NCEAS Email Client Setup

NCEAS supports Mozilla Thunderbird and Gmail as desktop email clients. Gmail requires no configuration and includes additional features like Calendaring. For Thunderbird and other clients follow the instructions under Setup Instructions, then Recommended Settings.


Thunderbird to Google Mail Address Book Migration

  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Click on the Address Book button in the toolbar
  3. Click on Personal Address Book in the sidebar
  4. Click Tools -> Export -> Format: Comma Separated
  5. Save file to desktop
  6. In Google Mail, click Mail -> Contacts -> More -> Import
  7. Click Choose File and select the file saved from Thunderbird
  8. Click Import
  9. Repeat with any other address books in the sidebar - may require using to export a csv of the Collected Addresses that Google Mail can import

Mail Backups


Users can backup their webmail from Google using one of the following tools:

  1. Python backup tool for Win/OSX/Linux:
  2. Thunderbird with IMAP Syncronization: