Set Up Google Workspace email - Thunderbird

Applies to: Users wishing to configure Thunderbird to receive email from a G Suite account.

To configure Thunderbird:

  1. From the top menu bar go to Tools and Account Settings...
  2. In the lower left click the Account Actions button and select Add Mail Account...
  3. Enter your Name (as you want it to appear to others), your complete email address, and your email password. Click Continue.

  4. Thunderbird will automatically configure your account. Click Done. Thunderbird will verify your settings and then synchronize your email.

  5. Your account is now configured to use in Mozilla Thunderbird.

Recommended Settings

Adjust these settings to improve the way Thunderbird handles email:
  1. Go to Copies & Folders and under When sending messages, automatically uncheck Place a copy in. Google automatically places sent items under the[Gmail]\Sent Mail folder without this setting.

  2. Go to Junk Settings under account and uncheck Enable adaptive junk controls for this account. Also check Move new junk messages to:, select Other and choose the Spam folder under [Gmail].
  3. Go to Synchronization & Storage and under Message Synchronizing uncheck Keep messages for this account on this computer.