Setting up Office 365 in Thunderbird

 

Mozilla Thunderbird® and your Office 365 account from Go Daddy make a powerful pair. Thunderbird was meant to make managing emails easier, and with Office 365, you’ll see why.

Setting up Office 365 in Thunderbird only takes a few minutes, so follow these steps and your email will be up and running in no time.

To Automatically Set Up Office 365 Email in Mozilla Thunderbird

  1. In Thunderbird, click on your existing email account to pull up Thunderbird Mail Settings.
  2. In the Accounts section, click Email, and then click Skip this and use my existing email.
  3. In Mail Account Setup, enter the following information, and then click Continue:
    • Your Name — The name that you want to appear on the “From” line in your outgoing messages
    • Email Address — Your email address
    • Password — Your password

      NOTE: After Thunderbird finds the settings you need to configure your account, you need to manually configure the Server’s hostname in order to setup your account successfully.

  4. To configure your hostname, click Manual Config, and then enter the following information:
    • Incoming Server hostname — outlook.office365.com
    • Outgoing Server hostname — smtp.office365.com
  5. Click Re-test, and then click Done.

You’re all done! Now you can enjoy your Office 365 Email account in Thunderbird.