Email Setup: Thunderbird V 2.0

Use this guide to configure Mozilla Thunderbird V 2.0 to work with your FreedomNet Email.

Step 1: Create Your Account

Start Mozilla Thunderbird. If this is the first time using Thunderbird it will open the Account Wizard. If this is not the first time using Thunderbird you can access the Account Wizard by going to Tools > Account Settings > Add Account.

Step 2: Choose Account Type

In the New Account Setup window, choose “Email account” and click “Next”.

Step 3: Display Name & Email

In the “Your Name” box, type the name that you want others to see when you send a message, and in the “E-mail Address” box type your full email address and then click “Next.”

Step 4: Server Setup

Make sure “Pop” is chosen for the type of incoming server. For both the incoming and outgoing servers type in “”

Step 5: User Name

For the incoming user name type in your full email address.

Step 6: Account Name

For the account name you can type anything you want to signify this account, most just use their email address again.

Step 7: Finish the Wizard

Click “Finish” to end the Wizard.

Step 8: Enter Password

Enter your email account password and if you would like the program to remember it click the box in the window.

Step 9: Advanced Configuration

  • Go back into the Account Settings window and click “Server Settings” on the left.
  • Check the box that says “Use secure connection (SSL)” and make sure the port says 995.

Step 10: Outgoing Server (SMTP)

  • Under “Secure connection”, choose SSL and make sure the port says 465 in the window.
  • Choose OK and you’re finished!