Mozilla Thunderbird (Mac OS X)

Note

WebFaction supports IMAP and POP mail protocols, but IMAP is recommended. By default, IMAP leaves messages stored on the mail server, allowing you to access your mail from different computers and devices, while POP typically does not. If you still want to configure your email client to use POP, please see Configuring Other Mail Clients for details.

To add an email address and mailbox to Mozilla Thunderbird:

  1. Start the Thunderbird application.

  2. Click Tools ‣ Account Settings. The account settings dialog appears.

  3. Click Account Actions ‣ Add Mail Account…. A prompt appears:

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  4. In the Your name field, enter your name as you would like it to appear for recipients of your messages.

  5. In the Email address field, enter your email address.

  6. In the Password field, enter your mailbox password.

  7. Click the Continue button. Thunderbird attempts to automatically determine the mail server settings, and fails. A table of settings appears:

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  8. In the table’s Incoming row, configure the incoming mail (IMAP) server.

    1. In the Server hostname field, enter mail.webfaction.com.
    2. In the Port field, enter 993.
    3. In the SSL menu, click to select SSL/TLS.
    4. In the Authentication menu, click to select Autodetect.
  9. In the table’s Outgoing row, configure the outgoing (SMTP) server.

    1. In the Server hostname field, enter smtp.webfaction.com.
    2. In the Port field, enter 465.
    3. In the SSL menu, click to select SSL/TLS.
    4. In the Authentication menu, click to select Autodetect.
  10. In the Username field, enter your mailbox name.

  11. Click the Re-test button.

  12. Click the Done button.

The account is added to Thunderbird.