Thunderbird will check for new emails in every 10 minutes by default. However, if you’re receiving a lot of emails per minute/hour, 10 minutes may become a delay as you want to receive your emails as quickly as possible.
To get latest update/information from your co workers, clients and friends instantly, you need to ask Thunderbird to check for new emails more frequent by following simply steps below:
- 1. Go to Tools => Account Settings on the Thunderbird menu.
- 2. In the Account Settings box, select Server Settings of an email account you want to adjust on the left panel.
- 3. On the right panel, ensure that the Check for new message every … minutes is checked and enter a number of minutes (let say 5 minutes) you want to ask Thunderbird check & download incoming emails.
- After that, click OK button to make the change affected.