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How To Set Up Google Apps Email In Thunderbird

After having several problems — daily and hourly — with Outlook while connecting to a Google Apps email server, I decided to switch to Thunderbird. (Using Outlook? Here is How to Set up Outlook for Google Apps Email)

Thunderbird is an open source (free) email client made by the same people who made Firefox. You can download a free copy of Thunderbird for either Mac or PC here. You’ll notice it is a lot like Outlook, but faster and more stable. Thunderbird also lacks the

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How To Set Up Google Apps Email in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is pretty much the standard email application for most users. In most cases, it’s because users don’t know about other options (like Thunderbird) or are just apprehensive about trying something new. You’ll see below how to set up Google Apps Email in Outlook. (But if you want to try Thunderbird, here is how to set up Google Apps Email in Thunderbird.)

Setting up your Outlook email client (or any other email app, for that matter) is pretty easy. It’s a lot like setting up email for any other kind of email account, except that Google has

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Google Apps for Email

As you probably already know, Gmail is one of your best choices for handling email.

Well, that’s only partially true.

While Gmail does a great job with eliminating spam, organizing your mail, integrating with your calendar and contacts, and delivering your email reliably, it just doesn’t look right to have a Gmail address for your business.

That’s one of the reasons why Google has created “Google Apps“.

Basically, Google Apps becomes your entire

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How To Log Into Google Apps Email

How-To-Log-Into-Google-Apps-EmailGot Google Apps handling your email?

Lucky you. I use it too. (Here’s why I use Google Apps for Email).

So now you need to know how to set it up. Here’s how to do that.

Before we get started, though, let me explain a few things. Google is acting as your email server. That means that you will typically use some program (like Outlook or Thunderbird) to actually fetch, read, and send your email. So, you’ll see the instructions for how to set those up in the videos below.

On the other hand, you might just want to log in directly to a page on your browser to get your mail. That’s fine, too. And, if you follow my advice here, you’ll set it all up using something called IMAP, which means that all of the mail you receive will be

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