Thunderbird:Help Documentation:Obsolete:Adding Multiple SMTP Servers

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Adding multiple SMTP servers in Thunderbird

What is an SMTP server, anyway?

An SMTP server is the server responsible for sending your e-mail. SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.

You usually have a POP (Post Office Protocol) or IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) server set up to recieve your mail.

How do I add multiple SMTP servers?

Setting Up Your Account To Use A Different SMTP Server

To make a certain account use a different SMTP server, do the following:

  1. Go to Tools > Account Settings.
  2. Select the account you wish to modify
  3. At the bottom of the right side pane is the SMTP dropdown, select the desired SMTP server.

If you need to modify IP or other settings for an SMTP server, follow the steps below.

Configuring SMTP Servers

To modify your SMTP server settings themselves, follow these steps:

  1. Select Tools > Account Settings
  2. Scroll to the bottom and click on Outgoing Server (SMTP)
  3. Modify settings to your wishes utilizing the buttons on the right

The following dialog is shown: outgoingserversmtpqx9.jpg

  • Add will show a dialog to add the information for an SMTP server.
  • Edit shows a dialog filled with information for the currently selected SMTP server.
  • Remove will remove the currently selected SMTP server.
  • Set Default will set the currently selected SMTP server as the default for mail accounts.