How to set up email in Thunderbird

This guide takes you step-by-step through the process of setting up a new email account in Thunderbird. .

Note: This guide defaults to IMAP and No SSL.

Replace 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:


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

    Thunderbird email setup


  3. Choose Skip this and use my existing email

    thnderbird mac skip

     Mail Account Setup

  4. Enter the following details:


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

  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


    ♦ 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).


  8. Click Done. Your email setup is complete.

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