How do I setup Thunderbird 3.0 for Mac with my Slamdot email account using POP?

Posted by Daniel on November 7, 2010

The steps below are for setting up your Slamdot email account inside Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0 for Mac using POP.

  1. In Thunderbird, click the Tools menu, and select Account Settings....
  2. In the Account Settings dialog box, click the Account Actions button in the bottom left corner, and select Add Mail Account... from the drop-down menu.
  3. On the next window, enter the following information:
    Your name
    Your first and last name, which will be shown to others.
    Email address
    Your full email address.
    Your email account password.
  4. Click the Continue button.
  5. Thunderbird will automatically try to find the settings for the email account, but you will want to manually edit these to be sure they are correct, so click the Edit button near the settings.
  6. Enter the following information into the open fields:
    Your full email address again, including
    Select POP from the drop-down list.
    Make sure the port number is set to 110.
    In the drop-down menu to the far right of the Incoming settings, select None.
    SMTP should not be editable.
    Make sure the port number is set to 587.
    In the drop-down menu to the far right of the Outgoing settings, select None.
  7. Click the Re-test Configuration button.
  8. Click the Create Account button.
  9. You may see a red warning box pop up, which is OK. Just select the checkbox next to I understand the risks. and click the Create Account button.
  10. On the following screen, select Server Settings underneath your new email account, then adjust any settings to suit your needs, such as how long to leave messages on the server, how often to check for new messages, and whether trash should be emptied after existing Thunderbird.
  11. Click OK after you've double-checked all of the settings. You should now be able to start sending and receiving email messages.

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