Configuring a POP email account in ThunderBird

This demo assumes you’ve already opened ThunderBird.
1) Let’s learn how to setup a pop email account in ThunderBird. Click the file menu to continue.

2) Please click on New.

3) Click Existing Mail Account.

4) Please type your name.

5) Type your email address.

6) Select this option if you want to remember password.

7) Type your password.
8) Click on continue.
It will fill in settings automatically, but let’s choose manual config to choose the settings manually.
9) Click on Manual config.

10) Click here to select POP3 protocol.

11) Select POP3.

12) Under server hostname make sure it says mail.yourdomain.com or whatever hostname your web host supports.
The port for POP3 should be 110, which has been filled in already.
13) Later we will learn how to create an account with SSL, so lets deselect it from here.

14) Select None from these options.

15) Authentication should be set to Normal Password. Let’s select it from drop down.

16) Click on Normal Password.

17) SMTP will be selected by default. Make sure the server hostname is mail.yourdomain.com.
SMTP port should be 25. Let’s change it.

18) Select 25 from the list.

19) Later we will learn how to create an account with SSL, so lets deselect it from here.

20) Select None from options.

21) Authentication should be set to Normal Password.
22) Click on Done to finish the setup.

If you receive a warning like this one, since we are using a normal password, just continue by clicking on I understand the risks.

23) Click on Done to finish the setup.

Here is your newly created account!

This is the end of the tutorial. Now you know how to configure a pop email account in ThunderBird.

Configuring a POP email account with SSL in ThunderBird

This demo assumes you’ve already opened ThunderBird.
1) Let’s learn how to setup a pop email account with SSL in ThunderBird. Click on the file menu to continue.

2) Click on New.

3) Please click Existing Mail Account.

4) Type your name.

5) Type your email address.

6) Select this option if you want to remember your password.
7) Type your password.

8) Click on continue.
It will fill in these settings automatically, but let’s choose manual config to choose the settings manually.
9) Click on Manual config.

10) Click here to select POP3 protocol.

11) Select POP3.

12) Under server hostname make sure it says mail.yourdomain.com or whatever hostname your web host supports.
The SSL Port for POP3 should be 995.  Let’s change it.

13) Click on 995 to select it.

Notice SSL/TLS is automatically selected as we have choosen 995 for the port.
14) Authentication should be set to normal password. Let’s select it from the list.

15) Select Normal password.

16) SMTP will be selected by default. Make sure the server hostname is mail.yourdomain.com.
SSL SMTP port should be 465. Let’s change it.

17) Select 465 from the list.

Again, because we changed the port, SSL has been changed to SSL/TLS. Leave it as it is.
Authentication has been changed to autodetect. Let’s change it to a normal password.

18) Select Normal password.

19) Click on done to finish the setup.

Here is your newly created account!

This is the end of the tutorial. Now you know how to configurre a pop email account with SSL in ThunderBird.

Configuring an IMAP email account in ThunderBird

This demo assumes you’ve already opened ThunderBird.
1) Let’s learn how to setup a pop email account in ThunderBird. Click the file menu to continue.

2) Click on New.

3) Click on Existing Mail Account.

4) Type your name.

5) Type your email address.

6) Select this option if you want to remember your password.
7) Type your password.
8) Click on continue.

It will fill in these settings automatically, but let’s choose manual config to choose the settings manually.
9) Click on Manual config.

The IMAP protocol is already selected. Make sure the server hostname is mail.yourdomain.com

The Port should be 143. Let’s select it.
10) Select 143 from the list.

Now select None from the SSL menu. We will learn about SSL in the next tutorial.
11) Select none from the list.

Let’s change authentication to normal password.
12) Select Normal password from the list.

Make sure the server hostname for SMTP is also mail.yourdoman.com.

The SMTP port should be 25. Let’s change it.
13) Select 25 from the list.

14) Set SSL to none.

15) Set authentication to normal password.

16) Select normal password from the list.
17) Click on done to finish the setup.

You will get a warning since we didn’t use SSL and instead used normal password.
18) Select I understand the risks and click on done.

19) Click on done to continue.

Your account set up is done.

This is the end of the tutorial. Now you know how to configure an IMAP account in ThunderBird.

Configuring an IMAP email account with SSL in ThunderBird

This demo assumes you’ve already opened ThunderBird.
1) Let’s learn how to setup an IMAP email account with SSL in ThunderBird. Click on the file menu to continue.

2) Click on New.

3) Click on Existing Mail Account.

4) Type your name.

5) Type your email address.

6) Select this option if you want to remember your password.
7) Type your password.
8) Click on continue.

It will fill in these settings automatically, but let’s choose manual config to choose the settings manually.
9) Click on Manual config.

The IMAP protocol is already selected. Make sure the server hostname is mail.yourdomain.com

The Port should be 993. Let’s select it.
10) Select 993 from the list.

Notice that SSL automatically changed to SSL/TLS. Keep it as it is.
Please change authentication to normal password.
11) Select Normal password from the list.

Make sure the server hostname for SMTP is also mail.yourdoman.com.

The SSL port for SMTP should be 465. Let’s change it.
12) Select 465 from the list.

Notice that as we changed the port, SSL is automatically changed to SSL/TLS. Leave it as it is.
Now change authentication to normal password.
13) Select normal password from the list.

14) Click on done to finish the setup.

Your account set up is done.

This is the end of the tutorial. Now you know how to configure an IMAP account with SSL in ThunderBird.

Configuring custom ports in ThunderBird

This demo assumes you’ve already opened ThunderBird.
1) Right click on your account name.

2) Please click on Settings.

3) Click on server settings.

4) Click OK to save.

This is the IMAP account’s settings. If you are using a POP3 account, it will look similar to this. You just change the port number.
Here are the port settings. You can change it with your custom port number.
5) To change the port for SMTP, click on outgoing server (SMTP)

6) Select your account and then click on edit.

7) Set your custom port number here.

8) Click on OK to save it.
This is the end of the tutorial. Now you know how to configure custom ports in ThunderBird.

Creating a signature in ThunderBird

This demo assumes you’ve already opened ThunderBird.
1) Right click on your account name.

2) Please click on Settings.

Here you can set your signature.

3) Let’s set a signature.
You can also use external text, HTML or an image as a signature.
4) Let’s use an external signature text file. Click here.

Notice the top signature part is greyed now.
5) The Choose button is enabled now. Let’s select our signature text file.

6) Double click the file to select it.

You will see the file name with its full path there.
7) Click on OK to save the settings.

8) Let’s open a compose email window to check if our signature is working or not. Click here to open it.

It’s working!

This is the end of the tutorial. Now you know how to setup email signatures in ThunderBird.

How to delete an email account in ThunderBird.swf

This demo assumes you’ve already opened ThunderBird.
1) Right click on your account name.

2) Please click on Settings.

3) Click on account actions.

4) Make sure the account you want to delete is selected, then click remove account.

5) Click on OK to delete.

Your account is successfully removed.

This is the end of the tutorial. Now you know how to delete an email account in ThunderBird

How to change your email password in ThunderBird

Unlike other email clients, there is no direct way to change email passwords in Thunderbird. You have to delete the saved passwords and wait for the password prompt during the next email check.
This demo assumes you’ve already opened ThunderBird.
1) Let’s go to our saved passwords. Click on tools.

2) Click on options.

Make sure you have selected the passwords tab.
3) Click saved passwords.

You will see passwords for both SMTP and POP3/IMAP here. Let’s remove them so we can change them with new passwords
4) You can select a password then click on remove to delete it. But in this case, we need to remove both passwords, so let’s click remove all.

They have been removed! Now restart Thunderbird so the passwords cache will also be removed. When Thunderbird reopens, you will see a password prompt.
5) We got a password prompt! Now type your new password and click on ok.

Please note that we are just changing the password in Thunderbird only. It will not change the actual password of your email account.
You have changed it successfully. This is the end of the tutorial. Now you know how to change your email password in ThunderBird.