How to add your AOL Mail Account to Thunderbird using IMAP

To set up your Thunderbird client to work with AOL:

  • Open Thunderbird and type your name, Email address and password
  • Click Continue

Tick the check box on IMAP(remote folders) and click on Manual config

Now we need to manually enter in our settings similar to the following. Under the Server hostname section verify the following.

  • Incoming : / Port : Either 993 (SSL) or 143
  • Outgoing : / Port : 587 (TLS)
  • Click Re-test
  • If you’ve entered everything in correctly, task will be completed successfully and you can click on Create Account
  • Now you can check your AOL mails from Thunderbird clicking on Read Messages

How to add iCloud Emails to Mozilla Thunderbird?

Steps to add iCloud Emails to Mozilla Thunderbird :

Step 1: Now, go to the email source list and choose iCloud. Here, enter the details of your iCloud account such as Email address and password. Then, hit on the login button to begin.

Step 2: Thereafter, preview the entire iCloud+ data and enable the specific email folders which you want to import from iCloud+ to Mozilla Thunderbird.

Step3: Then, navigate your mouse towards the saving options list and thereafter, choose Thunderbird.

Step 4: Now, use the Advance settings option for selective backup if required.

Step 5: Then, hit on the backup button to start to add iCloud to Thunderbird.

Thus in this way, one can add iCloud emails to Thunderbird. Now, open your Thunderbird account to check the migrated emails.

Mail Server Settings for iCloud Email Clients

Mail server settings

Refer to your email app’s documentation for information about how to use these settings. iCloud Mail uses the IMAP and SMTP standards supported by most modern email apps. iCloud does not support POP. If you set up an account using iCloud System Preferences or macOS Mail in 10.7.4 or later, you won’t see these settings because they’re automatically configured.

IMAP information for the incoming mail server

  • Server name:
  • SSL Required: Yes
    If you see an error message when using SSL, try using TLS instead.
  • Port: 993
  • Username: This is usually the name part of your iCloud email address (for example, emilyparker, not [email protected]). If your email client can’t connect to iCloud using just the name part of your iCloud email address, try using the full address.
  • Password: Generate an app-specific password.

SMTP information for the outgoing mail server

  • Server name:
  • SSL Required: Yes
    If you see an error message when using SSL, try using TLS or STARTTLS instead.
  • Port: 587
  • SMTP Authentication Required: Yes
  • Username: Your full iCloud email address (for example, [email protected], not emilyparker)
  • Password: Use the app-specific password that you generated when you set up the incoming mail server.

How to Organize Gmail Folders Within Thunderbird?

In Gmail’s IMAP implementation, labels become Thunderbird folders. When you label a message in Gmail, Thunderbird creates a folder with the same name and stores messages there.

By default, Thunderbird shows all Gmail folders that you set up. To choose which Gmail folders to display in Thunderbird, you can change a few settings.

  • In Thunderbird, go to the File menu and select Subscribe.
  • Clear the check boxes next to the folders that you don’t want to display in Thunderbird.
  • Select OK.
  • The unchecked folders don’t display in Thunderbird.