To begin, go to:

File --> New --> Get a New Mail Account

In the next text box, click on 'Skip this and use my existing email'

In the next text box, enter the following information:

  • Your Name: The name you want others to see (ex. Jane Doe)
  • Email Address: Your forwarding address (in this example, we're using a Gmail address)
  • Password: Your forwarding address password or application specific password

Afterwards, click on 'Continue' located in the bottom right corner. 

The next text box may try to automatically choose the incoming and outgoing settings. Since this setup is for Pobox Basic and Plus Accounts, you will need to change incoming server and outgoing server settings. To do this, click on 'Manual Config': 

For your incoming settings, enter:

  • Server Host Name: your forwarding addresses incoming mail server
  • Port: 993
  • Authentication: Normal Password
  • Incoming Username: Your forwarding address

For your outgoing settings, enter:

  • Server Host Name:
  • Port: 587
  • Authentication: Normal Password
  • Outgoing Username: Your full Pobox address or your full personal domain address.

After entering all of the necessary information, click on 'Done' to finish setting up Thunderbird.

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