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Mozilla Thunderbird - Mac OSX Configuration


To configure your computer running Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5, follow the step-by-step procedure below.


Close any programs you have open.

Locate the Thunderbird icon on the dock.

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Click the
Thunderbird icon to launch the program.

Locate the Tools menu once Thunderbird has finished loading.

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Click the
Tools menu then click Account Settings...

The Account Settings dialog box will appear.

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Click the
Add Account... on the left hand side.

The Thunderbird New Account Setup wizard will begin. NOTE: This wizard will appear on launch if no account has been created in Thunderbird.

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Email account and click Continue.

The Identity window will appear.

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Type your name in the
Your Name field followed by your Email Address. Click Continue.

The Server Information window will appear.

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POP for the type of incoming server. In the Incoming Mail Server field type pop.hotkey.net.au followed by smtp.hotkey.net.au in the Outgoing Mail Server field. Click Continue.

The User Names window will appear.

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Type your complete email address in the
Incoming User Name field and click Continue.

The Account Name window will appear.

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Type Hotkey E-mail in the
Account Name field and click Continue.

The Congratulations! dialog will appear.

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The main Thunderbird window will appear.

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Click the Tools Menu then click Account Settings...

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The Account Settings dialog box will appear.

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Outgoing Server (SMTP), then highlight username - mail.hotkey.net.au, click Edit.

The outgoing mail server settings will appear.

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Use name and password box under Security and Authentication. Click OK.

The Account Settings dialog box will appear again.

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Mozilla Thunderbird is now configured and ready for use.

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Get Mail to check for new messages.

The following screen will appear the first time you get mail to request a password.

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Type in your password and click
Use Password Manager to remember this password for Thunderbird to store the password.
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