I've never used any sort of mail program (ie Outlook) before, so these questions probably aren't really a Thunderbird problem.
Anyway, I'm trying to setup my new Gmail account so I can get my messages in T-Bird and I keep getting an error message. It works find for one of my school email accounts, but not the other (one is general University email and the one that works is my engineering account). I downloaded and tried to run the "Pop goes the Gmail" program on this
page, but when I run it it gives yet another error message.
I'm sure the problem is between the chair and the computer on this one -- I'm not very good with all these different internet things yet.
I've read through most of the help pages at mozilla.org
concerning T-Bird, and still can't get it to work right. There was something else I had a question about too, but I don't remember what it was.