How to Set up GoDaddy Email on Your Desktop

Access your GoDaddy email through Thunderbird or another client

GoDaddy provides many web services, including a few different email options, such as GoDaddy Professional email and an email account through Microsoft 365. GoDaddy used to offer a free webmail service called Workspace, but it's no longer supported. If you want to access your GoDaddy email through a desktop email client, such as Thunderbird, you can do so with a GoDaddy Professional email account or a legacy Workspace account.

This article's information focuses on integrating a GoDaddy Professional or Workspace legacy email account with the Thunderbird email client. The process will be very similar if you're using other clients.

GoDaddy Microsoft 365 email accounts can't be integrated with an email client like Thunderbird because they work only with Outlook.

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Install Thunderbird

If you don't already have Thunderbird on your desktop, it's easy to download and install this free email client on a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. Here's how:

  1. Navigate to the Thunderbird download page and select Free Download.

    Navigate to the Thunderbird download page select Free Download.
  2. Double-click on the download file.

    Double-click on the download file.
  3. Drag Thunderbird to your Applications folder.

    Drag Thunderbird to your Applications folder.
  4. Thunderbird is successfully installed.

Add Your GoDaddy Professional Email to Thunderbird

With Thunderbird or another desktop email client, such as Outlook or Mail, it's easy to access your GoDaddy email account.

Find Your GoDaddy Professional Email and Password

You'll need your GoDaddy email address and account password to add the account to an email client. Here's how to find it. (Skip to the next section if you already know your email and password.)

  1. To find your GoDaddy email address, go to GoDaddy.com and select Sign In.

    To find your GoDaddy email address, go to GoDaddy.com and select Sign In.
  2. Under Registered Users, select Sign In.

    Under Registered Users, select Sign In.
  3. Enter your username or customer number and password, and then select Sign In.

    Enter your username or customer number and password, and then select Sign In.
  4. Once in your account, scroll down to Email & Office and select Manage All.

    Once in your account, scroll down to Email & Office and select Manage All.
  5. Under Users, you'll find your email address.

    Under Users, you'll find your email address.

    If you've forgotten your password, select Manage to reset it.

Add Your GoDaddy Professional Email to Thunderbird

The process is slightly different if you're using Thunderbird for the first time or if you're already using Thunderbird.

When Using Thunderbird for the First Time

If this is the first time you're using Thunderbird on your desktop, you'll be able to add your GoDaddy email during setup.

  1. Open the Thunderbird application for the first time and select Open in the warning message.

    Open the Thunderbird application for the first time and select Open in the warning message.
  2. In the Set Up Your Existing Email Address box, enter your name, your GoDaddy email address, and your password, and then select Continue.

    In the Set Up Your Existing Email Address box, enter your name, your GoDaddy email address, and your password, and then select Continue.
  3. Thunderbird will automatically configure your account. Select Done.

    Thunderbird automatically configures your account. Select Done.
  4. Select Set as Default if you want to use your GoDaddy email as your default email. Otherwise, select Skip Integration.

    Select Set as Default or Skip Integration.
  5. You can now access your GoDaddy Professional email with Thunderbird.

    Access GoDaddy Professional email with Thunderbird.

When You're Already Using Thunderbird

If it's not your first time using Thunderbird, it's still easy to add your GoDaddy Professional email along with any other accounts.

  1. From the top menu, select Tools > Account Settings.

    From the top menu, select Tools > Account Settings.
  2. On the bottom left, select Account Actions.

    On the bottom left, select Account Actions.
  3. Select Add Mail Account from the pop-up menu.

    Select Add Mail Account from the pop-up menu.
  4. In the Set Up Your Existing Email Address box, enter your name, your GoDaddy email address, and your password, and then select Continue.

    In the Set Up Your Existing Email Address box, enter your name, your GoDaddy email address, and your password, and then select Continue.
  5. Thunderbird will automatically configure your account. Select Done.

    Thunderbird automatically configures your account. Select Done.
  6. Select Set as Default if you want to use your GoDaddy email as your default email. Otherwise, select Skip Integration.

    Select Set as Default or Skip Integration
  7. You can now access your GoDaddy Professional email with Thunderbird.

    access your GoDaddy Professional email with Thunderbird.

While Thunderbird has discontinued its free Workspace webmail accounts, if you have a legacy account you're still using, it's possible to add it to Thunderbird using the same process outlined above.