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Start up Thunderbird. Pull down the
menu and select
... You will be presented with the
Your Account Identity
The Account Settings
area allows you to define your account and differentiate
between other accounts you may have.
- Account Name:
- Defines the main purpose of this particular email
address, or just the email address itself.
- Your Name:
- Shows people your name when they receive email from
- Email Address:
- The complete and precise email address.
- Reply-to Address:
- Some people use this field to have return
mail go to a different email address. I generally suggest leaving
this field blank.
Server Settings (POP3)
This section defines your incoming (POP3) server settings. This is where your mail
box actually resides on our servers.
- Server Type:
- This should be hard coded as POP Mail Server.
- Server Name:
- Defines your
POP3 Mail Server (incoming) and should be set to: pop3.nampa.net with a port setting of 995
- User Name:
- This should be your email address.
- Security Settings:
- Are not set in this area.
- Check for new messages at startup
- Most people check this box,
and this is OK. I choose not to. Sometimes I need to quickly look up an
old email. I don't want to wait for new ones.
- Check for new messages every ___ minutes
- Your computer doesn't
know there are new messages unless you check. You may do this
manually or check this setting to automate. Your email must be
running for this to work.
- Leave messages on server
- This works best if you use several
devices to collect your email and want all messages on each.
Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend it.
- Empty Trash on Exit
- Your Trash Can wait for you to essentially
take it to the curb. Once you do, it's gone forever. This feature
does it for you.
Outgoing Server (SMTP) Settings
Thunderbird likes to share the outgoing server with all of the email addresses. This
does make the setup a little easier. Select the Outgoing Server
, whichever is appropriate.
- Isn't required, but I like to list it as the
- Server Name:
- This should be your
SMTP Mail Server (outgoing) and should be set to
- The port should be set to 587.
- Security and Authentication
- Check the Use name and password
and put in your User Name.
- Connection security
- Set to NONE.
Copies and Folders
Thunderbird defaults to using Local Folders
. This works, but becomes complicated
when more email addresses are used later. I like to separate email addresses from
the start. Select the Copies & Folders
from the Account List
- Select Folders
- Select each folder with your specific Username
Here are some useful changes to make to your email.
The Junk Settings is the one single feature that makes Thunderbird stand above the
rest. Not only does it mark and move junk, but you can mark your own. Then, the best
part is it remembers and keeps marking it for you. To really make this work right
though, you need to check your trash regularly and make sure it's doing what you
- Enable adaptive junk mail controls for this account
- Do not mark mail as junk if the sender is in
- The Personal
Address Book is usually marked. The Collected Addresses
should be left unmarked as many of those are spam.
- Move new junk messages to:
- You can use a Junk folder or select Other:
and move it straight to trash.
Under Tools, Options
, select Security
. Check the box labeled When I mark messages as Junk:
, then mark
Move them to Junk
Composition & Addressing
- Automatically quote the original message when replying
default is to start your reply below. It really makes more sense to
- The signature is a wonderful tool. Marketing people
grab it right away. It simply does a great job of introducing yourself
automatically. Design it well!