Email Setup Guide for Mozilla Thunderbird

Step one: Open up Mozilla Thunderbird and in the Local Folders section click on the Create a new account button.

Step two: Click on the Skip this and use my existing email button.

Step three: Enter your name, the email address you wish to add and the email address password. Then click on the Continue button.

Step four: Thunderbird will now try to configure your settings automatically. This will fail but don't worry we need to enter the settings manually anyway.

Step five: You can choose to set up your email with POP3 or IMAP. We recommend that you use POP so let's select that.

Step six: enter mail.YOURDOMAIN.co.uk as the incoming server hostname. Set the port to 110, the SSL as None and Authentication as Normal password.

Step seven: enter mail.YOURDOMAIN.co.uk as the outgoing server hostname. Set the port to 25, the SSL as None and Authentication as Normal password.

Step eight: enter the email address you wish to add as the Username and then click on the Done button.

That's it; if you check down your list of mailboxes, you will see your mailbox has been added and will be able to start sending and receiving emails straight away.


1. Start Mozilla Thunderbird and click on the Create a new account link in the local folders section.
2. Click on the Skip this and use my existing email button.
3. Enter your name, the email address you wish to add and the email address password.
Tick the Remember password option and then click on the Continue button.
Please note: Thunderbird will now attempt to set up your email. This will fail, but don't worry we will enter the settings manually now.
Please note: You can now choose between using POP3 or IMAP. We recommend POP3
4. Enter mail.YOURDOMAIN.co.uk as the server hostname. The port should be set to 110 for POP3. Now set the SSL to None and the Authentication to Normal password.
5. Now enter mail.YOURDOMAIN.co.uk as the outgoing server hostname.
Set the port to 25, the security type as None and the authentication as Normal password.
Enter your email address as the username.
Once you have entered these settings click on the Done button.
6. That's it, you're now ready to start sending and receiving email straight away.

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