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How to Change your Email Settings in Thunderbird

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Learn how to change/view your email setting in Thunderbird with this walk-through video. You can then modify your existing POP/IMAP, or SMTP server settings as needed. Below is an outline of the steps - Changing your Thunderbird Email Settings: 1. Open Thunderbird. 2. Right-click on your email address, then click the "Settings" option. 3. Click the "Server Settings" link to view/edit your IMAP/POP server settings. 4. Click the "Outgoing Server" link to view/change your SMTP (outgoing) settings. 5. Click the "OK" button to save your changes. For Additional information, see our full guide - How to change your account settings in Thunderbird - http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/email/thunderbird/change-account-settings Learn how to check your email with Thunderbird in this full walk-through video. This will allow you to use Thunderbird to send and receive email. Below is an outline of the steps - Setting up Thunderbird to Check your Email: 1. Install and open Thunderbird. 2. Click the "Skip this and use my existing email" button. 3. Enter your name, email address, and password in the available fields. Then click the "Continue" button. 4. Click the "Manual Config" button. 5. Enter your Incoming/Outgoing email settings. 6. Enter your full email address as the Username, then click "Done." (You may have to accept the security certificate). You will then be able to use Thunderbird to send and receive email. For additional information, see our full article - Creating an email account in Thunderbird - http://www.inmotionhosting.com/suppor... InMotion Hosting was founded in 2001 and provides personal and business web hosting for everyone! For more information about InMotion Hosting and the services we provide see here: http://www.inmotionhosting.com
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G C (22 days ago)
Totally useless.
InMotion Hosting (21 days ago)
I recommend checking Thunderbird Outgoing/SMTP settings. It may be selecting the incorrect server and you may need to specify to use Gmail server for outgoing on that account specifically. I hope this helps!
G C (21 days ago)
Thunderbird doesn’t want to allow me to send from my Gmail email. Receive no problem. Send never. My iPad has no problems receiving and sending. Thunderbird is the problem I guess.
InMotion Hosting (21 days ago)
Sorry to hear this didn't help. Did you have an issue with a specific step?
Mistralok (1 month ago)
Well done. Thank you for your help.
Mick Oxley (7 months ago)
I have 3 email accounts within Thunderbird. One of them has stopped working ? every time I try to send an email a message comes up saying......... SMTP password required, then a box underneath saying......... enter your password etc. If I log into outlook with my password it works fine, but Thunderbird seems to have a problem with it ? Could you explain ? Thanks Mick
InMotion Hosting (7 months ago)
I recommend checking the account settings - including the outgoing server (SMTP). If you have issues, you can download the config file from cPanel Email Accounts.
Max Shadow (9 months ago)
I'd like to know...how do you get settings to stick. In "Copies & Folders" I change all my preferences to Sent Folder on:, Archives Folder on:, Drafts Folder on: and Templates Folder on...etc. but every time I restart Thunderbird all those settings change to "Other" for each section. How do you get your preferences to stick?
InMotion Hosting (9 months ago)
Hello Max, I checked my Thunderbird settings on my system and they do work properly. Settings for Thunderbird are saved on the local computer that is using it. If you're having problems with the settings then it may installed into a folder or have a security setting affecting its functionality. You should check with a local computer tech if you are unable to save changes, or speak with the support agents provided by Mozilla (the developers of Thunderbird).
Manny McCash (2 years ago)
Would love some help with this one: I know how to install Thunderbird, and set up/manage misc. email identities, but somehow only one name is overriding all of the managed identities I send emails from. What gives? Is Thunderbird accessing that default name from my computer/user settings or something? I use the latest version of Thunderbird (Feb 2017) with an older Mac tower (10.6 OS) Thank you!
Manny McCash (2 years ago)
I agree, but am at the end of my rope trying to figure this out - some kind of settings in my machine overriding the identity I'm trying to use with T-Bird? FYI no problem with the other identities I've created, only the main one used to create the T-bird account...
InMotion Hosting (2 years ago)
It's unlikely that anything from your hosting account is affecting your settings in Thunderbird.
Manny McCash (2 years ago)
thanks but as mentioned.... I'm already comfortable adding/managing identities with T-bird; what's making me crazy is the main email used for the setup with my hosting seems to have a personal name (I don't want to use) overriding the "manage identities" setting - weird & frustrating. Something coming over from my hosting account maybe?
InMotion Hosting (2 years ago)
Manny, it sounds like you'll need to add an 'Identity' to your account settings. You can find instructions for that as the top rated answer to this question http://superuser.com/q/178733/54658

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