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Mozilla Thunderbird for Windows Email Setup Tutorial

Date Created: 6 Mar, 2007   (11 year(s) ago) Viewed: 4251 Rating: 

Overview

In This tutorial we will learn about using Mozilla Thunderbird as your email client. We will cover setting up a new account and editing an existing account.

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.
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Guide

Step 1 - (New Account)

From Mozilla Thunderbird's Tools menu select Account Settings.
Step 1 - (New Account)
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Step 1 - (New Account)

Step 2

Click on Add Account to continue.
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Step 3

Check the Email Account button, then click Next.
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Step 4

Fill in your personal information. as shown below, substitute yourdomain with your actual domain name.
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Step 5

The next step will ask you for your email server names. For the incoming mail server replace yourdomain.com with your domain name. For the outgoing mail server, use the outgoing mail server specified by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) ie mail.netvigator.com if you are an Netvigator customer.
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Step 6

The next step asks you for your Incoming User Name. This name is your full email address!
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Step 7

In this step enter the name so you can identify the account, then click Next.
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Step 8

Check your information and click Finish. Your email account is now set up.
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Step 1 - (Editing an existing account)

From Mozilla Thunderbird's Tools menu select Account Settings.
Step 1 - (Editing an existing account)
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Step 1 - (Editing an existing account)

Step 2

When the Account Settings window appears, click once on the name of the configuration you wish to edit so that the configuration is highlighted. (For most users only one configuration will be listed. If you have old unused accounts listed you will want to delete the accounts, Thunderbird may encounter an error when trying to check an old unused account.) Update your setting as shown below. Substitute yourdomain for your actual domain name. Click on Server Settings sub-category to continue.
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