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How to setup your outlook.com email account in Thunderbird 24

Steps:

  1. Login to outlook.com to enable POP3 mail downloads
  2. Click on Settings and then More mail settings

  3. Select Connect devices and apps with POP

  4. Select Enable and click on SAVE

  5. Now open Thunderbird and select File->New->Existing Mail Account
  6. Fill in your NameEmail address and Password and click on Continue
  7. Set the following settings to the details below:
    INCOMING: POP3

    Server hostname: pop-mail.outlook.com
    Port: 995
    SSL: SSL/TLS
    Authentication: Normal password

    OUTGOING: SMTP

    Server hostname: smtp-mail.outlook.com
    Port: 587
    SSL: STARTTLS
    Authentication: Normal password

  8. Click on Done

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