Modify Thunderbird Email

The purpose of this page is to show where to find the settings for an existing email account, if a setting needs to be changed to work with OlympusNet servers. If the email is working, nothing needs to be changed.

  1. To change settings in Thunderbird, select your email address above the Inbox to highlight it, then select Account Settings far to the right beside a gear icon. Menu options under the three horizontal bars above Account Settings appear at the end of the document. Access to Account Settings are on that menu also.
    Account Settings

  2. To update a password in Thunderbird after having changed your OlympusNet email password, below your email address in the navigation panel on the left, select Thunderbird Preferences.
    Thunderbird Preferences

  3. Select Privacy & Security in the navigation panel on the right.
    Privacy & Security

  4. In the Passwords section on the right, select Saved Passwords…
    Saved Passwords

  5. Beneath the panel that shows your email address(es) select the button Show Passwords.
    Show Passwords

  6. Select Yes to confirm you wish to show your passwords.

  7. Double-click on the password that needs updating - when only that field changes to a paler shade than the row of data, you may either delete the contents or begin typing the new password to overwrite what was in the field. You may select the button Hide Passwords when finished and close.
    Type New Password

  8. Close the Preferences tab at the top of the window with the X.
  9. You should now be on the Account Settings tab. If other changes to settings are needed, select Server Settings under the email address on the panel to the right. The example in the screenshot outlined in the red rectangle below shows the correct settings for an email address using the POP protocol. The section below the rectangle shows additional options for POP accounts.
    See the text below the screenshot for the settings for all account types: POP, IMAP, and Domain email accounts.

  10. The text below describes correct incoming mail settings for all account types.
    1. For email ( using POP or IMAP:
      1. Enter in the Server Name field.
      2. Port: 995 using POP or 993 using IMAP
      3. Connection Security for both: SSL/TLS
      4. Authentication method for both: Normal password
      5. User Name should be full email address (
    2. For email in your own domain (
      1. Enter in the Server Name field.
      2. Connection Security: SSL/TLS
      3. Port: 995 using POP or 993 using IMAP
      4. Authentication method: Normal password
      5. User Name must be full email address (
  11. Select OK when finished. . Select Outgoing Server (SMTP) in the navigation panel. Select the account name in the white box to the right. Note that the settings for the account show below the white box under Details of selected server. If something needs to be changed, select the Edit button on the right.
  12. In the Details section in the screenshot below, the settings are correct for email. For domain email users, the Server Name should instead be, and the email address should be your domain email address, e.g.,
    Outgoing Settings

  13. In the screenshot at step 2,the Account Actions button at the bottom of the navigation panel allows the user to delete the account, change the default account, or add a new account.
    Account Actions

  14. To add an additional account, select Add Mail Account, then refer to To add an additional account, select Add Mail Account, then refer to Setup Thunderbird Email.
  15. Menu options under the three horizontal bars appear below. Check the version of Thunderbird by selecting Help, then More Troubleshooting Information.
    More Options