Mozilla Thunderbird 0.9 - Alternate Port - Setup Guide

Important Points

  • First you need to make sure the email address(es) you will be sending from have been authorised for your account in our Control Panel .
  • These instructions assume your email account has already been setup and is collecting email correctly.
  • Take a note of any settings you change.
  • Only change the items specified - you should not need to change either your email address, POP3 server, POP3 username / password.
  • We have instructions for both default SMTP port and alternate SMTP port configurations - alternate port is generally used if your ISP blocks the normal port 25 SMTP access (as many do these days!).

Step One

  • Load Mozilla Thunderbird 0.9
  • From the main screen open the 'Tools' menu and then select 'Account Settings...'
Thunderbird v0.9 - Step 1 - Go the Tools menu and click Accounts Settings

Step Two

  • Select 'Outgoing Server (SMTP)'
  • Change the SMTP server name to the SMTP server we supplied with your signup email
  • Change the port number to: 2525
  • Click on 'Use name and password'
  • Enter the AuthSMTP username (it will ask for your password when you first go to send a message)
  • IMPORTANT: 'authsmtp.username' is an example - if your AuthSMTP username was 'ab12345' enter it as that and *not* as 'authsmtp.ab12345'
  • Make sure 'Use secure connection' is set to: No
  • Click 'Ok'
Thunderbird v0.9 - Step 2 - Click Outgoing Server SMTP, change the Server Name to AuthSMTP's, change the Port to 2525, tick use and then enter your AuthSMTP username and password, use secure connection should be set to No

Step Three

  • You should now be back to the main Thunderbird 0.9 screen
  • Close Thunderbird 0.9 and then reload
  • Check you are online then test to ensure you can send mail correctly
  • All done!