Setting Up an Email Account in Thunderbird 31 on Windows 7

This article is to show the user how to configure Thunderbird email client that is running on Windows 7. At this point, it will not show how to install Thunderbird.

Upon opening Thunderbird go to the top to Tools > Account Settings. You might need to press the Alt key located on the bottom of the keyboard on the left-hand side of the Space Bar to got Tools to appear.

Go down to the bottom and click on Account Actions > Add Mail account.

Next, a window will appear asking for your Name, Email address and password. Enter the correct information and press Continue.

 It might take ThunderBird a little bit to discover your account settings but once ThunderBird is satisfied it'll ask us if we want to use IMAP or POP3. Choose the one which you prefer ( If you don't know which to choose I recommend POP3. Especially if you use a dialup connection.) and press Done.

Once again it'll take ThunderBird a little to check your account settings and make sure you've entered the proper credentials. Once it's positive it has the proper settings and credentials the "Mail Account Setup" window will disappear. Now, before pressing OK again we'll need to change one more setting. Go down to Outgoing server(SMTP) left hand side.

Go to the right-hand side and press edit.

Make sure your "Server Name" is set to smtp.emypeople.net and your port is 587.

Press OK twice and you should be set!

 

Set ThunderBird to leave a copy of the message on the server.

If you have it configured on multiple computer you will need to set it to leave a copy of the message on the server.

Go to the top to Tools > Account Settings. You might need to press the Alt key located on the bottom of the keyboard on the left-hand side of the Space Bar to got Tools to appear.

Select Server Settings in the upper left-hand corner and look for the option "Leave messages on server" and check-mark the option "Until I delete them"

Press OK and you should be set.

 

 

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