How do I set up a mailbox in Mozilla Thunderbird?

To have your email account load into your Mozilla Thunderbird, you can set it up through an IMAP connection.

To set it up:

  1. Open Thunderbird on your computer
  2. Under "Accounts", click "View Settings for this account"
  3. The Account Settings Box will open with an account name of "Local Folders", depending on your configuration
  4. At the bottom left corner, click the "Account Actions" drop-down list
  5. Click "Add Mail Account"
  6. Enter in the Name of the account
  7. Enter in your email address
  8. Enter in your password
  9. Click "Continue"
  10. Click the "Manual Config" button
  11. In the new pop-up window, please add the following information:
  12. Incoming: IMAP
    Server Hostname: mail.(your domain name)
    Port: 143
    SSL: None
    Authentication: Encrypted Password
    Outgoing SMTP: mail.(your domain name)
    Port: 587
    SSL: None
    Authentication: Normal Password
    Username, Incoming: (Your email address)
    Username, Outgoing: (Your email address)
  13. When your settings are filled in, please click "Done" and your mailbox will be configured

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