C cvillaco at
Wed Mar 15 19:41:46 UTC 2017

Well firstly, im pretty sure you can schedule when to download emails, 
and with desktop integration, you can get notifications, through one 
channel, whenever any one of your email accounts, even your own server 
email accounts get a message.

And some people prefer to avoid using google services unnecessarily.  
It's basically the good thing to do, using gmail probably isnt, i 
figure. Also, when you download a local coy, it's more efficient to 
retirve it locally, for the vast majority, i shold then, than 
contastnalyty accessing the cloud for repeat requests for the same data, 
is just environmentally irresponsible, too,.  basically, using gmail, is 
probably dumb, so a good option exists, there ya go. ext tie do you own 
homework, im sure it's written in a  guide, on how to be decent.  
Sometimes we all make mistakes tho.  anyhow, best wishes, farewell.

On 15/03/2017 1:14 PM, Darcy Casselman wrote:
> GMail was a freaking miracle when it appeared in 2004. There'd never 
> been anything like it on the web before that. Thunderbird, and 
> programs like it, are a bit older. For most people, they might be 
> obsolete.
> I still use Thunderbird, particularly for work. I did use it with 
> GMail for years, just because I liked having a local copy of my email. 
> I don't do this anymore.
> There's something to be said for not giving all my personal 
> correspondence to a company like Google (tho I do anyway). But if you 
> don't mind that and GMail's working for you, then there probably isn't 
> a good reason to use Thunderbird.
> Darcy.
> On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 1:05 PM, Raymond House <raymondh40 at 
> <mailto:raymondh40 at>> wrote:
>     Stephen, let me get this straight, if the messages go though gmail
>     anyway why is this different than using gmail? I looked up Wiki
>     and the explanation there is what you tell me using MTA,s and MDA,s.
>     On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 12:58 PM, Stephen M. Webb
>     <stephen.webb at <mailto:stephen.webb at>>
>     wrote:
>         On 2017-03-15 12:39 PM, Raymond House wrote:
>         > Hi Bob, thanks for the explanation, I have read this before
>         and I like the idea but How do I go about setting this up?
>         > If I send an email using Thunderbird does it not go through
>         gmail anyway?This is the part I don't understand.
>         If you're using Google as your email provider, yes, it will go
>         through Google.
>         When you send mail, it goes through a mail transfer agent
>         (MTA), usually using SMTP (simple mail transfer protocol). A
>         network of MTas talk to each other over the internet to send
>         and receive mail just like the post office does.
>         Eventually your email wil end up on another machine somewhere
>         designated as the mail deliver agent (MDA), where it waits
>         for you to retrieve it and read it.  MDAs usually provide
>         either POP3 (post office protocol version 3) or IMAP (internet
>         mail access protocol) to let you pick up your messages.
>         Your mail user agent (MUA) is what lets you read your email,
>         and that could be Thunderbird or an online webmail service
>         you use through a browser.
>         When you're using a gmail address, Google is providing three
>         services for you.
>         (1) an identity (your gmail address), used to authentication
>         and authorization
>         (2) an MTA used to send email
>         (3) an MDA, used to receive email
>         optionally, they provide a webmail MUA so you can read email.
>         If you want to set up Thunderbird [1] as your MUA instead, you
>         need to configure your account to use your gmail
>         identity, use the google SMTP server as your MTA, and use the
>         google POP3 or (preferably) IMAP server as your MDA.
>         Then, your mail starts appearing in the message pane and you
>         can reply.
>         [1]
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