Thunderbird Email Configuration

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 :
Port 993 (incoming IMAP) 995 (Incoming POP3) 465 (Outgoing SMTP)
Authentication : Auto-detect
Username : Your full email address

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

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