1. Make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet and
then start Thunderbird.
2. On the first setup screen, enter your name, your email address,
your password. Your password is your current email password. If
you want Thunderbird to remember your password (so you
don't need to keep typing it every time you check your mail),
click the Remember password checkbox.
3. Click the Continue button to go to the next step. Click the
Cancel button to stop the set up process.
4. Thunderbird tries to get your account settings by connecting to
the database of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that is
maintained by Mozilla.
If Thunderbird finds the information for your email provider it
automatically enters that information for you. Click the Create
Account button to add the account. Click the Cancel button to
stop the set up process.
5. If Thunderbird cannot find information for your email provider,
click the Manual config button in the Mail Account Setup
window. For more information on what to do, read the Manual
Set Up section below.
6. Once your account is created, Thunderbird asks you if you want
it to be the default application for email, newsgroups, or feeds.
Make your choices by clicking the checkboxes.
If you use Microsoft Windows, you use the Windows Search
feature to find messages. Do this by selecting the Allow
Windows to search messages checkbox. Click the OK button
to save the settings and the Cancel button to leave them
Note: Thunderbird will create your account even if you click
Cancel at this point.