Email Setup Mozilla Thunderbird (imap)

Posted on Thursday, 29 of December of 2016
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How to setup your email account in Microsoft Outlook with IMAP settings?

In Thunderbird's main window choose Email in the Create a new account group. Or go to File, New and Get a New Mail Account...

In this next dialog box, choose Skip this and use my existing email.

Fill you email account data and then press Continue.

Thunderbird will automatically search for the server configurations.

At this time (if it takes too long) you can press Manual config button or just wait, and then check the settings as below picture.

Account Information

  • Your name: type your name here
  • Email address: username.domain
  • Password: *********

Incoming Server (IMAP)

  • Server hostname: mail.domain.tld
  • Port: 143
  • SSL: STARTTLS
  • Authentication: Normal password
  • Username: username.domain

Outgoing Server (SMTP)

  • Server hostname: mail.domain.tld
  • Port: 587
  • SSL: STARTTLS
  • Authentication: Normal password
  • Username: username.domain

After pressing Done (if you have not aquired an SSL Certificate for your domain) you will need to Confirm Security Exception for the incoming server (IMAP).

Back to the main window, you should force the update of your account in order to fetch emails and existing IMAP folders - by right clicking your email account address, and then chosing Get Messages.

After this procedure, you will be able to see all the existing IMAP folders and email messages.

When writting a new message for the first time...

After pressing Send it's possible to get an sending error... (Only if you have not aquired an SSL Certificate for your domain)

Please Confirm Security Exception again.

And press Send to send the message.

Note: This Security Confirmations are only need when first configuring you email account.

 

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