First Steps for Getting Thunderbird/Other IMAP to Work with Math Email

You need to enable IMAP in your GMail account.  Here's how:

  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. Click the gear icon on the top right. 
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
  5. Select Enable IMAP.
  6. Click Save Changes.


You also need to enable "less secure applications"


  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. Click on the icon of nine boxes boxes
  3. Click on My Account


4.  Click on Sign-in & Security


5. Choose Connected Apps & Sites


6. Change "Allow less secure apps"  to ON