So now, if you are a Thunderbird user and you want to set up an account using IMAP settings, here are the steps you need to follow in Windows 8 (but it should also work with previous versions of the operating system):


  1. While in Thunderbird, from the menu button in the top-right corner, choose Options, and then Account Settings

  2. Click Account Actions, enter your email account information, and choose Add Mail Account.

  3. Enter your account information (e.g., Outlook, Hotmail, Live, etc.).

  4. Click Continue.

  5. Then click Manual config.

  6. Set the Incoming server settings as follows:

Server hostname: Port: 993 SSL: SSL/TLS Authentication: Normal password

  1. Set the Outgoing server settings as follows:

Server hostname: Port: 587 SSL: STARTTLS Authentication: Normal password

  1. Click Done and that’s pretty much all you have to do. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.