Setting up Email Account on Thunderbird

Follow the steps below to set up your email hosting on Thunderbird

  1. Open up your Thunderbird email client
  2. On the left-hand sidebar, you will see Local Folders. Click on the selection and the right-hand panel will offer you several options. Click on the Create A New Account option.
    You will be shown a popup offering a new email account from a few sponsors. You simply need to click the button at the bottom entitled Skip this and use my existing email
  3. You are now taken to a page where you will enter your existing email information. After entering the information, click on the Continue button at the bottom of the page.
  4. Thunderbird will try to find the standard connection information to connect the email account. It is best to configure this information yourself by clicking the Manual Config button found at the bottom. Be sure to select the incoming protocol you wish to use (IMAP or POP3). Generally speaking, IMAP is best if you plan on checking the email from multiple devices.
    The manual configuration page is where you will add the incoming and outgoing servers and their respective ports.
      Server Hostname Port Number
    IMAP Server 143
    IMAP with SSL 993
    POP Server 110
    IMAP with SSL 995
    SMTP Server 25 or 587
    SMTP with SSL 465

    If you did select the normal (unencrypted) settings, you will be presented with a popup telling you that the email connection to the server is unencrypted. You can check the I understand the risks checkbox and then click the Create account button to continue.

    Once you have entered your settings, hit the Re-test button. If the settings are correct, the Done button will become available. Click on it.
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