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Mozilla Thunderbird Email Set-Up


These directions assume that Thunderbird is open on your computer. Follow these steps to add an email account.

1. Open Account Settings.

Launch Thunderbird, click on Tools, and select Account Settings

2. Add Mail Account.

Under Account Actions, click Add Mail Account.

3. Enter Account Information.

Enter the following information:

  • Your Name: This is the name that will appear on all outgoing mail from the account.
  • Email Address: Enter your full email address.
  • Password: Enter the password for your email address.

Click Continue.

4. Enter Account Information.

Enter the following information:

  • Incoming Protocol: IMAP or POP3 as per your preference. We recommend IMAP.
  • Server Hostname:
  • Port: 993 (incoming IMAP), 995 (Incoming POP3), 465 (outgoing)
  • SSL: SSL / TLS
  • Authentication: Autodetect
  • Username: Your full email address

Once you are finished, click Re-Test. Thunderbird will test your account settings and account creation will be complete.

Your account is ready to use.