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Time Narration
00:00 Welcome to the tutorial on Introduction to Mozilla Thunderbird.
00:04 In this tutorial, we will learn about Mozilla Thunderbird and
00:09 how to download, install and launch Thunderbird.
00:13 We will also learn how to:
00:15 Configure a new email account, Download and read messages
00:20 Compose and send mail messages, Log out of Thunderbird.
00:26 Mozilla Thunderbird is a simple email client.
00:29 It is a cross platform software which means it can run on various operating systems.
00:35 It allows you to download email messages
00:39 from your other mail accounts to your local computer.
00:42 It also lets you manage multiple email accounts.
00:47 Thunderbird also has some advanced features.
00:50 You can import all your email data like Mail folders and Address book from other mail accounts like Gmail, Yahoo and Eudora.
01:01 If you use POP3, you can
01:04 combine all POP3 accounts into a single Inbox in Thunderbird.
01:09 You can group messages by attributes such as
01:12 Date, Sender, Priority or a Custom label.
01:18 Here we are using Mozilla Thunderbird 13.0.1 on Ubuntu 12.04.
01:26 If you do not have Mozilla Thunderbird installed on your computer, you can install it by using Ubuntu Software Centre.
01:33 For more information on Ubuntu Software Centre, please visit this website.
01:40 You can also download and install Thunderbird from the Mozilla website.
01:46 Mozilla Thunderbird is also available for
01:48 Microsoft Windows 2000 or later versions such as MS Windows XP or MS Windows 7.
01:56 For more information about this, please visit the Mozilla website.
02:02 To use Mozilla Thunderbird, you must have at least two valid email addresses.
02:08 You must also ensure that POP3 option is enabled in the email accounts.
02:15 And, you must ensure that you are connected to the Internet.
02:19 Let’s launch Thunderbird.
02:22 First click on Dash Home which is the round button, on the top left corner of your computer desktop.
02:29 The Search box appears.
02:31 Now, type: "Thunderbird". The Thunderbird icon appears.
02:37 Click on it to open the application.
02:40 The Mail Account Setup dialogue-box opens.
02:43 Let’s close this by clicking on the red cross button on the top-left.
02:49 The Mozilla Thunderbird application opens.
02:53 First, let’s familiarize ourselves with the Mozilla Thunderbird interface.
02:59 The Mozilla Thunderbird interface has a Main menu with various options.
03:05 Shortcut icons are available below the Main menu on the Menu bar.
03:11 For example- there are shortcut icons for Get Mail, Write and Address Book.
03:18 Thunderbird is divided into two panels.
03:21 The left panel displays the folders in your Thunderbird account.
03:26 As we have not configured a mail account yet, this panel will not display any folders now.
03:33 The right panel consists of options for Email, Accounts, Advanced Features and so on.
03:41 For the purpose of this tutorial, we have already
03:44 created two email accounts. They are:
03:48 STUSERONE at gmail dot com, STUSERTWO at yahoo dot in.
03:56 We recommend that you use 2 of your email accounts.
04:02 I have also enabled the POP3 option in these two mail accounts.
04:07 How did I enable POP3 in Gmail?
04:11 First, login to the Gmail account.
04:14 Open a fresh browser and in the address bar, type: "".
04:21 Now, enter the user name STUSERONE at gmail dot com and then the password.
04:30 Click on the Settings icon on the top-right of the Gmail window. Click on the Settings option.
04:40 The Settings window appears. Click the Forwarding and POP (slash)/ IMAP tab.
04:48 In the POP download, I have selected 'Enable POP for all mail'.
04:53 Then click Save Changes.
04:56 The Gmail Mail window appears.
04:58 POP3 is now enabled in Gmail!
05:02 Let’s log out of Gmail and close this browser.
05:08 Let’s configure the STUSERONE at gmail dot com account in Thunderbird.
05:15 Gmail accounts are automatically configured by Thunderbird.
05:19 We shall learn about manual configurations for other email accounts in later tutorials.
05:26 First, make sure that your network connection is configured correctly.
05:31 From the Main menu, select Edit and Preferences.
05:36 The Thunderbird Preferences dialog-box appears.
05:39 Click on Advanced, select Network & DiskSpace tab and click Settings.
05:48 In the Connection Settings dialog-box, select the Use system proxy settings option.
05:56 Click OK. Click Close.
06:00 Now, let’s create a new account using the Accounts option.
06:05 From the right panel of the Thunderbird, under Accounts, click Create a New Account.
06:12 The Mail Account Setup dialog-box appears.
06:17 Enter the name as "STUSERONE".
06:20 Enter the Email address as STUSERONE at gmail dot com.
06:27 And finally, enter the Password of the Gmail account.
06:32 Next, click on Continue.
06:36 The message- "Configuration found in Mozilla ISP database" appears.
06:42 Next, select POP3.
06:46 Some times an error message-
06:49 "Thunderbird failed to find the settings" may be displayed.
06:53 This indicates, that Thunderbird was not able to configure Gmail settings automatically.
06:59 In such a case, you must configure the settings manually.
07:04 Now, click on the Manual Config button.
07:08 The configuration settings for Gmail are displayed.
07:12 As Thunderbird has already configured Gmail settings correctly, we will not change them.
07:19 Pause this video and make a note of these settings.
07:24 To configure Gmail manually, you must enter these settings in the respective fields.
07:30 When the settings are configured manually, the Create Account button is enabled.
07:36 In this tutorial, Thunderbird has configured Gmail correctly.
07:41 So, let’s click Create Account.
07:44 This could take a few minutes depending on your Internet speed.
07:52 The Gmail account is created and is displayed on the right panel.
07:56 Note that the left panel now displays the email ID: STUSERONE at gmail dot com.
08:04 Under this Gmail account, various mail folders are displayed.
08:09 Now from the left panel, under the Gmail account, click Inbox. Click the Get Mail icon.
08:18 Note the status bar at the bottom of the Thunderbird window.
08:22 It displays the number of messages that are being downloaded.
08:27 All email messages from the Gmail account STUSERONE at gmail dot com are now downloaded into the Inbox.
08:36 Click on Inbox and select a message.
08:39 The message is displayed in the panel below.
08:43 Let’s double-click on the message.
08:46 It opens in a new tab.
08:49 Let’s close this tab by clicking on the 'X' icon, at the top right of the tab.
08:55 Let’s compose a message and send it to the account STUSERTWO at yahoo dot in.
09:03 From the Mail toolbar, click Write.
09:07 The Write dialog-box appears.
09:10 The From field displays your name and the Gmail ID.
09:14 In the To field, let’s enter STUSERTWO at yahoo dot in.
09:20 Let’s type the text- "Hi, I now have an email account in Thunderbird!", in the body of the mail.
09:29 Now, let’s select the text and increase the font size.
09:33 Now, click the Larger font size icon. This increases the Font size.
09:40 To change the colour of the text, first select it and click the Choose colour for text icon.
09:47 The Text Color dialog-box appears. Let’s click Red and click OK.
09:55 The color of the text has changed.
09:58 Let’s insert a smiley now! Click on the Insert a Smiley face icon.
10:04 From the Smiley list, click Smile. A smiley is inserted.
10:11 You can also do a spell check on your mail.
10:15 Let’s change the spelling of "have" to "heve".
10:20 Click Spelling and select English (US).
10:24 The Check Spelling dialog-box appears, highlighting the misspelled word.
10:30 It also displays the correct spelling. Click Replace. Click Close to exit.
10:38 To set spelling preferences- from the Main menu, click Edit and Preferences.
10:44 From the Preferences dialog-box, click Composition.
10:48 You can then check the options you require. Click Close.
10:54 Now, to send the mail, simply click on the Send button.
10:59 A Subject Reminder dialog-box appears.
11:03 This is because we did not enter a Subject for this mail.
11:07 To send the mail without a Subject line, you can click on Send Without Subject.
11:13 Click Cancel Sending.
11:16 Now, in the Subject field, type: "My First Email From Thunderbird".
11:21 Click Send. Your email has been sent. Let’s check it.
11:29 We have to open the account and check the Inbox.
11:37 So, let’s login to 'Yahoo'.
11:47 In the Yahoo login page, type the Yahoo ID "STUSERTWO". Enter your password.
11:56 Click Inbox. The Inbox shows mail received from the Gmail account!
12:03 Click on the mail to open it.
12:05 You can use the Reply button and reply to the mail. But here, let’s compose a new mail.
12:13 Let’s click on Compose.
12:16 In the To field, enter the address STUSERONE at gmail dot com.
12:23 In the Subject field, enter "Congrats!".
12:27 Type: "Glad you got a new account", in the mail.
12:32 Click the Send button and log out of Yahoo.
12:37 Let’s close this browser.
12:39 Let’s check Thunderbird now.
12:42 Click Get Mail and click on Get All New Messages.
12:48 From the left panel, under your Gmail account ID, click Inbox.
12:53 The new message sent from the yahoo account is displayed in the Inbox.
12:58 The contents of the mail are displayed in the panel below.
13:03 You can reply to this mail, using Reply button.
13:07 We have successfully sent, received and viewed email messages using Thunderbird.
13:14 To log out of Thunderbird, from the Main menu, click File and Quit.
13:19 You will exit Mozilla Thunderbird.
13:22 This brings us to the end of this tutorial on Thunderbird.
13:26 In this tutorial, we learnt about Mozilla Thunderbird and how to download, install and launch Thunderbird.
13:35 We also learnt how to:
13:37 Configure a new email account, Compose and send mail messages

Receive and read messages, Log out of Thunderbird.

13:46 Here is an assignment for you.
13:49 Download Mozilla Thunderbird application.
13:52 Install and launch it.
13:54 Configure an email account in Thunderbird.
13:58 Send and receive mails using this account. Observe what happens.
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