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Configure Exchange: Mozilla Thunderbird

Although University Systems has confirmed that this email client works with Exchange, please be aware that Thunderbird is not a fully supported application. For a list of supported email clients, visit our key features of email clients page.

  1. If using Thunderbird for the first time, the Account Wizard will open automatically when the application starts. If you do not see the Account Wizard, you can access it by choosing New >Account from the File menu.
  2. In the Account Wizard window, select Email account. Click Next.

  3. Inside the Your Name box, enter your name as you would like it to appear. Enter your UVic email address into the Email Address field and click Next.

  4. In the Server Information screen, select IMAP as the type of incoming server to use. Enter in both the Incoming Server and Outgoing Server fields.

  5. In the User Names screen, enter your NetLink ID. Click Next.

  6. In the Account Name screen, enter your account name as you would like it to appear. Click Next.

  7. Review your account information and confirm you have entered the information correctly. Click Finish when done.
  8. Select Account Settings from the Tools menu. Click on Server Settings.  Fill in the settings fields as specified:
  • Incoming (IMAP)
    • "Port" = 993
    • "SSL" = SSL/TLS
    • "Authentication" = Normal password

  • Outgoing (SMTP)
    • "Port" = 465
    • "SSL" = SSL/TLS
    • "Authentication" = Normal password

Thunderbird config

Once finished, click Done to submit these changes.