These instructions will help you configure Mozilla Thunderbird with your e-mail account provided through BsnTech Networks – a free e-mail program.
Mozilla Thunderbird can be downloaded from http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/
#1 – After installing Thunderbird, it will prompt you to setup a new account. Click the “Skip this and use my existing email”:
#2 – It will prompt for name, e-mail address, and password. Enter the information in. Then hit continue and then Manual config immediately afterwards.
#3 – When you see Manual config (as shown below), ensure you click on it right away:
#4 – Enter the settings to manually configure Thunderbird. Many of these settings may pre-populate but double-check.
Incoming should be set to POP3 (as noted above). Server name is your domain name (where it says “your-domain-here”) needs to be your domain name. Port is 110, SSL is STARTTLS, and Authentication is Normal Password.
Outgoing is set to SMTP (cannot be changed). Server name is your domain name (where it says “your-domain-here”). Port is 587, SSL is STARTTLS, and Authentication is Normal Password
Username is your full e-mail address. This is important, it must be your full e-mail address.
#5 – Now, press the Advanced config button. It is recommended that you UNCHECK the “Leave messages on server” setting below. Otherwise, your mail account may fill up quickly and prevent you from receiving new e-mails:
#6 – Now, click the “OK” button and Thunderbird should be setup. If at any time you receive a security notice (like the one below), click to “Confirm Security Exception”. BsnTech Networks uses a shared SSL certificate to secure e-mail communications.