How Do You Configure Thunderbird on Linux to Work with Web-Based Email?

Problem scenario
You want to configure Thunderbird to work with a web-based email account. What do you do?


This assumes Thunderbird has already been installed. With CentOS/RHEL/Fedora, run this from the command line: sudo yum -y install thunderbird

With Debian/Ubuntu/Mint distributions of Linux with a GUI desktop, Thunderbird is usually already installed.


  1. Launch Thunderbird.
  2. Set up your existing address.
  3. If there is a problem, you may need to click the "Configure manually" button and enter the web-based URL for the incoming and outgoing server.

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