Configuring Thunderbird Cpanel & Plesk Servers

Plesk & CPanel Accounts

NOTE: If you Access your server Control Panel as: http://YourDomain.com:2082 or as: http://YourDomain.com:8443 Then these are the correct Instructions.

These instructions assume you have already setup your user/email account in the server control panel.

This tutorial will help you set up the Mozilla Thunderbirdâ„¢ e-mail client to work with your e-mail account. NOTE: The Instructions here are Based on using Thunderbird 2.0 While setting up other versions may not match these instructions the Required Settings will be the same (Eg; username, password, incoming mail server, outgoing mail server, Authentification, etc will be the same).


#1. In Mozilla Thunderbird, from the Tools menu select Account Settings.

#2. Select Email account, and then Click Next.

#3. Enter your name and e-mail address.

#4. Select POP as the type of incoming server you are using. Your incoming server is “mail.yourdomain.com.” Example: If your domain were xyg.com then put mail.xyg.com Click Next.

#5. Enter Username for the Incoming User Name, and Outgoing User Name Example: If you are setting up an email account for [email protected] then the Username = [email protected] Click Next.

#6. Enter a name for your email account and Click Next.

#7. Verify your account information and Click Finish.

#8. In the Account Settings window, select Outgoing Server listed below your new account.

#9. Type “mail.yourdomain.com.” Example: If your domain were xyg.com then put mail.xyg.com for the Server Name and change the Port setting to 25.

#10. Select Use name and password and enter your Username. Example: If you are setting up an email account for [email protected] then the Username = [email protected] Thunderbird will ask you for your password the first time you try to send mail. Click OK.