Email Setup - Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird is an open source, free email client available with many features and optional addons. Thunderbird is compatible and available for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux operating systems. Thunderbird is not available on any operating system by default - it must be downloaded and installed if you wish to use it. Please note USA2net Technical Support will not be able to assist you with advanced options/configuration or addons for Thunderbird.

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The newest version of Thunderbird as of January 2014 includes automatic email setup. Simply download and install Thunderbird here and select "Use my own email account" during the setup with your email address and password. For older versions of Thunderbird, see the setup guide below. 

Setup Guide

Let's begin by opening your Thunderbird program located either on your desktop or Start menu on the bottom left hand side of your screen. If you have just installed Thunderbird, you should see a prompt similar to the following when opening Thunderbird:


If you do not see a prompt like the above example, click Tools on the upper left hand side of your screen, and then Account Settings. Click Add Account on the bottom left hand side of the window to get started.

By default, Email account should be selected in the menu for the account type to set up. Click Next.


On the next screen, fill in your name as you would like it to appear. This will be shown in the From field when you send someone an email. Below, enter your full email address as shown. Be sure your email is in all lowercase characters! Once you entered the information, hit Next.


By default, POP should be selected for the server type. Enter the server information as shown above. Be sure this is in all lowercase characters! Once you enter the server information, click Next.


Your incoming username should be the first part of your email address. Make sure this is in lowercase characters. For your outgoing username, it is not required and can be removed. Click Next.


The next screen is just a reference name for your account. You can leave this to its default value. Click Next.


Your account is now set up and ready for use! Click Finish to save your settings. Shortly after you may be prompted with a window that looks like this to enter your password:


Be sure to check "Use Password Manager to remember this password" to save your email password. This will enable you to check your email when opening Thunderbird without having to enter your password each time.



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