Email

For Nibble users, we have thenibble.org email addresses hosted by Google Apps (GA). GA provides full email and chat for Nibble users. It includes fully-featured webmail and optionally IMAP, POP, and SMTP access. If you don't have an account and want one, you can ask for one from one of the nibble domain owners or email them at:
nibble@thenibble.org

Using Webmail

Server: http://mail.thenibble.org

Webmail is easy and should be accessible from any browser on any Internet connect computer in the world. Go to the above URL, provide your account information and that's it.

This is also where you can manage most of your account settings. You can change your password here, enable IMAP access, and setup email filters.

There is also built-in calendar support so you can setup appointments and stuff like that.

The last feature of GA that you should know is that you can have multiple email aliases. These do have to be setup by one of the Nibble domain owners, but it's quick to do. So for example, John Smith might have john@thenibble.org as his main email address, but could also have john.smith@thenibble.org and johns@thenibble.org as aliases for the same account. There is no limit on the number of aliases you can have.

Using Thunderbird or other email clients

In order to use a "rich client" for email like Thunderbird or Outlook, you can use either POP or IMAP to retrieve your email and SMTP to send out email. Google provides fairly extensive documentation on how to do this. Just keep in mind as you get setup that the Google Apps domain we are using is "thenibble.org".

As mentioned above, you can access your email in a rich-client with either POP or IMAP. It is recommended you use IMAP rather than POP both so that all your email stays saved on the GA servers and so you get folder / tag support.

Google provides documentation on how to setup any email program:

IMAP Gmail Help

Most people use either Mozilla Thunderbird or Microsoft Outlook.

You can download Mozilla Thunderbird free here.

With Thunderbird, you can also synchronize your email contacts with the Google Contacts plugin. This works very well. If you find at some point as well that you have a lot of duplicate contacts (for whatever reasons), log in to webmail and in the contacts area there you can de-dupe your contact list and merge all the various copies together.

For your calendar, use Lightning and Provider for Google Calendar. Lightning is the actual calendar and the provider for Google adds special handling of Google calendars so you get bi-directional updates. Then once these plugins are installed:

  1. Open your Google Calendar and for each calendar, go to settings

  2. Copy the private XML link

  3. In Thunderbird (Lightning), create a New Calendar

  4. Pick On The Network

  5. Format is Google Calendar

  6. Paste that XML link

  7. Feed it your login info

  8. Pick a name and colour

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