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How to Set Up Email in Thunderbird

Thunderbird refers to free email software. Read the following instructions for setting up email in Thunderbird:

  • When launching Thunderbird, you will see a pop-up window. Type in your name, email address, and account password.
  • If you wish to set up another account, go to Tools > Account Settings.
  • You will see the ‘Account Actions’ button at the bottom of the window. Click it and choose ‘Add Account’ from the drop down list.
Thunderbird - add new account

Thunderbird – add new account

  • Click ‘Continue’ for Thunderbird to produce email settings automatically. See to it that you edit the settings.
      • You should have your complete email address as user name.
      • Port number should be:
    POP3: 110
    IMAP: 143
    SMTP: 25 or 26
    • Incoming/Outgoing mail server: domain.com
    • Do not use http://www
    • Omit ‘mail.’ prefix
    • Choose POP3 for downloading emails to your PC.
    • Choose IMAP for emails to stay on the server.
    Thunderbird - incoming and outgoing mail settings

    Thunderbird – incoming and outgoing mail settings

    • Tap Re-test configuration or go to manual setup.
    Thunderbird - test configuration

    Thunderbird – test configuration

    • Check your incoming mail server settings.
    Thunderbird - check incoming mail settings

    Thunderbird – check incoming mail settings

    • Check your outgoing mail server settings.
    Thunderbird - check outgoing mail settings

    Thunderbird – check outgoing mail settings

    • Set authentication to password; key in full email address as username (including @domain.com). Port number: 25 or 26.
    Thunderbird - SMTP settings

    Thunderbird – SMTP settings

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