Mail managers, also called mail clients, are applications that allow us to manage several email accounts from the same application. There are many applications to manage emails, such as Outlook, Thunderbird, Evolution and many others. In this post we will know Thunderbird, one of the most used and reliable.

History

Mozilla Thunderbird is an email client of the Mozilla Foundation. For more information you can visit its features page.

Installation

Thunderbird is available for any platform. We have a version for linux, windows, android and macintosh.

Mail account settings

If you do not have a configured email account yet, the screen to set up an account automatically when you start Thunderbird will appear.

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To configure our account we must click on the “Skip this and use my existing email account” button. What will open the window to configure the email account.

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To configure the account we must fill in the following fields.

  • Your name: Name of the person in charge of the account, shown to others when it is sent from this account.
  • Email address: email address that you want to configure.
  • Password: password of the email account to configure.
  • Remember password: with this option checked, the password will not be requested again.

Once the fields are filled out, we will click on “Continue”.

If Thunderbird could not find the configuration automatically it will show the fields to fill in for the correct configuration of the mail account.

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Mail account configuration options

The configuration data must be provided by the mail server, in case you are using a hosting, the provider will provide this data. You can find some configuration data in our list of data of most used mail servers.

  • Incoming: indicates the protocol that will be used to receive the emails. Mail accounts can be configured in two ways in any mail client, with the IMAP or POP protocol. You can find more information about these protocols in the documentation about mail servers.
    • Server name: mail server address to which the received emails will be consulted.
    • Port: port used to connect to the incoming mail server.
    • SSL: encryption used to connect to the server.
    • Identification: type of connection to be made with the server.
  • Outgoing: indicates the protocol that will be used to send the emails. This protocol will always be SMTP.
    • Server name: mail server address used to send emails.
    • Port: port used to connect to the outgoing mail server.
    • SSL: encryption used to connect to the server.
    • Identification: type of connection to be made with the server.
  • Username: Incoming: User used to connect to the incoming server. Usually the name of the mail account is used.
  • Username: Outgoing: User used to connect to the outgoing server. Usually the name of the mail account is used.

Once the configuration data has been entered, we will press “Retest”. And in case of not obtaining any error we will click on “Done”.

You can find more information and support about Thunderbird on its support page and on our Youtube Infofly channel.

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