How to set up Thunderbird
Tutorial on how to set up Thunderbird.
Mozilla Thunderbird client.
Thunderbird offers a great experience as it is pleasing to eye, and it ensures that you have every important feature in the latest versions. You can extend its functionalities with some plugins; your email will be well protected against spam, and, certainly, it has many localizations, so you can use it in your mother language. Download Thunderbird to check it out by yourself!
Let’s set up Thunderbird!
Step 1. Launch the application. Usually the icon for Thunderbird is located on the Desktop. You can also click Start, type ‘thunderbird’ and run in from there.
On the first launch, you will see this picture. Thunderbird will be set as a default client for e-mails and feeds, and you can use it for newsgroups too. Un-tick the box ‘Always perform this check when starting Thunderbird’ if you do not want to change this settings in future. Click on the button ‘Set as Default’ in case you want to use this client, and click ‘Skip Integration’, if you want to try it out firstly.
Step 2. Thunderbird will offer to create new email for you. Usually, there is no need to create one. So skip this step (arrow 2).
Step 3. Now you need to set up your mailing account. Provide your name, actual e-mail and password. Remember: un-tick the box ‘Remember password’ in order to have emails secured. On the other hand, you will have to enter the password each time you start Thunderbird.
Step 4. Wait until Thunderbird check the connection. Then you need to select, which protocol should be used for emails.
It is recommended to select IMAP, because it will allow you to synchronize immediately amongst all e-mail clients, which you are using, and the server. It depends on your provider, which protocol is available. However, for the most providers (Gmail, Yahoo!, iCloud, and others) you can select IMAP connection.
Click ‘Done’ to finish setup. However, if you want to apply manual changes, click 'Manual config' (4).
Step 5. If you decided to launch 'Manual config', Mozilla Thunderbird will open more settings. Note, that you should know the port and the type of secure connection for (SSL/TLS) for this! You can either way select 'Autodetect' for Port, SSL and Authentication. Change all you need and click 'Test'. Once new test is finished, click ‘Done’.
Step 6. Then you will see the main window. Open your folder with incoming mails (Thunderbird will download everything immediately), and read all that. After each launch of the application, new emails will appear in the client automatically.
Finally, you can use Mozilla Thunderbird! Download this client to manage your emails!