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Add Account in Mozilla® Thunderbird

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How to add and remove account in Mozilla Thunderbird?

Mozilla Thunderbird is a powerful e-mail client developed by Mozilla. Mozilla Thunderbird offers various features to manage e-mail programs efficiently. We can easily set-up and remove e-mail accounts in Mozilla Thunderbird. Account installation wizard of Mozilla Thunderbird allows the user to set-up e-mail accounts easily and efficiently. In order to set-up e-mail account, we need to provide our e-mail address, username and password, details of incoming servers such as type and name of server and name of outgoing server. Several issues may occur with Mozilla Thunderbird due to the incorrect setting up of e-mail accounts. But, we can resolve most of the issues associated with Mozilla Thunderbird program by making changes in its settings.

Following are the tips to resolve issues with account settings of Mozilla Thunderbird:

  • Add/ Remove Mozilla Thunderbird Account
  • Common issues
  • Tips to fix

Add/ Remove Mozilla Thunderbird Account

To add an e-mail account in Mozilla Thunderbird, open ‘Thunderbird Mail User Agent’ and select ‘Account Settings’. A ‘Account Settings’ window will open and click on ‘Add Account’. Then, enter the name and e-mail address in the fields ‘Your Name’ and ‘E-mail Address’. In the Account Installation Wizard, choose the type of e-mail account ‘IMAP’ or ‘POP3’. In ‘Incoming Mail Server’, choose the appropriate mail server. Then, enter the username and account name and follow the instructions in installation wizard to complete the account set-up. To remove an account, select ‘Account Settings’ and click on the account that you want to delete. Then, click on ‘Remove Account’ at the bottom left hand side of the screen.

Common issues

After the setting up of an e-mail account, Mozilla Thunderbird may exhibit several problems and the reason can be the incorrect setting up of e-mail account. In some cases, you cannot send or receive e-mails from Mozilla Thunderbird. The main reason is due to password problems associated with SMTP. And in certain cases, you may receive error messages ‘Unable to Authenticate SMTP server’. If Mozilla Thunderbird fails to download new mails, then the problem can be due to routine maintenance.

Tips to fix

We can resolve most of the issues with Mozilla Thunderbird by modifying its settings. If your e-mail program fails to send and receive e-mails, then delete SMTP password for the account. Another option is by resetting the password. Modify the SMTP settings to resolve error messages like ‘Unable to Authenticate SMTP server’. We can access SMTP settings by selecting the ‘Tools’ menu and clicking on ‘Account Settings’. Then, select ‘Outgoing SMTP’ and make appropriate changes in the suitable fields. Please perform ‘Routine Maintenance’ if you have any problem with downloading new e-mails.

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