Thunderbird Email Tutorial

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Creating a New Email Account
Making Changes to an already Existing Email Account


Creating a New Email Account

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Open the Thunderbird Mail program
If you have not yet set up an email account, the account wizard will launch.

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Enter your name
Enter your email address
Click Next

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Choose the type of email account POP or IMAP
Enter your incoming mail server
Enter your outgoing mail server
Click Next

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Enter your incoming mail user name
(This may be just the user name or may be the ENTIRE EMAIL ADDRESS- check with your provider)
Enter your outgoing mail user name
(This may be just the user name or may be the ENTIRE EMAIL ADDRESS- check with your provider)
Click Next

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Enter a name for your email account to identify it
Click Next

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Review your email information
Choose if you wish to download messages now
Click Finish

Making Changes to an already existing email account

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To set the specific configuration or make changes to an existing email account
Click TOOLS
Choose Account Settings

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To make changes to the outgoing mail server, click OUTGOING SERVER
Click Edit

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Here you can make changes to the outgoing mail server
The outgoing mail port
Set authentication for the outgoing mail server

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To change your password go to TOOLS
Choose OPTIONS
Click on Privacy
Edit Saved Passwords
If you have an older version of thunderbird,
using the same options, you can do the same process through the firefox browser interface