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How To Setup Thunderbird for Mac To Check Your Email

Thunderbird is a free email client available on both Windows and Mac platforms. This tutorial shows you how to configure Thunderbird to retrieve mail from your email account.

Make sure you have created your email address in the Hosting Manager or Plesk for Windows Hosting, before setting it up in Thunderbird for Mac.

If you have, then continue below.


Setting Up Thunderbird for Mac

These are the steps you need to follow to set up Thunderbird for Mac:

  1. First of all, start up Thunderbird. If this is the first time you've started Thunderbird on your computer, the Mail Account Setup Wizard should appear and you may skip to step 4. Otherwise continue with the next step.
  2. Click on the Tools menu, then select Account Settings.

  3. In the left bottom corner click on Account Actions, then Add Mail Account.

  4. On the next screen, you need to fill in the fields with your information. Click Continue.

    Below is a description of the fields:
    Your name Enter the identifying name for your email address. In the example this is Bob Smith, but it can be a functional name as well such as Your Business Sales.
    E-mail address Enter your full email address.
    Password Enter the password you use for this email address. You may check Remember password if you do not wish to enter your password every time when checking or sending e-mail.

  5. Be sure to select IMAP to view the IMAP settings, which may be provided for you automatically. Make sure that these settings are correct. If not, click Manual config to change them.

  6. Enter the incoming and outgoing server information, and then click Done.

    Below is a description of the fields:
    Incoming Server hostname mail.mydomain.com
    Incoming Port 993
    Authentication Normal password
    Outgoing Server hostname mail.mydomain.com
    Outgoing Port 587
    Authentication Normal password
    User Name Enter your full email address.

  7. Click Ok to save your settings.
  8. Now on the left side of the window you will see the account you just added.


Congratulations! You have added your email account to Thunderbird for Mac. You should now be able to use it to manage your email account.

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