There might be a time, under specific circumstances, when you will need to review or edit your Email Account settings set up in the Thunderbird email application. Suppose something is not working correctly, and you need to troubleshoot or decide to change your email or hosting provider. In such a case, you will most definitely need to re-configure your email account setup. Therefore, we decided to dedicate this guide to show you how to edit your settings, and we do believe you will find the information genuinely useful.
Whenever you are ready, please open the Mozilla Thunderbird client on your local computer. Afterward, from the list of accounts displayed in the left panel, select the email account you would like to edit and click on the "View settings for this account" button located in the middle section.
Once you do this, you will see the "Account Settings" dialog where you can find all the settings concerning this email account setup, including synchronization and storage settings, junk settings, security settings, and so on. As you have probably guessed, our focus in this guide will be on the server configuration settings.
Now that you have the "Account Settings" window open, please make sure to switch to the "Server Settings" tab displayed below the email account you desire to edit. Under it, you will find the Incoming Server Settings.
We will review only the first two sections containing the settings related to the Email Account configuration.
Once you perform the intended changes, please make sure to click on the "OK" button to record them successfully.
When you see the "Account Settings" dialog, please click on the "Outgoing Server (SMTP)" option displayed at the bottom of the left section.
When you access the "Outgoing Server (SMTP) Settings" tab, make sure to select the Email Account in question and hit the "Edit" button.
Once you do this, a new "SMTP Server" dialog will pop up.
You will notice that the email application divided the popup box into two sections containing your outgoing server settings.
Security and Authentication:
Please do not forget to click the "OK" button to save them successfully when you completed the changes.
If you no longer need a given Email Account, you can remove it with a simple mouse click. You can do that through the "Account Settings" dialog. While you have it open in front of you, you can select the email address in question from the left bar, click on the "Account Actions" button and select the "Remove Account" option from the dropdown.
Afterward, you will see a new "Remove Account and Data" popup window to confirm if you wish to delete only the account information or all the messages associated with it as well. Please make sure to tick the checkbox if needed and click on the "Remove" button to confirm the account deletion.
Well done! You have now learned how to modify your existing Email Accounts through the Thunderbird Email Client and remove unneeded accounts. We sincerely hope you have found the information in this guide useful and our instructions easy to follow. If you have any further questions, you can always address them to our Support Team.
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