How-To Set Up Email in Thunderbird

emailThe latest installment in our “How-To“ series is a tutorial for setting up an e-mail account in Thunderbird. While utilizing the Kyvon webmail is convenient from locations other than your office, using a mail client (such as OutlookOutlook Express, or Thunderbird) is sufficient for both organizing and maintaining your e-mail.

A short video version of this tutorial is available after the instructions, below.

This tutorial will show you how to create an email account in Thunderbird.

  1. Select tools from the main navigation bar, then Account Settings from the drop-down menu.
  2. Select Add Account. Select Email Account in the New Account Setup window and hit Next.
  3. Enter your name as you would like it to appear in your outgoing mail in the box titled “Your Name.”
  4. Enter the email address for the account you wish to create. Hit Next.
  5. Check your Welcome email for what to enter for your incoming (POP3) mail server. Typically, it will be mail.example.com, of course replacing example.com with your own domain. Enter this information in the Incoming Mail Server (POP3) box. Hit Next.
  6. Enter your account name. Typically, it will be your entire email address, although it will depend on your server configuration. Again, refer to your Welcome email for details. Hit Next.
  7. Give your email account a name, this can be anything you would like- it is for reference only. Hit Next. Hit Finish to complete the process.
  8. The last thing you need to do is configure your SMTP Outgoing Server settings. Select Outgoing Server SMTP from the menu at the left.
  9. Enter your server name. If sending outgoing mail through your hosting account, this will likely be something like mail.example.com. If sending out through your ISP, this will likely be something like smtp.yourISP.com. Again, you will need to refer to your Welcome email for details.
  10. The same applies to Username. Again, we will use the entire email address (just as we did with incoming mail) but you should refer to your Welcome email. Enter this information in the Username box. Hit OK to complete.
  11. Guess what? You’re done. To make sure everything works, try sending yourself an email.

How To Set Up Email in Thunderbird

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