Set Up E-mail Account in Mozilla® Thunderbird®
How to set up e-mail account with Mozilla Thunderbird? Discuss points to keep in mind while doing so.
Mozilla Thunderbird is the latest e-mail program with added functionalities. The browser can be used for various online activities. You can use it for tasks like browsing and e-mailing etc. Mozilla Thunderbird provides you with basic e-mail service. It allows users to link the e-mail account. After linking e-mail account you can start sending and receiving your e-mails. You can send and receive e-mails from every account with the interface of Mozilla Thunderbird directly. It is made possible with Mozilla Thunderbird Migration Assistant. This provides a fast and efficient combining of e-mail account in your browser. It does not require any manual interference for configuring each account separately. Mozilla Thunderbird is available in 3.3,3.0, 2,2.0 etc.
Following are the methods for setting up an e-mail account with Mozilla Thunderbird and points to keep in mind while doing so:
- Set up e-mail account
- Selecting server
- Use webmail extension
Set up e-mail account
To setup e-mail account in Mozilla Thunderbird browser, you need to select Tools menu of browser and select account settings. You need to then select 'Add Account' option and select the 'E-mail account' for which you need to setup the browser. Next step is to enter the e-mail address and indicate the type of incoming server and server name. You need to then select the 'Use Global Inbox' option and enter the outgoing server name. Enter the username for incoming and outgoing server and give a specific name to the account. Finally, click on 'Finish' button and get the setup tasks completed successfully.
You need to indicate the type of incoming server at the time of setting up Mozilla Thunderbird. You can use any servers like POP3 or IMAP for this. But, it is always better to use IMAP instead of POP3. This is because IMAP allows you to access e-mails from various sources or various computers. If you do not know much about server, you can get details from the e-mail provider.
Other important points to keep in mind while setting up Mozilla Thunderbird for e-mail account is to use Webmail extension. It is extremely needed if you are using e-mail provider like MailDotCom , Libero, Lycos, Gmail, AOL, Yahoo, and Hotmail etc. These extensions are needed to allow browser in using webmail clients.
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