Thunderbird email setup

User Name : name@example.com
Your user name is your full email address
Incoming Server : mail.example.com
Ports : IMAP 143 / POP 110
Outgoing Server : smtp.example.com
Port : SMTP 587

Mozilla_Thunderbird_logo♦ If the mail account is already set up in Thunderbird but giving errors – then rather try our  Thunderbird Troubleshooting guide.

♦ Replace example.com with your domain name

♦ Automatic Account configuration

A new email account setup with Thunderbird is quick and easy using Automatic Account configuration. 

However, reasons to rather use Manual Configuration are:

  • if you prefer POP, as this automatic configuration defaults to IMAP 
  • if this is a new hosting account and domain propagation has not completed

1. Launch Mozilla Thunderbird
2. Choose Create a new account > Email 

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3. Choose Skip this and use my existing email

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 Mail Account Setup

4. Enter the following details:

  • Your Name (which will appear in the “From” field in your emails)
  • Email address
  • Password  (forgotten passwords can be reset in konsoleH)
  • > Continue

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5. Thunderbird will now automatically check your email settings. Ignore this warning message, tick and choose Done 

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6. If your settings are found, then your setup is complete and you can press Done.

If your settings are not found, click the Manual config button and continue as below

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♦ Manual configuration

Follow the Automatic configuration above, and then choose Manual config.

7. Ensure that your settings are correct as below (these are the default settings – replacing with your own name and domain).

  • Choose POP or IMAP
    • IMAP: Incoming port 143, Outgoing 587 (as below)
    • POP : Incoming 110, Outgoing 587
  • Ensure that the Username is the full email address.
  • If you don’t know your password, reset it via konsoleH.
  • For new hosting accounts, temporarily use the IP address  instead of the Incoming & Outgoing mail servers.
  • SSL is None
  • Authentication is Normal password.

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8. Click Done. Your email setup is complete.

Email still not working? Read our Troubleshooting Guide