Twist Development Logo

Set up email in Mozilla Thunderbird

How do I set up email in Thunderbird?

| Mozilla Thunderbird Setup

To set up email in Thunderbird you need the following information from your email host:

  • Incoming Mail server (i.e.
  • Outgoing Mail server (i.e.
  • Username (usually your email address)
  • Email Password

Manual Set up

  1. Navigate to Add existing mail account
    • File > New > Existing Mail Account
  2. Enter your Name
  3. Enter your Email Address
  4. Enter your Password
  5. Tick Remember Password
  6. Click Next
  7. Thunderbird will then try to automatically configure your email settings. We recommend continuing with the manual setup to ensure these are added correctly

  8. Click Manual Config
  9. Input Incoming & Outgoing Mail Server Hostname
    • Usually
  10. Select SSL
    • Usually None
  11. Input Username
    • Usually your email address i.e.
  12. Click Done

Thunderbird will then verify your settings. If there are any problems, you'll get an error. If this is the case, simply go back through these steps and ensure you've entered all information correctly.

Need more help?

If you're a Twist Development customer you can get in touch for support any time by email or phone. click here for details

Related Articles