Mozilla Thunderbird 0.9 - Default 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
  • 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, 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!