Mozilla Thunderbird Setup Guide

Mozilla Thunderbird Setup Guide

This guide will walk you through setting up Thunderbird to work with UseNetServer news servers. If you haven’t already signed up for Usenet access then take a look at UNS. They offer days of binary retention, connections, SSL encryption and servers in the US and Europe. NGR visitors receive a special price of $10/mo. or $95/yr.

Download Thunderbird

Visit the Thunderbird homepage to download the latest version of the newsreader client.

Install Thunderbird

Follow these screenshots to guide you through the installation.

Figure 1 – Thunderbird Setup Type

Thunderbird Setup Type
A – Select “Custom”
B – Check “Use Thunderbird as mt default mail application” if desired
C – Click “Next”

Figure 2 – Thunderbird Mail Account Setup

Thunderbird Mail Account Setup

A – Click “Cancel”

Figure 3 -Thunderbird System Integration

Thunderbird System Integration

A – Check “Newsgroups”
B – Check “Always perform this check when starting Thunderbird”
C – Click “OK”

Figure 4 -Thunderbird Tools –> Account Settings

Thunderbird Tools --> Account Settings

Click “Tools” and then “Account Settings”

Figure 5 -Thunderbird Account Actions

Thunderbird Account Actions

Click “Account Actions” and then “Add Other Account”

Figure 6 -Thunderbird New Account Setup

Thunderbird New Account Setup

A – Select “Newsgroup Account”
B – Click “Next”

Figure 7 -Thunderbird Identity

Thunderbird Identity

A – Enter your name
B – Enter your email address

Figure 8 -Thunderbird Newsgroup Server

Thunderbird Newsgroup Server
A – Newsgroup Server: news.usenetserver.com, secure.usenetserver.com (SSL) or text.usenetserver.com (text-only)

Figure 9 -Thunderbird Account Name

Thunderbird Account Name

A – Account Name: enter anything you want

After returning to the main Thunderbird you want to click on “View settings for this account”.

Figure 10 – Thunderbird Installation Complete

Thunderbird Installation Complete
Configure Thunderbird for UseNetServer

Figure 11 -Thunderbird Password

Thunderbird Password

Once Thunderbird loads you will want to click on Manage newsgroup subscriptions

Figure 12 – Thunderbird Username

Thunderbird Username

A – Enter Username (provided in email)
B – Click “OK”

Figure 13 – Thunderbird Password

Thunderbird Password

A – Enter Password (provided in email)
B – Click “OK”

Figure 14 – Thunderbird Password

Thunderbird Password

Click “View settings for this account”

Figure 15 – Thunderbird News Server Settings

Thunderbird News Server Settings

The account settings screen includes everything you need to finish setting up Thunderbird.
A – First click on Server Settings to the left.
B – Server Name: news.usenetserver.com, secure.usenetserver.com (SSL) or text.usenetserver.com (text-only)
C – Port: use port 443, 563 or 8080 for secure or port 119, 23, 25, 3128, 8000 or 9000 for standard connections.
D – Check “Use secure connection (SSL)” for secure access.

Thunderbird is now configured for UseNetServer. Enjoy!

 

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