How to set up email accounts on Mozilla Thunderbird?

Posted by on February 5, 2023

Setting up Mozilla Thunderbird with your email accounts

If you want to set up Mozilla Thunderbird automatically, make sure to follow this article. In order to set up Mozilla Thunderbird manually, you need to make sure that:

Then you may refer to this procedure:

Step 1 – Gathering your email details

After you have an email account created, you can go ahead and collect your configuration details according to the type of email you’re using:

Depending on the type of email,the configuration details will differ. For this particular article, we will use Hostinger Email with IMAPas an example.

Step 2 – Setting up email in Mozilla Thunderbird

  • Make sure you have Mozilla Thunderbird already installed (or install it)
  • Add a new email account following this article

Fill in the information of incoming and outgoing server, port and encryption (SSL) according to your type of email. For the username, add the full email address, including the domain name. The window with SMTP and IMAP settings will look like this:

That’s it, your new email account will appear on the left of the main Thunderbird application window!

Fixing possible errors

Most of the time, errors are related to using incorrect parameters. For such cases, it is recommended to double-check the information you are pasting to your email client’s setup, as well as resetting your password:

If it still doesn’t work, try using alternative ports and encryption modes:

  • Non-SSL IMAP: 143 port
  • Non-SSL POP3: 110 port
  • Non-SSL SMTP: 587 port

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