Follow the steps below to set up Thunderbird to retrieve email from our mail server. Of course you'll want to replace “HostingAccountDomain.com” in the example below with your actual domain name.
- From the top menu, click "Tools," select "Account Settings," this will bring up the "Account Settings" dialogue box
- Click "Add Account," this will bring up the "New Account Setup" wizard
- Select "Email Account," click "Next," this will bring up the "Identity" dialogue box
- Enter the name you want to appear in outgoing email in the "Your Name:" field
- Enter the email address (e.g., you@HostingAccountDomain.com) that you want to appear in outgoing emails in the "Email Address" field
- Click "Next," this will bring up the "Server Information" dialogue box
- Select "POP" as the type of incoming server
- Enter mail.HostingAccountDomain.com in the "Incoming Server" field
- Enter mail.HostingAccountDomain.com in the "Outgoing Server" field, if you have previously set up an account, the existing SMTP server will be used
- Click "Next," this will bring up the "User Names" dialogue box
- Enter the full email address
- Enter your full email address in the "Incoming User Name" field (e.g., you@HostingAccountDomain.com)
- Enter your full email address in the "Outgoing User Name" field (e.g., you@HostingAccountDomain.com)
- Click "Next"
- Enter an Account Name, click "Next"
- Click "Finish"
- Select the Server Settings for the newly created account, check "Automatically download new messages"
The first time you retrieve email, you will be prompted for the password. You can choose to let Thunderbird remember your password.
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