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How to Set Up an Email Account on Thunderbird

Thunderbird is a popular email client developed by Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser. Let’s look at how to set up an email account on Thunderbird.

First, open the Thunderbird application.

Now go to the Accounts section, and click Set up an account for: Email.

image of Thunderbird options

Next, enter the email address and password for your email account.

image of account setup in Thunderbird

Click Continue, and Thunderbird will then add the email account!

Manual Configuration

You may however need to manually enter the server settings for the email account.

Note: If you’re unsure of this information, you can find it in cPanel by going to Email Accounts and clicking Connect Devices beside the email address.

Click Manual Config to bring up the manual configuration options.

Now fill in the server and account information.

image of manual configuration options in cPanel

If the details are correct, click Done to finish adding the email account to Thunderbird!

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