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JohnBoy500
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Email server security settings for Thunderbird

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Hi - my first message to the Forum so hope I am in the right section. I'm on Windows 8. My email is working fine via an email client (Thunderbird). However, the server security settings suggested by BT instructions for T/Bird seem very weak to me............. - Connection security - none - Authentication method - password, transmitted insecurely. Can anyone using Thunderbird please advise me what they should be please. Help would be appreciated - thank you. John
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Welcome to the forum, here you go:-

 

Incoming Server

 

imap.mail.yahoo.com

993 SSL [always]

 

Outgoing Server

 

smtp.mail.yahoo.com

465 SSL [always]

 

These settings are for IMAP mail.

 

Hope it solves your issue.

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JohnBoy500
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Re: Email server security settings for Thunderbird

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Thanks Allan - helpful !
I should have said that the BT instructions were Incoming - POP3 and Outgoing SMTP.
Am I OK shifting the incoming to IMAP from POP3 please ?
John
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Thats a different type of account.
Needs a new setup. Im on the rosd fron now so someone else needs to pick this up.
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Am I OK shifting the incoming to IMAP from POP3 please ?
John

Your choice, they are 2 completely different ways of operating e-mail. With IMAP, the mail is held on the server and can be accessed from multiple devices, POP3 downloads the mail to the client and is deleted from the server (unless specifically told to leave a copy on the server) BT don't advertise the fact but does in fact support secure POP3. the server mail.btinternet.com supports POP3 using SSL on port 995 and secure SMTP on port 465

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Thanks for picking this up from Allan - most helpful as I can stay with POP3 and download emails.
Your port/SSL settings are appreciated.
Can I do anything make the authentication method more secure (currently it's set to 'password, transmitted insecurely') please ?
Cheers,
John
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It will be transmitted securely using SSL

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Ah, thank you. I'm glad of the reassurance. I have tried your suggested POP settings and they work fine. Thanks for your kind efforts; I will mark it as 'solution accepted'. All the best. John
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