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I have a RoadRunner email address at Time Warner in Rochester, NY. I would assume how mine is set up would probably be the same for you. I am using Tbird 45.5.1.
Since your problem is apparently in sending emails, I will hit on just the outgoing server setup here. Keep in mind I have several accounts in Thunderbird, and have elected to use a variety of outgoing servers, depending upon which account I am using. If you only have one outgoing server, that might be a little easier for you since you could just set up the one outbound server, and set it to ‘default’.
However, I have identified the outbound server to “RoadRunner – smtp-server.rochester.rr.com”, and that is entered in the Account Settings for Thunderbird down near the bottom of the page where there is a box for Outgoing Server (SMTP):, and also in the separate section for where you set the Outgoing Server (SMTP).
I think what you call the server at this point can be almost anything, as long as it is the same in both places.
Now, for my settings for that outbound server.
For Description: Fill in something that makes sense to you. I called mine RoadRunner.
For Server Name: I used smtp-server.rochester.rr.com.
Probably TimeWarner there has something different.
I am using port 25. That works for me — but is not encrypted.
For User Name I specified XXXX@Rochester.rr.com — which is one of the usernames I have with TimeWarner. Obviously, yours will be different.
And, I see for Authentication Method: Password, transmitted insecurely.
Along with that, the Connection Security: is None.
Obviously, your server names, being in Durham, will be different from mine. If you get things working with port 25, then you might want to try one of the other ports they have suggested that offers higher security. You can always go back if you want.
Do you get any error messages when you try to send an email? Like it isn’t accepting your password, or it can’t connect to the server? That would help in trying to figure out what goes on.
And, PLEASE! — when you solve this, let us know so others can help themselves.