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A guide to setting up the Mozilla Thunderbird mail client.

Thunderbird is a simple email client program, free from Mozilla. The following steps give you information on setting up Thunderbird version 0.9. You can download the latest version of the Thunderbird email client from the Mozilla website.


Step 1: When you open Thunderbird for the first time, you will be prompted to provide setup information. To start click Tools on the menu bar, then select Account Settings.

step 1 - Account settings

Step 2: To setup email for the first time, click on Email account, then click Next.

Step 2 - Email account

Step 3: Before proceeding with your account details complete the Outgoing Service Settings.

The Server Name is

Ensure that Port is set to 25 (it should be set to this by default).

You do not need to tick Use name and password, unless you are sending email from an Internet connection not provided by Metronet.
If this is the case you will need to enter your service username and password in the relevant boxes.

You do not need to select a secure connection, leave this set to No.

To setup your Metronet email account click on Add Account, then OK.

step 3 - Account settings

Step 4: Next you are asked for server information. First you must choose between POP and IMAP.

You can use either, we recommend using POP.

You can leave Use Global Inbox (stores in Local Folders) ticked. This feature is only important if you are setting up multiple mail accounts and wish to receive mail to seperate inboxes.

For the incoming server type, then click Next.

step 4 - Server information

Step 5: Fill in Your Name and Email Address.
Click Next.

step 5- Name and address

Step 6: Fill in your Incoming User Name, this is the same as your Member Centre username. Click Next.

step 6 - Username

You are now presented with all the details you have entered so that you can confirm that everything is correct. If you are sure everything has been entered correctly, click Finish. Congratulations, you have successfully setup Thunderbird!

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