3. Specify whether the email account uses a POP or Imap server, and enter the address of the incoming server. The outgoing server will be automatically assigned. Enter the incoming user name (the section directly in front of the ‘@' symbol in your email address) and assign a name to the account. Click Next, Finish.
4. The new account will be displayed in the side panel. To send and receive mail from this account, select its inbox, enter your password and click ‘Get Mail'. Repeat steps two to four to add new accounts for any other email addresses that you may have created in the past and still need to monitor.
5. Thunderbird can be set up to automatically perform an action upon receiving certain types of mail. Click your email account, then select ‘Manage Message Filters', New. Specify which rules the email must adhere to and instruct Thunderbird on what it should do next. Click ok. Ensure that the enable box is ticked in the filter log.
6. To set up a contacts list, click Address Book and select New List. Choose the location where you want the list to be stored and give it a name and description. Type in the first few letters of email addresses from your existing contacts list and Thunderbird will automatically fill in the blanks. Click ok to finish.