Enabling Secure Connections in ThunderBird 52 and above

Instructions for ThunderBird 52 and above.

1- Open the Thunderbird application.

2- From the menu options, go to Tools->Account Settings.

3- Find the account labelled with your HIS-hosted email address on the left side panel and click on "Server Settings".

4- Under "Server Settings", look for the "Security Settings" section and change the pull down menu
Connection Security to "SSL/TLS")

5- Leave the Authentication method to "Normal Password"

6- The Port number should automatically have been changed to "993" for IMAP.
(Note: If you are using POP instead it will automatically change to "995".
Check this to confirm you made the correct setting change for "Connection Security".

7- Click "OK" to close the dialog.

8- Find the account labelled Outgoing Server (SMTP) on the left side panel.

9- In the list displayed, click on the SMTP server you use for your HIS-hosted Account, then Edit.

10- Look for the Security and Authentication, and change Connection Security to: SSL/TLS
Check that the port number has been changed to 465

11- Click "OK" to close the dialog.


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