To Set up Thunderbird for SSL for

  1. In Thunderbird, click File, click New and click Account.
  2. Select Email account and click Next.
  3. Your name: Type in your name as you'd like it to appear in your recipient's "From" field.
  4. Email address: Enter your E-mail address.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Server information: Incoming Server: Enter the name or IP address of your server.
  7. Global Inbox: Uncheck this unless you'd like all your Thunderbird Email accounts to store messages in one set of mailboxes.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Incoming User Name: Enter your full E-mail address.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Account Name: Enter the name by which you'll refer to this account, this is only for display purposes within Thunderbird.
  12. Click Next.
  13. Uncheck "Download messages now" and then check your settings and click Finish.
  14. Click Tools, click Account Settings.
  15. In the menu on the left-hand side, Click Outgoing Server (SMTP). Click the Edit tab on the right-hand side.
  16. In the server name, type your domain name.
  17. Towards the bottom click on SSL under use secure connection.
  18. Check the box "Use name and password" and put your entire email address in the User Name field.
  19. Verify also Port says 465.

That's it. If everything is working OK, you should see some email messages. To make sure you can send messages, go ahead and compose an email and send it to yourself.