User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008050509 Firefox/3.0b5 Build Identifier: Thunderbird 188.8.131.52 (20080505) The account wizard in Thunderbird 184.108.40.206 makes only POP-based Gmail accounts. It should also, or instead, allow the creation of IMAP-based Gmail accounts. Further, it appears the account cannot be switched to IMAP after creation. The account settings -> server settings have 'hard coded' POP Mail Server as server type. This can be found on Kubuntu as installed from kubuntu-kde4-8.04-alternate-amd64.iso plus updates $ lsb_release -rc Release: 8.04 Codename: hardy Gmail has instructions, which bypass the Gmail option in the wizard, but those that choose Gmail in the wizard choose POP. This is insecure *and* means data is downloaded to the client and erased from the server. Beginners can lose serious data that way. Gmail's IMAP instructions: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=77662 Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. File -> New -> Account -> Gmail 2. 3. Actual Results: A POP-based account is created. Expected Results: 1) The choice of POP or IMAP (IMAP == default) or IMAP-only during account creation. 2) The choice of switching from POP to IMAP after the account is made. (That's probably harder to implement.) https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/+bug/235445
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 400931
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