Proxy Support

You can now use Mailbird on any proxy server.

A proxy server is typically set up in offices or schools as an intermediary between the user's computer and the Internet. It allows client computers to make indirect network connections to other network services or regulate access to different websites or limited software download and installs on that public computer.

How to use Mailbird on a Proxy server? We made it as easy as possible. Mailbird will automatically use your computer’s proxy settings to connect to the network. Now you can install Mailbird and use it as your new favorite email client.

  1. Once Mailbird is launched click on the Mailbird drop down menu in the top left of the window.
  2. Click ‘Options’.
  3. Click on the ‘Network’ tab.
  4. Click the ‘Change Proxy Settings’ link to adjust the proxy settings on your PC.
  5. If your proxy requires authentication, check the ‘Proxy requires authentication’ box
  6. Once you obtain the username and password from the IT or Proxy administrator, enter your username and password to get Mailbird up and running.



For more info, read our blog about Mailbird with proxy support here.

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    Venura Athukorala (venura9)

    I have an issue where my outlook works fine over the proxy and mailbird fails to contact (google apps)gmail.

    When I turn off proxy mysteriously mailbird works (which may well be that the firewall is not blocking the required ports)


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    Leonardo Santoso

    Hi, can you please submit your ticket via



    I need to see your Mailbird log file to investigate the issue, and we can't do that in here.

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