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Setting up a POP email account with SSL in ThunderBird

This tutorial will show you the steps for setting up a POP email account with SSL in ThunderBird

1) Let’s learn how to setup a pop email account with SSL in ThunderBird. Click on the file menu to continue.

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2) Click on New.

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3) Please click Existing Mail Account.

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4) Type your name.

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5) Type your email address.

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6) Select this option if you want to remember your password.

7) Type your password.

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8) Click on continue.

It will fill in these settings automatically, but let’s choose manual config to choose the settings manually.

9) Click on Manual config.

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10) Click here to select POP3 protocol.

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11) Select POP3.

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12) Under server hostname make sure it says mail.yourdomain.com or whatever hostname your web host supports.

The SSL Port for POP3 should be 995. Let’s change it.

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13) Click on 995 to select it.

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Notice SSL/TLS is automatically selected as we have choosen 995 for the port.

14) Authentication should be set to normal password. Let’s select it from the list.

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15) Select Normal password.

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16) SMTP will be selected by default. Make sure the server hostname is mail.yourdomain.com.

SSL SMTP port should be 465. Let’s change it.

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17) Select 465 from the list.

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Again, because we changed the port, SSL has been changed to SSL/TLS. Leave it as it is.

Authentication has been changed to autodetect. Let’s change it to a normal password.

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18) Select Normal password.

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19) Click on done to finish the setup.

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Here is your newly created account!

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This is the end of the tutorial. Now you know how to configure a pop email account with SSL in ThunderBird.