How to setup Email account in Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free (freedom), open source, free (in terms of price) email client
User may visit , download and install the application.

1. Inside Mozilla Thunderbird Menu, choose “Tools” , choose “Account Settings”

2. In the left-bottom corner, choose “Add Mail Account”

3. Input basic information –

4. Choose “Manual Config”

5. Input server details, user login details. (Below is an example for

(please refer to account information email for email server naming)

Incoming Mail via IMAP (email contents stored on server, suitable for multi device users, e.g. mobile user)
IMAP Server : (for SSL) , or (for non-SSL)
IMAP Port: 993 (SSL) , or 143 (non-SSL)
Incoming Mail via POP3 (email contents downloaded to your desktop, suitable for fixed location users, e.g. office user)
POP3 Server : (for SSL) , or (for non-SSL)
POP3 Port: 995 (SSL) , or 110 (non-SSL)


Outgoing Mail SMTP
SMTP Server : (for SSL) , or (for non-SSL)
SMTP Port: 465 (SSL), or 587 (plain-text or STARTTLS)


SSL, TLS are encrypted connection
STARTTLS is Opportunistic TLS encrypted connection (if supported TLS encrypted connection, then use TLS.  Otherwise, use plain-text connection)
Plain-text is standard (non-encrypted) connection

6. Done.


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