Setup an IMAP account in ThunderBird

This tutorial will show you how to setup an IMAP account in ThunderBird

1) Let’s learn how to setup a pop email account in ThunderBird. Click the file menu to continue.
Setup an IMAP account in ThunderBird

2) Click on New.
Setup an IMAP account in ThunderBird

3) Click on Existing Mail Account.
Setup an IMAP account in ThunderBird

4) Type your name.
Setup an IMAP account in ThunderBird

5) Type your email address.
Setup an IMAP account in ThunderBird

6) Select this option if you want to remember your password.

7) Type your password.

8) Click on continue.
Setup an IMAP account in ThunderBird

It will fill in these settings automatically, but let’s choose manual config to choose the settings manually.

9) Click on Manual config.
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The IMAP protocol is already selected. Make sure the server hostname is mail.yourdomain.com
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The Port should be 143. Let’s select it.

10) Select 143 from the list.
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Now select None from the SSL menu. We will learn about SSL in the next tutorial.

11) Select none from the list.
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Let’s change authentication to normal password.

12) Select Normal password from the list
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Make sure the server hostname for SMTP is also mail.yourdoman.com.
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The SMTP port should be 25. Let’s change it.

13) Select 25 from the list.
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14) Set SSL to none.
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15) Set authentication to normal password.
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16) Select normal password from the list.

17) Click on done to finish the setup.
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You will get a warning since we didn’t use SSL and instead used normal password.

18) Select I understand the risks and click on done.
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19) Click on done to continue.
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Your account set up is done.
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This is the end of the tutorial. Now you know how to configure an IMAP account in ThunderBird.