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Setup Mac Thunderbird
Posted by , Last modified by Ashley L on 21 November 2019 06:59 PM

 Before we begin, please make sure you have the following information handy:

Ready? Ok! launch Outlook, then select Tools > Account Settings... from the menu bar:


Click the Account Actions dropdown and select Add Mail Account...

  • Fill out the Your name, Email address and Password fields with your details.
  • Click Continue to proceed

NOTE: use your own information here, not the sample details shown!


 

Thunderbird will attempt to configure the server details automatically. However, the settings may not be exactly as we want them. Click the Manual config button so can verify the server details.


 For the Incoming: row of settings:

  • Set Server hostname - You have a choice here:
    • mail.yourdomain.com - Easiest to remember, but can cause pesky security certificate warnings in the future
    • s#.fused.com - Harder to remember, but bulletproof. Replace # with your actual server number
  • Set Port to 993
  • Set SSL to SSL/TLS
  • Set Authentication to Autodetect

For the Outgoing: row of settings:

  • Set Server hostname - As with the Incoming server, you have a choice here:
    • mail.yourdomain.com - Easiest to remember, but can cause pesky security certificate warnings in the future
    • s#.fused.com - Harder to remember, but bulletproof. Replace # with your actual server number
  • Set Port to 465
  • Set SSL to SSL/TLS
  • Set Authentication to Autodetect
  • Click Re-test to proceed.

NOTE: use your own information here, not the sample details shown!

 


After Thunderbird Re-tests the server settings, you should see

The following settings were found by probing the given server 

  • Click Done to proceed

That's it! You're done. Thunderbird for Mac is now set up and using SSL to keep your email safe and secure.


For more information, check out the official Mozilla Thunderbird support article: Manual Account Configuration


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