Set Up Corporate Mail - Thunderbird

Applies to: Users wishing to configure Mozilla Thunderbird to receive email from a Corporate Mail account.

To configure Thunderbird:

  1. Open the Tools menu and select Account Settings.
  2. Click the Account Actions button on the bottom and select Add Mail Account.
  3. When prompted, enter your Name (as you want it to appear to others), your complete email address, and your email password. Click Continue.
  4. Thunderbird will attempt to automatically configure your account. While it is trying to detect your settings, click Manually config.
  5. , enter the following information:
    • Incoming:
      • Choose IMAP from the drop-down menu.
      • Server hostname:
      • Port: Choose 993 from the drop-down menu.
      • SSL: SSL/TLS
      • Authentication:  Autodetect
    • Outgoing:
      • Server hostname:
      • Port: Choose 587 from the drop-down menu.
      • SSL: SSL/TLS
      • Authentication: Autodetect
    • Username:Your complete email address (example:
    • Click Re-test when complete

5. Your account is now configured to use in Mozilla Thunderbird.

Recommended Settings

Adjust these settings to improve the way Thunderbird handles email:
  1. Go to Synchronization & Storage and under Message Synchronizing uncheck Keep messages for this account on this computer.

  2. Go to Junk Settings and uncheck Enable adaptive junk mail controls for this account.