Configure an Email Account in Thunderbird
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This tutorial assumes that you’ve already created your new email account in your web hosting, typically through your hosting control panel. Now let’s learn how to setup that new email account in Thunderbird.
Start by clicking the
The Account Settings window appears. Click the
The Account Wizard opens. Make sure the
option is selected then click
as you would like to appear in the
field of outgoing emails.
Then enter your
Now you have to enter your
(POP) setting, which would have been provided to you in your welcome email. Typically, the Incoming Server (POP) setting is simply
, where ‘yourdomain’ is to be replaced with your own domain name.
for the incoming mail server setting.
Now enter your
(POP) setting here and then click
Now enter the
as provided to you by your hosting provider. This may be the entire email address or just the username prefix.
again. Your outgoing username is typically the same as your incoming username, unless you’re using a different SMTP server. Click
for this new account then click
to complete the setup wizard.
We’re almost finished. But first let’s go finish configuring our SMTP outgoing mail server. Click the
Outgoing Server (SMTP)
SMTP server then click
(SMTP) server setting in the Server Name text field.
Make sure the
box is checked. SMTP Authentication means that Thunderbird will login to your mail server even when sending emails (not just receiving), ensuring that you are the only one that can send emails from your account.
. Most SMTP servers use the same username and password as the incoming (POP3) servers. Click
That’s it! We’ve successfully setup an email account, and can now start
email to and from that account from
Article ID: 41
Created: October 29, 2014 at 4:24 PM
Modified: December 11, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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