How to: Configure Hover email in Mozilla Thunderbird (Updated Aug 2015)

This tutorial will step you through configuring your Hover email address in Mozilla Thunderbird 13 for Windows.

  1. Open Mozilla Thunderbird.  Click on the Tools menu and select Account Settings.

  2. Click on Account Actions and select Add Mail Account.

  3. Enter the following:

    Your name:  Type your name as you wish it to appear when you send email.
    Email address:  Type your Hover email address
    Password:  Type your Hover email password.

    Click Continue.

  4. Thunderbird will try to configure settings automatically using its ISP database.  Click on the Manual Config button.



  5. Enter the following settings, as pictured below:

    Username:  Enter your full Hover email address
    Incoming:  mail.hover.com
    Outgoing:  mail.hover.com

    Select IMAP after the Incoming mail server name.  Although we recommend using IMAP, POP3 can also be used.

    Incoming port number:  993 (995 if you are using POP3 instead of IMAP)
    Outgoing port number:  465

    Incoming security:  SSL/TLS
    Outgoing security:  SSL/TLS

    Authentication needs be set to Normal password for both incoming and outgoing mail.

    Once these settings have been entered, click on Create Account.



    Note - Thunderbird 13 users may receive an error if they try to re-test these settings even after the settings are entered perfectly.  The settings above should work after clicking on Create Account.  It is not necessary to re-test the settings.  Please ignore any errors when testing the settings prior to creating the account.
  6. Thunderbird has been configured for your Hover email account and your account folders and messages will start downloading.

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