Setting up an email account using Mozilla Thunderbird


  1. Open Thunderbird.

  2. Under Accounts, click on Email from Create a new account.


  1. Uncheck the free email domain offered and select Skip this and use my existing email.

  1. Input your Name, email address and password and then click Continue. It will automatically configure the settings. You can also click on Manual config button to manually input the email settings.

  1. Input the needed server settings to complete the email setup. Click Done when finished.

To update email server settings

Open Thunderbird.

Click Tools, then Account Settings. or Options > Account Settings

Select your email account and choose Server Settings

Verify the following settings:

Server Name: mail.(domain).com**

User Name: (must be your complete email address)

Port: 110 (POP) or 143 (IMAP)

Connection security: None

Authentication method: Normal password

Back to the accounts in the left, scroll down to the bottom and select Outgoing Server (SMTP)

Select your email address from the list (if you have multiple email accounts set) and verify the following settings:

Server Name: mail.(domain).com

Port:  587 (POP/IMAP)

User Name: (must be your complete email address)

Authentication method: Normal password

Connection security: None

If Username is not the complete email address, it must be updated with the

To update Username and security settings for Outgoing Server, click Edit button.

Quit Thunderbird and re-launch it.

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