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How to configure Mozilla Thunderbird to work with AXIGEN Mail Server (POP3+SMTP)

Quick Link: http://www.axigen.com/kb/show/43
Last updated on June 23, 2006

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How to set up Mozilla Thunderbird to connect to the AXIGEN mail server through POP3 and SMTP.

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1. Open Mozilla Thunderbird.
2. Click the 'Tools' menu, and select 'Account Settings...'.

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3. Click 'Add Account'.
4. Select 'Email account' and click 'Next'.

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5. Enter your full name in the 'Your Name:' field (e.g. 'John Doe').
6. Enter your full email address (e.g. john.doe@example.com) in the 'Email Address:' field , and click 'Next'.

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7. Select 'POP3' as the type of incoming server you are using.
8. Enter the AXIGEN POP3 server address in the 'Incoming Server:' field, and click 'Next'.

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9. Enter you username including the domain name (e.g. 'john.doe@example.com') in the 'Incoming User Name:' field, and click 'Next'.

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10. Enter a name for your email account in the 'Account Name:' field, and click 'Next'.

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11. Verify your account information in the dialogue box, and click 'Finish'.

If the server requires POP3/SMTP over SSL, continue with the following:
12. Click the 'Server Settings' tab.
13. Select 'SSL' from the 'Use Secure Connection' option.

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14. Click the 'Outgoing Server (SMTP)' tab, select your account SMTP server, press 'Edit' and select 'SSL' from the 'Use Secure Connection' option.

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If the outgoing (SMTP) server requires authentication (default in AXIGEN), continue with the following, else jump to step 16:
15. Check the box next to 'Use name and password' and enter your username, including the domain name (e.g. 'john.doe@example.com').

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Make sure you use the AXIGEN SMTP server for outgoing messages:
16. Click your account SMTP server, then click 'Set Default'.
17. Click 'OK'.