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How do I set up Mozilla Thunderbird using IMAP on a Windows machine?

Step 1:

Launch Mozilla Thunderbird. If it is your first time launching Mozilla Thunderbird, the Mail Account Setup Wizard should appear and you may skip to step 4. Otherwise continue with the next step.
Step 2:

From the Mozilla Thunderbird window, select Tools arrow image Account Settings.

Step 3:

At the bottom-left, select Account Actions and then Add Mail Account

Step 4:

Enter Your name, your full 1&1 Email address and your 1&1 e-mail address Password. Check the box for Remember password if you do not wish to enter your password every time when checking or sending e-mail. Then, click the Continue button.

Step 5:

Suggested settings may be provided for you. Be sure to select IMAP to view the suggested IMAP settings. In this example, the suggested settings are incorrect so we will click the Manual Config button to enter the correct information.

Step 6:

Enter as the Incoming Server hostname.
Enter 993 as the Incoming Port Number.
Select SSL/TLS from the SSL drop-down box and Normal password from the Authentication drop-down box.

Enter as the Outgoing Server hostname.
Enter 587 as the Outgoing Port Number.
Select STARTTLS from the SSL drop-down box and Normal password from the Authentication drop-down box.

Enter your full 1&1 e-mail address as the User Name.

Click the Done button when you are finished.

Step 7:

Click the OK button.

Step 8:

You should now see your newly added account on the left-hand side of the Mozilla Thunderbird window as you account is now fully set up!


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