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Creating an IMAP Email Account in Mozilla Thunderbird

Last modified: March 23, 2021
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Creating an IMAP Email Account in Mozilla Thunderbird

  1. First step, Open your Mozilla Thunderbird.
  2. Then, Go to Tools and Account Settings.
  3. After that, Click “Create a new account”.


  1. And, Choose “Skip this an use my existing email”.
  2. Enter Your Name, complete Email Address and password and click “Continue”.

  1. After that, At Mail account setup configure screen, choose Manual config .

  1. And, Select the type of incoming server :  IMAP.

Enter the name of your incoming and outgoing mail server: mail. (enter your domain name) with Port number 143.

  1. Fill the Username with full email such as [email protected]

  1. After that, Click on “Re-test” the configuration and Click “Done”.
  2. Go to your main menu of Thunderbird and go to Outgoing Server and verify your Outgoing SMTP server.

  1. Check the box “Use name and password” and assign the user name to your email account and select “No” to use a secure connection.
  2. By clicking on the “Get Mail” button at the top left, you will continue using Thunderbird.
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