How to Add an Email Account to Mozilla Thunderbird for Mac or Windows

To add an email account to Mozilla Thunderbird for Mac or Windows:

  1. Ensure that you have already created the desired email account in your hosting account’s cPanel.

  2. Open Mozilla Thunderbird on your Mac or Windows PC.

  3. Select Account Settings from the Tools menu.

  4. At the bottom of the list on the left, click Account Actions.

  5. Select Add Mail Account...

  6. Enter the following details:

    • Your name: (The name you wish to show in the From field)

    • Email address: (Full email address of the email account)

    • Password: (Password of the email account)

    • Remember password: Yes

  7. Click the Continue button.

  8. Select IMAP (remote folders).

  9. Click the Advanced config button.

  10. In the left sidebar, under your newly-added email address, click Server Settings.

  11. Update the details as follows:

    • Server Name: imap.example.com
      (where example.com is replaced with your own domain)

    • Port: 993

    • Connection security: SSL/TLS

  12. In the left sidebar, under your newly-added email address, click Junk Settings.

  13. Enter the following details:

    • Enable adaptive junk mail controls for this account: Off

    • Trust junk mail headers set by: Off

    • Move new junk messages to: On

    • “Junk” folder on: (Full email address of the email account)

  14. In the left sidebar, click Outgoing Server (SMTP).

  15. From the list in the middle, select the newly-create entry, then click Edit.

  16. Update the details as follows:

    • Description: (Full email address of the email account)

    • Server Name: smtp.example.com
      (where example.com is replaced with your own domain)

    • Port: 587

    • Connection security: STARTTLS

    • Authentication method: Normal password

    • User Name: (Full email address of the email account)

  17. Click the OK button.

  18. Click the OK button (while back in the larger window).

The email account should now be listed and ready for use in Mozilla Thunderbird for Mac or Windows!