How to configure Thunderbird email client

To add an email account in Thunderbird:

  1. Open Tools » Account Settings » Account Actions » Add Mail Account

  2. Fill in the name, full email address ([email protected]) and password), click Continue.

  3. Thunderbird will try and figure it out, but manual settings are usually needed. Click Manual config

  4. Set options:

Incoming: IMAP   Port: 993   SSL: SSL/TLS   Auth: Normal password
Outgoing: SMTP   Port: 587 / 465   SSL: STARTTLS   Auth: Normal password
Username       Incoming: [email protected]       Outgoing: [email protected]

Incoming and Outgoing server:

For the imap/smtp server, use the value your host gives you. It might be, but could also be the, depending on how they've setup their SSL certificates. If you do get ssl certificate warnings, just accept them. The connection is likely still secure, as the value in the certificate might not match the server setting used (not a major issue).

  1. Click Done as re-test does not work for this case.
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