Thunderbird (POP)

Please note: When sending mail from a third-party mail client, your copy of the message will be saved in your Sent folder as encrypted, even if the message is sent as non-encrypted. By default, any mail sent via SMTP from a third-party mail program will be sent as non-encrypted, unless the recipient is a Hushmail customer or has previously set a passphrase for receiving encrypted email.

Set up Thunderbird to work with Hushmail (POP)

You can download Mozilla Thunderbird for free.

From the Tools menu, select Account Settings, then click Account Actions, and finally click  Add Mail Account.


Type your name, email address and passphrase in to the space provided.

When you have finished entering your account information, click Continue.


After Thunderbird detects your account settings, select POP3 (keep mail on your computer), then click Manual config.


(Please note: if you are using your own domain, you may receive a message that Thunderbird cannot find your server settings automatically. Simply click "Manual Config", and enter in the settings shown below)

Enter your account information as shown below.

Incoming: POP3
Server hostname: 
Port: 995

Outgoing: SMTP
Server hostname:
Port: 465

Username: your full Hushmail email address



When you have finished, click Done. If Done is greyed out, you may need to click Re-test first.


If you're having trouble sending mail, please try again with the alternate SMTP server settings shown below:

Alternate SMTP server

Server hostname:

Port: 587


To use an alternate SMTP server:

From the Tools menu, select Account Settings, then select Outgoing Server (SMTP) from the list on the left


Click on Edit and change your server settings as directed above. When done, click OK.



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