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Email Accounts In ThunderBird (3.1.6)

Step 1

Load ThunderBird and click on 'Tools' and then 'Account Settings...'

Going to Tools and Accounts

Step 2

On the Account Settings window, click 'Account Actions', then 'Add Mail Account'.

Account settings screen


Step 3

In 'Your Name' enter your name or company name. The email address is the email account that you are setting up, this can be found in our email. When finished, click 'Continue'.

Enter your name, email address and password

Step 4

ThunderBird will automatically try to detect your settings, press 'Stop'. Then press 'edit'.

Editing account settings

Step 5

Enter your User name, which is specified in our email. The incoming and outgoing server is mail.YOURDOMAINNAME. The server type is 'POP'

Click 'Manual Setup' when finished.

Editing email account settings

This is an example of how the details may look (DO NOT COPY THESE DETAILS)

Step 6

In the 'Server Settings' section ensure that the server name and username that you entered are correct. The port should be set to default (110)

check details in the server settings section

Step 7

To set up the outgoing server, select 'Outgoing Server (SMTP)' from the left hand menu, and then 'edit'

Adding an outgoing server (SMTP)

Step 8

In the description field, type a 'description' of what the outgoing server is or is used for; for example, your domain name. The 'Server Name' is mail.YOURDOMAINNAME. The 'User Name' is specified in our email as your email address.

Changing the outgoing SMTP Server settings


Step 9

Click the 'OK' button and the outgoing server is now set up.

 Finished account settings

Step 10

This screen is the main window for ThunderBird. To test your email account, you need to press the 'Get Mail' button.
Get mail button

ThunderBird main screen

Step 11

Enter the password for your email account. This is specified in our email.

Enter the password for the email account


Tags: emails, setting up emails, thunderbird

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Last update: 2010-12-08 14:56
Author: SiteWizard Support
Revision: 1.5

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