Overview

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.

Instructions

  1. Open the Thunderbird Menu
setting up an imap/pop email account in thunderbird

2. Click on ‘Options’, then ‘Account Settings’

setting up an imap/pop email account in thunderbird
setting up an imap/pop email account in thunderbird

3. Click ‘Add Mail Account’

setting up an imap/pop email account in thunderbird

4. Enter name for mailbox, as well as your email account address and password. Then click on ‘Manual Config’

setting up an imap/pop email account in thunderbird

5. Enter your incoming and outgoing server configuration, then click on ‘Re-test.’ You should be able to leave the Port, SSL and Authentication fields on to auto-detect, and Thunderbird will probe the servers for the correct settings.

setting up an imap/pop email account in thunderbird

6. Once the test is complete, the settings will be updated correctly. Click ‘Done’

setting up an imap/pop email account in thunderbird

7. On the next window, once the setup is complete, click on ‘OK’

setting up an imap/pop email account in thunderbird

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