Mozilla Thunderbird is a desktop application used to send and receive emails without the need to login to the browser webmail.
This tutorial will show you how to setup your Sparrow Hosting email account in Mozilla Thunderbird however you will need to setup an email account before reading this tutorial.
If you havn’t downloaded and installed Mozilla Thunderbird you can do so here.
The first time you load Thunderbird you should get this message – Click “Skip this and use my existing email”.
You will then be prompted to add you email account – Enter your name or company name, Your email address (email@example.com), The email account password and then click “Continue”.
Please Note: If you havn’t setup an email with your hosting or have forgot your password you can find it on the Sparrow Hosting control panel under “Mail Boxes”.
Select either IMAP or POP3 and then click the “Manual config” button.
Once the Manual config window has loaded select either POP3 or IMAP from the Incoming: dropdown box. In the Incoming and Outgoing Boxes enter: mail.yourdomain.com
Once complete click the “Done” button.
You may get a message asking you to add a security exception tick “Permanently store this exception” and click “Confirm Security Exception”.
If you followed all the steps correctly your email account should now be setup in Thunderbird.