Setting Up Your Email - Thunderbird

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This guide will show step-by-step instructions for setting up E-mail on Mozilla Thunderbird for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Due to differences in the operating systems, some screens and steps might vary. Thunderbird can be downloaded for free from

Account Setup

  1. Select the 'Tools' menu.

  2. Select Account Settings.
  3. Click the Account Actions button.
  4. Click Add Mail Account.
  5. Enter your name as you would like it to appear on your outgoing mail messages.
  6. Enter your E-mail address.

  7. Enter your E-mail password.
  8. Click the Continue button.
  9. Thunderbird will now attempt to setup the account automatically. It will create an IMAP account and will not use SSL.
  10. Once the automatic setup has completed click Manual Setup.
  11. Click the "Server Settings"
  12. Enter your full email address as the "User Name"

  13. Click Outgoing Server (SMTP) from the left hand column.
  14. Highlight your new SMTP Server and click Edit.
  15. Enter your entire email address as the User Name, under the Security and Authentication section.
  16. Change the Port from Port: 25 to Port: 587
  17. Give this account a nickname for future reference.
  18. Click Ok

  19. Take a minute to review your account information.If everything appears to be fine, click Ok to finish.

You should now be able to send and receive mail.

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