Mozilla® Thunderbird® E-mail Not Working
What are the reasons due to which Mozilla Thunderbird may not work. Discuss ways to fix the issue.
Thunderbird is a product from Mozilla Corporation. It is a fully-featured, secure e-mail client program. It is inclusive of all news and as a result Thunderbird users can read, receive and organize news streams. It is also an e-mail client that allows in sending, composing, receiving, tagging and organizing email messages. When compared to other e-mail clients, it has faster uploading and downloading speed. Inspite of these features, there are a few cases where Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail fails to work. The reason could be due to incorrect Mozilla Thunderbird settings or problem with Internet service provider. It can also be a problem due to server settings or security settings. Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail may also stop working if your ISP or hosting company is using non-standard port.
Following are the methods to fix problem with Mozilla Thunderbird:
- Correct Thunderbird settings
- Proper server and security settings
- Fix server connection
Correct Thunderbird settings
Incorrect Thunderbird settings may result in Thunderbird e-mail failing to work properly. To fix the problem, check the settings of incoming mail server, outgoing mail server and user name. You must make sure that SMTP authentication is enabled in order to make the login successful. The main thing to be noted is that "My SMTP server requires authentication" checkbox should always be enabled.
Proper server and security settings
In server settings, first thing to be noted is to check for the server name. You need to make sure that your mail server is properly configured or not, configuring it properly fixes the problem. Next, you need to check for proper security settings, most mail servers do not provide secure connection. Secure mail server does not allow others from intercepting the mails thereby providing protection and avoiding any malfunctioning in the mail. Thus, you need make sure to use secure mail server.
The hosting company may use non-standard ports, as a result you cannot make proper server connection and so it results in malfunctioning of Thunderbird e-mail. So, make sure to have active Internet connection. If your browser can access Internet, then Thunderbird mail can work properly without any problem. Each time that you make changes in the settings make sure to save the settings to avoid non-functioning of Thunderbird e-mail.
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