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Email Account Setup on Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free open-source email client. You can download Thunderbird from the following link: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

This document outlines how to configure the Thunderbird email client:


  1. Install and open Thunderbird
  2. Go to Tools and click on Accounts Settings


  1. Click on the Account Actions and select Add Mail Account.
  2. Complete the following fields:
  • Your name — The name to display on your email
  • Email address —  Your email address ([email protected])
  • Password — Your email account password

Click on Continue


  1. On the next step, click on Manual config.


  1. Use the following settings:
  • Incoming:
    • Type: IMAP
    • Server hostname: mail.yourdomain.com
    • Port: 143
    • SSL: None
    • Authentication: Normal password
  • Outgoing:
    • Server hostname: mail.yourdomain.com
    • Port: 25
    • SSL: None
    • Authentication: Normal password

Note: Some Internet service providers (ISPs) block port 25 out-boud. If you have issues sending emails with SMTP port 25, try using port 587.


  1. Click Re-test to test the configuration.
  2. Click on Done to save the configuration.