Setting up Mozilla Thunderbird

Setting up Mozilla Thunderbird

Categories: Email, Email clients
  1. From the Tools menu bar button, select Account Settings.
  2. Click on the Account Actions drop down box, and select Add Mail Account….

  3. Add your name, email address, and password, the latter two which will have been provided to you. Click Continue. Thunderbird will attempt to find the server settings, bypass this by clicking the Manual config button.
  4. Ensure the drop down box next to Incoming is set to IMAP.
  5. Under Server hostname, enter imap.webhost.co.nz
  6. Set the incoming port to 143SSL to STARTLS, and Authentication to Normal password.
  7. Set the outgoing Server hostname to smtp.webhost.co.nz
  8. Set the outgoing port to 587SSL to STARTLS, and Authentication to Normal password.
  9. Ensure your settings should look similar to the below screenshot, with your full email address entered into both Username boxes.
  10. Once these settings have been entered, click the Re-test button to ensure no errors pop up. If errors do pop up, ensure all settings were entered correctly with no typos. Click Done.

For instructions on adding an email signature to Mozilla Thunderbird, click here.

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