How to create an e-mail account using Thunderbird

Step 1

If you have Mozilla Thunderbird installed in your computer go to the FileNew Mail account and then proceed to Step 2. If not then:

  1. Download the Thunderbird setup wizard here.
  2. Double-click on the downloaded file and click Run on the window that will appear.
  3. If prompted with window Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer? just click Yes.
  4. You are now on the Mozilla Thunderbird Setup, click Next.
  5. On Setup type click Next.
  6. On Summary click Install.
  7. Click Finish to complete the installation process.

Step 2

You will be prompted with the Mail Account Setup:

  1. Type your name as you want it to appear to mail recipients.
  2. Enter your e-mail and password to the appropriate boxes.
  3. Optionally check Remember password if you don't want to enter your password each time you use Thunderbird.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Check POP3 (Keep mail on your computer).
  6. Click Create account.

Step 3

Thunderbird will now open. On the main menu click Tools Account Settings:

  1. Choose Server Settings that's on the left menu and underneath the account that you just created.
  2. Make sure that the box next to Server Name has the word mail, dot (.) and your registered domain (e.g. mail.hostdog.gr).
  3. Make sure that SSL/TLS is chosen next to connection security.
  4. On Authentication method choose Encrypted password.
  5. Check Leave messages on server and For at most [...] days.
  6. Between most and days choose the number of days that you want to keep copies of your mail. Make sure you choose a number between 0 and 10 since stored mail uses a lot of disk-space on your server.

Step 5

  1. Choose Outgoing Server (SMTP) from the left pane.
  2. Click on Edit on the right side of the window so as to bring forth the SMTP Server window.
  3. Make sure that the box next to Server Name has the word mail, dot (.) and your registered domain (e.g. mail.hostdog.gr).
  4. Click ΟΚ to all remaining windows to complete the process.