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Using Mozilla Thunderbird - configured for POP3.

Start Thunderbird and click on the ‘Tools’ menu option at the top of the screen and select ‘Account settings’.

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Click ‘Add Account…’ in the bottom left of the resulting screen.

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Make sure that the ‘Email account’ radio button is selected.

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Next type in your name as you would like it to appear in people’s inboxes when you send them an email. Underneath this type your email address.

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Click ‘Next’ and on the following screen make sure that the ‘POP’ radio button is selected. Type ‘mail.lumison.net’ under ‘Incoming Server’ and click ‘Next’ to continue.

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On the following screen type your Lumison POPbox username.

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On the next screen type the name by which you would like to refer to this account. This can be whatever you like but defaults to your email address. Other options might include ‘Work’, ‘Office” or ‘Home’ etc.

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Click ‘Next’ which then brings you to a summary screen. Verify that you have entered the correct settings and click ‘Finish’.

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If you are not using a Lumison internet connection then you will need to change the outgoing server setting. Check with your own ISP as to what the hostname of their outgoing (SMTP) server is and follow the instructions below to add this into your Thunderbird.

Note – if you are not using a Lumison internet connection and still wish to use a Lumison SMTP server please see this article on how to do this.


On the ‘Account Settings’ screen highlight the ‘Outgoing Server (SMTP)’ item in the left-hand pane and click the ‘Edit’ button on the right-hand side.

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In the resulting screen type a name for the server under ‘Description’ (this can be whatever you like) and then type the SMTP server name that you have obtained from your ISP under ‘Server Name’.

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Send a test email to yourself to check everything is working properly.