How To Change IMAP To POP3 In Thunderbird

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  • Step 1: Thunderbird is a similar open-source, cross-platform email client like Gmail and yahoo. 
  • Step 2: Mozilla’s Thunderbird comes with IMAP and POP3 configuration. It uses IMAP as the default configuration.
  • Step 3: POP3 is always manually configured. 
  • Step 4: The following instructions will show you how to move from IMAP to POP3 in Mozilla Thunderbird.
  • Step 5: On your Windows or Mac, launch Mozilla Thunderbird.
  • Step 6: Once Thunderbird is launched, click Tools and then select Account settings.
  • Step 7: Select Account Actions and then click Add Email account.
  • Step 8: Please enter your username and login password in the required fields and click continue.
  • Step 9: Thunderbird will now start to automatically configure the account settings in IMAP, stop the configuration.
  • Step 10: Click on Manual Configuration.
  • Step 11: You can now modify your account details in the following manner.
  • Step 12: Enter the account details:
    Your Email address :
    Incoming server address : mail.yourmailprovidername.com (example : mail.yahoo.com).
    Outgoing server address : mail.yourmailprovidername.com or smtp.yourmailprovidername.com (Setting SMTP for POP3 is optional).
  • Step 13: From the incoming mail server drop-down list, select POP3, because you can not change it later when the configuration is complete.
  • Step 14: Incoming port number- 995 (Secured Shell) 
  • Step 15: Outgoing port number- 465 (Secured Shell)
  • Step 16: Once the fields are filled, click Manual setup.
  • Step 17: Clear the error message that says smtp already exists.
  • Step 18: Close the account settings, and you will see a new account created under POP3 settings.
  • Step 19: Crosscheck if the incoming and the outgoing mail servers are working correctly.
  • Step 20: You can now remove the IMAP settings configured before.
  • Step 21: Go to Account Settings from the tools option and click Remove account.
  • Step 22: The IMAP settings are now reconfigured to POP3 in Mozilla Thunderbird.

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