August 27 2019

Setup Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird is the safe, fast email client that’s easy to use. It has lots of great features including quick message search, customizable views, support for IMAP/POP, RSS support and more. Plus, the portable version leaves no personal information behind on the machine you run it on, so you can take your email and adress book with you wherever you go.

1. Go to Google Search and search “Download Thunderbird” or directly go to

2. Click on “Free Download” button.

3. Click on Downloaded File.

4. Click On “Run” button.

5. Press button on “Next”.

6. Press on “Manual config”.

7. Click On “Next”.

8. Press button on “Install”

9. Click on “Finish” button

10.  Fill the fields with your email address and password.

11. Most of the time Mozilla Thunderbird automatically gathers default IMAP, SMTP, ports details with SSL but sometime when the details are needed then the below details can be used.

Enable IMAP protocol before configuring your email client:

a) Click the icon in the upper-right corner. (These are automatically configured) 
Click All settings.
Click Email clients.
Turn on the From the server via IMAP option.
Save the changes.

b) To set up an email client for the IMAP protocol, you need to specify the following:

Incoming mail
mail server address —
connection security — SSL
port — 993
Outgoing mail
mail server address —
connection security — SSL
port — 465

12. Now the setup is completed. Thunderbird opens. To retrieve the mails press “Get Message” button on top left corner. 

Nischal Bhagat

Nischal Bhagat is currently studying Bachelor of Information Technology & Computing at Itahari International College. He has passion of Technology, Social Media, Programming, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning. He is currently affiliated with Pracas Infosys where he handles Support & Updates of Website issues, fixes email related problem.

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