How to Add a New Email Account to Thunderbird

How to Add a New Email Account to Thunderbird. Mozilla's Thunderbird is a free, user friendly mail client from the same company that creates the web browser, Firefox. The Email Account wizard is a step-by-step process, typically easy enough to follow as long as you have the information you need. In just a matter of minutes you'll be able to use the versatile Mozilla Thunderbird client to check your email from virtually any server you have an account with.

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Find "Account" in Mozilla Thunderbird's menu by looking under "File" and "New."

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Make sure "Email Account" is selected in the radio-button menu, and click "Next."

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Read the text, then type the name you want on your emails for "Your Name," and your return email address for "Email Address." Click "Next."

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Use the information provided by your email host, and select either POP or IMAP from the radio button choices.

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Type in the name of your incoming server where prompted and determine whether or not you wish to use a Global Inbox. Tick the box appropriately, then click "Next."

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Input your username into the "Input User Name" field. Click "Next."

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Enter the name you would like Mozilla Thunderbird to use for your account as the "Account Name." Click "Next."

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Select whether or not you want your messages downloaded at the end of the wizard, review your information, and click "Finish."

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Enjoy your new Email Account.