- These instructions are intended specifically for setting up e-mail on Thunderbird.
- I’ll be working from Thunderbird version 24.5.
- If these instructions don’t quite work for you, check out our tutorial on setting up other e-mail clients.
Step 1: Create a New AccountClick Email.
Step 2: Skip and Use an Existing EmailClick Skip this and use my existing email.
Step 3: Enter Basic Account InformationEnter Your name followed by your Email address, and then your Password.
Step 4: Select Manual ConfigurationWhile Thunderbird tries Looking up configuration: Trying common server names , click Manual config if you already know your mail server hostnames.
Step 5: Configure Either POP3 (110) or IMAP (143), and SMTP (25)If you’ve configured your e-mail in cPanel then you can either select POP3 or IMAP for your Incoming server type.
Step 6: Verify the Server InformationVerify all of the server information, and then click Done to continue.
Step 6a: Security CheckIf you haven’t installed a valid security certificate on your mail server, then your mail server is likely using a default certificate and you may receive the following error:
Step 7: Setup CompleteThat’s it, Thunderbird should now be set up to receive e-mail!