Email Setup in Mozilla Thunderbird for Mac Print

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This tutorial will show you how to setup an email account in Mozilla Thunderbird for Mac. At the time of this writing, the current Thunderbird version is 17.x

 

 



From the Tools menu

Select Account Settings...





On the bottom left, Click Account Actions

Select Add Mail Account





If you see this prompt, select Skip this and use my existing email





1. Enter your display name (will be shown on outgoing emails)

2. Enter your email address (given to you by your company administrator)

3. Enter your email password (given to you by your company administrator)

Click Continue





If you see this prompt, click Cancel





Click Manual config





1. Enter mail.emailpros.com (if signed up on or after 9/23/13, enter mail2.emailpros.com)

2. Enter 993

3. Enter mail.emailpros.com (if signed up on or after 9/23/13, enter mail2.emailpros.com)

4. Enter 465

5. Enter your email address again

Click Re-test





Upon a successful re-test, you will have the option to click Done





Click OK at the bottom right.

Thunderbird will now download your messages and folders. 





When done downloading messages and folders...

From the Tools menu

Select Account Settings...




Under your email address, select Server Settings





1. Select Deleted Items from this drop down menu

2. Put a check in both of these boxes





Select Copies & Folders





Select Local Folders for these two drop down menus





Select Composition & Addressing





Select start my reply above quote from the drop down menu





Select Junk Settings

 



Uncheck Enable adaptive junk mail controls for this account





Click OK at the bottom right.

All set!


*The first time you setup an account in Thunderbird, it will sync to the server and download all your messages and folders, this may take a few minutes and only needs to be done once. From then on, all new incoming emails will be pushed to your inbox in real-time. It is not necessary to click the "Get Mail" button to check for new email, by doing so you will force Thunderbird to re-sync with the server which is not necessary and may freeze up your Thunderbird. At the end of the day it is advisable to close down Thunderbird, and re-open Thunderbird in the morning to establish a new connection to the server.


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