Thunderbird Email Settings

This is a guide only, if you need further help, please enlist the help of an IT professional who is trained in different devices and email clients. 

Last test May 2023

POP Settings

Incoming Mail Server Settings:

Server Name:

Port: 110

Connection Security: SSL/TLS

Authentication Method: Normal

Outgoing Mail Server settings:

Server Name:

Port: 587

Connection Security: STARTTLS

Authentication Method: Normal

IMAP Settings

Incoming Mail Server Settings:

Server Name:

Port: 993

Connection Security: SSL/TLS

Authentication Method: Normal password

Outgoing Mail Server settings:

Server Name:

Port 587

Connection Security: STARTTLS

Authentication Method: Normal password

Setting up the mailbox in Thunderbird

Screenshots as at Dec 2023

1. Add Details, then Configure Manually

Enter your name, email address and password as set in the Mailbox setup instructions and click the CONFIGURE MANUALLY button.

2. Update Incoming and Outgoing, then Re-test

POP3 Enter the details as shown above, replacing what thunderbird auto-detected. E.g. incoming mail server, outgoing, undername etc, then click the Re-test button.

If using IMAP, change the protocol option and apply the settings shown at the top of this page.

3. Click the DONE button to complete setup

Once the test is complete you should be able to click the DONE button to start using your email.

Updating what happens with email downloaded (POP Email settings)

1. Click the Settings cog, then Account Settings

Click the Settings cog bottom left of the email application, then click Account Settings.

2. Update Server settings as needed.

You can then make changes as to what happens with email on the server.

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