Thunderbird Email Setup

Setting up Email Account with Thunderbird


Prerequisites:
Before setting up Mozilla Thunderbird, please be sure the following items have been done.
  1. Your domain name has been propagated
  2. The email account has been created in the hosting control panel

Note: When using the examples below, be sure to replace mail.yoursite.com with your actual domain name. Eg. mail.mysite.com

You are now ready to begin setting up your email accounts.
  1. Open the Thunderbird application.  
  2. Go to Tools and click on Account Settings.

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  3. Select Add mail account.  

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    This will open a new window where you enter your email information.

    This does NOT have to be your username@yourdomain.com. Email addresses such as name@yourdomain.com, webmaster@yourdomain.com, etc. are acceptable as long as they are set up in the hosting control panel.

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    Make sure the "Remember password" box is checked to avoid having to re-enter your password.

  4. Thunderbird will attempt to find your incoming and outgoing mail server information. Thunderbird should automatically configure your account for you, BUT if not, proceed then you need to set up your email manually.



Manually configure Thunderbird
Follow these instructions to manually configure Thunderbird.
  1. Click on Stop.
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    Next, click on Manual Setup to enter the correct account information.

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    This opens a new window for your server settings.

  2. Edit the Server names and Port to the exact settings desired.
  3. Select either POP or IMAP - both are supported on our servers. If you plan on setting up your mail on many computers use IMAP.




Confirm your settings with this example.
  1. Enter your e-mail address for the Incoming User Name, and Outgoing User Name. Click Next.

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  2. Enter your e-mail address for the Incoming User Name, and Outgoing User Name. Click Next.

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  3. Enter a name for your email account and click Next.  

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  4. Verify your account information and click Finish.  



Final Settings Check
To make edits to any other entries to your account once created, select the email account and do the following:
  1. In the Account Settings window, select Outgoing Server (SMTP) listed below your new account. 
  2. Type mail.yourdomain.com for the Server Name and change the Port setting to 25.  
  3. Click OK  

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  4. Click OK  

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