Mozilla Thunderbird

  DANZIG 00:50 28 Mar 2008
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Trying to set up Thunderbird.

What do I enter when it asks me for my 'incoming server'????

  ambra4 00:55 28 Mar 2008

That you will have to get from you ISP that you use for your email account

The same information is used for both incoming and outgoing

  DANZIG 06:06 28 Mar 2008

Does that mean I'll have to contact them or am I likely to have that information here already?

I'm on Virginmedia by the way.

  cocteau48 06:49 28 Mar 2008

Do you have a working email account in Outlook Express?
If so just import the settings into T'bird under Tools/import/settings.

  Gongoozler 06:54 28 Mar 2008

If you have been using Outlook Express then you will find the information under Tools - Accounts - Mail. Otherwise you will almost certainly find it on the ISP website and on literature supplied by Virgin. For most ISPs the incoming server is something like pop.ispname.com, and the outgoing server smtp.isp.com but there are many variations

  DANZIG 16:57 28 Mar 2008

Sounds a bit complex - I've only been using the Hotmail thing.

Are there any advantages to using either Thunderbird or Outlook?

  Gongoozler 17:31 28 Mar 2008

There are no overwhelming advantages to using either Thunderbird or Outlook. I would recommend that you initially use Outlook Express, then if you want to you can install Thunderbird and use it's import function to import the settings from OE. In my opinion OE has one big advantage over Thunderbird. You can make a backup copy of the mail files (Inbox.dbx, Outbox.dbx etc), and read them using DBXtract without having to import them into OE. Thunderbird mails can be backed up using Mozbackup, but they have to be imported back into Thunderbird to read them.

  Joe R 17:41 28 Mar 2008

DANZIG,

it is probable that your incoming server will be "pop3blueyonder.co.uk"

  Joe R 17:47 28 Mar 2008

Oops I may have missed a dot, between pop3, and blueyonder.

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