address:

Type your glis.net email address.

Password:

Type the password for that email address.
Check Remember password.
Click the Continue button.



Thunderbird will try to configure the settings for your account. It never gets it right.
Click on the Manual config button.



Incoming:

IMAP

Server hostname:

mail.glis.net

Port:

143

SSL:

None

Authentication:

Normal password

Outgoing:

SMTP

Server hostname:

smtp.glis.net

Port:

587

SSL:

None

Authentication:

Normal password

Username:

username@glis.net

Click the Done button.



This warning states your not using a secure mail server. Mozilla Thunderbird explains it here.
Why does Thunderbird warn me that my server doesn't use encryption?

To continue creating the account you can place a check mark next to I understand the risks.
Click the Create Account button.



That's it!. You should be able to send and receive emails.