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How to download, install, and configure Mozilla Thunderbird

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Download and install Mozilla Thunderbird

  1. Download Mozilla Thunderbird from
  2. Go to your Downloads folder and run Thunderbird Setup <version>
  3. Select all of the default options in the installer


Create your mail account

  1. Under Create a new account, select Email
  2. In the Welcome to Thunderbird popup box, select Skip this and use my existing email
  3. Enter the following information:
    • Your name: First and Last Name
    • Email: Your email address
    • Password: Your password
    • Select Continue
  4. Select Done.


Note: Instead of selecting Done, select Manual Config to verify or adjust the servers Thunderbird will be using.



There might be a warning that the domain does not use encryption. If you trust the incoming and outgoing servers, select I understand the risks and then select Done.


Selecting Get Messages at the upper left-hand corner of Mozilla Thunderbird should retrieve emails from the email server. Emails can be created by selecting Write.



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