Setting Up an Email Account in Thunderbird

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This tutorial will show you how to set up your email account in Mozilla Thunderbird.


You have Mozilla Thunderbird installed on your computer.

Step 1

Start Thunderbird and open the setup wizard via File > New > Existing Email Account.

Step 2

Enter your name, email address and email password now.

Hint: If you do not want your password to be saved, uncheck Save Password.

Step 3

Confirm your entries with Continue.

Thunderbird now automatically searches for the email servers in the Mozilla ISP database and enters the IONOS servers.

Step 4

You can now choose whether you want to retrieve your emails via IMAP or POP.

Hint: We recommend that you use IMAP, as the emails remain on the IONOSserver and can be retrieved, for example, on the go with your notebook or smartphone.