logo filipino web designer

Setup Domain Email Using Thunderbird

by | Apr 13, 2020 | tutorials | 0 comments


Download Mozilla Thunderbird and get the configuration settings of your domain email from CPANEL

I will make this simple and easy to understand so you can setup properly your domain email with Mozilla Thunderbird. Yes, you can use Microsoft Outlook too but I prefer Mozilla Thunder bird. So this tutorial is all about setting up your domain email wit Mozilla Thunderbird.

So first thing you should do is download the Mozilla Thunderbird. Please go to https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/ and download the software there.

setup domain email with thunderbird

After downloading Thunderbird please install it.

Now I want you to login first to your cPanel account. Once you are logged in, look for EMAIL ACCOUNTS and click it.

setup domain email with thunderbird

Then look for the email address you want to setup and in the right side look CONNECT DEVICES and click it.

setup domain email with thunderbird

Once you are in the CONNECT DEVICES section, browse below until you find the SECURE SSL/TLS Settings (Recommended) information.

Now, I want you to remember, take note or just don’t close your browser because you will be needing those values for the configuration of your domain email in Thunderbird.


Mozilla Thunderbird setup and your domain email

I will assume now that you have installed Mozilla Thunderbird in your laptop or desktop. Now open Mozilla Thunderbird. Once it’s open look at the right side and in the middle part there’s a SETUP AN ACCOUNT option. I want you to click the EMAIL option.

setup domain email with thunderbird

A popup will appear. Just input your name, email and password. Then click CONTINUE.

After that a “Looking up configuration” will load. I want you to ignore it and look for the MANUAL CONFIG button on the left side and click it.

setup domain email with thunderbird

Then a new dialog box will appear asking for values or settings. Now, remember the EMAIL CONFIGURATIONS or VALUES I said earlier (the one that I said take note or remember the settings or just leave it open) Go back to that EMAIL SETTINGS from your cPanel Email Accounts because you have to input those values here. If you forget this is how it looks like:

setup domain email with thunderbird
Now, just look for the right settings and input it to the dialog box that’s currently open in your Thunderbird. Remember yours will be a different value or settings. Input the incoming and outgoing server. For the port of the incoming server always get the IMAP port. Then also input the PORT for the outgoing server. Then for the username type your whole email address. After that click the RE-TEST button. Then wait for it to load. Once the “THE FOLLOWING SETTINGS WERE FOUND BY PROBING THE GIVEN SERVER” appears, click the DONE button and wait for the loading process.

setup domain email with thunderbird

After the loading process you should go back to this screen and you will see on the left side your email address. It means you successfully configured your domain email to Thunderbird and you can start receiving and sending emails using Thunderbird.

setup domain email with thunderbird

Now, just to make sure. Right click your email address in Thunderbird and look for/click SETTINGS. A dialog or popup box will appear. Just look for your EMAIL ADDRESS and below it click SERVER SETTINGS then look for the IMAP MAIL SERVER information and just double check the settings that was inputted there (refer to your cPanel EMAIL ACCOUNT configuration). Just double check if everything is right like your email, mail server and port number.

setup domain email with thunderbird

And that’s it! If you want to know more advance configuration for Mozilla Thunderbird you can always read their documentation or play around with the configuration. 



Click the button below if you have need clarifications or if you have questions about the topic above.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This