You can connect Mozilla Thunderbird 8.0 to your e-mail account using POP3 or IMAP4 connectivity. These instructions apply to Windows and Mac.

How do I set up Mozilla Thunderbird 8.0 for access to my e-mail account?


 

  1. Open Mozilla Thunderbird. The Mail Account Setup dialog box will open the first time that you open Thunderbird. If the Mail Account Setup dialog box doesn't open, do the following:
    1. On the Tools menu, click Account Settings.
    2. On the Account Settings page, under Account Actions, click Add Mail Account.
  2. In the Mail Account Setup dialog box, do the following:
    1. In the Your Name box, enter the name that you want to appear on the "From" line in your outgoing messages.
    2. In the Email Address box, enter your e-mail address.
    3. In the Password box, enter your password. Click Continue if you're using a Windows computer or click Next if you're using a Mac. Thunderbird will try to find the settings you need to configure for your account.
  3. Click Stop, or wait for Thunderbird to try to find your account settings. You’ll see the message: "Thunderbird failed to find the settings for your email account."
  4. The IMAP check box, next to Incoming, is selected by default and is recommended. In the Server hostname box, enter the name of your incoming server.

 

IMAP Setting

Server name: outlook.office365.com

Port: 993

Encryption method: SSL

 

 

 Note:

Leave the Port option set to Auto. Leave the SSL and Authentication options set to Autodetect.

  1. In the Server hostname text box, next to Outgoing, enter your SMTP server name. For information about how to find your outgoing (SMTP) server name.

 

SMTP setting

6.             Server name: smtp.office365.com

7.             Port: 587

8.             Encryption method: TLS

 

 

 Note:

Leave the Port option set to Auto. Leave the SSL and Authentication options set to Autodetect.

  1. In the Username box, type your complete e-mail address. For example, someone@exchange.channelplay.in
  2. Click the Re-test button. If you see the message "The following settings were found by probing the given server,” click Create Account. A page opens that lets you view or change other Thunderbird settings. Click OK when you've finished.