Email Setup - OS X Thunderbird

by tciil — last modified Apr 20, 2017 04:34 PM
  1. The purpose of this page is to describe how to set up a new email account to work with OlympusNet email servers.
  1. The wizard will open automatically when Thunderbird is opened for the first time. Click Continue.
  2. If you have another email program on your system, the Import Wizard dialog box may open. Verify that Don't import anything is checked and click Continue.
  3. Verify that Email account is selected and click Continue.
  4. In the Identity dialog box, enter your name as you would like it to be displayed on email you send (e.g., Jane Doe) in the Your Name field. In the Email Address field, enter your email address (e.g., janedoe@olympus.net or sally@example.com) and the password for the account in the password field. Check Remember password. Click Continue.
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  5. In the new dialog box, the entries you made in the previous dialog box will carry over and be populated in the upper half of the dialog box.
  6. Verify that POP3 is selected for the incoming server type (advanced users may select IMAP).  Then click the Manual Config button.
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  7. Follow the text below for the appropriate settings for your account entered in the fields marked by red rectangles in the screenshot.
    1. For olympus.net email (janedoe@olympus.net):
      • Enter mail.userservices.net for Server Hostname
    2. For email in your own domain (sally@example.com)
      • Enter mailc11.megamailservers.com for Server Hostname

        For Both Account Types
    1. Horizontally across for Incoming will be Port 110 (if you selected IMAP leave the port on the default automatically entered)
    2. In the horizontal line across from Outgoing SMTP, change the Port number from 25 to 587
    3. Both fields for SSL should show STARTTLS
    4. For Authentication both fields should be set to Normal Password
    5. Finally, the Username must be the full email address in both the Incoming and the Outgoing fields, horizontally across from Username.  Click the Done button.
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How to Add an Account

  1. From the Tools menu, click on Account Settings.
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  2. At the bottom of the white sidebar on the left, click the Add Account button.
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  3. Click Add Mail Account.
  4. Return to follow the Set Up steps at the top of this document.

To update your email settings in an already-established account, for example, to retype the email password in the settings after a password change, see Modify Email Settings in Existing Account - OS X Thunderbird