Email help  >  Set up email  >  Set up email in Mozilla Thunderbird (Mac OS X)

  1. Open Mozilla Thunderbird icon.
  2. If this is the first time you've started Thunderbird on your computer, you should immediately get a New Account Setup window. Otherwise Click on Local Folders in the left hand pane, and then Create a new account as you can see below.

  3. You should now have a screen that asks you what type of account you wish to create. Make sure email account is selected, and click on Continue.

  4. You will now be prompted for your name, which appears in outgoing emails (so you may use your full name, first name, company name, etc), and the email address you are configuring. Enter this information, then click Continue.

  5. Common outgoing mail servers

    ISP Outgoing Mail Server
    AAPT mail.aapt.net.au
    Bigpond mail.bigpond.com
    Blink Internet mail.blink.m2.com.au
    Dodo smtp.dodo.com.au
    iiNet mail.iinet.net.au
    Internode mail.internode.on.net
    iPrimus smtp.iprimus.com.au
    OntheNet mail.onthenet.com.au
    Optusnet mail.optusnet.com.au
    Ozemail smtp.ozemail.com.au
    People Telecom smtp.syd.people.net.au
    Three (3G Mobile) smtp.three.com.au
    TPG mail.tpg.com.au
    Unwired esmtp.unwired.com.au **
    Virgin Mobile 3G smtp.virginbroadband.com.au
    Vodafone 3G smtp.vodafone.net.au
    ** Unwired accounts require authentication on the outgoing mail server. The username is 'username.unwired' and the password is as provided.
    The next page will ask you for the incoming, and possibly the outgoing mail server.

    Under Server Information, select POP.

    Enter the name of your Incoming Server in the form of mail.mydomain.com.au where mydomain.com.au is your domain.

    You must use the Outgoing Mail Server Name of your current Internet Server Provider (see ISP table for common SMTP settings).

    Click Continue once this is done.


  6. You are now asked to enter your username. This should be your full email address as you entered it before. Click Continue when done.

  7. Next it will prompt you for the account name; this is just a descriptive name that you see in the lefthand panel. You can leave it as the default, so just click Continue again.

  8. Now you will be presented with a summary of your settings. Look over them to make sure everything has been entered correctly, and then click Done.

  9. If at this point you are prompted for your password, please enter it in, making certain that all UPPERCASE and lowercase letters are entered correctly, and that there are no extra 'spaces'. The basic configuration is now done.
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