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Mozilla Thunderbird Email Setup

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How to setup a POP/IMAP e-mail account in Mozilla Thunderbird

by Administrator author list
in Email Help

This tutorial assumes you’ve already created your new email account in SiteAdmin or cPanel.

Secure SSL/TLS IMAP Settings are Recommended
Username:    (for example)

all lower case

Password:Use the email account’s password.
  • IMAP Port: 993
  • POP3 Port: 995
  • SMTP Port: 465
Incoming Server
  • IMAP Port: 993
  • POP3 Port: 995
Outgoing Server
  • SMTP Port: 465
Incoming Server
  • IMAP Port: 993
  • POP3 Port: 995
Outgoing Server
  • SMTP Port: 465
Authentication is required for IMAP, POP3, and SMTP.


-  IMAP email access coordinates between the server and your mail application. Messages that have been read/deleted/replied to will show up as such, both on the server and in the mail application.
-  POP3 does not coordinate with the server. Messages marked as read/deleted/replied to in the mail application will not show up as such on the server. This means that future mail downloads with POP3 will show all messages as unread.
-  Outgoing mail is sent using SMTP.
-  We recommend using IMAP over SSL/TLS since it provides increased security for your interactions with the remote mail server.

Now let’s learn how to setup that new email account in Mozilla Thunderbird, so you’ll be able to send and receive emails to and from that new email account.

You can download Mozilla Thunderbird here if you have not already

1) Open Mozilla Thunderbird and click set as default

Step 1


3) Click the Skip this and use my existing email account
Step 2


4) Enter Your nameEmail addressand Password

Step 3 


5) Click Continue
Step 4


6) Click Maunal Config
Step 5


7) Check that the Ports read 993 and 465, then click Done
Step 6


8) Right Click on Inbox under the Email Address and Click Subscribe...
Step 7


9) Select all of the folders that you want to see and click OK
Step 8


10) If your email does not show up, look through the steps again and be sure nothing was forgotten. If not, please contact our support team so that we can help you troubleshoot the issue.
Step 9

That’s it!