Adding a new account to Mozilla Thunderbird

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This is a quick tutorial to help with adding a new Pipe Ten mailbox when using Mozilla Thunderbird 3.x.  The instructions for different versions of Mozilla Thunderbird may vary slightly.

To set up a new account view this guide on how to set up POP or IMAP with Mozilla Thunderbird.


If you are using email, you should be using SSL

The secure ports for all email clients can be found below and should be used in combination with SSL:

Outgoing Mail Server (SMTPs): Port 465
Incoming Mail Server (POPs): Port 995
Incoming Mail Server (IMAPs): Port 993
Incoming/Outgoing Mail Servers: mail.pipeten.co.uk

Steps to take

  1. Start up Thunderbird.
  2. Within Thunderbird click Tools, then Account Settings (If the top-bar is not present right click the top of the menu and select Menu Bar). This will open up the Account Settings in a new window.
  3. Inside the Account Settings window click Account Actions, then Add Mail Account.
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  5. You can now start to enter you mailbox details, these are what you chose in order to initially set up your mailbox. They can be found in your hosting control panel. Examples are below:
    • Your name: Your display name e.g. Joe Bloggs
    • Email address: test@yourdomain.co.uk
    • Password: Enter your mailbox password password

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  6. Now check to see if the ports are correct by looking below. Click confirm and you’re ready to go.
  7. If you are using email, you should be using SSL
    The secure ports for all email clients can be found below and should be used in combination with SSL:

    • Outgoing Mail Server (SMTPs): Port 465
    • Incoming Mail Server (POPs): Port 995
    • Incoming Mail Server (IMAPs): Port 993
    • Incoming/Outgoing Mail Servers: mail.pipeten.co.uk

If you notice any problems with the above guide, please let us know in the comments below.


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