How to Set up Thunderbird GoDaddy Email Access

by | Apr 17, 2019 | Email

Want to use a fully featured email program with GoDaddy Workspace Webmail? Find out here now how to set up Thunderbird GoDaddy email access using POP3.

First, Charles Dickens Digs a Tunnel

To sit down for his writing, Charles Dickens liked bright and airy lightness. His airy, bright and Swiss garden hut was perfect, safe for one shortcoming: it was on the other side of Rochester’s busy and oft-wet and sticky High Street from Eastgate House, his home in Rochester.

So, to avoid the road, Dickens had a tunnel built underneath the road.

Like Thunderbird‘s airy lightness for your email? Let’s dig a tunnel to GoDaddy Workspace Webmail:

Set up Thunderbird GoDaddy Email Access

Time needed: 5 minutes.

To use Thunderbird to access GoDaddy Workspace Email:

  1. Click the hamburger menu button in Thunderbird.

    How to Set up Thunderbird Gmail Access - Thunderbird hamburger menu button

  2. Select Options | Account Settings from the menu that has shown.

  3. Click Account Actions.

  4. Select Add Mail Account… from the menu that has now appeared.

  5. Verify your name appears under Your name:.

    Note: This is the name that will appear in the From: line when you send an email using the account. You can change the name to whatever you want the sender name to be, of course.
    Tip: Add emoji for extra fun, using the built-in Windows emoji keyboard or the macOS emoji panel, for example.

  6. Type your full GoDaddy Workspace email address under Email address:.

  7. Enter your GoDaddy email password under Password:.

  8. Typically, leave Remember password checked.

  9. Click Continue.

  10. Verify Thunderbird has already entered the correct settings:

    POP3 (keep mail on your computer)
    Incoming: POP3,, SSL
    Outgoing: SMTP,, SSL
    Username: your GoDaddy Workspace email address
    Note: If automatic setup fails, you can also configure the GoDaddy account manually. (See below.)

  11. Click Done.

Thunderbird will use the standard settings for POP accounts:

  • check for new mail every 10 minutes and
  • keeping copies of emails on the server for 2 weeks

You can immediately change these settings, of course.

Set up Thunderbird GoDaddy Email Access Manually

If automatic setup fails, do set up Thunderbird GoDaddy email access as follows:

  1. Enter your GoDaddy email address and password in Thunderbird’s email setup dialog.
  2. Select POP3 under Incoming:.
  3. Type for Server hostname under Incoming:.
  4. Enter for Server hostname under Outgoing:.
  5. Now type your full GoDaddy email address under Username: for both Incoming: and Outgoing:.
  6. Select 995 for Port under Incoming:.
  7. Select 465 for Port under Outgoing:.
  8. Leave SSL set to SSL/TLS and Authentication set to Autodetect under both Incoming: and Outgoing:.
  9. Click Re-test.
  10. Now click Done.

How to Set up Thunderbird GoDaddy Email Access: FAQ

Can I set up GoDaddy Workspace Email as an IMAP account?


GoDaddy Workspace email only offers POP access in Thunderbird. You cannot, alas, use IMAP to synchronize messages and folders across email programs and the web.

Can I still open emails in GoDaddy Workspace Webmail?


You can still read emails on the web. If you delete an email in Webmail, it will not download to Thunderbird. If, conversely, you have Thunderbird remove an email from the server, it is no longer in GoDaddy Webmail.

(How to set up Thunderbird GoDaddy Email access tested with Thunderbird 60; updated January 2020)