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Mozilla Thunderbird Configuration Guide

MSLN recommends the use of Mozilla Thunderbird as your email client. Thunderbird is Free Software and can be downloaded from

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After installing Thunderbird you will be presented with an Account Wizard:

account wizard page 1

Select "Email account," then click "Next" to continue. You will then be asked to provide the name and email address for this account.

How you enter your information here will determine how others see you when receiving mail. You should use proper capitalization and provide your full name.

For your email address you should use the mail alias you have created for this account if one exsists, e.g. Otherwise just enter your full email address.

account wizard page 2

On the next screen you will be asked to provide the Server Information. Select "IMAP" as the incoming mail server type and use the address "" for both incoming and outgoing mail servers.

account wizard page 3

Next you will be prompted to provide your username. Keep in mind that this will be your MSLN mail account name, not your email address, e.g.

account wizard page 4

You will then be asked to provide an account name. Here enter your email as you have entered it above. You will then be asked to verify the account information. If everything is correct click "Finish".

account wizard page 5

After completing the new account wizard you will be presented with the default mail client window.

default mail client window

There are still some configuration changes that must be made on the account. To make these changes select "Tools" > "Account Settings..."

Account Settings

Here select "Server Settings" from the left column then set "Use secure connection:" to "SSL".

server settings screen

Next, select "Outgoing Server (SMTP)" from the left column. Click on the outgoing mail server entry in the list and click "Edit...".

outgoing server settingsscreen

Here we will also set the "Use secure connection:" setting to "SSL". You should also have the "Use name and password" option enabled using the same username as before.

smtp server screen

Click "OK" twice and restart Thunderbird. You should now be able to send and receive mail using your MSLN mail account.

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