Email accounts setup in Thunderbird (SMTP/IMAP/POP3)

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This tutorial shows you how to set up Thunderbird to work with your Namecheap Private Email email account.

We will use a test email account example@ncsupport.com to show you what to do. Before proceeding with the Thunderbird setup, you need to make sure that you have created a mailbox.

To Set Up Your Thunderbird Mail:

1. Go to File -> New -> Mail Account

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2. In the Mail Account Setup window, enter your full name, email address and email password.
Click Continue.

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3. Choose protocol you want to use and click on Manual Config

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4. In the next screen, select POP or IMAP from the Account Type list, and enter your details as follows:

For IMAP: Outgoing server: mail.privateemail.com (same as incoming)

Protocol:IMAP     Port:993    SSL:SSL/TLS     Authentication:Normal Password
Protocol:SMTP    Port: 465    SSL:SSL/TLS    Authentication:Normal Password

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For POP: Outgoing server: mail.privateemail.com (same as incoming)

Protocol: POP Port: 995     SSL: SSL/TLS     Authentication: Normal Password
Protocol:SMTPPort 465      SSL: SSL/TLS     Authentication: Normal Password

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Note: Alternatively, you can use following settings:

IMAP:

Protocol: IMAP     Port: 143             SSL: SSL/TLS      Authentication: Password transmitted insecurely
Protocol:
SMTP    Port: 25 (or26)    SSL: SSL/TLS      Authentication: Password transmitted insecurely

POP:

Protocol: POP       Port: 110               SSL: SSL/TLS     Authentication: Password transmitted insecurely
Protocol: SMTP    Port:
25 (or 26)     SSL: SSL/TLS      Authentication: Password transmitted insecurely



NOTE:
If “Add Security Exception “ window appears, click “Confirm Security Exception” button.



Advanced Settings:
 
Once your account has been created, you will be able to choose additional settings for IMAP or POP3incoming/outgoing server.

1. Right-Click on your account in the list of accounts:

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2. To manage incoming server, go to Server Settings

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3. If you need to change settings for outgoing server, select Outgoing Server (SMTP)

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Here you can find your current settings for accounts you have and click on Edit… to make changes in the next window:

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That’s it. We hope that you have now managed to set up email for your Thunderbird mail client successfully.

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