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How to set up Thunderbird

Setup Thunderbird with Hotmail - This tutorial will teach you how to setup your Hotmail email account with Thunderbird. How to configure Hotmail in Thunderbird.

Microsoft Outlook is a part of Microsoft Office, if you don't have it then you should install it or use free alternatives like Mozilla Thunderbird.


These email settings are also available for other devices like PC, Mac, Iphone, etc. Just choose your option in our menu.


How to configure Hotmail in Thunderbird

Install Mozilla Thunderbird

We recomend you using the best version of all: Thunderbird 3.1 portable version that you can download here.

Instal it in pen drive. That way you can take Thunderbird with you and acess your emails in any computer.


Open Thunderbird

If this is the first time you open Thunderbird since its install, a window will immediately pop up asking you to setup your email account. If this is not the first time you open Thunderbird, no setup window will pop up.
To setup a new email account just click on File, New and select Mail Account, like in the folowing picture:

A new window will open for your Mail Account Setup.


You will need to enable POP in Hotmail:
1 - Log in to Hotmail
2 - Click on the Configuration button at the top of the page
3 - Select More mail settings
4 - Select Connect devices and apps with POP
5 - Enable POP and select what you wish to occur wen accessing POP emails


Imagine this is you:
Your name: Peter Smith
Your email: petersmith@hotmail.com

Insert your data as the following picture:

Click on Continue and Thunderbird will try to setup your account automatically

MAKE SHURE your data is displayed like in the following picture:

Before you finish click on Edit and Re-test Configuration

Click Next and you're donne.

Set up your email on other devices: