Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, third-party email client that is very popular among users for its easy, stress-free setup and customisation. It features a user-friendly interface and several beneficial features that allow users to customize and streamline their emailing experience.
While Thunderbird is incredibly easy to install and setup, you may wish to follow a guide to ensure that everything is set up and working properly for your web hosting provider. Here is a detailed step by step guide on how to install Thunderbird:
Before you Begin
There are a few prerequisites to install Thunderbird. These are:
-Propagating your domain name
-An email address/account has already been set up in the web hosting’s control panel
Basically, you need to already have an existing email address that is supported by a domain or host that is supported by Thunderbird.
Here is your step by step guide to setting up Thunderbird.
1. Open Thunderbird on your computer
2. Go to Tools
3. Click Account Settings
4. Click Account Actions
5. Select Add Mail Account
6. Click Continue
Once you’ve gotten to this step, Thunderbird will then ask you to enter in your name and email address. Do this, making sure that you’re entering in an email that is already set up in the hosting control panel. Then:
7. Click Continue;
Thunderbird will now take over and attempt to determine your account settings based on your email domain. You can do manual configuration if there’s any trouble, but it’s advisable to let Thunderbird work on its own, if possible. Once it has confirmed your email is a working domain and valid username, you’re done and setup is complete. If you’re having trouble confirming the email and/or domain, try the manual setup option by continuing the following steps:
8. Click stop to end the auto-configuration option;
9. Edit server names and port to reflect your email address and domain;
10. Select POP or IMAP, according to your preferences (if you’re using Thunderbird to check email primarily on a computer or from a server);
11. Click Manual Configuration;
12. On the left, select Outgoing Server (SMTP);
13. Click Add or Edit, if necessary to make changes;
14. Fill in information about email and domain as follows:
-Port (587 or 465, for Nirvaris customers)
-Make sure boxes are checked for Username and Password
-Enter Username and Password
-Make sure TLs is selected
15. Click OK.
Once you’ve set up your email and domain via auto-configuration or manual setup, you need to run a final check to ensure that the email was accepted and that the email platform is running properly. Here’s how you do that when selecting new accounts:
1. Select Outgoing Server;
2. Select SMTP from the dropdown;
3. Check to see that all of your emails are listed;
4. Select Server Settings for new accounts;
5. Make sure new listings match the hosting company.
If all of this is in order, your email should be integrated, synced up and working correctly. You should now be able to use Thunderbird for sending and receiving emails. Try sending a test email or two just to make sure.