- First you need to download the Mozilla Thunderbird email
client from this
http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird - once you start
downloading this file you will see the "file download" box appear as
shown below. Click on Save.
Now choose where you want to save the file to on your computer. We
recommend the desktop for ease of access.
After the setup file is finished saving to your computer, click on
Now go to where you saved the file - you will see an icon like the one
shown in the small picture directly below. Simply double click on
this icon to start the installation process.
Now you are ready to start installing Firefox, simply click on Next.
This screen, as shown below, is Mozilla's Software License Agreement.
Place a dot next to "I Accept the terms of the License Agreement"
and click on Next
The screen as shown below is where you choose the "Setup Type" We
recommend choosing the Standard and then clicking on Next.
You are ready to start installing Thunderbird, Click Next.
Thunderbird is installing now.
Thunderbird has completed its installation, click Finish.
Step 11 - Setting up the actual Email account
When you open up Thunderbird for the first time a screen as shown
below will appear. This "wizard" will walk you through setting up
your email account. Put a dot next to "Email Account" and click on
On this next screen as shown below, enter your First and Last Name and
then your full @pon.net email address and click on the Next button.
Now you will select POP or IMAP. We recommend choosing the POP account
setting. If you are on the road you can also use our webmail:
http://email.pon.net The incoming
server needs to be: pop3.pon.net and the Outgoing server
needs to be smtp.pon.net Click Next to continue.
Now type in your incoming and outgoing user name. This is the first
part of your PON.net email address. NO @pon.net. If you have an @domain.com
email with Pacific Online, only then do you use your full email
address for the Incoming and Outgoing user names as shown in the
screen below. Click Next
Now type in a name that you would like to call this email account.
Most people simply type in their full email address as shown in the
screen below. Click Next
Please review the information in the screen below. Click Next if these
settings look fine, or click Back to go back and change it.
In the Thunderbird main menu you will see something that looks like
the graphic shown below. This is where you read, create, reply and
do other mail options.
Accessing Account Setting Information
If you ever need to go back and access the account settings that you
entered in using the above instructions, simply go to the Tools menu
and choose "Account Settings".