Setting up Gmail IMAP Support in Thunderbird (1.5 or 2.x)

Gmail's IMAP support is one of the biggest things to hit the webmail world since, well, Gmail. We've already covered how to use imap from Outlook, and now it's time to show everybody how to use it from the open-source Mozilla Thunderbird email client.

The good news is that Thunderbird has much better support for IMAP than Outlook or most other clients, but there are still quite a few little tweaks that can be made to make it work even better.