How to Setup Email Clients in Mozilla Thunderbird?

The following tutorial will guide you on configuring your Mozilla Thunderbird email client with your web-based email account.

Step 1:

Install and start the Mozilla Thunderbird program

Click on the Create a new account option on the start screen

Step 2:

The Mail Account Setup screen pops up

Enter the information as follows

  • Your name: Your name as you wish it to appear on your messages

[alert]Note: The name must be entered in a way as you would like it to be displayed for outgoing messages. [/alert]

  • Email address: Your Nexus email address, for example, [email protected]
  • Password: Your Sign-in password

[alert] Note: Remember password Leaving this un-ticked means you have to enter your password when you open the email program (safer option).[/alert]

Click on Continue

Step 3:

Click on Manual Config

The Mail Account setup screen pops-up where you can view the Incoming Server, outgoing server, username their Ports, SSL and Authentications which are auto-fetched and auto-filled. You can change them as needed. It will select IMAP without SSL settings by default. For IMAP with SSL*, change the following settings:

  • Username: Enter the username
  • Incoming Port: 143
  • Outgoing Port: 587
  • Authentication: Normal password
  • Outgoing:

You can click on Done to complete the setup.

Step 4:

However, if you need to configure your server, click on Advanced Config Button. Here you can manually configure the server settings.

Select Outgoing Server (SMTP) Settings and click on Edit

Enter the Description, the Server Name and select SSL/TLS in from Connection security drop down menu

Once done, Click on OK. Your email is configured successfully!