Email help  >  Set up email  >  Set up email in Mozilla Thunderbird (Version 2.0)

  1. Open Mozilla Thunderbird icon.
  2. Then go to Tools > Account Settings

  3. If this is the very first time you are using this email client, then you must define separately an outgoing server. To do so, below the block entitled Outgoing Server (SMTP) Settings click Add which is the first button on the right.

  4. 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.
    On the following window that appears entitled SMTP Server you are required to complete various fields related with SMTP server:
    • Description
      Enter a name that you will associate with your outgoing server settings.
    • Server Name
      You must use the Outgoing Mail Server Name of your current Internet Server Provider (see ISP table for common SMTP settings).

    After entering Description and Server Name click OK.


  5. After completing your outgoing server, you must input the settings of your outgoing server (SMTP) related with your email account. To do so, click Add Account which is the first button on the bottom left.

  6. On the window entitled New Account Setup select Email account (this is the default option) and click Next.

  7. On the next window Identity you are required to complete various fields related with your personal data:
    • Your Name
      Enter your name, your nick name, or your company's name depending on how you want to be displayed when you sent an email.
    • Email Address
      Enter your email address (in the example we are creating an email account for an imaginary email: user@yourdomain.com.au).

    After completing the above click Next.


  8. On the next window Server Information you are required to complete various fields related with your email account data:
    • Account Type
      Should be POP3 (this is the default option).
    • Incoming mail server
      Your incoming server is mail.mydomain.com.au, where mydomain.com.au is the name of your domain.

    Also choose whether which you like to have a Global Inbox for your email accounts in case you will use Mozilla Thunderbird for additional email accounts. Also note that the outgoing server you defined earlier is by default selected to be used as your outgoing server (SMTP).

    After completing the above click Next.


  9. On the next window Incoming User Name you must enter your user name that is the email address you have been given and click Next.

  10. On the next window Account Name Thunderbird allows you to give a name at this email account to be easier to identify in case you will use it for additional email accounts. After that click Next.

  11. On the following, the account wizard summarizes the information you have put until now. If you have inserted all properly, click Finish.

  12. The following window Account Settings summarises your email accounts along with your outgoing server. Click OK to finalise.
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