Thunderbird Mail Configuration
Posted by Aakhyan :: WIPL on 01 November 2017 08:43 PM

This tutorial will walk you through the configuration of email using Thunderbird. For this tutorial, we are using Thunderbird 45 on Mac. If you are using a different version or operating system, these instructions may differ.


Step 1 : Open Account Settings


Launch Thunderbird, click on Tools, and select Account Settings.

Step 2 : Add Mail Account


Under Account Actions, click Add Mail Account...


Step 3 : Enter Account Information


Enter the following information:

Your Name : This is the name that will appear on all outgoing mail from the account. 
Email Address : Enter your full email address. 
Password : Enter the password for your email address. 
Click Continue.

Step 4 : Enter Account Information


Enter the following information:

Incoming Protocol : IMAP or POP3 as per your preference. We recommend IMAP. 
Server Hostname : mail.domainname (like : or
Port 993 (incoming IMAP) 995 (Incoming POP3) 465 (Outgoing SMTP)
Authentication : Auto-detect
Username : Your full email address

NOTE 1 : In security type, always select SSL/TLS instead of STARTTLS, to avoid any issues.

NOTE 2 : RightMX Domains users use - Host Name :

Once you are finished, click Re-Test. Thunderbird will test your account settings and account creation will be complete.

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