Manage All Your Company Email Accounts From Desktop Using Thunderbird (email client) Application, SSL/TLS Settings – Part 2

This article is a concluding part of our previous blog “Manage All Your Company Email Accounts From Desktop Using Thunderbird (email client) Application, Non-SSL Settings – Part 1” which you can read it Here.

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Before moving forward you need to know your SSL/TLS server settings. This can be obtained from your email host provider or domain host provider if they the same. You can also try this while login your domain email account through browser, if you happen to be on Cpanel, the inbox dashboard will take some auto time to load & you be presented will some browser-based email clients apps options to view your account, just below them you will find configure mail client link, by clicking it you will get the desired page of setting details. If not, ask your Host for IMAP & SMTP Server Host Names & Port for Secure SSL/TLS email client settings.

  1. Second Way Of Setting Thunderbird: SSL/TLS settings with manual configuration

If you are glazing your previous email account setup, left side folders & right side emails. Good this is where we start, Otherwise start Thunderbird again, click on the your email id name in the left panel, the right hand side panel now display some new options like ‘Email’, ‘Accounts’ & ‘Advanced Features’ (Refer Image Below), Click on to ‘Email’ under Accounts tab.


Now it will again display welcome window to create a new email id by Thunderbird as described in our first part, instead doing similar steps again click ‘Skip this and use my existing email’ button below. After that it will prompt you to mail account setup window, just add a new name to your account, a new setting up email id & its password, click continue. It will search for email configuration provider and after that you will again prompt to choose between IMAP Or POP3. Until this stage, it is already been similar to what we did in our first part of the series. We clicked done before but instead we will be clicking ‘Manual Config’ button now. The IMAP Or POP3 options now converted to something like manual selection fields.


After you have the SSL/TLS server setting details, let Incoming selection field be IMAP, put your server hostname for both incoming & outgoing, select port 993 for IMAP & 465 for SMTP. Click
‘Re-test’ it will then look for configurations, if it failed or taking too much time try putting full email address in both Incoming & outgoing ‘Username’. If still ‘Re-test’ take too much time, simply ‘Stop’ & click ‘Done’. This will check for password & if it is correct it creates an email account in Thunderbird. Click one by one on all folders to sync them.

If everything goes right, you be able to see second email below your first email we set up in our previous part, but this time using Secure SSL/TLS settings. Congratulations! you just completed setting up your email in Thunderbird using secure SSL/TLS configurations.

To compare both secure & unsecured servers, right click on any email id name on the left hand panel of Thunderbird & click settings. Check ‘Server Settings’ below each email id name, they are different in Server names & Port names. Now you can change the old email server settings to new secure server settings from the account settings itself. look for the outgoing server SMTP just down at the bottom display in ‘Account Settings’ window below ‘Local Folder’.

It’s a good habit & useful technique for company owners or high profile company executives to manage their email id’s, you can choose to sync as many email id’s as you like. Hope this would help you managing your business more efficiently.


Ashu Pal

As a CEO, Ashu Pal stands as the visionary leader and driving force behind Netcogs Technologies, bringing forth a wealth of expertise as an entrepreneur. His insatiable curiosity leads him to explore and delve into emerging technologies, keeping Netcogs at the forefront of innovation. His dedication to staying abreast of the latest advancements fosters an environment of continuous growth and evolution within the company.

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