Setting Up Thunderbird

Synchronize your GMX mailbox with Thunderbird. Your email will be sent to your application in regularly intervals using IMAP.


The free GMX Mail App is a much more convenient way to check your emails on your smartphone or tablet. You can download the GMX Mail App for Android from the Google PlayStore or for iOS from the Apple App Store.

How to add your email account

  1. Click Email.

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  2. Click on Skip this and use my existing email.

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  3. Enter your name, email address and password. Check Remember passwordand click Continue.

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    Thunderbird automatically detects the correct server settings.
  4. Select IMAP and click Done.

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  5. To synchronize your email and folders, click Get Mail.

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Thunderbird synchronizes with your GMX mailbox.

How to link your folders

  1. Right-click on your GMX account (a) and click on Settings... (b). Click on Server Settings (c) .
  2. In Server Settings, specify that messages to be deleted are moved to theTrash folder (d)
  3. ClickCopies & Folders (a). Select the Other: option below When sending messages, automatically. Select your GMX Sent folder (b). Select the Other: option below Drafts. Select your GMX Drafts folder (c). There is no corresponding folder in your GMX mailbox for the Thunderbird Templates folder. Click OK (d).

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Thunderbird will file the email in the respective folders.