Email account 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 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


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


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


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

For IMAP: Outgoing server: (same as incoming)

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


For POP: Outgoing server: (same as incoming)

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


Note: Alternatively, you can use following settings:


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


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

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:


2. To manage incoming server, go to Server Settings


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


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


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


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