Thunderbird AutoDiscover Thunderbird AutoDiscover

Set up AutoDiscover in Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird is a fully featured, secure and very functional email client. Here we use "" as an example to configure autodiscover in this email client.

Step 1: Add autodiscover CNAME record

To obtain the autoconfig details, Thunderbird contacts http://autoconfig.emailaddressdomain/mail/config-v1.1.xml?emailaddress=emailaddress, in our case, The returned file must have the ConfigFileFormat as below.

Thunderbird Autodiscover

We can add a CNAME record for to point to for the above to work.

NOTE: If you use our full service email and also host your domain's DNS with us, this CNAME record along with multiple SRV records have already been added for you when you activate the full service email.

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Step 2: Configure Thunderbird

Listing ItemLaunch the Mozilla Thunderbird application in your system and select the Email option under Choose what to Set Up.

Listing ItemEnter the name of the user, the Email Address and the Password of an account from your domain. Click Continue to proceed.

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Listing ItemClick Done to complete the configuration. Your account will be added to Thunderbird and you can use Thunderbird to send/receive emails using your custom email address.

Thunderbird Autodiscover