Setup Windows Thunderbird

The purpose of this page is to describe how to set up a new email account to work with OlympusNet email servers.

  1. The wizard will open automatically when Thunderbird is opened for the first time. Select Next.
  2. If you have another email program on your system, the Import Wizard dialog box may open. Verify that Don’t import anything is checked (unless you are sure that you do want to import the settings), and click Next.
  3. In the Mail Account Setup, enter Your name (Jane Doe, or Sally Smith, for example), Email address and Password. Check the checkbox Remember Password below the entry fields. Click on the Configure Manually button.
    Configure Manually

  4. Protocol option: OlympusNet recommends changing the default protocol selection of IMAP to POP as explained in POP or IMAP?
    For an email address using the POP protocol, enter the settings shown in the screenshot below. Read the text following the screenshot for additional options for IMAP and/or Domain email users.
    Thunderbird Settings Windows

  5. Follow the text below for the appropriate settings for your account.
    1. For email (, enter for Server Hostname.
    2. For email in your own domain (, enter for Server Hostname.
    3. For both account types:
      1. For Incoming Port using POP3 protocol, enter 995. For the Outgoing Port using POP3 enter 465. [Using IMAP, enter 993 for incoming, and 465 for outgoing.]
      2. For SSL, select SSL/TLS for both incoming/outgoing.
      3. For Authentication select Normal Password.
      4. The Username for both incoming and outgoing MUST be the full email address ( or
      5. Click Done when finished.