How to Access in Mozilla Thunderbird

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Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla's free email, news, RSS, and chat client, continues to be a popular option among email users. One reason is its cross-platform functionality, which allows users to log in from their Windows or Mac computers and receive email through whatever services they use—for example, Gmail, Yahoo!, and In this way, you can enjoy the convenience of access not only through web-based interfaces of services such as Gmail, Yahoo!, and, but also on your desktop by using Thunderbird to retrieve and send your messages.

Using in Mozilla Thunderbird

To set up downloading email from and sending email through your account via Mozilla Thunderbird:

  1. Enable POP access in

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

  3. Click Add Account.

  4. Make sure Email account is selected.

  5. Click Continue.

  6. Enter your name under Your Name.

  7. Type your email address under Email Address.

  8. Click Continue.

  9. Choose POP under Select the type of incoming server you are using.

  10. Type "" under Incoming Server.

  11. Click Continue.

  12. Enter your full address ("", for example) under Incoming User Name. You'll just have to append "" to what Mozilla Thunderbird has already entered for you.

  13. Click Continue.

  14. Type a name for your new account under Account Name (e.g., "").

  15. Click Continue.

  16. Click Done

You'll now be able to receive email through Thunderbird. To enable sending:

  1. Highlight Outgoing Server (SMTP) in the list of account on the left.

  2. Click Add.

  3. Type "" under Server Name.

  4. Make sure Username and password is checked.

  5. Type your full address under Username.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Highlight the account you created before.

  8. Under Outgoing Server (SMTP), make sure is selected.

  9. Click OK.

  10. Click Done.

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

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