Email Application Setup – Mozilla Thunderbird

This guide will show step-by-step instructions for setting up E-mail on Mozilla Thunderbird for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Due to differences in the operating systems, some screens and steps might vary. However, the steps should be the same across platforms. Thunderbird is a free E-mail client and can be downloaded from

Account Setup

1. Select Email under the Create a New Account icon. 

2. Enter your Name as you would like it to appear on your outgoing mail messages.

3. Enter your Full Email address ex: [email protected]

4. Your domain will be given by your domain admin 
ex: for Smith corporation , the domain could be smithcorp.
So your domain would be [email protected]

5. Enter your Email password 

6. Click the Continue button

7. Thunderbird will now attempt to setup the account automatically. It will create an IMAP account and will not use SSL.

8. Once the automatic setup has completed click Manual Config.

9.  Use below configuration for manual configuration. 

Use Below setting for manual configuration:

Incoming server: IMAP
Server hostname:
Port: 993
Authentication: Normal Password
Username: [email protected]

Outgoing Server: SMTP
Server hostname:
Port: 587
Authentication: Normal Password
Username: [email protected]

10. For the incoming and outgoing server enter replace yourdomain with your domain name.

11. Enter your entire email address as the User Name for both incoming and outgoing.

12. Click Retest

13. Click Done.

14. If you are prompted with a security warning select permanently store this exception. Then click Confirm Security Exception.

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