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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:

Process

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

tools

  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 (you@yourdomain.com.au)
  • Password — Your email account password

Click on Continue

mail-account

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

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.

setting

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