Set Up Legacy Email - Thunderbird

Applies to: Users wishing to configure Mozilla Thunderbird to receive email from a Legacy Hosting email account.

To configure Thunderbird:

  1. Open the Tools menu and select Account Settings.
  2. Click the Account Actions button and select Add Mail Account.
  3. Enter your Name (as you want it to appear to others), your complete email address, and your email password. Click Continue.

  4. Select Manual config and 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: Type 465 from the drop-down menu.
    • SSL: SSL/TLS
    • Authentication: Autodetect
    • Username:Your complete email address (example:
    • Click Re-test when complete
5. Click Done. Thunderbird will verify your settings and then synchronize your email.
6. 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.