How To Configure Hotmail Thunderbird Imap Settings In Gmail?

hotmail thunderbird imap settings

To add your Hotmail Thunderbird IMAP Settings refer to the step-by-step guidelines given here.

Note: The version of the Mozilla Thunderbird mentioned here is 60.8.0.

Importing the Hotmail mail account to the Mozilla Thunderbird email client

  • Step 1: On your computer, search for the Mozilla Thunderbird application and click its icon.
  • Step 2: This will open the main window of the Mozilla Thunderbird on the computer’s screen.
  • Step 3: Select the Local Folders option on the left panel, go to the Accounts section, and click the ‘View Settings for this account’ link.
  • Step 4: Click the Account Actions option and then select the Add Mail Account option from the Account Actions drop-down menu.
  • Step 5: Now, the Set Up an Existing Email Account dialog window will be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 6: Fill the Your Name, Email Address, and Password fields with valid details.
  • Step 7: The name you fill in the Your Name field will be displayed to others when you send emails in Hotmail thunderbird IMAP settings.
  • Step 8: If required to save the password of the Hotmail account, you should mark the box next to the Remember Password option.
  • Step 9: Click the Continue button in the Set Up an Existing Email Account dialog window.
  • Step 10: Ensure that you have selected the radio button beside the IMAP (remote folders) option.
  • Step 11: The Mozilla Thunderbird application will configure the Hotmail account settings automatically.
  • Step 12: After clicking the Done button in the Set Up Existing Email Account dialog window, proceed with the following steps.

Incoming Mail Server Settings (IMAP)

  • Step 1: Go back to the Accounts area and then select the View settings for this account option.
  • Step 2: Click the Server Settings tab on the left panel. Type imap-mail.outlook.com in the Server Name field.
  • Step 3: Choose 993 from the Port drop-down menu. Type the Hotmail account’s email address in the User Name field.
  • Step 4: Choose the SSL/TLS protocol from the Connection Security drop-down list.
  • Step 5: Make sure to select the Normal Password option from the Authentication Method drop-down list.
  • Step 6: Change the necessary server settings as per your requirement in the Server Settings dialog box.
  • Step 13: Using these steps we can execute that Hotmail thunderbird IMAP settings.

Outgoing Mail Server Settings (SMTP)

  • Step 1: Select the Outgoing Server (SMTP) option on the left panel.
  • Step 2: Refer to the server details and fill all the required fields correctly.
    Server Name for the outgoing mail : smtp-mail.outlook.com
    Port for the outgoing mail server : 587
    Connection Type : Make sure to choose the STARTTLS protocol from the Connection Type drop-down list.
  • Step 3: Ensure that you have selected the Normal Password option from the Authentication Method drop-down menu.
  • Step 4: Finally, check if the email address of the Hotmail account is entered correctly in the User Name field.
  • Step 5: Click the OK button to save all these incoming and outgoing mail server settings of the Hotmail account on the Mozilla Thunderbird email client.
  • Step 6: By using these steps we can excute that hotmail thunderbird IMAP settings.

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