How to Chat with Your Contacts in Mozilla Thunderbird –

A great feature of Mozilla Thunderbird that you can use with Instant Messenger. You can use it to chat with your contacts on Google Talk, Twitter, XMPP, and IRC. Until recently, we supported Facebook messenger, but now it's stopped.

To use chat mode, click the three-line menu icon in the upper-right corner of the Thunderbird dashboard.

 Create a new chat account Thunderbird

The next step is to choose one of the four IM options.


Google talk

We discussed how useful Thunderbird was before. You can set up a Gmail account. For Google Talk, you do not need to use the same Gmail account.

 Google Talk Account Thunderbird

Just enter your Google password. Thunderbird provides SSL / TLS protection, so you do not have to worry about security. You will also be prompted for a password each time you log in.

 Enter Password Chat Account Wizard Thunderbird

Chat nickname. When you're done, a chat icon will appear at the top. If for any reason you're not connected to your Google Talk account, just refresh "View Chat Status."

 Chat status Thuderbird


Once you have chosen Twitter, ask to provide your username first. You will then be taken to the next screen where you must authorize your Twitter account to use your Twitter account. Please provide your Twitter password at this stage.

 Twitter Approvals Thunderbird Chat

Just like Google Talk, you need to follow a few simple steps. Finally, typing "Finish" will quickly add the Twitter timeline to the Thunderbird dashboard. All conversations with followers can be used for additional tasks.


Thunderbird supports full Internet Relay Chat (IRC) service. Click Network to find server details. The most popular IRC chatrooms are IRCnet, EFNet, Chatzona, DALnet, and QuakeNet, and they support Android.

“/> Irc Servers “/>

Go back to the chat account wizard in Thunderbird and go back to the previous steps. Type the server name as follows:

 Irc Account Thunderbird

After performing some steps, including selecting an alias, your IRC account is now enabled in Thunderbird. XMPP

Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is widely used in VOIP, video, file transfer, and gaming applications. Open standard protocols, also known as Jabber, support discovery in multiple local domains in isolated locations.

 Jabber Web site

If your Jabber account is one of several projects, enter your user name and domain as follows:

 Jabber Xmpp Account


Many people spend a lot of money in smartphone era. Time in front of the computer. Mozilla Thunderbird is a very handy client for tracking instant messaging updates.

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