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Add my Microsoft 365 email in Thunderbird (Mac and Windows PC)


Step 3 of the Set up my Microsoft 365 account series.

Note: This article is for reference only. Our GoDaddy Guides can't help you with any issues related to Thunderbird. See our Statement of Support. To get the most out of your email address, we recommend setting up your email with Exchange settings. This may require a different email client, like Outlook or Mail for Mac or Windows.

Add your Microsoft 365 email to Thunderbird for Mac or Windows PC. Then you can send and receive emails from your Thunderbird client. Before continuing, make sure that you're using the latest version of Thunderbird.

  1. Open Thunderbird (If this is your first time using Thunderbird, then you can skip to step 5).
  2. In the lower left corner, select settings gear icon Settings.
  3. Select Account Settings.
    account settings highlighted
  4. Select Account Actions, and then Add Mail Account.
    add mail account highlighted
  5. Enter Your full name and Email address, and then select Configure manually.
    username and email address entered into thunderbird
  6. Under INCOMING SERVER, make sure that the fields are as follows:
    • Protocol: IMAP
    • Hostname: outlook.office365.com
    • Port: 993
    • Connection security: SSL/TLS
    • Authentication method: OAuth2
    • Username: Your email address, like jane@coolexample.com
    incoming server settings entered into thunderbird
  7. Under OUTGOING SERVER, make sure that the fields are as follows:
    • Hostname: smtp.office365.com
    • Port: 587
    • Connection security: STARTTLS
    • Authentication method: OAuth2
    • Username: Your email address, like jane@coolexample.com
    outgoing server settings entered into thunderbird
  8. Select Done.
  9. You might be prompted to enter your email password. Enter your Password, and then select Sign In.
    sign-in page
  10. You’ll see a confirmation when your account is successfully added to Thunderbird. Select Finish.

You can now use your Microsoft 365 email in Thunderbird.

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