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Setting up Department E-mail Account in Mozilla Thunderbird 2.x [METU Computer Engineering]

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Setting up Department E-mail Account in Mozilla Thunderbird 2.x

  • Thunderbird opens an account wizard when you start it up for the first time, cancel that and install the deparment root certificate by following these instructions.
  • From the file menu, select New → Account. The account wizard reappears, select Email account option.

  • Enter your name, and e-mail address. You may use your student number as shown, or you may use your e-mail alias, name.surname@ceng.metu.edu.tr

  • Enter the server information, preferred protocol is IMAP. Server name is imap.ceng.metu.edu.tr and Outgoing(SMTP) server name is mailhost.ceng.metu.edu.tr

  • Enter your department user name in both of the boxes for incoming and outgoing mail.

  • Enter a descriptive account name.

  • Click finish to save account.

  • Click cancel if password window opens. We will ensure a secure connection to the server so that your password and mails will not be visible over internet.

  • Use the Edit → Account Settings menu item to open the account settings window.Select Server Settings of the newly created account. From security settings part, choose SSL and leave the port value at the default 993. Also, to be able to delete folders, you should click on Advanced… and disable Server supports folders that contain sub-folders and messages

  • In the Outgoing Server(SMTP) settings part, choose the default SMTP server and click Edit.

  • Select the TLS option from Security and Authentication part, change the port value to 587.

  • You may now enter your passwords and connect to deparment servers securely.
doc/services/email/thunderbird.txt · : 2010/11/05 14:24 Gokdeniz KARADAG