Thunderbird is a free email application available on both Windows and Mac. This tutorial shows you how to configure Thunderbird to retrieve mail from your email account. Make sure you have created your email address in the Hosting Manager before setting it up in Thunderbird.
Once you have, continue below.
Setting up Thunderbird
|Enter the identifying name for your email address. In the example, this is Bob Smith, but it can be a functional name as well such as Your Business Sales.
|Enter the full email address, such as firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Enter the password you use for this email address. We recommend checking the Remember Password option so Thunderbird will save your password.
|Server host name:
|Incoming Standard settings are mail.mydomain.com (Replace domain.com with your actual domain)
|Outgoing Standard settings are mail.mydomain.com (Replace domain.com with your actual domain)
|Port number will change depending on your IMAP/POP selection.
|Incoming IMAP Port is 143.
|Incoming POP3 Port is 110.
|Outgoing IMAP Port is 25 or 587.
|Outgoing POP3 Port is 25 or 587.
|Select Auto detect so Thunderbird will test for standard encryption and port settings or select None to apply standard setup with no encryption.
|Select Normal Password for using an unencrypted password (Recommended Setting) or Secure Password for an encrypted password.