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Setting Up 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 Mozilla.com.

Account Setup

  1. Select the Tools menu
  2. Select Account Settings
  3. Click the Account Actions button
  4. Click Add Mail Account.
    Add account option.
  5. Enter your Name as you would like it to appear on your outgoing mail messages.
  6. Enter your full Email address
  7. Enter your Email password
  8. Click the Continue button
  9. Thunderbird will now attempt to setup the account automatically. It will create an IMAP account and will not use SSL.
  10. Once the automatic setup has completed click Manual Config.
  11. The manual setup button.
  12. For the incoming and outgoing server enter mail.yourdomain.com replace yourdomain.com with your domain name.
  13. Enter your full email address as the User Name
  14. Enter your entire email address as the User Name for both incoming and outgoing.
  15. Click Retest
    The re-test button.
  16. Click Done.
    The done button.
  17. If you are prompted with a security warning select permanently store this exception. Then click Confirm Security Exception.
    The confirm exception button.
You should now be able to send and receive mail after a few seconds of verification.

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