Thunderbird is a free email, news, RSS, and chat client which can be used as an alternative to Outlook and other email clients. You can download it from here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/
This article goes through the steps to set up Thunderbird with your email account.


Please find an updated Article located here: Setting up an IMAP/POP Email Account in Thunderbird


  1. Open Thunderbird from the start menu. 
  2. In Mozilla Thunderbird, from the Tools menu select Account Settings.

    Note: If you can’t see Tools, pressing the “ALT” key will show the hidden menu bar.   setting up a new email account in thunderbird

  3. Select Account actions and then Add Mail Account.
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  4. Enter your name and e-mail address.
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  5. Click Next then Advanced config
    Note: We recommend using IMAP.  
  6. Enter your Incoming mail and Outgoing mail settings.
    Generally your incoming email address will be mail.<yourdomainname.help> and the outgoing either your ISP or also mail.<yourdomainname.help> (Professional plans and VPS’s only).
    Click Next.

    setting up a new email account in thunderbird

  7. Verify your account information and click Done.

Your email box is now setup and you should be able to send a test email to confirm it’s working as expected.

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