Configuring TLS Capable Email Clients (like Thunderbird)Note: We are using Thunderbird as the example, but all mail clients that understand TLS can be set up in a similar fashion.
SUMMARYWe recommend you use STARTTLS or SSL/TLS and use port 587 for SMTP.
DETAILSClick on "Create a new account".
Enter Your name, e.g. John Doe
Enter Your Email address: e.g. email@example.com
Enter Your Password: (it hasn't changed)
Check "Remember password"
On the next screen click on the "Manual config" button. (The default settings are not optimal).
On the next screen use these recommended settings:
direction - type- server name - port # - SSL - Authentication
Incoming - IMAP - herring.ald.net - 143 (Default) - STARTTLS - Encrypted password
Incoming - IMAP - herring.ald.net - 993 (Default) - SSL/TLS - Encrypted password
Outgoing - SMTP - herring.ald.net - 587 - STARTTLS - Encrypted password
Outgoing - SMTP - herring.ald.net - 587 - SSL/TLS - Normal password
Then click on "Create Account".
The first time you send an email out you will need to enter your password, but you can tell the system to remember it.
Note 1: This is not fussy.
You can use SSL/TLS instead of STARTTLS.
You can use Normal password instead of Encrypted password (because the connection itself is encrypted with our self-signed certificate).
You can also get use the standard SMTP port 25 if your ISP does not block it, but why take the chance?
Note 2: If you have a POP3 account with us you *can* configure your herring account as a POP3 account rather than as an IMAP account and it will work, though we don't recommend POP3 any more. A "herring" POP3 account is just an IMAP account with a lower quota. (As was also the case on fleshwound.)