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Setting up your Email in Thunderbird

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A step by step guide to setting up your email account in Thunderbird.

(Please note that [mywebsite.com] should be replaced by your domain name eg. yourwebsite.co.uk or ourwebsite.org!)

1. Open Thunderbird and choose "Account Settings..." from the Tools menu:

2. In the Account Settings window, choose "Add Mail Account" from the "Account Actions" menu at the bottom right of the window.

3. Enter your Name (this will be the name which will be shown next to your email address when you send people an email). Now enter your Email Address which we have provided for you, and your password, and click the "Continue" button:

4. Thunderbird will automatically search for and find the server details. However, you need to correct the Username. To do this click on the "Manual Config" Button:

You can leave the other details as they are, but change your User Name to your full email address:

Now click the "Create Account" button.

5. You will now get a message regarding our email Security Certificate (because it is self-signed, you can click the View button if you want to check the certificate!). Please accept our certificate.

6. You should now be able to receive and send email from your account. If you should have any further problems or questions, just email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will be happy to help.

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