- 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.
Setting up an email client for the first time can seem a little complicated, but once you know a few key pieces of information, you can get almost any client up and running quickly.
Many large ISPs restrict the access to port 25 on their networks to attempt to stem the tide of spam sent out from compromised computers. If your ISP is restricting access to port 25 you will not be able to send e-mail through your server, but by enabling SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) on a different port, like 26, it may be possible to circumvent the restriction.
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