Solved I need to open my Gmail account on my pc

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June 7, 2020 at 09:09:30
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Need to open gmail on my pc. I have a Gmail email address on my Android cellphone. I'm now trying to open this same email address on my laptop. I feel embarrassed that I don't know how because try as I might, I end up in a window where I'm told I'm upgrading...and I'm not!

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June 9, 2020 at 05:36:28
When I view account Server Settings for a Gmail account I access via T-bird it has these settings (for the account in T-bird):

connection security – SSL/TLS

authentication – OAuth2 (the O might be zero?)

I leave messages on server (I use POP3) – boxes for ‘at most” and “until I delete them – remain unchecked.

I think the authentication will be same if using IMAP?



#1
June 7, 2020 at 09:22:20
You either login to gmail site itself via the computer and then you can access your emails there. Or you create an client account on the computer using whichever mail application you have installed?

Typically one might have MSOffice/Outlook or something else likeThunderbird.

What mail app do you have installed on your computer?


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#2
June 7, 2020 at 09:35:03
Why don't you just login to the Gmail website?
https://accounts.google.com/Account...

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#3
June 7, 2020 at 12:50:19
re "I end up in a window where I'm told I'm upgrading"

Upgrading what? Does it say?

What kind of window - a web page or a pop-up dialog box? If it's a web page, what's the URL? If it's dialog box, does it have a title?

I'm not sure that "open this same email address on my laptop" makes sense. Access the email address might be a better way to say it. Typically, you would open a web page (e.g. gmail.com) or an email client/application (e.g. Outlook) in order to access the inbox of an email address.

How exactly are you trying to "open the email address"?

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#4
June 8, 2020 at 03:12:01
This is the window that comes up when I try to just log in to Gmail.

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#5
June 8, 2020 at 03:14:02
Sorry I tried to insert a screenshot but it obviously didn't work.

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#6
June 8, 2020 at 03:27:46
By completing this form your'e upgrading to Gmail. This is what I see when I click on Gmail Log In. When I fill igt out with my ONLY Gmail address, I'm getting a message that I should choose a NEW address as that one is taken. And that's right. It's taken by me!!
Just for background again, My Gmail account was done on my Android cellphone and all I'm trying to do is to be able to open it on my pc.

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#7
June 8, 2020 at 03:47:55
Thanks guys. I got it right...at last. Thanks for participating.

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#8
June 8, 2020 at 04:54:56
Would you care to share what the issue was?

Since this thread is going to be saved in the archives, your experience (and solution) may help someone else in the future.

Thanks.

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#9
June 8, 2020 at 05:51:41
I discovered this link via google.
https://accounts.google.com/Account... That opens a new window showing all your email addresses. Click anyone and walla!!

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#10
June 8, 2020 at 06:53:41
Yup... google is really good at knowing all manner of info about you...

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#11
June 8, 2020 at 07:48:59
The answer to my original question was actually really simple I realise now. Just open your Google Account, click on the icon with the big M and it's open!

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#12
June 8, 2020 at 08:20:59
Whatever is always simple to do once you know how...; and sometimes the obvious isn't always the obvious...

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#13
June 8, 2020 at 08:31:46
I must say this is very true... The next step is to transfer contacts from Thunderbird to Gmail. MMM...

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#14
June 8, 2020 at 09:16:35
I think that Gmail will seek to do that for you if you create an account in T-bird for Gmail. In other words use T-bird to access Gmail. Gmail account becomes a client account in T-bird.

Gmail automatically seeks to access/import contacts info they find when able to. Google just seizes any chance to grab whatever info they can; but you can disallow it...

Essentially open T-bird: File - Get a new account and so on.

This link details it a little:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/q...

and this one much more detailed and clear?

https://www.techwalla.com/articles/...

Remember that if you use IMAP then once you access an email via a client application/account (in other words using something like T-bird or Office.Outlook) that email is deleted from the main Gmail server, and is only present on the client account.

I "think" it may also be mirrored on any other client account - but not sure about that (others here more au-fait with T-bird will - hopefully - advise on that.)

If you delete it from one location (client account) - it is deleted from all client access accounts..; and the main server too.

POP3 doesn't do that - unless you set the tick boxes in T-bird to let; and the default is to do just that... Which rather defeats the benefit of using POP3... Leaving mail on the server (after downloading/reading it say via T-bird) is a bit like having it in cloud storage...; and thus there for future reference?

In effect IMAP accounts are sync'd; whereas POP3 aren't...

Like many here I use POP3 - and avoid IMAP whenever possible. And with T-bird I double check all server settings re; when and from where to delete files, and from where. Essentially that's set to never...; I'll do it when I want to.

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#15
June 8, 2020 at 10:14:56
Hi t. That's a mouth full, but thanks for all that info. Will take me a day to get it right but what the heck, time is something most of us have a lot of! Appreciated.

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#16
June 8, 2020 at 10:56:07
Just follow the guide lines in the second link and you'll be fine as far a setting up the account...

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#17
June 8, 2020 at 17:26:04
Been try to post this all day, seems the link that is lined out is a troublsome one and Justin has it blocked.
Hopefully this new one is better.
Same info in a different format.

Here is another, perhaps simpler, method:

https://www.ghacks.net/2010/05/02/i...
https://www.systoolsgroup.com/updates/export-contacts-from-thunderbird-to-gmail/


Basically you open T-Bird and export all your contacts to a .csv file
then open G-Mail and import the .csv file you just created.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#18
June 9, 2020 at 02:44:22
Hi Mike. Thanks for responding. I have followed the instructions to the hilt. I exported my contacts to a file in my pc with the .csv extension. BUT I can't find the "arrow" in Gmail on the left side, the guy is mentioning. Can you see it?

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#19
June 9, 2020 at 02:46:34
I have done it all but when I open it in TB I get a message: "Failed to connect to server pop3.gmail.com". I think the problem is with the choice ito authentication and the security selection.

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#20
June 9, 2020 at 03:31:40
I found a way to arrive at contacts. I saved the contact of Computing.net and it took me to Google Contacts! So I managed to import all my TB contacts but they are in Google Contacts and NOT in Gmail. So problem solved...I hope.

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#21
June 9, 2020 at 05:36:28
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When I view account Server Settings for a Gmail account I access via T-bird it has these settings (for the account in T-bird):

connection security – SSL/TLS

authentication – OAuth2 (the O might be zero?)

I leave messages on server (I use POP3) – boxes for ‘at most” and “until I delete them – remain unchecked.

I think the authentication will be same if using IMAP?


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#22
June 9, 2020 at 10:27:31
but they are in Google Contacts and NOT in Gmail.

Gmail uses Google Contacts so you should have all your address available when needed.

Try creating a Gmail message and make sure they were imported correctly.
Just click on the Compose button, when the email window opens, in the TO box
just type a name or email address and see what comes up.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#23
June 9, 2020 at 13:15:34
It works perfectly Mike. Thanks a lot.

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#24
June 9, 2020 at 13:19:40
Hi t. Just a question. I have my wife's email address as an addition on TB and I still can't figure out how to have each one operating independently, iow not synched. If I now add Gmail, will I be able to operate it independently or will I experience the same problem? Just asking before I spend a lot of time unnecessarily.

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#25
June 9, 2020 at 13:21:27
Just another question here. I have imported to my Gmail account 2 different sets of contacts. They show up separately. Is there a way I can merge them?

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#26
June 9, 2020 at 13:34:03
I have my wife's email address as an addition on TB and I still can't figure out how to have each one operating independently, iow not synched.

Not sure I follow you here.

I have four different accounts coming via T-bird; one is Gmail.

Each is listed separately in the left hand column with its own inbox etc.

When T-bird is opened mail is downloaded for each account - I've set the option to download automatically in the server settings - the first three boxes are ticked.

If your wife's account is properly set up (and yours too) then you can set your and her account to download new mail as preferred; rather than both download for both accounts at the same time?


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#27
June 9, 2020 at 13:40:00
I have imported to my Gmail account 2 different sets of contacts.

Have you tried the Merge & Fix in Contacts?

Open Gmail
In the upper right, there is a square made of dots which reads "Google Apps" when you cursor over it.
Click the square and your Google Apps menu appears
On the Google Apps screen, select Contacts
On the Contacts screen, on the left side there is a Merge & Fix button, click it
and follow directions.
See if that helps.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#28
June 9, 2020 at 13:45:46
I have my wife's email address as an addition on TB and I still can't figure out how to have each one operating independently,

You will have to create separate Gmail account for your wife, different login name, password, etc. then you can import her contacts the same way you did yours.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#29
June 10, 2020 at 02:39:06
I clicked it and the following came up: Good work! No new suggestions. Whatever that means. I would have thought that one first has to SELECT something and then you click Merge and Fix.

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#30
June 10, 2020 at 02:42:35
Will try again and let you know. Thanks.

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#31
June 10, 2020 at 03:12:49
I seem to have successfully installed my Gmail account in T Bird. Problem is, I have immediately received ALL the emails that were sitting in TB, and that is what I was hoping to avoid.

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#32
June 10, 2020 at 03:59:01
Not following you...

You have now got Gmail enabled in T-bird; and it naturally downloaded everything in the Gmail account from the server to that new T-bird Gmail account.

How did you get those apparently same emails into T-bird previously?

In the new Gmail account (in T-bird) it's only "your" emails that are coming down to that account?


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#33
June 10, 2020 at 08:25:19
t that is correct. I also have a 2nd email account on TB and ALL the emails are shown. So to summarise. I have 3 accounts open in TB ofwich one is Gmail, but they ALL show the SAME emails. So it's all triplicated. May as well then only have 1 email account, and that's my own. Do I make sense?

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#34
June 10, 2020 at 09:51:28
If all the mail in all accounts came from the same account server then they would all have the same content. Question is how did you access the account holding the mail on its server?

A given account (Gmail or otherwise) can only access/download content from that specific account's server - not any other accounts's server; i.e. Gmail cannot access yahoo servers, or hotmail/outlook.com etc. servers, and visa-versa

Without giving full email account details (obviously) what are the other two accounts - if they're not Gmail are they say yahoo, hotmail (aka outlook.com) or what?

Whose are the other two accounts?

All my four accounts accessed via T-bird as the client/app have only their respective emails (one of them is Gmail account)

There is no way I can access/download mail using any one of my four accounts to access and download from the server of any of the other accounts.

If per chance you have somehow setup mail forwarding between two accounts then that's a possibility; but it has to be setup - it isn't a default option. Copies of mail forwarded from account to another will obviously be in both accounts?


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#35
June 13, 2020 at 06:11:19
My original email provider is a local one, called Mweb. But I'm now using T-Bird and you might be correct that it is in the setup that the sync takes place. So what i was thinking was to rather delete the Gmail operating through T-Bird and let Gmail operate as a stand-alone. I do find that the Gmail on it's own does not sync with the other two. That seems the best way forward. So the saying goes "If it's not broken...

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#36
June 13, 2020 at 10:28:14
T-bird is an application, much like Office/Outlook to name but one other. It requires the user to create accounts within it via which it access each accounts emails accordingly. It’s a bit like an intermediary between a given computer, phone, tablet and an email account proper on that email providers server. You have to tell T-bird (or similar) where to go and what to do when it gets there; hence the T-bird account for each email account/server elsewhere.

Each of those accounts is in effect a client of its specific email account.


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#37
June 14, 2020 at 08:30:10
t that's where it gets too complicated for me.

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#38
June 14, 2020 at 09:01:21
It's really quite simple. (as is everything once you get across it of course...)

Open T-bird; and then create an account for a given email service you use; e.g. Gmail, Hotmail/Outlook.com, Yahoo...

e.g. T=Bird >>> File >>> new >>> existing account...

Enter the email address of the account which already exists - and its password and follow the prompts.

Or in the same box...

Get a new email address.

Using an existing address means that account must already exist of course.


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