Setting up an email account in Mozilla Thunderbird

  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Click Tools
  3. Select Account Settings from the drop down menu
  4. Click Account Actions
  5. Select Add Mail Account
  6. Type your name, email address and email address password into the fields provided
  7. Click [Continue]
  8. Thunderbird will automatically select the server host name, port number, SSL and Authentication settings for you. Some of these settings will need to be adjusted
  9. Click [Manual Config]
  10. Modify the incoming settings to:

    Incoming protocol: Select POP3 or IMAP from the drop down. POP is more common, however you can easily chose IMAP if you prefer
    Incoming server hostname: pop.example.com if using POP3 or imap.example.com if using IMAP. Where example.com is your domain name
    Incoming port: 995 is using POP3, 993 if using IMAP
    Incoming SSL: SSL/TLS
    Incoming authentication: Normal password
     

  11. Modify the outgoing settings to:

    Outgoing protocol: SMTP
    Outgoing server hostname: smtp.example.com
    Outgoing port: 465
    Outgoing SSL: SSL/TLS
    Outgoing authentication: Normal password
     

  12. Modify the username settings to:

    Username: johnsmith@example.com (ensure to place your full email address including the domain name)
     

  13. Click [Create Account]
  14. Click [Confirm Security Exception].
  15. Thunderbird will verify that the setting are correct and complete the creation of your email account

This completes the setup of your email account in Thunderbird

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