example.net is your domain name.
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- IMAP Server (Incoming): mail.example.net (port 143 has optional TLS encryption, or use port 993 with SSL encryption)
- SMTP Server (Outgoing): mail.example.net (port 587 has optional TLS encryption, or use port 465 for SSL encryption)
- User: email@example.com
(Note, if you prefer POP3 access, use port 110 for normal/TLS access, or port 995 for SSL access.)
Setting Up Thunderbird
NOTE: In all steps below, replace example.net with your domain name.
- Open Thunderbird.
- From the File menu, select New, then Account…:
- In the New Account Setup screen, select Email account as the type of account, and click the Next button:
- In the Identity screen, enter your Name and Email address in the spaces provided, and click the Next button:
- In the Server Information screen, you can select from either a POP or an IMAP account. (see: POP3 vs IMAP for help with this decision). Choose your account type, and then enter your Incoming Server andOutgoing Server (mail.example.net) in the areas provided, then click the Next button:
- In the User Names screen, enter your full email address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org .. the whole thing!), and click the Next button:
- In the Account Name screen, unless you want a fancier name, just click the Next button:
- Finally, click Finish to exit the Account Wizard.
Port 25 blocking
- From the. Tools menu (or the Edit menu in some versions of Thunderbird), select Account Settings…:
- In the Account Settings window, select Outgoing Server (SMTP) and change your Port to 587, then click the OK button:
- Click on Server Settings and on Advanced. Change Maximum Number of server connections to cache to 4