How to Access in Mozilla Thunderbird

What to Know

  • First, enable POP3 access in
  • In Thunderbird, go to Options > Account Settings > Account Actions > Add Mail Account > enter your information > Continue > Done.

This article explains how to set up and send mail in Mozilla Thunderbird.

How to Set Up in Mozilla Thunderbird

You can enjoy the convenience of accessing an account on your desktop by using Thunderbird to retrieve and send your messages.

To set up downloading your account via Mozilla Thunderbird:

  1. Enable POP access in

  2. Select Options > Account Settings from the menu in Mozilla Thunderbird.

    Options > Account Settings in Thunderbird menu
  3. Select Account Actions > Add Mail Account.

    Account Actions > Add Mail Account in Thunderbird
  4. Enter your name under Your Name.

    Your Name field in Thunderbird add email setup
  5. Type your email address under Email Address.

    Email address field in Thunderbird email account setup
  6. Click Continue.

    Continue button in Thunderbird email account setup
  7. Thunderbird will search for the configuration. Click Done to complete the setup.

    Done button on Thunderbird email setup
  8. Enter a name for the account and click OK.

A copy of all your sent messages will be stored in's online Sent Mail folder.

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