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Thunderbird Email Setup

Thunderbird Email Setup








Adding Email Accounts
  1. To add an email account, first open up Mozilla Thunderbird.


  2. Click on the Application Menu at the top right.


  3. When the menu opens up, select Options... and then Account Settings...


  4. Click on the Account Actions menu at the bottom left and choose Add Mail Account...


  5. Enter your name, full email address, and email password and then pressContinue.


  6. Thunderbird will now try to automatically configure your email account. When it finishes, press Manual config at the bottom.


  7. From here, enter the following information and then press Done:
    • Incoming: IMAP
      • Server hostname: imap.ruraltel.net (or imap.gbta.net, etc. depending on your email address)
      • Port: 143
      • SSL: None
      • Authentication: Normal password

    • Outgoing: SMTP
      • Server hostname: smtp.ruraltel.net (or smtp.gbta.net, etc. depending on your email address)
      • Port: 25
      • SSL: None
      • Authentication: Normal password

    • Username: Your full email address


  8. If you get the following popup, place a check in I understand the risks and then choose Done.



  9. Your account is now created.




Viewing Account Settings
  1. To view account settings, first open up Mozilla Thunderbird.


  2. Click on the Application Menu at the top right.


  3. When the menu opens up, select Options... and then Account Settings...


  4. From here, you can select your email account in the left pane and view or edit the settings in the different categories.





Removing Email Accounts
  1. To remove an email account, first open up Mozilla Thunderbird.


  2. Click on the Application Menu at the top right.


  3. When the menu opens up, select Options... and then Account Settings...


  4. Select the account from the left pane that you would like to remove and then click on the Account Actions menu at the bottom left and choose Remove Account.



  5. You will get a confirmation popup asking if you are sure that you want to remove the selected account. If so, press OK.



  6. Your account is now removed.