HostMonster Web Hosting Help

Setting Up Mozilla Thunderbird

This guide will show step-by-step instructions for setting up E-mail on Mozilla Thunderbird for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Due to differences in the operating systems, some screens and steps might vary. However, the steps should be the same across platforms. Thunderbird is a free E-mail client and can be downloaded from

Account Setup

  1. Select the Tools menu
  2. Select Account Settings
  3. Click the Account Actions button
  4. Click Add Mail Account.
    Add account option.
  5. Enter your Name as you would like it to appear on your outgoing mail messages.
  6. Enter your full Email address
  7. Enter your Email password
  8. Click the Continue button
  9. Thunderbird will now attempt to setup the account automatically. It will create an IMAP account and will not use SSL.
  10. Once the automatic setup has completed click Manual Config.
  11. The manual setup button.
  12. For the incoming and outgoing server enter replace with your domain name.
  13. Enter your full email address as the User Name
  14. Enter your entire email address as the User Name for both incoming and outgoing.
  15. Click Retest
    The re-test button.
  16. Click Done.
    The done button.
  17. If you are prompted with a security warning select permanently store this exception. Then click Confirm Security Exception.
    The confirm exception button.
You should now be able to send and receive mail after a few seconds of verification.

Other Popular Email Clients

Mac Mail Outlook 2013

Next Step:

Managing / Uploading Files
Getting Started Article 201,965 views bookmark tags: email emailclient setup (updated 13 days ago)

Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?

Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:

Recommended Help Content

How to setup an email account using Mozilla Thunderbird, Thunderbird is a great cross-platform (Windows, Mac OS and Linux) free email client. (updated 959 days ago)
Video "How-to" Tutorial 77,681 views tags: email emailclient mail

How to backup and restore profiles in Mozilla Thunderbird. (updated 2101 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 98,016 views tags: email mozilla setup thunderbird

Configuring your email client: Thunderbird (Mozilla) (updated 959 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 141,865 views tags: email emailclient setup

Related Help Content

2003 for Windows. While it can be used for other versions of Outlook, some screens and steps might vary. Select the 'Tools' menu. Select Accounts. Click on the "Add a new E-mail account" op (updated 914 days ago)
Getting Started Article 105,345 views tags: email emailclient mail

Windows Live Mail combines the ease of use of Outlook Express, with the speed of Windows Live. This tutorial will show you how to setup your email account in Windows Live Mail. (updated 378 days ago)
Video "How-to" Tutorial 105,688 views tags: email emailclient mail

All of my email folders are missing. How can I get them to show up? (updated 1691 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 160,875 views tags: account email imap macmail mozilla outlook thunderbird

I get an error sending with Thunderbird, I can receive fine and I tried sending on Port 26 and it still does not work. How do I fix this problem? (updated 2119 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 67,305 views tags: cannot connect mozilla smtp thunderbird

Learn how to check your email accounts from within Yahoo! Mail. This tutorial will show you how to setup a POP account in Yahoo! Mail. (updated 644 days ago)
Video "How-to" Tutorial 230,390 views tags: email mail redirect yahoo

Instructions for setting up KMail (updated 906 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 10,222 views tags: email mail

How to Configure Eudora Pro to Access Email? (updated 2099 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 136,355 views tags: config configuration email mail setup

How do I add my HostMonster email account to Outlook 2002? (updated 1264 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 144,262 views tags: email emailclient outlook setup