Thunderbird Auto Config

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This method allow an easy config for Thunderbird Client.
It's same method used by ISP: you just need to supply your name, password and e-mail.

It works by create a file in a very specific place: in a "mail" directory in same URL your domain is.
So if you have a site, create a mail directory there and publish this file under name config-v1.1.xml.
Verify you can read this file using a browser and the url:

Config file sample

This config below allow ONLY use of IMAP and SMTPs for all user using the autoconfig.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<clientConfig version="1.1">
  <emailProvider id="">
    <displayName>Linuxfacil Ltda</displayName>
    <incomingServer type="imap">
   <outgoingServer type="smtp">
   <documentation url="">
     <descr lang="pt-br">Págna de configuracoes Generica</descr>
     <descr lang="en">Generic settings page</descr>
   <documentation url="">
     <descr lang="pt-br">Configuracoes do Thunderbird ESR para IMAP</descr>
     <descr lang="en">Thunderbird ESR IMAP settings</descr>

In above sample you need to change all strings with your own server.
You should change all references to your own domain.

I have configurated the smtp and imap on SME server using same hostname: