Thunderbird mail account creation

Step-by-step method to configure Thunderbird to use maildir.cs

Here are steps, in the Thunderbird mail reader, to create a mail account configured to use to store inbox and folders.

In several contexts, selecting Add [mail] account, will bring up a wizard which you should traverse as follows:

[x] Email account
[ ] RSS News & Blogs
[ ] Unix Mailspool (Movemail)
[ ] Newsgroup account


Your Name: [Arnold Einstein]
Email Address:


NOTE: eight character truncation of your userid must be used

[ ]POP [x] IMAP
Incoming Server: []
Your existing SMTP Server "" will be used.


Incoming User Name: [aeinstei]
Account Name: [Beta Test Maildir Account]


NOTE: eight character truncation of your userid must be used


NOTE: Outgoing Server (SMTP) tends to correctly default to ( NOT ); if not, then set it explicitly in the appropriate place.

Before using this account, find and click its ("Beta Test Maildir Account") "Server Settings" to modify them. Modify the following setting to select "SSL", and save it:

[ ] Never [ ] TLS, if available [ ] TLS [x] SSL


This will change Port from 143 to 993, which you want.

-- AdrianPepper - 08 Feb 2008

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