Thunderbird (IMAP)

Please note: POP & IMAP are available only to Hushmail Premium with Desktop Access. All Hushmail Business accounts come with POP & IMAP included.

Set up Thunderbird to work with Hushmail (IMAP)

You can download Mozilla Thunderbird for free.

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


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

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


  3. Select IMAP and then click Manual config.


  4. Confirm that your server settings match what is shown below  change your server settings. When you have finished, click Create Account.

    Username: your full email address
    Incoming: IMAP 143 STARTTLS
    Outgoing: SMTP 587 STARTTLS


  5. Click on your Inbox in the folder list. Thunderbird will then download a list of your folders.



If you're having trouble downloading your email, try again with the following server settings:

Alternate IMAP server

Server hostname:
Port: 993
SSL: Enabled (instead of TLS)


Alternate SMTP server 1


Port: 587
SSL: Enabled (instead of TLS)

Alternate SMTP server 2

Server hostname:
Port: 465
SSL: Enabled (instead of TLS)


To use an alternate SMTP server:

  1. From the Tools menu, select Account Settings, then click Account Actions, and finally click Outgoing Server (SMTP).



  2. Click Edit to change your server settings. Click OK when you are done.