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Mozilla Thunderbird For Mac OSX Email Setup Tutorial

Date Created: 6 Mar, 2007   (11 year(s) ago) Viewed: 4397 Rating: 

Overview

In this tutorial you will learn how to setup Mozilla Thunderbird as an email client on your Mac OSX.

What you will Need:

  • A valid email account, if you haven't created an email account yet please log into your Control Panel and set up an email account.
  • An email client. This tutorial uses Mozilla Thunderbird, which is a free opensource email client.


Thunderbird is a standalone version of the Mozilla Mail client. It offers sophisticated mail management features without the associated Web browser. These instructions assume that you are using Thunderbird 0.5 (or greater) for MacOS X. The configuration might be slightly different for other versions of Thunderbird.
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Guide

Step 1

When you launch Thunderbird for the first time the Account Wizard may start automatically. In that case, skip to step 2 below. If it does not, open the File menu, then click on New, then "Account...".

Step 2

The first screen asks what kind of account you want to set up. The default "Email account" is correct, so just click Next.
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Step 3

Type in your name as you want it to appear on outgoing email in the Your Name box. Type in you email address in the form "jsmith@yourdomain.com" where "yourdomain" is your domain name. Then click Next.
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Step 4

Change the incoming server type to POP. In the Incoming Server box, type "mail.yourdomain.com". Where "yourdomain" is your domain name.
For the outgoing server, you use the server provided by your ISP. i.e. if you are an Netvigator customer it would be "mail.netvigator.com".
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Step 5

Enter your full email address as the Incoming User Name.
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Step 6

You will then be asked to name your account. You can leave the default, which is your email address, or change it. Then click Next.
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Step 7

The final screen summarizes the information that you just entered. Verify that it is correct and then click Finish.
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