Get Thunderbird to properly detect MX settings

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by pdxvwerik, May 9, 2014.

  1. pdxvwerik

    pdxvwerik New Member

    I don't know if this belongs here or not, it seemed to be the most appropriate place, so, sorry if I'm putting this in a weird spot.

    I run my own IMAP server and am trying to get Thunderbird to set up automatically.

    I have set up GoDaddy's DNS MX records to point to my server.

    nslookup shows that the MX points to my server, so I know that the zone file has updated, but when I put my credentials into Thunderbird, GoDaddy defaults populate.

    I hope I'm being clear enough, I don't know how all of that works, so I don't know exactly what to say.

    Thanks in Advance

    Edit: I'm going to leave this here, I'm not going to lose any sleep if someone wants to delete it, but I thought it would be helpful.
    It turns out that Thunderbird maintains a database and looks at that first to determine settings. I don't know about Outlook, though.
    Last edited: May 9, 2014
  2. srijan

    srijan New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Thunderbird maintains a database of all the ISP's mail servers. So you are able to get the automatic configuration of the email accounts. FOr details see link.
  3. pdxvwerik

    pdxvwerik New Member

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