Thunderbird configuration

In this guide we will show you how to set up an e-mail account in the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail program.

  1. Set up a new e-mail account after first installation of Thunderbird
    After the first installation of Thunderbird, the "Set Up an Existing Email Account" window opens automatically.

    Adding an additional email account to an existing Thunderbird installation
    If you already have an existing email account in Thunderbird and want to add another one, click the name of the existing email account, then you can add another account near the center of the screen via "Accounts" > "Set up an account" > "Email".

  2. Enter your name, e-mail address and password.

  3. Since the server settings of Thunderbird are unfortunately not always automatically correct, it is necessary to check the settings manually. Click on "Manual config" to do this.
  4. Please accept the following values for the manual settings:

    Incoming: IMAP
    Server hostname:
    Port: 143
    Authentification: Encrypted password

    Outgoing: SMTP
    Server hostname:
    Port: 587
    Authentification: Encrypted password

  5. Click on "Done"
  6. The "System Integration" window opens automatically. If you want Windows to use Thunderbird as the default email program from now on, accept the given settings by clicking on "Set as default". If you don't want this, select "Skip integration".  

  7. The setup is now complete.