E-mail Configuration for Thunderbird (MAC)

Required: An E-mail account should aready be created on the Exchange Server, a wired Internet connection on campus or VPN with uf.

Basic settings: imap.mail.ufl.edu for the incoming server address

Step 1:
Download the Mozilla Thunderbird application.


Step 2:
Drag the Mozilla Thunderbird Logo into the App Folder.

Step 3.
Allow to make changes.Click Open.
Installation file will copy into the application folder.


Step 4:
Thunderbird will open. Deselect the gandi.net and hover.com check boxes. Select Use Existing E-mail account.


Step 5:
The user will then be prompted to enter their full name and e-mail address.
Configure as shown.

Specify the type of incoming server. Select IMAP
Specify the server settings as: imap.mail.ufl.edu
Authentication: Normal Password

The outgoing server (SMTP) will need to be set to: smtp.ufl.edu
Port: 587.
Defaults to STARTTLS.
Authentication: Normal Password.

Once finished, click Done. Thunderbird will confirm configuration.


Step 6:
Although you have received your first piece of mail, “Welcome to Thunderbird”, the setup may not be complete. Verify that the account settings are correct. Click on Tools, then Account Settings.


Step 7:
The Account Settings window will open up. Click on Server Settings. Ensure that settings are set as shown.

Server Name is set to: imap.mail.ufl.edu.
Port: 993.
Connection security: SSL.


Step 8:
Go to the Outgoing Server (SMTP) category.

Ensure the Port number is set to 587
Use Secure Connection: STARTTLS

Click OK.

Your mail is now be available for review.

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