Setting Up Your
Email Address with
Mozilla Thunderbird

This tutorial will help you set up the Mozilla Thunderbird™ e-mail client to work with your e-mail account.

To Set Up Your E-mail Account in Mozilla Thunderbird

  1. Download Mozilla Thunderbird from their website by clicking here.
  2. If a File Download - Security Warning dialog box pops up click Run.
  3. If an Internet Explorer - Security Warning dialog box pops up click Run.
  4. The welcome message for the installer will pop up. Click Next.
  5. On the Setup Type page, leave the standard settings and click Next.
  6. On the Summary page click Install.
  7. Now that the installer has finished, click Finish to launch the application .
  8. Once the application launches, the Import Wizard will pop up. Select the Don't import anything option and click Next.
  9. The application will ask for the email credentials.
    -Your Name: Enter the name you want others to see when you email them (ex. Bradley Johnson)
    -Email Address: Enter the email address you are setting up. (ex.
    -Password: Enter the password you chose when the email address was set up.

    Click Continue.
  10. Let the installer will try to find default settings for a few seconds. Once the screen below shows up click Edit.
  11. There are a few settings changes that need to be done. The settings should match the ones below.
    -Username: The username will be your email with the @ symbol and .com removed
        ex. => bradleypavenet
    -Incoming: Incoming mail server will be
    Change IMAP to POP if necessary and change port to 110.
        Change START/TLS to None.
    Outgoing mail server will be
        Change port to 587.
        Change START/TLS to None.

    Click Manual Setup.
  12. Click on Server Settings.
    - Remove the check mark from Leave messages on server.
  13. Click on Composition & Addressing.
    -Change start my reply below the quote to start my reply above the quote.
  14. Click on Junk Settings .
    - Add a check mark to Move new junk message to .
  15. Click on Outgoing Server (SMTP) .
    - Click on Edit..
  16. Verify that Server Name is and Port is 587..
    - Change Authentication method to Encrypted Password
    -User name: The user name will be your email with the @ symbol and .com removed
        ex. => bradleypavenet
    -Click OK to get out of SMTP Server window and click OK again to get out of Account Settings window.
  17. Thunderbird will ask you for your password the first time you try to send mail. Click OK.

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